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Fisch and Weinhold Take Joint Chip Lead After Day 1b of the Main Event

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Rich Weinhold
Rich Weinhold

Flight B in Day 1b of Event 11: $3,300 Main Event is in the books drawing a large field of 180 entrants. When the dust settled after over 13 hours of play, 50 players remained with chips.

Jordan Fisch and Rich Weinhold ended the day as joint chip leaders as they both coincidentally finished with exactly 398,000. Weinhold was spotted late in the day with a big stack. He gained a good amount of chips when his opponent called his river raise after he had rivered kings full. Fisch’s rise in chips was spotted even later as it was almost at the end of the final level when his large stack became apparent.

Rounding out the top five stacks, all clustered close together in chips, to end the day were Phil Vera (360,000), who took a significant amount from Stephen Song late in the day, Laura Moore (360,000) who is continuing her hot week and who won a number of big hands in the last few levels and Jeff Esterling (354,500).

A few more notable players to survive the Flight include; Christian Harder with 278,500, Nicholas Pham who finished with 233,000, and Adam Hendrix who tallied 199,500 chips.

Despite the large number of entries, Flight B was a slightly more tepid affair than Flight A as many chip stacks remained static, a fewer % of the players were eliminated and many stacks in the final couple of levels were very close, with nobody really pulling away with a lead.

The 50 who survived the day will join the 27 survivors from Flight A as well as the small few who will make it through Flight C, which will wrap up tomorrow. All will converge to compete in an exciting Day 2, which will begin at 3 p.m. local time.

PokerNews will pick up coverage at the end of Flight C tomorrow and cover Day 2 wire to wire.

Tags: Adam HendrixChristian HarderJordan FischLaura MooreNicholas PhamPhil VeraRich WeinholdStephen Song

Flight C Status

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament clock shows that Flight C has 50 entries so far with registration nearly over with only a few minutes remaining in level 8. The small number of players will play one more play level before finishing for tonight and returning for levels 10-13 tomorrow at 11 a.m.

Pokernews coverage will resume toward the end of Flight C tomorrow for chip counts at the end of the flight before Day 2 kicks off in full at 3 p.m.

End of Flight B Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Jordan Fisch us
Jordan Fisch
us 398,000 398,000
Rich Weinhold US
Rich Weinhold
US 398,000 73,000
Phil Vera us
Phil Vera
us 360,000 10,000
Laura Moore us
Laura Moore
us 360,000 50,000
Jeff Esterling us
Jeff Esterling
us 354,500 -15,500
Anthony Williams us
Anthony Williams
us 305,000 60,000
Matt Ezrol us
Matt Ezrol
us 281,500 281,500
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 278,500 18,500
Matthew Marafioti US
Matthew Marafioti
US 262,500 262,500
Matt Sesso US
Matt Sesso
US 261,500 -78,500
Ryan Freeman us
Ryan Freeman
us 245,000 245,000
James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 234,500 234,500
Nicholas Pham us
Nicholas Pham
us 233,000 128,000
Daniel Lee us
Daniel Lee
us 226,000 226,000
Aziz Qarghah US
Aziz Qarghah
US 215,500 215,500
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 199,500 199,500
Rajasekar Govindan us
Rajasekar Govindan
us 196,500 196,500
Christrian Risco US
Christrian Risco
US 185,000 185,000
Christopher Caruso us
Christopher Caruso
us 181,500 181,500
Farid Jattin US
Farid Jattin
US 180,000 180,000
James McPherson us
James McPherson
us 174,500 174,500
Paul Chang us
Paul Chang
us 174,000 -41,000
John Kostelac us
John Kostelac
us 172,000 172,000
Yaser Al-Keliddar us
Yaser Al-Keliddar
us 165,000 15,000
Farhad Jassor US
Farhad Jassor
US 163,000 163,000

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Three More Hands

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The floor has announced three more hands before the night of play is complete.

Full chip counts will be posted momentarily once play is complete and the counts are complied.

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Chad_Holloway • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Oddschecker US
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Al-Keliddar Cuts Down Burakgazi

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Mehmet Burakgazi
Mehmet Burakgazi

In a preflop all in Yaser Al-Keliddar held pocket tens against {a-}{j-} of Mehmet Burakgazi.

The board would stay safe for the tens even though a Broadway draw was picked up for the ace-jack on the flop.

Yaser Al-Keliddar us
Yaser Al-Keliddar
us 150,000 -60,000
Mehmet Burakgazi US
Mehmet Burakgazi
US Busted

Tags: Mehmet Burakgazi

Play Slows Down

jeffmcmillan • Level 13: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The rate of eliminations has slowed down in the last couple of levels.

Approximately 33% of the starting field remains with under a level to play.

By comparison, only 23% of the Flight A starting field survived until the end of the day.