2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$600 Main Event
$600 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Brett Gordon Leads as 55 Advance From Day 1a of Run It Up Reno IX Main Event

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Brett Gordon
Brett Gordon

Day 1a of the $300,000 guaranteed, Run It Up Reno IX $600 Main Event saw 340 entrants converge on the Peppermill Reno, all hoping to make it through to Day 2. When the smoke cleared with 26:43 left in Level 15, just 55 players were left bagging up and guaranteeing themselves a cash with Brett Gordon and his 455,000 chip stack leading the way.

"I was trying to stay under the radar," Gordon said about his day. "I got very lucky and just kept getting great hands and people never believed me!" Even a little trouble at the beginning of the flight wouldn't deter Gordon's march to the top stack, as he said, "I had 20,000 at first break at my shortest point. After the break I made a flush and got an effective double and it was smooth from there."

Four-time WSOP bracelet winner and two-time Run It Up Reno Main Event champ Loren Klein (172,000) headlines a strong group of notable players advancing to Day 2, with Matt Stout (296,000), Ronnie Bardah (293,000), Vanessa Kade (234,000) and Andy Camou (76,000) all advancing as well.

Popular poker vloggers Andrew Neeme and Brad Owen both failed to make it through the day, and Run It Up Ambassador Arlie Shaban also failed to progress. Brittney Barnes couldn't win a flip to fall two spots shy of the money, and others to finish short of a bag include Matthew Moreno, Jon Turner, and Vincent Newland.

Day 1b will kick off tomorrow at Noon local time. The schedule will be the same for players looking to progress to Sunday's Day 2, with 30,000 in starting chips, 40-minute levels, and the field playing down to 16% before bagging and tagging for the evening. Who will join the 55 players from tonight in search of a Run It Up Reno Main Event trophy? Stay tuned tomorrow to PokerNews for all the action and updates.

Tags: Andrew NeemeAndy CamouBrett GordonBrittney BarnesJon TurnerLoren KleinMatt StoutRonnie BardahVanessa KadeVincent Newland

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Brett Gordon us
Brett Gordon
us 455,000 455,000
Bohao Zhu us
Bohao Zhu
us 391,000 391,000
Daoud Majid us
Daoud Majid
us 378,000 -27,000
Daniel Sisemore US
Daniel Sisemore
US 371,000 336,000
Max Young us
Max Young
us 337,000 17,000
Chance Gir US
Chance Gir
US 328,000 -17,000
Dan Healey us
Dan Healey
us 304,000 -6,000
Jon Swift us
Jon Swift
us 302,000 224,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 296,000 -29,000
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 293,000 -7,000
Jessica Plusko us
Jessica Plusko
us 286,000 56,000
Christopher Choy US
Christopher Choy
US 277,000
Aaron Knapp us
Aaron Knapp
us 267,000 43,000
Chris Horter us
Chris Horter
us 264,000 24,000
Colton Blomberg us
Colton Blomberg
us 257,000
Kyle Anderson us
Kyle Anderson
us 254,000 124,000
Jerry Mouawad us
Jerry Mouawad
us 251,000 -114,000
Joe Nrindle US
Joe Nrindle
US 244,000
Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 234,000 74,000
Christian Calcano us
Christian Calcano
us 227,000
Josh Morrow us
Josh Morrow
us 226,000
Zach Savage us
Zach Savage
us 223,000
Alon Eldar il
Alon Eldar
il 215,000 45,000
Nayef Salem us
Nayef Salem
us 214,000 4,000
Vito Distefano us
Vito Distefano
us 203,000

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Play Ends For The Day

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

With the elimination of Tayler Riley, the remaining 55 players are bagging and tagging for the evening. Stay tuned for notable chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Bubble Time

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

With 56 players remaining, one more player must be eliminated to end play tonight. Stay tuned as we await the fate of the bubble boy or girl.

Barnes Bubbles the Bubble

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Brittney Barnes
Brittney Barnes

Brittney Barnes jammed for 110,000 from the hijack, and Max Young three-bet shoved for 200,000 in the small blind, chasing out the big blind.

Brittney Barnes: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}
Max Young: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

Young found an ace on the {a-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop, and made two pair on the {k-Diamonds} turn. Barnes needed a nine to survive, but the {7-Clubs} river sent her home two spots shy of a Day 2 bag.

Max Young us
Max Young
us 320,000 200,000
Brittney Barnes us
Brittney Barnes
us Busted

Tags: Brittney BarnesMax Young


Gir Hits Quad Kings

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

A massive pot was already in the middle between Chance Gir and Chris Horter, with {7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs} on the board.

Gir bet 50,000 from the hijack, and Horter tanked for a bit before folding. Gir showed the table {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for quad kings, and moved up to 345,000 chips.

Chance Gir US
Chance Gir
US 345,000 15,000
Chris Horter us
Chris Horter
us 240,000 240,000

Tags: Chance GirChris Horter

Eldar Uses the "Hendon Mob" Gambit

BrandonTemple • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Alon Eldar
Alon Eldar

Alon Eldar raised to 10,000 from the cutoff, and the button three-bet to 35,000.

"How much money do you have on your Hendon Mob?" Eldar asked the button, to the amusement of the table. He wasn't given an answer, but Eldar four-bet hammed for 135,000 nonetheless.

The button folded and Eldar flashed {k-}{k-} before raking in the pot.

Alon Eldar il
Alon Eldar
il 170,000 25,000

Tags: Alon Eldar

A Pair of Hands Featuring Loren Klein

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Loren Klein got involved in back-to-back hands, with the money bubble approaching.

The first saw Klein open to 9,000 from under the gun, and Chance Gir call from the hijack. The flop came {7-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, and Klein check-folded to an 11,000 bet from Gir.

The following hand saw Travis Cochran raise to 9,000 from the small blind, and Klein call from the big blind. Both players then checked the {7-Spades}{a-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop.

Cochran bet 7,000 on the {k-Diamonds} turn, and Klein called. The river came {j-Hearts}, Cochran bet 12,000, and Klein called.

Cochran showed {q-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, while Klein turned over {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts} for two pair.

Chance Gir US
Chance Gir
US 330,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 152,000 6,000
Travis Cochran us
Travis Cochran
us 100,000 40,000

Tags: Chance GirLoren KleinTravis Cochran