2022 888poker XL Winter Series
$600 Main Event
$600 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Newland Leads as 68 Bag Up on Day 1b of the $600 Main Event at Run It Up Reno IX

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

Day 1b of the $300,000 Guaranteed, $600 Main Event at Run It Up Reno IX saw a cool 420 entrants hit the felt, all in search of a Day 2 bag. Vincent Newland held over 700,000 in chips at one point before settling for a Day 1b chip leading bag of 582,000, well ahead of Day 1a chip leader Brett Gordon and his 455,000 chip stack.

Newland's day started off strong, as he picked off a bluff in Level 7 (400/800/800) to begin his reign near or on top of the chip counts, and Newland would stay there for most of the rest of the day. He was able to send Ricky "ratedGTO" Guan home just a few spots shy of a cash, but dropped down from his peak shortly after the knockout before bagging up for the evening.

Other stacks of significance to make it through to Day 2 from today's flight include Jeff Newman (547,000), Jesse Sylvia (475,000), Jamie Kerstetter (188,000), Garry Gates (181,000), and WSOP Bracelet winners Jeremy Pekarek (377,000), Alex Epstein (307,000) and Kevin Gerhart (185,000),

Defending Run It Up Reno Main Event champ Dan O'Brien was unable to advance, falling an hour short of the end of the day. Joining him on the rail were poker vloggers Jaman Burton and Johnnie Moreno, two-time Run It Up Reno IX Final Tablist Lucas Hill, Run It Up Reno IX Thursday Thrilla champ Ashley Sleeth, and Katie Lindsay.

The 760 total entrants mark the largest ever Main Event in Run It Up Reno history, besting the previous largest Main Event by 100 entrants. All 123 players are guaranteed a four-figure payday, as 123rd will pay $1,000. Players able to make it to Monday's final table of nine will be guaranteed $6,750, and the eventual champion will walk away with $66,000 and the beautiful Run It Up Reno trophy. You can find full payout information in the "Payouts" tab above.

Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews tomorrow for live updates of all the action, and be sure to tune in to the Run It Up Twitch stream starting at 3 p.m. to watch all the action on a dynamic delay. Play will begin with 26:43 left in Level 15 (3,000/5,000/5,000) and play will continue until the final table of nine is reached.

Tags: Alex EpsteinAshley SleethBrett GordonGarry GatesJamie KerstetterJeff NewmanJeremy PekarekJesse SylviaJohnnie MorenoKatie LindsayKevin GerhartLucas HillVincent Newland

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Vincent Newland us
Vincent Newland
us 583,000 -127,000
Jeff Newman us
Jeff Newman
us 547,000 547,000
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
us 475,000 75,000
Alan Burgess us
Alan Burgess
us 436,000 196,000
Alex Laventhal US
Alex Laventhal
US 390,000
Jeremy Pekarek us
Jeremy Pekarek
us 377,000 127,000
Andrew Smith us
Andrew Smith
us 358,000
Khoa Tran us
Khoa Tran
us 340,000 340,000
David Myers us
David Myers
us 338,000 338,000
Zhang Hong US
Zhang Hong
US 329,000
Joseph Crowley us
Joseph Crowley
us 311,000 55,000
Alan Mastic us
Alan Mastic
us 309,000 52,000
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
us 307,000 57,000
Albert Ng us
Albert Ng
us 306,000 156,000
Sarah Sherman us
Sarah Sherman
us 300,000 220,000
John Brewster us
John Brewster
us 289,000 -13,000
DJ Fenton us
DJ Fenton
us 275,000 115,000
Al Sanchez us
Al Sanchez
us 255,000
Sharon Sanchez US
Sharon Sanchez
US 253,000
Matthew Gallagher US
Matthew Gallagher
US 251,000 -144,000
Dannah Kamp us
Dannah Kamp
us 236,000 -89,000
Tony Maltese US
Tony Maltese
US 225,000
John Miner us
John Miner
us 211,000
Debbie Senesky US
Debbie Senesky
US 193,000 193,000
Daniel Hughes us
Daniel Hughes
us 191,000

Read full

Bubble Bursts; Play Ends For the Evening

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

The final 68 players are bagging and tagging for the night, with the entire field now in the money. Stay tuned for chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Gates Gets Aggressive on the Bubble

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

Facing an open raise to 12,000 on his direct right, Garry Gates went all in for 159,000 on the money bubble. His opponent had roughly an equal stack to Gates, and went deep into the tank contemplating the decision.

After a couple of minutes, Gates' opponent folded, eventually showing {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}. Gates, in turn, showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}.

Garry Gates us
Garry Gates
us 184,000 24,000

Tags: Garry Gates

Be Sure to Check Out OddsChecker US

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

If you're enjoying PokerNews live updates from this event, be sure to check out our sister site Oddschecker US, an all-inclusive sports betting portal offering odds, tips and offers from sports including football, basketball, baseball, hockey, and soccer.

Betting Highlights

  • Football: We've got all the best prices to take you from preseason to the Super Bowl. We've also got great picks and detailed analysis.
  • Basketball: NBA or college, whatever you like to bet we've got up-to-date lines, futures and a host of great picks.
  • Baseball: Nothing tells you that summer is near like baseball season beginning to hear up. America's pastime really is one of the best ways to enjoy the season.
  • Hockey: We've got the latest picks and the very best odds on the market.
  • Soccer: Oddschecker was founded in the UK so football, sorry, soccer, is in our blood. We've got you covered for the best action in the Premier League, La Liga, Champions League and our very own MLS.

Who we are

Launched in the UK in 1999, Oddschecker is now the leading odds comparison site, and a betting destination enjoyed by millions of users around the world. As a trusted betting affiliate we only partner with the best and most trusted brands in the industry and support real-time price updates, offers and promotions. We give you, the user, the power and control to find the best bet for you. And, don’t forget, our site is 100% free to use. We don’t take a cent from you. We simply ensure you get the opportunity to place the right bet at the best value.

What we offer

  • Sports Betting Odds: Real-time prices from all the top bookmakers. If a sportsbook has odds on an event, you’re likely to find them here. We've got every sport under the sun covered!
  • Betting Offers: All the best promotions, including great sign-up offers for new customers, and exciting promotions open to all punters.
  • Betting Tips: We help you pick winners by providing expert picks and previews from those in the know. Make sure you're always on the front foot with your betting and take advantage of our insights and stats.

Click here to check out Oddschecker US!

Newland Busts "ratedGTO"

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

Vincent Newland, who is currently lapping the field with a monster chip stack, had Ricky Guan at risk for his last 44,000 preflop.

Ricky Guan: {j-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Vincent Newland: {a-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The {10-Spades}{a-Spades}{8-Spades} flop had a little something for both players, as Guan had jacks and a flush draw, while Newland took the lead with aces-up. Guan picked up a gutshot on the {7-Hearts} turn, but the {2-Diamonds} river bricked off and left Guan a few spots shy of a Day 2 bag.

Vincent Newland us
Vincent Newland
us 710,000 180,000
Ricky Guan us
Ricky Guan
us Busted

Tags: Ricky GuanVincent Newland


Hoffman Spins Up

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

An under-the-gun player open raised, and Jed Hoffman three-bet all in for his last 48,000. The opponent called.

Jed Hoffman: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}

Board: {6-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

Hoffman's hand hit the board hard, improving to trip kings by the river. He's back over the 100k mark as Level 14 plays on.

Jed Hoffman us
Jed Hoffman
us 106,000 -34,000

Tags: Jed Hoffman