2021 World Series of Poker 2021 MSPT Venetian
Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2
Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Jovan Sudar Leads 22 Players as RGPS Day 1a Concludes

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Jovan Sudar
Jovan Sudar

Jovan Sudar will end Day 1a of the $575 $100,000 Guaranteed Run Good Poker Series Council Bluffs Main Event with a massive chip lead. Sudar leads a field of 21 other players, including Mason (43,000) and Grant Hinkle (54,000). The 22 players survived from a field of 117 entrants. This was the first of three flights and Day 1b starts Saturday at noon.

Sudar took the chip lead when he opened with aces and two players shoved behind him, one holding deuces, and the other queens. Sudar flopped top set and held to take down a huge pot and eliminate Chris "Pug" Juul. Blair Hinkle, Julie Cornelius, and Emily Larson all hit the rail on Day 1a but are expected to be in the field again tomorrow. Meanwhile, Mike Vanier (179,000), Dave Queen (160,500), and Patrick Watkins (154,500) also bagged.

Vanier jumped out to an early lead and Queen bagged a big stack thanks to a three-way all in where he eliminated two players with ace-king. A full list of the end of day chip counts will be available shortly.

The 22 remaining players will join the survivors or the Day 1b and Day 1c flights on Sunday at noon.

Jovan Sudar us
Jovan Sudar
us 348,500
Mike Vanier us
Mike Vanier
us 179,000
Dave Queen us
Dave Queen
us 160,500
Patrick Watkins US
Patrick Watkins
US 154,500
Grant Hinkle us
Grant Hinkle
us 54,000 -1,000
Mason Hinkle us
Mason Hinkle
us 43,000

Tags: Blair HinkleDave QueenEmily LarsonGrant HinkleJovan SudarJulie CorneliusMike Vanier

Full End of Day 1a Chip Counts

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Jovan Sudar us
Jovan Sudar
us 348,500
Eric Kyle US
Eric Kyle
US 214,000 -21,000
Cody Collins US
Cody Collins
US 203,000
Matthew Stein us
Matthew Stein
us 186,500
Mike Vanier us
Mike Vanier
us 179,000
Dave Queen us
Dave Queen
us 160,500
Patrick Watkins US
Patrick Watkins
US 154,500
Dan Grossman us
Dan Grossman
us 116,500 38,500
Daniel Thomas us
Daniel Thomas
us 108,500
Kevin Berthelsen us
Kevin Berthelsen
us 90,500 -30,500
Joseph Walters us
Joseph Walters
us 77,500
James Mullin us
James Mullin
us 69,000
Jerry Heathershaw US
Jerry Heathershaw
US 58,500 -10,500
Vinh Nguyen us
Vinh Nguyen
us 56,500
Scott Buller us
Scott Buller
us 55,000
Grant Hinkle us
Grant Hinkle
us 55,000 1,000
Scott Allacher us
Scott Allacher
us 51,500
Jim Indiver US
Jim Indiver
US 44,500
Mason Hinkle us
Mason Hinkle
us 43,000
JR Reiss us
JR Reiss
us 37,500
Steve Huegerich US
Steve Huegerich
US 33,500

Jovan Sudar Wins Huge Pot to Take Chip Lead Late in Day 1a

Brentharrington • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

According to Chris "Pug" Juul, Jovan Sudar opened to 7,000 before another player shoved and Juul reshoved. Sudar called instantly with pocket aces.

Juul had queens and the third player had deuces.

Both Juul and Sudar hit a set on the flop and Sudar held on to win a 350,000 pot and stack close to 400,000 chips with only a few minutes left in Day 1a.

Jovan Sudar us
Jovan Sudar
us 386,000
Chris Juul
Chris Juul
Busted

Tags: Jovan SudarChris Juul

Level:
12
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000

Dave Queen Hits the River

Brentharrington • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Sarah Zeluf shoved from middle position for 20,500 and Dave Queen was in the small blind and called.

The player in the big blind took a moment then shoved all in for roughly about 90,000 and Queen snap called with {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}.

The big blind showed {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Zeluf showed {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}, and Queen clapped his hands as the river fell giving him the pot.

Zeluf and the big blind were both eliminated.

Dave Queen us
Dave Queen
us 200,000

Tags: Sarah ZelufDave Queen

Level:
11
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000

Sarah Zeluf and Tony Pleskac Chop?

Brentharrington • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Sarah Zeluf shoved all in from middle position for 23,500 and Tony Pleskac called in position. The remaining players folded and the two were heads up with Zeluf at risk.

She had {a-}{10-} against the {a-}{q-} of Pleskac. The board ran out {k-}{8-}{8-}{8-}{x-} and the dealer awarded the pot to Pleskac. Another player at the table corrected the dealer and then the table began to discuss and recreate the board to figure out whether it was, in fact, a chop.

While the table was discussing this, Zeluf was walking out to her car. Someone ran after her to let her know that she had chopped and by the time she was back at the table, her 26,000 chips were waiting for her.

Tony Pleskac
Tony Pleskac
45,000
Sarah Zeluf us
Sarah Zeluf
us 26,000

Tags: Tony PleskacSarah Zeluf

Kyle McKinney Wins Three-Way All In, Knocks Out Two

Brentharrington • Level 10: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Kyle McKinney three-bet over a 4,100 open by Kevin Berthelsen, making it 15,500. The next player to act shoved all in and another player called for less.

Now Berthelsen was in the hot seat, and after a moment decided to fold. McKinney, who said his name was "The Donk", called the remaining all in before Berthelsen's cards hit the muck and showed {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}.

He was against {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds} and {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}.

The board brought no help for either opponent and "The Donk" scooped the pot and put himself among the biggest stacks with a little more than an hour to play in day 1a.

Kyle McKinney US
Kyle McKinney
US 132,000

Tags: Kyle McKinneyKevin Berthelsen