Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
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.
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.
Dan Grossman got all in against Jerry Heathershaw with pocket sixes, , against the pocket tens of Heathershaw, .
Grossman hit a six on the flop and Heathershaw couldn't catch up. Grossman doubled up.
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 .
The big blind showed and Zeluf showed . The board ran out , and Queen clapped his hands as the river fell giving him the pot.
Zeluf and the big blind were both eliminated.
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 against the of Pleskac. The board ran out 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.
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 .
He was against and .
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.