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

Day 1b of the RGPS Council Bluffs Main Event is in the Books

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

Blair Hinkle finished Day 1b of the RGPS Council Bluffs Main Event ahead of 39 players and will now have the night off before returning for Day 2 at noon Sunday.

Hinkle, who bricked Day 1a, bagged the lead thanks in part to a 100,000 pot where he flopped top two against a flush draw. Early in the day, Hinkle changed tables with about 12,000 and hit two sets in a row to build up to 60,000 and never looked back — finishing with 243,000.

Shane Fuller (236,500), Cody Bartlett (212,000), and Michael Childers (200,000) all broke the 200,000 mark but still find themselves well behind Day 1a chip leader Jovan Sudar, who bagged 348,500.

Emily Larson, Mark Barrientos, and Jeff Bryan all hit the rail in Day 1b.

The remaining players will return for Day 2 at noon on Sunday. The players who didn't find a bag yet will have one more chance tonight at 7 p.m. in the 1c flight.

Blair Hinkle us
Blair Hinkle
us 243,500 232,500
Shane Fuller us
Shane Fuller
us 236,500 236,500
Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 212,000 7,000
Michael Childers us
Michael Childers
us 200,000 200,000

Tags: Blair HinkleCody BartlettEmily LarsonJeff BryanJovan SudarMark BarrientosRay HensonRGPSShane Fuller

Five More Hands

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

Day 1b is almost ready to bag and the players have five more hands before they bag.

Bartlett Breaks 200,000

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

Blair Hinkle opened from middle position and the player on the button called. Cody Bartlett called from the small blind and the flop came {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}.

The action checked to the player on the button and he bet 10,000. Bartlett eyed his remaining stack and then make it 35,000. Hinkle and the button both folded and Bartlett took down the pot to break 200,000.

Cody Bartlett us
Cody Bartlett
us 205,000 137,000

Tags: Blair HinkleCody Bartlett

Henson Sends One Home

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

Run Good Ambassador Ray Henson opened to 5,000 and a player in late position shoved for about 12,500. Henson called showing {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs} and was ahead of the {j-Spades}{2-Diamonds} of his opponent.

Henson held to win the pot and send his opponent to the rail.

Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 70,000 39,000

Tags: Ray Henson

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

Rife With Chips

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

Ray Rife is over 200,000. He says he could be described as a part-time poker player.

"I do a little of this, a little of that."

He thought for a moment when asked who he'd like to play with if he wins the Poker After Dark seat and eventually settled on Shaun Deeb.

He was the first person to say that. A lot of players have said Phil Hellmuth and Daniel Negreanu. Some have said Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan, and one player answered Jennifer Tilly.

Ray Rife us
Ray Rife
us 202,000 202,000

Tags: Poker After DarkRay RifeShaun Deeb

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

Bryan Firing Again

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

Jeff Bryan took a shot in the Day 1a flight and is back at it today with three levels left in play.

Bryan has spent 35 years working for a construction equipment company and is the Sales and Operations Manager. He's got five kids and eight grandkids and has been married for 18 years.

He plays the WSOP every year and has $746,444 in career winnings and says he's played with several players during the summer, but never with Phil Hellmuth. He says that Hellmuth would be his first pick to play with if he wins the PAD seat.

Jeff Bryan us
Jeff Bryan
us 36,000 36,000

Tags: Jeff BryanPhil Hellmuth