2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$675 Main Event
$675 Main Event
Day 1bc Completed

Matt Waxman Holds Overall Chip Lead Headed Into Day 2 of RGPS "Game 7" Hard Rock Tulsa

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Matt Waxman
Matt Waxman

It was a busy day at the RunGood Poker Series (RGPS) “Game 7” stop at the Hard Rock Tulsa. The $675 Main Event attracted 130 entries in Flight B and an additional 131 on Flight C. Along with Flight A’s 111 runners it brought the total field up to 372 entries, which means a $223,200 prize pool is on tap. Exact payouts will be released before the start of play on Day 2, which will see 70 players return to action (18 from 1a; 22 from 1b; 30 from 1c)

Day 1b saw 22 players bag with World Series of Poker bracelet winner Matt Waxman and his stack of 341,500 leading the pack. That is a good deal ahead of Day 1a chip leader Justin Gardenhire, who made it through with 289,000. Meanwhile, 30 players advanced from Flight C with Jason Smith and his stack of 245,500 out in front.

Others to survive Saturday’s flights were Bernard Lee (261,000), RGPS Game 7 Downstream champ Greg Jennings (172,500), RGPS Hard Rock Tulsa Deepstack champ Daniel Lowery (162,000), Cash Carpenter (115,500), Grant Hinkle (115,000), Mark Lafata (101,000), “Boston” Rob Mariano (97,000) Brent Harrington (55,000), and vlogger Johnnie Moreno (32,500).

Among those to fall on Saturday were Sandra Main, Barbara Sargent, Will Berry, Papa Karn, Roger Eggers, Ryan Bevenue, Chris Conrad, Don Hitt, Danny Griffith, Jamie Strickland, Mark Burgess, Sarah Renko, and Ira Lampley.

PokerNews will continue its coverage of the $675 Main Event at noon local time on Sunday. The field will play down to a winner and we’ll be there every step of the way, so be sure to join us then.

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End-of-Day 1bc Chip Counts (full)

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 341,500
Bernard Lee us
Bernard Lee
us 261,000
Jason Smith us
Jason Smith
us 245,500 245,500
AJ Surritte US
AJ Surritte
US 211,500 171,500
Eric Bunch us
Eric Bunch
us 182,500
Benjy Lampert us
Benjy Lampert
us 179,900
Jesse Jones us
Jesse Jones
us 177,500
Greg Jennings us
Greg Jennings
us 172,500
Daniel Lowery us
Daniel Lowery
us 162,500
Matt Ellis us
Matt Ellis
us 143,500 43,500
John Heckenkamp US
John Heckenkamp
US 134,500 114,500
Brant Jolly us
Brant Jolly
us 123,500
Cash Carpenter us
Cash Carpenter
us 115,500
James Jewell us
James Jewell
us 115,000
Grant Hinkle us
Grant Hinkle
us 111,500 56,500
Patrick Dorothy us
Patrick Dorothy
us 107,500 7,500
Mark Lafata us
Mark Lafata
us 101,000
Rob Mariano us
Rob Mariano
us 97,000 35,000
Trevor Lewis US
Trevor Lewis
US 94,000 94,000
David Ramsey US
David Ramsey
US 94,000
Nick Koliastasis US
Nick Koliastasis
US 92,500 92,500
John McMahon US
John McMahon
US 91,000 91,000
Kolby Mills US
Kolby Mills
US 90,500
Ted Forshey us
Ted Forshey
us 83,500
Rodney Spriggs us
Rodney Spriggs
us 83,500 13,500

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Four More Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging on Day 1c. Stay tuned for a list of chip counts as well as a short recap of Saturday's action.

Surritte Wakes Up with the Granddaddy of All Hands

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante

The player in the hijack open-jammed for approximately 35,000 and action folded to AJ Surritte, who called off for 18,400 from the big blind.

AJ Surritte: {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}
Hijack: {j-Spades}{8-Spades}

Surritte woke up with the best hand in poker, but the {6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop made things interesting by giving his opponent both a pair and flush draw. The {a-Hearts} turn improved Surritte to a set and he shipped the double after the {9-Diamonds} was run out on the river.

AJ Surritte US
AJ Surritte
US 40,000 21,600

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Keathley Flops the Goods

Chad_Holloway • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Tiffany Keathley
Tiffany Keathley

The player in the hijack raised to 4,000 and Thomas ross called from the cutoff before Tiffany Keathley three-bet to 12,000 from the button. Both blinds folded, the hijack called, and Ross got out of the way before the flop came down {8-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

Action went check-check and the dealer burned and turned the {9-Diamonds}. The hijack check-called a bet of 7,000 and then checked for the third time on the {2-Diamonds} river.

Keathley bet again, this time 13,000, and the hijack called with the {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}. It was no good though as Keathley had flopped trips with her {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}.

Tiffany Keathley us
Tiffany Keathley
us 140,000 60,000

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Bogdanovezc Binks a Double

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

The player in the cutoff raised to 5,000 only to have Brent Bogdanovezc three-bet all in for 18,200 from the button. Both blinds folded and the original raiser made the call.

Brent Bogdanovezc: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}
Cutoff: {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

Bogdanovezc was ahead and maintained it when he paired his jack on the {j-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} flop. The {9-Spades} turn gave his opponent more outs, but the {q-Diamonds} river was a safe card to give Bogdanovezc a double in the penultimate level of the night.

Brent Bogdanovezc US
Brent Bogdanovezc
US 40,000

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Ellis Gets River Value from Bennett

Chad_Holloway • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Ellis
Matt Ellis

Aaron Mitchell limped the button and Jon Bennett responded by raising to 10,000 from the small blind. Matt Ellis called out of the big, Mitchell folded, and it was a blind-on-blind battle headed to the {3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop.

Both players checked and did the same on the {k-Spades} turn.

When the {6-Hearts} completed the board on the river, Bennett checked for the third time and Ellis bet 14,000.

Bennett called only to muck when Ellis rolled over the {k-Hearts}{q-Spades} for top pair.

Matt Ellis us
Matt Ellis
us 100,000 65,000
Jon Bennett us
Jon Bennett
us 45,000 -55,000

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