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RGPS Jamul Casino $575 Main Event
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RGPS Jamul Casino $575 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

Shaun Davis Tops the Leaderboard on Day 1a of the RGPS Jamul Casino Main Event

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Shaun Davis
Shaun Davis

The first of three starting flights played to its completion Friday night at the RunGood Poker Series Jamul Casino $575 Main Event. A total of 129 entries came through San Diego's Jamul Casino poker room to compete in Main Event Day 1a.

From that field, 29 players survived to play on in Sunday's Day 2 flights. The top chip stacks among those players included Shaun Davis (305,000), Joe Canez (186,000), Eric Carranza (170,000) and Brian "Golden Blazer" Frenzel (167,000).

The 129 entries put player contributions at more than half of the $100,000 guarantee, with still two more Day 1 flights left to play.

Notable names bagging chips at the end of the night included Tyson Apostol (71,000), Kris Burchfield (65,000), and Jamie Kerstetter (49,000).

The players that didn't make it through can come back Saturday to play in Day 1b (noon start time) and/or Day 1c (7 p.m. start time). All players that make it through any of the Day 1 fights earn a spot in Day 2.

Day 2 begins Sunday at noon local time, and plays until a champion is determined. An RG All-Stars Ring awaits the eventual champion, as well as the winner's share of a prize pool that appears to be heading well past the $100,000 guarantee.

Follow along with the PokerNews live blog for continuing coverage of the RGPS Jamul Casino $575 Main Event.

Tags: Jamie KerstetterKris BurchfieldRunGood Poker SeriesTyson ApostolShaun Davis

Day 1a End of Day Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 1,500-2,500, 2,500 ante
Shaun Davis us
Shaun Davis
us 305,000 233,000
Joe Canez
Joe Canez
186,000 -14,000
Eric Carranza
Eric Carranza
170,000 170,000
Brian Frenzel us
Brian Frenzel
us 167,000 -33,000
Michael Goodwin
Michael Goodwin
147,000 147,000
Anthony Huntsman us
Anthony Huntsman
us 143,000 143,000
Trevor Foley
Trevor Foley
140,000 140,000
Aaron Lebovitz
Aaron Lebovitz
135,000 135,000
Jessie Casanada
Jessie Casanada
101,500 101,500
Gary Crite us
Gary Crite
us 99,000 25,000
Ali Rahmati
Ali Rahmati
85,000 85,000
Qunicy Collins
Qunicy Collins
84,500 84,500
Brian Nordin us
Brian Nordin
us 82,500 -7,500
Eric Lin
Eric Lin
74,500 74,500
Evan Cantalupo
Evan Cantalupo
72,000 72,000
Tyson Apostol us
Tyson Apostol
us 71,000 1,000
Tom Brown
Tom Brown
65,000
Kris Burchfield us
Kris Burchfield
us 65,000 -21,000
David Leeh
David Leeh
52,500 52,500
Joshua Goldsmith
Joshua Goldsmith
52,000 52,000
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 49,000 -11,000
Suganth Suresh
Suganth Suresh
42,000 -38,000
Shawn Busse us
Shawn Busse
us 38,000 38,000
Matthew Blagg us
Matthew Blagg
us 37,000 3,000
Burton Grant
Burton Grant
35,000 35,000

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Big Chips for the Golden Blazer

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

Brian Frenzel moved up to right around 200,000 chip near the end of Day 1a play.

Frenzel and an opponent got all of the chips in preflop, with Frenzel's ace-king offsuit besting his opponent's ace-queen offsuit. Frenzel appears to be in contention for the Day 1a chip lead as Level 12 winds down.

Brian Frenzel us
Brian Frenzel
us 200,000 126,000

Tags: Brian Frenzel

Brady's Second Bullet Busted

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

Mike Brady exited the field, and told PokerNews the details of his final hand of the night.

Facing an open from the button, Brady shoved for 36,000 with {a-Spades}{q-Spades}, and his opponent made the call with {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

Brady's hand was ahead preflop, but the button player's ace-six suited found a win on the runout.

Tags: Mike Brady

Last Level of Day 1a

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

Day 1a has one more 30-minute level to complete before play wraps up for the night.

Level:
12
Blinds:
1,500/2,500
Ante:
2,500

Kerstetter is a Survivor

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

Facing a hijack open to 5,000, Tyson Apostol flat called from the cutoff. Jamie Kerstetter shoved for 24,900, the original raiser folded, and Apostol went into the tank for a few moments.

Apostol decided on a call, and the cards were turned face up:

Jamie Kerstetter: {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}
Tyson Apostol: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}

Board: {4-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{j-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}

Kerstetter found a pair of fives on the flop, which stayed true through the runout. Apostol asked PokerNews to note that he's a better preflop player than Kerstetter, and both players have chips to maneuver with as the night heads into the final level.

Tyson Apostol us
Tyson Apostol
us 70,000 -4,000
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 60,000 38,000

Tags: Jamie KerstetterTyson Apostol

Canez Corrals Massive Pot

GeoffFisk • Level 11: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Joseph Canez
Joseph Canez

An early-position player opened to 4,000, Brian Nordin called on the button, Joe Canez called in the small blind, and Dan Brooks called in the big blind.

The flop came {10-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Clubs}, and all players except Brooks ended up getting all of the chips in. Nordin had the biggest of the three stacks going to the showdown.

Early Position: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Joe Canez: {a-Spades}{j-Spades}
Brian Nordin: {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Canez, looking for a flush or straight to scoop the pot, found just that. The turn brought the {j-Clubs}, but the river fell {6-Spades} and sent the biggest pot of Day 1a to Canez.

Joe Canez
Joe Canez
200,000
Brian Nordin us
Brian Nordin
us 90,000

Tags: Brian Nordin

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