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Rick Kalgstein Bags Lead on Day 1b of $560 Deeper Stack

Chad_Holloway • Level 14: 2,000-3,000, 3,000 ante
Rick Kalgstein

The 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series continued on Tuesday with the $560 Deeper Stack NLH.

On Monday’s Day 1a, 124 runners took to the felt and only 25 survived the flight. Leading the pack with a stack of 778,000 was Pierrot Massenat, followed by Johann Tiemann (510,000) and Ricardo Eyzaguirre (433,000). Others to bag and tag were Erik Christensen (257,000), Ofer Peleg (219,000), Elliott Zaydman (123,000), Derrick Rose (91,000), and Ariel Quintana (47,000).

On Tuesday, another 179 entrants took to the felt to bring the number up to 303 entries, though that could go up as late registration is open until the start of play on Day 2. After 14 levels of play 39 bagged and tagged with Rick Kalgstein and his stack of 502,000 out in front.

Top 10 Day 1a/1b Chip Counts

1Pierrot Massenat778,000
2Johann Tiemann510,000
3Rick Kalgstein,502,000
4Timothy “TK” Miles482,000
5Matthew Zarcadoolas439,000
6Matt Bretzfield398,000
7Yraoslav Nakonechnyy397,000
8Zachary Hammons382,000
9Matt Riza378,000
10Dimitry Agrachov285,000

Kalgstein won a monster 300k+ pot in the last level of the night when Steven Bennett got his stack all in holding ace-king only to have Kalgstein roll over pocket aces. Bennett turned a king but failed to catch another on the river.

Others to advance to Day 2 were Irwin Cohen (196,000), Jose Reyes (185,000), Willie Wiggins (165,000), Jake Schwartz (163,000), Nick Yunis (152,000), and Philip Consolo (137,000).

Among those to fire the opening flights but fail to survive were 2015 World Series of Poker Ladies Event champ Jaquelyn Scott, 2015 Seminole Hard Rock Player of the Year Ory Hen, Alfredo Fernandez, Hany Ayoub, Jason Young, Vivo Loubaton, Claire Chiang, and Terry Siele.

PokerNews coverage of the 2019 Seminole Hard Rock May Deep Stack Poker Series will continue Wednesday with updates from the Day 2 of the $560 buy-in The Deeper Stack.

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