$600 Main Event
Days:
1a1b1c2

Highlights

Highlights

$600 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Canadian Steven Filipovic Bags Monster Stack on Day 1b of Summer Slam 2018 Main Event

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Steven Filipovic
Steven Filipovic

One man sat heaps above the rest of the field after 15 levels of play on Day 1c of the $200,000 guaranteed Summer Slam 2018 Main Event. Just 34 survived the day with Canada's Steven Filipovic bagging a monstrous stack to end the night at the top of the leaderboard.

Day 1c drew a total of 160 entries bringing the overall total to 263. The prize pool currently sits at $140,310 with Day 1c left to play. Through the first two qualifying flight 49 hopefuls have secured a seat on Day 2.

Filipovic was already among the leaders when the pot of the tournament played out. The action was picked up on the flop with about 40,000 already in the middle and a board reading {7-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Andy Spears bet 18,000 from middle position and Filipovic flatted on the cutoff. The under the gun player check-raised to 37,000 only to see Spears three-bet jam for 166,000. Filipovic then four-bet jammed for 174,000 and the original raiser snap-called to put both players at risk.

Spears had a pair of tens with the {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}, Filipovic tabled the {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a flopped set and their opponent turned over the {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}. Filipovic improved to a full house when the {10-Hearts} hit the turn and {4-Clubs} bricked out on the river. Filipovic dragged the gigantic pot sending Spears to the rail.

The pot gave Filipovic over 540,000 and he was even able to add to it through the final couple of levels to bag 666,500. Defending champion, Blake Napierala, is also in the hunt with a top stack carrying 234,000 forward to Day 2. Ed Lam (394,500), Patrick Tighe (306,000), Robert Wilson (239,000), and Jim Pifer (236,500) round out the top five.

Payman Azizoghli was also the benefactor of sick hand early on in the day that propelled him to the top of the counts. Azizoghli got it in preflop with pocket queens and was up against pocket aces, jacks, and tens. Azizoghli had all three opponents covered and spiked a queen on the river to scoop the whole pot.

Sadly, Azizoghli would lose his stack shortly after dinner and joined the likes of Jason James, Greg Miller, Alex Visbisky, Chris Gras, Summer Slam Event #5 champion Shannon Farrell, Ken Wasik, Mike Curtiss, Kurt Boutelle, and Summer Slam 2018 Event #2 Champ Rob Bourkney on the rail.

Anyone that has yet to fire a bullet, has missed the target on all their shots so far, or would like the chance to improve their Day 2 stack, may fire on the final qualifying flight on Saturday. Day 1c gets underway at 11 a.m with another 15 levels on the agenda.

Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage throughout the event.

Tags: Alex VisbiskyAndy SpearsBlake NapieralaChris GrasGreg MillerJason JamesJim PiferKen WasikMike CurtissPatrick TighePayman AzizoghliRob BourkneyRobert WilsonSteven Filipovic

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante
Steven Filipovic ca
Steven Filipovic
ca 666,500 121,500
Ed Lam US
Ed Lam
US 394,500 64,500
Patrick Tighe us
Patrick Tighe
us 306,000 54,000
Robert Wilson us
Robert Wilson
us 239,000 -100
Jim Pifer us
Jim Pifer
us 236,500 236,500
Blake Napierala us
Blake Napierala
us 234,000 17,000
Maduka Duraya CA
Maduka Duraya
CA 207,000
Nick Walker us
Nick Walker
us 164,500 68,500
Joseph Elia us
Joseph Elia
us 159,500 63,500
Joseph Palumbo us
Joseph Palumbo
us 146,500
Jordan Sgroi US
Jordan Sgroi
US 137,000 17,000
Sahar Khajavi ca
Sahar Khajavi
ca 136,000 13,000
Peter Raimondi ca
Peter Raimondi
ca 136,000 -39,000
Andrew Mosey
Andrew Mosey
124,500
Kevin Zeidler CA
Kevin Zeidler
CA 120,500 -147,500
Dave Grana us
Dave Grana
us 108,500 5,500
Ronkarar Stewart
Ronkarar Stewart
97,500
Newton Graziano us
Newton Graziano
us 92,500
Carol Leonardi us
Carol Leonardi
us 82,500 -17,500
Budwey Salhab us
Budwey Salhab
us 82,500 -70,500
Andy Fitting us
Andy Fitting
us 78,500 44,500
Daniel Frederick us
Daniel Frederick
us 78,000
Victor Adams ca
Victor Adams
ca 77,000
Al Pawlikowoski US
Al Pawlikowoski
US 76,500
Robert Wideman US
Robert Wideman
US 76,000

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Three More Hands

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

The clock has been paused and each table will play three more hands before the remaining players bag for the night.

Final Level of the Night

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 400 ante

Level 15 is underway which will bring the end of Day 1b. Unless the field is reduced to the final 20 players, with 10 minutes remaining in the level the clock will be paused and each table will play a set number of hands before the surviving players bag their chips for the night.

Level:
15
Blinds:
1,500/3,000
Ante:
400

Updated Chip Counts

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 300 ante
Ed Lam US
Ed Lam
US 316,000
Robert Wilson us
Robert Wilson
us 255,000 11,500
Patrick Tighe us
Patrick Tighe
us 252,000 140,000
Peter Raimondi ca
Peter Raimondi
ca 240,000
Blake Napierala us
Blake Napierala
us 171,000 88,000
Carol Leonardi us
Carol Leonardi
us 155,000
Budwey Salhab us
Budwey Salhab
us 153,000 63,000
Sahar Khajavi ca
Sahar Khajavi
ca 123,000 11,000
Jordan Sgroi US
Jordan Sgroi
US 120,000 -61,000
Dave Grana us
Dave Grana
us 103,000 44,000
Nick Walker us
Nick Walker
us 96,000 73,000
Joseph Elia us
Joseph Elia
us 96,000 16,000
Mike Crystal us
Mike Crystal
us 87,000 31,000
Joe Catalano us
Joe Catalano
us 83,000 3,000
DJ MacKinnon us
DJ MacKinnon
us 36,000 -34,000
Andy Fitting us
Andy Fitting
us 34,000 21,000