Event #10: $5,000 NLH High Roller
Event #10: $5,000 NLH High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Weng Wrecks Field On Day 1 of Event #10: $5,000 NLH High Roller

jeffmcmillan • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Bin Weng
Bin Weng

Day 1 of Event #10: $5,000 NLH High Roller has ended for the day after an exciting Day 1 which saw ten hours of play whittle a field of 82 down to 30 in this very deep stack tournament.

The chip leader at the end of the day was Bin Weng who had quite an eventful day and finished with 760,500 which is a full 250,000 more than second place. He started off the day busting before the first break but he loaded up his second bullet quickly and started to surge at once. He caught headlines when he flopped a royal flush in the mid part of the day but that was only an asterisk to his day as he only collected a few chips from that pot. Later in the day, he took out Doug Polk when he called his river bluff with king-high. From there it was only onwards and upwards as he won several big pots to end the night with his impressive haul.

Top 5 Chip Counts

RankPlayerHometownChip CountBig Blinds
1Bin WengPhiladelphia, PA760,500254
2Farid JattinMiami, FL441,000147
3Mahesh RathiAustin, TX409,500137
4John GallaherLebanin, TN349,000116
5Badr ImejjaneFrisco, TX311,000104

In second place at the end of the day was Farid Jattin with 441,000 and Mahesh Rathi was third with 409,500 to be the only other two players to bag over 400,000.

John Gallaher bagged fourth place with 349,000, a large portion of his stack coming in a huge pot where he flopped top set over second set which became boat over boat on the turn to win the largest pot of the day to that point to put him at the chip lead for a bit, which he would dip from but still finish in the top five.

Badr Imejjane catapulted into the top five in stacks on one of the last hands of the night when he made the correct river call with his tournament life at stake.

One of the themes of the day was huge hands, as there were several big full houses, quads in the first level and the aforementioned flopped royal flush. Another beneficiary of a monster was Soheb Porbandarwala who flopped the top of a straight flush shortly after dinner and then ended up finishing the night in sixth place with 267,500.

Several big names entered the fray, including Chance Kornuth who continued his on-fire tournament form by bagging 213,500. Other notables to bag were Adam Hendrix with 74,000 and Alex Foxen who had a large stack for most of the day but lost most of it to finish with the third shortest stack with 51,500.

The 30 players will move on to Day 2, where levels elongate to 75-minutes. Play will get underway at 3 p.m. and PokerNews will have all the action as it unfolds.

Tags: Adam HendrixAlex FoxenBadr ImejjaneBin WengChance KornuthDoug PolkFarid JattinJohn GallaherMahesh RathiSoheb Porbandarwala

End of Day 1 Chip Counts

jeffmcmillan • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
us 760,500 -4,500
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
co 441,000 277,000
Mahesh Rathi us
Mahesh Rathi
us 409,500 134,500
John Gallaher us
John Gallaher
us 349,000 4,000
Badr Imejjane us
Badr Imejjane
us 310,000 4,000
Soheb Porbandarwala us
Soheb Porbandarwala
us 267,500 200,500
Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 256,500 66,500
Jacob Ferro us
Jacob Ferro
us 249,000 166,000
Brandon Lulov us
Brandon Lulov
us 247,000 12,000
Alain Bauer fr
Alain Bauer
fr 238,000 93,000
Andrew Ivers US
Andrew Ivers
US 225,000 -84,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 213,500 -111,500
Winston Djonli US
Winston Djonli
US 210,500 -5,500
Blake Barousse us
Blake Barousse
us 193,500 79,500
Philip Shing us
Philip Shing
us 176,500 -26,500
Ryan Riske ca
Ryan Riske
ca 175,500 13,500
Noel Rodriguez us
Noel Rodriguez
us 173,500 -3,500
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 170,000 20,000
Jeremy lyons ca
Jeremy lyons
ca 142,500 -17,500
Wendy Nguyen us
Wendy Nguyen
us 142,000 -1,000
Drew Abbadessa us
Drew Abbadessa
us 125,500 80,500
Adrian Garduno us
Adrian Garduno
us 110,000 10,000
Jennifer Abad us
Jennifer Abad
us 99,500 -26,500
Christopher Sparks us
Christopher Sparks
us 97,500 -37,500
Jonathan Wang us
Jonathan Wang
us 97,000 33,000

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Day 2 Seat Draw

jeffmcmillan • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
371Maxwell Young170,00057
 2Wendy Nguyen142,00047
 3Jennifer Abad99,50033
 4Soheb Porbandarwala267,50089
 5Charles Alex-Barton38,50013
 6John Gallaher349,000116
 7Alex Foxen51,50017
 8Jonathan Wang97,00032
381Winston Djonli210,50070
 2Andrew Ivers225,00075
 3Alain Bauer238,00079
 5Ki Rector34,00011
 6Badr Imejjane311,000104
 7Blake Barousse193,50065
 8Michael Jozoff69,00023
411Mahesh Rathi409,500137
 2Adrian Garduno110,00037
 3Philip Shing176,50059
 4Chance Kornuth213,50071
 5Adam Hendrix74,00025
 6Christopher Sparks97,50033
 7Jacob Ferro249,00083
411Jeremy Lyons142,50048
 2Michael Perrone256,50086
 3Farid Jattin441,000147
 4Bin Weng760,500254
 5Drew Abbadessa125,50042
 6Ryan Riske175,50059
 7Noel Rodriguez173,50058
 8Brandon Lulov247,00082

Day 1 Over

jeffmcmillan • Level 10: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

Day 1 has come to an end. Full chip counts, recap and seat assignments for Day 2 to follow relatively shortly.

Imejjane Makes Right Call

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Badr Imejjane
Badr Imejjane

Action was joined on the river with the board reading {2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{a-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Spades}. Bady Imejjane bet 35,000 from the button, Noel Rodriguez turned up the pressure and jammed all in to force a big decision.

Imejjane thought it out for a while before he arrived a the decision to call.

Rodriguez showed the {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}, and Imejjane tabled the {a-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for the winner as he gathered the big pot.

Badr Imejjane us
Badr Imejjane
us 306,000 222,000
Noel Rodriguez us
Noel Rodriguez
us 177,000 -208,000

Tags: Noel Rodriguez

Six More Hands

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There will be six more hands played before the remaining players bag for the night.

Foxen Wins Flip

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Alex Foxen's once big stack had been cut down considerably over the last couple levels and he was all in for his tournament life preflop with {j-Clubs}{j-Spades} against the {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} of Michael Jozoff.

The came out safe for the jackrabbits as it ran out {k-}{k-}{6-}{7-}{2-} and Foxen survived while Jozoff was sent to the lower end of the chip counts.

Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 75,000 -290,000
Michael Jozoff us
Michael Jozoff
us 35,000 -118,000

Tags: Michael Jozoff

Shing Shows

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Philip Shing
Philip Shing

Action arrived on the river with a pot of about 95,000 resting in a heap in the middle. The board read {q-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}.

Philip Shing moved all in from the hijack for around 105,000. Maxwell Young went deep into the tank before eventually folding after a couple of minutes.

Shing took in the pot while a few tablemates prompted him to show which he obliged and flipped over the {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for the measly pair of threes, an underpair to all cards on the board.

Philip Shing us
Philip Shing
us 203,000 1,000
Maxwell Young us
Maxwell Young
us 150,000 -5,000

Tags: Maxwell YoungPhilip Shing

Cohen Carves More From Hendrix

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Nir Cohen
Nir Cohen

The flop was {10-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. From the big blind, Nir Cohen check-raised Adam Hendrix's early position bet of 9,000 to 20,000 which was called.

The turn was the {a-Diamonds}. Action went check-check. The river was the {8-Hearts}. Cohen led for 29,000. Hendrix took his time before eventually hitting the call button.

Cohen tabled the {k-Spades}{10-Spades} for two pair while Hendrix mucked his cards in frustration.

Meanwhile, Michael Perrone took out Maxx Coleman with a flopped set of tens.

Nir Cohen us
Nir Cohen
us 245,000 30,000
Michael Perrone us
Michael Perrone
us 190,000 110,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 79,000 -47,000
Maxx Coleman us
Maxx Coleman
us Busted

Tags: Maxx ColemanAdam Hendrix'sMichael PerroneNir Cohen