Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Bob Whalen Leads After Day 1b of MSPT Venetian Poker Bowl IV Main Event
Day 1b of the Season 11 MSPT Poker Bowl IV in The Venetian ended with a total of 361 entrants and of those 43 moved on to Saturday's Day 2. Bob Whalen pulled ahead as the chip leader with 721,000 going into the bag.
Some notable players who didn't make it through Day 1b include Scott Clements, Matt Affleck, Chance Kornuth, Freddy Deeb, and Justin Young.
Kathy Liebert and Ryan Laplante were the only World Series of Poker bracelet winners to make it through Day 1b with a day to rest before Day 2 begins on Saturday. There is only one more flight left in the $1,100 Main Event, which features a hefty $1,000,000 guarantee.
Day 1c starts at 12:10 p.m. PT on Friday and PokerNews will be there to cover the action as the field grows and we get closer to Day 2 and an eventual winner.
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Time to Bag and Tag
We’ve played down to our stopping point for the evening, and players are bagging and tagging for the night. Stay tuned for a recap of all the action.
Revah Calls a Shove Without Looking at his Cards
Facing a shove from Mazen Abdallah for just over 10 big blinds, Eyal Al Revah announced that he had to call blind.
Eyal Al Revah:
The board ran out to send Abdallah home just short of the bag. Revah pulled in his newfound chips and prepared the end of his day.
The Clock Has Stopped. Six Hands Remain in Day 1b
The clock has stopped and the players have been told that just six hands remain to be played tonight. 45 players are still in the field awaiting the opportunity to bag for the night.
Nahum Gets There on the Flop
Facing a short stack shove from the button, former MSPT champ Kfir Nahum in the small blind decided to call.
The flop gave Nahum the lead with .
Nahum's opponent stared at the board hoping for help but the turn and river gave Nahum two pair and the win.
A Late Triple Gives us a New Chip Leader
After a raise from Bob Whalen, two players went all in for over 200,000 each. Whalen made the call as quickly as he could and showed them that he held the goods.
The board came and eyes jotted all around the table but no clubs were held by any of the three players. Whalen pulled in the largest pot of the day and sent two players to the rail.
The Final Level of Day 1b Has Begun
53 players currently remain out of 361 entries in Day 1b. Play will continue for just over 10 minutes before a card will be drawn and final hands are played.