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Barry Hutter Shines On Day 1c To Lead All

donpeters • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Barry Hutter
Barry Hutter

Day 1c of the 2015 River Poker Series $2,500 Main Event attracted 484 entries and brought the total field size up to 1,164. This was the third and final starting flight of the tournament, and at the end there were 49 players remaining. Those survivors will now link up with the 27 from Day 1a and 42 from Day 1b for Day 2 action on Monday.

When the dust had settled in the early hours of the morning on Monday, Barry Hutter was the chip leader. He bagged up a whopping 1.066 million thanks to an impressive day on the felt. Hutter's day was so amazing that he nearly doubled Aaron Clark's second-place stack of 672,000. Toby Floyd also finished over 600,000 with 606,000 in his bag.

Hutter built and built all day. Every time we checked in on him, there was a new chunk of chips added to his stack. In Level 17, though, Hutter really skyrocketed to the top when he clashed with Steve Buckner on the {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop. The two got all the money in, and it was Hutter's {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} up against Buckner's {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The turn was a {4-}, and the river was the {Q-Diamonds}. Thanks to that river card, Hutter won the enormous pot of over 600,000 in chips and vaulted into the lead.

Others who had successful Day 1c performances were James Mordue (566,000), Alex Keating (466,000), Upeshka De Silva (368,000), and Matt Lapossie (255,000).

Plenty of players had to hit the rail en route to the finish line, though, including Aaron Massey, Dwyte Pilgrim, John Dolan, Allen Kessler, Andy Philachack, Bryan Campanello, and Steve Sung. Unfortunately for them, there will be no more entries allowed, so they're stuck waiting until next year.

All told, the 118 returning players are in the money and will be back at it on Monday at 12 p.m. local time. That's when our coverage will resume right here on PokerNews, so be sure to stay tuned.

Tags: Aaron ClarkAaron MasseySteve BucknerAllen KesslerAndy PhilachackBarry HutterBryan CampanelloDwyte PilgrimJames MordueJohn DolanMatt LapossieSteve SungToby FloydUpeshka De Silva

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 1,066,000 60,000
Aaron Clark us
Aaron Clark
us 672,000 672,000
Toby Floyd us
Toby Floyd
us 606,000 71,000
James Mordue us
James Mordue
us 566,000 126,000
Adrian Garduno us
Adrian Garduno
us 550,000 50,000
Alex Keating us
Alex Keating
us 466,000 131,000
Nikola Mircetic us
Nikola Mircetic
us 462,000 462,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 447,000
Drew Dumanski us
Drew Dumanski
us 395,000 395,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
de 385,000 28,000
Lonny Hardcastle US
Lonny Hardcastle
US 374,000 374,000
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 368,000 -192,000
Geno Hueber
Geno Hueber
351,000 351,000
Patana Pradith US
Patana Pradith
US 350,000 350,000
JP Phan
JP Phan
323,000 -112,000
Fadi Massaad US
Fadi Massaad
US 322,000 322,000
Jeffrey Trudeau Jr.
Jeffrey Trudeau Jr.
309,000 309,000
Tom Gray
Tom Gray
306,000 -19,000
Matt Lapossie CA
Matt Lapossie
CA 255,000 83,000
John Deckard
John Deckard
238,000 238,000
Ronald Phipps
Ronald Phipps
237,000 237,000
Jay Merchant us
Jay Merchant
us 213,000 3,000
Nic Vita
Nic Vita
202,000 202,000
Danny Fuhs us
Danny Fuhs
us 194,000 -76,000
Viet Vo us
Viet Vo
us 193,000 92,000

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Buckley Becomes Last One to Fall

donpeters • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Adrian Buckley has been eliminated in 50th place, and that means the Day 1c field is done for the night. All 49 of the remaining players will now join with the 27 from Day 1a and 42 from Day 1b for Monday's Day 2, where they will all start in the money.

Adrian Buckley us
Adrian Buckley
us Busted

Tags: Adrian Buckley

Hutter Cracks 1 Million

Brentharrington • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Barry Hutter had cracked 1,000,000. In the last few hands, he beat Upeshka De Silva for an 80,000 or so pot. Shortly after that he played a hand against David Gritz.

Hutter made it 22,000 to go preflop and Gritz and one other player called. The flop came {j-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and the action checked to Hutter. He bet 38,000 and got one player to fold, but Gritz stayed in and called. Both players checked when the turn came {7-Diamonds} and Gritz checked when the river came the {5-Spades}. Hutter bet 73,000 and Gritz called. Hutter showed a straight with {q-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Gritz showed {j-}{10-} for two pair. The hand left Gritz with around 25,000 chips.

Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 1,006,000 341,000
David Gritz US
David Gritz
US 25,000 -120,000

Tags: Barry HutterDavid Gritz


Hand-for-Hand Play

Brentharrington • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The floor just announced hand-for-hand play with two eliminations to go. As a result, players will have more time during Level 19, before going to Level 20.

Two More To Go

donpeters • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

With 51 players remaining, just two more players need to hit the rail before play ends for the night on Day 1c.