$1,100 Playground1000
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$1,100 Playground1000
Day 1b Completed

King is King at the End of Day 1b of $1,100 Playground1000 $1M Guaranteed!

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Armand King
Armand King

The second of four live flights in the $1,100 Playground1000 $1,000,000 Guaranteed event is complete with Armand 'Osyter King' King leading the way after nine levels of play.

Of the 186 entries today, just 91 will make it through to Day 2 on Monday at 5:00 p.m. The total entries across the online Day 1 plus Day 1a and Day 1b comes to 380, with 189 players coming back for Day 2 so far. Just two flights remain for a shot at the $1 million CAD prize pool.

King takes over the chip lead overall so far, bagging 685,100 chips for the top spot today. His peak stack sat around 720,000 part way though the last level and he played some big pots to make up such a massive stack. King turned a set of queens to double-up and then busted a player with top pair top kicker after he flopped a set of threes.

Close behind King is Alexander Puchalski with 626,000, making these two players the only ones to cross the 600,000-chip mark today. Samuel Baylis bagged 543,900, with Michel Lacasse (505,000) and Ha Van Nguyen (408,700) rounding out the top five stacks.

Other notable players to make it through today include Laurence 'LadyLuckPoker' Grondin (360,400), Ruben Perceval (336,500), 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess (323,100), Brady Hinnegan (277,200), Andrew Watt (235,700), Sam Tsehai (174,900), Poorya Nazari (159,200), 2013 WSOP November Niner Marc Etienne Mclaughlin (142,000), and Alyssa MacDonald (60,600).

The top stacks have to find chips from somewhere, and the players that contributed to their stacks and failed to move on include the likes of 2010 WSOP Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel, Michael Korovine, Yannick Harvey, Senthuran Vijayaratnam, and Carla Sabini.

That's all for today, so come back tomorrow as the PokerNews live reporting team brings coverage of Day 1c of this event on the way to crowning another champion at the World Cup of Cards!

Tags: Alyssa MacDonaldAndrew WattArmand KingCarla SabiniHa Van NguyenJonathan DuhamelLaurence GrondinMarc Etienne MclaughlinMichael KorovinePoorya NazariRyan RiessSamuel TsehaiSenthuran VijayaratnamYannick Harvey

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Armand King ca
Armand King
ca 685,100 -19,900
Alexander Puchalski ca
Alexander Puchalski
ca 626,000 146,000
Samuel Baylis CA
Samuel Baylis
CA 543,900 83,900
Michel Lacasse CA
Michel Lacasse
CA 505,000 70,000
Ha Van Nguyen CA
Ha Van Nguyen
CA 408,700 28,700
Matthew Metallic CA
Matthew Metallic
CA 382,400 170,400
Laurence Grondin ca
Laurence Grondin
ca 360,400 249,400
Ian Tang ca
Ian Tang
ca 359,500 9,500
Andrew Macdonald ca
Andrew Macdonald
ca 352,500 352,500
Ruben Perceval ca
Ruben Perceval
ca 336,500 69,500
Mathew Hossack CA
Mathew Hossack
CA 331,000 331,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 323,100 38,100
Jeff Cormier CA
Jeff Cormier
CA 322,800 322,800
Carlos Gerones CA
Carlos Gerones
CA 320,400 320,400
Stephane Bedard CA
Stephane Bedard
CA 319,100 319,100
Marc Guerbilsky CA
Marc Guerbilsky
CA 313,600 313,600
Nabil Karrass us
Nabil Karrass
us 307,200 307,200
Mirwais Karimi CA
Mirwais Karimi
CA 305,300 -4,700
Yannick Labattaglia CA
Yannick Labattaglia
CA 298,100 90,100
Brady Hinnegan CA
Brady Hinnegan
CA 277,200 92,200
Mark Allott CA
Mark Allott
CA 274,500 61,500
Srinivas Gottiparthi CA
Srinivas Gottiparthi
CA 273,600 273,600
Alexander Wong ca
Alexander Wong
ca 272,200 272,200
Rasool Sarangi CA
Rasool Sarangi
CA 270,400 50,400
Allan Puzantian CA
Allan Puzantian
CA 259,600 259,600

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Five More Hands

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament staff has announced that the remaining players are going to play five more hands before bagging and tagging for Day 2.

A full list of chip counts and a recap will be posted later tonight.

Rasool Sarangi Busts Two

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

We got to the table as Rasool Sarangi was all-in against two short stacks.

Sarangi was well ahead with {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, up against {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and {a-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The flop came {j-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Sarangi extended his lead further by flopping a set of jacks. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} giving one of his opponents a flush draw and the other a straight draw. The river was the {8-Hearts} and Sarangi locked up the double knockout to add to his stack.

Rasool Sarangi CA
Rasool Sarangi
CA 220,000

Tags: Rasool Sarangi

Tristan Bergeron Doubles Through Wheatley in a Cooler

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

There was about 50,000 in the pot, on a board reading {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Jessie Wheatley led out from the big blind for 37,500. The player in the hijack folded and Tristan Bergeron moved all-in on the button. Wheatley quickly called.

Bergeron was at risk but miles ahead with {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds} for top set. Wheatley tabled {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for top two pair on the wrong end of a cooler.

The turn was the {4-Hearts} and Wheatley picked up a flush draw. The river was the {q-Clubs} to keep Bergeron alive.

Jessie Wheatley ca
Jessie Wheatley
ca 180,000 12,000
Tristan Bergeron CA
Tristan Bergeron
CA 170,000

Tags: Jessie WheatleyTristan Bergeron

Ryan Riess Already Climbing

ElleSriracha • Level 9: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

We got to the table as WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess was raking in a pot and shaking Jean-Francois Stoycheff's hand as he hit the rail.

Riess had two aces in front of him and the dealer mucked Stoycheff's two jacks on a dry board.

Riess only entered the field at the beginning of Level 8 and has already almost tripled his stack with less than a level to go in the day.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 285,000 185,000
Jean-Francois Stoycheff CA
Jean-Francois Stoycheff
CA Busted

Tags: Ryan RiessJean-Francois Stoycheff

Level:
9
Blinds:
1,000/2,000
Ante:
2,000

Last Break of the Day

ElleSriracha • Level 8: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The remaining players are on their last break of the day! Play resumes in 15 minutes and players will finish up one more level before bagging for the night.