Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
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!
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.
We got to the table as Rasool Sarangi was all-in against two short stacks.
Sarangi was well ahead with , up against and .
The flop came and Sarangi extended his lead further by flopping a set of jacks. The turn was the giving one of his opponents a flush draw and the other a straight draw. The river was the and Sarangi locked up the double knockout to add to his stack.
There was about 50,000 in the pot, on a board reading 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 for top set. Wheatley tabled for top two pair on the wrong end of a cooler.
The turn was the and Wheatley picked up a flush draw. The river was the to keep Bergeron alive.
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.
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.