Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Day 1a of the WSOPC Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event has come to a close with around 200 players remaining of the 339 entrants that started the day. Hung Truong leads the field with a mammoth stack of 211,200 after nine levels of play.
Notables Chris Reslock (93,700), "Miami" John Cernuto (26,600), Sirous Jamshidi (28,300), Josh Brikis (66,500), Nicky Frangos (60,700), Mike Sica (9,000), Carter Phillips (26,000) and Mark "Pegasus" Smith (20,000) will return for a Day 2 start.
Chris Tryba, Chad Brown, Matt Keikoan, Drazen Ilich, Bryan Colin and Kenny Nguyen are among those that didn't survive the day. We're betting that we'll be seeing them again at the 7 p.m. flight.
Day 2 is scheduled for a noon start on Sunday and will combine all the surviving players from Day 1a and Day 1b. Follow all the WSOPC Harrah's Atlantic City action live on Pokernews.com
A player in late position open-shoved for about 11,000, and "Karate" Mike Santoro re-shoved for a little over 40,000. The rest of the players folded, and the hands were opened.
"Jack of clubs," the all-in player pleaded.
He did not find a jack as the board ran , and was eliminated from Day 1a
With time running out at the end of Day 1a small stacks are busting left and right. We've seen more tables break in the last 15 minutes than we've seen all day.
2007 WSOP bracelet winner Chris Reslock commands one of the biggest stacks in the room, and he just busted an opponent at his table.
Ronald Lee opened to 1,100, a player moved all in for just over 10,000, and Reslock re-shoved, having everyone covered. Lee quickly folded, and the hands were turned over.
The board ran , and Reslock's opponent was eliminated.
An opponent opened to 1,600 in late position, and Feming Chan moved all in for around 5,000. The action folded back to his opponent who called.
The board ran , and Chan doubled to around 11,000.
"See how good you play when you don't have aces?" Nicky Frangos jabbed.
Mike Sica has been moved directly to "Miami" John Cernuto's left. Sirous Jamshidi is at the table as well, making what has to be the toughest table in the room. Combined the three players have 450 tournament cashes, $7.8 million in career earnings and three WSOP bracelets. (Cernuto owns all the bracelets)
Mark "Pegasus" Smith is still below starting stack, but he's battling back. In a recent hand, he check-called a bet on a flop. The turn was the , Smith checked again, and his opponent fired 2,500. Smith called.
Both players knuckled after the completed the board, and Smith opened up for two pair. His opponent mucked, and Smith is now back above 17,000 chips.
"Karate" Mike Santoro opened to 2,800 from under the gun, and the action folded to a player in the big blind who made the call. The player checked dark as the flop fell , and Santoro tank-checked behind him. The on the turn paired the board, and Santoro's opponent checked agin. Santoro tossed out a 5,000-chip, and his opponent called.
The river was the , and Santoro's opponent led for 9,000. Santoro snap-called, and his opponent turned over for a full house.
"Just queens," Santoro sighed, mucking his hand.