Live Events 2
Main Event
Days:
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Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Day 1b Comes to a Close with Jimmy Born Leading

Paul_Oresteen • Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante
Jimmy Born is Day 1b chipleader.
Jimmy Born is Day 1b chipleader.

Day 1b of the WSOPC Harrah's Atlantic City Main Event came to a close after nine levels of play and 261 entrants. The combined field of 602 players crushed the number of entrants in last year's Main Event - 352. When all the chips were bagged and tagged Jimmy Born stands as the chipleader with 113,000.

It was mostly a day of redemption for players that were on their second buy in. Matt Keikoan (47,300), Chris Tryba (45,000), Chad Brown (57,100), Mike Beasley (34,100) and Drazen Ilich (30,000) were some of the notables that busted in the first flight but were able to make it through to Day 2.

Joining them for Day 2 are Eugene Todd (25,000), Roland Isra, David Fox (23,000) and Jamie Kerstetter (50,000). Those that didn't survive the day are Ronald Lee, Beth Shak, Rex Clinkscales, Joanne Monteavaro and Kenny Nguyen.

Both Day 1 fields will combine at noon tomorrow and play 14 levels or to a final table of nine, whichever comes first. Follow all the WSOPC action live on Pokernews.com

Lee Gone

[user101598]

We heard a commotion coming from one of the outer tables, and upon arrival we were able to assess the damage. The board was {5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}. Two sevens lay in front of Ronald Lee who was headed for the exit, {q-}{10-} was in front of another player who had been crippled the hand before and was now eliminated, and the big winner was a gentleman in a Drew Brees jersey, whose {a-}{k-} delivered the double knockout.

Unfortunately the gentleman would not reveal his name, fearing that it would jinx him. Right.

Ronald Lee us
Ronald Lee
us Busted

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Tryba Owns Opponent

[user101598]
Chris Tryba
Chris Tryba

When we reached Chris Tryba's table, the flop had already fallen {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Spades}. Tryba's opponent check-called a 2,700-chip bet, and both players checked after the {6-Diamonds} turned.

The river was the {9-Spades}, and Tryba's opponent led for 2,900. Tryba quickly raised to 7,000.

"I just got owned," Tryba's opponent blurted before calling.

Tryba turned over {j-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a full house.

"Yeah, I just got owned."

Chris Tryba us
Chris Tryba
us 51,000 4,000

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Level:
9
Blinds:
400/800
Ante:
100

Lee Squeezes out a Double

[user101598]
Ronald Lee doubles
Ronald Lee doubles

Ronald Lee has been nursing a short stack for quite awhile now, and is still under the starting stack despite doubling.

Two players limped in front of Lee who squeezed from the small blind. The big blind released, but an opponent in the hijack seat made the call.

Showdown
Lee: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Opponent: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

It was a race, but neither the flop ({10-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}) nor the turn ({4-Spades}) procured an ace or a nine.

"Brick the river!" Lee's opponent blurted.

The {9-Diamonds} was not a brick - it was just what the doctor order for Lee. His opponent angrily mucked his cards high in the air, while Lee quietly pulled in the pot.

Ronald Lee us
Ronald Lee
us 16,700 16,700

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