MSPT Sycuan Casino
$3,250 High Roller
Days:
12
$3,250 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Graham Takes Slim Lead After Day 1 of the $3,250 High Roller

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Luke Graham
Luke Graham

Day 1 of WSOP Circuit Foxwoods Event #11 $3,250 High Roller has come to a close. The high buy-in event attracted 41 entries, many of which were re-entries from busted players. At the end of the day, 19 players were left with chips.

Day 1 action would produce no runaway chip leader as four players are within 15,000 of each other at the top of the counts. Circuit Ring winner Luke Graham finished the day with the slight lead, bagging 155,500. Graham had a steady rise in chips throughout as he started to take some from early day leader Adam Demersseman in the middle part of the day and ended on top as some of the other larger stacks dropped chips before play ended.

Dennis Brand finished the day second in chips with 149,000, The WSOP Circuit veteran was helped in large part by an elimination on the last hand of the night when his ace-king eliminated Yoon Choi.

Well-known Brazilian player Josias Santos took the headlines for much of the day as he surged to the chip lead when his top pair with ace-queen on a queen-high flop called the all-in of defending champion Brock Wilson and busted his pocket tens. Santos would lose a bit of his stack in the last level of the night when he doubled up James Frangoulidis to drop his stack to third place with 145,500.

In fourth place and also within striking distance was Tarun Gulati, who finished the night with 141,500 as he entered the tournament after cashing in the Main Event earlier in the day.

A few of the other players who will be returning for Day 2 include Matthew Wantman (121.500), Steven Tabb (93,500), David Stefanski (71,500) and Kevin Calenzo (51,000).

A few players who busted before the end of play were Michael Wang, Jason Campbell and Vincent Moscati, just to name a few.

Day 2 will resume Monday, August 26 at 2 p.m. local time. Registration has not closed yet and players have the option to enter just before the start of play. It is expected that a handful of late entries will take their seats to join the remaining 19.
Play will resume at Level 13 with blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a 2,000 big blind ante. Meaning that the average stack will be 38 big blinds.

PokerNews will cover all of the Day 2 action, so make sure to follow along as the high roller plays down to a conclusion.

Tags: Adam DemerssemanBrock WilsonDavid StefanskiDennis BrandJames FrangoulidisJason CampbellJosias SantosLuke GrahamMatthew WantmanMichael WangSteven TabbVincent Moscati

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
us 155,500 -9,500
Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
us 149,000 -6,000
Josias Santos br
Josias Santos
br 145,500 -24,500
Tarun Gulati us
Tarun Gulati
us 141,500 40,500
Adam Demersseman us
Adam Demersseman
us 125,000 8,000
Matthew Wantman us
Matthew Wantman
us 121,500 121,500
Justin Adams us
Justin Adams
us 117,500 76,500
Paul Snead us
Paul Snead
us 115,500 500
James Frangoulidis us
James Frangoulidis
us 103,500 -11,500
Steven Tabb us
Steven Tabb
us 93,500 93,500
Scott Efron us
Scott Efron
us 71,500 71,500
David Stefanski us
David Stefanski
us 71,500 71,500
Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 51,000 51,000
Andrew Lauer us
Andrew Lauer
us 43,500 24,500
Lauren Monosson us
Lauren Monosson
us 42,000 -4,000
Franklin Fok US
Franklin Fok
US 40,000 -43,000
Spencer Champlin us
Spencer Champlin
us 39,000 39,000
Daniel Monosson us
Daniel Monosson
us 35,000 3,000
Pushpa Agarwal US
Pushpa Agarwal
US 20,000 -31,000

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End of Play

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Players are bagging their chips. Chip counts and recap coming soon.

Brand Busts Choi On Last Hand of the Night

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Yoon Choi shoved all in, Dennis Brand re-shoved his larger stack. James Frangoulidis got a count and thought for a while before folding.

Choi had the {a-Spades}{5-Clubs} while Brand had him crushed with the {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Frangoulidis showed frustration as the hands were tabled.

The board ran out {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Choi was left without chips as the night ended.

Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
us 155,000 10,000
Yoon Choi us
Yoon Choi
us Busted

Tags: Dennis BrandJames Frangoulidis

Three More Hands

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

The clock has been stopped and three more hands will be dealt at each table before play is halted for the night.

Frangoulidis Doubles Through Santos

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

James Frangoulidis was seen taking in a double up with {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} on a board run out of {8s6h8c5h7s]. The defeated hand of Josias Santos had already been turned face down.

According to some chatter at the table, Frangoulidis did not immediately call the all in shove of Santos based on how quickly he shoved all in and waited a number of seconds before calling with the kings.

Josias Santos br
Josias Santos
br 170,000 -25,000
James Frangoulidis us
James Frangoulidis
us 115,000 43,000

Tags: James FrangoulidisJosias Santos

Stefanski Shoves River

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Dave Stefanski
Dave Stefanski

Three players were contesting a hand on the turn as the board read {7-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{q-Spades}{5-Hearts}. Pushpa Agarwal bet 10,000 which folded out Andrew Lauer and got a call from Dave Stefanski.

The river came the {2-Hearts}. Stefanski moved all in for slightly more than 26,000 into a pot of about 40,000. Agarwal assessed the stack sizes before eventually folding her hand and sending the pot to Stefanski.

Dave Stefanski us
Dave Stefanski
us 62,000 39,500
Pushpa Agarwal US
Pushpa Agarwal
US 51,000 -15,000
Andrew Lauer us
Andrew Lauer
us 19,000 -16,000

Tags: Dave StefanskiPushpa Agarwal

Graham Takes Out Frangos

jeffmcmillan • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Luke Graham
Luke Graham

In a preflop all in, Stephen Frangos was at risk holding {6-}{6-} against the {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs} of Luke Graham.

The flop was a good one for Graham as it came {4-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} to give him the lead. The turn was the {k-Spades} and the river came the {7-Hearts} and Frangos was busted as all his chips went over to Graham.

Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
us 165,000 40,000
Stephen Frangos US
Stephen Frangos
US Busted

Tags: Luke Graham

Level:
12
Blinds:
800/1,600
Ante:
1,600