2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
$1,700 Main Event
$1,700 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Thomas Emerson Bags the Chip Lead on Day 1b of the WSOP Circuit Bicycle $1,700 Main Event

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Thomas Emerson
Thomas Emerson

The opening day flights are complete in the WSOP Circuit Bicycle $1,700 Main Event. A total of 296 entries made it to the Bicycle Casino in Bell Gardens, California, for Day 1b, with 63 players surviving to bag chips by the end of the night.

At the conclusion of the night, Thomas Emerson came away with the chip lead, coming away with 391,000 chips. Closely following on the Day 1b chip leaderboard are Fadi Hamad (361,000), and John Canter (303,000).

With 63 Day 1b survivors, along with the 37 players who made it through Day 1a, a total of 100 players will return to the Bicycle for Day 2. The Day 2 restart kicks off at Noon Tuesday, and play will begin at Level 16, with the blinds at 2000/4000/4000.

Some of the other notable names making it through on Day 1b included Marco Johnson (274,000), Sandeep Pulusani (203,000), Mohsin Charania (170,000) and Bill Klein (115,000).

Other players that played Day 1b, but didn't make it to bagging, included Phil Laak, Nipun Java, Kevin Song, Alex Greenblatt, Craig Varnell, and Upeshka de Silva.

The 100 total players will come back Tuesday and play 10 one-hour levels, and the field that remains at the end of the night will return for Day 3 Wednesday, and play down to a winner. The final table will be streamed on Live at the Bike.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the $1,700 Main Event continues!

Tags: Alex GreenblattBill KleinCraig VarnellFadi HamadKevin SongNipun JavaSandeep PulusaniThomas EmersonUpeshka De Silva

Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Robert Sumpter us
Robert Sumpter
us 445,000
Thomas Emerson US
Thomas Emerson
US 391,000 95,000
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
us 365,000
Fadi Hamad us
Fadi Hamad
us 361,000 361,000
Peter Chu us
Peter Chu
us 347,000
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 334,000
Sean Jazayeri us
Sean Jazayeri
us 310,000
Lacy Burke US
Lacy Burke
US 308,000
John Canter US
John Canter
US 303,000 303,000
Julie Dang us
Julie Dang
us 300,000
Sal Rassibi US
Sal Rassibi
US 299,000 209,000
Stephen Brach us
Stephen Brach
us 285,000 123,000
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 274,000 274,000
Ophir Atar us
Ophir Atar
us 265,000 -19,000
Taylor Carroll us
Taylor Carroll
us 261,000
Roy Chambers US
Roy Chambers
US 231,000
Dana Kellstrom us
Dana Kellstrom
us 228,000 228,000
Nathan Bjerno us
Nathan Bjerno
us 220,000 220,000
Kevork Srabian us
Kevork Srabian
us 216,000
Michael Rossitto us
Michael Rossitto
us 213,000 -17,000
Iris Angeleri us
Iris Angeleri
us 208,000 48,000
Yash Jadhwani US
Yash Jadhwani
US 205,000 65,000
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 203,000 146,000
Said El Harrak us
Said El Harrak
us 202,000 202,000
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
us 194,000 194,000

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Day 1b Done

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The Day 1b flight has concluded; end-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Four More Hands

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The field will play four more hands, then Day 1b will wrap for the night.

Mariani Makes Opponent Exit

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

An early position player went all in preflop for 43,000, Frank Mariani raised to 90,000 from middle position, and Craig Chait thought it over from the big blind before folding {a-Spades}{k-Spades}.

Early Position: {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades}
Frank Mariani: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}

Board: {3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Spades}

Mariani improved to a set of nines on the turn, sealing the elimination and chipping him up to 185,000.

Frank Mariani us
Frank Mariani
us 185,000

Tags: Craig ChaitFrank Mariani

Toye Doubles Nearing End of Day 1b

TylerWarken • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Bobby Toye
Bobby Toye

A player opened to 7,000 in the cutoff and Bobby Toye three-bet all in for 43,000 from the big blind. The cutoff called and they flipped their cards over.

Bobby Toye: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Toye got the run out he was looking for as he remained in the lead on the {8-Spades}{7-Spades}{3-Hearts} flop, {10-Hearts} turn and {2-Diamonds} river.

Bobby Toye US
Bobby Toye
US 90,000 12,000

Tags: Bobby Toye

Brach Flops Trips

TylerWarken • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Stephen Brach
Stephen Brach

A player raised to 6,000 under the gun. The small blind called and Stephen "Turtle" Brach came along from the big blind. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{2-Spades} and the action checked to the preflop raiser who bet 11,000. The small blind folded and Brach put in a check-raise to 30,000. His opponent then moved all in and Brach quickly called off for his remaining 70,500.

Stephen Brach: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{j-Hearts}

Brach was able to fade a jack as the board completed {q-Clubs} and {k-Spades}.

Stephen Brach us
Stephen Brach
us 162,000 162,000

Tags: Stephen Brach

Carroll's River Shove Shuts Down Jaka

GeoffFisk • Level 14: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The hijack opened to 5,500, Taylor Carroll three-bet to 18,000, and Faraz Jaka, in the hijack, called.

Carroll bet 13,000 on the {3-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop, and 25,000 on the {k-Spades} turn, getting called both times.

Carroll shoved on the {9-Diamonds} river, getting the fold from Jaka.

Taylor Carroll us
Taylor Carroll
us 184,000 30,300

Tags: Taylor Carroll