Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
The opening flight of the World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Durant $1,700 Main Event has completed! A total of 389 players entered the first flight for this $1,000,000 Guaranteed prizepool, with only 63 players advancing to Day 2 on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM.
At the end of the night, the top three stacks were all very close with Bill Burford bagging the biggest stack, finishing the night with 474,500. Closely followed by Adam Hendrix who bagged a total of 452,000. Right on his tail was Jainmin Xu bagging a total of 425,500.
The 63 surviving players from Day 1a will come back Sunday, and join the survivors of Saturday's Day 1b flight in a combined field for Day 2.
Other notable players putting chips in a bag at the end of Day 1a include Kevin Eyster (395,000), Jake Bazely (318,500), and Matt Newcombe (317,000).
Some of the notables playing on Day 1a, but not making it through, included T.J Cloutier, Melisa Singh, Brett Apter, Nick Pupillo and Carlos Guerrero.
All of those names are eligible to fire another bullet and enter the Day 1b flight, as the WSOPC Choctaw Durant Main Event allows unlimited re-entry. Flight B begins at 12:00 PM on Saturday, November 9th and Day 2 will be on Sunday, November 10th at 12:00 PM.
Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team throughout the rest of the Main Event.
The tournament director has just announced it will be the final four hands of the night in Flight A of the Main Event.
James Baune moved all-in under-the-gun for 40,500 and the action folded around to Phil Mader in the big blind who had a decision. After a few minutes, Mader made the call and both hands were tabled.
Baune had Mader dominated and the flop was only a little bit of a sweat coming , giving both players a gutshot straight draw. The turn changed nothing when the came and the river was the sealing Baune's double.
Adam Hendrix raised under-the-gun to 6,000 and the action folded around to the player in the cutoff who put out 6,500, not seeing that there was already a raise he was forced to just call and the button and small blind folded before Jeff Sowell made the call in the big blind.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Sowell checked to Hendrix who continued for 7,000 and both players called.
The turn was the and Sowell announced all-in for roughly 150,000. Hendrix thought about it for about 5 seconds before calling and the third player in the hand announced he was all-in as well for roughly 170,000, which Hendrix snap-called.
Hendrix had turned the nut full house against Sowell's flush draw and the cutoff's flopped full house. and the completed the board on the river, giving Hendrix a massive chiplead nearing the end of the night.
David Roeke limped under-the-gun and as did another player behind him before Mark Farrar raised it up to 14,000. The table folded back around to Roeke who made the call and the middle player announced "I've made worse calls." as he put in the chips to call.
On the flop of , Roeke led out for 14,000 pushing the middle player out of the pot and Farrar went into the tank. After about 2-minutes Farrar announced all-in and Roeke quickly called and both hands were tabled.
Roeke had flopped a set and the turn had Farrar drawing dead as the hit and the on the river was just a formality, sealing Roeke's double and leaving Farrar short-stacked.