Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Day 1a of Event 12: $1,700 Main Event of the 2019 WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood is in the books after fifteen levels of play. A total of 338 entry slips were sold for this flight but when the chips stopped flying, just 65 players remained.
At the top of the counts is Tim McDermott with 392,000. McDermott has over $450,000 in total live earnings on his resume including multiple final tables. He has been having a great year and he cashed ten times at the 2019 World Series of Poker. He got extremely close to winning his first bracelet but he ended up getting second in Event#10: $1,500 Dealers choice. He will be looking to top his year with his first recorded victory and his first Circuit ring.
McDermott is closely followed by Sohale Khalili with 382,000. Khalili was slowly building throughout the day but he really boosted his stack during the last level of the night when he was responsible for a couple of eliminations. Khalili is no stranger at the WSOP Circuit. In fact, he already has three Circuit rings under his belt and he will be going for his fourth one.
David Towson rounds up the top three with 357,000 and other top stacks include Michael Melone (338,0000), Cheang Yoo (313,500), and Kevin Song (310,000).
Other notable players to advance to Day 2 include bracelet winners David Miscikowski (248,500), Jeff Madsen (210,500), Ben Yu (114,000), Chris Wallace (113,500), and Eric Baldwin (65,500).
Some other big names who attempted to move on from this flight but failed in their attempt include Scott Clements, Aram Zobian, Dylan Wilkerson, Mike Del Vecchio, Matt Affleck, and Molly Mossey. They will have the option to try again on Day 1b, which will get underway on Sunday November 24th at noon if they wish to advance.
The players who survived Day 1a will combine with the survivors of Day 1b on Monday November 25th at noon to continue to battle it out.
Just like Day 1a, the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will keep you abreast of all of the Day 1b action.
The remaining players have bagged for the night. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.
Ben Yu was all in for 45,000 from the small blind against Jeff Madsen who was on the button.
The runout was and Yu got his double up.
Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.
The under-the-gun player open shoved his last 29,000 preflop, Sohale Khalili made the call in the cutoff, and Jeff Madsen called in the small blind.
Khalili and Madsen went to the flop in the side pot, which came . Madsen checked, Khalili bet 41,000, and Madsen folded.
Under the Gun:
The at-risk player had outs to the club flush, but none came, as the turn and river sealed the elimination.
The player in the hijack opened to 7,000 and Amy Patel called from the small blind along with Paul Patouillart in the big blind.
Players saw a flop of that was checked through to the turn. Patel bet 11,000 and Patouillart called but the hijack folded.
The completed the board and Patel continued with a bet of 23,000 that Patouillart called again. Patouillard revealed for two pair and Patel mucked.
With a big pot already accumulating on the turn of a board, Kent Buckingham put his last 70,000 in the middle from early position, and Joe Reddick made the call from the cutoff.
Buckingham was looking for the gutshot to come in, but it didn't materialize, as the river sealed his elimination.
Sohale Khalil, in the cutoff, and his big blind opponent got all of the chips in on a flop, with Khalili having his opponent well covered.
The big blind was looking for a spade on the turn or river, but it didn't come, as the runout came and .