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Day 1a Completed

Tim McDermott Leads Day 1a of WSOP Circuit Planet Hollywood Main Event

SandraBarbour • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Tim McDermott, Day 1a Chip Leader
Tim McDermott, Day 1a Chip Leader

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).

Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

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.

Tags: Aram ZobianBen YuCheang YooDavid MiscikowskiDavid TowsonDylan WilkersonEric BaldwinJeff MadsenKevin SongMatt AffleckMichael MeloneMike Del VecchioMolly MosseyTim McDermott

End-of-day Chip Counts for Day 1a (full)

SandraBarbour • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Tim McDermott us 392,000 222,000
Sohale Khalili us 382,000 30,000
David Towson us 357,000 72,000
Michael Melone us 338,000 338,000
Cheang Yoo US 313,500 56,500
Kevin Song us 310,000 226,000
Chris Murray us 295,000 75,000
William Romaine us 279,500 279,500
Amy Patel us 254,000 47,000
Robert Lee us 250,500 250,500
David Miscikowski us 248,500 248,500
Daniel Pickering us 247,500 122,500
Wilbern Hoffman us 232,500 232,500
Steven Joudry US 227,000
Jeff Madsen us 210,500 5,500
Huy Nguyen us 201,500
Jeremy Menard us 194,000 194,000
Hank Mlekoday US 176,500 176,500
Chad Delanzo us 170,500 -40,500
Stuart Krasney us 170,000 170,000
Andrew Campbell 167,000 77,000
Jeff Turton US 166,500 166,500
Thomas Kornechuk us 158,500 38,500
Charles Johnson us 155,000 70,000
Jim Willerson us 154,500 154,500

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Play has Halted for Day 1a

SandraBarbour • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

The remaining players have bagged for the night. End-of-day chip counts and a recap will follow shortly.

Four More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Khalili KOs Another One

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

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 {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{8-Clubs}. Madsen checked, Khalili bet 41,000, and Madsen folded.

Under the Gun: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}
Sohale Khalili: {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The at-risk player had outs to the club flush, but none came, as the turn {10-Hearts} and river {2-Diamonds} sealed the elimination.

Sohale Khalili us 352,000 87,000
Jeff Madsen us 251,000 11,000

Tags: Jeff MadsenSohale Khalili

Patouillart Chipping Up

SandraBarbour • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

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 {q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs} that was checked through to the {6-Spades} turn. Patel bet 11,000 and Patouillart called but the hijack folded.

The {a-Diamonds} completed the board and Patel continued with a bet of 23,000 that Patouillart called again. Patouillard revealed {q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for two pair and Patel mucked.

Amy Patel us 207,000 37,000
Paul Patouillart US 140,000 90,000

Tags: Amy Patelm Paul Patouillart

Reddick Bluff Catches Buckingham

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

With a big pot already accumulating on the turn of a {a-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} board, Kent Buckingham put his last 70,000 in the middle from early position, and Joe Reddick made the call from the cutoff.

Kent Buckingham: {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts}
Joe Reddick: {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}

Buckingham was looking for the gutshot to come in, but it didn't materialize, as the river {q-Spades} sealed his elimination.

Joe Reddick US 255,000
Kent Buckingham us Busted

Tags: Kent BuckinghamJoe Reddick

Khalili Ousts Opponent

GeoffFisk • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Sohale Khalil, in the cutoff, and his big blind opponent got all of the chips in on a {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop, with Khalili having his opponent well covered.

Big Blind: {q-Spades}{j-Spades}
Sohale Khalil: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The big blind was looking for a spade on the turn or river, but it didn't come, as the runout came {10-Clubs} and {2-Hearts}.

Sohale Khalili us 265,000

Tags: Sohale Khalil