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$1,700 Main Event
Day 1a Completed

David Jackson Among the Big Stacks After Day 1a of the WSOP Circuit Horsehoe Hammond Main Event

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

The opening day of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event is a wrap, with 372 total entries coming through for Day 1a of this $1,700 buy-in event at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Hammond, Indiana.

That field of 372 narrowed down to 67 at the end of the night, and those 67 survivors will advance to Day 2, scheduled for Sunday. Among the chip leaders in the Day 1a field are names like David Jackson (511,000), who won a couple of big hands in the latter levels of the night to end the flight at over a half-million chips.

Other players bagging at the end of the night included Chris Karambinis (373,000), Nicola Ditrapani (363,500), Hao "John" Sun (351,500), Christian Kennedy (312,000), and former WSOP bracelet winner Chad Holloway (305,500).

The field played through 15 forty-minute levels Friday, and the Main Event will continue Saturday with Day 1b. The survivors of that flight will join Friday's Day 1a survivors, and come back as a combined field for Day 2 Sunday. The tournament will play down to a winner on Day 3, scheduled for Monday.

Some of the players coming in for Day 1a, but not bagging at the end of the night, include Josh Reichard, Keven Stammen, Samuel Cosby, Neil Patel, Bryant Miller and Ralph Massey.

All of those players, however, still have a shot at advancing to Day 2, as this single re-entry tournament continues with Day 1b Saturday.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event rolls on!

Tags: Bryant MillerChad HollowayChris KarambinisChristian KennedyDavid JacksonJosh ReichardKeven StammenNeil PatelRalph MasseySamuel Cosby

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 511,500 99,500
Chris Karambinis us
Chris Karambinis
us 373,000
Nicola Ditrapani us
Nicola Ditrapani
us 363,500 173,500
John Sun us
John Sun
us 351,500 150,500
Won Lee us
Won Lee
us 335,000 15,000
Jason Alonzo us
Jason Alonzo
us 328,000 328,000
Christian Kennedy US
Christian Kennedy
US 312,000 137,000
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 305,500 -29,500
Derek Ecenarro US
Derek Ecenarro
US 282,500 282,500
Edward Recchion us
Edward Recchion
us 280,000 30,000
David Adkison us
David Adkison
us 279,500 279,500
Shiva Dudani us
Shiva Dudani
us 251,500 251,500
Evan Bethyo us
Evan Bethyo
us 246,500 94,000
Tom Bouziden us
Tom Bouziden
us 242,500 112,500
Ben Grise us
Ben Grise
us 237,500 237,500
Peter Palanca us
Peter Palanca
us 229,000 131,000
Ron Bell us
Ron Bell
us 223,500 223,500
Henry Zou us
Henry Zou
us 212,000 12,000
Yung Hwang us
Yung Hwang
us 208,500 208,500
Patrick Steele us
Patrick Steele
us 196,000 66,000
Angelo Tsilibiris us
Angelo Tsilibiris
us 190,500 500
Alex Ziskin us
Alex Ziskin
us 188,500 92,500
Jose Ortiz US
Jose Ortiz
US 187,500 187,500
Kyle Song US
Kyle Song
US 177,000 47,000
Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
us 174,500 174,500

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Tsilibiris Dispatches Mader

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Phil Mader
Phil Mader

A player raised to 7,500 from early position, and Angelo Tsilibiris called in middle position. Phil Mader three-bet shoved for 80,000 in the cutoff, the early-position player folded, and Tsilibiris called.

Phil Mader: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Angelo Tsilibiris: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}

Tsilibiris ended up on the right side of the flip after a {10-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Spades}{k-Clubs}{7-Clubs} board failed to improve Mader.

Angelo Tsilibiris us
Angelo Tsilibiris
us 190,000
Phil Mader us
Phil Mader
us Busted

Tags: Phil Mader

Six More Hands

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

The remaining field will play six more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening. Stay tuned for chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Old Schoolin'

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

John Simon raised to 8,000 from under the gun, and was called by Brad Sailor on the button and Mike Shin in the big blind.

Shin checked the {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop to Simon, who bet 15,000. Both Sailor and Shin quickly folded.

"The ol' guy is schoolin' the boys!" Simon said with a laugh.

John Simon us
John Simon
us 90,000 -2,000
Brad Sailor us
Brad Sailor
us 60,000 -16,000
Mike Shin us
Mike Shin
us 50,000 -65,000

Tags: Brad SailorJohn SimonMike Shin

Hanner Shoves; Fielder Out

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

A player raised to 7,000 from middle position, and was called by the hijack as well as the button. Jon Hanner three-bet shoved for 72,000 in the big blind, and the middle position player folded, as did the hijack. The button tanked for a minute, then released his hand.

"Always making me sweat!" Hanner said with a grin as he brought in the pot.

Meanwhile, Jeff Fielder got his last ten big blinds in with {a-}{4-}, but couldn't catch up to {a-}{q-} to bust.

Jon Hanner us
Jon Hanner
us 97,500 76,500
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us Busted

Tags: Jeff FielderJon Hanner

Lee Scores the Double

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

The under-the-gun player opened to 20,000, Won Lee shoved for 157,000 from the small blind, and the under-the-gun player made the call, with Lee slightly covered.

Won Lee: {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Under the Gun: {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Board: {6-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

The pocket kings held up for Lee, and his opponent was left with 17,000 chips after the hand.

Won Lee us
Won Lee
us 320,000 175,000

Upcoming World Series of Poker Circuit Schedule

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
February 25 – March 8, Online Circuit (Nevada)
February 27 – March 10, 2020Horseshoe Bossier City (Shreveport, Louisiana/Texas)
March 5-16, 2020Harrah’s Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)
March 7 – 18, 2020The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)
March 12-23, 2020Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)
March 19-30, 2020Bally’s (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)
March 26 - April 6, 2020Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha, Nebraska/Iowa)
April 8-19, 2020Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)
April 23 – May 4, 2020Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)
May 7-18, 2020Harrah’s New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)
August 2020Global Casino Championship Harrah’s Cherokee

All stops will release their event schedules as they get closer. Every stop is confirmed to offer at least a dozen official gold ring events starting at the $250 buy-in level and include a $1,700 Main Event.