Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
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!
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.
Tsilibiris ended up on the right side of the flip after a board failed to improve Mader.
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.
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 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.
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 , but couldn't catch up to to bust.
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.
Under the Gun:
The pocket kings held up for Lee, and his opponent was left with 17,000 chips after the hand.
|February 25 – March 8, 2020||WSOP.com Online Circuit (Nevada)|
|February 27 – March 10, 2020||Horseshoe Bossier City (Shreveport, Louisiana/Texas)|
|March 5-16, 2020||Harrah’s Atlantic City (Atlantic City, New Jersey)|
|March 7 – 18, 2020||The Bicycle Casino (Los Angeles, California)|
|March 12-23, 2020||Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa (Tulsa, Oklahoma)|
|March 19-30, 2020||Bally’s (Las Vegas Strip, Nevada)|
|March 26 - April 6, 2020||Horseshoe Council Bluffs (Omaha, Nebraska/Iowa)|
|April 8-19, 2020||Harrah’s Cherokee (North Carolina)|
|April 23 – May 4, 2020||Horseshoe Tunica (Tunica, Mississippi)|
|May 7-18, 2020||Harrah’s New Orleans (New Orleans, Louisiana)|
|August 2020||Global 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.