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$1,700 Main Event



$1,700 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Giedrius Bagdonas Leads the Day 1b Field in the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event

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

The second of two opening-day flights is complete in the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $1,700 Main Event, and with Day 1a and Day 1b finished it's time for the tournament to move forward to Day 2.

Day 1b saw a total of 617 entries register at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino in Hammond, Indiana and when the dust settled only 117 players found a bag.

Giedruis Bagdonas bagged the biggest of all, ending the night with 814,500 after spending most of the latter half of the day as the Day 1b chip leader. Bagdonas will return for Day 2 as the overall chip leader in the Main Event.

Others bagging big on Day 1b included Yousef Saleh (369,000), Jake Bazeley (356,000), Firas Sadou (326,000), Josh Reichard (280,000) and Craig Trost (276,000).

The 617 entries on Day 1b brought the total number of entries for the Main Event to 989, with the prize pool totaling $1,498,335. First place in this event will result in a $258,078 payday for the eventual winner.

Some of the names coming through for Day 1b, but not surviving the flight, included Keven Stammen, Jorden Helstern, Samuel Cosby, Todd Sladek, and Jeremy Smith.

The survivors of Day 1b will join the 67 players that made it through on Day 1a, and the combined survivors of the two starting flights will come back for Day 2 Sunday. The restart is scheduled for 11 a.m., and the tournament will play out with 60-minute levels for the duration.

The Main Event will resume at Level 16 Sunday, with the blinds at 2000/4000/4000.

Follow along with the PokerNews live blog as the Main Event continues!

Tags: Craig TrostFiras SadouGiedrius BagdonasJake BazeleyJeremy SmithJorden HelsternJosh ReichardKeven StammenSamuel CosbyTodd SladekYousef Saleh

End Of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

BrandonTemple • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Giedrius Bagdonas us
Giedrius Bagdonas
us 814,500 199,500
William Webb us
William Webb
us 429,500 158,500
Ruslan Sladkov us
Ruslan Sladkov
us 402,500 402,500
Alex Yen us
Alex Yen
us 382,500 382,500
Yousef Saleh us
Yousef Saleh
us 369,000 134,000
Voytek Glab us
Voytek Glab
us 366,000 81,000
Miguel Dabul US
Miguel Dabul
US 365,500 365,500
Gregory Wilson US
Gregory Wilson
US 365,000 226,000
Jake Bazeley us
Jake Bazeley
us 356,000 76,000
Andres Garcia us
Andres Garcia
us 331,000 331,000
Firas Sadou us
Firas Sadou
us 326,000 -49,000
Joe Trezzo US
Joe Trezzo
US 326,000 326,000
Kevin Wong US
Kevin Wong
US 289,500 -10,500
Bryant Miller us
Bryant Miller
us 283,500 225,500
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 280,000 105,000
Craig Trost us
Craig Trost
us 276,000 -12,000
Sachin Bhargava us
Sachin Bhargava
us 271,500 271,500
Mark Fink us
Mark Fink
us 262,500 195,500
Amanda Heidbrick us
Amanda Heidbrick
us 246,000 246,000
Neil Patel us
Neil Patel
us 245,500 198,500
Charles Donahue us
Charles Donahue
us 226,000 226,000
Dan Bunce US
Dan Bunce
US 223,500 -11,500
Bryan Skreens us
Bryan Skreens
us 218,500 88,500
Ala Aqel us
Ala Aqel
us 217,000 217,000
Lena Zhao US
Lena Zhao
US 215,500 149,500

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Six More Hands

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

The tournament will play through six more hands before night's end.

Bunce Gets a Late Night Dub With Kings

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

Dan Bunce got his last 108,500 in preflop from the button, and was in good shape to double up against a player in middle position.

Dan Bunce: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Bunce hit top set on the {q-Spades}{3-Hearts}{k-Hearts} flop to take a commanding lead, but the {10-Clubs} turn gave him a sweat, as his opponent now had a Broadway draw. The {4-Clubs} fell on the river, and Bunce said, "My heart's beating so fast!" as he counted up his double.

Dan Bunce US
Dan Bunce
US 235,000 170,000

Tags: Dan Bunce

Fielder Finds a Double

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

Jeff Fielder got his last 32,000 in preflop from middle position, and was up against a player in the hijack.

Jeff Fielder: {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Fielder's prospects dimmed on the {3-Spades}{a-Spades}{8-Spades} flop, leaving him with just two safe jacks to survive. The {j-Clubs} turn was one of them, and after the {4-Hearts} river, Fielder notched the double.

Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us 72,000 40,000

Tags: Jeff Fielder

Current WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Casino Championship Leaderboard

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

The player with the most points at the end of this Circuit stop will receive a free seat into the 2020 Global Casino Championship. Points are updated overnight based on results from completed events.

The winner of the Main Event and the Casino Champion will earn a seat to the 2020 Global Casino Championship. There they will compete for a coveted gold bracelet. To become the Casino Champion a player must earn the most points at a given Circuit stop. Players earn points based on how well they finish in a tournament.

1Guillermo Vargas82.5 pts14$63,514
2David Hengen67.5 pts13$28,337
3Tyler Phillips52.5 pts03$18,268
4Sudheer Some50 pts11$103,923
5Lukson Matthew50 pts11$34,748
6Emanuel Manioudakis50 pts11$22,053
7Lena Zhao50 pts11$21,031
8Brad LaPayne50 pts11$12,685
9Dragan Culafic50 pts11$9,806
10Brandon Nicholson50 pts11$8,593

Three-Way Pot for Thomas

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

Facing a middle-position limp and a raise to 8,000 from the button, Brian Thomas called in the big blind.

All three players checked the {6-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{3-Spades} flop.

Thomas bet 11,000 on the {10-Spades} turn, and only the middle-position player called.

Both players checked the {4-Hearts} river, and Wilson took down the pot with {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

Brian Thomas US
Brian Thomas
US 123,000 53,000

Tags: Brian Thomas

Two Three-Bet Shoves, Two Different Results

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

Nadya Magnus raised to 6,000 from the hijack, and Ralph Massey three-bet shoved for 40,000 in the small blind. Magnus tanked for a minute, then folded, and Massey brought in the much-needed chips.

At the same time, Ryan Van Sanford three-bet shoved for 42,000 over a raise from the hijack with {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}, but the hijack was waiting with {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} and Van Sanford couldn't improve to bust.

Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
us 110,000 30,000
Ralph Massey us
Ralph Massey
us 52,500 -44,500
Ryan Van Sanford us
Ryan Van Sanford
us Busted

Tags: Nadya MagnusRalph MasseyRyan Van Sanford