2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$3,250 High Roller
Days:
12
$3,250 High Roller
Day 1 Completed

Dapo Ajayi Leads the Day 1a Field in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $3,250 High Roller

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Dapo Ajayi
Dapo Ajayi

The first day is a wrap in the WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley $3,250 High Roller, and at the end of Day 1 it was Dapo Ajayi (197,000) bagging the chip lead.

Others near the top of the chip leader board include Qi Hu (174,000), Frank Azavedo (154,000), and Joshua Shaw (138,500).

A total of 43 entries registered for Day 1, with 20 players bagging at the end of play. Late registration and re-entry will still be available up until the beginning of Day 2, with the restart commencing Friday at noon. Play will resume at Level 13, with the blinds at 1000/2000/2000.

The field played through 12 40-minute levels on Day 1, and that structure will continue through the rest of the tournament. This event will play down to a champion Friday, with the winner being crowned and the WSOP Circuit ring, along with the first-place prize money, being awarded.

Other players bagging on Day 1 included Noel Rodriguez (120,000) and JC Tran (117,500).

Some of the players sent to the rail on the first day included Tony Dunst, Glenn Miller, Andrew Ostapchenko, Tim McDermott and Josh Prager. Dunst re-entered late in the day, and finished the night at 106,500 chips.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team as the tournament resumes, and a champion is determined Friday.

Tags: Andrew OstapchenkoGlenn MillerJosh PragerTony DunstJC TranDapo AjayiJoshua ShawNoel RodriguezTim McDermott

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante
Dapo Ajayi us
Dapo Ajayi
us 197,000 17,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 174,000 -20,000
Frank Azavedo US
Frank Azavedo
US 154,000 105,500
Joshua Shaw us
Joshua Shaw
us 138,500 81,500
Ben Underwood ca
Ben Underwood
ca 121,000 74,000
Noel Rodriguez us
Noel Rodriguez
us 120,000 42,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 117,500 -65,500
Jonathan Ingalls us
Jonathan Ingalls
us 110,000 40,000
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 106,500 38,500
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
us 103,000 63,000
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
us 102,500 10,500
Matt Welch US
Matt Welch
US 90,000 90,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
us 60,500 -12,500
Darren Rabinowitz us
Darren Rabinowitz
us 51,000 41,000
David Stamm us
David Stamm
us 43,500 -3,500
Eli Ross us
Eli Ross
us 42,000 6,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 36,500 -5,500
Roger Bailey us
Roger Bailey
us 32,000 32,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 24,000 -9,000

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Day 1 is Done!

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Day 1 of the High Roller is complete; a recap and end-of-day chip counts will follow shortly.

Lonis Gets His Flush Paid Off

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Darren Rabinowitz opened under the gun, and got called by Ian Steinman in the small blind, and Jesse Lonis in the big blind.

All three player checked the {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop. Steinman bet 4,000 on the {10-Clubs} turn, Lonis called and Rabinowitz folded.

Steinman checked the {8-Spades} river, Lonis bet 15,700, and Steinman thought it over for a bit before making the call. Lonis showed the winner with {q-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the queen-high flush, and Steinman mucked.

Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
us 92,000 34,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 33,000 -12,000

Tags: Darren RabinowitzIan SteinmanJesse Lonis

Dunst Climbing Back on Bullet Number Two

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Tony Dunst is back to work after re-entering the fray, adding to his stack with a big pot against Bryan Piccioli going Dunst's way.

With about 20,000 in the pot and the board showing {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}, Piccioli checked from the big blind, and Dunst put in a pot-sozed bet for 20,000.

Piccioli went deep into the tank, eventually deciding on a fold.

Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 68,000 54,000
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 42,000 20,000

Tags: Bryan PiccioliTony Dunst

Ajayi Knocks Out McDermott

GeoffFisk • Level 12: 800-1,600, 1,600 ante

Dapo Ajayi continues to surge on Day 1, with his latest pot coming at the expense of Tim McDermott.

McDermott, from under the gun, got into a preflop all in against Ajayi, who was in the hijack and had McDermott well covered.

Ajayi's pocket fives held up against the ace-queen of McDermott, and McDermott's first bullet in the High Roller has expired. McDermott re-entered immediately, and is right back in the mix.

Dapo Ajayi us
Dapo Ajayi
us 180,000 4,000
Tim McDermott us
Tim McDermott
us Busted

Tags: Dapo AjayiTim McDermott

Level:
12
Blinds:
800/1,600
Ante:
1,600

Tran Calls Three Barrels and Collects

GeoffFisk • Level 11: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

JC Tran opened to 2,700 from the hijack, the cutoff three-bet to 6,000, and Tran called.

Tran check-called bets for 4,000 on the {4-Spades}{k-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop, and 13,000 on the {7-Clubs} turn.

Tran checked again on the {8-Clubs} river, the cutoff bet 16,000, and Tran thought it over for a bit before calling. Tran tabled {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}, and his opponent mucked.

JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 183,000 70,000

Tags: JC Tran

Ingalls Gets One from Tran

GeoffFisk • Level 11: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

JC Tran opened to 2,700 from the cutoff, and Jonathan Ingalls called from the big blind.

Both players checked the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{q-Hearts} flop. Ingalls checked again on the {6-Diamonds} turn, Tran bet 3,000 and Ingalls called.

The river fell {a-Diamonds}, both players checked, and Ingalls turned over the winner with {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}.

JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 113,000 52,000
Jonathan Ingalls us
Jonathan Ingalls
us 70,000 6,000

Tags: Jonathan IngallsJC Tran