Day 1 of Event 41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em, is in the books, and the end-of-day chip leader is Jonathan Tamayo at 98,100 in chips. The top ten are as follows:
Jonathan Tamayo 98,100
Ricky Sanders 88,000
Klein Bach 65,600
Daniel Kraus 49,975
Jose Tavares 48,900
Alexander Borteh 46,950
Peter Rho 46,000
Otto Richard 45,700
Benjamin Landowski 44,425
Heung Yoon 42,400
Play resumes in this event at 3pm PDT on Friday in the Brasilia Room. 98 players remain, not far from the 72-player money bubble.
Day 1 has come to an end. We began with 731 runners in Event #41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em, and are down to 98 remaining in the field. We're almost to the money and tomorrow play will go down until we have reached the final table.
Lou Esposito, Michael Guzzardi, Rolf Slotboom, Berry Johnston, Jan Von Halle, and the Le brothers, Allen and Nam, are all left remaining in the field. Play will resume tomorrow at 3:00 PM local time over in the Brasilia Room here at the Rio. See you all then.
Ari Engel was very short-stacked and moved all in with A-10. He found a caller with A-Q but managed to spike his three-outer and double up.
The very next hand he found another A-10, and still being very short-stacked he moved all in again. This time he was in a better spot as his caller had 8-9. An eight on the flop changed all that though and Engel was busted at the death of play.
After a player made it 1,100 to go from under the gun, Jonathan Tamayo reraised to 3,500. The under-the-gun player then shipped in his whole stack of 25,000. Tamayo made the call and turned over . His opponent held .
The board ran out and Tamayo didn't get unlucky. He is now up to 76,000 and cruising.