Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Last night, Jon Turner was the runaway chip leader at the end of Day 1b in the GIANT. Today, at the end Day 1 in the Event #22: $1,500 8-Game he is bagging the chip lead yet again after ten levels of play.
It was touch and go towards the end of the day, with Turner doubling Mikko Hirvonen up in the second to last hand of the night. However, he won it all back and more on the final hand of the night to clinch the chip lead with a stack of 75,600.
Close behind Turner was Farzad Rouhani (68,200), David Bach (63,000) and Amnon Filippi (60,000). Other notables through to Day 2 include Valentin Vornicu (47,950), Daniel Negreanu (45,775), Anthony Zinno (33,650), Benny Glaser (25,600), Cliff Josephy (26,000), Chris Vitch (21,125),Mike Matusow (20,600), and Maria Ho (11,975).
With 134 players remaining and 70 places paid, the bubble will burst on Day 2, with a min-cash worth $2,238 and first prize worth $147,348.
It was a short day for defending champion Ron Ware, who bemoaned early on that his stack was so small that he had more Rio cash chips than tournament chips! Eventually, he was sent to the rail by Felipe Ramos after the Brazilian started a Stud Hi-Lo hand rolled up, and Ware failed to make a low.
Last year's double bracelet winner and 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E champion David Bach was among the chip leaders early on, as well as John Racener and Dzmitry Urbanovich.
As one triple bracelet winner soared, another was sent to the rail, with Brian Hastings falling to Ben Ponzio. Hastings held queens against Ponzio's aces, and it looked like an upset was on the cards after a queen on the flop, but Ponzio backdoored a flush to eliminate Hastings.
Other players eliminated included Carol Fuchs, Eli Elezra, 2017 WSOP Main Event champion Scott Blumstein, Randy Ohel, Bruno Fitoussi, Matt Glantz, Martin Staszko, Bart Lybaert, and Brandon Shack-Harris.
With late registration open for eight levels, some players left it to the last minute to jump in. They included Maria Ho, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Scott Seiver, Dan Smith, Ismael Bojang, John Monnette and Steve Zolotow.
Jeff Madsen was leading the way at the top of the pack as these late registrants battled to spin up their stacks. Ivey would send a player to the rail, as would Daniel Negreanu who had been quietly grinding it out all day, but it wasn't to be for Hellmuth on his quest for an elusive 15th bracelet, after losing a massive four-way Stud Hi-Lo pot, he was eliminated shortly thereafter.
A resurgent Bach would challenge for the chip lead once more, but Turner held on - minus the penultimate hand misstep - to bag the chip lead.
Play resumes tomorrow at 2pm in Amazon Orange. Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued live coverage of the 2018 World Series of Poker.
Seat Draw Day 2
|Amazon||424||1||Tim Finne||United States||36,300|
|Amazon||424||2||Philip Long||United Kingdom||21,000|
|Amazon||424||3||Ian O'Hara||United States||31,000|
|Amazon||424||4||Brian Carroll||United States||38,225|
|Amazon||424||5||Mike Matusow||United States||20,600|
|Amazon||424||6||Philip Reed||United States||11,525|
|Amazon||425||1||Ziya Rahim||United States||43,000|
|Amazon||425||2||Matthew Smith||United States||6,825|
|Amazon||425||5||Kevin Brewer||United States||15,325|
|Amazon||425||6||Mark Gallo||United States||16,450|
|Amazon||426||1||Ben Ponzio||United States||24,475|
|Amazon||426||2||Andy Lupson||United States||31,600|
|Amazon||426||3||Ron Elkins||United States||33,000|
|Amazon||426||6||Isaac Crow||United States||25,350|
|Amazon||427||1||Jeff Madsen||United States||51,700|
|Amazon||427||2||Brady Redington||United States||12,825|
|Amazon||427||3||Ben Yu||United States||25,000|
|Amazon||427||6||Joseph Haddad||United States||8,050|
|Amazon||428||1||Bruce Yamron||United States||24,000|
|Amazon||428||2||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||25,600|
|Amazon||428||4||Devon Shalmi||United States||32,450|
|Amazon||428||6||Brayden Gazlay||United States||19,200|
|Amazon||429||1||Joon Park||United States||16,925|
|Amazon||429||2||Noah Bronstein||United States||15,775|
|Amazon||429||3||David May||United States||21,850|
|Amazon||429||4||Daniel DiPasquale||United States||62,350|
|Amazon||429||5||Neil Yekell||United States||13,625|
|Amazon||429||6||David Bach||United States||63,000|
|Amazon||430||1||Harry Crane||United States||12,250|
|Amazon||430||2||Robert Williamson III||United States||1,600|
|Amazon||430||3||John Racener||United States||32,275|
|Amazon||430||4||Nick Kost||United States||19,300|
|Amazon||432||2||Svetlana Gromenkova||United States||15,625|
|Amazon||432||3||Jordan Siegel||United States||5,950|
|Amazon||432||4||Ronald Schiffman||United States||24,900|
|Amazon||432||5||Ryan Boyle||United States||12,200|
|Amazon||432||6||Steve Hohn||United States||29,000|
|Amazon||433||1||Thomas Rawles||United States||15,900|
|Amazon||433||3||Richard Bai||United States||46,250|
|Amazon||433||6||Tommy Hang||United States||34,000|
|Amazon||434||1||Tad Jurgens||United States||19,925|
|Amazon||434||2||Brian Zekus||United States||12,225|
|Amazon||434||4||Max Hoffman||United States||8,700|
|Amazon||434||5||Farzad Rouhani||United States||68,200|
|Amazon||434||6||Daniel Lowe||United States||24,225|
|Amazon||435||1||James Petzing||United States||15,150|
|Amazon||435||2||Zack Freeman||United States||41,425|
|Amazon||435||4||Scott Bohlman||United States||5,950|
|Amazon||435||5||Matthew Smith||United States||65,900|
|Amazon||435||6||Frederik Brink||United States||13,200|
|Amazon||436||1||Mikko Hirvonen||United Kingdom||25,000|
|Amazon||436||3||Aaron Schaff||United States||43,550|
|Amazon||436||4||Frankie O'Dell||United States||28,000|
|Amazon||436||5||James Little||United States||25,350|
|Amazon||436||6||Chip Jett||United States||36,575|
|Amazon||437||1||James Juvancic||United States||7,875|
|Amazon||437||2||Andrew Kelsall||United States||32,100|
|Amazon||437||3||Rafael Lebron||United States||16,800|
|Amazon||437||5||Cliff Josephy||United States||26,400|
|Amazon||437||6||Andrew Brown||United States||16,150|
|Amazon||438||1||David Olson||United States||33,125|
|Amazon||438||4||Jake Schwartz||United States||25,500|
|Amazon||438||5||William Draper||United States||11,150|
|Amazon||438||6||DID NOT REPORT 2||United States||24,700|
|Amazon||440||1||Cyndy Violette||United States||22,925|
|Amazon||440||2||Hrair Danielyan||United States||47,200|
|Amazon||440||4||Nicholas Seiken||United States||24,550|
|Amazon||440||5||Allen Kessler||United States||16,900|
|Amazon||440||6||Hal Rotholz||United States||11,700|
|Amazon||441||1||Nicholas Derke||United States||21,600|
|Amazon||441||2||Jon Turner||United States||75,600|
|Amazon||441||3||Kyle Miaso||United States||19,900|
|Amazon||441||4||Iraj Parvizi||United Kingdom||32,500|
|Amazon||441||5||Matt Woodward||United States||67,550|
|Amazon||442||1||Devin Looney||United States||52,275|
|Amazon||442||2||Ylon Schwartz||United States||19,925|
|Amazon||442||4||Danny Noam||United States||10,675|
|Amazon||442||6||Matthew Mortensen||United States||60,525|
|Amazon||443||1||Chad Lactaoen||United States||22,650|
|Amazon||443||2||DID NOT REPORT 1||United States||1|
|Amazon||443||3||Frank Athey||United States||26,200|
|Amazon||443||4||Douglas Friedmutter||United States||18,300|
|Amazon||443||5||Dylan Linde||United States||32,600|
|Amazon||443||6||Bart O'Connell||United States||21,950|
|Amazon||444||1||Sean Pennie||United States||3,700|
|Amazon||444||2||Connor Berkowitz||United States||20,125|
|Amazon||444||3||Dennis Eichhorn||United States||19,650|
|Amazon||444||4||Kevin Malis||United States||38,700|
|Amazon||444||5||Gregory Jamison||United States||12,225|
|Amazon||445||3||Yarron Bendor||United States||27,000|
|Amazon||445||4||Wook Kim||United States||10,200|
|Amazon||445||5||Amnon Filippi||United States||60,000|
|Amazon||446||1||Maria Ho||United States||11,975|
|Amazon||446||3||Scott Seiver||United States||45,750|
|Amazon||446||4||Mark Gregorich||United States||47,225|
|Amazon||446||5||Kristan Lord||United States||55,500|
|Amazon||446||6||Anthony Zinno||United States||33,650|
|Amazon||525||1||Valentin Vornicu||United States||42,950|
|Amazon||525||2||Ian Johns||United States||21,925|
|Amazon||525||3||Scott Horowitz||United States||17,825|
|Amazon||525||4||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||18,375|
|Amazon||526||2||Pete Thomas||United States||22,025|
|Amazon||526||3||Bradley Butcher||United States||8,900|
|Amazon||526||4||James Hoeppner||United States||20,500|
|Amazon||526||5||Christopher Vitch||United States||21,125|
|Amazon||526||6||David Droeger||United States||33,375|
Limit 2-7 Triple Draw
Ben Yu opened on the button and was called by the big blind. The big blind then took two and Yu took two as well. Both players then checked.
On the second draw, the big blind took one and Yu two took. The big blind then led out with a bet, and Yu peeped at his cards before calling.
On the last draw, the big blind took one and Yu stood pat. Both players then checked.
"Queen," the big blind said. Yu showed his for a ten low, and it was good. The big blind did show his before mucking though.
Players will play three more hands to end the night.
Yarron Bendor opened with a raise on the button. Chris Vitch was in the small blind and he raised, making it three bets. Per Hildebrand called from the big blind and Bendor tagged along with a call as well.
The flop was and Vitch continued with a bet. Both Hildebrand and Bendor called.
The turn was the and both players now checked to Bendor who bet. Vitch called while Hildebrand folded.
The river was the and Vitch check-called one more bet from Bendor.
"Nut-nut," Bendor said. He showed and that earned him the whole pot as Vitch quickly mucked.
Jeff Lisandro was all in for his last 4,425 with and was up against the of Mikko Hirvonen. The flop came giving Hirvonen top pair, but the turn gave Lisandro a straight. The river was the and Lisandro doubled up.
A short-stacked player moved all in from the cutoff for 2,150 before Dan Smith called in the small blind. Cyndy Violette was in the big blind and she decided to shove all in over the top with a covering stack. Smith thought for a bit then called off for about 7,000 total.
The board ran out and the short stack player earned a triple up by making a flush, but Violette earned the rest of Smith's chips as she had him covered and her pair of queens was enough. With that, Smith was sent to the rail while Violette moved over 40,000 chips.