Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
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Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
Day 1 Completed

Jon Turner Bags Big for Second Event in a Row; Holds Lead in Event #22: $1,500 8-Game

will_shill • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Jon Turner
Jon Turner

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

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4241Tim FinneUnited States36,300
Amazon4242Philip LongUnited Kingdom21,000
Amazon4243Ian O'HaraUnited States31,000
Amazon4244Brian CarrollUnited States38,225
Amazon4245Mike MatusowUnited States20,600
Amazon4246Philip ReedUnited States11,525
      
Amazon4251Ziya RahimUnited States43,000
Amazon4252Matthew SmithUnited States6,825
Amazon4253Itsuko YoroiJapan4,100
Amazon4254Daniel NegreanuCanada45,775
Amazon4255Kevin BrewerUnited States15,325
Amazon4256Mark GalloUnited States16,450
      
Amazon4261Ben PonzioUnited States24,475
Amazon4262Andy LupsonUnited States31,600
Amazon4263Ron ElkinsUnited States33,000
Amazon4265Iori YogoJapan45,475
Amazon4266Isaac CrowUnited States25,350
      
Amazon4271Jeff MadsenUnited States51,700
Amazon4272Brady RedingtonUnited States12,825
Amazon4273Ben YuUnited States25,000
Amazon4274Vladimir ShchemelevRussia29,250
Amazon4275Patrice BitonFrance15,075
Amazon4276Joseph HaddadUnited States8,050
      
Amazon4281Bruce YamronUnited States24,000
Amazon4282Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom25,600
Amazon4283Jeff LisandroAustralia6,950
Amazon4284Devon ShalmiUnited States32,450
Amazon4285Ivo DonevAustria28,000
Amazon4286Brayden GazlayUnited States19,200
      
Amazon4291Joon ParkUnited States16,925
Amazon4292Noah BronsteinUnited States15,775
Amazon4293David MayUnited States21,850
Amazon4294Daniel DiPasqualeUnited States62,350
Amazon4295Neil YekellUnited States13,625
Amazon4296David BachUnited States63,000
      
Amazon4301Harry CraneUnited States12,250
Amazon4302Robert Williamson IIIUnited States1,600
Amazon4303John RacenerUnited States32,275
Amazon4304Nick KostUnited States19,300
Amazon4306Per HildebrandSweden25,900
      
Amazon4321Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil7,850
Amazon4322Svetlana GromenkovaUnited States15,625
Amazon4323Jordan SiegelUnited States5,950
Amazon4324Ronald SchiffmanUnited States24,900
Amazon4325Ryan BoyleUnited States12,200
Amazon4326Steve HohnUnited States29,000
      
Amazon4331Thomas RawlesUnited States15,900
Amazon4332James ObstAustralia33,525
Amazon4333Richard BaiUnited States46,250
Amazon4334Arthur ResetschnigAustria11,200
Amazon4335Michael ConstantineCanada12,000
Amazon4336Tommy HangUnited States34,000
      
Amazon4341Tad JurgensUnited States19,925
Amazon4342Brian ZekusUnited States12,225
Amazon4343Chris BackCanada19,325
Amazon4344Max HoffmanUnited States8,700
Amazon4345Farzad RouhaniUnited States68,200
Amazon4346Daniel LoweUnited States24,225
      
Amazon4351James PetzingUnited States15,150
Amazon4352Zack FreemanUnited States41,425
Amazon4353Jean MonturyFrance39,500
Amazon4354Scott BohlmanUnited States5,950
Amazon4355Matthew SmithUnited States65,900
Amazon4356Frederik BrinkUnited States13,200
      
Amazon4361Mikko HirvonenUnited Kingdom25,000
Amazon4362Igor SharaskinRussia6,375
Amazon4363Aaron SchaffUnited States43,550
Amazon4364Frankie O'DellUnited States28,000
Amazon4365James LittleUnited States25,350
Amazon4366Chip JettUnited States36,575
      
Amazon4371James JuvancicUnited States7,875
Amazon4372Andrew KelsallUnited States32,100
Amazon4373Rafael LebronUnited States16,800
Amazon4374Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia12,550
Amazon4375Cliff JosephyUnited States26,400
Amazon4376Andrew BrownUnited States16,150
      
Amazon4381David OlsonUnited States33,125
Amazon4382Marcus MizziCanada21,100
Amazon4383Fabrice SoulierFrance61,600
Amazon4384Jake SchwartzUnited States25,500
Amazon4385William DraperUnited States11,150
Amazon4386DID NOT REPORT 2United States24,700
      
Amazon4401Cyndy VioletteUnited States22,925
Amazon4402Hrair DanielyanUnited States47,200
Amazon4404Nicholas SeikenUnited States24,550
Amazon4405Allen KesslerUnited States16,900
Amazon4406Hal RotholzUnited States11,700
      
Amazon4411Nicholas DerkeUnited States21,600
Amazon4412Jon TurnerUnited States75,600
Amazon4413Kyle MiasoUnited States19,900
Amazon4414Iraj ParviziUnited Kingdom32,500
Amazon4415Matt WoodwardUnited States67,550
Amazon4416Gary BensonAustralia3,900
      
Amazon4421Devin LooneyUnited States52,275
Amazon4422Ylon SchwartzUnited States19,925
Amazon4423Danny ScottCanada15,550
Amazon4424Danny NoamUnited States10,675
Amazon4425Jason SagleCanada30,900
Amazon4426Matthew MortensenUnited States60,525
      
Amazon4431Chad LactaoenUnited States22,650
Amazon4432DID NOT REPORT 1United States1
Amazon4433Frank AtheyUnited States26,200
Amazon4434Douglas FriedmutterUnited States18,300
Amazon4435Dylan LindeUnited States32,600
Amazon4436Bart O'ConnellUnited States21,950
      
Amazon4441Sean PennieUnited States3,700
Amazon4442Connor BerkowitzUnited States20,125
Amazon4443Dennis EichhornUnited States19,650
Amazon4444Kevin MalisUnited States38,700
Amazon4445Gregory JamisonUnited States12,225
Amazon4446Alessio IsaiaItaly73,500
      
Amazon4451Alexandr OrlovRussia28,375
Amazon4452Claude MarbleuFrance29,050
Amazon4453Yarron BendorUnited States27,000
Amazon4454Wook KimUnited States10,200
Amazon4455Amnon FilippiUnited States60,000
Amazon4456Bradley SmithCanada12,125
      
Amazon4461Maria HoUnited States11,975
Amazon4462Paul SokoloffCanada27,750
Amazon4463Scott SeiverUnited States45,750
Amazon4464Mark GregorichUnited States47,225
Amazon4465Kristan LordUnited States55,500
Amazon4466Anthony ZinnoUnited States33,650
      
Amazon5251Valentin VornicuUnited States42,950
Amazon5252Ian JohnsUnited States21,925
Amazon5253Scott HorowitzUnited States17,825
Amazon5254David "Bakes" BakerUnited States18,375
Amazon5255Tero KilkanenFinland6,550
Amazon5256Tony HoangCanada30,800
      
Amazon5262Pete ThomasUnited States22,025
Amazon5263Bradley ButcherUnited States8,900
Amazon5264James HoeppnerUnited States20,500
Amazon5265Christopher VitchUnited States21,125
Amazon5266David DroegerUnited States33,375

Tags: Amnon FilippiAnthony ZinnoBen PonziBenny GlaserBrian HastingsChris VitchDaniel NegreanuDavid BachDzmitry UrbanovichFarzad RouhaniFelipe RamosJohn RacenerJon TurnerMaria HoMike MatusowMikko HirvonenRon WareValentin Vornicu

End of Night Chip Counts (full)

MrCleverFox • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 75,600 42,600
Alessio Isaia it
Alessio Isaia
it 73,500
Farzad Rouhani us
Farzad Rouhani
us 68,200 68,200
Matt Woodward us
Matt Woodward
us 67,550
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
us 65,900
David Bach us
David Bach
us 63,000 -7,000
Daniel DiPasquale us
Daniel DiPasquale
us 62,350 62,350
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 61,600 13,600
Matthew Mortensen us
Matthew Mortensen
us 60,525
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 60,000 -5,000
Kristan Lord us
Kristan Lord
us 55,500
Devin Looney us
Devin Looney
us 52,275 4,275
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 51,700 -13,300
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 47,225 5,725
Hrair Danielyan us
Hrair Danielyan
us 47,200
Richard Bai us
Richard Bai
us 46,250
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 45,775 1,775
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 45,750 13,750
Iori Yogo jp
Iori Yogo
jp 45,475 13,475
Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 43,550
Ziya Rahim us
Ziya Rahim
us 43,000
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 42,950 7,950
Zack Freeman US
Zack Freeman
US 41,425
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 39,500 34,000
Kevin Malis US
Kevin Malis
US 38,700

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Yu Takes One Before the End of the Night

MrCleverFox • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

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 {10-}{7-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for a ten low, and it was good. The big blind did show his {5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} before mucking though.

Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 33,500 15,500

Tags: Ben Yu

Three More Hands

MrCleverFox • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Players will play three more hands to end the night.

Bendor's Nut-Nut Scoops Vitch

MrCleverFox • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Omaha Hi-Lo

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 {J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Vitch continued with a bet. Both Hildebrand and Bendor called.

The turn was the {9-Diamonds} and both players now checked to Bendor who bet. Vitch called while Hildebrand folded.

The river was the {6-Hearts} and Vitch check-called one more bet from Bendor.

"Nut-nut," Bendor said. He showed {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and that earned him the whole pot as Vitch quickly mucked.

Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 38,500 16,500
Yarron Bendor (YB) US
Yarron Bendor (YB)
US 22,000 13,200
Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
se 11,200

Tags: Per HildebrandChris VitchYarron Bendor

Smith Busts to Violette

MrCleverFox • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

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.

Cydny Violette: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Dan Smith: {J-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
All-in Player: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} 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.

Cyndy Violette us
Cyndy Violette
us 42,000 12,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted

Tags: Cydny VioletteDan Smith