Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
On a packed day in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino a total of 1,148 entries showed up for Day 1c of Event #6: $365 GIANT No-Limit Hold'em. Just 55 of them found a bag by the end of 21 levels. Chipleader at the end of the night was Mathieu Philbert of France who bagged an impressive 1,940,000.
Philbert won a pot for over 1.5 million during the final six hands of play. The hand was against Matt Telepo who tried to pull a fast one on Philbert with an ill-timed bluff. Philbert saw through it and soared towards the top of the standings with the massive pot.
This flight had a total of five players that broke the million mark, including Kevin Ninkovich (1,505,00), bracelet winner Arkadiy Tsinis (1,495,000), Terry Kelley (1,035,000), and well-known English pro Artan Dedusha (1,025,000).
Some other notable stacks moving on from this flight include Jett Blackwell (975,000), Alexander Allegranza (875,000), Jeremy Brown (820,000), bracelet winner Peter Eichhardt (780,000) and Gary Lucci (715,000).
There were several bracelet holders that were in this flight but did not manage to find a bag including Phil Laak, Benjamin Yu, Kathy Liebert and Canada's Calen McNeil. Some other well-known players that did not manage to make it through include Sandeep Vasudevan, Bradley Butcher and Allen Kessler.
The money bubble was popped by Jordan Polk who also made it through to Day 2 with 725,000. The remaining 173 players were then guaranteed a min-cash of $556 dollars. After the bubble burst, the tournament turned into a haotic shove fest of people trying to either build up a stack or bust and return next Friday to try and spin up a stack on that flight.
The tournament has now completed it's third of five flights and players will have two more shots to run up a stack for Day 2 on June 30th. The last two remaining flights will be on June 22nd and June 29th, with everyone returning on June 30th for Day 2.
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The clock has been paused at five minutes and each table will now deal six more hands, with all remaining at the end of those moving on to Day 2.
There were three players that found themselves all in preflop and Mark Jun was one of them.
The flop came down and Jun needed some help. The turn came the and Jun was now drawing to a straight or flush. The river was the and Jun completed his flush to eliminate two opponents near the end of Day 1c.
Dana Marcolango found himself all in for 123,000 and had two people move all in after for less. The three then turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Marcolango's turned pair of aces took down the pot.
An early position player moved all in for around 70,000 and Brett Beck moved all in over the top for a little over 500,000. The two players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Beck's kings held on for the pot.