2018 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
Days: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place

Day 1a Completed

Anthony Reategui Bags Day 1a Chip Lead of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

Level 18 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Anthony Reategui
Anthony Reategui

On a packed day in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a total of 1,703 entries showed up for Day 1a of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. By the end of 18 levels, there were just 99 that found a bag and moved on to Day 2. The chipleader at the end of the night was Anthony Reategui who bagged an impressive 369,000.

Reategui starting to build a stack about halfway through the day and ending on a strong note as he caught an opponent trying to bluff. There were many other players finishing with healthy stacks including Peter Nigh (352,000), Kyle Keranen (286,000), Aaron Pinson (281,000), Josef Snejberg (274,000), and Daniel Gamliel (272,000).

Some notables to bag on Day 1a are Clyde Shimp (244,000), Germanies Ismael Bojang (233,000), bracelet winner Mike Leah (155,000), Canada's Kyle Hartree (193,000), Carlos Chang (151,000), Sandeep Vasudevan (148,000), Ashley Sleeth (111,000), and Jeremy Ausmus (106,000).

Many well-known players registered but failed to fill a bag including Barry Greenstein, Ian Steinman, Jordan Young, Christian Nolte, Martin Mathis, Kelly Kellner, Katie Lindsay, Dieter Dechant, Upeshka De Silva, Alex Foxen, and Joey Weissman.

It was halfway through the 14th level when the money bubble popped and players were then guaranteed a min-cash of $1,332. A total of 1,703 players accumulated a prize pool of $1,361,037 and the remaining money that is not paid out during this flight will be carrying over to the final payout.

The tournament has now completed its first flight of four and there are three more to go. Once the remaining three flights are over, Day 2 will be starting at 2 p.m. local time on July 2. All remaining prize pools from each flight will be combined and presented at the beginning of this day.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.

Tags: Aaron PinsonAlex FoxenAnthony ReateguiAshley SleethBarry GreensteinCarlos ChangChristian NolteClyde ShimpDieter DechantIan SteinmanIsmael BojangJeremy AusmusJoey WeissmanJordan YoungJosef SnejbergKatie LindsayKelly KellnerKyle HartreeKyle KeranenMartin MathisMike LeahPeter NighUpeshka De Silva

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 18 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Anthony Reategui us
Anthony Reategui
369,000 129,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Peter Nigh us
Peter Nigh
352,000 50,000
Cody Pack us
Cody Pack
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
286,000 -44,000
Aaron Pinson us
Aaron Pinson
281,000 46,000
Lorenzo Lavis fr
Lorenzo Lavis
Josef Snejberg cz
Josef Snejberg
274,000 274,000
Daniel Gamliel us
Daniel Gamliel
272,000 4,000
Binh Nguyen us
Binh Nguyen
255,000 206,000
Smith Collins us
Smith Collins
251,000 251,000
Wesley Monico us
Wesley Monico
248,000 -4,000
Clyde Shimp us
Clyde Shimp
244,000 244,000
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
233,000 23,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Shane Sigsbee us
Shane Sigsbee
232,000 160,800
Vincent Li hk
Vincent Li
Austin Buchanan us
Austin Buchanan
James Keating us
James Keating
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
Andrew Brinkley us
Andrew Brinkley
200,000 73,000
Kyle Hartree ca
Kyle Hartree
193,000 134,500
Tomas Kubaliak sk
Tomas Kubaliak
Zhong Yang us
Zhong Yang
Emile Schiff jm
Emile Schiff
Peter Linton gb
Peter Linton

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Monico Rides Along With Cowboys

Level 18 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Wesley Monico was on the button and faced with a cutoff all-in of just under 120,000. Monico made the call and the players flipped over their hands.

Wesley Monico: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{3-Diamonds} and Monico's kings took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Player Chips Progress
Wesley Monico us
Wesley Monico
252,000 252,000

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Lebleu Sends One to the Rail

Level 18 : 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

The small blind moved all in for around 45,000 and William Lebleu called from the big blind. The players then turned over their hands.

William Lebleu: {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}{2-Spades} and Lebleu's queens up took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Player Chips Progress
William Lebleu us
William Lebleu

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Level: 18

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500