Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
Chris Ferguson Nearing the Top of Day 1b in Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop; Lofaso Leads
A total of 1,268 entries were gathered before late registration closed on Day 1B of Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em at The Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. After ten one-hour levels of play, just 252 runners remained, moving on to Day 2 along with the $1,141,200 prize pool that was generated during this flight.
Leading the way is Robert Lofaso with a staggering 156,700 and close behind him is Ran Ilani who bagged a healthy 150,500. Some other big stacks moving on include Ray Medlin (133,700), Dylan Drazen (120,300), Kyle Keranen (118,600), and Thuy Nguyen (113,100).
There were some notable players that found a bag and will be taking a seat on Day 2 including six-time bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (111,300), Bulgaria's Yuliyan Kolev (90,400), bracelet winner Michael Wang (84,000), Dietrich Fast (73,100), Daniel Strelitz (64,900), Aaron Massey (64,000), and Maria Lampropulos (53,700).
Amongst those who failed to survive the day were Kristen Bicknell, Joey Weissman, Dan Shak, Alexander Allison, Mike Leah, Georgios Sotiropoulos, Dylan Linde, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Ryan Laplante, Katie Lindsay, Griffin Benger, Ryan Yu, and James Mackey.
Day 1B was the second of three flights that will be moving on, the last flight will be held on July 9 and all players to make it through will come back on Tuesday, July 10, for Day 2. The second day will restart at 12pm local time and the total prize pool and payouts will be announced before play begins.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.
End of Day Chip Counts (full)
Schultz Digs Deep and Makes the Call on Allison
The board read , Alexander Allison bet 5,600 from late position into a pot around 12,000 and Matthew Schultz made the call from the hijack.
The river fell the , Allison quickly moved all in for 17,400, putting his opponent to the test. Shultz thought for just a few moments before slamming in enough chips to call.
Allison turned over for ace high and Shultz tabled for tens over fours, securing the pot and eliminating Allison in the process.
Lampropulos Finds a Fold
All the cards were out and the board read . Maria Lampropulos was facing a bet of 12,000. She took her time deciding what to do, opting to pass in end.
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Tsinis Moves in On Korenev
The board read , Arkadiy Tsinis led for 3,200 from the small blind, and Roman Korenev raised to 8,700 from late position.
Tsinis moved all in after a moment of thought and Korenev quickly mucked his hand,
Tsinis Applies Pressure
Arkadiy Tsinis opened to 1,800 in middle position and got two calls behind. The flop brought out and Tsinis continued into the pot for 3,000 and he was three-bet to 6,000. The other player got out of the way and Tsinis called.
It came a on the turn and Tsinis check-called a bet of 3,100. The completed the board and Tsinis took the betting initiative, moving all in for 17,000 or so. It garnered a fold and Tsinis took it down.