Event #68: $1,000 + 111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Event #68: $1,000 + 111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b Completed

Chris Ferguson Nearing the Top of Day 1b in Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop; Lofaso Leads

MartianNews • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

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.

Tags: Aaron MasseyAlexander AllisonChris FergusonDan ShakDanielDaniel StrelitzDietrich FastDylan LindeGeorgios SotiropoulosGriffin BengerJason MercierJoey WeissmanKatie LindsayKristen BicknellKyle KeranenMaria LampropulosMichael WangPhil IveyRan IlaniRay MedlinRobert LofasoRyan LaplanteRyan YuThuy Nguyen

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jon Sataoen no
Jon Sataoen
no 166,200 166,200
Robert Lofaso us
Robert Lofaso
us 156,700 156,700
Ran Ilani il
Ran Ilani
il 150,500 141,200
Ray Medlin us
Ray Medlin
us 133,700 81,600
Kristofer Kneale US
Kristofer Kneale
US 127,800 127,800
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 126,800 44,800
Dylan Drazen US
Dylan Drazen
US 120,300 120,300
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
us 118,600 118,600
Onur Unsal tr
Onur Unsal
tr 117,500 117,500
Joshua Solnosky US
Joshua Solnosky
US 113,600 113,600
Thuy Nguyen us
Thuy Nguyen
us 113,100 113,100
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 111,300 52,300
Mike Parekh us
Mike Parekh
us 109,600 5,900
Sohale Khalili us
Sohale Khalili
us 109,400 109,400
Ming Cheng us
Ming Cheng
us 103,800 103,800
Will Berry us
Will Berry
us 103,000 103,000
Peter Akery gb
Peter Akery
gb 100,900 100,900
Salah Nimer us
Salah Nimer
us 98,700 98,700
Charles Hanson us
Charles Hanson
us 98,000 98,000
Matthew Silva us
Matthew Silva
us 97,300 33,800
Gereon Sowa de
Gereon Sowa
de 96,600 -600
Francis Rusnak us
Francis Rusnak
us 94,900 94,900
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro 93,000 23,000
Vadim Shlez ua
Vadim Shlez
ua 92,700 92,700
Francisco Correia br
Francisco Correia
br 91,400 91,400

Read full

Schultz Digs Deep and Makes the Call on Allison

MartianNews • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Alexander Allison
Alexander Allison

The board read {4-Spades}{9-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, 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 {4-Diamonds}, 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 {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} for ace high and Shultz tabled {10-Diamonds}{10-Spades} for tens over fours, securing the pot and eliminating Allison in the process.

Matthew Shultz US
Matthew Shultz
US 76,000
Alexander Allison ca
Alexander Allison
ca Busted

Tags: Alexander AllisonMatthew Schultz

Tsinis Applies Pressure

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Arkadiy Tsinis opened to 1,800 in middle position and got two calls behind. The flop brought out {4-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} 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 {2-Diamonds} on the turn and Tsinis check-called a bet of 3,100. The {q-Clubs} 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.

Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
us 43,000 30,700

Tags: Arkadiy Tsinis