2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Benny Glaser Finishes as Leader in Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Day 1 of Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed is in the books. The event drew 221 runners, less than the 256 from last year. After ten hour-long levels of play, 69 remain.

Many top players entered the field, but it was the UK's Benny Glaser who bagged the chip lead. Glaser accumulated chips rapidly in the final levels of play and finished the night with a stack of 106,200. Glaser, who already owns three gold bracelets and finished 5th in Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship this year for $260,578, has his eyes on his first bracelet in a limit hold'em event.

Other players pushing for the lead include Nicholas Seiken (101,900) who recently won Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, and Anh Van Nguyen (96,700) who reached the final table of the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship in 2016.

Several other big names who are also advancing to Day 2 are Ronnie Bardah (96,500), Rep Porter (90,700), Ben Yu (69,200),Barry Greenstein (51,700), Adam Owen (46,600), Koray Aldemir (33,400). Both Bryce Yockey (14,400), and Mike Matusow (11,900) also found a bag at the end of the day but as short stacks.

Some of those players unfortunate to bust out here on Day 1 included three Main Event Champions; Jonathan Duhamel, Joe McKeehen and Phil Hellmuth, as well as Todd Witteles, Sam Greenwood, Carol Fuchs, Jonathan Tamayo, Chris Vitch, Thomas Muehloecker and Andre Akkari.

The tournament director announced a complete prize pool of $663,000 at the end of the day with a top prize of $154,338 for the winner along with a prestigious bracelet. A total of 34 players will reach the money on Day 2, with a min-cash worth $4,449.

The event is scheduled to last two more days, with the Day 2 restarting at 2pm on Tuesday, July 10. Ten more levels will be played with 15-min breaks every 2 levels. Players will also enjoy a 60-min dinner break after 6th level (≈ 8:30 p.m.).

Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews.com as we provide updates through the event's conclusion on Wednesday.

Tags: Andre AkkariAnh Van NguyenBarry GreensteinBenny GlaserMike MatusowRep PorterRonnie Bardah

Day 2 Seat Draw and Chip Counts

LiveReporter • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4921Jacob PowersUnited States44,20015
Amazon4922Joao VieiraPortugal92,10031
Amazon4923Harun SapmazUnited States38,40013
Amazon4924JJ LiuUnited States31,40010
Amazon4925Ken DengUnited States24,6008
Amazon4926Bryce YockeyUnited States14,4005
Amazon4931Adam OwenUnited Kingdom46,60016
Amazon4932Mike Schneider (MN)United States82,30027
Amazon4933Anna WroblewskiUnited States78,90026
Amazon4934Chris TrybaUnited States75,00025
Amazon4935Nicholas DerkeUnited States16,5006
Amazon4936Daniel ZackUnited States47,00016
Amazon4942Alexander KuzminRussia36,00012
Amazon4943Jack KashishianUnited States72,70024
Amazon4944Jon CareyUnited States29,00010
Amazon4945Jesse MartinUnited States73,30024
Amazon4946Barry GreensteinUnited States51,70017
Amazon4951Jeff LisandroAustralia36,30012
Amazon4952Reese NewellUnited States43,70015
Amazon4953Michael LipnerUnited States35,50012
Amazon4954David GeeUnited States94,00031
Amazon4955Ronnie BardahUnited States96,50032
Amazon4956Klein BachUnited States13,8005
Amazon4961Angelo KarimalisUnited States58,30019
Amazon4962Alan MyersonUnited States52,70018
Amazon4963Gregory De BoraCanada54,50018
Amazon4964Tom McCormickUnited States28,0009
Amazon4965Juha HelppiFinland51,50017
Amazon4966Brian AleksaUnited States67,40022
Amazon4981Michael NooriUnited States65,20022
Amazon4982Joshua MitchellUnited States81,20027
Amazon4983Noah BronsteinUnited States70,80024
Amazon4985Andrew YipCanada34,60012
Amazon4986Won LeeUnited States58,10019
Amazon4991Jacob SniderUnited States19,2006
Amazon4992Ben YuUnited States69,20023
Amazon4993Mike MatusowUnited States11,9004
Amazon4994Koray AldemirAustria33,40011
Amazon4995Chad EveslageUnited States8,1003
Amazon4996Amir TurkzadehUnited States52,90018
Amazon5001Kenny SheiUnited States1,7001
Amazon5002Ryan HughesUnited States72,50024
Amazon5003Darren LangCanada18,6006
Amazon5004Diane LevinUnited States24,9008
Amazon5005Yaser AlkeliddarUnited States65,60022
Amazon5006James SileoUnited States27,2009
Amazon5011Jerry RobinsonUnited States25,5009
Amazon5012Anh Van NguyenCanada96,70032
Amazon5013Rex ClinkscalesUnited States32,00011
Amazon5014Andrew KelsallUnited States7,8003
Amazon5015Chetan GuptaUnited States8,2003
Amazon5016Michael HaneyUnited States28,90010
Amazon5021Richard FullerUnited States88,70030
Amazon5022Lena WangUnited States53,70018
Amazon5023Duy HoUnited States78,00026
Amazon5024Justin ThurlowUnited States59,70020
Amazon5025Shaun MclaughlinUnited States7,8003
Amazon5026Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom106,20035
Amazon5031Cary AugustineUnited States29,40010
Amazon5032Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom44,30015
Amazon5033Sean YuUnited States51,70017
Amazon5034Jeremy HeartbergUnited States19,0006
Amazon5035Rep PorterUnited States90,70030
Amazon5036Andrew RudisillUnited States45,90015
Amazon5041Diego CordovezUnited States24,4008
Amazon5042Joshua MoskoviitsUnited States52,30017
Amazon5044Nicholas SeikenUnited States101,90034
Amazon5045Christopher ChungUnited States40,40013
Amazon5046Alex TorryUnited States38,80013

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

LiveReporter • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 106,200
Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 101,900
Anh Van Nguyen ca
Anh Van Nguyen
ca 96,700
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 96,500
David Gee us
David Gee
us 94,000 94,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt 92,100 -2,900
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 90,700
Richard Fuller us
Richard Fuller
us 88,700 88,700
Mike Schneider (MN) us
Mike Schneider (MN)
us 82,300
Joshua Mitchell US
Joshua Mitchell
US 81,200 81,200
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
us 78,900 78,900
Duy Ho us
Duy Ho
us 78,000
Chris Tryba us
Chris Tryba
us 75,000 75,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 73,300 73,300
Jack Kashishian us
Jack Kashishian
us 72,700 72,700
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 72,500 72,500
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 70,800 70,800
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 69,200
Brian Aleksa us
Brian Aleksa
us 67,400 67,400
Yaser Alkeliddar us
Yaser Alkeliddar
us 65,600 65,600
Michael Noori us
Michael Noori
us 65,200 65,200
Justin Thurlow us
Justin Thurlow
us 59,700 59,700
Angelo Karimalis us
Angelo Karimalis
us 58,300 58,300
Won Lee us
Won Lee
us 58,100 58,100
Gregory De Bora CA
Gregory De Bora
CA 54,500 54,500

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Selected End of Day Chipcounts

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 106,200 -6,800
Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 101,900 48,900
Anh Van Nguyen ca
Anh Van Nguyen
ca 96,700 96,700
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 96,500 6,500
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 90,700
Duy Ho us
Duy Ho
us 78,000 -11,500
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 69,200 69,200
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 51,700 -6,300
Adam Owen gb
Adam Owen
gb 46,600 8,600
Chris Chong sg
Chris Chong
sg 40,400 -23,600
Andrew Yip ca
Andrew Yip
ca 34,600 -5,400
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 33,400 33,400
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 28,000 15,000
Ken Deng us
Ken Deng
us 24,600 24,600
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 14,400 -1,600
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 11,900 -21,100
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 7,800 -30,500

Porter Wins his Last Hand

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Rep Porter
Rep Porter

Rep Porter raised from the cutoff and called the three-bet from the button player.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades} and Porter checked and three-bet his opponent's bet. The latter called and folded his hand after Porter made another bet on the {10-Hearts} turn.

Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 90,700

Tags: Rep Porter

Four More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

Four more hands will be played before players bag and tag for the night.

Glaser on the Rise

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

A first player bet and Benny Glaser raised from the cutoff position. The small blind player three-bet and both players made the call.

The flop brought {6-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Glaser bet after the small blind checked. Both his opponents made the call. The turn was the {4-Spades} and Glaser bet once more after a check. Only the small blind player stayed in the hand.

The river fell a {6-Diamonds} and the small blind check-called a last bet from Glaser. The latter tabled {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} and it was enough to make his opponent muck his hand.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 113,000 113,000

Tags: Benny Glaser

Wong on the Top

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

On a raised pot, Brandon Wong check-called a bet from his opponent situated on the button with a flop showing {8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{4-Spades}.

The turn fell a {3-Hearts}. Wong first checked and raised the bet of his opponent and the latter called.

The river brought the {10-Spades} and Wong led with another bet. His opponent called but mucked his hand when Wong tabled {j-Hearts}{4-Hearts} for two pair.

Wong is now the first player to surpass the 100,000 stack.

Brandon Wong us
Brandon Wong
us 107,000 97,900

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Yockey Takes Some Chips Back

gaellej • Level 10: 1,200-2,400, 0 ante

The small blind player started the action with a raise and Bryce Yockey opted to call.

The flop came {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Yockey called another bet. The turn{3-Spades} and the river {8-Spades} brought no betting and both players revealed their cards. Yockey, holding {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} for ace-high, had the dominating hand, against {j-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for his opponent and took down the pot.

Yockey, who won the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship last year, has a stack around 16,000.

Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 16,000 16,000

Tags: Bryce Yockey