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Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Fireworks Fly as Zack, Deeb & Hellmuth All Progress on Day 1 of Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Dan Zack
Dan Zack

The dust has settled after 10 hours of play and Day 1 of Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em is officially history. Today’s event was the first of its kind at the World Series of Poker, with 20,000-chip starting stacks and 40-minute levels throughout the entire tournament. The result was a staggering 2,479 participants. Due to the accelerated structure of the event, the tournament made it into the money at the very end of the day. In total, there were 372 players who made it into the money and 346 who advanced to Day 2.

When play finished for the evening, Giuseppe Pantaleo was the overnight chip leader with 498,000 chips, with Steve McNally his nearest challenger with 442,500. Pantaleo and McNally were followed by plenty of other players who will progress with genuine hopes of winning the tournament or at the very least going on a deep run. Other big stacks to make Day 2 include Yang Zhang, (418,500), Iaron Lightbourne, (398,000), Jacob Naumann, (370,500), and Phong ‘Turbo’ Nguyen, (333,000).

Perhaps the most exciting hand of the tournament occurred near the end of the night when play was hand-for-hand. Recent WSOP bracelet winner Dan Zack called a reraise all in on a {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop with {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} against the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} of Syed Ali Mustafa. Zack hit a {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} runout on turn and river to make a flush and after both stacks were counted, he covered Mustafa by just 1,500 to sent him home on the bubble. Zack ended the day with 372,000, and further increased his chances of becoming the 2019 WSOP Player of the Year, a race he leads by some margin already.

Many other notable players advanced on Day 1, such as Ryan Laplante (321,000), Shaun Deeb, (252,000), Tim West, (231,000), Phil Hellmuth, (160,500), and Jeff Madsen, (84,000).

Day 2 will resume Wednesday at noon local time with blinds returning to 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 big blind ante. Levels will be 40 minutes each and play is scheduled to continue until the final six players remain. There will be 15-minute breaks every three levels, or two hours of play, with a 60-minute dinner break after the ninth level of play in the day. The PokerNews team will be covering all the drama from start to finish, so stay tuned to catch all the action from the latest low buy-in, high excitement event at the 50th annual World Series of Poker.

Tags: Dan ZackGiuseppe PantaleoIaron LightbourneJacob NaumannJeff MadsenPhil HellmuthPhong NguyenRyan LaplanteShaun DeebSteve McNallySyed Ali MustafaTim WestYang Zhang

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Webjoker • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4781Corey HochmanUnited States148,00030
Amazon4782Yue LiuChina110,00022
Amazon4783Avi KraiemUnited States61,50012
Amazon4784Jeffrey ManleyUnited States80,50016
Amazon4785Samuel TaylorUnited States122,50025
Amazon4786Alex BolotinUnited States89,50018
Amazon4787Jacob RubinUnited States59,50012
Amazon4788Chris DeMaciUnited States73,00015
Amazon4789Anthony ElmoUnited States246,00049
Amazon4851Eric CoffmanUnited States142,50029
Amazon4852Derek SudellUnited States200,00040
Amazon4853Daniel WatsonUnited Kingdom311,50062
Amazon4854Scott HallUnited States80,00016
Amazon4855Jonty ObrienAustralia83,00017
Amazon4856Benjamin EctorUnited States211,00042
Amazon4857Jody GarciaUnited States13,0003
Amazon4858William CheesemanUnited States88,00018
Amazon4859Thomas RyanUnited States93,00019
Amazon4861Pim de GoedeNetherlands345,00069
Amazon4862Louise FrancoeurUnited States45,0009
Amazon4863Phil HellmuthUnited States160,50032
Amazon4864Harry CraneUnited States231,50046
Amazon4865Andrew HillsUnited Kingdom173,50035
Amazon4866Mark ShavesUnited States58,50012
Amazon4867Jason SquireUnited States59,00012
Amazon4868Victor ChoupeauxFrance242,00048
Amazon4869Chiajung LiuTaiwan43,0009
Amazon4871Ahmed JbariFrance265,00053
Amazon4872Ramon ColillasSpain140,00028
Amazon4873Ryan StokerUnited States74,50015
Amazon4874Ahmed TalebUnited States187,50038
Amazon4875Tung TsaiChina222,50045
Amazon4876Nicholas GerrityUnited States272,00054
Amazon4877Brandon CaputoUnited States34,0007
Amazon4878Jeremy FendeletUnited States45,0009
Amazon4879Brandon ColburnUnited States219,00044
Amazon4881Timothy MundyCanada137,50028
Amazon4882Luigi ShehadehUnited States235,50047
Amazon4883Justin ChockUnited States244,00049
Amazon4884Tonio RoderGermany149,00030
Amazon4885Andrew ChaUnited States37,0007
Amazon4886Scott StewartUnited States146,50029
Amazon4887Jordan TuroffUnited States211,50042
Amazon4888Adam DarkazalliUnited States119,50024
Amazon4889Ezequiel WaigelArgentina42,5009
Amazon4891Egor GerasunchukUnited States72,00014
Amazon4892Phong Nguyen (WA)United States333,00067
Amazon4893Craig BiehleUnited States141,00028
Amazon4894Matthew VolosevichUnited States102,50021
Amazon4895Jacob NaumannUnited States370,50074
Amazon4896Steven McCartneyUnited States68,50014
Amazon4897Pfizer JordanUnited States115,00023
Amazon4898Andrew ParksUnited States63,50013
Amazon4899Ariel CelestinoBrazil209,00042
Amazon4901Gabriel SackUnited States77,00015
Amazon4902Ryan D'AngeloUnited States109,00022
Amazon4903Michael ByrnesUnited States60,50012
Amazon4904Ahmed AbdellaUnited Arab Emirates80,00016
Amazon4905Atrayon TrevinoUnited States98,50020
Amazon4906Ben PonzioUnited States70,00014
Amazon4907Justin ZakiUnited States120,00024
Amazon4908Joseph DagostinoUnited States204,00041
Amazon4909Tomas KubaliakSlowakia23,0005
Amazon4911Matthew LuiUnited States222,00044
Amazon4912Aleksandr ShevelevRussia20,0004
Amazon4913Nan HongChina178,00036
Amazon4914Blake KelsoUnited States211,00042
Amazon4915Eric DildaUnited States50,00010
Amazon4916Ashish AhujaIndia126,50025
Amazon4917Andrew GerlUnited States106,00021
Amazon4918Erich SchulteUnited States28,0006
Amazon4919Jason AndersenUnited States66,50013
Amazon4921Anthony DefazioUnited States218,50044
Amazon4922James HebertUnited States124,00025
Amazon4923Timothy McDermottUnited States102,50021
Amazon4924Jeremy SaderneFrance188,00038
Amazon4925Ziyang ZhaoChina280,00056
Amazon4926Adam RichardsonUnited States108,00022
Amazon4927Michael MortonUnited States127,00025
Amazon4928Daniel LeCanada247,50050
Amazon4929Jason BraudaUnited States81,00016
Amazon4931James GiordanoUnited States57,50012
Amazon4932Vincent HuangAustria239,00048
Amazon4933Sarah LeeUnited States58,00012
Amazon4934Philip YehSweden312,50063
Amazon4935John DolanUnited States50,50010
Amazon4936Brad AlbrinckUnited States291,00058
Amazon4937Anthony PitesaUnited States121,00024
Amazon4938Brendan PaulsenUnited States97,50020
Amazon4939Uselis GediminasUnited States100,50020
Amazon4941Veselin DimitrovUnited States50,00010
Amazon4942Bjorn OstbyAustria354,50071
Amazon4943Brandon ZuidemaUnited States55,00011
Amazon4944Matthew SmithUnited States77,00015
Amazon4945Samuel SimisterUnited Kingdom320,00064
Amazon4946Atte HeikkinemFinland154,00031
Amazon4947Amy PatelUnited States174,50035
Amazon4948Nicholas ZautraUnited States109,00022
Amazon4949Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom66,00013
Amazon4951Thomas SheetsUnited States41,0008
Amazon4952Louis SalterUnited Kingdom162,00032
Amazon4953Victor ChongMalaysia80,00016
Amazon4954Kim NgUnited States18,0004
Amazon4955Nicholas HowardUnited StatesUnited States27,0005
Amazon4956Martijn GerritsNetherlands73,00015
Amazon4957Mike ParekhUnited StatesUnited States80,00016
Amazon4958Jose Carlos BritoPortugal152,00030
Amazon4959Ruei Jiun LiangTaiwan137,50028
Amazon4961Arie KliperIsrael68,00014
Amazon4962Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom75,00015
Amazon4963Jason KolpinUnited States68,50014
Amazon4964Josh WeissUnited States48,00010
Amazon4965Steven SnyderUnited States218,00044
Amazon4966Carlos HeyBrazil86,00017
Amazon4967Ross GottliebUnited StatesUnited States76,00015
Amazon4968Mark WongUnited States71,00014
Amazon4969Jason PardyUnited States248,00050
Amazon4971David HickmanUnited States69,00014
Amazon4972Alexander DemeijerGermany109,50022
Amazon4973Jessie BryantUnited States265,50053
Amazon4974Matt AffleckUnited States133,00027
Amazon4975Blaz ZerjavSlovenia89,00018
Amazon4976Ryan McclintockUnited States261,00052
Amazon4977Hossein GuivehchiUnited States75,50015
Amazon4978Luis PinhoPortugal223,00045
Amazon4979Pierre CalamusaFrance145,00029
Amazon4981Luigi KnoppersNetherlands121,50024
Amazon4982Rocco ValdesUnited States114,00023
Amazon4983Stephen EkinUnited States73,00015
Amazon4984Roman RogovskyiUkraine49,00010
Amazon4985Scot MastersUnited States283,00057
Amazon4986Bradley SniderUnited States239,50048
Amazon4987Javier IcazaUnited States333,50067
Amazon4988Jason DowningUnited States99,50020
Amazon4989Ricky MefferdUnited States102,00020
Amazon4991Michael SteckerUnited States100,00020
Amazon4992Rania NasreddineUnited States150,00030
Amazon4993Steve LockhartUnited States91,50018
Amazon4994Joe FirovaUnited States141,00028
Amazon4995Simon WebsterUnited States192,00038
Amazon4996Anthony BogardUnited States196,00039
Amazon4997Emmett HickeyUnited States113,50023
Amazon4998Robbie TuckerCanada86,00017
Amazon4999Laurie MoraesBrazil158,00032
Amazon5001Anastasiia SyvakLatvia83,00017
Amazon5002Michael PaskiUnited States26,0005
Amazon5003Horacio Chaves CortesParaguay16,0003
Amazon5004Alan SternbergUnited States110,50022
Amazon5005Darrell TicehurstUnited States123,00025
Amazon5006Anthony LampsUnited States175,00035
Amazon5007Maria KonnikovaUnited States293,50059
Amazon5008Hans Joachim HeinGermanyGermany336,50067
Amazon5009Jon LactaoenUnited States82,50017
Amazon5011Ryan RiessUnited States63,50013
Amazon5012Kevin RosterUnited States169,00034
Amazon5013Joshua HeinzlUnited States225,50045
Amazon5014Nikolay PonomarevUnited Kingdom112,50023
Amazon5015Steven McnallyUnited States442,50089
Amazon5016Gareth DevereuxUnited Kingdom23,0005
Amazon5017Timothy SullivanUnited States197,50040
Amazon5018Fabio RadoviniCanada103,00021
Amazon5019David OrmsbyCanada100,00020
Amazon5021Rabeh EbeedUnited States346,00069
Amazon5022Brian CraigUnited States240,50048
Amazon5023Michael FarrowCanada418,50084
Amazon5024Gillermo GordoSpain290,50058
Amazon5025Hayden AalvikUnited States33,0007
Amazon5026Sergio GodinaUnited States91,00018
Amazon5027Daniel BoernerUnited States209,00042
Amazon5028Alexander ZiskinUnited States228,50046
Amazon5029Pedro InglesUnited States253,00051
Amazon5031Stefan IvanovBulgaria48,50010
Amazon5032Christopher PooleUnited States91,50018
Amazon5033Dylan LindseyUnited States90,50018
Amazon5034Leo WorthingtonleeseUnited Kingdom10
Amazon5035Joshua HaleUnited States168,50034
Amazon5036Randal SklarUnited States53,00011
Amazon5037Michael WeberUnited States74,50015
Amazon5038Joshua WolfmanUnited States198,00040
Amazon5041Jakub WojtasGermany87,00017
Amazon5042Paul ParisUnited States370,00074
Amazon5043Jerry GiroirUnited States55,50011
Amazon5044Jonathan WilliamsUnited States106,00021
Amazon5045Catherine HannaUnited Kingdom129,50026
Amazon5046James MckinnonUnited States209,50042
Amazon5047Daniel WendorfUnited Kingdom51,00010
Amazon5048Sin Ren ChenChina44,5009
Amazon5051Seth AngelUnited States102,00020
Amazon5052John McGuinnessUnited States93,50019
Amazon5053Stephen SongUnited States332,00066
Amazon5054Sangjun LeeSouth Korea90,50018
Amazon5055Francisco LopezSpain54,00011
Amazon5056King WangTaiwan212,50043
Amazon5057Dean BlattAustralia90,50018
Amazon5058Robert CoteUnited States100,00020
Amazon5059Ira FriedmanUnited States49,00010
Amazon5062Wayne BlodwellUnited Kingdom373,00075
Amazon5063Charles ThompsonUnited States79,50016
Amazon5064Darrell HaywoodUnited States54,00011
Amazon5065John AndrewsUnited States250,00050
Amazon5067Ryan LaplanteUnited States321,00064
Amazon5068Yegor MorozUnited States55,50011
Amazon5069Trenton MarbutUnited States141,00028
Amazon5072Meddi FerrahFrance96,00019
Amazon5073Ryan Van SanfordUnited States180,50036
Amazon5074Wesley JonesUnited States170,50034
Amazon5075Vanessa KadeCanada364,50073
Amazon5076Bret BeebeUnited States97,50020
Amazon5077Boris KolevBulgaria320,00064
Amazon5078Quoc TranUnited States70,00014
Amazon5079Frank FernholzGermany243,50049
Amazon5081Humberto DuarteUnited States213,50043
Amazon5082Carlos CitaraArgentina154,00031
Amazon5083Paul MaskameUnited States352,00070
Amazon5084Sevak MikaielUnited States186,00037
Amazon5085Miguel Seoane IglesiasSpain247,00049
Amazon5086Blair MillerUnited States93,00019
Amazon5087Romain NussmannFrance184,50037
Amazon5088Marvin RettenmaierGermany299,50060
Amazon5089Daniel BuzgonUnited States144,00029
Amazon5091Muskan SethiIndia50,00010
Amazon5092Daniel StrelitzUnited States54,00011
Amazon5093Schneur GershowitzUnited States68,00014
Amazon5094Aaron GustavsonUnited States76,00015
Amazon5095Yuwen PanChina32,5007
Amazon5096Renato KaneoyaBrazil144,00029
Amazon5097Kevin MullenUnited States71,50014
Amazon5098Daniel ChanUnited States119,50024
Amazon5099Rickey LeeUnited States299,00060
Amazon5101Mark AdkinsUnited States58,00012
Amazon5102Gab KimSouth Korea164,50033
Amazon5103Dominic CoombeAustria133,50027
Amazon5104Amir TurkzadehUnited States143,50029
Amazon5105Stephen JohnsonUnited States360,00072
Amazon5106Mitchell HalversonUnited States68,00014
Amazon5107Tim WestUnited States231,50046
Amazon5108Yang ZhangChina418,50084
Amazon5109Michael LinUnited States251,50050
Amazon5111William BlaisCanada127,50026
Amazon5112Talesh PatelUnited StatesUnited States123,00025
Amazon5113Kelly MccullumUnited States77,50016
Amazon5114Daniel DinzikUnited States15,0003
Amazon5115Nathan TuthillUnited States20,0004
Amazon5116Orestis KanakopoulosUnited States127,50026
Amazon5117Jonathan TareUnited States86,00017
Amazon5118Pete ChenTaiwan294,00059
Amazon5119John ZentnerUnited States56,50011
Amazon5121Nelson ResendizUnited StatesUnited States189,00038
Amazon5122Patrick SaloUnited States37,5008
Amazon5123Ilari TahkokallioFinland247,50050
Amazon5124Vegard RopstadNorway90,00018
Amazon5125Jeff MadsenUnited States84,00017
Amazon5126Nicholas ManganaroUnited States194,00039
Amazon5127Jeff SiegalUnited States205,00041
Amazon5128Gaurav RainaUnited States91,50018
Amazon5129Paul FehligUnited States99,00020
Amazon5131Brian YoonUnited States168,50034
Amazon5132Vytautas SemaskaLithuania125,00025
Amazon5133Brian CraftUnited States39,5008
Amazon5134Jessica DawleyUnited States131,00026
Amazon5135Ben YuUnited States28,0006
Amazon5136Pedro MadeiraBrazil158,00032
Amazon5137Michael KaplanUnited States98,50020
Amazon5138Elvis ToomasUnited States75,00015
Amazon5139Chih Ying LiangTaiwan69,50014
Amazon5141Eben KurtzmanUnited States243,00049
Amazon5142Jiachen GongCanada50,50010
Amazon5143Ran IlaniIsrael174,00035
Amazon5144Zachary MullennixUnited States99,00020
Amazon5145Nikolay YosifovSofia, BG111,00022
Amazon5146Thomas WinstoneUnited States144,00029
Amazon5147Nipun JavaUnited States55,00011
Amazon5148Gabriel BaumgartnerGermany197,00039
Amazon5149Quan ZhouChina400,00080
Amazon5151James PorterUnited States32,5007
Amazon5152Paawan BansalIndia176,00035
Amazon5153Andres GonzalezSpain208,50042
Amazon5154Derek WoltersUnited States295,00059
Amazon5155Danny GonzalesUnited States108,00022
Amazon5156Giuseppe PantaleoGermany498,000100
Amazon5157Jeremy PerryUnited States35,5007
Amazon5158Adam DemerssemanUnited States174,00035
Amazon5159William DraperUnited States21,5004
Amazon5161Laurent AbiteboulFrance45,5009
Amazon5162David MarshallEstonia182,00036
Amazon5163Mehran ShahabiCanada30,5006
Amazon5164Dalton BrinkerUnited States155,00031
Amazon5165Mans MontgomeryUnited States86,00017
Amazon5166Matthew BodieUnited States50,50010
Amazon5167Ted GillisUnited States167,00033
Amazon5168Luka DukicSlovenia89,00018
Amazon5169James Van HornUnited States78,00016
Amazon5171Vinny PahujaUnited States79,00016
Amazon5172Karim DepicciottoUnited Kingdom144,50029
Amazon5173Matthew PerezUnited States100,50020
Amazon5174Jeffery MichaelsonUnited States240,50048
Amazon5175Iaron LightbourneUnited Kingdom398,00080
Amazon5176Joseph LamkinUnited States181,50036
Amazon5177David UvaydovUnited States48,50010
Amazon5178Michael UngUnited States76,50015
Amazon5179Ian BobbinAustralia109,00022
Amazon5181Joshua ZucchetCanada124,00025
Amazon5182Alexander KuzminRussia151,00030
Amazon5183Nathan NguyenUnited States216,50043
Amazon5184Pedro OliveiraPortugal294,00059
Amazon5185Trung PhamUnited States176,00035
Amazon5186Andrew WilsonUnited Kingdom104,50021
Amazon5187Paul CoglianoUnited States183,50037
Amazon5188Gary DolengaUnited States41,5008
Amazon5189Michael VaciarosCanada67,50014
Amazon5191Manuel MachadoUnited States93,00019
Amazon5192Chance WalkerUnited States93,50019
Amazon5193Pierre SinnigFrance204,00041
Amazon5194Gal ErlichmanIsrael61,50012
Amazon5195Clayton WoodwardUnited States150,50030
Amazon5196Ola WeinbergSweden175,50035
Amazon5197Andreas KniepGermany108,00022
Amazon5198Jacob PowersUnited States242,00048
Amazon5199Omar RodriguezColombia52,00010
Amazon5201Max PinnolaUnited States72,50015
Amazon5202Daniel ZackUnited States372,50075
Amazon5203Tony DunstUnited States100,00020
Amazon5204Sasidhar BobbaUnited States48,50010
Amazon5205Austin PeckUnited States102,00020
Amazon5206Yudhishter JaswalUnited Kingdom207,00041
Amazon5207Krasimir YankovBulgaria100,00020
Amazon5208Kfir IvgiUnited Kingdom110,00022
Amazon5209Thanh BuiUnited StatesUnited States225,00045
Amazon5211Giulio MascoloUnited Kingdom102,00020
Amazon5212David DeevesCanada19,0004
Amazon5213Kwong IpUnited States120,00024
Amazon5214Mark SeifUnited States75,00015
Amazon5215Bryan ArnoldUnited States186,00037
Amazon5216Yosef LiderUnited States128,00026
Amazon5217Alfie PoetraUnited States257,00051
Amazon5218Jason BeasleyUnited States164,50033
Amazon5219Henry WilkenUnited States146,50029
Amazon5221Cameron LemmonsUnited States246,00049
Amazon5222Shaun DeebUnited States252,50051
Amazon5223Ali ImsirovicUnited States116,00023
Amazon5224Joseph TeanotogaFrance82,50017
Amazon5225Eddy SabatUnited States123,00025
Amazon5226Young Sik EumUnited States163,50033
Amazon5227Wan KimSouth Korea350,00070
Amazon5228Marcello AzevedoUnited States83,50017
Amazon5229Aditya SushantIndia45,5009

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Play has concluded and chips are in bags in the Brasilia room.

Giuseppe Pantaleo de
Giuseppe Pantaleo
de 498,000 498,000
Steve McNally US
Steve McNally
US 442,500 442,500
Yang Zhang cn
Yang Zhang
cn 418,500 418,500
Michael Farrow ca
Michael Farrow
ca 418,500 418,500
Quan Zhou cn
Quan Zhou
cn 400,000 400,000
Iaron Lightbourne gb
Iaron Lightbourne
gb 398,000 398,000
Wayne Blodwell gb
Wayne Blodwell
gb 373,000 373,000
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 372,500 372,500
Jacob Naumann us
Jacob Naumann
us 370,500
Paul Paris US
Paul Paris
US 370,000 370,000
Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 364,500 214,500
Stephen Johnson us
Stephen Johnson
us 360,000 360,000
Bjorn Ostby au
Bjorn Ostby
au 354,500 354,500
Paul Maskame US
Paul Maskame
US 352,000 352,000
Wan Kim kr
Wan Kim
kr 350,000 350,000
Rabeh Ebeed us
Rabeh Ebeed
us 346,000 346,000
Pim de Goede nl
Pim de Goede
nl 345,000 345,000
Hans Joachim Hein de
Hans Joachim Hein
de 336,500 336,500
Javier Icaza us
Javier Icaza
us 333,500 333,500
Phong Nguyen (WA) us
Phong Nguyen (WA)
us 333,000 333,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us 332,000 332,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 321,000
Boris Kolev bg
Boris Kolev
bg 320,000 320,000
Samuel Simister gb
Samuel Simister
gb 320,000 320,000
Philip Yeh se
Philip Yeh
se 312,500 312,500

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Three More Hands

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The tournament director has announced three more hands are left to play at each table before all remaining players will bag their chips for the evening.

Zack Busts Mustafa To Burst Bubble

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Syed Ali Mustafa
Syed Ali Mustafa

On the bubble, there was an all in and a call announced as Dan Zack and Syed Ali Mustafa both got it in on a {k-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} board with ace-king.

Dan Zack: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Syed Ali Mustafa: {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Zack was freerolling the nut flush and was in luck as the turn and river brought {9-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} for him to get there. The dealer then tallied the chips, and Zack's total was 116,000. Mustafa's was just short of that at 114,500, sending him to the felt.

Dan Zack us
Dan Zack
us 365,000 190,000

Tags: Dan ZackSyed Ali Mustafa

Wolters Doubles on Bubble

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

Action was folded preflop to Derek Wolters, who completed his small blind. His opponent shoved all in from the big blind and after a few seconds of thought, Wolters made the call.

Derek Wolters: {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Opponent: {j-Spades}{5-Spades}

"I'll take this!" said Wolters' opponent as the dealer burned a card and began to deal the flop. The board ran out {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Wolters doubled up as the tournament director began to instruct the dealers to enact the same process of dealing one more hand.

Derek Wolters us
Derek Wolters
us 281,000

Tags: Derek Wolters

Hand-For-Hand Play Begins

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

With 374 players remaining, the tournament director has announced that hand-for-hand play has begun.

'Racks' Rolling With Average Stack on Bubble

HillKerby • Level 15: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Kevin Roster
Kevin Roster

"I'm alive!" proclaimed Kevin 'Racks' Roster as his opponent folded preflop. The opponent had opened to 9,000 from early position and 'Racks' three-bet him from the button to 27,000, prompting the fold.

On the very next hand, Roster opened from the cutoff to 9,500 and his raise got through everybody as he took down a second consecutive pot before the flop and brought his stack to the current average as the tournament nears the money.

Having an average stack getting near the money is only the secondary story for Roster, however. Having his leg amputated in April of this year and being told last month that he could have anywhere from a few weeks to a few months to live, Roster is here spreading the awareness of Sarcoma, the form of cancer that he was diagnosed with in 2017.

While he is here, there is no question he is enjoying every second of this opportunity.

Kevin Roster us
Kevin Roster
us 126,000 -14,000

Tags: Kevin Roster