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Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Arsenii Karmatchkii on Top After Day 1a of $888 Crazy Eights; Melanie Weisner Among Big Stacks

KaleGozer • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Melanie Weisner
Melanie Weisner

Day 1a, the first of four starting flights in Event 64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold’em, has come to an end and 191 of the original 1,674 players have moved on to Day 2. Top Russian player Arsenii Karmatchkii, who finished 6th in Event #11: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em earlier this series, was the runaway chip leader with 1,323,000 in chips. Others that bagged impressive stacks at the end of play included Aleksa Pavicevic (1,036,000), Dennis Brand (999,000), Jake Steede (980,000), Alex Clark (960,000), and Melanie Weisner (924,000).

The day started off with around 600 players registered by the time the cards went in the air, but with the unlimited re-entry format, that number swelled to 1,674 by the time registration closed. That final number created a Day 1a prize pool of $1,337,861, and after the bubble burst late in level 18, 252 players had made the money with a min-cash worth $1,330.

Numerous players, including notables Will Failla, Jim Petzing, Joseph Cheong, and Dong Guo, found themselves taking full advantage of the unlimited re-entries option, while others such as Chris Moneymaker, Kristy Arnett, Marvin Karlins, and Matt Stout fired just one bullet, but all fell short of cashing.

Three more starting flights remain for players to join the 191 that bagged and tagged on Day 1a. Cards are already in the air on Day 1b. On Saturday, June 29, Day 1c will kick off at 10 a.m., followed by Day 1d on Sunday, June 30 at 10 a.m. All survivors from the four starting flights will continue their quest for the gold WSOP bracelet on Monday, July 1, at noon local time. PokerNews will be on the floor to cover all the action as the Crazy Eights rolls on!

Tags: Aleksa PavicevicArsenii KarmatchkiiChris MoneymakerDennis BrandDong GuoJim PetzingJoseph CheongKristy ArnettMarvin KarlinsMelanie WeisnerWill Failla

End of Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Arsenii Karmatckii ru
Arsenii Karmatckii
ru 1,323,000 1,323,000
Aleksa Pavicevic us
Aleksa Pavicevic
us 1,036,000 651,000
Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
us 999,000 999,000
Jacob Steede us
Jacob Steede
us 980,000 980,000
Alexander Clark GB
Alexander Clark
GB 960,000 960,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
us 924,000 688,000
Jacob Baumgartner us
Jacob Baumgartner
us 894,000 894,000
Stanley Webb us
Stanley Webb
us 848,000 848,000
Harsukhpaul Sangha ca
Harsukhpaul Sangha
ca 835,000 835,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 768,000
Jessica King us
Jessica King
us 753,000 753,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 751,000 751,000
Moshe Elazar us
Moshe Elazar
us 745,000 745,000
Toby Price us
Toby Price
us 741,000 741,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 712,000 712,000
Orson Young us
Orson Young
us 711,000 711,000
Gianluca Marcucci it
Gianluca Marcucci
it 701,000 701,000
Timothy Mcbride us
Timothy Mcbride
us 700,000 700,000
Abdulrahim Amer us
Abdulrahim Amer
us 693,000 693,000
Arunas Sapitavicius lt
Arunas Sapitavicius
lt 691,000 691,000
Aalok Arora us
Aalok Arora
us 670,000 670,000
Danny Nguyen us
Danny Nguyen
us 668,000 668,000
Aleem Kanji gb
Aleem Kanji
gb 643,000 643,000
Peter Hengsakul us
Peter Hengsakul
us 634,000 297,000
Raja Chirumamilla us
Raja Chirumamilla
us 626,000 626,000

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Day 1a Concluded

KaleGozer • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The first of four starting flights of Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em has concluded. All chip counts and an end of day recap will follow.

Four More Hands

LoriPersinger • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and it has been announced that the dealers will deal four more hands and then the remaining players will bag and tag for the night.

Players Are In the Money!

LoriPersinger • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The bubble was a very short one and lasted only one hand of hand-for-hand play.

Level:
19
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
10,000
Level:
18
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
8,000

Fours Work For Wong

LoriPersinger • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Action folded to Weiping Wong in late position and he shoved all in. The small-blind player made the call and then the big-blind player three-bet shoved all in. With action back on the small-blind player he tank-folded and the two remaining players tabled their hands.

Weiping Wong: {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Big-Blind Player: {k-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The king was in the window, but a four came right behind it on the {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} flop. The {2-Diamonds} turn and {8-Hearts} river were safe for Wong who doubled up late in the day.

Weiping Wong CN
Weiping Wong
CN 132,000 132,000

Tags: Weiping Wong

Menhardt Guts His Opponent

LoriPersinger • Level 17: 3,000-6,000, 6,000 ante

Action folded around to Julian Menhardt in the cutoff and he shoved all in. The button-player then shoved all in behind and both blinds folded.

Julian Menhardt: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts}, which gave Menhardt the runner-runner gutshot straight. After the dealer counted down both stacks it was discovered that Menhardt had exactly 1,000 more than his opponent, who was sent to the rail late on Day 1a.

Julian Menhardt at
Julian Menhardt
Winamax Red Diamond
at 180,000 180,000

Tags: Julian Menhardt