2019 World Series of Poker

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

2019 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
2,000,000 / 4,000,000

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

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)

Level 19 : 5,000/10,000, 10,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Arsenii Karmatckii ru
Arsenii Karmatckii
1,323,000 1,323,000
Day 1A Chip Leader
Aleksa Pavicevic us
Aleksa Pavicevic
1,036,000 651,000
Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
999,000 999,000
Jacob Steede us
Jacob Steede
980,000 980,000
Alexander Clark gb
Alexander Clark
960,000 960,000
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
924,000 688,000
Jacob Baumgartner us
Jacob Baumgartner
894,000 894,000
Stanley Webb us
Stanley Webb
848,000 848,000
Harsukhpaul Sangha ca
Harsukhpaul Sangha
835,000 835,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
Jessica King us
Jessica King
753,000 753,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
751,000 751,000
Moshe Elazar us
Moshe Elazar
745,000 745,000
Toby Price us
Toby Price
741,000 741,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
712,000 712,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Orson Young us
Orson Young
711,000 711,000
Gianluca Marcucci it
Gianluca Marcucci
701,000 701,000
Timothy Mcbride us
Timothy Mcbride
700,000 700,000
Abdulrahim Amer us
Abdulrahim Amer
693,000 693,000
Arunas Sapitavicius lt
Arunas Sapitavicius
691,000 691,000
Aalok Arora us
Aalok Arora
670,000 670,000
Danny Nguyen us
Danny Nguyen
668,000 668,000
Aleem Kanji gb
Aleem Kanji
643,000 643,000
Peter Hengsakul us
Peter Hengsakul
634,000 297,000
Raja Chirumamilla us
Raja Chirumamilla
626,000 626,000

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Four More Hands

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.

Level: 19

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 10,000

Level: 18

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 8,000

Fours Work For Wong

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.

Player Chips Progress
Weiping Wong cn
Weiping Wong
132,000 132,000

Tags: Weiping Wong

Menhardt Guts His Opponent

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.

Player Chips Progress
Julian Menhardt at
Julian Menhardt
180,000 180,000
Winamax Red Diamond

Tags: Julian Menhardt