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Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em



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

Michael Kane Takes the Lead as Day 1b Concludes in Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em

LisaY • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Michael Kane
Michael Kane

The second flight of the ever popular Crazy Eights tournament has wrapped for the day and Michael Kane will return to Day 2 in fantastic shape, with 1,360,000 chips to play with. He is one of only two players who built a seven-figure stack over the 19 levels of play, with Dara Taherpour (1,030,000) being the other. Kane is also the overall leader at the moment, nipping ahead of Russian Pro Arsenii Karmatckii, who finished Day 1a with 1,323,000.

Richard Bai (535,000), Calvin Anderson (400,000), James Dempsey (301,000), Boris Kolev (200,000) and Robert Cheung (102,000) are some of the notables to secure themselves a seat in Day 2 which returns on Monday 1st July at midday, here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. All in all, there were 138 runners who made it through and they join the 191 from Day 1a, which is a total of 329 through so far.

Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts

1Michael Kane1,360,000
2Dara Taherpour1,030,000
3Emile Schiff994,000
4William Pengelly921,000
5Jerry Odeen913,000
6Matthew Smith906,000
7Andrew Wilson848,000
8Endale Wordofa820,000
9Blaz Zerjav774,000
10Alex Lee Xiang Wei740,000

There were many well-known names in the crowd today but the majority of them failed to find a bag at the end. With two more starting flights available though, we may not have seen the last of Julien Martini, David Bach, Maria Lampropoulos, Martin Finger, Mikhail Semin, Terry Fleischer or Kiryl Radzivonau to name a few.

It all starts again tomorrow with Day 1c kicking off at 10 a.m. Sunday will see the final starting day taking place, which will also begin at 10 a.m. Don’t forget to join PokerNews then to find out all the latest news and action.

Tags: Arsenii KarmatckiiBoris KolevCalvin AndersonDara TaherpourDavid BachJames DempseyJulien MartiniKiryl RadzivonauMaria LampropoulosMartin FingerMichael KaneRichard BaiRobert CheungTerry Fleischer

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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

Play has concluded for this flight. A full recap is to follow shortly.

Michael Kane gb
Michael Kane
gb 1,360,000 730,000
Dara Taherpour us
Dara Taherpour
us 1,030,000
Emile Schiff jm
Emile Schiff
jm 994,000
William Pengelly us
William Pengelly
us 921,000
Jerry Odeen se
Jerry Odeen
se 913,000
Matthew Smith us
Matthew Smith
us 906,000
Andrew Wilson gb
Andrew Wilson
gb 848,000 88,000
Blaz Zerjav si
Blaz Zerjav
si 774,000 466,600
Vijay Ramani us
Vijay Ramani
us 749,000 174,000
Alex Lee Xiang Wei sg
Alex Lee Xiang Wei
sg 740,000
Jeffrey Dobrin us
Jeffrey Dobrin
us 727,000
Zachery Schneider us
Zachery Schneider
us 724,000
Lucas Drolet ca
Lucas Drolet
ca 703,000 51,000
Vasili Firsau by
Vasili Firsau
by 686,000
Vinicius Moraes br
Vinicius Moraes
br 674,000
Jakub Wojtas de
Jakub Wojtas
de 631,000
Imad Deaibes us
Imad Deaibes
us 616,000
Travis Preng US
Travis Preng
US 613,000
Paul Jenkins US
Paul Jenkins
US 605,000
John Hernandez us
John Hernandez
us 594,000
Kenneth Johnson us
Kenneth Johnson
us 588,000
Dean Zohar il
Dean Zohar
il 570,000
Richard Bai us
Richard Bai
us 535,000
Sevak Dasadarian us
Sevak Dasadarian
us 519,000
Joshua Boulton gb
Joshua Boulton
gb 512,000

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Six More Hands

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

The floor has announced six more hands before play concludes for the day.

Players Are In the Money

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

That's it. After an epic bubble there are now 179 players left and all have guaranteed themselves a mincash. There are 15 minutes left on the clock to survive in order to make it to day 2.

The Bubble Continues

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

There have been several all ins but in all of them the shorter stack has survived. There is an air of impatience around the room as the lengthy wait is starting to take it's toll.

ODeen Moving Ahead

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

The chip leaders are changing every ten minutes its seems, with some pressuring the bubble extremely well.

Jerry Odeen se
Jerry Odeen
se 1,011,000 1,011,000
Dara Taherpour us
Dara Taherpour
us 975,000 975,000
Endale Wordofa
Endale Wordofa
820,000 820,000

Cheung Holds

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

Robert Cheung moved all in preflop for 56,000 and was called by one player. When the cards were spun on their backs, Cheung's tournament life was all in for the best of it with pocket {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} against his opponent's {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The {a-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Spades} board held for the Canadian and he netted the pot.

Robert Cheung ca
Robert Cheung
ca 140,000 140,000

Tags: Robert Cheung

The Bubble

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

Just like that we have reached the bubble, with tables playing hand for hand.