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Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b Completed

Shaun Deeb Clinches Chip Lead at the End of Day 1b of Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Shaun Deeb
Shaun Deeb

Over ten hours of fast-paced action, it was Shaun Deeb who made a late break to finish at the top of the counts, with 1,172,000 chips bagged as Day 1b drew to a close. With a fast structure, 724 entrants were reduced to just 45 here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Deeb was in a strong position for much of the tournament but it looked like it was going to be Denis Gnidash’s day, as he was the first player to hit one million in chips. Gnidash stayed out in front until the last level, when Deeb pipped him to the post. Gnidash will have to settle for second place in the counts, taking 1,058,000 through.

Jeff Gross also had a fantastic late run, chipping up to 813,000 after eliminating two players in the space of a few minutes. Not long before the bubble burst Gross was down to just eight big blinds, but by the end, he finished with the third biggest stack.

Rex Clinkscales (599,000), five-time bracelet winner Michael Mizrachi (242,000), Kiryl Radzivonau (205,000) and Joe Cada (202,000) were also still in. Though Cada has a short-stack, his survival means he will continue defending his title when he returns for Day 2 on Monday 15th July at midday.

It wasn't good news for all the big names, however, with Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Max Pescatori, James Romero, Jonathan Little, Kathy Liebert, Barry and Allyn Shulman, Matt Affleck, Calvin Anderson, Maria Ho, Kenny Hallaert, Maria Konnikova and Kelly Minkin all busting during the day.

A special mention goes to Minkin for busting in spectacular fashion. She got it all in on a jack-high flop with pocket aces against two players, both of whom held a jack. The final jack in the pack fell on the turn, signalling an unlucky end to another deep run for the pro.

Kelly Minkin
Kelly Minkin

All those who bagged now have a day off tomorrow before they return for the second and final day on Monday, where play will continue until the new winner is crowned. In the meantime, there will be another 20 levels of play on the clock as the third and final starting day gets underway tomorrow, Sunday 14th July at 11 a.m. As always, PokerNews will report on all the action from start to finish.

Tags: Allyn ShulmanCalvin AndersonDaniel NegreanuJames RomeroJeff GrossJonathan LittleJoseph CadaKathy LiebertKelly MinkinKenny HallaertKiryl RadzivonauMaria HoMaria KonnikovaMatt AffleckMax PescatoriMichael MizrachiPhil HellmuthRex ClinkscalesShaun Deeb

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 1,172,000 512,000
Denis Gnidash us
Denis Gnidash
us 1,058,000 53,000
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 813,000 53,000
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
us 783,000
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
in 782,000
Daniel Johnson us
Daniel Johnson
us 730,000
Devin Looney us
Devin Looney
us 628,000
Robert Lipkin us
Robert Lipkin
us 627,000 257,000
Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
us 599,000
Toshiyuki Onda JP
Toshiyuki Onda
JP 597,000
Kyle Aiken US
Kyle Aiken
US 575,000
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 530,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 519,000 519,000
Jerry Robinson us
Jerry Robinson
us 470,000
Deividas Kvaselis lt
Deividas Kvaselis
lt 466,000
Brett Shaffer us
Brett Shaffer
us 456,000
Robert Angeleri us
Robert Angeleri
us 410,000
Henry Grunzweig US
Henry Grunzweig
US 396,000
Benjamin Reinhart us
Benjamin Reinhart
us 386,000 274,000
Dong Ji us
Dong Ji
us 382,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 381,000 246,000
Lee Watkinson us
Lee Watkinson
us 379,000
Brock Wilson us
Brock Wilson
us 370,000 54,000
David Ormsby ca
David Ormsby
ca 365,000
Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
us 346,000

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That's a Wrap

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

All the chips have been counted and bagged, which means the end of Day 1b. Chip counts and a recap of the day's events will be posted shortly.

Clinkscales Chips Up in the Last Hand of the Night

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

It was the classic cooler and this time Rex Clinkscales was on the right side of it. Clinscales had opened and only one player wanted to play, three-betting all in. Back on Clinkscales and he called with pocket-aces, crushing the pocket kings held by his opponent. The rockets held for Clinkscales and he will take a very nice bag through to Day 2.

Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
us 599,000 497,000

Tags: Rex Clinkscales

Four More Hands

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The floor has announced there will be four more hands, after which play will pause for the evening.

Evelage Eliminated by Gross

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Chad Eveslage
Chad Eveslage

Jeff Gross is on a roll, he's barely had time to stack the chips won through the last elimination and he's sent another opponent to the rail. This time Chad Eveslage was the casualty after he called Gross's button all in from the big blind. It was a flip this time with Eveslage holding ace-three against Gross's pocket-deuces.

The board came down {a-}{k-}{q-}{10-}{2-} and a great flop for Eveslage was unraveled by the river, which gave Gross a set of deuces. He is now one of the biggest stacks in the competion.

Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 760,000 240,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us Busted

Tags: Chad EveslageJeff Gross

Gross Chipping Up

LisaY • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Jeff Gross
Jeff Gross

It doesn't seem like very long ago Jeff Gross was grinding a short stack. He is most definitely on the up after eliminating an opponent. There was a raise to 26,000, before a player shipped with ace-jack. Gross woke up with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and went over the top. The initial raiser passed and the {4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} board favored the preflop favorite.

Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
us 520,000 372,000

Tags: Jeff Gross

Level:
20
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
12,000

Facey Short

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

April Facey is down to eleven big blinds after losing a flip just now. All the money went in preflop and she held the overcards with {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} against her opponent's {4-Hearts}{4-Spades}. The board came a low-ball {9-Hearts}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs}, making a set for her opponent by the end. Though she's still live, it's been a tough couple of orbits for Facey after she was closing in on the 500k mark a level or two ago.

April Facey ca
April Facey
ca 115,000 -300,000

Tags: April Facey