Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The 22 players left standing in Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS finished off Day 1 after 32 levels of play. The tournament, which did not have a guarantee, saw a prize pool of just under $1.5 million as it attracted 2,014 entrants.
Play on the first day of the two-day tournament, which is part of the 2021 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events, lasted for nine hours as players battled it out for their chance at a WSOP bracelet. Hong Kong's "uvw999" finished as the Day 1 chip leader with a stack of 5.2 million, while Craig "raven symone" Mason of Mexico and Dumitru "DDimancescu" Pora of Austria were not far behind with stacks of 4.6 million and 4.2 million, respectively.
The field of players at the end of Day 1 included some top names, including Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima, who won Event #9: $525 Superstack Turbo Bounty in August for a score of $45,796, as well as Canadian pro Mike Watson and Canada-based grinder David "ZONEDin" Jackson.
There were other well known players in the field who didn't make it to Day 2. Among them was Wiktor Malinowski, who just days ago took down the Super High Roller Bowl Europe Main Event for a nearly $3.7 million score. Malinowski was eliminated in 91st place after his nines couldn't hold up against the eights of his opponent, while Brazil's Yuri Dzivielevski was eliminated earlier in the tournament.
Day 2 of the action will kick off on September 5 at 1 p.m. GMT. Each returning player already has $7,999 in prize money locked up and will battle for a chance at the top prizes of $194,178 for first, $140,394 for second and $101,508 for third.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you Day 2 updates, so be sure to check back in.
Top 10 in Chips Event #25: $777 LUCKY SEVENS No Limit Hold'em
|Position||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|2||Craig "raven symone" Mason||United States||4,568,888||76|
|3||Dumitru "DDimancescu" Pora||Romania||4,205,458||70|
|4||David "ZONEDin" Jackson||United States||4,008,167||67|
|9||Ken "[email protected]" Okada||Japan||2,403,887||40|
|10||Allan "Freedom35" Mello||Brazil||2,115,434||35|
Day 1 action has ended with 22 players remaining in the tournament.
Ricardo "stamina22" Da Silva opened to 120,000 on the button and "Ace predator" defended in the big blind. Da Silva bet 60,000 on the flop and his opponent called. Da Silva continued firing with a bet of 106,875 on the turn and "Ace predator" again called. The river brought the and Da Silva moved in for 442,725. "Ace predator" laid it down.
The remaining 22 players took their last five-minute break of the day.
Tiago "7ayguera" Dos Reis open-shoved first to act for 350,870 and "iam_mf" flat-called from UTG+1. Ken "[email protected]" Okada then three-bet jammed for 888,696 from middle position and "iam_mf" made the call.
Tiago "7ayguera" Dos Reis:
Ken "[email protected]" Okada:
The board ran out and Okada won the pot with the ace-high flush, eliminating Dos Reis in the process.
Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima open-jammed in the small blind and Ran "TheCrane" Ilan called off in the big blind with his 816,499 stack.
Ran "TheCrane" Ilan:
Lucio "WizardOfAz" Lima:
It was a coin flip heading to the flop but Lima ultimately got there as the board ran out and he paired his king.
Tomer "nortonnn" Wolf three-bet shoved in the big blind for 601,712 and Craig "raven symone" Mason called in the cutoff.
Tomer "nortonnn" Wolf:
Craig "raven symone" Mason:
Wolf had Mason dominated but the board ran out , giving the latter player a straight and sending Wolf to the rail.