Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
The first-ever Event #20: $1,000 FLIP and GO No-Limit Hold'em Day 1 has come to a conclusion. This event had a total of 155 players advance from their original $1,000 buy-in tables. Each player who made Day 1 had to win a flip against their entire table and were guaranteed a payout of $2,000 once they made it.
Three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner David Peters has managed to find a bag and will head to Day 2 with 1,105,000 in chips. Leading the pack is Huy Lam with an impressive lead of 3,150,000. Following Lam are Corey Bierria (1,880,000), and in third-place is Krista Farrell (1,700,000).
After 12 levels of play, only 23 players remain and will be restarting at 1:00 p.m. Each player has a payout of $7,275 locked up but will be battling for the first-place prize of $180,665 and a WSOP Gold Bracelet.
Not all were lucky enough to find a bag at the end of the day, however, as luminaries such as Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Gal Yifrach, and Kevin Eyster ran deep but fell short in the end.
Play will resume at 1:00 p.m. in level 13 with blinds at 20,000/40,000 and a 40,000 big blind ante. Be sure to follow PokerNews all day for the exciting action of this special GGPoker event!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||405||1||Benjamin Hebekeuser||United States||895,000|
|Amazon||405||2||David Towson||United States||1,860,000|
|Amazon||405||3||Patrick Kelly||United States||820,000|
|Amazon||405||4||Jesse Solano||United States||315,000|
|Amazon||405||6||Corey Bierria||United States||1,880,000|
|Amazon||405||7||Mark Ingram||United States||1,385,000|
|Amazon||405||8||Vojtech Ruzicka||Czech Republic||1,100,000|
|Amazon||406||1||David Peters||United States||1,105,000|
|Amazon||406||2||Krista Farrell||United States||1,700,000|
|Amazon||406||3||Koveh Waysei||United States||1,080,000|
|Amazon||406||5||Victor Shih||United States||820,000|
|Amazon||406||6||Daniel Weinman||United States||990,000|
|Amazon||406||7||Jake Schwartz||United States||900,000|
|Amazon||406||8||Elio Fox||United States||435,000|
|Amazon||414||1||Fred Goldberg||United States||1,245,000|
|Amazon||414||2||Bradley Rhodes||United States||470,000|
|Amazon||414||3||Dejuante Alexander||United States||765,000|
|Amazon||414||5||Jason Beck||United States||405,000|
|Amazon||414||6||Alex Epstein||United States||515,000|
|Amazon||414||7||Huy Lam||United States||3,150,000|
On a board reading , Fred Goldberg bet 80,000 and Rafa Ruiz called before Huy Lam raised to 280,000. Goldberg quickly got out of the way before Ruiz announced all in. Lam stood up and exclaimed, "Ah, I shouldn't have played this hand!"
Lam asked for a total chip count and after finding out it was 575,000 total he made the call.
Unfortunately for Ruiz, he was drawing dead when he ran into Lam's trip aces. The came on the river giving both players a full house but Ruiz was eliminated by Lam's aces full. Ruiz finished in 24th place for $7,275.
D.J. Alexander and an opponent went all in before the flop, with Alexander hoping to win a coin flip with against . The board ran out , and Alexander knocked one out as the night comes to an end.
On another table, David Peters knocked out Key Hemyari with against on a jack-high board.
The tournament director has announced final five hands of the night and the remaining players will be bagging for Day 2 Restart tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.
In a three-way all-in before the flop Jake Schwartz was the shortest stack with 240,000, Alex Epstein was second shortest with about 600,000 in chips and Koveh Waysei had both of them covered.
Waysei was a favorite to knock both players out until the flop came , giving Epstein top pair and Schwartz an open-ended straight draw and flush draw. The turn was the , completing Schwartz' flush and the river was the .
Schwartz tripled through both opponents while Epstein took the size pot from Waysei.
David Peters was in the big blind and called the 300,000 all-in shove of a player in middle position. Peters had and was ahead of his opponent's .
Peters stayed ahead as the board ran out and knocked out another player. Peters, who had taken a few hits to his stack recently, is back up to 1,000,000.
All of the chips went in the middle before the flop and Mark Ingram had his opponent at risk for about 220,000 chips. "Sorry in advance, I am for sure winning this hand," Ingram said as the cards were tabled.
Ingram was going to need a lot of help to make his words true and the flop gave some life when it came , flopping him a pair. The turn was the , giving him trip tens and taking the lead in the hand. The board completed with the on the river and Ingram raked in the pot while his opponent walked to the payout desk.