Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After a slow start to the day, Adam Owen blazed through the field of 285 entries to take home the Day 1 chip lead in Event #34: $1,500 2-7 Triple Draw.
The British mixed-game pro will lead the remaining field of 76 players into Monday’s Day 2 with 43 of those returning players reaching the money and earning a $2,434 guaranteed payday. They’ll all be aiming much higher though, of course, with $87,837 going to the winner, along with the WSOP gold bracelet.
Owen’s day started on the wrong foot as he dropped below 20,000 chips within the first two levels, but with plenty of time still to go, Owen steadily chipped up, then won a huge multiway pot midway through the day with number one against numbers two and three that vaulted him into the chip lead for the first time.
Owen would be challenged for the top spot by several players, including Ian Johns, who peaked at over 200,000, but fell to 140,500 by night’s end.
A few players made a late charge in the day’s final levels to also put themselves in contention entering Day 2, including Amin Ahmed (229,500), Brian Yoon (226,500), Matt Grapenthien (210,000), Daniel Anton (207,500), David Funkhouser (204,500), and Cory Zeidman (198,000).
Jon Turner and Vladimir Peck were among the chip leaders for a good part of the early stages, but by night’s end both had fallen, along with several other notables, including Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Kade, Shaun Deeb, and Chino Rheem.
The players will return to the Amazon room at 2:00 pm local time Monday and play ten one-hour levels.
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|Amazon||512||1||John Cernuto||United States||77,000|
|Amazon||512||2||Ramachandra Nagaraja||United States||105,500|
|Amazon||512||3||Vincent Griboski||United States||37,000|
|Amazon||512||4||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||79,500|
|Amazon||512||5||Roland Israelashvili||United States||89,000|
|Amazon||513||2||Nicholas Salimbene||United States||46,500|
|Amazon||513||3||Brian Yoon||United States||226,500|
|Amazon||513||4||Adithya Sundar||United States||107,500|
|Amazon||513||5||Christian Calcano||United States||55,000|
|Amazon||514||1||Mark Fraser||United States||79,000|
|Amazon||514||2||Jesse Hampton||United States||118,500|
|Amazon||514||3||Daniel Anton||United States||207,500|
|Amazon||514||5||Daniel Kim||United States||38,000|
|Amazon||514||6||Joe McKeehen||United States||41,000|
|Amazon||515||1||Dan Shak||United States||122,000|
|Amazon||515||3||Matthew Smith||United States||108,500|
|Amazon||515||4||Ari Engel||United States||39,000|
|Amazon||515||5||Shirley Rosario||United States||26,500|
|Amazon||515||6||Brent Mutter||United States||120,500|
|Amazon||516||2||Chip Jett||United States||62,000|
|Amazon||516||3||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||246,000|
|Amazon||516||4||Steven Gurney-Goldman||United States||107,000|
|Amazon||516||5||Matthew Schwagler||United States||104,500|
|Amazon||516||6||Jason Papastavrou||United States||25,000|
|Amazon||517||1||Peter Lynn||United States||144,500|
|Amazon||517||3||Casey Robbins||United States||63,000|
|Amazon||517||5||Andrew Barber||United States||35,000|
|Amazon||517||6||Matthew Schultz||United States||92,000|
|Amazon||518||1||Ahmed Amin||United States||229,500|
|Amazon||518||3||Justin Liberto||United States||56,000|
|Amazon||518||4||Donny Rubinstein||United States||86,000|
|Amazon||518||6||Michael Wagner||United States||106,000|
|Amazon||519||1||Ryan Himes||United States||110,000|
|Amazon||519||2||Josh Damm||United States||85,500|
|Amazon||519||3||Stephen Deutsch||United States||40,000|
|Amazon||519||5||Andrew Yeh||United States||138,500|
|Amazon||519||6||Marc Booth||United States||182,000|
|Amazon||520||1||Frankie O'Dell||United States||103,000|
|Amazon||520||2||Kurt Maier||United States||55,000|
|Amazon||520||3||Kendall Fukumoto||United States||39,500|
|Amazon||520||4||Gregory Jamison||United States||41,000|
|Amazon||520||5||Chad Eveslage||United States||58,000|
|Amazon||520||6||David Funkhouser||United States||204,500|
|Amazon||521||1||Ayman Qutami||United States||60,500|
|Amazon||521||2||Christopher Heafner||United States||16,000|
|Amazon||521||4||Colin Wickersheim||United States||215,500|
|Amazon||521||5||Conrad Simpson||United States||157,000|
|Amazon||521||6||Ian Johns||United States||140,500|
|Amazon||522||1||Matt Grapenthien||United States||210,000|
|Amazon||522||2||Katherine Fleck||United States||75,500|
|Amazon||522||3||Ziya Rahim||United States||140,000|
|Amazon||522||4||Ian Feller||United States||159,000|
|Amazon||522||5||Cory Zeidman||United States||198,000|
|Amazon||522||6||John Esposito||United States||73,000|
|Amazon||523||1||Hal Rotholz||United States||37,000|
|Amazon||523||2||Phuong Tran||United States||19,000|
|Amazon||523||3||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||29,500|
|Amazon||523||4||Jennifer Kellar||United States||52,500|
|Amazon||523||5||Andrew Pokrivnak||United States||81,500|
|Amazon||523||6||Craig Love||United States||92,000|
|Amazon||524||1||Paul Clotar||United States||122,500|
|Amazon||524||2||Tom McCormick||United States||76,500|
|Amazon||524||3||Joseph Ranciato||United States||38,000|
|Amazon||524||6||Corey Emery||United States||63,000|
Tournament officials have announced that four more hands will be played to end the night.
Vanessa Kade and Barry Greenstein will unfortunately not be around for those hands, as they were both recently eliminated.
Barry Greenstein is trying to survive to Day 2 but was all-in with a very short stack in a recent three-way pot with Brian Hastings and Dan Shak.
On the final draw, both Shak and Greenstein were pat with Hastings still drawing one. Shak bet the end and Hastings folded.
Both Greenstein and Shak showed to split the pot and chop up Hastings' chips in the pot.
There are just two elite members of this club with over 200,000 chips as the players enter the final level of the night.
Adam Owen and Ian Johns will battle for the right to call themselves the top stack in the room entering day two, with several others giving chase.
Most of Barry Greenstein's stack was already in the middle before the final draw, which he patted against Dan Shak.
Greenstein bet his last 2,500 chips and got a call from Shak.
Shak separated the nine away from his other cards, saying he was drawing to the wheel since the second draw, but couldn't get there to pip Greenstein's number two.
Pre-draw, the player in the cutoff raised and Adam Owen three-bet on the button. His opponent called.
Owen stood pat after his opponent drew two. Owen's opponent check-called a bet, then patted his own hand. Owen broke his hand, drawing one.
Owen then called a bet from his opponent and drew one once again versus the pat hand.
Owen's opponent checked after that final draw, Owen bet, and he received a call.
Owen showed down for the winner, then won another pot off the same opponent shortly after to finish him off.
Owen's stack is back as a challenger for end-of-night chip lead at 142,000.