Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a Completed

Dave Alfa Bags Top Stack on Day 1A of The Reunion

BrandonBloom • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Dave Alfa
Dave Alfa

Day 1A of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. The first flight drew a field of 2,649 entries, for a Day 1A prize pool of $1,112,580 in this $5,000,000 guarantee tournament. The survivors of this flight will be returning for Day 2 on Monday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time where they will mix with the surviving players of Day 1B and Day 1C.

Dave Alfa bagged the top stack of 3,070,000 chips and some of the other notable stacks heading into Day 2 include Konstantinos Gennaios (2,650,000), Ryan Leng (2,500,000), Ryan Laplante (2,100,000), and Cate Hall (1,770,000).

End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChip Count
1Dave AlfaUnited States3,070,000
2Danny MartinsonUnited States3,030,000
3Kostantinos GennaiosUnited States2,650,000
4Ryan LengUnited States2,500,000
5Paul HerbergerUnited States2,380,000
6Joey WeissmanUnited States2,275,000
7Massimo CostantiniUnited States2,270,000
8Walter AtwoodUnited States2,205,000
9Alex GreenslattUnited States2,175,000
10Adrian CurryUnited States2,070,000

Matt Affleck, James Romero, and Amir Lehavot are among the players who cashed but won’t be taking their stack with them to a second day.

Some of the players who finished outside of the money included Vanessa Kade, Qui Nguyen, Kathy Liebert, Adam Hendrix, and Jeremy Wien. However, they will have an opportunity to play in one of the other two starting flights if they choose to, with Day 1B on Saturday and Day 1C on Sunday.

Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

Day 1A Chip Counts (full)

LiamGannon • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 3,070,000 3,070,000
Danny Martinson US
Danny Martinson
US 3,030,000 3,030,000
Kostantinos Gennaios us
Kostantinos Gennaios
us 2,650,000 2,650,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 2,500,000 1,300,000
Paul Herberger us
Paul Herberger
us 2,380,000 2,380,000
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
us 2,275,000 1,315,000
Massimo Costantini US
Massimo Costantini
US 2,270,000 2,270,000
Walter Atwood us
Walter Atwood
us 2,205,000 1,955,000
Alex Greenslatt US
Alex Greenslatt
US 2,175,000 2,175,000
Adrian Curry us
Adrian Curry
us 2,170,000 1,550,000
Darrell Haywood us
Darrell Haywood
us 2,160,000 2,160,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 2,100,000 -100,000
Thomas Pitts US
Thomas Pitts
US 1,940,000 1,940,000
Gregory Armand us
Gregory Armand
us 1,890,000 1,890,000
Juan Lozano us
Juan Lozano
us 1,815,000 1,815,000
Cate Hall us
Cate Hall
us 1,770,000 470,000
Michael Cyrkiel us
Michael Cyrkiel
us 1,765,000 1,765,000
Max Tavepholjalern us
Max Tavepholjalern
us 1,720,000 1,720,000
Kristopher Kelsey US
Kristopher Kelsey
US 1,665,000 1,665,000
David Cambas us
David Cambas
us 1,655,000 1,655,000
Kenna James us
Kenna James
us 1,535,000 -365,000
Stephen Hubbard us
Stephen Hubbard
us 1,515,000 1,515,000
David Danlag US
David Danlag
US 1,510,000 509,940
Haim Or Krief US
Haim Or Krief
US 1,475,000 1,475,000
Thu Nguyen us
Thu Nguyen
us 1,405,000 1,405,000

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Affleck Ousted In Three Way All In

LiamGannon • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Matt Affleck
Matt Affleck

Matt Affleck was seen leaving his seat, table 17 kindly recapped the hand for us.

The cutoff shoved for 500,000, and Matt Affleck went all-in over the top for 1 million in total. The big blind called with the covering stack, and all cards were turned onto their backs.

Cutoff: {a-}{j-}
Matt Affleck: {a-}{k-}
Big blind: {10-}{10-}

The board came out all low and the pocket tens held to bust two players.

Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us Busted

Mendoza Holds to Double

BrandonBloom • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

A player in early position jammed for 330,000 and Jonathan Mendoza called for a little bit less in the big blind.

Early Position: {10-Clubs}{9-Spades}
Jonathan Mendoza: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}

Mendoza was ahead but needed to hold. He got further ahead on the {3-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs} flop but the {9-Clubs} turn gave a sweat. The board completed with the {8-Clubs} and Mendoza doubled.

Jonathan Mendoza us
Jonathan Mendoza
us 620,000

Kenna James Gets Shoved On

YorkshirePud • Level 22: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Kenna James
Kenna James

Kenna James three-bet from the button against an open from the early position to 105,000. The early position player called to see a flop.

The flop came {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and the early position player went all in for 305,000.

James thought about it for a bit and then said "I put you on ace-queen, so I can't call," and mucked {a-Clubs}{k-Spades} face up. The early position took the pot, and later said he had a pocket pair.

Kenna James us
Kenna James
us 1,900,000 -100,000

Laplante Scoops a Monster

LiamGannon • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante

Ryan Laplante defended his big blind versus an under the gun opening raise. On a flop of {j-}{8-}{3-} rainbow, Laplante checked, the under the gun player continuation bet to 110,000, which Laplante responded to with a check-raise to 300,000. The under the gun player shoved for 1 million, and Laplante called

Under the gun: {a-}{q-}
Ryan Laplante: {8-}{8-}

The turn and river were no help to the all-in player, and Laplante soared to over 2 million chips.

Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 2,200,000 1,125,000

Olonoh Cracks Kings

benlysne • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

A short-stacked player moved all-in and Adekunle Olonoh called with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}; his opponent flipped over {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs} and Olonoh cracked kings after flopping a pair of aces and turning two pair.

Adekunle Olonoh us
Adekunle Olonoh
us 745,000 745,000

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Leng Takes A Stack With Jacks

LiamGannon • Level 21: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng

Ryan Leng raised the cutoff to 80,000, and the small blind shoved for 590,000. Leng made the call and the hands were turned over.

Small blind: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}
Ryan Leng: {j-Spades}{j-Hearts}

The board runout came {4-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Leng nearly doubled up as he eliminated the small blind player from the tournament.

Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 1,200,000 200,000