2022 bestbet Jacksonville Winter Series Open MSPT Black Hawk
Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack
Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack
Day 1a Completed

Farahi & Greenblatt Lead the Way After Day 1a of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Alex Greenblatt
Alex Greenblatt

Day 1a of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. All of the entries started with a total of 40,000 chips and this event attracted 1,937 entries on Day 1a with 506 players progressing to Day 2.

The day ended with a trio of Alexanders on top of the Day 1a leaderboard.

Alexander Farahi bagged the chip leading stack of 742,500 followed by Alexander Greenblatt (617,500) and Alexander Tafesh (601,000).

Meanwhile, Eduardo Silva (596,000), Yuhei Sanada (508,000), and Landen Lucas (457,000) also are among the players to end the day near the top of the chip counts.

Event #43 Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts

1Alexander FarahiUnited States742,500248
2Alex GreenblattUnited States617,500206
3Alexander TafeshUnited States601,000200
4Eduardo AmaralBrazil596,000199
5Alex KulevIreland591,500197
6Ting ChengUnited States530,000177
7Yuhei SanadaJapan508,000169
8Goran MandicHungary460,000153
9Landen LucasUnited States457,500153
10Robert LenhartUnited States456,000152

As expected, a number of notables took their seats today, with many deciding to take full advantage of late registration. Some, such as Adrian Mateos, Greg Raymer, and Maurice Hawkins failed to find a bag by the end of play.

But others notables that bagged, including Kazuki Ikeuchi (310,000), Jerry Wong (260,000), Jeremy Wien (225,000), Maria Ho (103,000), and Barry Greenstein (68,000) and will all be returning on Day 2.

Day 2 is set to resume play on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. local time, with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000 too. There are 10 levels scheduled to be played, with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after level 19 of play at approximately 7 p.m.

The Pokernews team will be there from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlexander FarahiAlexander GreenblattAlexander TafeshBarry GreensteinEduardo SilvaGreg RaymerJeremy WienJerry WongKazuki IkeuchiLanden LucasMaria HoMaurice HawkinsYuhei Sanada

Play Has Ended for Day 1a

Leo_Contreras • Level 11: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

The action has concluded for Day 1a of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em. Stay tuned for the final chip counts and recap of Day 1a.

Final Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 11: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante
Alexander Farahi us
Alexander Farahi
us 742,500 742,500
Alex Greenblatt us
Alex Greenblatt
us 617,500 617,500
Alexander Tafesh US
Alexander Tafesh
US 601,000 601,000
Eduardo Amaral BR
Eduardo Amaral
BR 596,000 596,000
Alex Kulev bg
Alex Kulev
bg 591,500 591,500
Ting Cheng US
Ting Cheng
US 530,000 530,000
Yuhei Sanada jp
Yuhei Sanada
jp 508,000 508,000
Goran Mandic hr
Goran Mandic
hr 460,000 460,000
Landen Lucas us
Landen Lucas
us 457,500 457,500
Robert Lenhart us
Robert Lenhart
us 456,000 456,000
Ren Lin us
Ren Lin
us 451,000 451,000
Harsukhpaul Sangha ca
Harsukhpaul Sangha
ca 429,000 429,000
Mark Eddleman us
Mark Eddleman
us 428,000 428,000
Zach Daly US
Zach Daly
US 426,500 426,500
William Kakon ma
William Kakon
ma 414,000 414,000
Anthony Ortega us
Anthony Ortega
us 408,500 408,500
Matthew Raffoul CA
Matthew Raffoul
CA 406,000 406,000
Ryan Hagerty us
Ryan Hagerty
us 401,500 401,500
Luigi Curcio it
Luigi Curcio
it 401,500 401,500
Dan Sepiol us
Dan Sepiol
us 389,500 39,500
Mickael Lacaze FR
Mickael Lacaze
FR 387,000 7,000
Nacim Amakrane GF
Nacim Amakrane
GF 386,000 386,000
Gary Floyd us
Gary Floyd
us 375,000 375,000
Mrityunjay Jha us
Mrityunjay Jha
us 369,500 369,500
Ajmal Homayun US
Ajmal Homayun
US 365,000 365,000

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New Chip Leader

LiamGannon • Level 11: 1,000-2,500, 2,500 ante

A 600,000 chip pot brewed up between Courtney Webb and Alexander Greenblatt and the parts of the action were recapped by the table.

On a board reading {8-Clubs}{k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{q-Clubs} the two biggest stacks on Table 54 got all-in. Webb had a set of nines but it was no good against Greenblatt's straight to the king.

Webb was eliminated and Greenblatt shot up the ranks to become the current tournament chip leader.

Alexander Greenblatt us
Alexander Greenblatt
us 645,000 645,000
Courtney Webb au
Courtney Webb
au Busted


LiamGannon • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The remaining players have been sent on a 20-minute break. The tournament clock currently reads 680 players left.

They will play one more level before they bag for the night

Leng Eliminates One

LiamGannon • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Ryan Leng
Ryan Leng

With an under the gun raise to 4,000 and three callers in front of him, Ryan Leng decided on a defense of his big blind and five players saw a flop.

The flop came out {3-Spades}{j-Spades}{a-Spades} and the action checked to the under the gun player who went all-in for 74,000. Action folded back around to Leng who called and revealed the hands.

Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}
Ryan Leng: {8-Spades}{5-Spades}

Leng had flopped a flush and his opponent was in a dire situation. The turn came a {3-Hearts} meaning that the door was not completely closed on the opponent, but the river {4-Clubs} changed nothing and the opponent had been eliminated.

Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 163,000 101,000