Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Day 1a of Event #83: $1500 The Closer No-Limit Hold’em has concluded and has generated a $1,070,670 prize pool from it's 802 entrants. A total of 121 players made the money and only 25 players remain.
Leading the field is Osman Ihlamur with 1,765,000 in chips, this would be Ihlamur’s first cash of the 2021 World Series of Poker. Dimitar Danchev (1,635,000), Wesley Belding (1,620,000), Kenny Hallaert (1,250,000) and Chris Moorman (1,250,000) round out the top five players who bagged big on Day 1a.
Day 1a attracted a few notables such as recent bracelet winner David Moses, five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb, three-time bracelet winners David Pham and Chance Kornuth and fan-favorite Pat Lyons who were unable to find a bag at the end of the night.
These surviving players will return on Sunday, November 21 at 12:00 p.m local time to play down to a winner. Play will resume at Level 23 with blinds at 15,000/30,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000. Day 1b gets underway Saturday, November 20 at 11 p.m. PT.
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Tournament play has ended for the night. End of day chip counts and recap to follow.
Lappin raised to about 150,000 from under the gun leaving himself about 25,000 behind. A player in middle position called and it went heads up to a flop of .
Both players checked to the turn of . Lappin pushed the last of his chips towards the middle signalling an all-in and the player in middle position called, covering him.
The river was the and Lappin secured the double with a pair of jacks.
The action picked up when Osman Ihlamur fired out a 75,000 bet on the turn with the board reading .
Next to act Kalyan Cheekuri shoved all-in for about 400,000 for his tournament life. Ihlamur requested a count and flicked in the call, covering Cheekuri.
The river was the giving Ihlamur the winner with a full house of kings over queens.