Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Day 1c of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event attracted 600 runners and by the end of play, 433 players remained with Aleksandr Shevlyakov standing tall as the day’s chip leader after bagging 392,600 in chips. So far, between Day 1a through 1c, there have been 1,968 entries. Of those, 1,392 remain in contention.
Shevlyakov, who is the current overall tournament chip leader (with Days 1a and 1b factored in), was able to build his stack early after getting all-in with aces against Takahiro Kidokoro’s ace-queen and holding. Shevlyakov secured his chip lead near the end of the day after winning a massive pot with a straight against Susan Choi's pocket kings.
Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||CITY / STATE / COUNTRY||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|2||Dylan Nguyen||United States||252,400||316|
|3||Suk-Kyu Koh||United States||237,900||297|
|4||Matt Glantz||United States||236,000||295|
|5||Veselin Dimitrov||United States||235,000||294|
|6||Itay Bin Mergy||Israel||233,100||291|
|7||Travis Preng||United States||232,800||291|
|8||Daniel Barry||United States||230,600||288|
|9||Andrew Gilmore||United States||224,600||281|
|10||Howard Arotsky||United States||215,600||270|
Interestingly, today’s field contained a number of previous WSOP Main Event final tablists who managed to bag into Day 2. Among them are 2013 fifth-place finisher JC Tran (175,400), 2004 third-place finisher Josh Arieh (154,100), 2009 third-place finisher Dennis Phillips (89,900), 2018 runner-up Tony Miles (53,800), 1988 runner-up Erik Seidel (38,700), 2016 Champion Qui Nguyen (143,800) and 2019 Champion Hossein Ensan (84,000). Jay Farber, who was the 2013 runner-up, was also in the field, but ended up busting during the last level of play following a hand that left him with crumbs.
Other notables who advanced into Day 2 included Matt Glantz (236,000), Lucas Greenwood (106,900), Pete Chen (99,700), Sam Abernathy (40,500), and Sam Greenwood (27,200). Meanwhile, Poker Hall of Fame nominee Ted Forrest got off to a hot start but lost steam late in the day to end with 79,600.
Among those less fortunate and unable to survive the day included Bryce Yockey, Jonathan Dokler, and Shannon Shorr, who nursed a short stack for some time before eventually getting all in with a dominated ace and losing.
All the players who bagged today will return on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. to continue their Main Event journey along with the survivors of Days 1e, 1f, and any other new registrants.
Day 1d will welcome a fresh batch of players to battle it out on the green felt beginning on Sunday at 11 a.m. local time. As is the case in all starting flights, the field will play five two-hour levels with a 15-minute break after each level and a 75-minute dinner break after level three.
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All players are currently busy to bag and tag their chips as Day 1c has officially concluded. Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.
The clocks have been stopped and all remaining players will complete the final three hands before bagging and tagging.
With 3,000 in the pot and on the board, the small blind checked and Mikiyo Aoki bet 1,000. The small blind called and the turn was .
The small blind checked again and Aoki continued for 2,600. The small blind raised to 10,000 and Aoki called.
The river was and the small blind checked for a third time. Aoki fired 12,000 and the small blind called.
Aoki turned over for the flush.
"I knew it," said her opponent as he mucked his cards. "I flopped a set."
Aoki grabs another pot at the end of the day to move above the starting stack.
Aleksandr Shevlyakov started the action with a raise to 1,800 and called a three-bet from Susan Choi for 3,800.
Things heated up on the flop . Shevlyakov first checked and Choi bet 10,000. Shevlyakov thought about his move for a minute and raised it to 55,000, putting Choi to a decision. The latter took some time and announced all in, which was immediately called by Shevlyakov, who had her covered.
"You have a set?" asked Choi, revealing the only to see Shevlyakov's hand of for a flopped straight.
The rest of the board fell the turn and river and Choi was eliminated from the tournament not long before the end of the day. Meanwhile, Shevlyakov now has a massive stack worth 400,000.
"So sick," said Choi right before leaving the tournament's area.
Early position raised to 1,600 and both Cord Garcia and Vanessa Kade made the call.
The dealer spread a flop of and after the preflop raiser checked, Garcia fired out a bet of 2,200. Both Kade and the other player got out of the way quickly and the pot was sent to Garcia.
A short-stacked player in middle position open-jammed for 25,100 and Josh Arieh attempted to raise in late position without realizing there had been a call. Arieh was forced to call the all in and the action folded to the big blind, who flat-called with around 7,000 behind.
The flop came and the big blind led all in.
"It's really shocking what I have," Arieh said before flipping over for quads and then apologizing for "slow-rolling" his opponent.
The big blind stayed in his chair as he had an out holding for a Royal Flush draw, while the other player in the hand was drawing dead with .
The board ran out to send both opponents to the rail and the four-time bracelet winner raked in the pot while a pair of TV cameras hovered over him.
Four players committed 3,200 into the middle and saw a flop of . Rodney Cotta bet 3,200 from the small blind. A player in early position and Ben Thomas folded. Jay Farber called from the cutoff.
The turn was the . Cotta led for 6,000. Farber took his time before tossing in a casual call.
The river was the . Cotta bet 10,000 and Farber snap folded to leave himself with a very short stack.
Cotta tabled to which Farber responded in frustration "I don't care" and shook his head.