2022 888poker XL Winter Series
Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
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Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship
Day 1 Completed

Dehkhargani Leads, Glantz Overcomes Controversial Hand on Day 1

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Ray Dehkharghani
Ray Dehkharghani

It looked like it would be a slow day and a weak turnout in Event #17: $10,000 Dealers Choice 6-Handed Championship, but by day's end, a solid 102 players had been seated in the event.

Just 37 of those made it on to Day 2, and leading the way will be Ray Dehkharghani, a noted mixed game player who won last year's $10,000 Razz Championship. Dehkharghani turned his 50,000 starting stack into 265,000 to bag a narrow lead over Viacheslav Zhukov (258,000) and Zachary Freeman (257,200).

However, while there was plenty of laughter at a bunch of the tables as regulars battled in 20-odd different games, Day 1 was marred by controversy in a pot contested between Matt Glantz and Samuel Touil.

It happened during no-limit hold'em, when Touil came in for a raise and saw Glantz three-bet. Touil made a forward motion with his chips but didn't set them onto the felt, and Glantz piled in his remaining stack and turned over his ace-king. Touil argued he hadn't completed his motion, and supervisors agreed that he still had action.

Glantz was adamant that Touil had angled him, but in the end, his vehement argument went unheeded and Touil was allowed to just call. Touil stuck the rest in after flopping a straight draw with ace-jack, Glantz called, and Touil got there.

Glantz was left with just 33,000 with limits at 3,000/6,000 but got the last laugh as he managed to recover and bag 84,700, while Touil fell in a later pot.

Other notables bagging above-average stacks included Jon Turner, James Obst, Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson and Daniel Negreanu. Players going bust included Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier, Brian Rast, Dzmitry Urbanovich, and Stephen Chidwick.

Play resumes Friday at 2 p.m. with another 10-level day on the docket, so come back to PokerNews to see which players will be contesting the final stages of the Dealer's Choice Championship.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7081Daniel NegreanuCanada151,600
Brasilia7082Chris KlodnickiUnited States110,100
Brasilia7083Matthew KellyUnited States83,700
Brasilia7084George TrigeorgisUnited States166,400
Brasilia7085Tommy HangUnited States123,000
      
Brasilia7091Dennis EichhornUnited States230,000
Brasilia7092Ray DehkharghaniUnited States265,000
Brasilia7093James ObstAustralia185,600
Brasilia7094Joseph CoudenUnited States126,400
Brasilia7095Zack FreemanUnited States257,200
Brasilia7096Mikko HirvonenUnited Kingdom113,800
      
Brasilia7101Shawn BuchananCanada172,700
Brasilia7102Ben YuUnited States129,600
Brasilia7103Bryce YockeyUnited States84,200
Brasilia7104Jake AbdallaUnited States77,400
Brasilia7106David "ODB" BakerUnited States76,000
      
Brasilia7111David ProciakUnited States164,700
Brasilia7112Robert MizrachiUnited States80,000
Brasilia7114Viacheslav ZhukovRussia258,400
Brasilia7115Ryan HughesUnited States94,800
Brasilia7116Todd BrunsonUnited States153,900
      
Brasilia7121Benjamin LukasUnited States53,600
Brasilia7122Daniel ZackUnited States79,300
Brasilia7123Quinn DoUnited States94,500
Brasilia7125Eric CrainUnited States127,300
Brasilia7126Lars GronningUnited States91,000
      
Brasilia7131Lyle BermanUnited States138,400
Brasilia7132Matt GlantzUnited States84,700
Brasilia7133Schuyler ThorntonUnited States241,600
Brasilia7134Jon TurnerUnited States212,100
Brasilia7136Carol FuchsUnited States61,000
      
Brasilia7141Christopher VitchUnited States164,600
Brasilia7142Craig ChaitUnited States69,300
Brasilia7143Roland IsraelashviliUnited States143,700
Brasilia7144Jared BleznickUnited States119,000
Brasilia7145John RacenerUnited States128,400
Brasilia7146Mike MatusowUnited States179,200

Tags: Matt GlantzRay Dehkharghani

End of Day 1 Counts (full)

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Ray Dehkharghani us
Ray Dehkharghani
us 265,000 5,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru
Viacheslav Zhukov
ru 258,400 13,400
Zachary Freeman us
Zachary Freeman
us 257,200 -39,800
Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
us 241,600 26,600
Dennis Eichhorn us
Dennis Eichhorn
us 230,000 230,000
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 212,100 52,100
James Obst au
James Obst
au 185,600 45,600
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 179,200 -35,800
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 172,700 42,700
David Prociak us
David Prociak
us 164,700 -36,300
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 164,600 49,600
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
us 153,900
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 151,600 -8,400
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 143,700 58,700
Lyle Berman us
Lyle Berman
us 138,400 -36,600
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 129,600 29,600
John Racener us
John Racener
us 128,400 -16,600
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 127,300 -2,700
Joseph Couden us
Joseph Couden
us 126,400 -13,600
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 123,000 -12,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 119,000 -9,000
Mikko Hirvonen fi
Mikko Hirvonen
fi 113,800 -51,200
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 110,100 39,100
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 94,800 -26,500
Quinn Do us
Quinn Do
us 94,500 64,500

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Four More Hands

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There are four more hands remaining in the day.

Glantz Makes Correct River Fold

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Stud Hi-Lo Regular

Matt Glantz completed and Schuyler Thornton raised. Glantz called and led out on fourth street with Thornton calling.

On fifth street, Glantz bet and Thornton raised. Glantz called, and then called on sixth once Thornton took the betting lead as each player's boards read as follows heading into seventh street.

Glantz: {X-}{X-} / {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} / {X-}
Thornton: {X-}{X-} / {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} / {X-}

Once Thornton bet the river, Glantz deliberated for roughly 30 seconds before folding.

"I binked the river" announced Thornton as he tabled his {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} for a six-straight for the high and a wheel for the low.

Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
us 215,000 15,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 43,500 8,500

Tags: Matt GlantzSchuyler Thornton

Hughes Scooped by Racener

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Stud Hi-Lo

John Racener and Ryan Hughes were playing a decent-sized pot when we showed up to their table on sixth street.

Racener: {x-}{x-}/{5-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Hughes: {x-}{x-}/{4-Clubs}{k-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}

Racener check-called a bet and they took seventh street. Racener checked and Hughes bet. Racener popped in a raise that Hughes called.

"Queens full," Racener said, tabling {q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}.

Hughes mucked. Despite the loss, he's run up his starting stack considerably after running deep in the Heads-Up Championship and registering near the buzzer.

John Racener us
John Racener
us 145,000 -20,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 121,300

Tags: John RacenerRyan Hughes

Touil Toppled by Thornton

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Pot-Limit Omaha

Following the controversial hand that happened roughly one hour ago, Samuel Touil is now no longer in the Dealers Choice Championship.

Speaking to Felipe Ramos, Touil check-raised all in on a {A-}{A-}{10-} flop holding {K-}{Q-}{J-}{X-} and Thornton made the call with {A-}{10-}{X-}{X-} to have him drawing dead.

Following Touil's elimination, Thornton moved up to 175,000 in chips as Glantz jokingly stated, "There goes my chips!"

Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
us 175,000 79,000
Samuel Touil fr
Samuel Touil
fr Busted

Tags: Felipe RamosMatt GlantzSchuyler ThorntonSamuel Touil

Turner Won't Fold "Biggest Hand"

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No-Limit Five-Card Draw

Jon Turner had 9,000 in front of him on the button after the draw, and Bryce Yockey made it a check-raise to 30,000.

"This is the biggest hand in no-limit five-card draw I've ever been dealt in my life," Turner declared. Eventually, he called.

"Kings up," Yockey said.

Turner immediately tabled {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades} for aces up.

"Pretty hard for you to have that hand," Yockey said with a sigh as he showed {k-}{k-}{3-}{3-}{a-}.

Tags: Bryce YockeyJon Turner

Martin Still Hanging Around After Another Chop

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Badeucey

Jesse Martin just chopped another three-way pot to survive.

This time, he, Daniel Zack and Chris Klodnicki built a pot of about 50,000 before the first draw. Zack took two, Klodnicki one and Martin tanked a couple of minutes before patting. They got a bet in which put Martin all in after the draw. Draws went one, one, pat, and Zack checked. Klodnicki bet and Zack raised. Klodnicki called. Draws were one, one, pat again. Zack bet and Klodnicki called.

Zack showed {5-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} for nut badugi but his last pull had been a useless {a-Spades}. Martin held {8-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades} for an eight-low. Klodnicki had a {7-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{3-Clubs} for a seven-badugi but his last card was a {k-Hearts}, leaving him getting zero.

Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 142,200 22,200
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 71,000 -17,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 33,600 8,600

Tags: Chris KlodnickiDaniel ZackJesse Martin