2017 World Series of Poker

Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Day: 1b
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000

Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

Day 1b Completed

Ray Qartomy Bags Chip Lead in Flight B; 143 Advance from Flights A and B

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Ray Qartomy
Ray Qartomy

The first two flights of Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed are in the books. Flight B drew a total of 1,664 entries. Combined with the 1,506 entries from Flight A, there are 3,170 entries in the event with two starting flights to go. A total of 143 players bagged chips in the first two flights; 58 from Flight A and 85 from Flight B. These players will join the survivors from flights C and D for a Day 2 restart Monday at 2 p.m. in Miranda.

Ray Qartomy bagged the top stack in Flight B after getting a big double up late in the night and adding on to his stack in the last few levels of play. He finished the day with 444,000, which he deems a lucky number indeed. The other two players to finish with at least 400,000 in Flight B were Nick Stowell (423,000) and Edwin Lee (400,000). Rounding out the top five in the flight were the only two players to bag stacks in the 300,000-chip range: Angel Fernandez with 367,000 and Iannis Angelou Konstas with 364,000.

Seville Hale bagged the chip lead in Flight A and is also by far the overall chip leader for the first two flights after amassing an impressive stack of 713,000 chips from a starting stack of 8,000. Hale has cashed three times already in this series and is surely looking for a deep run in this one.

The top four stacks advancing so far all came from Flight A. In addition to Hale, Jamie Rosen (589,000), Marius Pertea (514,000), and Jason Wheeler (491,000) all bagged more than any player in Flight B. Jeffrey Bozier II (438,000), Eric Baldwin (424,000), and Joshua Kays (423,000) also bagged notable stacks in Flight A.

Other notables to bag in Flight B were Ben Yu (275,000), Bart Hanson (254,000), JJ Liu (201,000), Nadya Magnus (176,000), Steve Karp (152,000), and Chris Ferguson (66,000).

After bagging a healthy stack at the end of play, Ben Yu mentioned that he felt uncomfortable. Bagging in this event means that he will not be playing Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship because both events will have a Day 2 restart on Monday. With seven cashes in the series including two final tables and a bracelet, he was surely looking forward to playing in the elite Poker Players Championship event. Perhaps a deep run in this one could help him feel better.

A total of 333 players busted out in the money so far in the Crazy Eights event for a payout of at least $1,334. Of the 333 cashers, 168 were from Flight A, and 165 cashed in Flight B. Many big name players busted in the money today including Ivan Luca, Ebony Kenney, and Jon Turner from Flight B.

With unlimited re-entry and two more flights Sunday, there are still plenty of more chances to get in on the Crazy Eights action. PokerNews will be covering the event through its conclusion on Tuesday, so check back often for updates.

Tags: Angel FernandezBen YuChris FergusonEric BaldwinIvan LucaJason WheelerJJ LiuJon TurnerJoshua KaysRay QartomySeville HaleSteve Karp

End of Day Chip Counts (Full)

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
Nicholas Stowell us
Nicholas Stowell
423,000 423,000
Edwin Lee us
Edwin Lee
Angel Fernandez es
Angel Fernandez
Ioannis Angelou Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou Konstas
Dennis Coleman us
Dennis Coleman
311,000 311,000
Kunal Patni in
Kunal Patni
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
WSOP 4X Winner
Kyle Strader us
Kyle Strader
Roberto Bendeck us
Roberto Bendeck
267,000 267,000
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
Tony Ma us
Tony Ma
250,000 250,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Antonio Buonanno it
Antonio Buonanno
Michael Comisso us
Michael Comisso
238,000 238,000
Patrick Ayson us
Patrick Ayson
236,000 236,000
Amit Roshanlal in
Amit Roshanlal
234,000 234,000
Jorge Chae Dong ca
Jorge Chae Dong
221,000 221,000
Emil Ekvardt se
Emil Ekvardt
219,000 44,000
Benjamin Ector us
Benjamin Ector
210,000 210,000
WSOP 1X Winner
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
Charalampos Lappas gr
Charalampos Lappas
198,000 198,000
Iverson Snuffer us
Iverson Snuffer
196,000 196,000
Gregory Milliron us
Gregory Milliron
188,000 188,000
Benjamin Lafever us
Benjamin Lafever
185,000 185,000

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Ben Yu Eliminates Ivan Luca in Last Hand of the Night

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Ivan Luca (from a previous event)
Ivan Luca (from a previous event)

In the very last hand at their table, action folded to Ivan Luca in the small blind and he moved all in for his remaining stack of around 30,000. Ben Yu quickly called in the big blind and Luca was at risk.

Luca: {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Yu: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The flop came {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, a very favorable flop for Yu. The {J-Hearts} turn gave Yu trip jacks, and the {2-Clubs} river improved him yet again to a flush. Luca was eliminated and the dealer called for bags.

Player Chips Progress
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
275,000 202,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ben YuIvan Luca

Updated Counts in Final Level of the Night

Level 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Player Chips Progress
Nick Stowell us
Nick Stowell
Edwin Lee us
Edwin Lee
Mike Comisso us
Mike Comisso
313,000 10,000
Kunal Patni in
Kunal Patni
Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
215,000 181,500
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
195,000 117,000
Emil Ekvardt se
Emil Ekvardt
175,000 -126,000
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
170,000 -1,000
Paul Magriel us
Paul Magriel
163,000 40,000
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
120,000 2,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Luther Tran us
Luther Tran
100,000 -68,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
83,500 -5,500
WSOP 6X Winner
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
73,000 14,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Ivin Arquiza us
Ivin Arquiza
60,000 -35,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
40,000 11,500

Level: 18

Blinds: 3,000/6,000

Ante: 500

Brian Nerney Doubles Through Alex Rocha

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

All the chips were in the middle and Alex Rocha had Brian Nerney at risk.

Nerney was in late position with {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds} against Rocha's {A-Clubs}{K-Spades} in the big blind.

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} {6-Diamonds}, and Nerney's aces held up for the double up. Nerney's stack was determined to be 95,500 total and Rocha matched it.

Player Chips Progress
Brian Nerney us
Brian Nerney
194,000 194,000
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
87,000 -15,300

Tags: Alex RochaBrian Nerney

Ray Qartomy Doubles Up

Level 17 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante

Ray Qartomy just doubled up. He recounted the hand as follows.

His opponent raised to 12,000 under the gun and Qartomy three-bet to 26,000 on the button. The blinds folded and his opponent called. The flop came {Q-}{J-}{3-} and his opponent checked. Qartomy bet and his opponent check-shoved all in, putting Qartomy to a decision for his remaining stack of around 130,000.

Qartomy quickly called and was ahead with {K-}{Q-} for top pair with a king kicker. His opponent was open-ended with {K-}{10-} and the board ran out with two bricks. Qartomy took the pot which put him over the 300,000-chip mark.

Player Chips Progress
Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
335,000 335,000

Tags: Ray Qartomy

Level: 17

Blinds: 2,500/5,000

Ante: 500