Day 1a Completed
Day 1a Completed
Naor Slobodsky Bags Chip Lead, Katie Lindsay Bags Big on Day 1a of Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 NLH Championship
It was an action-filled day for Day 1a of the Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 NLH Championship. There is a $3,000,000 guarantee for this marquee event.
After 15 levels of play, it was Naor Slobodskoy (679,000) bagging the chip lead. Slobodskoy, from Isreal, has more than $180,000 in tournament earnings. Following closely behind is Katie Lindsay (644,000). Lindsay has more than $500,000 in tournament earnings and has three cashes during the Wynn Fall Classic.
Other big names and stacks to advance are Kristen Bicknell (549,000), Kenneth Mckeown (634,000), Sean Ragozzini (404,000) Brian Hastings (402,000), and Stephen Song (255,000).
Many well-known players from the poker world came out for their first shot to find a bag for the eventual Day 2 on Monday, November 1. A few of the names to start the day in the field included Daniel Lazrus, Tommy Chen, Antoine Saout, and Tony Miles.
Players trickled in throughout the day as the number of entries swelled to 341. Some notable players to join but not find a bag included, Tony Dunst, Alex Foxen, Brock Wilson, Tim Reilly, Dejuante Alexander, Jesse Sylvia, and Andrew Lichtenberger.
By the end of the day, only 56 players advanced. Anyone who didn’t advance today still has two starting flights to enter on Saturday and Sunday with unlimited rebuys until the beginning of Level 10. Day 1b starts Saturday at noon.
Keep up with all the action on PokerNews on Saturday and through to the conclusion of this tournament to see who will take home the top prize.
The leaders moved past 600K as the dust settled on a final level that brought furious action at the top of the leaderboard.
The clock has been paused and the tournament director has announced each table will play four more hands before bagging and tagging to end the night.
With over 125,000 in the pot and on the board, Kristen Bicknell bet 26,000 from the small blind. Her opponent in middle position mucked his cards and she took another big pot to move towards the 600K club.
Kristen Bicknell's run continues as she nears the 500K mark. Oswin Ziegelbecker is also making his move into the 400K club with a heater in the late levels.
Stephen Song bet 27,000 on the turn and forced a fold to win the pot.
Song is chipping up while the final level of the day winds down.
A player in the hijack limped in, as did the small blind and Brian Hastings checked his option from the big blind.
On the flop , Hastings checked and the hijack player bet 13,000. The player in the small blind made the call, but Hastings woke up with a raise to 50,000 and both players folded.