Day 1c Completed
Day 1c Completed
Ben Farrell Bags Big, Daniel Razaei Bags Chip Lead On Day 1c As Final Starting Flight Concludes At Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 NLH Championship
The Wynn poker room was packed with some of the top talent in the poker world for the final of three starting days of the Wynn Fall Classic $3,500 NLH Championship.
Tournament tables spilled into the cash game room as nearly 900 players showed up for Day 1c. A combined 895 entrants registered for days 1a and 1b, and 1c nearly hit that mark on its own with 880 entries, bringing the total amount of Day 1 entries to 1,775.
The $3,000,000 guarantee was smashed by the field, generating a prize pool of $5,724,375, with the winner taking home $812,270.
Daniel Rezaei (611,000) bagged the chip lead on Day 1c, followed closely by Ben Farrell (600,000) and Max Corcoran (586,000).
There were 157 players who advanced through Day 1c as the numbers have not been finalized. A few others to bag include Nadya Magnus (423,000), Ryan Riess (319,000), Rogen Chhabra (437,000), and Nick Pupillo (186,000).
Some of those who came out for Day 1c but did not advance included Hossein Ensan, Maria Ho, Cliff Josephy, Eric Baldwin, Matt Berkey, Jared Jaffee, and Kitty Kuo.
Some of the biggest stacks from the Day 1a and 1b starting flights include Naor Slobodskoy (679,000), Katie Lindsay (644,000), Kenneth McKeown (634,000), Kristen Bicknell (549,000), Leonardo Patacconi (500,000).
A few others returning for Day 2 include Ali Imsirovic (403,000), Stephen Song (255,000), Chris Moorman (110,000), Loni Harwood (243,000), Jun Obara (227,000), Jeff Madsen (177,000), and Qing Liu (271,000).
|Flight||Entries||Advancing to Day 2|
All players that advanced to Day 2 will return Monday, Nov 1 at noon, with the blinds at 3,000/6,000/6,000.
Keep up with all the action on PokerNews tomorrow and through the conclusion of this tournament to see who will take home the top prize.
Alexander Greenblatt raised to 11,000 from the hijack and then called the 35,000 three-bet Jason Min made from the big blind.
The flop saw Min continue for 24,000 and Greenblatt called bringing the turn.
Min fired out a healthy 65,000 and Greenblatt called to see the complete the board on the river. Min led out once again, this time for his whole stack and Greenblatt snapped-off his 50,000 stack.
Greenblatt rolled over for top pair but it was no good as Min held to eliminate Greenblatt.
The clock has been paused and five more hands have been announced before bagging and tagging.
The player under the gun raised to 10,000 and then called the 44,000 three-bet jam Robert Borick made from the small blind.
Borick was behind holding live cards and the flop gave him an open-ended straight draw.
The board paired with the on the turn, leaving Borick needing any ace, jack, ten, or nine to survive.
Luckily for him, the fell on the river, completing his straight and secured his double-up.
There was heads-up action after a flop between Hossein Ensan from the small blind and Jeremy Kottler from the cutoff.
There was roughly 45,000 already in the middle when Ensan jammed his 110,000 stack in the middle and Kottler called holding 139,000.
Kottler flopped the flush while Ensan needed another club to fall to stay alive.
Unfortunately for Ensan, the board completed with running hearts on the turn and river ending his tournament.