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$3,500 NLH Championship



$3,500 NLH Championship
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

NicholasBaltz • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Ben Farrell
Ben Farrell

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).

FlightEntriesAdvancing to Day 2
Day 1a34156
Day 1b554101
Day 1c880157

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.

Tags: Ali ImsirovicBen FarrellChris MoormanCliff JosephyEric BaldwinHossein EnsanJared JaffeeJeff MadsenJoseph CheongJun ObaraKitty KuoKristen BicknellLoni HarwoodMaria HoMatt BerkeyNadya MagnusNaor SlobodskoyNick PupilloQing LiuRyan RiessStephen Song

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

NicholasBaltz • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Daniel Rezaei at
Daniel Rezaei
at 611,000 611,000
Ben Farrell gb
Ben Farrell
gb 600,000 110,000
Max Corcoran us
Max Corcoran
us 568,000 -152,000
Juan Pardo es
Juan Pardo
es 555,000 555,000
Jason Min us
Jason Min
us 502,000 17,000
Badr Imejjane us
Badr Imejjane
us 490,000 490,000
Haim Gabay us
Haim Gabay
us 486,000 486,000
Albert Nguyen ca
Albert Nguyen
ca 472,000 472,000
Kevin Schulz us
Kevin Schulz
us 472,000 472,000
Tal Noach il
Tal Noach
il 470,000 470,000
David Guan
David Guan
445,000 445,000
Thomas Eychenne fr
Thomas Eychenne
fr 439,000 439,000
Rogen Chhabra us
Rogen Chhabra
us 437,000 214,000
Jorge Consiglieri US
Jorge Consiglieri
US 425,000 425,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
us 423,000 103,000
Daniela Rodriguez Tabares us
Daniela Rodriguez Tabares
us 415,000 415,000
Daan Mulders nl
Daan Mulders
nl 399,000 59,000
Ivan Zufic hr
Ivan Zufic
hr 380,000 135,000
Valerie Novak us
Valerie Novak
us 380,000 380,000
Joseph Roh us
Joseph Roh
us 379,000 288,500
Adam Weinraub us
Adam Weinraub
us 370,000 370,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
fr 353,000 353,000
Daniel Montagnolli at
Daniel Montagnolli
at 345,000 345,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 344,000 344,000
Brett Kennedy us
Brett Kennedy
us 342,000 156,000

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Greenblatt Dusted by Min Late

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jason Min
Jason Min

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 {9-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop saw Min continue for 24,000 and Greenblatt called bringing the {q-Spades} turn.

Min fired out a healthy 65,000 and Greenblatt called to see the {7-Hearts} 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 {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs} for top pair but it was no good as Min held {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} to eliminate Greenblatt.

Jason Min us
Jason Min
us 485,000 235,000
Alexander Greenblatt us
Alexander Greenblatt
us Busted

Tags: Alexander GreenblattJason Min

Five More Hands

NicholasBaltz • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The clock has been paused and five more hands have been announced before bagging and tagging.

Some More Chip Counts

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Femi Fashakin us
Femi Fashakin
us 360,000 240,000
Daan Mulders nl
Daan Mulders
nl 340,000 197,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
us 320,000 -55,000
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 255,000 131,000
Hassan El Hakim LB
Hassan El Hakim
LB 250,000 128,000
Ivan Zufic hr
Ivan Zufic
hr 245,000
Gennaro Proscia it
Gennaro Proscia
it 210,000 -165,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 210,000 100,000
Alexander Greenblatt us
Alexander Greenblatt
us 200,000 78,000
Viet Vo us
Viet Vo
us 200,000 35,000
Ryan Phan us
Ryan Phan
us 170,000 -6,000
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
us 100,000 -45,000
Chad Norton us
Chad Norton
us 75,000 -81,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il Busted

Borick Rivers Straight to Stay Alive

AnthonyThompson • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Robert Borick
Robert Borick

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.

Robert Borick: {j-Spades}{10-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

Borick was behind holding live cards and the {2-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades} flop gave him an open-ended straight draw.

The board paired with the {k-Diamonds} on the turn, leaving Borick needing any ace, jack, ten, or nine to survive.

Luckily for him, the {9-Clubs} fell on the river, completing his straight and secured his double-up.

Robert Borick us
Robert Borick
us 90,000 -13,000

Tags: Robert Borick


2019 WSOP Main Event Champ Ensan Flushed by Kottler

AnthonyThompson • Level 14: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan

There was heads-up action after a {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs} 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.

Hossein Ensan: {q-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Jeremy Kottler: {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}

Kottler flopped the flush while Ensan needed another club to fall to stay alive.

Unfortunately for Ensan, the board completed with running hearts {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts} on the turn and river ending his tournament.

Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
us 275,000 116,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de Busted

Tags: Hossein EnsanJeremy Kottler