2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
Wynn Spring Classic $1M GTD Championship
Days:
1a1b23
Wynn Spring Classic $1M GTD Championship
Day 1b Completed

Upeshka De Silva Among Big Stacks to End Day 1b

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Upeshka De Silva
Upeshka De Silva

Day 1b of Wynn Spring Classic $3,500 Main Event looked much like Day 1a. Around 270 entries were logged — this time 279 — and around 85 of those made it through to Sunday's Day 2.

That means the prize pool will clock in close to $1.8 million, well past the $1 million guarantee, with a couple of hours of Day 2 registration will remaining.

As for how things shook out during Day 1b, one player emerged as a clear-cut chip leader: Allen Pock. Pock had north of 300,000 when the rest of the field was averaging around 100,000. He managed to push that even further and bagged 465,000, well clear of anyone in the Day 1a field and the likes of Erik Cajelais (347,000), who was among the deepest-stacked players on Day 1b.

One of the stars of the game who bagged a big stack was Upeshka De Silva. De Silva cut a controversial figure recently in the WSOP Main Event when he reportedly failed a COVID-19 test that cost him the chance to add a fourth bracelet to his collection in the high-profile WSOP Main Event. He was forced to accept a ninth-place payout, per the rules.

That frustrating turn of events aside, De Silva has been on a tear on the tournament circuit the past few years, so it was little surprise to see him run up a huge stack of 287,000.

Others making it included Matt Stout, Sean Winter, Chino Rheem, Matt Berkey, James Carroll and Sergi Reixach.

All of the players who have failed to punch tickets to Day 2 can still take shots, at the start of the day and beyond as a couple of levels of registration remain and should see some wild action to start the day. PokerNews will be on hand starting at noon local time to bring all of the updates throughout the day.

Some End of Day 1b Counts

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Allen Pock us
Allen Pock
us 465,000 100,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 347,000 77,000
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 287,000 -68,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 268,500 30,500
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 236,500 178,500
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 231,500 61,500
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 190,000 33,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 169,000 16,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 156,000 6,000
James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 142,500 -37,500
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
es 128,500 23,500
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 99,000 -7,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 95,000
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
us 57,000 -13,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 55,000 21,000

Imsirovic Gets Buzzer Bluff Through

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

There was about 50,000 in the middle between Ali Imsirovic in middle position and Dave Alfa on the button. The board read {7-Hearts}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}. Imsirovic had moved in for 34,000 and Alfa was deep in the tank.

He eventually folded and Imsirovic flipped over {8-Clubs}{6-Clubs} with a smile.

Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 84,000 15,000

Tags: Ali ImsirovicDave Alfa

Four More

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Each table will play four more hands before bagging up.

Pupillo Doubles Late

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

A player in early position bet 12,000 into about 25,000 on {4-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Nick Pupillo made it 25,000 a couple of seats over. His opponent called and checked the {6-Spades}. Pupillo quickly shoved for a little under 40,000.

His opponent didn't seem pleased but flicked in a chip. Pupillo showed {4-Hearts}{4-Spades} for a full house, having cracked what turned out to be {q-}{q-}.

Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 150,000 100,000

Tags: Nick Pupillo

Trivett Unlucky and Busted by Cajelais

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Erik Cajelais
Erik Cajelais

An early player opened to 3,500, Erik Cajelais made it 9,000 on his left, and Michael Trivett cold four-bet to 24,000 in the small blind. Cajelais peeled after the opener mucked and the flop came {10-Spades}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Trivett jammed about 33,000 and Cajelais quickly called.

Cajelais: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Trivett: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Trivett had been outflopped but still had some outs. The {7-Hearts} turn gave him a chance to chop, too, but the {10-Clubs} river only improved Cajelais.

Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 270,000 120,000
Michael Trivett us
Michael Trivett
us Busted

Tags: Erik CajelaisMichael Trivett

Slowrolled and Busted

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

Ali Imsirovic min-raised in middle position and faced an all-in shove worth about 13K from big blind Ryan Depaulo. Imsirovic shook his head then slapped in a call in less than excited fashion.

Depaulo flicked in {a-Spades}{10-Hearts} but Imsirovic had the {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}, getting several laughs.

"You shoulda taken longer," Depaulo said, joining the chuckles.

The board ran {9-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} and Depaulo's stack belonged to Imsirovic.

"OK, back to roulette," Depaulo said cheerfully.

Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 69,000 16,000
Ryan Depaulo us
Ryan Depaulo
us Busted

Tags: Ryan DepauloAli Imsirovic

Wilson Out Another Shell

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante

It's been a rough go so far for Brock Wilson, who has fired a few times over the course of two days but has yet to build any sort of promising stack.

The latest sting came here in the final level of the day when he was all in for his last 11,000 or so on the river with the board having come {q-Clubs}{7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{9-Spades}. Ankush Mandavia had his money in as well from the cutoff and his {9-Clubs}{8-Clubs} was face up.

Wilson muttered something we didn't catch and mucked his {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} before heading to the window for a reentry.

Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
us 70,000 8,000
Brock Wilson us
Brock Wilson
us 40,000 40,000

Tags: Brock WilsonAnkush Mandavia

Updated Chip Counts

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 1,000-1,500, 1,500 ante
Upeshka De Silva us
Upeshka De Silva
us 355,000 105,000
Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
us 300,000 80,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 238,000 3,000
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
us 170,000 59,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 153,000 153,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 150,000 117,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 140,000 -5,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 122,000 80,000
Zhen Cai us
Zhen Cai
us 112,000 31,000
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 106,000 -40,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 95,000 67,300
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 60,000 4,000
Daniel Jones us
Daniel Jones
us 60,000 -20,000
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
us 58,000 -33,000
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us 55,000 23,500
Ali Imsirovic ba
Ali Imsirovic
ba 53,000 53,000
Nick Pupillo us
Nick Pupillo
us 50,000 50,000
Dave Alfa us
Dave Alfa
us 46,000 -81,000
Ryan Depaulo us
Ryan Depaulo
us 15,000 15,000