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$3,500 NLH Championship
Day 1b Completed

Daniel Smiljkovic Leads 59 Survivors On Day 1b of 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship

BrandonBloom • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Daniel Smiljkovic
Daniel Smiljkovic

Day 1b of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship at Wynn Las Vegas is in the books, and out of 372 entries in the second of three starting flights, only 59 players made it to bagging time.

Daniel Smiljkovic emerged as the chip leader in Day 1b with 819,000 chips. He accumulated chips throughout the day and surged later on to end with the clear lead. United Kingdom’s Mike Allen (591,000) and Mexico’s Diego Sanchez Serrano (579,000) are the next two closest players.

Some other notables to find a bag in the second starting flight include Rafael Moraes (477,000), Nadya Magnus (395,000), Jen Shahade (154,000), Kitty Kuo (142,000), Seth Davies (99,000), and Vanessa Kade (83,000).

Day 1b Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Daniel SmiljkovicGermany819,000
2Mike AllenUnited Kingdom591,000
3Diego Sanchez SerranoMexico579,000
4Jonathan LawsonUnited States568,000
5Steven RiveroUnknown480,000
6Rafael MoraesBrazil477,000
7Adria Diaz DalmauSpain445,000
8Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom426,000
9Yuki KashikaraUnknown424,000
10Janipa DotharUnknown414,000

Through the first two starting flights, 102 players have bagged out of 672 total entries so far. The survivors from all starting flights will combine on Day 2, which is scheduled for Monday, June 27 at noon, at which point they will play ten 60-minute levels before bagging for the third and final day.

Players who were in the field but fell short of the day’s end include Toby Lewis, Chris Moorman, Katie Lindsay, Damian Salas, Thomas Boivin, Cherish Andrews, and Justin Bonomo, although they will still have one more opportunity to bag a stack, as the third and final starting flight will commence on Sunday, June 26 at noon.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team continues to provide coverage of the 2022 Wynn Summer Classic $3,500 NLH Championship until a champion is crowned.

Tags: Daniel SmiljkovicDiego Sanchez SerranoJen ShahadeJonathan LawsonKitty KuoMike AllenNadya MagnusRafael MoraesSeth DaviesSteven RiveraVanessa KadeYuki Kashikara

End of Day 1b Chip Counts (full)

BrandonBloom • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Daniel Smiljkovic de
Daniel Smiljkovic
de 819,000 464,000
Mike Allen gb
Mike Allen
gb 591,000 31,000
Diego Sanchez Serrano mx
Diego Sanchez Serrano
mx 579,000 579,000
Jonathan Lawson us
Jonathan Lawson
us 568,000 50,000
Steven Rivero us
Steven Rivero
us 480,000 480,000
Rafael Moraes br
Rafael Moraes
br 477,000 252,000
Adria Diaz Dalmau es
Adria Diaz Dalmau
es 445,000 5,000
Jamie O'Connor gb
Jamie O'Connor
gb 426,000 426,000
Yuki Kashihara jp
Yuki Kashihara
jp 424,000 424,000
Jampa Dothar us
Jampa Dothar
us 414,000 249,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
us 395,000 -60,000
Roland Rokita at
Roland Rokita
at 364,000 364,000
Han Feng us
Han Feng
us 358,000 358,000
Bob Shao us
Bob Shao
us 354,000 354,000
Jinho Hong kr
Jinho Hong
kr 351,000 351,000
Qasem Jamhour us
Qasem Jamhour
us 347,000 347,000
Yannick Cardot fr
Yannick Cardot
fr 338,000 338,000
Andy Phan us
Andy Phan
us 323,000 323,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 306,000 306,000
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 296,000 296,000
Ilya Nikiforov ee
Ilya Nikiforov
ee 294,000 294,000
Arsenii Karmatckii ru
Arsenii Karmatckii
ru 289,000 289,000
Terence Reid us
Terence Reid
us 281,000 281,000
Hyon Kim us
Hyon Kim
us 259,000 259,000
Qing Liu us
Qing Liu
us 244,000 244,000

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Bag and Tag

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

The remaining 59 players are bagging and tagging. Stay tuned for counts and a recap of the day's action.

Last Five Hands

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

The tournament director has announced that play will continue for five more hands before the survivors bag for the night.

Allen Ousts Opponent to Chip Up Further

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

Shortly after doubling with aces, Mike Allen shoved in the small blind and a short-stacked player called in the big blind.

Big Blind: {a-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Mike Allen: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

Allen had his opponent pipped, although the {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts} flop made a chop likely. However, the {7-Hearts} hit the turn, and the {10-Hearts} confirmed the result as Allen chipped up and his opponent hit the rail.

Mike Allen gb
Mike Allen
gb 560,000 85,000

Tags: Mike Allen

Domination Rotation and Back For Ostapchenko

Cottrellmkw • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Andrew Ostapchenko
Andrew Ostapchenko

A player in middle position shoved for 65,000 and Andrew Ostapchenko re-jammed his larger stack from late position. The remaining players got out of the way and the middle position player was officially at risk.

Middle Position Player: {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Andrew Ostapchenko: {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Ostapchenko had his opponent dominated and looked set to win a big pot. That all changed after the {6-Spades}{j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop, causing Ostapchenko to raise his arms in frustration. He found immediate redemption, however, on the {a-Hearts} turn, with his opponent standing up even before the river card was dealt. The {10-Hearts} river completed the board and Ostapchenko managed to avoid the bad beat to build up a stack during the the final level of the night.

Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
us 170,000 170,000

Tags: Andrew Ostapchenko

Allen Dents Plesuv in Blind Versus Blind Cooler

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

Mike Allen ended up getting his stack of approximately 230,000 in from the big blind and was at risk against Pavel Plesuv in the small blind.

Mike Allen: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Pavel Plesuv: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

It was a huge cooler in the blinds, and the {8-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop left Plesuv needing running cards. The {5-Diamonds} turn brought chop possibilities, but the {7-Diamonds} completed the board to confirm Allen's double.

Mike Allen gb
Mike Allen
gb 475,000 475,000
Pavel Plesuv md
Pavel Plesuv
md 80,000 -230,000

Tags: Mike AllenPavel Plesuv

Lawson Scores Knockout

Cottrellmkw • Level 15: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Jonathan Lawson
Jonathan Lawson

A player in middle position opened to 8,000 and faced a three-bet to 32,000 from Jonathan Lawson out of the small blind. The big blind got out of the way to send the action back to the original raiser, who moved all in. Lawson snapped it off with the larger stack to put his opponent at risk.

Middle Position Player: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Jonathan Lawson: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}

The race was on but quickly grew very lopsided after Lawson paired up on the {9-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} flop. The {3-Hearts} turn and {5-Clubs} river changed nothing, giving Lawson the knockout and a big boost to his stack.

Jonathan Lawson us
Jonathan Lawson
us 518,000

Tags: Jonathan Lawson

Diaz Dalmau Cracks Aces in Huge Cooler

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

Doug Lee had gotten his stack of roughly 160,000 in from the small blind and was at risk against Adria Diaz Dalmau in the hijack.

Doug Lee: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}
Adria Diaz Dalmau: {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}

Diaz Dalmau looked to be on the wrong side of the classic cooler as the dealer fanned the {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop. However, the cooler was instantly flipped around as the {k-Spades} spiked the turn, and the {6-Diamonds} completed the board.

Diaz Dalmau added the chips to his stack after turning a fortunate set, while Lee made his exit following the brutal beat.

Adria Diaz Dalmau es
Adria Diaz Dalmau
es 440,000 160,000
Doug Lee ca
Doug Lee
ca Busted

Tags: Adria Diaz DalmauDoug Lee