Day 1b Completed
Day 1b Completed
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
|2||Mike Allen||United Kingdom||591,000|
|3||Diego Sanchez Serrano||Mexico||579,000|
|4||Jonathan Lawson||United States||568,000|
|7||Adria Diaz Dalmau||Spain||445,000|
|8||Jamie O'Connor||United Kingdom||426,000|
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.
The remaining 59 players are bagging and tagging. Stay tuned for counts and a recap of the day's action.
The tournament director has announced that play will continue for five more hands before the survivors bag for the night.
Shortly after doubling with aces, Mike Allen shoved in the small blind and a short-stacked player called in the big blind.
Allen had his opponent pipped, although the flop made a chop likely. However, the hit the turn, and the confirmed the result as Allen chipped up and his opponent hit the rail.
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:
Ostapchenko had his opponent dominated and looked set to win a big pot. That all changed after the flop, causing Ostapchenko to raise his arms in frustration. He found immediate redemption, however, on the turn, with his opponent standing up even before the river card was dealt. The 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.
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.
It was a huge cooler in the blinds, and the flop left Plesuv needing running cards. The turn brought chop possibilities, but the completed the board to confirm Allen's double.
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:
The race was on but quickly grew very lopsided after Lawson paired up on the flop. The turn and river changed nothing, giving Lawson the knockout and a big boost to his stack.
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.
Adria Diaz Dalmau:
Diaz Dalmau looked to be on the wrong side of the classic cooler as the dealer fanned the flop. However, the cooler was instantly flipped around as the spiked the turn, and the 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.