Day 1b of Event #43: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em has ended with 562 of the 2,054 entrants making it through to Day 2. The total attendance across both Day 1s is an impressive 3,991. That bumper crowd has resulted in a prize pool of $3,551,990.
Terry Presley bagged a colossal chip leading stack of 828,000, putting him way out in front in this event. Presley clashed with a fellow big stack late into Level 11 when he got his stack in with a flush draw and gutshot straight draw against two pair, Presley completed his flush on the river, and soared into the lead.
End of Day 1b Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Terry Presley||United States||828,000|
|3||Ting Ho||United States||580,500|
|4||Matthew Vaughan||United States||545,500|
|6||Daniel Lazrus||United States||443,500|
|7||Thomas Brown||United States||435,000|
|8||David Nowling||United States||433,500|
|9||Tim Reilly||United States||420,000|
|10||Eric Baldwin||United States||395,000|
Recent bracelet winner Daniel Lazrus (443,500) has plenty of chips, as do the likes of Asi Moshe (462,000), Eric Baldwin (395,000), and Niall Farrell (222,000)
As expected, many notables took their seats today, with many deciding to take full advantage of late registration. Some, such as Greg Raymer, Lily Kiletto,, and Maurice Hawkins failed to find a bag by the end of play.
But other established professionals bagged up chips at the close of play, including Tim Reilly (420,000), Joao Simao (301,000), David Pham (205,000) Kitty Kuo (200,000), and Ari Engel (156,500) and will all be returning on Day 2.
Day 2 is set to resume on Sunday, Oct. 24 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with blinds at 1,500/3,000 and a big blind ante of 3,000. There are ten levels scheduled to be played, with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after Level 19 of play at approximately 7:00 p.m.
The Pokernews team will be there from when the first card is dealt until the last card hits the felt.