Jour 1a terminé
Jour 1a terminé
On a packed day in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a total of 1,703 entries showed up for Day 1a of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. By the end of 18 levels, there were just 99 that found a bag and moved on to Day 2. The chipleader at the end of the night was Anthony Reategui who bagged an impressive 369,000.
Reategui starting to build a stack about halfway through the day and ending on a strong note as he caught an opponent trying to bluff. There were many other players finishing with healthy stacks including Peter Nigh (352,000), Kyle Keranen (286,000), Aaron Pinson (281,000), Josef Snejberg (274,000), and Daniel Gamliel (272,000).
Some notables to bag on Day 1a are Clyde Shimp (244,000), Germanies Ismael Bojang (233,000), bracelet winner Mike Leah (155,000), Canada's Kyle Hartree (193,000), Carlos Chang (151,000), Sandeep Vasudevan (148,000), Ashley Sleeth (111,000), and Jeremy Ausmus (106,000).
Many well-known players registered but failed to fill a bag including Barry Greenstein, Ian Steinman, Jordan Young, Christian Nolte, Martin Mathis, Kelly Kellner, Katie Lindsay, Dieter Dechant, Upeshka De Silva, Alex Foxen, and Joey Weissman.
It was halfway through the 14th level when the money bubble popped and players were then guaranteed a min-cash of $1,332. A total of 1,703 players accumulated a prize pool of $1,361,037 and the remaining money that is not paid out during this flight will be carrying over to the final payout.
The tournament has now completed its first flight of four and there are three more to go. Once the remaining three flights are over, Day 2 will be starting at 2 p.m. local time on July 2. All remaining prize pools from each flight will be combined and presented at the beginning of this day.
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The dealers have been instructed to deal four more hands and the remaining players will then bag up their chips, moving on to Day 2.
Wesley Monico was on the button and faced with a cutoff all-in of just under 120,000. Monico made the call and the players flipped over their hands.
The board ran out and Monico's kings took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.
The small blind moved all in for around 45,000 and William Lebleu called from the big blind. The players then turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Lebleu's queens up took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.
Zhang moved all in for 59,000 and Mike Monicatti made the call. The players turned over their hands.
The board ran out and Zhang got a full double through Monicatti.