Jour 1b terminé
Jour 1b terminé
Matthew Schreiber Among Top Stacks on Day 1b, Inaugural Crazy Eights Champion Hung Le Advances to Day 2 of $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
The second of four starting flights of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em Eight-Handed drew a total of 1,908 entries, but just 90 bagged chips at the conclusion of play.
One of the top stacks in the room is the one that belongs to bracelet winner Matthew Schreiber with 662,000. Schreiber accumulated the vast majority of his chips in the final level of the night in a massive clash with Debi Hinton. Schreiber held ace-four and rivered trips on a king-high board. Hinton, who held pocket fives, shoved into Schreiber and the bracelet winner called to soar high
Another large stack belongs to Troy Southerland (519,000), who won an enormous pot with a set of threes just before the last break of the night.
Day 1a, which began at 10am Saturday morning, drew 1,703 entries, so there have been a combined total of 3,611 thus far. With two more starting flights left to be played on Sunday, July 1, that number is expected to grow substantially. All surviving players will combine for Day 2 action on Monday, July 2. When play resumes, blinds will be 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000-chip ante.
Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Nissar Quraishi (377,000), Jiri Horak (199,000), Shai Zurr (87,000), and Galen Hall (64,000). Hung Le, who won this event in 2016, advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 148,000.
Unfortunately, not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day. Greg Raymer, Joseph Cheong, Shaun Deeb, Faraz Jaka, Alex Foxen, and DJ MacKinnon all left empty-handed, while Scott Bohlman, David Bach, Andrew Barber, Louise Butler, and Sebastian Pauli departed with consolation prizes. A total of 287 players made the min-cash in this flight, which was good for $1,331.
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Each table will play four more hands before players bag chips for the night.
Sebastian Pauli got the last of his short stack in before the flop from middle position against Hung Le, who was in early position.
Pauli was racing for his tournament life and needed help from the deck to survive. The board ran out and the 2016 Crazy Eights winner took the pot with eights full to send Pauli to the payout desk.
With a substantial pot already brewing and the board reading the player under the gun bet 15,500 and Men Nguyen raised to 40,000 from middle position. After a bit of time in the tank, the under-the-gun player folded, and Nguyen took the pot.