2017 World Series of Poker

Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Jours 1b
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
250,000 / 500,000

Ray Qartomy Bags Chip Lead in Flight B; 143 Advance from Flights A and B

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Ray Qartomy
Ray Qartomy

The first two flights of Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed are in the books. Flight B drew a total of 1,664 entries. Combined with the 1,506 entries from Flight A, there are 3,170 entries in the event with two starting flights to go. A total of 143 players bagged chips in the first two flights; 58 from Flight A and 85 from Flight B. These players will join the survivors from flights C and D for a Day 2 restart Monday at 2 p.m. in Miranda.

Ray Qartomy bagged the top stack in Flight B after getting a big double up late in the night and adding on to his stack in the last few levels of play. He finished the day with 444,000, which he deems a lucky number indeed. The other two players to finish with at least 400,000 in Flight B were Nick Stowell (423,000) and Edwin Lee (400,000). Rounding out the top five in the flight were the only two players to bag stacks in the 300,000-chip range: Angel Fernandez with 367,000 and Iannis Angelou Konstas with 364,000.

Seville Hale bagged the chip lead in Flight A and is also by far the overall chip leader for the first two flights after amassing an impressive stack of 713,000 chips from a starting stack of 8,000. Hale has cashed three times already in this series and is surely looking for a deep run in this one.

The top four stacks advancing so far all came from Flight A. In addition to Hale, Jamie Rosen (589,000), Marius Pertea (514,000), and Jason Wheeler (491,000) all bagged more than any player in Flight B. Jeffrey Bozier II (438,000), Eric Baldwin (424,000), and Joshua Kays (423,000) also bagged notable stacks in Flight A.

Other notables to bag in Flight B were Ben Yu (275,000), Bart Hanson (254,000), JJ Liu (201,000), Nadya Magnus (176,000), Steve Karp (152,000), and Chris Ferguson (66,000).

After bagging a healthy stack at the end of play, Ben Yu mentioned that he felt uncomfortable. Bagging in this event means that he will not be playing Event #62: $50,000 Poker Players Championship because both events will have a Day 2 restart on Monday. With seven cashes in the series including two final tables and a bracelet, he was surely looking forward to playing in the elite Poker Players Championship event. Perhaps a deep run in this one could help him feel better.

A total of 333 players busted out in the money so far in the Crazy Eights event for a payout of at least $1,334. Of the 333 cashers, 168 were from Flight A, and 165 cashed in Flight B. Many big name players busted in the money today including Ivan Luca, Ebony Kenney, and Jon Turner from Flight B.

With unlimited re-entry and two more flights Sunday, there are still plenty of more chances to get in on the Crazy Eights action. PokerNews will be covering the event through its conclusion on Tuesday, so check back often for updates.

Tags: Angel FernandezBen YuChris FergusonEric BaldwinIvan LucaJason WheelerJJ LiuJon TurnerJoshua KaysRay QartomySeville HaleSteve Karp

Ben Yu Eliminates Ivan Luca in Last Hand of the Night

Niveau 18 : 3,000/6,000, 500 ante
Ivan Luca (from a previous event)
Ivan Luca (from a previous event)

In the very last hand at their table, action folded to Ivan Luca in the small blind and he moved all in for his remaining stack of around 30,000. Ben Yu quickly called in the big blind and Luca was at risk.

Luca: {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}
Yu: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The flop came {J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{3-Clubs}, a very favorable flop for Yu. The {J-Hearts} turn gave Yu trip jacks, and the {2-Clubs} river improved him yet again to a flush. Luca was eliminated and the dealer called for bags.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
275,000 202,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ben YuIvan Luca

John Racener More Than Quadruples His Short Stack

Niveau 15 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante
John Racener
John Racener

Immediately after losing most of his stack to Frederick Ginther, John Racener got his remaining 3,000 chips in from middle position. The cutoff called, Ginther called on the button, and the small blind three-bet to 18,000. The big blind folded and so did the cutoff and Ginther, and it was heads up.

Racener: {8-Spades}{7-Spades}
Ginther: {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop gave Racener a pair of sevens. The {J-Diamonds} turn provided some straight outs for Racener, and the {7-Hearts} river gave him trips to win the pot and more than quadruple up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
John Racener us
John Racener
18,500 15,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: John Racener

Paul Magriel Sends One Home, Chipping Up

Niveau 11 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Paul Magriel
Paul Magriel

After the player under the gun went all in for 14,900, Paul Magriel cut out a re-raise to 44,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded, and Magriel had his opponent at risk and dominated.

Magriel: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
All-in player: {A-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop was favorable for Magriel. The {9-Diamonds} turn gave his opponent some outs, but Magriel improved to the nut flush on the {3-Clubs} river to eliminate the all-in player.

Magriel is closing in on 100,000 chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Paul Magriel us
Paul Magriel
93,000 77,500

Tags: Paul Magriel

Some Early Flight B Birds

Niveau 1 : 25/50, 0 ante
Loni Harwood
Loni Harwood

Several recognizable players have taken their seats in Day 1b. Among them are two-time bracelet winner Loni Harwood, who finished sixth in this event last year, and Ray Henson, who is currently second in the race for WSOP Player of the Year.

Other big names include November Niner Martin Staszko and bracelet winners Tyler Patterson, Nick Jivkov, and Kevin Song.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Andrew Ostapchenko us
Andrew Ostapchenko
8,000 8,000
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
8,000 8,000
Ebony Kenney us
Ebony Kenney
8,000 8,000
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
8,000 8,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
8,000 -4,700
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
8,000 8,000
Daniel Deveau us
Daniel Deveau
8,000 8,000
James Dorrance us
James Dorrance
8,000 8,000
Craig Gold us
Craig Gold
8,000 8,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
8,000 8,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Pearson us
Michael Pearson
8,000 8,000
Joshua Vizcarra us
Joshua Vizcarra
8,000 8,000
James Alexander us
James Alexander
8,000 8,000
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
8,000 8,000
Collin Grubaugh us
Collin Grubaugh
8,000 8,000
Nadya Magnus us
Nadya Magnus
8,000 8,000
Aaron Johnson us
Aaron Johnson
8,000 8,000
Kyle Knecht us
Kyle Knecht
8,000 8,000
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
8,000 5,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
8,000 8,000
Tim Burt us
Tim Burt
8,000 8,000
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
8,000 8,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
8,000 8,000
Robert Cote us
Robert Cote
8,000 8,000

Tags: Kevin SongLoni HarwoodMartin StaszkoNick JivkovRay HensonTyler Patterson