$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 15: 2,000/4,000 with a 4,000 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 18 of 80
Flight A is now into the last level of the evening and only 40 minutes left to run up a big stack for Day 2. We have a new chip leader and the big stack now belongs to TK Miles. He’s up to 480,000 and showing little interest in sitting on it.
The session is also down to the last two tables and we might lose a player or two over the next 40 minutes.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 14: 1,500/3,000 with a 3,000 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 23 of 80
Michael Newman seems to have a knack for getting a lot of chips late in opening flights. The reigning Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open champ bagged the biggest stack in his Event 1A flight and he’s looking good to do it again.
Newman moved to a new seat in the back of the room and he’s now up to 436,500 with a little over an hour remaining in the day.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 13: 1,500/2,500 with a 2,500 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 29 of 78
Flight A players returned to their seats and we have 29 players remaining of the starting 79. Registration is still open so that number should jump a few before they bag up at the end of Level 15.
There are plenty of tough spots in the tournament and Ronald Young leads them all. He came back to a stack of 325,000 with TK Miles and a few others on his tail. Young picked up the biggest cash of career a few days before the series kicked off when he won the May Big Stack Special for $13,000 plus his seat in this event.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 30 of 77
With the flop reading , David Shmuel bet 20,000 and Chanpiseth moved all in for 58,000. TK Miles reshipped from the button with more than enough to cover Shmuel if he called. He thought for a few minutes before he tossed his cards into the muck.
Miles was ahead with the flopped straight against top two for Keam. The Event 3 champ needed to catch a boat or some interesting cards to stay in the game. The turn made things interesting, giving Keam flush outs to go with his boat outs plus some chops. That would be 18 stay alive outs and it was the chop that got there on the river to keep him around.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 12: 1,000/2,000 with a 2,000 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 33 of 77
Everything was going without a hitch for David Shmuel today. Then he ran into Larry Klur.
We missed the preflop action but we were there when Klur was all in for 87,000 after the flop and Shmuel had him at risk and in trouble.
Klur was behind with top pair/decent kicker against Shmuel’s tens up. Once he saw the hands, Klur was out of his seat before the hit the turn. But he had to sit back down when the river counterfeited Shmuel’s two pair and kickers played to give Klur the double.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 11: 800/1,600 with a 1,600 ante Flight A Players Remaining: 39 of 77
David Shmuel isn’t the only one having a good day. We found Chris Bolek in the front of the tournament area working on a nice chip castle of his own. He’s sitting with 220,000 heading down the homestretch and in good position for a big bag.
Bolek picked up his first career WSOP bracelet last summer in the $1,500 Bounty event. But that win wasn’t the biggest of his career, that was a $480,000 cash after he won the Rock ‘N’ Roll Poker Open Championship right here in 2014.
$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry) $300,000 Guaranteed | Structure Level 10: 600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante Flight A Entries: 77
Cards are back in the air after dinner and it looks like David Shmuel had a good run over the first six levels. He returned to the chip lead with just shy of 300,000 from his 50,000 starting stack. A nice chunk of them came when his aces were good against Wally Maddah’s big slick on a king-high board.
We have 77 entries so far with 45 remaining on five tables and late registration open until the noon start of Day 2 on Sunday.