Event 4: Chip Counts Through Flight A

$1,650 Deepest Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
$300,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Returning to Level 16: 2,500/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining: 14 of 80

Flight A: 80 Entries, 14 Advanced
Flight B: Friday at 11am
Flight C: Saturday at 11am
Day 2: Sunday at 12pm

RankFirst NameLast NameChip Count

Event 4 Flight A: TK Miles Leads First Flight

$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: 14 of 80

TK Miles

Play has come to an end for Flight A of the May Deep Stack Poker Series $300,000 Guarantee Main Event with 14 players remaining of the starting 80.

TK Miles moved ahead of the counts late and held on to put the biggest stack in a bag. His 527,000 will be tough to beat in the last two flights but they will have bigger fields so more chips in play.

Full counts will posted as soon as they are available.

Event 4 Flight A: Last Level

$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

TK Miles

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.

Event 4 Flight A: Familiar Face Up Top

$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

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.

Event 4 Flight A: Ronald Young Leads Last Break

$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

Ronald Young

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.

Event 4 Flight A: TK Miles and Chanpiseth Keam Chop it Up

$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

David Shmuel (left) and Chanpiseth Keam (right)

With the flop reading qcjdtd, 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.

Keam: qdjh
Miles: 9h8c

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 kd 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 9s river to keep him around.

Event 4 Flight A: Larry Klur Doubles Through David Shmuel

$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

Larry Klur

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 td7s2c flop and Shmuel had him at risk and in trouble.

Klur: kdtc
Shmuel: ts2d

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 5s hit the turn. But he had to sit back down when the 7h river counterfeited Shmuel’s two pair and kickers played to give Klur the double.

Larry Klur – 182,000
David Shmuel – 132,000

Event 4 Flight A: Chris Bolek Doing Well

$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

Chris Bolek

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.

Event 4 Flight A: David Shmuel Leads After Dinner

$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

David Shmuel

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.