Event 1 Day 2: Second Chances

$100 + $25 No Limit Hold’Em Deep Stack

Crystal Utley is one of two players who used a tournament rule to her advantage and she is now deep in Event 1. Not only were players given the option of re-entering the tournament if they busted in the first four levels of any Day 1, they could also play multiple flights and surrender the smaller stack if making Day 2 more than once.

Utley finished Day 1D with just 5,400 but came back and managed to make it through with 80,400 chip on Day 1H. The first 5,400 came out of play and she recently tripled up.

“It was the last hand of the day and I had a pocket pair,” she commented, “I had a pocket pair and knew my husband had to come back the next day. I had 60k and figured 120k would be better or take another shot.”

Utley lost the hand and bagged that handful of chips but found a way to get back in the game with a bigger stack. She recently tripled up winning pocket Aces against AK and KQ to get near 400,000.

Level 21 is underway with blinds at 6k/12k/1k ante.

Crystal Utley making the best of 2nd chance
Making the best of 2nd chance