Event 17: Flight A In the Rearview Mirror

$5,300 Championship NLH $10 Million Guaranteed (Re-Entry)

End of Level 13: 800/1,600/ 200 ante

The first of three starting flights for the $10 Million Guaranteed Championship event is done and dusted.  Many big name players came and went today as 334 entrants took to the felt.

Among those who went are Todd Terry, Chris Moorman, Ian O’Hara, Justin Zaki, Chance Kornuth, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, and Vanessa Selbst.  We expect to see most of these again tomorrow for Flight B, which gets underway at 12pm.

After 13 levels of play, there were 98 players remaining to bag up chips.

Some notables bagging include

Bob ‘Uncle Krunk’ Panitch 198,300
John Racener 187,000
Anthony Zinno 169,500
Josh Arieh 167,500
Nick Schulman 98,000
Jason Mercier 90,500
Joe Cada 82,200
Blair Hinkle 69,400
Mohsin Charania 45,600

Joe Reddick
Joe Reddick

Joe Reddick accomplished what he set out to do, although in a different way.  With about 30 minutes left to play, he shoved ~50k with T7 because he “didn’t want to bag a short-stack”.  He ended up shipping a double across the felt, but won a small side pot and was left with only 2,600 chips.

By the time they bagged up for the night, Joe had run that 2,600 chips up to 81,000!  So he set out to bag a bigger stack and ended up getting there, albeit via a different route.  When he returns on Sunday for Day 2, he will have 40 big blinds (blinds 1k/2k/300 ante).

A fresh batch of players (plus many firing a second bullet) will fill the Ballroom Friday afternoon, so stay tuned to SHRPO.com for all the action!