Calderaro Cracks Aces to Triples Up

James Calderaro Day 1A

Blinds: 75/150
Ante: 25

With James Calderaro all in for about 8,000 and another player all in for less, Lily Kiletto tanked for a bit before she called with a covering stack holding Jh Js. She was racing with Calderaro’s Ah Kd, but both were in bad shape against the third player’s Ac As.

The flop fell Kc Qc 9d, giving Calderaro some hope with a pair of kings and giving Kiletto a straight draw. The 9s turn changed nothing, but the Kh river fell to give Calderaro a full house to win the pot and triple up. Calderaro and Kiletto (who happen to be dating), got a good laugh from the outcome of the hand.

James Calderaro – 21,000
Lily Kiletto – 17,000

Shaun Deeb vs. Isaac Haxton

Blinds: 75/150

Picking up the action after a flop of 8d4d2h, Isaac Haxton (hijack) called 2,200 from Shaun Deeb (small blind) to see the 5h turn. Deeb bet 5,050 and again Haxton called, landing the As on the river. Deeb bet 3,300 this time, resulting in a Haxton call after a few moments.

Deeb tabled 8c2c for two pair, Haxton mucked, and Deeb collected the pot.

Shaun Deeb – 38,000
Isaac Haxton – 28,000

Late Arrivals

Among the players to take their seat after play began were Chris Moorman, Aaron Massey, Brandon Steven, Russell Thomas, Danny Fuhs, Adam Geyer, Joseph Cheong, Amanda Musumeci, Kurt Jewell, Jonathan Roy, Keven Stammen, Dan O’Brien, Jason Duvall, Mohsin Charania, David Benefield, Tony Dunst, Erick Lindgren, Erica Lindgren, Chino Rheem, Trevor Pope, Tristan Wade, Harrison Gimbel, Mike Leah, Ben Hamnett, Matt Salsberg, Jacob Bazeley, Ty Reiman, Andrew Lichtenberger, Jake Balsiger, Shaun Deeb, Isaac Baron, Loni Harwood, Mike Telker, Brent Hanks, Mike Beasley, Andy Seth, Taylor Paur, Shawn Buchanan, Joseph Elpayaa, and Nelly.

$10M GTD: Level 2 Begins with 455 Players and Counting

The starting field early on Day 1A with about 450 players registered.
The starting field early on Day 1A with about 450 players registered.

Level 1 comes to an end, and Level 2 begins with increased blinds of 50-100. The tournament clock shows that the field size has been steadily growing and is now up to 455 players.

This tournament features unlimited re-entries — players who bust are free to re-enter as many times as they’d like as long as registration is open. Registration remains open on each starting day until the end of the dinner break, which is about 8:00 pm.