2021 RRPO Live Updates

Championship Day 1B: Barbaro Diaz Leads the Field at the Break with 336,000

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 9:  1,000/1,500 with a 1,500 ante
Day 1B Entries:  921

Barbaro Diaz
Barbaro Diaz

The players returned from break to begin Level 9, with increased blinds of 1,000-1,500 with a big blind ante of 1,500. Registration is now closed, and we expect the prizepool to be released tonight after play ends.

A scan of the field during the break turned up four players with at least 300K in chips, creating an unofficial leaderboard:

1.  Barbaro Diaz  –  336,000  (224 bb)
2.  Neil Zonenashvili  –  332,000  (221 bb)
3.  Salim Khoury  –  306,000  (204 bb)
4.  Thomas Boivin  –  305,000  (203 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 921 entries, which increases the tournament total to 1,566, making the prizepool worth more than $5.0 million.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1B: A Few More Chip Counts

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 8:  600/1,200 with a 1,200 ante
Day 1B Entries:  882

Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

Danny Shiff  –  356,000  (297 bb)
Chris Limo  –  240,000  (200 bb)
Brent Philbin  –  175,000  (146 bb)
Nate Silver  –  170,000  (142 bb)
Alex Foxen  –  165,000  (138 bb)
Zhen Cai  –  140,000  (117 bb)
James Carroll  –  118,000  (98 bb)
Vlad Mezheritsky  –  115,000  (96 bb)
Kristen Bicknell  –  107,000  (89 bb)
Spencer Champlin  –  87,000  (73 bb)
Tony Dunst  –  78,000  (65 bb)
Kharlin Sued  –  75,000  (63 bb)
Jonathan Jaffe  –  74,000  (62 bb)
Solange Lucas  –  68,000  (57 bb)
Shalom Elharar  –  62,000  (52 bb)
Giuseppe Iadisernia  –  58,000  (48 bb)
Antonios Roungeris  –  53,000  (44 bb)
Adam Hendrix  –  45,000  (38 bb)
Athanasios Polychronopoulos  –  45,000  (38 bb)
Koray Aldemir  –  41,000  (34 bb)
Xuan Liu  –  40,000  (33 bb)
Mark Dube  –  38,000  (32 bb)
Javier Zarco  –  35,000  (29 bb)
Nancy Birnbaum  –  35,000  (29 bb)
Ralph Massey  –  34,000  (28 bb)
Nadya Magnus  –  34,000  (28 bb)

Nate Silver
Nate Silver

Championship Day 1B: More Chip Counts

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  839

Frank Funaro
Frank Funaro

Frank Funaro  –  218,000  (218 bb)
Bin Weng  –  175,000   (175 bb)
Kevin Garosshen  –  165,000  (165 bb)
Hunter Cichy  –  140,000  (140 bb)
Peter Vitantonio  –  134,000  (134 bb)
Matt Glantz  –  130,000   (130 bb)
T.K. Miles  –  108,000  (108 bb)
Steve Karp  –  97,000  (97 bb)
Yordan Petrov  –  95,000   (95 bb)
Michael Marder  –  87,000  (87 bb)
Steve Rosen  –  78,000  (78 bb)
Michael Laake  –  75,000  (75 bb)
Dominique Mosley  –  72,000  (72 bb)
Kitty Kuo  –  68,000  (68 bb)
Ido Ashkenazi  –  46,000  (46 bb)
Brett Bader  –  45,000  (45 bb)
Justin Saliba  –  45,000  (45 bb)
Matt Berkey  –  43,000  (43 bb)
Tim Reilly  –  37,000   (37 bb)
Cherish Andrews  –  35,000  (35 bb)
Femi Fashakin  –  35,000  (35 bb)
Allen Kessler  –  27,000  (27 bb)
Eric Siegel  –  25,000  (25 bb)
Mike Dentale  –  25,000  (25 bb)
David Levi  –  10,000 (10  bb)

Championship Day 1B: Alex Foxen Doubles Thru Mike Shanahan

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  829

Alex Foxen
The dealer introduces himself to Alex Foxen’s dog, Riley.

After a flop of Kh3h4d, Alex Foxen checked the small blind, and Mike Shanahan moved all in from middle position. The next two players folded, and Foxen called all in for 61,500 with Kc4c for top two pair.

Shanahan turned over Jh9h for a heart flush draw, and Foxen needed his hand to hold to stay alive.

The turn card was the Kd, the river card was the 4h, and Foxen turned a full house, kings full of fours, to clinch the pot and double up in chips.

Alex Foxen  –  170,000  (170 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 834 entries, which increases the tournament total to 1,474, making the prizepool worth more than $4.7 million.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until about 9:15 pm, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1B: Roberto Alberro Knocks Out a Player

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  829

Roberto Alberro
Roberto Alberro

The player in the small blind got it all in preflop with 9d9c, but needed to improve to stay alive against the 10s10d of Roberto Alberro in the big blind.

The board came Ks5s4dAhQd, and the pocket tens held up for Alberro to win the pot and eliminate his opponent.

Roberto Alberro  –  94,000  (94 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 829 entries, which means the total is up to 1,474, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.7 million.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until about 9:15 pm, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1B: A Few Chip Counts From Around the Room

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  818

Nick Yunis
Nick Yunis

Nick Yunis  –  165,000  (165 bb)
Jared Jaffee  –  160,000  (160 bb)
Ian O’Hara  –  147,000  (147 bb)
Noah Schwartz  –  135,000  (135 bb)
Will Failla  –  124,000  (124 bb)
Wagner Wysotchanski   –  115,000  (115 bb)
Kyna England  –  114,000  (114 bb)
Willie Wiggins  –  110,000  (110 bb)
Frank Russo  –  95,000  (95 bb)
Ami Alibay  –  91,000  (91 bb)
Andrew Moreno  –  90,000  (90 bb)
Nacho Barbero  –  72,000  (72 bb)
Brett Apter  –  67,000  (67 bb)
D.J. Alexander  –  63,000  (63 bb)
Charlemagne Benjamin  –  55,000  (55 bb)
Aditya Prasetyo  –  46,000  (46 bb)
Wally Maddah  –  43,000  (43 bb)
Paul Balzano  –  39,000  (39 bb)
Tim West  –  36,000  (36 bb)
Isaiah Goldman  –  34,000  (34 bb)
Jon Brody  –  24,000  (24 bb)
Aaron Van Blarcum  –  23,000  (23 bb)
Erik Seidel  –  19,000  (19 bb)

Championship Day 1B: Jonathan Jaffe Shoves the River Against Jordan Flaschner

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  815

Jonathan Jaffe
Jonathan Jaffe

In the last hand before the dinner break, Jonathan Jaffe raised UTG+1 to 1,800, Jordan Flaschner reraised from the button to 5,200, and Jaffe called.

Both players checked to the turn on a board of 10s10d6hQd, Jaffe bet 8,000, and Flaschner thought for a while before he called.

The river card was the 10h, and Jaffe moved all in for 46,700. Flaschner asked for an exact count and went into the tank for a long time.

Eventually, Flaschner asked, “Will you show me if I fold?” But Jaffe gave no response.

After some more thought, Flaschner began recapping the hand to himself, and shortly after that, he folded.

Jaffe let Flaschner off the hook as he showed one card — the 10c for the quad tens. Jaffe took the pot, and Flaschner implied that he had folded pocket kings.

Jonathan Jaffe  –  75,100  (75 bb)
Jordan Flaschner  –  85,000  (85 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 815 entries, which means the total is up to 1,460, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.6 million.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until about 9:15 pm, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.

Championship Day 1B: Back From Dinner

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  805

The players return from dinner to begin Level 7, with increased blinds of 500-1,000 with a big blind ante of 1,000.

The tournament clock shows 798 entries so far here on Day 1B, for a total field of 1,443 and counting. That means the prizepool is already worth more than $4.6 million — more than doubling the $2 million guarantee — with another two hours remaining before registration closes.

Event 20: Turbo Bounty

$600 Double Black Chip Bounty Turbo (Re-Entry)
Structure
Level 1:  100/100

More options for players not in the Championship with a big $600 Double Black Chip Bounty tournament tonight at 7 pm with turbo structure to keep things moving.

Players start with 15,000 stacks and the first eight levels last 15 minutes each. Late registration and re-entries are available until the start of Level 9 at 9:15 pm and blind levels increase to 20 minutes for the remainder of the tournament.

  • Players begin with 15,000 in chips
  • Levels 1-8 last 15 minutes; Levels 9+ last 20 minutes
  • Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 9 (9:15pm)
  • This is a one-day tournament and plays to completion
  • Event 20 Structure Sheet

Championship Day 1B: Danny Shiff Leads the Field at Dinner Break with 324,600

$3,500 WPT RRPO Championship
$2,000,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 7:  500/1,000 with a 1,000 ante
Day 1B Entries:  771

Danny Shiff
Danny Shiff

The players are still at dinner, and scheduled to return around 7:02 pm EST.

A scan of the field during the break turned up three players with at least 250K in chips. We have two of their names already, and we’ll get the third when the players return from dinner.

1.  Danny Shiff  –  324,600  (325 bb)
2.  Brian Krinsky  –  256,600  (257 bb)
3.  Mike Shanahan  –  254,600  (255 bb)

The Day 1B field is up to 771 entries, which means the total is up to 1,416, and the prizepool is worth more than $4.5 million.

Registration remains open with unlimited re-entries until about 9:15 pm, and action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, around 11:15 pm.