Event 23: Manny Tarich Doubles Through Philip Wojtuniecki

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with an 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 115

Manny Tarich
Manny Tarich

Philip Wojtuniecki opened to 35,000 from the button and Manny Tarich shoved from the small blind for 218,000. Wojtuniecki called.

Tarich tabled Ah8h and was in the lead against Wojtuniecki’s KsJs.

The board ran out AdKh7s8c5c and Tarich wound up with two-pair to double through the chip leader.

Manny Tarich – 440,000 (44 bb)
Philip Wojtuniecki – 1,000,000 (100 bb)

Event 23: Brad Coultas Doubles Through Manny Tarich

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with an 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 115

Manny Tarich (left) versus Brad Coultas (right)

On a final board reading Ac9c8s7d7s Manny Tarich checked from the small blind and Brad Coultas shoved for 140,000 from the big blind.

Tarich thought about it for a while before putting in the calling chips. Coultas turned over 10c6c for a straight to defeat Tarich’s QcQs.

Brad Coultas – 350,000 (35 bb)
Manny Tarich – 102,000 (10 bb)

Event 23: Philip Wojtuniecki Crosses One Million

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19: 5,000/10,000 with an 10,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 115

Philip Wojtuniecki
Philip Wojtuniecki

Manny Tarich opened to 20,000 from under the gun and Philip Wojtuniecki defended his big blind.

The flop came Kh8s7s, Wojtuniecki checked, and Tarich bet 21,000. Wojtuniecki raised to 80,000 and Tarich called.

The turn brought the Kc Wojtuniecki bet 60,000 and Tarich called.

The river was the 9h, Wojtuniecki bet 100,000 and Tarich called with 7d7c for sevens full  but was no good against Wojtuniecki’s Kd8c kings full.

Philip Wojtuniecki – 1,300,000 (130 bb)
Manny Tarich – 350,000 (35 bb)

Event 23: Jeff Hakim – 6th Place ($5,060)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 5 of 115

Jeff Hakim
Jeff Hakim

Jeff Hakim opened from early position and Philip Wojtuniecki three-bet from late position. Hakim shoved and Wojtuniecki called.

Hakim turned up 10d10s and appeared to be in great shape against Wojtuniecki’s 9d9c.

The flop came QcJs10c giving Hakim a set and Wojtuniecki a straight draw. The turn 4d was a brick, but the river brought the Kc giving Wojtuniecki a straight to eliminate Hakim in sixth place.

Philip Wojtuniecki – 870,000 (109 bb)
Jeff Hakim – Eliminated in 6th Place ($5,060)

Event 23: Jaime Wiegrefe – 7th Place ($4,370)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 6 of 115

Jamie Wiegrefe
Jamie Wiegrefe

Philip Wojtuniecki opened to 20,000 from the cutoff and Jaime Wiegrefe moved all in for 130,000 from the button. Wojtuniecki called.

Wiegrefe tabled KhQh and had the lead against Wojtuniecki’s Jd9d.

It was short lived however as the flop came As9s8s and Wojtuniecki flopped a pair of nines. The turn, 5s and river 6d were bricks for Wiegrefe as he was eliminated in seventh place.

Philip Wojtuniecki – 700,000 (88 bb)
Jamie Wiegrefe – Eliminated in 7th Place ($4,370)

Event 23: Manny Tarich Takes the Chip Lead

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 115

Manny Tarich
Manny Tarich

On a board reading Js8c3h2d, Philip Wojtuniecki checked from middle position and Manny Tarich bet 75,000 into a pot of around 100,000.

The river brought the 4h and Wojtuniecki bet 90,000. Tarich thought a short while before calling with the winning KdJh. With that pot Tarich took the lead from Wojtuniecki.

Manny Tarich – 750,000 (94 bb)
Philip Wojtuniecki – 570,000 (71 bb)

Event 23: Brandon Eisen – 8th Place($3,853)

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 7 of 115

Brandon Eisen

Right after doubling Romain Follet up Brandon Eisen was all in from the small blind for around 100,000 and called by chip leader Philip Wojtuniecki.

Eisen tabled Jh4h and needed to get lucky against Wojtuniecki’s As8s.

The flop came Ah10d3h and Eisen called for a heart. The turn, Ks, and river 3s  came brick’s and the 2018 SHRPO Champion was the first player eliminated today.

Philip Wojtuniecki – 720,000 (90 bb)
Brandon Eisen – Eliminated in 8th Place ($3,853)

Event 23: Romain Follet Doubles Through Brandon Eisen

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 115

Romain Follet
Romain Follet

In a battle of the blinds Romain Follet was all in with JhJc against Brandon Eisen’s Ad4h.

The board ran out KhQs9d9hKs and Follet’s pocket jacks held to avoid elimination.

Romain Follet – 260,000 (33 bb)
Brandon Eisen – 110,000 (14 bb)

Event 23: Philip Wojtuniecki Leads the Final Eight

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 115

Philip Wojtuniecki
Philip Wojtuniecki

Today is Day 2 of the $1,650 No Limit Hold’em Event 23 Purple Chip Bounty. A total of 115 entries put more than $115,000 in the prize pool surpassing the guarantee. The eight survivors are set to return at 2:00 PM local time and play to a winner.

Philip Wojtuniecki had a fine showing on Day 1 turning his 20,000 starting stack into 611,000 by nights end. This was thanks in part to a huge hand to eliminate Nick Yunis in the last level of the night.

Other familiar faces in the field include Jaime Wiegrefe, Corey Burbick, and 2018 SHRPO Champion Brandon Eisen.

Here are the official chip counts and seating positions:

Seat 1.  Brandon Eisen  –  240,000  (30 bb)
Seat 2.  Philip Wojtuniecki  –  611,000  (76 bb)
Seat 3.  Jaime Wiegrefe  –  181,000  (23 bb)
Seat 4.  Manny Tarich  –  525,000  (66 bb)
Seat 5.  Brad Coultas  –  245,000  (31 bb)
Seat 6.  Corey Burbick  –  105,000  (13 bb)
Seat 7.  Jeff Hakim  –  287,000  (36 bb)
Seat 8.  Romain Follet  –  121,000  (15 bb)

This is what they are playing for:

1st:  $33,922 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $20,988
3rd:  $12,535
4th:  $8,050
5th:  $6,095
6th:  $5,060
7th:  $4,370
8th:  $3,853

Event 23: Philip Wojtuniecki Leads the Final Eight Players into Day 2

$1,650 Purple Chip Bounty NLH (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18: 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 ante
Players Remaining: 8 of 115

Philip Wojtuniecki
Chipleader Philip Wojtuniecki

Day 1 of the $1,650 Purple Chip Bounty comes to an end with eight players remaining. Here are the official chip counts and seating positions:

Seat 1.  Brandon Eisen  –  240,000  (30 bb)
Seat 2.  Philip Wojtuniecki  –  611,000  (76 bb)
Seat 3.  Jaime Wiegrefe  –  181,000  (23 bb)
Seat 4.  Manny Tarich  –  525,000  (66 bb)
Seat 5.  Brad Coultas  –  245,000  (31 bb)
Seat 6.  Corey Burbick  –  105,000  (13 bb)
Seat 7.  Jeff Hakim  –  287,000  (36 bb)
Seat 8.  Romain Follet  –  121,000  (15 bb)

And here is the remaining prizepool, followed by the players who have already finished in the money:

1st:  $33,922 + LHPO Trophy
2nd:  $20,988
3rd:  $12,535
4th:  $8,050
5th:  $6,095
6th:  $5,060
7th:  $4,370
8th:  $3,853

9th:  Nick Yunis  –  $3,393
10th:  Danny Monosson  –  $2,990
11th:  Anthony Zinno  –  $2,990
12th:  Kenneth Frey  –  $2,990
13th:  Chad Trentacosta  –  $2,588
14th:  Adam Adler  –  $2,588
15th:  Tony Ruberto  –  $2,588

These final eight players will return tomorrow (Tuesday) at 2:00 pm EST to play down to a winner.