06/18/18 03:31:25 AM PST (about 2 days and 8 hours ago)
Tim Andrew Bags Best After Day 1c of Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT
Day 1c of Event #11: $365 PLO GIANT Pot-Limit Omaha is in the books with 23 of 492 entries moving on to Day 2. After 21 20-minute levels of play, Tim Andrew sits atop the counts after building a stack of 1,375,000.
A prize pool worth $147,600 was collected on Day 1c and the top 74 places were to be paid a prize. The day ended with 23 left, however, so the remaining prize pool will be added into the field for Day 2.
Joining Andrew at the top of the counts were Yoni Basin (1,130,000), Russell Sartin (1,025,000), Layne Flack, (825,000), Steve Gagliano (795,000), Sandeep Pulusani (670,000) and Joon Park (495,000).
The bubble popped in Level 16 before any hands of hand-for-hand play could be dealt. Just as the tournament staff told the dealers to pause, Tim Andrew flopped a set of kings and got his opponent to put his stack in the middle after flopping top two-pair. Andrew's opponent was the only player to bust at the time leaving the remaining field in the money.
Players to leave with some consolation on the day were Thomas Taylor (31st - $861), Ylon Schwartz (37th - $750), Kevin MacPhee (45th - $750), Mikhail Semin (55th - $605), Chris Back (57th - $605), Danny Wong (64th - $560), and Dan Zack (65th - $560).
Notables not able to find any traction on Day 1c included Scott Clements, Connor Drinan, David "ODB" Baker, Adam Owen, Phil Laak, Allen Kessler, and 2017 WSOP Player of the Year, Chris Ferguson.
Here's how the rest of the event will play out:
|Day 1d||June 24||7 p.m.|
|Day 1e||July 1||7 p.m.|
|Day 2||July 2||2 p.m.|
|Day 3||July 3||2 p.m.|
Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the latest WSOP champion is crowned.
06/18/18 03:22:44 AM PST (about 2 days and 8 hours ago)
End of Day 1c Chip Counts
|Tim Andrew||1,375,000||755,000 |
|Yonatan Basin||1,125,000||1,125,000 |
|Russell Sartin||1,025,000||5,000 |
|Layne Flack||825,000||-5,000 |
|Steven Gagliano||795,000||795,000 |
|Mitchell Bailey||730,000||730,000 |
|Andrew Bathrick||720,000||720,000 |
|Sandeep Pulusani||670,000||55,000 |
|Kevin Gerhart||620,000||620,000 |
|Robert Covert||525,000||190,000 |
|Michael Carter||520,000||520,000 |
|Joon Park||495,000||-45,000 |
|John Navarro||460,000||460,000 |
|Christopher Battenfield||380,000||380,000 |
|Robert Cicchelli||350,000||350,000 |
|Israel Perez||330,000||330,000 |
|Eric Aasa||310,000||310,000 |
|Harry Binda||270,000||270,000 |
|Nick Peperone||260,000||260,000 |
|Laine Tanaka||235,000||235,000 |
|Douglas Suyemoto||170,000||170,000 |
|John Tsotsoros||70,000||70,000 |
|Joseph Walsh||40,000||40,000 |06/18/18 03:03:46 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Three More Hands
The clock has been paused and each table will play three more hands before bagging up for the night.
06/18/18 02:43:25 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Final Level of the Night
The clock rolled over on the 21st and final level of the night with just 20 minutes left on Day 1c. At the end of the level, players will bag their chips and head to Day 2.
Players will have the option to forfeit their stack and receive a payout tonight and have the chance to build a better count on a future flight.
06/18/18 02:40:52 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 21 started
|06/18/18 02:34:27 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Flack Fires the Flop
A sizeable four-way pot that included Russell Sartin and Layne Flack had a mountain of chips in the middle. The action was on the flop of a board and after two checks, Sartin bet 125,000.
Flack moved all in for about 500,000 and that scared away all of his tablemates.
|Russell Sartin||1,020,000||-180,000 |
|Layne Flack||830,000||285,000 |06/18/18 02:25:54 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 20 started
|06/18/18 02:25:44 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Miller Triples; Pulusani Busts Schwartz
Jeff Miller opened to 16,000 only to see Ylon Schwartz three-bet to 80,000 in the small blind and Sandeep Pulusani flat in the big. Miller made the call and a flop was dealt.
Schwartz bet the pot, Pulusani moved all in for slightly more, and Miller called off having just 6,000 behind. Schwartz actually had a bit less than Pulusani, and made the call.
The board ran out and Miller scooped the main pot while Pulusani captured the big side pot. Schwartz was covered by just 15,000 and was eliminated.
|Sandeep Pulusani||615,000||355,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||0||-400,000 |06/18/18 02:13:03 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
MacPhee and Semin Among Latest Departures
Kevin MacPhee and Mikhail Semin are among the latest group of players to be eliminated late on Day 1c. Semin fell in 55th place to earn $605 and MacPhee laddered up to 45th place and took home $750.
|Mikhail Semin||0||-40,000 |
|Kevin MacPhee||0||0 |06/18/18 02:07:12 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Level 19 started
|06/18/18 02:06:59 AM PST (about 2 days and 9 hours ago)
Coronas Flowing for Park
Joon Park has been one of the more animated players on Day 1c. The collection of empty cups sitting beside him may be some inclination to that fact.
In a recent pot, a player sitting to Park's right opened to 42,000 and the action was on Park. The cocktail server was walking by and a player at the table requested a Corona.
"I call the Corona," bellowed Park, "and I call the 42,000."
Park matched the bet and the rest of the table folded.
The flop came down and the original raiser moved all in. Park snap-called.
The board ran out and park's two pair was best.
|Joon Park||540,000||175,000 |06/18/18 01:52:57 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
A Few in the Money Eliminations
|Dan Zack||0||-84,000 |
|Chris Back||0||-70,000 |06/18/18 01:41:11 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Level 18 started
|06/18/18 01:35:41 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Assorted Stack Updates
|Russell Sartin||565,000||107,000 |
|Steve Gagliano||550,000||44,000 |
|Layne Flack||545,000||335,000 |
|Ylon Schwartz||400,000||90,000 |
|Sandeep Pulusani||260,000||-5,000 |
|Roger Bailey||145,000||-75,000 |
|Thomas Taylor||87,000||-65,000 |
|Dan Zack||84,000||-62,000 |
|Chris Back||70,000||-7,000 |
|Mike Sexton||70,000||15,000 |
|Mikhail Semin||40,000||11,000 |06/18/18 01:21:45 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Level 17 started
|06/18/18 01:16:32 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Andrew Pops the Bubble
The last table to act before hand-for-hand play began featured action between Tim Andrew and a heads-up opponent. A completed board lay in the middle and Andrew had put his opponent at risk.
Andrew tabled the and his opponent flashed a top-two pair hand revealing an before his cards went in the muck and he departed in 75th place. Just one spot shy of the money.
|Tim Andrew||620,000||302,000 |06/18/18 01:09:20 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Hand-For-Hand Play Begins
The field now sits just one off the money with 75 players remaining. Each table will play hand-for-hand until the bubble pops.
06/18/18 01:07:00 AM PST (about 2 days and 10 hours ago)
Sartin Calls Down With Kings
After an open to 20,000 from a player in middle position, Russell Sartin made the call from the big blind, and a flop was delivered.
Sartin called a bet of 8,000 and the hit the turn. Once again, Sartin called a bet of 8,000 and the completed the board. Both players checked and Sartin tabled the to take the pot.
|Russell Sartin||458,000||8,000 |06/18/18 12:41:52 AM PST (about 2 days and 11 hours ago)
The players have been sent on a 15-minute break.
06/18/18 12:41:00 AM PST (about 2 days and 11 hours ago)
Flack Gets a Fold
On the river of a board, Layne Flack bet 20,000 into a pot of 73,000. His heads-up opponent took a moment before finding a fold and surrendered the pot to Flack.
|Layne Flack||210,000||39,000 ||