Saturday, October 2, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Dave Alfa Bags Top Stack on Day 1A of The Reunion
Day 1A of Event #4: $500 The Reunion No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. The first flight drew a field of 2,649 entries, for a Day 1A prize pool of $1,112,580 in this $5,000,000 guarantee tournament. The survivors of this flight will be returning for Day 2 on Monday, October 4th at 10 a.m. local time where they will mix with the surviving players of Day 1B and Day 1C.
Dave Alfa bagged the top stack of 3,070,000 chips and some of the other notable stacks heading into Day 2 include Konstantinos Gennaios (2,650,000), Ryan Leng (2,500,000), Ryan Laplante (2,100,000), and Cate Hall (1,770,000).
End of Day 1a Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Dave Alfa||United States||3,070,000|
|2||Danny Martinson||United States||3,030,000|
|3||Kostantinos Gennaios||United States||2,650,000|
|4||Ryan Leng||United States||2,500,000|
|5||Paul Herberger||United States||2,380,000|
|6||Joey Weissman||United States||2,275,000|
|7||Massimo Costantini||United States||2,270,000|
|8||Walter Atwood||United States||2,205,000|
|9||Alex Greenslatt||United States||2,175,000|
|10||Adrian Curry||United States||2,070,000|
Matt Affleck, James Romero, and Amir Lehavot are among the players who cashed but won't be taking their stack with them to a second day.
Some of the players who finished outside of the money included Vanessa Kade, Qui Nguyen, Kathy Liebert, Adam Hendrix, and Jeremy Wien. However, they will have an opportunity to play in one of the other two starting flights if they choose to, with Day 1B on Saturday and Day 1C on Sunday.
Stay tuned for more coverage of this event and the entire 2021 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:53 AM Local Time
Day 1A Chip Counts
|Dave Alfa||3,070,000||3,070,000 |
|Danny Martinson||3,030,000||3,030,000 |
|Kostantinos Gennaios||2,650,000||2,650,000 |
|Ryan Leng||2,500,000||1,300,000 |
|Paul Herberger||2,380,000||2,380,000 |
|Joey Weissman||2,275,000||1,315,000 |
|Massimo Costantini||2,270,000||2,270,000 |
|Walter Atwood||2,205,000||1,955,000 |
|Alex Greenslatt||2,175,000||2,175,000 |
|Adrian Curry||2,170,000||1,550,000 |
|Darrell Haywood||2,160,000||2,160,000 |
|Ryan Laplante||2,100,000||-100,000 |
|Thomas Pitts||1,940,000||1,940,000 |
|Gregory Armand||1,890,000||1,890,000 |
|Juan Lozano||1,815,000||1,815,000 |
|Cate Hall||1,770,000||470,000 |
|Michael Cyrkiel||1,765,000||1,765,000 |
|Max Tavepholjal||1,720,000||1,720,000 |
|Kristopher Kelsey||1,665,000||1,665,000 |
|David Cambas||1,655,000||1,655,000 |
|Kenna James||1,535,000||-365,000 |
|Stephen Hubbard||1,515,000||1,515,000 |
|David Danlag||1,510,000||509,940 |
|Haim Or Krief||1,475,000||1,475,000 |
|Thu Nguyen||1,405,000||1,405,000 |
|Michael Jacobs||1,400,010||1,400,010 |
|John Kehler||1,375,000||1,375,000 |
|Clarence King||1,375,000||1,375,000 |
|Jordan Meltzer||1,355,000||1,355,000 |
|Anthony Banuelos||1,350,000||1,350,000 |
|Ruta Kerbells||1,330,000||1,330,000 |
|Christian Aguilera||1,330,000||1,330,000 |
|Joakim Beaupre||1,325,000||1,325,000 |
|Herbert Bennett||1,320,000||1,320,000 |
|Shawn Sparks||1,295,000||1,295,000 |
|Yi Ming Li||1,290,000||1,290,000 |
|Liran Biton||1,290,000||1,290,000 |
|Jason Arakaki||1,285,000||1,285,000 |
|Thomas McNeely||1,280,000||1,280,000 |
|Cheryl Svenson||1,275,000||1,275,000 |
|JW Carter||1,265,000||1,265,000 |
|Laura Hoppe||1,265,000||1,265,000 |
|Thia Hua||1,240,000||1,240,000 |
|Valentin Lita||1,235,000||785,000 |
|Christopher Cocke||1,230,000||1,230,000 |
|Eli Arnaldes||1,170,000||1,170,000 |
|Steven Richards||1,155,000||1,155,000 |
|Robert Brown||1,095,000||1,095,000 |
|Adrian Naggy||1,095,000||1,095,000 |
|Steve Seffense||1,090,000||1,090,000 |
|Doug Lada||1,065,000||1,065,000 |
|John Hulett||1,060,000||1,060,000 |
|Ankur Luthra||1,045,000||1,045,000 |
|Roee Abitboul||1,035,000||1,035,000 |
|Noel Eicher||1,020,000||1,020,000 |
|Daniel Sepiol||965,000||575,000 |
|Adekunle Olonoh||955,000||210,000 |
|Hunter Frey||950,000||950,000 |
|Thomas Zanot||950,000||950,000 |
|Dustin Helmuth||890,000||540,000 |
|Sean Yu||865,000||865,000 |
|Brett Apter||840,000||840,000 |
|Andres Rodriguez||840,000||840,000 |
|Travis Piorkowski||825,000||825,000 |
|Dien Lee||820,000||820,000 |
|John Schulke||820,000||820,000 |
|Tuan Mai||800,000||800,000 |
|Carlos Gatmaitan||790,000||790,000 |
|David Sathue||785,000||785,000 |
|Adam Brownstone||777,000||777,000 |
|Alexander Farahi||765,000||765,000 |
|Stephen Bradley||760,000||760,000 |
|Michael Gibson||755,000||755,000 |
|Ryan Moriarty||750,000||750,000 |
|Brent Philbin||750,000||750,000 |
|Thomas Emerson||740,000||740,000 |
|Michael Eddy||725,000||-85,000 |
|Stephen Buell||725,000||725,000 |
|Jeffrey Yarchever||720,000||720,000 |
|Angel Bracho||700,000||700,000 |
|Kevin Song||700,000||700,000 |
|Joshua Palmer||695,000||695,000 |
|Andrew Chud||670,000||-100,000 |
|Melissa Smith||650,000||650,000 |
|Jeff Buechler||650,000||-450,000 |
|Curtis Oltmann||645,000||645,000 |
|Dan Sears||635,000||635,000 |
|Brandon Sheils||630,000||-23,000 |
|George Hlaihel||625,000||625,000 |
|Eric Tipsword||620,000||620,000 |
|Brian Paulus||610,000||610,000 |
|Lokesh Garg||580,000||580,000 |
|Lawrence Whyte||565,000||565,000 |
|Michael Stephenson||560,000||560,000 |
|Matt Bingel||555,000||555,000 |
|Vincent Boss||550,000||550,000 |
|Kory Halmich||540,000||540,000 |
|Douglas Ott||530,000||530,000 |
|Michael Rossitto||530,000||530,000 |
|Max Pinnola||525,000||525,000 |
|Don Rake||510,000||510,000 |
|Rex Clinkscales||505,000||438,000 |
|Leo Araneta||500,000||500,000 |
|Barrett Lipkin||500,000||500,000 |
|Nathan Dill||500,000||500,000 |
|Amalim Onyia||495,000||495,000 |
|Edward Cummins||495,000||495,000 |
|David Chislett||485,000||485,000 |
|Joshua Chase||470,000||470,000 |
|Steven Demers||455,000||455,000 |
|Michael Marder||445,000||412,900 |
|Natalie Davidson||445,000||445,000 |
|Jungsoo Lee||430,000||430,000 |
|Darrell Simpson||415,000||415,000 |
|Bob Martini||410,000||410,000 |
|Rodrigo Garcia||385,000||385,000 |
|Jan Badiola||375,000||375,000 |
|Jonathan Mendoza||365,000||-255,000 |
|Bao Vien||360,000||360,000 |
|Greg Jennings||355,000||355,000 |
|Mario Arribas||350,000||315,000 |
|Stanley Lan||350,000||350,000 |
|Brad Zusman||345,000||345,000 |
|James Athanas||340,000||340,000 |
|Charles Brison||295,000||295,000 |
|Vinh Nguyen||280,000||-30,000 |
|Richardo Mateo||245,000||245,000 |
|Chi Nguyen||155,000||155,000 |
|Matthew Kursar||150,000||150,000 |
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:40 AM Local Time
Affleck Ousted In Three Way All In
Matt Affleck was seen leaving his seat, table 17 kindly recapped the hand for us.
The cutoff shoved for 500,000, and Matt Affleck went all-in over the top for 1 million in total. The big blind called with the covering stack, and all cards were turned onto their backs.
The board came out all low and the pocket tens held to bust two players.
|Matt Affleck||0||-310,000 |
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:36 AM Local Time
Mendoza Holds to Double
A player in early position jammed for 330,000 and Jonathan Mendoza called for a little bit less in the big blind.
Mendoza was ahead but needed to hold. He got further ahead on the flop but the turn gave a sweat. The board completed with the and Mendoza doubled.
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:27 AM Local Time
Kenna James Gets Shoved On
Kenna James three-bet from the button against an open from the early position to 105,000. The early position player called to see a flop.
The flop came and the early position player went all in for 305,000.
James thought about it for a bit and then said "I put you on ace-queen, so I can't call," and mucked face up. The early position took the pot, and later said he had a pocket pair.
|Kenna James||1,900,000||-100,000 |
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:21 AM Local Time
Level 22 started
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:17 AM Local Time
Laplante Scoops a Monster
Ryan Laplante defended his big blind versus an under the gun opening raise. On a flop of rainbow, Laplante checked, the under the gun player continuation bet to 110,000, which Laplante responded to with a check-raise to 300,000. The under the gun player shoved for 1 million, and Laplante called
Under the gun:
The turn and river were no help to the all-in player, and Laplante soared to over 2 million chips.
|Ryan Laplante||2,200,000||1,125,000 |
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:02 AM Local Time
Olonoh Cracks Kings
A short-stacked player moved all-in and Adekunle Olonoh called with ; his opponent flipped over .
The board ran out and Olonoh cracked kings after flopping a pair of aces and turning two pair.
|Adekunle Olonoh||745,000||745,000 |
Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:01 AM Local Time
Leng Takes A Stack With Jacks
Ryan Leng raised the cutoff to 80,000, and the small blind shoved for 590,000. Leng made the call and the hands were turned over.
The board runout came and Leng nearly doubled up as he eliminated the small blind player from the tournament.
|Ryan Leng||1,200,000||200,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:54 PM Local Time
Weissman Nearing A Million
Joey Weissman raised preflop from the cutoff to 60,000 and received a call from the big blind.
The flop came . The big blind checked, and Weissman made a continuation bet for 45,000, which the big blind called.
The turn came and the big blind checked again. Weissman bet 150,000, which the big blind called once again.
The river came the and the big blind checked after thinking for some time. Weissman checked back, and the hands were revealed. The big blind showed for two pair with an ace kicker, but Weissman turned over for the flopped straight.
Weissman's stack nears the one million chip mark.
|Joey Weissman||960,000||510,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:51 PM Local Time
Level 21 started
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:48 PM Local Time
Hall Finds a Nine to Chip Up
A player in the cutoff jammed in his stack of around 200,000 and Cate Hall made the call in the big blind.
The cutoff player was ahead but Hall jumped in front on the flop. The turn left the cutoff player looking for one of three outs which he did not find as the completed the board.
|Cate Hall||1,300,000||200,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:38 PM Local Time
Cambaf Doubles Through Eddy
David Cambaf shoved from the cutoff and was called by Michael Eddy in the big blind.
The board ran out and Cambaf turned a straight to secure the double.
|Michael Eddy||810,000||810,000 |
|David Cambaf||670,000||670,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:32 PM Local Time
Hall More Than Doubles With Aces
The under the gun player opened to 80,000, prompting the cutoff to three-bet to 200,000. Cate Hall went all in from the big blind for 390,000, only for the initial raiser to re-shove, which folded out the cutoff.
Under the gun:
The board ran out clean for Hall's aces, and she more than doubled her stack.
|Cate Hall||1,100,000||580,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:29 PM Local Time
Amir Lehavot jammed his stack in from early position for around 120,000, and Dustin Helmuth called on the button.
Helmuth was ahead but there was a good possibility the players would chop. That became less likely on the flop. The came on the turn to leave Lehavot drawing dead, and the completed the board and gave his opponent a flush.
|Dustin Helmuth||350,000||350,000 |
|Amir Lehavot||0||-190,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:21 PM Local Time
Level 20 started
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:18 PM Local Time
Kenna James Takes it on the River
On a board reading , and with a pot worth 110,000, Kenna James led for 125,000 from the big blind.
The player in the small blind tanked for about 30 seconds before releasing his hand. James quietly raked in the pot.
|Kenna James||900,000||-300,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:12 PM Local Time
Sepiol Shoves Over Affleck
Matt Affleck raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Sepiol shoved from the small blind. Ryan Leng in the big blind folded and action went back to Affleck.
Affleck tanked for about 20 seconds before ultimately deciding to fold and Sepiol raked in the pot.
|Daniel Sepiol||390,000||0 |
|Matt Affleck||310,000||-15,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:08 PM Local Time
Lita's Fours Oust Big Slick
A player in the cutoff jammed for 110,000 and Valentin Lita called on the button.
The players were flipping preflop, and the flop came . The turn was a , which brought some chop outs to the table, but instead, the river gave Lita a set, and he knocked out the cutoff player.
|Valentin Lita||450,000||450,000 |
Friday, October 1, 2021 11:07 PM Local Time
Weissman Gets His King
Joey Weissman open-shoved on the button for 200,000 and received a call in the big blind.
The board ran out and Weissman found two kings to double up.
|Joey Weissman||450,000||300,000 |