Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
After eight hours of play, allegations of marked cards, suckouts on the river and debates over floor rulings, we've reached the end of play for the evening.
Only 192 players of our original 453 will return for play tomorrow. Leading the pack are Jared Jaffe (71,125), Suk Min Sung (67,900) and Justin Smith (658,225). However, it was a talent-heavy pool of players and it's not going to be easy for any one of them to reach the final table. Heavy hitters such as Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Alex Kravchenko, Michael Mizrachi, Bill Chen, Justin Bonomo, Chris Ferguson and Andrew Robl are also in the mix and waiting to make a move for the lead.
Due to tomorrow's Tournament of Champions, Day 2 has been moved back to 4:10 PM local time. The plan is to play another nine levels before returning on Monday to settle things for good.
Thanks for joining us this evening, we'll see you tomorrow!
Dealers have just been informed that they are to deal out five more hands before play stops for the night.
David Steicke just crushed Ylon Schwartz and one other player in one hand. There was plenty of preflop betting and raising with each player sticking in four bets apiece. A couple of bets then went in on the flop of , followed by the turn of the and the river of the .
Steicke tabled top set with the and Schwartz angrily tossed over the for a flopped set, being outdrawn on the turn after he spiked the flop. The third player in the hand was all in and held just for ace high by the times the board was run out. He was eliminated while Schwartz was knocked back to 10,700. Steicke moved up to about 28,000 in chips.
We got to this hand to see Jason Mercier three-betting to 1,800 with Valdemar Kwaysser making the call.
Mercier bet 1,200 into a flop of with Kwaysser making the call. The turn was and Mercier went all in for 1,200 with Kwaysser calling once again.
The river was the leaving low hands out of the picture. Mercier's two pair were good for the high and he has doubled to 9,700 with Kwaysser slipping to 8,300.
Michael Mizrachi: / /
Greg Raymer: /
Player 3: (X)(X) / / (X)
On Greg Raymer's last hand he got it all in after a completion and a raise on third street. On fourth street Player 3 made a big bet with his exposed pair of tens and got a call from Mizrachi.
Mizrachi and Player 3 checked fifth street with Mizrachi calling a bet on sixth street. On seventh street action was checked to Mizrachi and he led out for a bet, getting a call from his opponent.
Mizrachi showed his cards and having reached a full house on the river bested both Raymer and Player 3. He's now got plenty more chips to help him in his attempt to win back-to-back mixed game events.
With the turn of the clock, we're onto the last level of the night. Sixty more minutes and then it's all done for Day 1.
Jim Collopy raised from the cutoff seat to 525. The small blind made the call and the flop came down . The small blind led for 900 and Collopy called. The turn brought the and Collopy called a 2,000-chip bet form his opponent this time. The river completed the board with the and the small blind checked. Collopy fired 4,750 and his opponent folded, moving Collopy up to 21,000.
Gavin Griffin had raised to 600 from the cutoff with the button calling before Ylon Schwartz bumped it to 3,400 from the small blind. At that time the player in the big blind went all in with Schwartz being the only caller.
Schwartz needed to improve his hand but failed to do so as the board ran out and he doubled his opponent up while falling to 4,500 himself.