Day 1B has come to a close with a total of 85 survivors making the cut into Day 2 out of the 210 entries. At the top of the ladder for Day 1B is Dhanesh Chainani with 164,300 chips. Congratulations to everyone who qualified!
Jay Yernjie was surprised to discover that after he called Mark Lloyd’s 10K bet on a board of 10♦ 8♥ 9♠ 7♦ A♥, his hand was K♦ Q♥ instead of K-J for a straight. Luckily for him, Lloyd had the same, K♣ Q♦ and they both split the pot.
With a pot of over 20K in the middle of the table and a turn board showing Q♥ 9♠ 10♠ K♣, Rachel Munro shoved 28,900 and was awarded the chips when her opponent folded. Munro kindly showed J♥ J♠ for a straight.
Dong Woo Lee moved all in with his short stack of 13,100 on top of Luke Pangan’s raise of 2900. Pangan called and Lee held 4♣ 4♦ against Pangan’s two overcards of Q♠ J♠. The board ran blanks for Pangan and Lee doubled up to around 28K.
Douglas Olsson moved all in with 31K and after some time, he was called. Olsson had A♦ Q♣ ahead of his caller’s A♠ J♣. The board ran K♠ K♠ 5♦ 8♠ A♥, giving both players two pairs but Olsson had the better kicker for a good double up.
Bernie Angeles was teetering on elimination and had to find a spot to double up in. Luckily for him, he found it and was up against the massive stacked Gavin Smith who only had to call 7000. Angeles had K♠ J♥ against Smith who held K♦ 9♠. The board was A♠ 5♦ 6♠ 4♥ 10♠, and with that Angeles stays alive with his double up.
Julian Hasse with over 130K chips just lost some to Lester Edoc. Catching the action at the flop of 5♦ 2♠ 5♣, Edoc checked to Hasse who bet 2600, then Edoc check-raised to 6000, Hasse went all in, and Edoc called with his 18K chips behind. Edoc showed 9♣ 5♠ for trips over Hasse’s Q♥ Q♣. The turn and river did not improve Hasse’s hand. Edoc doubled up.
Action, action, action… it began with a raise to 1600 by the utg+1 player, was called by two players, but when it reached Charly Wittmann on the big blind, he raised it up to 6100. In response, the initial raiser shoved with 27400 total inducing a fold in two players but not Wittmann who was ready to play.
Utg+1: Q♠ Q♣
Wittmann: A♦ K♣
Board: 4♥ J♣ K♦ 6♦ 9♥
Wittmann ousts one and collects a sizeable amount of chips to add to his machinery.