Day 1c completed
Day 1c completed
The 2014 World Series of Poker Asia-Pacific continued Friday evening with the Day 1c flight from Event #1 $1,100 No-Limit Hold’em Accumulator. The flight attracted 187 players – which meant with Day 1a’s 197 players and Day 1b’s 227 – the total field unofficially stands at 611 entries.
Day 1b had taken place earlier in the day, and WSOP bracelet winner Dan Heimiller finished as the chip leader among the surviving 33 players with a stack of 50,700, which was slightly more than Peter Longmore, who finished the surviving 31 Day 1c players as chip leader with 43,875. However, both of those players trail the Day 1a chip leader, Scott Clements, who bagged an impressive 76,575.
Longmore got some of his chips in Level 7 (150/300/25) when Stephen Lindeblad raised to 600 and got two callers before the action reached Longmore. The latter three-bet quite large to 3,100 and only Lindeblad went along to see the flop of . Longmore bet 4,000 and had another 6,800 behind, which caused Lindeblad to move all in. Longmore called quickly and both turned over their cards:
It was a cooler for Lindeblad and he failed to improve on the turn and the river. With that, Longmore doubled and was on his way to capturing the chip lead.
Day 1c was the last chance for players to accumulate chips for Day 2, and three players who were in action were the three players atop the 2014 WSOP Player of Player leader board — Daniel Negreanu, Brandon Shack-Harris, and George Danzer. Negreanu busted early, while both Shack-Harris and Danzer made deep runs. Shack-Harris was actually in desperate need of keeping pace with Danzer, who had already advanced to Day 2 after bagging up 24,625 in the first starting flight.
Danzer ultimately fell before the end of the night, but Shack-Harris managed to survive, albeit with a short stack of 6,925. Regardless, there could be some major WSOP POY implications if either player is able to make the money on Day 2.
Of course not everyone was so fortunate. Among those to fall on Day 1c were Tam Truong, Graeme Putt, Jonathan Duhamel, Ryan Riess, Tino Lechich, Ray Henson, Ami Barer, Jeff Gross, and Phil Hellmuth.
While many fell, a strong list of players made it through the minefield. They include Thomas Gleeson (32,500), Rory Young (32,425), Mike Watson (21,450), Stephan Lindebald (19,175), Oliver Gill (10,475) and Yaxi Zhu (9,550).
The Day 1c survivors will join those from the first two starting flights on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. local time for Day 2 action. During that time the players will make the money as they look to play down to the final table of nine. Of course PokerNews will be providing updates the entire way, so be sure to check back then.
Just like the first two flights, Day 1c will play seven more hands and then call it.
We saw Jeff Gross standing on the rail texting on his phone. That's usually a sign of elimination, so we decided to check.
"So brutal," were the first words out of Gross' mouth. He then went on to explain that he shoved all in for his last 3,900 after Gim Kurti had limped. Kurti tanked for a bit and eventually made the call.
Gross was well out in front and primed to double. The flop didn't provide any immediate threats, but then the dealer burned and turned a . Just like that Kurti went from a huge underdog to massive favorite. The river failed to help Gross, and his Event #1 came to an end not with a bang, but with a whimper.
Meanwhile, Phil Hellmuth, who had been clinging to a short stack, was eliminated in unknown action.
Van Marcus has been eliminated and the field has dropped down to 34 players weigh under one hour to play.
Rory Young had a short stack to his immediate left at risk for what looked like 5,000 chips but also revealed the weaker kicker in . The opponent was slightly ahead with but was denied the double up, as the board ran out to chop it up.
In the meanwhile, Simon Chahine had another short stack at risk preflop with versus and dodged all overcards on a board of .
Action folded to current WSOP Player of the Year leader Brandon Shack-Harris in the small blind and he limped. His opponent in the big blind opted to exercise her option with a min-raise to 600, which Shack-Harris called.
When the flop came down , Shack-Harris checked and his opponent moved all in for 2,850. Shack-Harris called with the for middle pair and an open-ended straight draw, but it was no good as his opponent held the for a bigger pair and the same straight draw. The turn was no help to Shack-Harris, and neither was the river. With that, the big blind doubled and Shack-Harris dropped down to 6,100.
We didn't see the elimination of Ray Henson, but the seat next to Phil Hellmuth was empty. Upon checking on Twitter, we found the following update:
Get in with KK vs TT again, this time for 35k and chip lead of the tourney, but he decided to make a flush with his TT and I'm outFollow @Ray_Henson
Brandon Shack-Harris was also just set back a bit, as he lost half his stack with pocket jacks against pocket kings.