Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
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Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech Among Top Stacks on Day 1T; Negreanu Out of Bullets

Michael Lech
Michael Lech

On Day 1T of Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event with a guarantee of $25,000,000 was the second-biggest flight of the series with 437 players registering the starting day. After fifteen levels of 30 minutes each, 83 of them made it through to Day 2 that will be played out on Sunday, August 30 at 6:30 p.m. UTC.

Chipleader at the end of the flight was Warley "Shikamaru-" Galvao of Brazil, who bagged 931,221 to win the flight and put himself among the top 10 stacks at the start of Day 2. Fellow Brazilian Dennys "easy game1" Ramos followed closely behind with 892,346 in chips, while Alexander "Jahad" Deutsch rounded out the top three with 845,928.

Michael "MiguelFiesta" Lech, who won his maiden bracelet during the WSOP.com portion of this festival to add to his eight WSOP circuit rings, bagged 671,675 to put himself in strong contention going into Day 2. Other notables that advanced include Dan "oiltrader" Shak (180,792) and Gianluca Speranza (153,630).

For GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu, the Main Event is over after busting his third and final allowed bullet in this flight. Fellow ambassador Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier also ran out of chips, as did the likes of Pascal Hartmann, Bryan Paris,
Phachara Wongwichit, and Max Silver.

Three more starting flights remain until the total field is set. On Saturday, two flights will kick off at noon and 6 p.m. UTC, respectively. On Sunday, there will be one final flight with 20 minute-levels instead of 30 starting at noon UTC, before all survivors from the 23 flights return at 6:30 p.m. to embark on an expected ultra-long Day 2. Day 2 will hard stop when 40 players remain.

Make sure to check back regularly this weekend to PokerNews as the Event #70: $25,000 POKER PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP will play to its conclusion and the Main Event gets into the money stages!

Day 1T Chip Counts (full)

Warley "Shikamaru-" Galvao BR 931,221 931,221
Dennys "easy game1" Ramos BR 892,346 892,346
Alexander "Jahad" Deutsch us 845,928 845,928
NikolaCokesa SK 752,355 752,355
Michael Lech us 671,675 671,675
Kelly Wong GB 554,720 554,720
TuttiARsUG0 486,099 486,099
Tyler Cornell us 478,143 478,143
Ashish "NewGambler" Gupta au 467,681 467,681
Lee "km123" Kee Meng 444,946 444,946
EVOO716 431,412 431,412
HansJoergBet 420,310 420,310
WinningFlips 383,343 383,343
shaishai79 383,300 383,300
thebasement 380,306 380,306
BrannmannSam 369,899 369,899
wahmodijiwah 360,011 360,011
evrakl 355,609 355,609
flashlight99 353,938 353,938
big_rick69 347,487 347,487
xThorss0nx 342,428 342,428
shani2019 340,913 340,913
AdultShark 339,796 339,796
RobinHudd 329,264 329,264
NoGuidance88 316,118 316,118

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Event #77: $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event, $25M GTD
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