Day 1a completed
Day 1a completed
On the first of two starting days of Event #8: Little One for One Drop, 304 entries including 42 re-entries were made and 51 players survived the day. Runaway chipleader at the end of the day was Serghei Lisiy, who bagged 463,000 points. Notables like six-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Lisandro, Uri Reichenstein and Barny Boatman also survived the first starting day.
Lisiy went on a tear during the final levels of the day, gobbling up chips of Catalin Pop and Robert Auer, among others, in the process. Behind Lisiy, Radek Castka finished in second place (324,100), while Artan Dedusha sits in third (321,600). Notables that didn't make it through include Ismael Bojang, Georgios Zisimopoulos, John Racener, Asi Moshe and Ryan Hughes.
Uri Reichenstein had a strong showing and topped the leaderboard for most of the day. Reichenstein lost a big pot with pocket queens against Vlado Banicevic's pocket nines during the penultimate level of the day and eventually ended up in fifth place with 221,800. Banicevic himself bagged 202,900, which puts him in the top ten. Allen Kessler and Jeff Lisandro survived the day with short stacks and bagged 42,200 and 34,900, respectively.
Tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time, the second of two starting flights will commence. Players will once again receive 20,000 in chips and 14 levels of 40 minutes each will be played. Follow PokerNews as we get closer to a brand-new winner of a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.
And just like that, Day 1a has concluded. With 23 minutes left in the level, the final 54 players were reached and play has been suspended for the day. As expected, Serghei Lisiy has finished the day as the massive chipleader.
Serghei Lisiy has been on an absolute tear throughout the last two levels and just send another player to the rail. On a board, Lisiy was facing an all-in shove of 55,000.
Lisiy called with and was up against . The river was the and Lisiy added another batch of chips to move up to 450,000.
Uri Reichenstein and Vlado Banicevic have been clashing with each other for the better part of the day. Just now, the two tangled again with Banicevic in middle position and Reichenstein in the cutoff.
With the pot already sizable, the board read and Banicevic checked. Reicheinstein bet 20,500, Banicevic check-raised to 49,000 and Reichenstein called.
On the river, Banicevic moved all in for 65,000 and Reicheinstein folded after a minute, showing after being prompted. Banicevic showed for the flopped and sportingly fist-bumped his opponent for the good laydown.
After a raise in early position, Oliver Heidel committed his stack of around 60,000 to the pot with . Another player came over the top with but a queen in the window gave Heidel the winner.
It's been a good level for Serghei Lisiy, who also dragged a very big pot from Robert Auer. With the board reading , there went a little over 50,000 in on each side.
Lisiy showed and Auer shook his head and mucked.
There was already a substantial pot brewing between Catalin Pop and Serghei Lisiy with action on the latter. The board was reading and Lisiy bet 33,000. Pop glanced briefly at him, then slid in a call.
Lisiy showed and Pop flung his hand into the muck.