The last and 10th level of Day 1A is over and the players are starting to bag and tag their respective chips. The big screen shows 61 players surviving out of 167 runners but we expect most of the bust-outs to return tomorrow for Day 1B, which allows re-entries from today’s casualties. For the survivors, they restart their campaign for an APT title on Monday.
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With the board showing 5♥ 9♣ K♦ a player from the button went all-in but saw an easy call from Julian Hasse who hit his set with Pocket Nines.
The button player had the big slick and needed much help. It did not come on the turn 2♥ and the river 9♠ just made things worse. Hasse busts out a player and he climbs to over 65,000.
As reported earlier, Bryan Huang had a triple up but just to around 3,000– just enough for a push-or-fold.
He did the latter with Q? J? and wasn’t as lucky this time bowing out of the tournament when no help came from the board.
From the middle position, Squeezy Alquiros bet out with 2,000 finding callers from the blinds including Carlos Chang from the big blind.
Flop: 3♦ 2♦ 3♣
The SB led with 2,500 as Chang made the call. Alquiroz had grander plans however and went all-in for his final 13,000. After the small blind got out of the way, Chang spent a good 5 minutes in the tank before making a decision… to call.
Alquiroz: A♦ Q♦
Chang: J? 2?
Alquiroz had his flush draw and possible overpair but was trailing Chang. He still trailed after the turn 9♠ and the river 4♠.
Alquiroz dropped to near-death levels and was actually booted out 2 or 3 hands later. Chang has now around 25,000.
Holding Pocket Queens and facing an all-in from the middle position player, Bryan Huang decided it was time to either chip up bigtime or drop to near-death situation.
Huang made the call and was shown the Big Slick from the MP player.
The flop A♥ K♦ 5♠ immediately turned the tide for his opponent and Huang never recovered after the turn 3♠ and river 5♦.
MP player stacks up over 50,000 chips and Huang dropped to a measly thousand.
The bit of good news for Huang however, was that he tripled up with J? 9? in the next hand. To survive for today though, he needs to have lots of triple up from hereon out.
Leo White just busted out 2011 World Series of Poker (WSOP) National Champion Sam Barnhart.
With all their chips in the middle, Barnhart was in a world of trouble holding Pocket Jacks against White’s Pocket Rockets.
Board ran out K? 10? 10? Q? 7? and Barnhart is sent to the rail. Barnhart is supposedly returning for tomorrow’s Day 1B however, so we might see more of the WSOP champ in the next few days.
A button player raised 1,600 preflop only to see Julian Hasse respond with a shove of his final 18,000. The button player made the call with A♦ 5♠ but was way behind Hasse’s A♣ 9♠– not really a premium hand but nonetheless dominating this heads-up battle.
The flop 6♣ 2♦ 7♦ provided little help for the button player at-risk. Turn was 8♠ giving the button player additional outs but it wasn’t to be as the river 5♠ just added insult to injury.
Hasse has now over 32,000 in chips.