219 runners signed up in Day 1B of the Dirty Ice Cream Cup and 77 players will advance to Day 2 scheduled on Sunday. For full recap of today’s action at the Metro Card Club, visit our front page in a few. The staff is not done bagging and tagging yet but for unofficial chip counts for Day 1B, visit PPA’s Chip Counts page. (We’ll update that page as soon as we get the official word from the staff.)
Czardy Rivera is Day 1B’s chip leader with 178,975 chips. (Day 1B Chip Counts now updated)
The last few hands have been about survival now (at this point of the tournament we’re stating the obvious, of course).
Ray Deona shoved with his rockets and found a caller who had Big Slick. Bullets hold and Deona doubles up to roughly 50,000.
Mike Garcia was preflop all-in as well. Holding A? Q? he was called by Andrew Gaw who had K? 9?. Garcia spiked his ace on a board of A♦ 3♥ 10♦ 8♣ 3♣ and stays alive. With the win, he jumps to over 45,000 chips.
In one of the last few hands of the night, AJ Jayme raised with Kojack from the lojack and then called an all in from the short-stacked small blind, who held 8♠ 4♥.
The flop paired Jayme’s kings and sent the short stack packing.
Michael Cua shoved his last 16,000 and found a short-stacked player (with around 13,000) who was hoping for a double up as well.
Cua: 10♠ 10♣
Opponent: A♣ K♦
Looking to avoid any ace or king, Cua did just that with the flop showing Q♦ 7♣ 9♦ and the turn 8♠ and river 2♦ cooperating as well. Cua busts out the opponent and the APT champion now has over 34,000 chips.
DICC Tournament Director Bryan Malantic has just announced that we are in for the final six hands of Day 1B. 110 out of 219 players are still on the running – let’s see if players can hold on to their chips and advance to Day 2.
This guy just seems to be stealing the show! Czardy Rivera has tangled in another huge pot. Raising to 3000 from middle position with pocket aces, Rivera is called in the cut-off.
Curiously, Rivera decides to check the flop of 10♣ 8? 3♣ and so too does his opponent. Rivera then bets 4500 on the 8? turn and is called. He then bets 14,000 on the Q? river but is reraised to 34,000.
After tanking Rivera makes the call. What did the other guy have? 9? 6? for a stone cold bluff, likely induced by Rivera’s check on the flop. Ten points for trying though!
Rivera’s stack just keeps on growing. He now has 190,000.
Level 10, the final level for Day1B, has just started! Blinds are up at 500/1000; and the ante is at 100.