42 players have survived from the original 126 players who registered today — including, of course, the re-entries. The players are now counting their own chips before they’re bagged.
Euryd Rivera tops Day 1C with 165,300 in chips.
Visit our front page for today’s recap and see the Chip Counts tab later for the official tally of the chip leaders.
Day 2 of the Empire 1M Guaranteed APT Experience is set tomorrow at 3PM.
From early position, Jed Acosta raised to 1,600 and saw Ivan de Guzman shove his stack worth around 12,500. Acosta made the call putting de Guzman at risk just minutes before Day 1C is over.
The bad news for De Guzman came when Acosta flipped over his Bullets against his own 10♥ J♦
No good news on the flop 5♥ 2♣ Q♠, turn 7♣ and river 8♥ and he busts out of the tournament.
From the lo-jack, Edwin Advincula shoved his final 13,275 and saw two callers in Jess Caampued, who was also at risk and Ali Allahyari, who covered both.
Advincula: A♦ 10♠
Caampued: 7♦ 7♥
Allahyari: 10♦ J♥
Flop saw Q♠ A♠ J♦ come out and still Advincula in the lead. However, the turn J♣ changed his fate as Allahyari has hit his trips. The river Q♥ decided it was time for two players to bust out of the Empire 1M.
In early position, a player with just 800 worth of chips shoved… Obviously scaring off nobody in the table.
Mid-position, Clive Horng makes the call and saw the cutoff player raise to 5,000. Horng badly wanted this bustout and re-raises all in to around 20,000!
Player flips over K? 6? and he was up against Horng’s pair of nines. The board blanked out for the player and mercifully, he busts out of the Empire 1M.
Mike Garcia moves all in after Phillip Baider bets 3000 from the hijack. Baider makes the call for his remaining 16,075 stack and is in a commanding lead with A♥ Q♥ against Gracia’s A? J?.
The board of 6♦ 7♣ 7♠ 10♥ 7♥ blanks out for Gracia and his stack is decimated.
From the cut-off, Paul Capulon raised to 3,200 and saw Rio Lipanto from the small blind make the call. The big blind, Reggie Gonzales however re-raised all-in for over 12,000. Capulon made the call and so did Lipanto.
The flop 6♦ J♣ 4♣ appeared and both Capulon and Lipanto checked. When the turn A♦ came, Capulon fired another 8,000 forcing the fold from Lipanto.
Gonzales showed 10♥ 8♥ not enough against Capulon’s K♦ Q♦… The river 5♣ sealed Gonzalez’s fate and he busts out of the Empire 1M.
Awie Bulatao’s UTG minimum preflop raise brought in five customers, including Richard Marquez in the big blind.
On the flop of 4♥ 6♦ 9♣ Marquez checks and Bulatao bets 3000. This gets rid of all the other players in the hand, but Marquez repops the action to 9000. Bulatao still thinks his hand is best and makes it 20,000 to go. Two all ins follow and we have another showdown.
Bulatao shows pocket jacks for the overpair but Marquez has him in trouble with 9♠ 6♥ for two pair. A 6♣ on the turn fills Marquez up and all Bulatao can catch now is one of the two jacks left in the deck.
It doesn’t come on the K♦ river, busting Bulatao out and adding to Marquez’s stack which now sits at 110,000.