Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee



Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) - $1 Million Guarantee
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Tanouye Bags Overall Chip Lead in Day 1b of $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em

• Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Jeffrey Tanouye
Jeffrey Tanouye

Out of the 947 entries to try their luck on Day 1b of Event #75: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em, just 96 bagged chips at the conclusion of play.

With two starting flights now in the books, no player has accumulated a stack larger than that of Jeffrey Tanouye, who advanced to Day 2 with a stack of 601,000. Tanouye vaulted into the chip lead about an hour after the dinner break when he stacked two players who both held pocket kings when he held pocket queens by flopping a set and turning a boat. Jerry Robinson bagged the next largest stack with 533,000. But with Day 1c still to be played, there's room for a new leader to emerge before Day 2.

Several familiar faces advanced alongside the chip leaders, including Aaron Mermelstein (327,000), Tristan Wade (264,000), David "ODB" Baker (206,000), Scott Bohlman (134,000), Benny Glaser (94,000), Kelly Minkin (71,000), and 2014 Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (62,000).

Unfortunately, not all the fan favorites were fortunate enough to survive the day. Most notably, Phil Hellmuth, who won his fifteenth career bracelet yesterday, busted on the final hand of the night. Jesse Sylvia also left with a consolation prize, while Barry Greenstein, Maria Konnikova, Matt Stout, Andrew Barber, and Chris Ferguson all left empty-handed.

Day 1c will begin Saturday, July 14, at 11am PST and will follow the same structure as the previous two starting flights. All players will combine for Day 2 action Sunday, July 15, at noon. Keep it here for continuing coverage of this tournament, and of course, the final table of the Main Event brought to you by the PokerNews Live Reporting team.

Tags: Aaron MermelsteinAndrew BarberBarry GreensteinBenny GlaserChris FergusonJeffrey TanouyeJerry RobinsonJesse SylviaKelly MinkinMaria KonnikovaMartin JacobsonMatt StoutPhil HellmuthScott BohlmanTristan Wade

End of Day Chip Counts (komplett)

• Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Jeffrey Tanouye us
Jeffrey Tanouye
us 601,000
Jerry Robinson us
Jerry Robinson
us 533,000
Kevin Wang us
Kevin Wang
us 353,000 353,000
Michael Wasserman us
Michael Wasserman
us 349,000 306,000
Chad Layne us
Chad Layne
us 332,000
Aaron Mermelstein us
Aaron Mermelstein
us 327,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us 324,000 324,000
Mark Babekov us
Mark Babekov
us 316,000 316,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 302,000 302,000
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 264,000
Dylon Chafin us
Dylon Chafin
us 252,000 252,000
Richard Cox us
Richard Cox
us 241,000 241,000
Artur Koren at
Artur Koren
at 233,000 233,000
Jeff Siegal us
Jeff Siegal
us 232,000 232,000
Frank Stepuchin us
Frank Stepuchin
us 215,000
David Baker us
David Baker
us 206,000 206,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 204,000 204,000
Keith Donovan us
Keith Donovan
us 204,000 14,000
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz us
Krzysztof Stybaniewicz
us 202,000 202,000
Minh Tran au
Minh Tran
au 201,000 201,000
Veerachai Vongxaiburana us
Veerachai Vongxaiburana
us 192,000
Narimaan Ahmadi us
Narimaan Ahmadi
us 188,000 188,000
Brian Berlin us
Brian Berlin
us 184,000 -35,000
Edouard Echinard fr
Edouard Echinard
fr 182,000
Sam Simmons US
Sam Simmons
US 178,000 178,000

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End of Day 1b

• Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Play for Day 1b has concluded. A recap of the day's action will be posted in due course.

Four More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Sylvia Stacked by Stepuchin

• Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante
Frank stepuchin
Frank stepuchin

Scott Davies relayed that Jesse Sylvia was just eliminated in the following manner:

Sylvia shoved from middle position for about four big blinds, action folded to Frank Stepuchin in the small blind, and, chicken wing still in hand, he called in the dark to put Sylvia at risk. The big blind folded and the two players tabled their hands.

Jesse Sylvia: {K-}{7-}
Frank Stepuchin: {J-}{4-}

Sylvia was ahead and Stepuchin needed to improve in order to stack him. The board missed Sylvia entirely but Stepuchin paired his four to win the pot and send Sylvia to the payout desk.

Frank Stepuchin us
Frank Stepuchin
us 225,000 90,000
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Frank StepushinJesse SylviaScott Davies

Donovan Sends Another One Out

SandraBarbour • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 500 ante

Keith Donovan opened to 12,000 from middle position. The player on the button three-bet shoved for 55,000. Donovan made the call.

Keith Donovan: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

The runout was {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and Donovan took down the pot, eliminating his opponent.

Keith Donovan us
Keith Donovan
us 190,000

Tags: Keith Donovan


Davies Doubles With Kings

• Level 17: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Scott Davies
Scott Davies

Bracelet winner Scott Davies was in middle position and got his stack in preflop against a player in early position who had him covered.

Scott Davies: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}
Opponent: {A-Hearts}{10-Spades}

Davies had a commanding lead with his kings and his opponent needed to improve in order to stack him. After the board ran out {7-Spades}{6-Spades}{2-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} Davies was still best and he took the pot to double up.

Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
us 75,000 -1,900

Tags: Scott Davies