Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Event #84: The Closer - $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Tam Nguyen Sits Atop the Day 1c Leaderboard; JC Tran and Phil Hellmuth Still in Contention

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
JC Tran
JC Tran

Day 1c, the last of three starting flights in Event 84: $1,500 The Closer No-Limit Hold'em, has come to an end and 121 of the original field 1,613 players have moved on to Day 2. Thanks to winning a massive pot on the last hand of the day Tam Nguyen bagged 1,284,000 and looks to be the chipleader at the end of Day 1c. Others who bagged impressive chipstacks included Steve Yea (924,000), Wai Kiat Lee (826,000), Kevin Killeen (760,000) and Fabrizio Gonzalez (754,000).

The day started off with 356 players registered by the time the cards went in the air, but with the combination of the unlimited re-entry format and the fact that this event offered players the opportunity to grab one of the final gold bracelets of the 2019 WSOP, that number grew to 1,613 by the time registration closed. That final number created a Day 1c prize pool of $2,177,550. After the bubble burst early in level 18, just 242 players had made the money with a min-cash worth $2,254.

Numerous players, including notables such as Daniel Negreanu, Greg Raymer, Pierre Neuville and James Calderaro, took full advantage of the unlimited re-entries option and fired several bullets, while others such as Barbara Enright, Mike Shariati, actor and comedian Brad Garrett, gold medal-winning boxer Audley Harrison and three-time Superbowl Champion Richard Seymour gave it one shot, but all fell short of cashing. However, numerous notables, including Loni Harwood, Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Kelly Minkin, Martin Zamani and Stan Jablonski, did find their way to the payout desk, while Erik Cajelais (599,000), Justin Young (466,000), Pat Lyons (411,000), Bertrand “Elky” Grospellier (388,000), JC Tran (281,000) and a short-stacked Phil Hellmuth (142,000) are just a few of the familiar names that bagged to return on Day 2.

The 121 survivors from Day 1c will join the 75 players that moved on from the first two starting flights, making a total of 196 players that will continue their quest for the gold WSOP bracelet on Monday, July 15th at noon local time. They are scheduled to play down to a winner, and although it's not clear at this time exactly what the Day 2 min-cash will be, the one thing that is certain is that they are chasing the WSOP gold bracelet and six-figure score.

The PokerNews team will be on the floor to cover all the action from when the first is dealt until the last card hits the felt and the newest WSOP champion is crowned.

Tags: Athanasios PolychronopoulosAudley HarrisonBarbara EnrightBrad GarrettDanielDaniel NegreanuErik CajelaisFabrizio GonzalezJames CalderaroJC TranJustin YoungKelly MinkinKevin KilleenMartin ZamaniMike ShariatiPhil HellmuthPierre NeuvilleRichard Seymour

End-of-Day Chip Counts (komplett)

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Tam Nguyen us
Tam Nguyen
us 1,284,000
Steve Yea kr
Steve Yea
kr 924,000 924,000
Anton Wigg se
Anton Wigg
se 850,000 850,000
Wai Kiat Lee my
Wai Kiat Lee
my 826,000 826,000
Kevin Killeen ie
Kevin Killeen
ie 760,000 604,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 754,000 563,000
Lawrence Kiang us
Lawrence Kiang
us 748,000 748,000
Jason Reels us
Jason Reels
us 740,000 740,000
Ian Simpson gb
Ian Simpson
Unibet Poker Ambassador
gb 698,000 698,000
Sohale Khalili us
Sohale Khalili
us 683,000 392,000
Martin Carnero us
Martin Carnero
us 626,000 626,000
Philippe Rousseaux us
Philippe Rousseaux
us 610,000 610,000
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 599,000 574,800
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 580,000 580,000
Natalie Teh my
Natalie Teh
my 563,000 563,000
Frank Koopmann de
Frank Koopmann
de 561,000
Aleksandr Gofman ru
Aleksandr Gofman
ru 543,000 543,000
Sergio Aguilar US
Sergio Aguilar
US 535,000 535,000
Kenny Smaron us
Kenny Smaron
us 512,000 512,000
Kalyan Cheekuri in
Kalyan Cheekuri
in 493,000 493,000
Jon Lactaoen us
Jon Lactaoen
us 483,000 483,000
Laurynas Levinskas lt
Laurynas Levinskas
lt 469,000 469,000
Mohammad Mufti us
Mohammad Mufti
us 467,000 467,000
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 466,000 441,000
Pete Males us
Pete Males
us 466,000 466,000

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Play Has Ended For the Day

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Play has officially ended on Day 1c. End-of-day chip counts and a full recap will follow shortly.

Nguyen Takes Chip Lead in Last Hand of the Night

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Daniel Rezaei and Tam Nguyen were just involved in a huge hand that resulted in the latter nabbing the top spot in the counts. The chips were being counted out as PokerNews arrived on the scene but the players at the table ran through what had unfolded.

It began with a 28,000 open and two flats, including one from Rezaei in the cutoff, before Nguyen three-bet to 100,000. Only Razaei called and they saw a flop of {6-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. It went check-check, taking them to the {2-Clubs} turn. At this point, Rezaei took the betting lead, making it 105,000 to go and Nguyen put in the chips.

The river card was the {k-Clubs} and Razaei set Nguyen all in. It was a call from Nguyen who turned over {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Rezaei couldn't beat it, with {a-}{10-} in the hole. That monster pot puts Nguyen in the top spot, ready to return tomorrow.

Tam Nguyen us
Tam Nguyen
us 1,284,000 916,000

Tags: Daniel RezaeiTam Nguyen

Three More Hands!

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

The clock has been stopped and the dealers have been instructed to deal three more hands. The remaining players will then bag and tag for the day.

Moon Stays Alive

• Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Benjamin Moon moved all in. A player made the call and Moon was flipping for his tournament life.

Benjamin Moon: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{7-Spades} board was just the runout Moon needed to stay alive late on Day 1c.

Benjamin Moon us
Benjamin Moon
us 272,000 125,000

Tags: Benjamin Moon

Level:
20
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
12,000

Loeser Helps to Bust One

• Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

A player raised to 20,000 from middle position. With action on Manig Loeser he three-bet shoved from his small blind, which was met with a four-bet shove from the big-blind player and a call from the original raiser.

Manig Loeser: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Original Raiser: {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}
Big-Blind Player: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The big-blind player was unable to hit a ten on the {j-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Spades} runout and was eliminated. Loeser and the original raiser chopped both the main and small side pot that had been created as a result of the big-blind player having a slightly bigger chipstack than the original raiser.

Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 465,000 55,000

Tags: Manig Loeser