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Dan 1 Kraj
After a whirlwind day of poker, play has come to an end on Day 1 of Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em. The two-day, 30-minute level, 3,000 chip starting stack event was built to move fast and it did not disappoint.
Day 1 saw 1,473 entries take a shot at turbo glory, creating a prize pool of $1,325,700. The winner will receive a World Series of Poker gold bracelet and $251,969.
After 22 levels of play we are down to a final nine. Doug “WCGRider” Polk will take the chip lead into the final table with 971,000. Also bagging up top stacks at the end of play were Andy Philachack (906,000), and Liam Allock (779,000).
Also headlining the final table is non other than Anthony “wwwbetherecom” Gregg. Jonathan Hanner, Chad Cox, Andrew Mackenzie, Dash Dudley, and Gianluca Cedolia round out the survivors. Here is the Day 2, Final Table seating assignment:
The day wasn’t kind to the majority of entrants. Some familiar faces leaving with a bit of conciliation include Nam Le, Christophe De Meulder, Erik Cajelais, Dan Harrington, Jonas Mackoff, Justin Zaki, Griffin Benger, Scott Montgomery, Ryan Riess, and Aaron Steury.
Unable to secure a cash and falling victim to a quick exit were a huge number of pros. Liv Boeree, Greg Raymer, Loni Harwood, Moshin Charania, Tony Dunst, Vanessa Selbst, Allen Cunnigham, Jonathan Roy, Xuan Liu, Sorel Mizzi, Jason Duval, Ryan Hall, Mark Radoja, Joseph Cheong, Olivier Busquet, Brandon Cantu, Phil Laak, Will Failla, and Scott Clements, to name a few.
Play will resume on Tuesday at 1 P.M. in the Amazon room, where we will play down to a champion. As always, PokerNews will be there bringing you live hand-for-hand coverage till a winner is crowned.
After getting aces cracked, Amanda Baker found herself riding a short stack and moved all in with . Andy Philachack made the call with and the board would run out eliminating Baker in 10th place. They are now bagging and tagging for the night. We'll have final chip counts momentarily.
A short stacked Joe Palmer moved all in over the top of Doug Polk's 28,000 chip opener. It was only a little more for Polk to make the call and he did so with . Palmer had and would be eliminated in 11th place when the board ran out .
Rhys Jones was all in and at risk with against Andrew Mackenzie's . The flop came moving Jones into the lead but the on the turn gave Mackenzie a set of tens and Jones was drawing dead. The river was the and Jones was eliminated in 12th place.
With a flop of , Andy Philachack bet 65,000 and Roman Valerstein moved all in. Philachack made the call with and was trailing the overpair Valerstein held with . The turn was the and Valerstein only needed to face a nine or six to stay alive. The river was a cruel though and Valerstein is knocked out in 13th place.