Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
On Saturday, the 2012-13 World Series of Poker Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event kicked off. A total of 646 total entrants ponied up the $1,675 entry fee in hopes of making the illustrious second day of play. Mike Bennett was the man sitting on all of the chips at the end of the first flight as he was able to overcome the 388 entrants and build his stack to 213,900. The second flight drew 258 entrants and saw Jonathan Bakhshian accumulate the largest stack as he finished the night with 149,300 in chips.
Bennett accumulated a solid chunk of his stack toward the end of the first flight when he was involved in a hand during the 500/1,000/100 level. He opened with a raise, an opponent three-bet to 5,100, and action folded back to Bennett when made it 12,000 to go. His opponent called, and the flop brought . Two checks prompted the to appear on the turn, and Bennett fired 10,000. His opponent flat-called, and the completed the board. Bennett moved all in .and his opponent debated calling off his last 16,000. Eventually, the player released his cards, and Bennett showed the for top set.
Also moving forward to Day 2 is Jared Jaffee, who, despite several setbacks throughout the day, managed to finish his run in the first starting flight with a stack of 80,700. Jaffee was forced to make big lay downs throughout the day, and our Live Reporting Team was fortunate enough to catch two examples of these folds.
Other notable names and big stacks moving on from the first starting flight include Chris Rauscher (165,300), Mark Kerness (154,400), Natasha Barbour (133,200), Tripp Kirk (89,300), Pedro Rios (62,200), Lee Childs (61,300), Bryan Campanello (59,300), Jonathan Tamayo (53,400), Mark Maletic (34,300) and Adam Levy (30,500).
As the first flight came to a close and 139 players bagged up for Day 2, the second round of runners took their seats for their shot at poker glory. The field included both first-time participants in the event as well as those who busted from the first flight and wished to re-enter.
As previously mentioned, Bakhshian finished the second flight with the largest stack in the room. He bagged 149,300 and earned a good portion of those toward the end of the night when he slayed Aaron Overton.
The flop read , and Bakshian snap-shoved all in at the sight of the flop for more than two times the pot. Overton quickly called for his tournament life.
Overton's set of fives were ahead, but he met his ultimate demise when the turned and the rivered, giving Bakhshian a club flush and the best hand.
Notable names among the 110 runners to advance from the second flight include Ryan Carter (141,200), Harrison Gimbel (106,900), Clint Tolbert (96,100), Josh Arieh (85,500), David Nicholson (77,600), David Diaz (43,200), Rex Clinkscales (33,300) and Ylon Schwartz (29,600).
Players who were unable to survive either one or both starting flights include Shaun Deeb, Huy Nguyen, DJ MacKinnon, Cary Marshall, Ari Engel, Sam Cohen, Travell Thomas and John Esposito.
Play resumes on Saturday at 2 p.m. EST where the final 249 players will once again take to the felt. Be sure to join PokerNews as we provide you with all of the big pots, bad beats and bust outs moving forward.
The remaining 114 players will play three more hands then bag and tag for the evening.
Aaron Overton and Jonathan Bakhshian were heads up in a three-bet pot with the board reading . Bakshian instantly moved all in, wagering what looked like more than two times the pot, and Overton instantly called.
"You flopped it?" Bakhshian exclaimed.
"Yeah," Overton said, turning over for a set of fives.
Bakhshian unhappily spiked onto the felt.
"You still have outs," Overton said, annoyed.
The turn was the .
"There's one," Overton announced.
The river was the .
"And there's the other," said Overton. "Fun."
Bakhshian made a flush, eliminating Overton from the tournament. Bakhshian now sits with around 150,000 chips.
The action folded to Jerry Yang, who tanked for a bit before raising to 3,000 in the small blind. The player in the big blind three-bet to 8,100, and Yang made the call.
The dealer fanned , and Yang led out for 12,000. His opponent sat quietly for less than a minute, then folded his hand.
Yang triumphantly tabled for eight-high, and raked in the pot.
This is the 11th and final level of Day 1b. The remaining 135 players will play 30 more minutes, and then play a set number of hands once the clock reads "10:00."
The surviving players will then bag and tag for the evening.
David Nicholson and an opponent were heads up on a board of . The player check-called a 4,500-chip bet from Nicholson, and the river brought the .
Both players checked.
Nicholson's opponent turned over for a pair of queens, prompting Nicholson to unhappily toss his cards into the muck.
Rex Clinkscales raised to 1,800 and was called by David Nicholson, David Diaz, and the player in the big blind. The four players saw a flop of and the big blind and Clinkscales tapped the table. Nicholson dipped into his stack and came out with a bet of 3,200 and just like that all three of his opponents got out of the way.
"Gooood foooold!" boomed Nicholson as he dragged in the pot. He's sitting on about 45,000 in chips.