Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
Event #23: $1,000 Turbo No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Doug "WCGRider" Polk Leads Final Nine

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Doug Polk
Doug Polk

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:

SeatNameChip Count
1Andy Philachack906,000
2Jonathan Hanner442,000
3Chad Cox247,000
4Tony Gregg271,000
5Andrew Mackenzie267,000
6Dash Dudley338,000
7Gianluca Cedolia202,000
8Doug Polk971,000
9Liam Allock779,000

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.

Tags: Doug PolkTony Gregg

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
SeatNameChip Count
1Andy Philachack906,000
2Jonathan Hanner442,000
3Chad Cox247,000
4Tony Gregg271,000
5Andrew Mackenzie267,000
6Dash Dudley338,000
7Gianluca Cedolia202,000
8Doug Polk971,000
9Liam Allock779,000
Doug Polk us 971,000 196,000
Andy Philachack us 906,000 221,000
Liam Alcock GB 779,000 559,000
Jonathan Hanner us 442,000 77,000
Dash Dudley us 338,000 -7,000
Tony Gregg us 271,000
Andrew Mackenzie US 267,000 -68,000
Chad Cox US 247,000 -78,000
Gianluca Cedolia CA 202,000 -53,000

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Final Table Redraw

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
SeatName
1Andy Philachack
2Jonathan Hanner
3Chad Cox
4Tony Gregg
5Andrew Mackenzie
6Dash Dudley
7Amanda Baker
8Gianluca Cedolia
9Doug Polk
10Liam Allock

Roman Valerstein Eliminated in 13th Place ($15,334)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Roman Valerstein
Roman Valerstein

With a flop of {9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, Andy Philachack bet 65,000 and Roman Valerstein moved all in. Philachack made the call with {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs} and was trailing the overpair Valerstein held with {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and Valerstein only needed to face a nine or six to stay alive. The river was a cruel {9-Diamonds} though and Valerstein is knocked out in 13th place.

Andy Philachack us 685,000 325,000
Roman Valerstein us Busted

Tags: Andy PhilachackRoman Valerstein

Level:
22
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000