Friday, April 20, 2018

Final Day 1A Chipcounts


Ed McPike was the first BigStack of Day 1 @HPTPoker @AmeristarSC $1650 Main Event. when his Pocket_Nines went quads against the Pocket_Kings of Roger Campbell in Level 1.

McPike maintained a decent stack all night long, ending up as the top stack as the Bag-n-Tag came at the end of Level 15.

Here's all 6 players who are moving on to Sunday's noon start for Day 2 of the Main Event, listed in order of chipcounts.

Day 1B starts at 2pm Friday.


EdMcPike246,000
AlexanderHoff212,000
ScottFry158,500
RobertCastoire121,500
ChrisGeorge117,000
FrederickDottel44,000

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

1 or 1


The pace of play has been, well, methodical, the last two levels as the Day 1 field dwindled from 12 down to 6 in the last 90 minutes.

Level 15 is just beginning and the field has been one elimination away from the end of the night for about 5 minutes now.

Either 40 minutes comes off the clock or one more player goes home, whatever comes first.

We'll be back with end-of-night final chipcounts as soon as that final action takes place.

Level - 15
Antes - 400
Blinds - 1500/3k
Remaining - 6/30

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Last Break for One


The field is down to a single table of 10 and headed out to get one last 15-minute break in Day 1A of the $1650 Main Event.

Players have three more 40-minute levels to play tonight - unless 5 players hit the rail before that time - before bagging up their stacks to return Sunday at noon for Day 2

When play resumes, action is at

Level - 13
Antes - 300
Blinds - 1k/2k
Remaining - 10/30

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

1 Down, 2 Down


The first post-dinner-break level wraps up in Day 1A of the $1650 Main Event with both Michael Han and Roger Campbell heading to the rail.

This brings the field down to 12, playing two 6-handed tables at the moment. Players condense to a single table when down to 10. The end of the night is reached when down to 5 players or when Level 15 concludes, whatever arrives first.

Level - 11
Antes - 200
Blinds - 600/1200
Remaining - 12/30

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates

He Did it Again


When last we visited with Roger Campbell, he was recovering from running his Pocket_Kings in to Pocket_Nines, only to have his challenger go Quads on him.

Second Verse, pretty dang close to Same as the First.

in the BB this time around, Campbell calls the 2,100 preflop bet from his challenger and sees a flop of 6-9-T.

Campbell check-calls the 5,000 CBet, then a Queen comes on the turn, his challenger moves all in for 15,400 more and CAmpbell snap-calls, turning over Queen_Ten for TopTwo.

The Challenger?

Pocket_Nines ... again ... a flopped set.

River ...

The case 9, Quads again, and Campbell is on fumes.

Level - 10
Antes - 100
Blinds - 500/1k
Remaining - 14/30

-- Dan Ross, Hold'em Live Updates
-- Korey Stewart photo