$10,000 Main Event



Prasad on the Rise

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Jay Prasad is on the rise after taking down another big pot.

On a flop of {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Hearts} Prasad bet 3,000 and was called by his opponent.

The turn brought the {7-Diamonds} and Prasad tossed out 4,500. His opponent quickly obliged.

The {q-Diamonds} completed the board and Prasad placed out 5,500. His opponent paused for a moment before raising to 18,500. Prasad snap called.

Prasad then watched as his opponent tabled {8-Spades}{9-Spades} for nine-high. Prasad then flipped over {a-Hearts}{10-Spades} for two pair and the winning hand.

Jay Prasad AU
Jay Prasad
AU 85,000 20,000

Benson Busted

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Gary Benson just lost everything but half an ante to Jason Gray before being eliminated the very next hand.

Gray moved all in for 18,225 preflop and Benson made the call to put him at risk.

Benson: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Gray: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

It was Gray with the superior hand and he improved further after spiking top set on the {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop. While the {k-Diamonds} turn meant another king on the river would see Benson take the lead, the {3-Spades} river completed the board to decimate Benson’s stack.

Left with just a single 25-denomination chip Benson was forced all in the following hand and couldn’t recover.

Jason Gray gb
Jason Gray
gb 37,000 37,000
Gary Benson au
Gary Benson
au Izpadel

Gorr Back From the Dead

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Reports of David Gorr’s demise may have been a little premature as he is now sitting in seat five of table thirty-one. We’re not sure where he has been hiding prior to this but Gorr is sitting on around 40,000.

David Gorr au
David Gorr
au 40,000 40,000

Oznake: David Gorr

Obst On The Comeback Trail

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante
James Obst
James Obst

James Obst finished 11th in this event last year, and while he has had a rough last couple of levels, his stack is now moving in the right direction again.

On a paired board of {j-Hearts}{8-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} both of the players in the blinds checked it over to Obst in the cutoff. The pot was already approximately 6,500 and Obst pushed his last 6,375 into the middle.

The small blind checked and rechecked his cards between studying the board but after a minute he gave it up. The big blind looked like he wanted to commit the chips and tried to get some information from Obst verbally. The two traded some banter back and forth before the big blind decided against putting Obst at risk.

“I’ll fold my pocket nines” said the big blind flashing his hand.

Obst collected the pot and moved back up to around 12,900.

James Obst au
James Obst
au 12,900 6,900

Prasad Bets Enough

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

On a flop of {7-Spades}{k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} Jay Prasad checked over to his opponent on the button who placed out a 2,000-chip bet. Prasad called and both players watched the {3-Hearts} drop on the turn.

Prasad then led out for 4,000 and was matched a minute later.

The {j-Hearts} completed the board and Prasad stalled for a moment before sliding out 12,000. His opponent agonized over his decision before reluctantly mucking his hand.

Jay Prasad AU
Jay Prasad
AU 65,000

Post Break Chip Counts

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Chance Kornuth leading Day 1A field with Max Silver and Fabian Quoss rounding out the top three.

Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 80,000 -2,000
Max Silver gb
Max Silver
gb 66,000 1,000
Fabian Quoss de
Fabian Quoss
de 62,000 37,000
Ryan Pignatelli us
Ryan Pignatelli
us 60,000 -12,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 51,500 -13,500
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 50,000 20,500
David Vamplew gb
David Vamplew
gb 47,550 3,550
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 44,000 16,000
Shane Warne au
Shane Warne
au 44,000 5,000
Anton Astapau BY
Anton Astapau
BY 42,000 4,000
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 40,000 11,700
Bryan Huang sg
Bryan Huang
sg 34,000 6,000
Julius Colman au
Julius Colman
au 33,000 -23,500
Kahle Burns au
Kahle Burns
au 32,000 2,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
us 28,000 15,500
Linh Tran ca
Linh Tran
ca 25,500 25,500
Annette Obrestad no
Annette Obrestad
no 21,500 -13,500
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 17,500 2,400

Oznake: Chance KornuthFabian QuossMax Silver

Kornuth Climbs a Little Higher

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Chance Kornuth established himself as one of the frontrunners here in Level 4 and he continues adding to that big stack after taking down another hand.

We caught the action on the turn with the board reading {9-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Hearts} and Rory Young led for 1,200 into three opponents. He picked up two callers before the action fell to Kornuth on the button. Kornuth wanted to play for more and bumped it up to a relatively sizable 6,000.

Young and the other two players didn’t hesitate long before throwing their hands away and yet another pot was sent Kornuth’s way.

Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 82,000 2,000

Oznake: Chance Kornuth

Warne With the Miss Hit

• Nivo 5: 200-400, 50 ante

On a board reading {6-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} Shane Warne bet out 2,300 as the decision fell on his opponent. He opted to move all in for 11,675 which sent Warne into the tank for a minute. He then called and the cards were tabled.

Warne: {q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}
Opponent: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}

Warne had a chance to spike a five on the river to take down the hand with a straight, but the card wouldn't come, as the {j-Spades} completed the board awarding his opponent the double-up with a set of fours needed to stay alive in the tournament.

Shane Warne au
Shane Warne
au 39,000 7,000
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