Level 14 (2,000/4,000/500)
Total Entrants: 32
Players Remaining: 7
32 came in and seven will move on to Day 2 of the Poker Night in America Main Event. Action over the last level has put a tightly bunched group of players near the top of the counts at the end of the night.
One of the players who made a late push is Grant Lee, who eliminated Kane Kalas to boost his stack. Lee opened from under the gun for 9,000 and Kalas defended his big blind to see a K♦6♦2♠ flop. Kalas checked and Lee put out 12,000. Kalas stared intently at the board and check-raised to 28,000, leaving himself less than 40,000 behind.
Lee took less time than Kalas but needed a moment before moving all-in to put Kalas at risk. Kalas called and was shown A♣A♥ by Lee which had his top pair K♠Q♥ dominated. The turn and river were blanks and we will see Kalas tomorrow while Lee will bag 194,500 as a result.
The player who went on the biggest heater of all toward the end of the night was Stan Jablonski, who eliminated James R. Smith along with Ronald Morandini in Level 14 to put himself into the clubhouse lead with 407,000. It will be interesting to see if anyone from Day 1B can top Jablonski’s heaps as he will come back on Day 2 with one of the top stacks in the room.
Tomorrow’s second Day 1 flight will start at 12:00 pm and the Rivers Poker Room blog will be back for complete coverage of the final starting flight. Below is a look at the chip counts for the players that bagged in this Day 1A flight.
Stan Jablonski – 407,000
Zach Mullennix – 245,500
Frank Bonacci – 205,500
Grant Lee – 194,000
James Hoy – 92,500
Frank Dellaria – 80,500
Billy Pilossoph – 56,500