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PPO: Tomasello Takes the Lead

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 14: 2,000/4,000/500 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 8

Tommy Tomasello

A player raises to 10,000 and it folds to Tommy Tomasello in the big blind. Tomasello reraises to 27,500 and his opponent calls. They go heads up to the Q♠️6♠️6♦️ flop and Tomasello bets 26,500. The player moves all in for about 100,000 and Tomasello snap calls turning over A♦️A♥️.

His opponent will need to improve holding 10♠️9♠️. The turn 2♦️ and river 6♦️ improve Tomasello to a full house and his opponent is eliminated. Tomasello scoops the pot and has taken the chip lead with over 500,000 and less than one level of play remaining.

Tommy Tomasello- 550,000

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PPO: Meyers Sends One to the Rail

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 13: 1,500/3,000/500 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 9

Chris Meyers

The action folds around to the player in the small blind and he moves all in for about 45,000. Chris Meyers snap calls from the big blind and the hands are shown.

Meyers: A♣️10♦️
Small Blind: K♣️9♠️

The board runs out clean for Meyers 3♣️2♣️3♥️Q♥️6♣️ and his ace high is enough to earn him the knockout.

Chris Meyers- 200,000

 

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PPO: Dolphy Garricks Chipping Up

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 12

Dolphy Garricks

While it’s been all Chris Meyers after the dinner break and Jonathan Love near the top another player has been a bit under the radar. Dolphy Garricks has been quietly chipping up and is now playing about 230,000.

Garricks is seated to the direct left of big stack Jonathan Love. With these two monster stacks sharing the felt there’s plenty of potential for a monster pot in the future should they elect to clash.

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PPO: The Heater Is Real for Chris Meyers

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 12: 1,200/2,400/400 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 12

Chris Meyers

Chris Meyers was nearing the top of the chip counts just moments ago but he has now moved into the chip lead in a big way. After scoring a knockout holding pocket jacks Meyers has caught fire.

He continues to rake in pot after pot and is now playing approximately 400,000. Meyers has pulled away from the Day 1B field with just 12 players left in the hunt.

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PPO: Chris Meyers Rockets Up the Chip Counts

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 11: 1,000/2,000/300 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 14

Chris Meyers

A player raises to 3,600 and Budwey Salhab makes the call. Chris Meyers reraises to 13,500 from the button and it folds back to the original raiser. The player moves all in for about 75,000 and Salhab quickly folds. Meyers makes the call and the hands are shown.

Meyers: J♦️J♣️
Opponent: A♣️J♥️

Meyers has his opponent dominated and is in great shape to score the knockout. He does just that when the board runs out Q♦️7♥️3♣️6♦️8♠️. Meyer’s jacks hold up to earn him the pot and the elimination and he now sits second in chips with 230,000 trailing only Jonathan Love.

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PPO: Jonathan Love Way Out In Front

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 10: 800/1,600/200 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 19

Jonathan Love

Jonathan Love is now sitting behind a mountain of chips with just 19 Day 1B players remaining. His 260,000 is already within striking distance of Day 1A chip leader Jake Seung who bagged 296,000.

Love tells us he has steadily chipped up throughout the day without winning any massive pots that he can recall. He is the only player to cross the 200,000 here tonight and there is still nearly five more levels of play left in the night.

Love will look to finish strong and already has his sights set on the overall PPO Main Event chip lead.

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PPO: Play Resumes

$1,100 PPO Main Event
Level 10: 800/1,600/200 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 19

The players have returned from their dinner break and play is now back underway. There are just two tables remaining and we will be taking a look at some of the big stacks here on the blog in just a moment.

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PPO: Dinner Time

$1,100 PPO Main Event
End Of Level 9: 600/1,200/200 ante
Total Entries: 57
Day 1B Players Remaining: 19

The PPO Main Event players are now on a one hour dinner break. The field is thinning at a rapid pace and we have already lost more than half of the Day 1B entries. We will be picking back up on all of the live action when the players return.

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PPO: Final Payouts

The $1,100 Pittsburgh Poker Open NLH Main Event drew a total of 57 entries through two starting flights. This created a prizepool of $54,150 and the final eight players will all make the money and be guaranteed at least $1,949 for their efforts.

The winner will be taking home $19,439 along with PPO Main Event trophy. Below is a full list of the final tournament payouts.

1. $19,439+PPO trophy
2. $11,453
3. $7,175
4. $4,874
5. $3,791
6. $2,978
7. $2,437
8. $1,949