Everyone was here on time and cards are in the air for the Event 12 final table. Since Day 1 ended at the exact end of Level 15, they have a full three levels before the next break. Blinds are 3,000/6,000 with a 6,000 ante and the average stack is about 353,000 (59 bb).
Primary Event Schedule
11AM: Day 1A – $2,500 TPC Championship (Re-Entry)
- $500,000 Guaranteed Prize Pool
- Players begin with 40,000 in chips
- Day 1 levels last 40 minutes; Day 2 & 3 levels last 60 minutes
- Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 10 (6:30pm)
- Day 1 will come to an end after Level 14
- Championship Structure Sheet
12PM: Event 12 Day 2 – $2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
Secondary Event Schedule
9AM: $280 TPC Championship Turbo Satellite (Re-Entry)
- 2 seats guaranteed into TPC Championship
- Players begin with 10,000 in chips
- Levels last 15 minutes each
- Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 7 (10:40am)
- Winners will be entered into Flight A of the Championship
- Structure Sheet
4PM: $400 TPC Championship Satellite (Re-Entry)
- 5 seats guaranteed into TPC Championship
- Players begin with 15,000 in chips
- Levels last 30 minutes each
- Late registration/re-entry available until start of Level 8 (7:50pm)
- Winners will be entered into Flight B of the Championship
- Structure Sheet
Day 1 of TPC Event 12 came to an end with nine players remaining in the $2,200 buy-in tournament. Hunter Cichy was at the top or among the leaders for most of the day and will come back to the final table with the lead.
Cards go back in the air at noon and we will hit the highlights while keeping an eye on the Championship as well.
Seat 1: Anthony Askey – 123,000 (21 bb)
Seat 2: Kyle Cartwright – 543,000 (91 bb)
Seat 3: Hunter Cichy – 756,000 (126 bb)
Seat 4: Herbert Woodbery – 164,000 (27 bb)
Seat 5: Tyler Knittle – 218,000 (36 bb)
Seat 6: Xavier Laurent – 175,000 (29 bb)
Seat 7: Ken O’Donnell – 227,000 (38 bb)
Seat 8: Mansoor Kader – 480,000 (80 bb)
Seat 9: Brett Apter – 388,000 (65 bb)
1st: $67,330 + TPC trophy
10th: Ken Ware – $5,950
11th: David DiBernardi – $5,510
With 10 players remaining and nine players advancing to Day 2, they were playing the last hand before the break when Ken Ware put his last 35,000 in the middle and Hunter Cichy had him at risk.
Ware was in bad shape and Cichy slammed the door when he hit a set of fives on the flop and Ware was drawing dead after the turn.
The nine remaining players are coloring off the purple chips, bagging their stacks, and will return tomorrow to play the final table at noon.
With the super deep stacks and $5,510 bubble, it’s no surprise that the bubble took a long time to play out.
24 hands for us counting.
More than a full level at two minutes a hand.
The big hand came down to Kyle Cartwright putting Brett Bader all in for his last 64,500 with the board out and reading . He thought for several minutes with the big decision. Bader called at risk, Cartwright tabled for a diamond flush, and Bader’s Broadway straight was second best to send him out on the bubble.
With the elimination of Aaron Thivyanathan in 13th place, tournament staff paused the clock to being hand-for-hand play. They will continue this way until one player is eliminated with two minutes coming off the clock for each hand dealt.
1st: $67,330 + TPC trophy
Event 12 is on the bubble of the bubble with 13 players remaining and 11 getting paid. When they lose one more player, hand-for-hand mode will kick in.
No one is any particular hurry and no one is in danger with the average stack at 61 big blinds.
Players returned from another break as tournament staff pulled the black chips out of play and they dropped to two tables shortly after the return.
Mansoor Kader is the new leader with 433,500 followed by Tyler Knittle with 400,000 on the dot and Hunter Cichy with 397,000.
$2,200 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$100,000 Guaranteed | Structure
Level 12: 1,200/2,400 with a 2,400 ante
Players Remaining: 17 of 106
Action folded around to Ken O’Donnell in the small blind and he moved all in for 26,100 to get a snap call from Byron Kaverman in the big.
O’Donnell was looking at a late exit but found another eight on the flop. He moved ahead with a set of eights and Kaverman could not return the favor on the turn or river to send a double to O’Donnell.
Ken O’Donnell – 54,600 (23 bb)
Byron Kaverman – 61,500 (26 bb)