Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Day 1 Done and Dusted

• Taso 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Day 1 of Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has completed. A massive field of 2,302 players came out for this event and generated a prize pool of over $3.1 million. The top 243 spots will be paid out with the winner taking home nearly $560,000. When the night wrapped up, the field was approximately two tables away from the money, making tomorrow the bubble day.

There were plenty of big names in action for this event including David "Doc" Sands, Jason Mercier, Angel Guillen, Layne Flack and Eric Baldwin. Unfortunately for that group of five, they all hit the rail and will have to go bracelet hunting in other events. Paul Wasicka, Allen Kessler and Tommy Vedes were some to join them.

A few of the notables moving on to Day 2 include actor James Woods and former November Niner John Dolan. They finished on 10,600 and 86,100, respectively. Lauren Kling, David Peters and Cliff Josephy are also moving forward to Day 2.

Leading the charge at the end of the night was Jessica Bertrand Hanna. She bagged up 149,500 in chips and looks to be the overnight chip leader. Josh Hillcock bagged up 128,600 and is nipped at her heels. Clint Tolbert was another big stack and bagged up 91,000.

Day 2 will commence at 1:00 PM on Sunday and it's going to be a fun-filled, exciting day of poker. be sure to join us on PokerNews for all of the coverage. Until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

Tagit: Jessica Bertrand Hanna

Six More

• Taso 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that each table will play out six more hands before calling it a night.

Just a Jack

• Taso 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Cliff Josephy and Ben Vinson checked the {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{6-Clubs} flop to CLint Tolbert. Tolbert bet 3,200 and only Josephy called. The turn was the {Q-Diamonds} and both players checked. They also checked the {3-Hearts} on the river.

"Just a jack," said Tolbert.

"A jack is good," said Josephy.

Tolbert then tabled the {J-Spades}{2-Spades} and Josephy gave a little chuckle. "Just a jack," he said, laughing.

Tagit: Cliff JosephyClint TolbertBen Vinson

Bertrand Hanna Crushing

Jessica Bertrand Hanna raised from the cutoff seat to 2,700 and the small blind three-bet to 7,500. Hanna called and the flop came down {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The small blind bet 6,700 and Hanna raised to 15,000. The small blind called.

The turn was the {2-Spades} and the small blind checked. Hanna moved all in and her opponent folded. She's now up to about 140,000 in chips.

Jessica Bertrand Hanna 140,000 22,000

Tagit: Jessica Bertrand Hanna

Binger Eliminated

Nick Binger was all in preflop with the {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}. His opponent had the {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. The board ran out {8-}{7-}{5-}{3-}{K-} and Binger hit the rail.

Nick Binger us Ulkona

Tagit: Nick Binger

Grafton Hits Century Mark

On the {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades} flop, Sam Grafton checked before the next player checked. The third player in the hand bet 1,700 and Grafton called. The next player folded.

The turn was the {A-Spades} and both players checked to see the {5-Diamonds} land on the river. Grafton bet 2,300 and his opponent called.

Grafton showed the {K-Spades}{J-Hearts} for a pair of jacks with a king kicker and won the pot.

Sam Grafton gb 100,000 69,000

Tagit: Sam Grafton