Level 15: 2,000/4,000 (4,000)
Mansour Diop was the unfortunate player to bubble Day 1a. Big stack Tayfun Rodoplu opened the hijack with a limp and he was called by both players in the blinds. The flop came K♦9♠7♥ and it checked to Rodoplu who bet 6,000. The small blind got out of the way, but big blind Diop shoved a smaller stack.
Rodoplu called with the open-ended straight draw holding T♣8♠ against two pair for Diop with king-nine. The 3♦ turn bricked for Tayfun, but the big stack got there with the J♦ river.
“Never play a hand against the big stack, even with aces,” Rodoplu said as he raked in the final pot of the fay.
Stay tuned for the final chip counts from the Day 1a qualifiers.