Day 1B of the Montreal Open is in the Bag. After this afternoon’s Day 1A which brought out 173 entries, and 55 players who qualified for Day 2, Day 1B got under way at 5:00pm.
For tonight’s flight, 122 entries were logged, including 18 re-entries. Of those hopeful souls, 31 managed to hold on to their chips long enough to bag them after 16 levels of play. With starting stacks of 1,000,000, it took no time at all before the chips started flying everywhere.
Almost as soon as he sat down, Michael Korovine became chip leader in the early levels. Soon after the first break, Ernest Chevrette was on a war path, and taking no prisoners. With the average still hovering at 1.4 million, Chevrette was already way ahead of the pack with a smooth 5,000,000 stack. Slowly but surely, Jonathon Mclean was gaining ground, and not looking back. By the time the players headed into their last break, Mclean had a clear lead with over 8,400,000 chips.
Taking every advantage they could muster, the players were clearly out for blood, and as big a piece as possible of the 122,000,000 chips in play. Everyone seated wanted to fill-up their Day 2 bags with as many chips as possible. The afternoon players from Day 1A had more chips to play with and top bagger Carla Sabini had bagged over 9 million chips!
At the end of level 16 when the bags came out, 31 players were left. Two players managed to bag more than Day 1A’s forerunner Sabini. Mitchell Dredge, who flew under the radar all night, ended up with a massive 10,225,000 stack! Close behind is Ernest Chevrette who sealed 9,465,000 chips into his bag.
The players will be back for Day 2 on Monday Mat 20, at 3:30 pm, for 12 levels of 40 minutes.
There are still five Day 1s in the next few days:
Day 1C: Saturday May 18 at 12:00pm
Day 1D: Saturday May 18 at 5:00pm
Day 1E: Sunday May 19 at 12:00pm
Day 1F: Sunday May 19 at 5:00pm
Day 1G (Turbo): Monday May 20 at 10:00am
To see the combined Day 1 results, click here.