Records tumble on Day 1B (and 1C) of Stacked Poker Championship Main Event

A long and some may say crazy day of action in the Stacked Poker Championship Main Event ultimately saw Gabby Xiourouppa emerge as the largest stack of two consecutive Day 1 Flights.

Xiourouppa finished the day with a healthy 206,000 on Day 1B, placing him well ahead of Day 1C chip leader Matt Dapollonio although still trailing Day 1A’s Kit Manuel, who remains the man to catch with 219,500.

The hand that propelled Xiourouppa to his big stack was one of the more remarkable in recent memory following a three-way all-in on a flop of 334.

Xiourouppa flipped over 77 but was trailing both Matthew Rawson and Neb Blanusa with 103 and 73 respectively.

Incredibly, the river was the 7 with Xiourouppa hitting the case card from which he would never look back.

In all reality it should have been Dapollonio taking the largest stack into Day 2 if not for the very final hand of Flight 1C.

Heading into the hand with well over 250,000, Dapollonio called the shoves of both Alex Markopolous and Joel Williams holding only over A5 and didn’t improve against their pocket pairs. Nevertheless, he still heads into Day 2 as one of the bigger stacks with 173,500.

With Flight 1B attracting 61 entries and Flight 1C another 30, our tally ahead of Day 2 is now 159 entries – smashing the 126 who entered last year. Once again the winner is guaranteed a GTD $100,000 payday.

Tune into from 2pm Sunday for all the live reporting action as we play down to our final table of nine.

Day 1B final chip counts:

Gabriel Xiourouppa206,000
Nebojsa Blanusa181,500
Adrian Indovino166,500
Jacyn Che137,000
Weng Wong135,000
Eddie Saade118,000
Shane Webb116,000
Andrew Michael106,500
Pip Chea106,000
Abhey Rai95,500
Francesco Sergi93,500
Tony Xu64,500
Frank Pezzaniti61,000
Karl Fielke50,000
Chris Edgar35,500
Francesk Gjoni34,500
Fred Chaptini27,000

Day 1C final chip counts:

Player Chips
Matt Dapollonio173,500
Brett Marshall104,000
Joel Williams100,000
Alex Markopolous90,500
Loc Duong88,500
Bunteon Bok87,500
Huy Nguyen79,500
Nathan Glase54,000
Dean Nyberg48,000
Amin Chehade44,500
Jerry Zhang29,500

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