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Card Player Poker Tour: Young Oh Leads Day 1B Hollywood Park Casino

A Total of 94 Players Showed Up For Day 1B


Young OhPocket jacks skyrocketed Young Oh to the chiplead on day 1b of the Card Player Poker Tour Hollywood Park Westside Poker Championship.

In what shaped up to be easily the largest hand of the tournament since it began Oct. 23, Oh won a four-way all-in half-million chip pot to take the lead. Peter Hengsakul raised to 15,000 from the hijack seat and a player going by the name of DD re-rasied to 25,000 from the cutoff. Oh called from the small blind and Jon Statsinger moved all-in for 71,500 from the big blind. Hengaskul came over the top for 140,00 and DD called. Oh called and the players saw a flop of 8Diamond Suit7Spade Suit5Club Suit. Oh then moved all in for 69,500 and DD called.

The hands were tabled with Oh showing JHeart SuitJDiamond Suit, Hengsakul with 10Spade Suit10Club Suit, DD holding AClub SuitQDiamond Suit and Statsinger with AHeart Suit9Heart Suit. Oh was ahead and remained there when the 2Heart Suit fell on the turn. He then raked in the massive pot when the 8Spade Suit opened on the river and when his chips were stacked, Oh was up to 620,000.

When chips were bagged for the nigh, Oh put away 604,000.

Brian Gorman, Derrick Mokedi and Marilyn Phillips each tried for a second time on day 1b, while Bicycle Casino tournament director Mo Fathipour, prelim winner Jason Mendelson, Michael McMillian, Jerry Mansfield and Hero Aquiluz were a few notables who showed up for the first time on day 1b.

Combined with the totals from day 1a, there are 196 entries so far with one more day 1 remaining.

Players across the three day 1s have until the start of level 9, roughly 4:15 pm each day to register for the tournament and re-entry is allowed an unlimited number of times during the registration periods. However, players can only qualify for day 2 one time and no best stack forward option will be offered.

All players who make day 2 will be in the money and once a final table is reached, a live stream will be featured on until a winner is crowned.

Return to each day for live updates on all the action straight from the tournament floor. Day 1c will begin at 12 pm.

Day 1B Chip Counts

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Young Oh 604,000
2 Brian Gorman 522,000
3 DD 430,000
4 Greg Wholey 336,000
5 Frank The Tank 229,000
6 Carolyn Murray 201,000
7 Jason Mendelson 147,000
8 Huy Pham 145,000
9 Paul Chung 144,000
10 Zhen Li 62,000