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Day 1B ends with Mike Leah in Lead of 87 Survivors

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Mike Leah 1
Day 1B has come to a close at the partypoker World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event at the Playground Poker Club in the province of Quebec, Canada. There were an additional 209 entrants today, and that took the overall field size up to 342. There were 87 players that advanced to Day 2 and they will join the 45 survivors from Day 1A.

The chip leader at the end of play tonight is Mike Leah (pictured above) with 297,000. He was also the chip leader at the dinner break tonight, so Leah was awarded two pairs of Monster DNA headphones tonight as part of a promotion from partypoker. Other top stacks were bagged up by Alim Perales (189,000), Sheraz Nasir (179,900), Jonathan Jaffe (173,000), and Mark Darner (162,700). Familiar faces that advanced were Todd Terry, Christian Harder, David Williams, Dan Smith, Chris Bell, Brandon Steven, Andy Frankenberger, Jeff Madsen, Micah Raskin, Mike Mcdonald, and Jason Mercier.

Notables that did not survive the day include Will Failla, Eric Afriat, Anthony Zinno, Cornel Cimpan, Danny Suied, Curt Kohlberg, Paul Klann, Marc-Andre Ladouceur, Dan Kelly, Chanracy Khun, Sylvain Siebert, and Antonio Esfandiari. They will all have one final shot to take tomorrow if they so choose.

The final starting flight of the tournament will begin on Saturday at 11 a.m. You can follow along with the big hands, chip counts, photos, and videos from the WPT Live Updates team all day on Day 1C. We will have a full picture of the field size and prize pool when registration closes at the end of Level 6 tomorrow. Until then, goodnight from the wonderful Playground Poker Club in Montreal.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII, Season XI, Mazagan Casino, WPT Mazagan
10:44 PM, 11/21/14

Mike Leah Eliminates Two Players

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Mike Leah just won another huge pot to strengthen his stranglehold on the chip lead. Leah held KclubKheart and that was more than enough to top the AdiamondAclub of Rayan Chamas, and the QclubQspade of Domenico Scalamonga on a board dealt Kdiamond8spade6diamond10club5diamond. Leah stacked up 300,000 after the hand, and although it's not official yet, it's a foregone conclusion that Leah will get another set of Monster headphones at the end of play tonight as the chip leader.

Mike Leah - 300,000 (300 bb)

Sorted In: Mike Leah, Domenico Scalamonga, Featured Blog, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
10:36 PM, 11/21/14

Steven Martin Eliminated By Andy Frankenberger

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Steven Martin is all in for about 19,000 with 6spade6diamond against the KheartKclub held by Andy Frankenberger. The board runs out Qspade10spade3diamond8club9spade, no help to Martin, giving Frankenberger the pot.

Andy Frankenberger - 86,000 (86 bb)

Sorted In: Andy Frankenberger, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
10:29 PM, 11/21/14

Mike McDonald vs. Max Greenwood

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Max Greenwood raises on the button and Mike "Timex" McDonald calls from the big blind.

McDonald check-calls bets from Greenwood after the 10heart8club3club flop and 9spade turn. The 2heart river completes the board and McDonald checks to Greenwood again who bets 14,500.

After a little while in the tank McDonald calls, but mucks when Greenwood tables QheartQdiamond.

Max Greenwood - 113,000 (113 bb)
Mike McDonald - 25,000 (25 bb)

Sorted In: Max Greenwood, Mike McDonald, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
10:12 PM, 11/21/14

The Twitternet: Drinks are Served at the Player Party

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sorted In: Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
10:01 PM, 11/21/14

partypoker Qualifiers Still in the Field

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Here's a quick update on the partypoker qualifiers that are still alive here on Day 1B:

partypoker Mark Darner 2
Mark Darner is a contender for the chip lead (and the Monster DNA Headphones awarded to the Day 1B chipleader) with 165,000 in chips (165 big blinds).

partypoker Danielle Micallef
Danielle Micallef  -  33,500  (33 bb)

partypoker Jeff Vandenberg
Jeff Vandenberg  -  28,000  (28 bb)

partypoker Ryan Cairns
Ryan Cairns  -  9,000  (9 bb)

Sorted In: Featured Blog, PartyPoker, Mark Darner, Danielle Micallef, Jeff Vandenberg, Ryan Cairns, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
09:54 PM, 11/21/14

Day 1 Chipleader Bonus: Monster DNA Headphones

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Mike Leah and the partypoker Girls
For being the chipleader at today's dinner break, Mike Leah (pictured above) received a free pair of special edition partypoker-branded Monster DNA Headphones. Amazingly, Leah had only taken his seat about an hour before the dinner break.

There is still another pair of headphones up for grabs today, as the end-of-day chipleader will receive a free pair of standard Monster DNA Headphones.

Of course, the most impressive way to win your Monster Headphones is by winning this WPT event; in addition to the other prizes, the winner will receive a pair of gold Monster 24K Headphones.

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Monster Headphones, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
09:49 PM, 11/21/14

Level 10 Begins (103 Players Left on Day 1B)

Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Level 9 comes to an end, and Level 10 begins with increased blinds of 500-1,000 and a 100 ante. Play continues without a break.

Registration for Day 1B is now closed, but players may still register for tomorrow's Day 1C. With 103 players remaining from an unofficial Day 1B field of 209, the average chip stack is about 60,900 (60 big blinds).

This is a re-entry event, and players are allowed one entry per starting day. If a player survives more than one Day 1, only their largest chip stack will carry forward to Day 2.

Action will continue tonight until the end of Level 10, which should be shortly after 10:30 pm.

Sorted In: Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
09:44 PM, 11/21/14

Arnold Edward Wins a Nice One

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Edward Arnold
The board reads Qheart8club2diamond7heart when Domenico Scalamonga bets 2,500 from the big blind. Mike Leah calls under the gun and Arnold Edward (pictured above) also calls on the hijack. The 10heart falls on the river and Scalamonga bets 7,600. Leah folds and Edward calls. Edward flips over 7spade6spade and Scalamonga folds on the big blind.

Arnold Edward  -  82,000  (102 bb)
Domenico Scalamonga  -  71,000 (71 bb)
Mike Leah  -  157,000  (196 bb)

Sorted In: Mike Leah, Arnold Edward, Domenico Scalamonga, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
09:40 PM, 11/21/14

Mike Leah Nearing 200K

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

Picking up the action after a 5spade4diamond2diamond flop, Mike Leah bets 2,300 from middle position. The player to his left raises to 6,200, forcing out the player in the cutoff. Leah goes into the tank for a bit before he reraises to 18,800. His opponent folds and Leah colects the pot.

Mike Leah - 182,000 (227 bb)

Sorted In: Mike Leah, Playground Poker, WPT Montreal, Season XIII
09:25 PM, 11/21/14



Mike Leah 297,000 
Alim Perales 189,500 
Sheraz Nasir 179,900 
Jonathan Jaffe 173,000 
Mark Darner 162,700 
Harry Arutyunyan 154,700 

Average Chip Count: 77,727
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Current Level:

Countdown to Day 1C

Players Remaining:

132 of 342

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Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 50-100 0
2 75-150 0
3 75-150 25
4 100-200 25
5 150-300 50
6 200-400 50
7 250-500 75
8 300-600 75
9 400-800 100
10 500-1,000 100
11 600-1,200 200
12 800-1,600 200
13 1,000-2,000 300
14 1,200-2,400 400
15 1,500-3,000 500
16 2,000-4,000 500
17 2,500-5,000 500
18 3,000-6,000 1,000
19 4,000-8,000 1,000
20 5,000-10,000 1,000
21 6,000-12,000 2,000
22 8,000-16,000 2,000
23 10,000-20,000 3,000
24 12,000-24,000 4,000
25 15,000-30,000 5,000
26 20,000-40,000 5,000
27 25,000-50,000 5,000
28 30,000-60,000 10,000
29 40,000-80,000 10,000
30 50,000-100,000 10,000
31 60,000-120,000 20,000
32 75,000-150,000 25,000
33 100,000-200,000 25,000
34 125,000-250,000 25,000
35 150,000-300,000 50,000
36 200,000-400,000 50,000
37 250,000-500,000 50,000
38 300,000-600,000 75,000
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