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RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): DAY 1A ENDS; MILLER LEADS

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Entrants: 63
Players remaining: 12

The action on Day 1A has come to an end. Of the 63 entries in the flight, twelve players have advanced to Day 2 on Saturday. Doug Miller (pictured) emerged as the flight's chip leader with 208,000. 

Below is the complete chip counts for the remaining players:

Doug Miller - 208,000
Chris "Hortsky" Horter - 163,500
Cash Carpenter - 155,000
Anthony Solano - 149,500
Kent "KJ" Shultz - 113,000
Nam Phan - 98,500
Lacey Osmon - 93,000
Andrew Flaherty - 83,500
Brandon Elmore - 68,000
Steve Snyder - 57,500
Ron Green - 44,500
Darol Rodrock - 40,000

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Day 1B is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday, with 2017 WSOP Main Event Champion Scott Blumstein expected to take part. Come back to the blog as we continue to bring you all the action from the RGPS Main Event at Harrahs North Kansas City.

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): FOUR MORE HANDS

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Entrants: 63
Players remaining: 13

With 10:21 left in Level 12, the tournament director has stopped the clock and declared that four more hands will be dealt before stopping play for the night. At that point, the remaining players will bag up and return on Saturday for Day 2 competition.

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): HORTER VS POCKET PAIRS

Level 12 (1500/2500/2500)
Total Entrants: 63
Players remaining: 13

With the final level of the night underway, Chris Horter (pictured) opens to 6,000 from under-the-gun and gets two callers in Lacey Osmon and Brandon Elmore.

The dealer spreads a flop of Q♥J♦4♠. Horter checks, Osmon checks behind, and Emore checks on the button. The turn is the 2♣, and again it checks to Elmore, who bets 10,000.

Horter calls and Osmon folds.  The 6♣ completes the board and again Horter checks. Elmore immediately turns over 9♠9♥, prompting Horter to reveal his hand, A♣J♣. Horter's jacks are best and he collects the pot.

"That was a good check on the turn," Elmore says. "It made me feel comfortable that my nines were good. But then when you called, I knew they weren't."

"I had pocket tens," Osmon offers, and the next hand begins.

Chris Horter - 66,000
Brandon Elmore - 90,500
Lacey Osmon - 105,000

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): SIX HOURS LATER YOU'RE STILL RUNNING THAT GOOD

Level 11 (1000/2000/2000)
Total Entrants: 63

Only 15 players remain in the Day 1A field, and play will be stopped at the end of Level 12 or when 11 players remain.

Cash Carpenter is getting reacquainted with Doug Miller as the two are again at the same table. Carpenter limps from under-the-gun and Miller raises to 10,000 from the small blind. Carpenter calls. Both players are deep, having over 100,000 chips in their stacks.

The flop comes T♦5♦3♦. Both players check the monotone flop. The turn is the 3♠. Miller checks again and Carpenter bets 10,000. Miller grabs 30,000 in yellow chips and seems to ponder his options before suddenly throwing all of them across the line.

Carpenter now studies Miller intently while considering what to do. After a full minute in the tank, Carpenter folds and Miller turns over A♦Q♦ for a flopped nut flush.

"Six hours later, you're still running that good?" Carpenter asks. "Wow."

Doug Miller - 191,000
Cash Carpenter - 172,000

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): RODROCK KO'S SCARSDALE

Level 10 (1000/2000/2000)
Total Entrants: 63

Darol Rodrock (pictured) limps from under the gun and the action folds around to William Scarsdale in the big blind, who makes it 5,500 to go. Rodrock calls and the dealer spreads a flop of K♦6♠2♣. Scarsdale leads for 4,000 and Rodrock calls.

The turn brings the 4♦ and Scarsdale checks. Rodrock bets 5,000 and Scarsdale reaches for the 5k chips, raising to 15,000. Rodrock looks sick, and pumps his hand in what looks like frustration, but then announces he's all in.

Scarsdale rolls his eyes with a sigh and says, "I call."

Darol Rodrock - 5♥3♥
William Scarsdale - K♠Q♦

Scarsdale's top pair is drawing dead against Rodrock's made straight. The inconsequential J♣ completes the board, but Scarsdale is already making his exit as the pot is pushed.

Darol Rodrock - 145,500

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): JOHNSON DOUBLES UP

Level 9 (600/1200/1200)
Total Entrants: 63

We arrive at Table 15 to see a flop already spread, reading 6♦5♥3♦. Five players have cards in front of them and there's already 22,000 in the pot. Stephen Johnson (pictured) is first to act in the small blind and he moves all in for his last 8,100. Three players fold and Dan Lowery calls from the cutoff.

Stephen Johnson - 6♣5♠
Dan Lowery - 7♦8♦

Johnson is ahead with top two pair, but against Lowery's straight and flush draws, the outcome is basically a coin toss.

The T♠ on the turn is no help to Lowery but he still has 15 outs to improve. None of them are the 3♥ that hits the river and Johnson survives to more than double up.

Stephen Johnson - 38,300
Dan Lowery - 12,800

RG NKC MAIN EVENT (DAY 1A): YOUNG CUTS DOWN KARN

Level 9 (600/1200/1200)
Total Entrants: 63

Justin Young (pictured) limps from under-the-gun and Chris Horter raises from middle position to 2,500. Papa Karn calls in the cutoff and it folds back to Young, who three-bets to 8,000.  Horter folds and Karn calls.

The flop comes K♦7♦6♥. Young continues for 12,000 and Karn calls.  The turn is the 9♠, and Young moves all-in for 17,500. Karn quickly calls.

"That's not good," Young says, but when the cards are turned up, Young is well ahead.

Justin Young - A♥A♣
Papa Karn - K♠Q♦

Karn needs to improve or be left with fewer than five big blinds. The river brings paint, but not what Karn needs when the J♥ hits the felt.

Justin Young - 82,800
Papa Karn - 5,400

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