RG Council Bluffs Main Event (Day 1B): John Butler Hits The Top, Williams Bags Overall Lead

Level 12 (1,200/2,400/400)
Total Entrants: 275
Day 1B Entrants: 164
Day 1B Players Remaining: 33
Average Stack: 99,500

Floyd Williams is the chip leader from Day 1B but it is John Butler who made the biggest splash late in the night. Butler called correctly against a flop shoved and was rewarded with a stack of 241,000 coming into Day 2. 

On a flop of J4♠2♠, the big blind checked and Butler bet 13,000. The big blind moved all-in for 65,200 and Butler thought for two minutes and called with AJ♣. Butler was ahead of the big blind's K♠J♠ and held through the turn and river to notch the elimination.

Butler is joined by 32 other players who combine with the 24 players who advanced out of Day 1A. Other players who bagged in Day 1B include RunGood's Ray Henson, Jared Hemingway, and Deb Driskill (pictured). 

 

The full list of chip counts from Day 1B will be posted when they are available. Day 1C starts at 7:00 pm for the last chance to get into Championship Sunday. 


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