Hicks Jumps into the Lead
In the last two hands of the night, William Hicks took chips off Daniel Allafort and claimed the lead. The first hand saw him hero-call a big bet with 9d 9h on a king-high board and Hicks was right.
Then, Allafort limped in and Hicks raised to 8,000 out of the blinds. Allafort called and the flop of Ks 8d 4s was checked through. On the 7h turn, Hicks bet 7,000 and was called before making it 10,000 on the Qc river. Allafort folded and Hicks flashed the Ah As.
Right after, the last 11 players of Day 1a bagged up their chips.