2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event

HPO Championship Main Event
Days: 1
Event Info

2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

HPO Championship Main Event

Day 1 Completed

Tommie Janssen leads after Day 1 of the HPO Championship Event 2014

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante
Tommie Janssen
Tommie Janssen

It was a record-setting day at the 2014 Hollywood Poker Open Championship Event at M Resort Spa Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, as 692 entries created a staggering prize pool of $1,560,460. At the end of the day, it was Tommie Janssen who held the chip lead with 287,100 in chips and 233 players advanced to Day 2.

Others with big stacks looking to take home the $351,097 first-place prize include Ronald Carroccio (257,100), Julio De la Rosa (242,300), Jason Smith (233,400), Tripp Kirk (214,800), Steve Zell (213,000), Ryan Tepen (198,400), David Aldridge (198,000), David Martirosyan (194,900), Toby Matthews (193,000) and Andy Spears (183,400).

There were plenty of notables that survived the day and will return tomorrow at noon looking to be one of the 63 players that make the money. Some of the big names that still have that shot are David Paredes (147,600), Ravi Raghavan (133,500), Ryan D'Angelo (125,100), Justin Pechie (122,000), Simon Deadman (122,000), Lee Childs (104,000), Mike Sowers (102,100), Niall Farrell (101,400), Greg Ostrander (77,400), Liv Boeree (75,000), Ami Barer (72,000), Calvin Anderson (71,200), Justin Young (65,700), Jesse Sylvia (65,200), Michael Tureniec (51,200), Jordan Morgan (44,800), Andrew Lichtenberger (43,400), Jonathan Little (33,700), and Darya Hulyk (30,100).

On the flip side of the coin, there were just as many that left disappointed as they were eliminated at some point in the day. Those falling short included HPO ambassador Chris Moneymaker, Lauren Kling, Jacob Bazeley, David Tuthill, Amit Makhija, Jared Jaffee, Aaron Massey, Guillaume Darcourt, and 2013 November Niner Michiel Brummelhuis.

The players will return at noon on Saturday and PokerNews will be there to bring you all the coverage from start to finish. Tune in to see who moves forward to Day 3, who makes the money, and who comes up empty handed.

All those that run out of chips early can also participate in a $1,800 Pot-Limit Omaha event as of 2 p.m. Las Vegas time with 12,000 chips as starting stack, six levels of late registration, and optional reentries.

Tags: Tommie Janssen

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tommie Janssen nl
Tommie Janssen
Ron Carrocio us
Ron Carrocio
257,100 257,100
Julia De La Rosa (Julio De la Rosa)
Julia De La Rosa (Julio De la Rosa)
242,300 242,300
Jason Smith us
Jason Smith
233,400 233,400
Tripp Kirk us
Tripp Kirk
214,800 214,800
Steve Zell
Steve Zell
213,000 213,000
Ryan Tepen us
Ryan Tepen
David Eldridge us
David Eldridge
198,000 -2,000
David Martirosyan
David Martirosyan
194,900 194,900
Toby Matthews
Toby Matthews
193,000 193,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
183,400 23,400
Alex Schoenberg
Alex Schoenberg
181,700 181,700
Igor Dubinskyy ua
Igor Dubinskyy
172,300 172,300
Pavlin Karakikov us
Pavlin Karakikov
170,600 170,600
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
158,100 53,100
EPT 1X Winner
Michael Wasserman us
Michael Wasserman
156,800 156,800
Brian Bishop
Brian Bishop
156,600 156,600
David Hengen us
David Hengen
152,500 152,500
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
151,300 151,300
WSOP 2X Winner
David Palmucci
David Palmucci
149,000 149,000
Brian Cavaliere us
Brian Cavaliere
148,000 123,000
Kelly Johnson
Kelly Johnson
147,800 147,800
David Paredes us
David Paredes
147,600 100,600
WPT 1X Winner
Tony Schutter
Tony Schutter
145,500 145,500
Shawn Lampman
Shawn Lampman
139,300 139,300

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Four More Hands

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante

The clock has been stopped with 10 minutes left and the screens show 252 players left. As much as we tried to find any interesting hand and a spectacular double up, all massive action ended on the flop already.

Great Staff, Great Structure, Great People

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante
HPO Logo
HPO Logo

Walking around today it has been evident that people have been enjoying their experience here at the HPO Championship Main Event. PokerNews asked a few players their thoughts on their experience here today:

Darryl Fish: "It's a great tournament with a great structure."

Greg Ostrander: "Love it. Only concern I have is getting a ride back to the Strip at the end of the night." (note - we mentioned this to Tournament Director Bill Bruce afterwards and he said "great point" and immediately got on the phone to take care of it)

Jordan Morgan: "I really like it. The structure gives you lots of play and the venue is nice."

Justin Young: "The floor and dealers are great. The people are great. Everyone has such a positive attitude coming in and that's so rare to see at this point in the summer."

Lee Childs: "The one thing I've noticed today is that there have been almost no floor calls. That just doesn't happen. It's everything you'd expect from Bill Bruce and his crew. They make a huge difference. The HPO does the little things that make a huge difference. Things like shout outs to players and thanking players for taking part in the event. Not just professionals either, they do it for everyone. Nobody else does that and it makes you want to play these events."

Tags: Darryll FishGreg OstranderJustin YoungLee Childs

Bernabeu Loses a big Pot

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante

We arrived at the table with the {7-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Hearts}{5-Spades}{6-Spades} board already completed and a big pot was about to happen when the opponent of Samuel Bernabeu bet 50,000. The Spaniard pondered about his decision for quite some time and did make the call.

He was shown {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} for a flopped full house and only flipped over the {7-Spades} to declare his defeat.

Player Chips Progress
Samuel Bernabeu es
Samuel Bernabeu
45,000 -85,000

Tags: Samuel Bernabeu

Kling's Move Fails

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante
Lauren Kling
Lauren Kling

We got to Lauren Kling's table and she was involved in a pot with the board reading {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and already close to 50,000 chips in the middle. Kling was all in and at risk for her last 35,300 and had a lone opponent in Seat 3 contemplating a call or a fold.

He tanked for several minutes before making what looked to be a reluctant call. It was a good one though, however, as Kling merely had {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} for a gutshot straight draw while her opponent held {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} for two pair, queens and tens.

The river was the {10-Spades} and Kling was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling

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Berger Short Stack No More

Level 11 : 600-1,200, 100 ante

We did miss the entire action until the turn of a {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} board but a short stack was all in with {K-}{Q-} and Chance Kornuth pushed all in with the {6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} for the flopped straight. Seth Berger called all in for his last 27,300 with {K-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds} for the turned flush and more than doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Seth Berger us
Seth Berger
95,000 65,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
30,000 -7,000
WSOP 3X Winner
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Chance KornuthSeth Berger