2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship

2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
400,000 / 800,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Day 1 Completed

Tran, Moorman Ascend to Top of Counts on Day 1 of PokerStars Players Championship

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

The long-awaited 2023 PokerStars Players No-Limit Hold'em Championship in The Bahamas kicked off in specular fashion today and attracted 1,005 runners, 678 of whom found bags after eight one-hour levels of play. Leading the way are Britain's Chris Moorman and America's Tony Tran who tied for the chip lead with 356,000, followed by fellow big stacks Josh Arieh (312,500), Bastian Hess (295,000) and Martin Zamani (287,000).

Moorman is known as one of the biggest online crushers of all time but has $6.5 million in Hendon Mob-reported earnings to prove he's no stranger to success in the live realm. The Brit will look to add seven figures to his lifetime earnings if he can use his big stack to make a deep run in the PSPC.

There were no shortage of big names that made it to the end of Day 1, including European Poker Tour (EPT) champions like Roberto Romanello and Martin Jacobson, as well as Jacobson's fellow World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event champs Chris Moneymaker, Ryan Riess, Espen Jorstad, Greg Raymer and Scott Blumstein and PokerStars Pros Sam Grafton, Andre Akkari, Arlie Shaban, Benjamin Spragg, Lali Tournier and Alejandro Lococo, who won a big pot in one of the final hands of the night to bag a stack of 204,000.

Defending champion Ramon Colillas, who took down the 2019 PSPC for $5.1 million after spinning up a Platinum Pass freeroll, is still alive after a day battling at a table that included chess pro Alexandra Botez. The popular streamer, who has played poker on Hustler Casino Live and other streams, held her own among the poker pros on the feature table and ended the night with 39,000.

Alexandra Botez
Alexandra Botez

Plenty of Platinum Pass winners are looking to follow in Colillas' footsteps by taking down the Players Championship. Among the Platinum Pass winners who bagged are Chad McVean, Alexander Herrmann, Dinesh Alt, Xavier Robert Ros and Antonio Ramon Munoz.

2023 PSPC Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

 1Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom356,000237
 2Tony TranChina356,000237
 3Josh AriehUnited States312,500208
 4Bastian HessGermany295,000197
 5Martin ZamaniUnited States287,000191
 6Fernando Pons GarciaSpain282,500188
 7Arlie ShabanCanada259,000173
 8Aaron OlechnowiczMexico258,000172
 9Eric AfriatCanada250,500167
 10Oskar PrehmGermany242,000161

Day 1 Action

The energy inside the Baha Mar Resort convention center was palpable as Bruce Buffer kicked things off with his unmistakable "Shuffle up and deal!" announcement.

It didn't take long for chips to exchange hands and seats to open up as plenty of notable hands made up the first few hours of play.

Alexandru Papazian was one of the first players out after the Romanian grinder suffered a massive cooler in the first few minutes of play. Papazian held pocket jacks and wound up with jacks full on the river, only to find himself against the kings full of Platinum Pass winner Hugo Rodilla, who held pocket kings to deliver a sneaky and sickening beat to Papazian. PokerNews wrote about that hand and others, which you can read about here.

Alexandru Papazian
Alexandru Papazian

Moneymaker delivered a comparably brutal beat to Sergio Coutinho when the 2003 Main Event champ held the nut flush against Coutinho's second nut flush.

Other players who made early exits include PokerStars Ambassador Fintan Hand, Robbi Jade Lew, Kevin Rabichow, Nick Petrangelo and 2019 PCA champ Chino Rheem.

The always-mouthy Shaun Deeb was eliminated shortly before dinner break just a few hands after telling those at the table that they play "so bad" as Platinum Pass winner Lucas Pignay rivered a gutshot straight to have the last laugh.

PokerStars' Lex Veldhuis made it to the final level of the day before he three-bet jammed with ace-jack only for Lauro Artmann to wake up behind him with Big Slick. Veldhuis was left with crumbs and lost it on the next hand when fellow PokerStars team member Shaban scored a double knockout with pocket queens against the jacks of Ante Jukic and king-ten of Veldhuis.

Arlie Shaban
Arlie Shaban

Day 2 will kick off at noon local time with Level 9, blinds of 1,000/1,500/1,500. There's still time to buy into the event with a 60,000-chip starting stack as late registration will remain open until the start of Level 11.

Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team is on-site here in Nassau and ready to bring all the updates ahead of the next Players Champion being crowned.

Tags: Aaron OlechnowiczAlejandro LococoAlexander HerrmannAlexandra BotezAlexandru PapazianAndre AkkariAnte JukicAntonio Ramon MunozArlie ShabanBastian HessBenjamin SpraggBruce BufferChad McVeanChino RheemChris MoneymakerChris MoormanDinesh AltEric AfriatEspen JorstadFernando Pons GarciaFintan HandHugo RodillaKevin RabichowLali TournierLauro ArtmannLex VeldhuisLucas PignayLucas Silva RochaMartin JacobsonMartin ZamaniRamon ColillasRobbi Jade LewRoberto RomanelloRyan RiessSam GraftonScott BlumsteinSergio CoutinhoShaun DeebTony TranXavier Robert Ros

Day 2 Seat Draw Part 2

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
 461Judy WhitlowUSA150,000100
 462Andrew ChenCanada141,50094
 463Xavier RosSpain28,00019
 464Sam GreenwoodCanada148,50099
 465Brian EnglandUSA122,50082
 466Julien PerouseFrance35,50024
 467Alfie PoetraUSA68,50046
 468Luc LafontaineCanada85,50057
 471Roman HrabecCzech Republic65,50044
 472Juan PastorArgentina26,00017
 473Rene LazaroSpain56,50038
 474Rob MizrachiUSA69,00046
 475Julien CasinoFrance62,50042
 476Elio FoxUSA64,50043
 477Rui BouquetPortugal145,00097
 478Elizabeth Bennett-MartinCanada36,00024
 481Lander LijoSpain67,50045
 482Will JaffeUSA30,00020
 483Frederic NormandCanada148,00099
 484Dietrich FastGermany158,000105
 485Cliff JosephyUSA26,00017
 486Kitty KuoTaiwan166,000111
 487Dylan DestefanoUSA227,000151
 488Maximilian LehmanskiGermany124,00083
 491Ludovic GeilichUnited Kingdom224,500150
 492Aurelie ReardFrance68,00045
 493Michael GathyBelgium61,00041
 494Jack SalterUnited Kingdom142,50095
 495Daniel NeilsonAustralia69,00046
 496David MzareulovAzerbaijan25,50017
 497Luis Pinho De FariaPortugal69,50046
 498Aliaksandr ShylkoBelarus94,00063
 501Christoph VogelsangGermany47,50032
 502Christian DresslerGermany103,00069
 503Jose Lopez GonzalezSpain160,500107
 504Hugo CorderoSpain24,50016
 505David GouedardFrance61,00041
 506Joris RuijsNetherlands163,000109
 507Rehman KassamUnited Kingdom50,00033
 508Christoph CsikUSA88,50059
 511Oliver HutchinsUnited Kingdom58,00039
 512Stephen JarrettUSA31,00021
 513Oliver BlancoUnited Kingdom131,50088
 514Dominykas MikolaitisLithuania27,50018
 515Connor RashUSA110,50074
 516Yiannis LiperisCyprus81,50054
 518Nathan ZimnikUSA136,00091
 521Jerome BrionFrance107,00071
 522Jonathan NewmanUSA57,50038
 523Francisco BenitezUruguay167,500112
 524Michael ChiappettaUSA54,00036
 525Tony PortailFrance44,50030
 526Renato MinicuciItaly33,50022
 528Kenny HallaertBelgium124,50083
 531Filipp KhavinUSA17,50012
 532Keven StammenUSA73,50049
 533Gilles SimonNetherlands100,00067
 534Kelvin KerberBrazil65,50044
 535Upeshka DesilvaUSA112,00075
 536Roberto RomanelloUnited Kingdom195,000130
 537Rafael MarcondesBrazil135,00090
 541Giovani GouveiaBrazil67,00045
 542Sirzat HissouGermany25,50017
 543Cristian PassarelloItaly92,00061
 544Rene-Charles AngelilSpain77,00051
 545Miguel PosadasSpain102,50068
 546Pedro Gois NevesPortugal150,000100
 547Derek GibbCanada68,50046
 551Turbo NguyenUSA46,50031
 552Rafael EltzBrazil230,500154
 553Sean WinterUSA233,500156
 554Andre AkkariBrazil67,50045
 556Harpreet GillCanada28,50019
 557Blake BohnUSA82,50055
 558Felix SchneidersGermany59,00039
 561Seth DaviesUSA55,00037
 563Rolanda KelleyUSA159,000106
 564Scott BohlmanUSA23,50016
 565Eugenio PeraltaIreland91,00061
 566Lawrence GreenbergUSA52,70035
 567Eduardo LopesBrazil94,60063
 568Allan MelloBrazil52,50035
 571Ignacio PerezSpain114,00076
 572Adrian ChabbiSpain32,00021
 573Jessica TeuslAustria14,0009
 574Jasper Van LaethemBelgium50,00033
 575Christophe GroultFrance55,50037
 577Morgan AcetoFrance67,50045
 578Ryan LaplanteUSA51,00034
 581Dan SmithUSA103,00069
 583Marc EvanierUSA102,50068
 584Ezequiel WaigelArgentina78,00052
 585Nir CohenUSA69,50046
 586Diogo De Melo CardosoBrazil207,500138
 587Senja FriFinland27,00018
 588Carlos Gurdiel RoblesSpain111,00074
 591Michael FarberUSA49,00033
 592Jeremy AusmusUSA203,000135
 593Eliseo PascualSpain211,500141
 594John OrlowskiUSA85,00057
 595Thomas MuehloeckerAustria142,00095
 596Robert HeidornGermany72,00048
 598Aram OganyanUSA121,00081
 602Taco de GoedeNetherlands52,50035
 603Istvan PilhoferHungary43,00029
 604Florian RobertFrance17,00011
 605Javier Fernandez AlonsoSpain99,00066
 606Ori HassonIsrael70,50047
 607Victor VargasArgentina68,50046
 608Nicholas ImmekusCanada33,50022
 611Javier Sanchez BraseroSpain87,00058
 612Anthony HuUSA41,50028
 614Alexandros KoloniasGreece128,00085
 615Dimitrios BarmpathanasisGreece89,00059
 616Leonard HerrmannAustria60,50040
 617Christoph WalkenhorstGermany17,00011
 618Bartosz JablonskiPoland42,50028
 621Helio NevesBrazil127,50085
 623Colton BlombergUSA74,00049
 624Javier ZarcoSpain171,000114
 625Yuliyan KolevBulgaria60,50040
 626Henry ZouUSA41,00027
 627Ian IversCanada21,00014
 628Aniol AlcarazSpain77,00051
 631Sylvain LoosliFrance87,00058
 632Daniel DvoressCanada119,50080
 633Joep van den BijgaartNetherlands131,50088
 634Calvin LeeUSA23,50016
 635Javier Rodriguez GonzalezSpain76,00051
 636Laurie TournierBrazil58,50039
 638Patrick KennedyUnited Kingdom89,50060
 641Danielle SummerUnited Kingdom30,50020
 642Marius IrimiaRomania150,500100
 644Pedro GusmaoBrazil184,000123
 645Hugo RodillaSpain146,00097
 646Gianluca SperanzaItaly14,50010
 647Daniel DizenzoUSA19,50013
 648John HowlettIreland70,00047
 651Fedor HolzGermany215,500144
 652Radu BuicanRomania68,00045
 653Xavier ZuczkowskiFrance39,00026
 654Xuan LiuCanada107,00071
 655Jeremy JosephUSA47,00031
 656Sami KelopuroFinland127,50085
 657Arthur ConanFrance36,50024
 661Oscar SerranoSpain31,50021
 662William MicalUSA58,00039
 664Tony LinUSA119,50080
 665Santiago NadalSpain50,00033
 666Brandon WilsonUSA127,00085
 667Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom111,50074
 668Kuljinder SidhuUnited Kingdom111,50074
 672Nikolai TulinRussia90,00060
 673Adel NaounFrance71,50048
 674Erik LemarquandCanada185,000123
 675Raul CarrilloSpain127,50085
 676Anton AstapauBelarus127,00085
 677Romain BoussacFrance51,50034
 678Roger TeskaUSA172,000115
 681Timothy AdamsCanada118,50079
 683Michael RoccoUSA179,000119
 684Thomas RiskeCanada98,50066
 685Davidi KitaiBelgium209,500140
 686Alex IrwinUnited Kingdom86,50058
 687Michael AddamoAustralia185,000123
 688Larry BernsteinUSA34,00023
 691Sampson SimmonsUSA60,00040
 693Andrew PorterUSA123,00082
 694Leo BenedettiFrance36,50024
 695Padraig O'NeillIreland90,00060
 696Valeriano ToledanoSpain24,00016
 697Francesc SubiradaSpain159,000106
 698Gonzalo LealSpain79,50053
 701Francisco PicassoPeru7,0005
 702Daniel RezaeiAustria47,50032
 703Cassio Pisapia De AlmeidaBrazil93,00062
 705Sam TrickettUnited Kingdom129,00086
 706Patrick QuinnCanada176,000117
 707Tobias SchwechtGermany29,00019
 708Justin SalibaUSA11,5008
 711Artur MartirosianRussia52,00035
 712Dmitrii BenediktovRussia29,00019
 713Emil HolmstenSweden54,00036
 714Timo SanderGermany82,50055
 716Sorin StefanutiuRomania61,50041
 717Dario SammartinoItaly239,500160
 718Mason HughesUSA72,00048
 721Mats RosenSweden63,00042
 722Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom64,50043
 723Andriy LyubovetskiyUkraine105,00070
 725Noah SchwartzUSA172,000115
 726Francisco GraciaSpain77,00051
 727Christopher PutzGermany98,00065
 728Ilane SasportasFrance48,50032
 731Armin RezaeiAustria28,50019
 732Tony TranChina356,000237
 733Peter MugarUSA39,00026
 734Imad DerwicheFrance25,00017
 735Sacha RymlandFrance63,00042
 736Alex KeatingCanada109,50073
 738Patrick StaceyCanada30,50020
 741Victor LiCanada142,50095
 742Michael JukichUSA57,50038
 743Jerry WongUSA16,00011
 744Aaron OlechnowiczMexico258,000172
 745Eran AydinUSA118,50079
 746Jakob MiegelGermany220,000147
 747Cedric ChanzyFrance25,00017
 751Niclas ThummGermany108,50072
 752Andrii LebedynetsUkraine52,50035
 753Chad McVeanCanada27,50018
 754Scott WilsonCanada56,50038
 755Weiran PuChina120,00080
 756Klemens RoiterAustria97,00065
 758Martin JimenezSpain55,00037
 761Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil15,00010
 762Yannick CardotFrance97,00065
 763Yann BenllochFrance20,50014
 764Ruben CabrerizoSpain58,00039
 766Eric AfriatCanada250,500167
 767Yi NingThailand136,00091
 768Alexandra BotezUSA39,00026
 771David PetersUSA137,50092
 772Georgy PhilippovichRussia173,500116
 773James TolbertSpain117,50078
 774Sergio Fernandez BernalSpain189,500126
 775Josep Galindo LopezSpain65,50044
 776Abel LasobrasSpain96,50064
 777Chris OliverUSA195,000130
 781Adam AdlerUSA110,00073
 783Alexander RochaUSA37,50025
 784Rodrigo SirichukBrazil56,50038
 785Andrew WilsonUnited Kingdom216,000144
 786Sergei BagirovRussia118,00079
 787Dominik NitscheGermany92,50062
 788Ryan FlynnUSA44,50030
 791Jonas JulienNorway35,50024
 792Alessio IsaiaItaly159,500106
 793Giada FangItaly52,50035
 795Lauro ArtmannBrazil61,00041
 796Manig LoeserGermany19,50013
 797Frederic DelvalFrance25,00017
 798Arlie ShabanCanada259,000173
 801Daewoong SongSouth Korea61,00041
 802Adam NealUnited Kingdom101,50068
 803Asher ConniffUSA171,000114
 804Ramon ColillasSpain49,50033
 805Leroy FanIreland93,00062
 806Alexandre VuilleumierSwitzerland76,50051
 807Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus93,50062
 811Pablo BritoBrazil18,50012
 812Adrian MateosSpain28,50019
 813Jose SeverinoPanama31,00021
 814Franco SpitaleArgentina89,50060
 816Justin LibertoUSA197,500132
 817Veronica CanedaSpain80,00053
 818Fabio BonattoBrazil113,00075
 821Cristian VaqueiroSpain43,50029
 822Jesse LonisUSA50,50034
 823Ivan BlanesSpain101,00067
 825James MendozaUSA64,50043
 826Amel HusnicBosnia and Herzegovina167,000111
 827Glen CraigenCanada113,00075
 828Maxime PetitprezFrance59,00039
 831Rui Neves FerreiraBrazil71,50048
 833Roman TimergazinRussia34,50023
 834Adrian Lopez RoblesSpain17,50012
 835Vicente DelgadoSpain237,000158
 836Michael MantheFrance98,00065
 837Matthew HuntUSA73,50049
 838Thiago CremaBrazil104,00069
 841Brian KimUSA93,50062
 842Ben LambUSA53,50036
 843Gregory ArmandFrance36,00024
 845Jason SagleCanada34,00023
 846Florian GauguschAustria65,50044
 847Michell HalversonUSA15,00010
 848Giovani PoppiBrazil74,50050
 851Alexander WurzAustria23,00015
 852Alexander FarahiUSA110,50074
 853Byron KavermanUSA90,00060
 854John KniskaUSA135,50090
 855Miguel TeusSpain54,50036
 856Bastian HessGermany295,000197
 857Chance KornuthUSA116,50078
 861Mehdi ViolleauFrance152,500102
 862Ignacio PueblaSpain118,00079
 863Mauricio Ferreira PaisGermany83,00055
 864Luis FonsecaBrazil49,00033
 865Wahid AshrafUnited Kingdom49,00033
 867Asif WarrisUnited Kingdom32,50022
 868Tauan NavesBrazil183,500122
 871Philipe PizzariBrazil210,500140
 872KC CarlstonUSA107,50072
 874Stefan LehnerAustria67,00045
 875Marcello Del GrossoCanada141,00094
 876Nikhil SegelIndia67,50045
 877Eduardo GarateSpain124,00083
 878Nitis UdornpimUSA146,30098
 881Ana MarquezSpain75,50050
 882Andre MarquesPortugal107,00071
 883Lewis SpencerUnited Kingdom55,00037
 884Colm ChanIreland110,50074
 885Aaron MasseyUSA32,50022
 887Darren RabinowitzUSA126,00084
 888Martin MathisUSA74,50050
 891Kristjan EnnokEstonia73,50049
 892Joel Isla GonzaloSpain50,50034
 893John KrpanCanada60,00040
 894Josh AriehUSA312,500208
 895Espen JoerstadNorway45,50030
 896Ricardo de la RosaSpain130,00087
 897Liviu BulmagaRomania131,50088
 901Jerome MoreauFrance107,50072
 902Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom72,50048
 903Mario NavarroSpain79,50053
 904Mark DomingoSpain44,50030
 905Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland42,00028
 906Adrian Vinuela GarciaSpain77,00051
 907Clemen DengUSA81,50054

Day 2 Seat Draw Part 1

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
 11Antonio HernandezSpain103,50069
 12Diego CuellarPeru146,50098
 13Richard RobinsonUnited Kingdom97,50065
 14Richard AlatiUSA89,50060
 15Dinesh AltSwitzerland73,50049
 16Christopher RobinsonCanada42,00028
 17Paul DewaldUSA55,50037
 18Mauricio SalazarColombia59,00039
 21Stefan HuberSwitzerland80,00053
 22Matthew ThompsonUnited Kingdom33,50022
 23Diego VenturaPeru103,50069
 24Nadya MagnusUSA112,00075
 25Ryan WolfsonUSA40,00027
 26Maria KonnikovaUSA110,00073
 27Chris MoneymakerUSA108,00072
 28Dylan LindeUSA131,00087
 31Jonathan RandUSA68,50046
 32Julien SitbonFrance197,000131
 33Dylan SmithUSA90,50060
 34Francois RobertFrance23,00015
 35Luis Garcia MorenoSpain66,00044
 36Joffrey EsteveFrance77,50052
 37Daniel StancerUnited Kingdom129,00086
 38Kou VangUSA99,50066
 41Jean-Marie BenoitFrance93,00062
 42Anton WiggSweden62,50042
 43Jake SchwartzUSA128,50086
 44Chanracy KhunCanada160,500107
 45Alexandre RaymondCanada38,50026
 46Lucas PignayFrance64,00043
 47Maria HoUSA57,00038
 48Pedro MarquesBrazil111,00074
 51Heiko WarnkeGermany28,00019
 52Petar KalevBulgaria133,00089
 53Alex JimUSA55,50037
 54Michael DonachieUSA14,0009
 55Jamie O'ConnorUnited Kingdom30,00020
 56Mehdi KhorchiFrance36,50024
 57Aram ZobianUSA116,00077
 58Ramon LirianoUSA99,50066
 61Blaz ZerjavSlovenia135,00090
 62Fernando PfeifferBrazil115,50077
 63Maximiliano CastagniniArgentina33,00022
 64Nicolas BetbeseArgentina74,50050
 65Christian RudolphGermany97,50065
 66Carl ShawUnited Kingdom92,50062
 67Ivan DeyraFrance23,50016
 68Richard SeymourUSA119,00079
 71Brunno BotteonBrazil77,00051
 72Nikolay MourzikovCanada105,00070
 73Florian-Dimitrie DutaRomania37,50025
 74Marius KudzmanasLithuania117,00078
 75John JuandaIndonesia89,50060
 76Daniel HerradaSpain44,00029
 77Michael MirallezFrance12,0008
 78Simeon NaydenovBulgaria102,50068
 81Jiachen GongCanada107,50072
 82Roland RokitaAustria82,00055
 83Pierre LewandowskiFrance38,50026
 84Sergii UlitskyiUkraine123,50082
 85Josep Pastor De RamonSpain26,50018
 86Shiva DudaniUSA100,50067
 87Nuno CapuchoBrazil64,00043
 88David StammUSA150,000100
 91Rafael MoraesBrazil44,50030
 92Michael DuekUSA88,50059
 93Krasimir YankovBulgaria177,000118
 94Adria DiazSpain69,00046
 95Mihails MorozovsLatvia34,50023
 96Rodger JohnsonUSA117,50078
 97Daryl InglisCanada70,00047
 98Matt BerkeyUSA170,000113
 101Nikolay BliznakovBulgaria119,50080
 102Gergely BartosHungary47,00031
 103Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom120,00080
 104Paul TedeschiFrance58,00039
 105Carlos AlvaradoUSA85,00057
 106Michael LiangUSA54,50036
 107Mike GaoUSA60,50040
 108Hannes JeschkaGermany49,50033
 111Sebastian HuberAustria57,50038
 112Adi AbugazalUSA120,50080
 113Aaron DuczakCanada95,00063
 114Adrian PankoPoland64,50043
 115Cedric LechevalierFrance52,00035
 116Chris HunichenSA145,50097
 117Matthias AuerAustria97,50065
 118Alejandro HerreraSpain188,000125
 121Cam KieuFrance129,50086
 122David HosigUSA64,50043
 123Kharlin SuedUSA96,50064
 124Ignacio GonzalezSpain73,50049
 125Erik SeidelUSA105,50070
 126Joshua KayUSA116,50078
 127Rayan ChamasCanada136,00091
 128Davide LamorteItaly20,50014
 131Ami BarerCanada109,50073
 132Ronan HousseinFrance54,00036
 133Carlos ChadhaCanada57,50038
 134Santiago PlanteCanada116,00077
 135Dimitar DanchevBulgaria99,00066
 136Quentin Krug-BasseFrance88,50059
 137Robert CowenUnited Kingdom43,00029
 138Elias BechepecheBrazil22,00015
 141Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom356,000237
 142Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom112,50075
 143Richard MilburnUSA51,50034
 144Veleriu PelinschiiMoldova71,50048
 145Cesar Del PinoSpain78,00052
 146Ken CheungCanada71,00047
 147Autumn AndrewsUSA50,50034
 148Adam McIlroyUnited Kingdom55,50037
 151Georgios VrakasGreece130,50087
 152Alex KulevBulgaria188,000125
 153Inaki AguirreSpain82,00055
 154Omri MogaCanada140,00093
 155Porfirio NavarroSpain43,50029
 156Georgi SandevBulgaria61,00041
 157Emanuel FaillaUSA135,50090
 158Yannick SchumacherGermany186,500124
 161Brock WilsonUSA58,50039
 162Imad MoumenFrance206,500138
 163Bruno VolkmannBrazil121,00081
 164Antoine GoutardFrance73,50049
 165Benjamin DieboldUSA82,00055
 166Tom ParsonsUnited Kingdom73,00049
 167Adam HendrixUSA78,50052
 168Rory JenningsUnited Kingdom61,50041
 171Emmanuel BriquetFrance64,50043
 172Phillip NagyUSA86,50058
 173Adam OwenUnited Kingdom52,00035
 174Jokin Cendoya RuizSpain45,50030
 175Julian Pineda LozanoMexico91,50061
 176Ryan RiessUSA40,00027
 177Louis BoutinCanada120,00080
 178Julien PoiteauxFrance21,00014
 181David ShallowUnited Kingdom165,000110
 182Roberto PerezSpain73,00049
 183Alejandro RodriguezSpain155,000103
 184Siarhei ChudapalBelarus20,00013
 185Zevola MarcoArgentina54,00036
 186Yi KlassenUSA25,00017
 187Fabian GumzGermany32,50022
 188Alberto Meran MatiasDominican Republic145,50097
 191Pedro GaragnaniBrazil185,500124
 192Eric WorreUSA142,50095
 193Jason WheelerUSA50,50034
 194Luc GreenwoodCanada41,00027
 195Johannes StraverNetherlands180,000120
 196Edward HislopCanada122,00081
 197Anais AndreFrance115,00077
 198Luca VenturiniItaly57,00038
 201Laszlo BujtasHungary154,500103
 202Norbert SzecsiHungary28,50019
 203Taylor PaurUSA100,50067
 204Miguel CaprilesVenezuela28,50019
 205Mickael NeauFrance18,50012
 206Griffin BengerCanada27,50018
 207Magali BricioFrance73,50049
 208Atanas PavlovBulgaria67,00045
 211Elia AhmadianUSA149,500100
 212Diogo CoelhoPortugal15,50010
 213Valdir CordeiroBrazil8,0005
 214Oscar GironellaSpain57,00038
 215Niko KoopGermany127,00085
 216Sebastien AubeCanada179,500120
 217Christopher DayUnited Kingdom173,000115
 218Punnat PunsriThailand79,00053
 221Clement EloyFrance112,50075
 222Philipp GruissemGermany114,00076
 223Marc RadgenGermany108,50072
 224Haritz Doyharzabal GalarzaSpain21,00014
 225Zsolt VassHungary49,00033
 226Alejandro LococoArgentina204,000136
 227Max MenzelNetherlands151,000101
 228Ameer WakilCanada60,00040
 231Loni HarwoodUSA75,50050
 232Igor KroujalovCanada118,50079
 233Thomas EychenneFrance91,00061
 234Ignacio BenitezSpain40,50027
 235Daniel WilsonIreland16,50011
 236Sergio AidoSpain139,50093
 237Dan ShakUSA27,00018
 238Justin OuimetteCanada154,000103
 241Kevin EysterUSA106,00071
 242Daniela Rodriguez TabaresColombia33,50022
 243Scott BrownUSA73,00049
 244Ryan LengUSA79,50053
 245Mateusz MoolhuizenNetherlands110,50074
 246James RannUnited Kingdom64,50043
 247James LuckeUSA29,50020
 248Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada37,50025
 251Paulo MilaniBrazil57,00038
 252Jose EspinaSpain90,50060
 253Ignacio MolinaSpain160,000107
 254Boris KolevBulgaria67,00045
 255Sandro FernandezSpain131,50088
 256Felipe BoianovskyBrazil189,500126
 257Lucas Silva RochaBrazil324,500216
 258Matas CimbolasLithuania89,00059
 261Ramon LampertSwitzerland28,50019
 262Guillermo SanzSpain27,50018
 263Aivaras BardauskasLithuania26,50018
 264Howard MashUSA56,30038
 265Antoine SaoutFrance159,000106
 266Jason BrownUSA17,50012
 267Enrique MayorSpain63,00042
 268Bastien HazouardFrance94,50063
 271Ignacio HernandezSpain73,50049
 272Robert GreenbergUSA106,50071
 273Martin CarneroUSA70,50047
 274Martin JacobsonSweden110,00073
 275Jorge AlberdiSpain58,50039
 276Alexandre PruneauCanada93,50062
 277Jonathan BorensteinUSA168,500112
 278Esteban MaquillonSpain119,00079
 281Leon SturmGermany152,500102
 282Ema ZajmovicCanada106,00071
 283Georgina JamesUnited Kingdom69,50046
 284Roberto Lanero CarrilloItaly68,50046
 285Miguel MartinezSpain190,500127
 286Amir EpsteinCanada31,00021
 287Rajesh VohraUSA20,00013
 288Pablo SanzSpain81,00054
 291Tommy NguyenCanada219,000146
 292Toby JoyceIreland42,00028
 293Javier GomezSpain63,00042
 294Andrew MorenoUSA118,00079
 295Arturs DaugisLatvia67,50045
 296Oskar PrehmGermany242,000161
 297Daniel CardimBrazil33,00022
 298Romain LewisFrance142,50095
 301Patrick ChambersIreland120,50080
 302Rick BleakleyUnited Kingdom37,50025
 303Elias GutierrezSpain79,00053
 304Reddy PaturUSA54,50036
 305Leo MargetsSpain36,50024
 306Scott BaumsteinUSA66,50044
 307Jodi HurleyIreland33,00022
 308Chris BrewerUSA80,50054
 311Pascal LefrancoisCanada117,50078
 312Steve O'DwyerIreland116,00077
 313Anthony ZinnoUSA65,50044
 314Rafael RomeroSpain184,500123
 315George ChiriacRomania110,00073
 316Brett BaderUSA105,50070
 317Alejandro RoaSpain25,50017
 318Guillermo GordoPoland16,00011
 321Michael JozoffUSA41,50028
 322Pierre-Marie GellonFrance105,50070
 323Iosif-Daniel SpulberUnited Kingdom149,500100
 324Geoffroy De BoissieuFrance58,50039
 325Mario MosboeckAustria64,00043
 326Michael McGeeUnited Kingdom145,00097
 327Lawrence BrandtUSA59,50040
 328Tigran KhuzadianRussia23,50016
 331Andrew BarhamUnited Kingdom94,50063
 332Justin ZakiUSA75,50050
 333Noah BoekenNetherlands206,200137
 334Martin ZamaniUSA287,000191
 335Greg RaymerUSA91,00061
 336Julien BrecardFrance30,50020
 337Fatima Moreira de MeloNetherlands23,00015
 338Nicolas VayssieresFrance86,00057
 341Ignacio MoronSpain208,000139
 342Jose HerreroSpain47,50032
 343Bela TothHungary59,00039
 344Eliot HudonCanada68,00045
 345Sergio Carro MarinSpain151,500101
 346Stefan NemetzAustria70,00047
 347Sasan MehrabianCanada39,00026
 348Joseph NicholasUSA59,50040
 351Manuel FritzAustria34,50023
 352Mike WatsonCanada52,50035
 353Monika ZukowiczAustria84,00056
 354David KayeUSA122,00081
 355Alexander HerrmannGermany122,00081
 356Steven BucknerUSA72,00048
 357Joshua ZucchetCanada14,0009
 358Stephane JoryFrance59,00039
 361Yigit AksoyTurkey175,000117
 362Joao VieiraPortugal137,00091
 363Connor ArmstrongCanada68,50046
 364Chris LeeUSA144,00096
 365Behnam PatrosCanada96,00064
 366Niklas WarlichGermany64,00043
 367Jonathan JaffeUSA43,00029
 368Dan TaiebFrance125,50084
 371Albert NguyenCanada60,50040
 372Danil VasilevRussia45,50030
 373Alejandro GarciaSpain19,00013
 374Jonathan ProudfootUnited Kingdom48,00032
 375Merijn van RooijNetherlands107,50072
 376Landon TiceUSA155,500104
 377Mason PyeUnited Kingdom162,000108
 378Michael GoodmanCanada58,00039
 381Michel DattaniBrazil75,50050
 382Cary KatzUSA60,00040
 383Johan SchumacherBelgium72,00048
 384Fabiano KovalskiBrazil88,50059
 385Joni JouhkimainenFinland119,50080
 386Vivien EtienneFrance84,50056
 387Pol RegasSpain51,50034
 388Romain BonicelFrance36,00024
 391Flavio Santos De OliveiraBrazil42,00028
 392Arnaud MatternFrance46,50031
 393Rafael CarchanoSpain15,50010
 394Shannon ShorrUSA100,00067
 395Sahid AliCanada81,50054
 396Matthew GlassmanUSA40,50027
 397Corentin HousseinFrance32,00021
 398Frank LagodichUSA17,00011
 401Nathaniel SilverUSA76,00051
 402Steve RoedsensFrance22,00015
 403Tom KunzeGermany58,50039
 404Istvan FabianSpain64,50043
 405Karl RobinsonUnited Kingdom84,50056
 406Mustapha KanitItaly207,500138
 407Matthew WantmanUSA12,0008
 408Waldemar NowakPoland24,50016
 411Andrei BogheanRomania128,00085
 412Jennifer ShahadeUSA69,50046
 413Cosme Gomez MartinezSpain90,50060
 414Quentin CoueffeFrance104,00069
 415Fernando Pons GarciaSpain282,500188
 416Johnnie MorenoUSA84,00056
 417Sammy LafleurCanada93,00062
 418Ricardo CaridadePortugal127,50085
 421Adrian AlmagroSpain50,00033
 422Evan SparlingCanada106,00071
 423Orpen KisacikogluTurkey64,50043
 424Charles LehrUSA51,00034
 425Michael WangUSA68,00045
 426Victor Mateu ParrenoSpain119,00079
 427Yamato NakaiJapan59,00039
 428Soraya EstradaSpain57,50038
 431Ben HeathUnited Kingdom40,50027
 432Alban BeyssonFrance60,50040
 433Maxim PanyakRussia95,50064
 434Jonathan BussieresCanada31,50021
 435Adi RajkovicAustria76,50051
 436Robert MarianoUSA96,00064
 437Kalidou SowFrance32,00021
 438Jokin BlancoSpain79,50053
 441Richard BelcastroCanada48,00032
 442Benjamin SpraggUnited Kingdom62,50042
 443Ercan CinalTurkey130,50087
 444Rakesh RamdialUSA101,00067
 445Paulina LoeligerUSA205,000137
 446Matthew AquinoCanada94,00063
 447Jeff GrossUSA29,00019
 448Dennis GolysevGermany65,00043
 451Nacho BarberoArgentina88,50059
 452Jonathan LittleUSA84,00056
 453Karim RebeiAlgeria35,50024
 454Jennifer CarterCanada124,00083
 455Jorge BermejoSpain94,00063
 456Wellington FirminoBrazil99,50066
 457Adrien SzydlowskiFrance58,50039
 458Luigi SerricchioItaly63,50042

Full End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Tony Tran us
Tony Tran
356,000 143,500
Day 1 Chip Leader
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
WSOP 6X Winner
Bastian Hess de
Bastian Hess
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
287,000 23,000
Fernando Pons es
Fernando Pons
282,500 72,500
Arlie Shaban ca
Arlie Shaban
259,000 54,000
Aaron Olechnowicz mx
Aaron Olechnowicz
258,000 71,000
Eric Afriat ca
Eric Afriat
WPT 3X Winner
Oskar Prehm de
Oskar Prehm
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
Vicente Delgado es
Vicente Delgado
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
233,500 39,000
Rafael Eltz br
Rafael Eltz
230,500 230,500
Dylan Destefano us
Dylan Destefano
227,000 227,000
Ludovic Geilich gb
Ludovic Geilich
224,500 24,500
Jakob Miegel de
Jakob Miegel
220,000 220,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
WSOP 1X Winner
Andy Wilson gb
Andy Wilson
216,000 56,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
215,500 67,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Eliseo Pascual es
Eliseo Pascual
211,500 64,700
Philipe Pizzari br
Philipe Pizzari
210,500 210,500
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
209,500 131,000
WSOP 3X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
EPT 1X Winner
Ignacio Moron mx
Ignacio Moron
208,000 208,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
207,500 21,000

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Assorted End of Day Chip Counts

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
356,000 283,800
Day 1 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
312,500 159,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Bastian Hess de
Bastian Hess
295,000 45,000
Eric Afriat ca
Eric Afriat
250,500 30,500
WPT 3X Winner
Oskar Prehm de
Oskar Prehm
242,000 107,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
239,500 127,000
Vicente Delgado es
Vicente Delgado
237,000 62,900
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
219,000 36,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
189,500 -7,500
Michael Addamo au
Michael Addamo
185,000 -25,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
158,000 40,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Rayan Chamas ca
Rayan Chamas
136,000 -5,000
Alexander Herrmann de
Alexander Herrmann
122,000 36,300
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
116,500 -9,500
WSOP 3X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
116,000 71,000
EPT 1X Winner
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
111,500 -17,500
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
110,000 -26,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
105,000 35,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
103,000 -11,000
WSOP 1X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
91,000 9,700
John Juanda id
John Juanda
89,500 89,500
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
EPT 1X Winner
Mauricio Pais de
Mauricio Pais
83,000 -5,600
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
69,000 -3,700
WSOP 4X Winner
WPT 1X Winner
Ramon Colillas es
Ramon Colillas
49,500 -15,500
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
40,500 -24,500
WSOP 1X Winner

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Day 1 of the PSPC Closes

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
PSPC Main event Trophy
PSPC Main event Trophy

Day 1 of the PokerStars Players No Limit Hold'em Championship has come to a close.

The first day of action saw 1,005 entries, with 678 of them surviving the first hurdle. A massive $24,622,500 sits in the prize pool and that can be expected to grow even more as late registration will not close until the start of Level 11, two levels into Day 2.

Day 2 begins on Tuesday, January 31, at 12 p.m.

Full chip counts and recap to follow.

Lococo Doesn't Show on Last Hand

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Alejandro Lococo
Alejandro Lococo

In the last hand of the night, Scott Margereson opened to 3,500 but was then three-bet by Alejandro Lococo to his left.

He was then, in turn, four-bet to 18,000 by Matas Cimbolas to HIS left.

Action folded back around to Lococo who made the call, and the two went heads-up to a flop of {j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}.

Lococo check-called a continuation bet of 8,000 from Cimbolas and went to the {10-Diamonds} turn. The action went check-check and the foes saw the {3-Clubs} on the river.

Lococo led out for a big bet of 60,000, which sent Cimbolas into the tank. After a good while, he finally shook his head and flashed {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} as he sent them into the muck.

"Come on, show me!" Cimbolas pleaded with Lococo, who just smiled as he slid his cards into the middle.

"Nooo, why do you do me like that?" Cimbolas sighed, as the players began the bagging process.

Player Chips Progress
Alejandro Lococo ar
Alejandro Lococo
204,000 204,000
Matas Cimbolas lt
Matas Cimbolas
89,000 89,000
WPT 1X Winner

Tags: Alejandro LococoMatas CimbolasScott Margereson

Peters Raises River

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
David Patrick Peters
David Patrick Peters

There was 35,400 in the pot. David Peters was in the cutoff against Oliver Hutchins in the small blind.

The board read {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} and Hutchins bet 10,000. Peters thought for a while before raising to 47,000. Hutchins rechecked his cards and folded as the chips went to Peters.

Player Chips Progress
David Peters us
David Peters
135,000 26,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Oliver Hutchins gb
Oliver Hutchins
58,200 8,200

Tags: David PetersOliver Hutchins

Glaser Falls on Penultimate Hand

Level 8 : Blinds 600/1,200, 1,200 ante
Benny Glaser
Benny Glaser

Benny Glaser's seat was empty and Aaron Duczak was the player who collected his stack. He quickly recapped the hand to PokerNews.

Action folded to Aaron Duczak in the small blind and he raised to 25,000 to put Benny Glaser all-in from the big blind. Glaser, who had around 17,000, called off his stack

Duczak had {a-}{k-} while Glaser had {a-}{5-}. Both players missed the flop, but both paired their ace on the turn. No five appeared on the river and Glaser's PSPC was over.

Player Chips Progress
Aaron Duczak ca
Aaron Duczak
107,000 49,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
WSOP 5X Winner

Tags: Aaron DuczakBenny Glaser