$1,700 Main Event
$1,700 Main Event
Day 1b Completed

Trung Pham Bags Overall Lead on Day 1b of WSOPC Rio Main Event

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Trung Pham
Trung Pham

The second flight of the $1,700 Main Event here at the Rio All Suites Hotel and Casino has come to an end after 15 levels of play and just 89 bagged of the 457 entries that were accumulated during the final flight.

Finding the largest stack of the night, and the overall lead is Trung Pham who bagged an outstanding 485,000. Pham started his stack climb slowly during the middle of the day and then rapidly in the later stages, catapulting to the top during the last level of the night. Following close behind Pham on the leader board is Kevin Calenzo who managed to put 452,000 into his bag by night's end. Rounding out the top five are Paul Murphy (442,000), Martin Zamani (429,500), and Kathy Liebert (385,500).

Some other stacks on the larger side of things to emerge from Day 1b are Bryan Piccioli (348,500), Ryan Olisar (318,000), Jeffrey Lutes (288,500), Katie Lindsay (283,000), Justin Sharpe (263,5000), and Hieu Dang (254,000).

A star-studded field showed up for the final flight of this event and not all could find a bag but some that did include three-time bracelet winner David Pham (238,500), Jeremy Ausmus (203,500), Will Givens (177,000), Tim Reilly (162,000), Sorel Mizzi (152,500), Anthony Zinno (114,500), Eli Elezra (110,000), and Eric Baldwin (91,000).

The first flight of this event saw 290 entry slips sold with 57 surviving at the end of the night and Day 1b had a total of 457 entries with 89 finding a bag. Bringing the total to 747 for the event with 146 players set to return for Day 2 tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time. A total of 113 will be finding a cash and the prize pool will be announced tomorrow before the second day begins.

Top 10 Stacks Headed Into Day 2

PositionPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Trung Pham485,000121
2Kevin Calenzo452,000113
3Paul Murphy442,000111
4Martin Zamani429,500107
5Michael Stein387,00097
6Kathy Liebert385,50096
7Leo Worthington-Leese354,00089
8Bryan Piccioli348,50087
9Ryan Olisar318,00080
10Kevin MacPhee301,00075

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action throughout the remainder of this event, so tune in tomorrow as the second day of this event gets underway at 1 p.m. local time.

Tags: Trung Pham

Day 2 Seat Chart

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
12Andy Rose100,50025
13Gregory Hughes92,00023
14Jim Agarte83,50021
15Matas Cimbolas121,10030
16Sorel Mizzi152,50038
16Ali Imsirovic125,50031
17Ryan Olisar318,00080
18Adam Hendrix117,50029
19Mark Ioli108,50027
21Shannon Shorr80,50020
22Diosdado Bisco76,00019
23Phong Nguyen115,50029
24Alex Rocha70,00018
24Nick Riali106,50027
25Jesse Cohen54,00014
27Jordan Cristos118,50030
28Adekunle Otonoh268,50067
29Michael Stein387,00097
32Guy Cannon90,00023
33Jonathan Wany97,50024
34Ken Eini Len221,00055
35Jakob Zigulis51,00013
36Brad Coultas135,00034
37Karapet Galstyan237,50059
38Anthony Silano222,00056
39Steven Westberg124,50031
41Trung Pham485,000121
42Larry WellsN/AN/A
43David Levi80,00020
44Viacheslav Fertisov75,50019
45Tai Nguyen165,00041
46Peter Vitantonio225,50056
47Asher Conniff145,00036
48David Pham238,50060
49John Gorsuch121,50030
51Matthew LearyN/AN/A
52Jeff Zigulis123,00031
53James Duke227,50057
54David Pote130,50033
55Aaron Massey106,00027
56Michael Pearson199,00050
57Simon Deadman110,00028
58Joseph Spanne66,00017
59Sam Cosby86,50022
61Craig Mason74,50019
62Ian Steinman91,00023
63Eric Baldwin91,00023
64Pablo Rios71,00018
65Faisal Siddiqui125,50031
66Matthew Cosentino124,50031
67Cody Wiegmann124,00031
68Robert Peacock34,0009
69David Powers107,00027
71Kevin Calenzo452,000113
72Andrew Wall249,50062
73Tzu Shong Huang55,50014
74Noam Muallem235,50059
75Joseph Marchal123,00031
77Brock Wilson116,00029
78Gabriel Amolroude297,00074
79Stanley Lee60,00015
81Manuel Labandeira59,00015
82Bob Shaw79,00020
83James Fricker133,50033
84Toko Luu60,00015
85Pierie McKellar215,00054
86Jeremy Pekarek66,50017
87James Carroll131,00033
88Martin Stausholm124,00031
89Anthony Farrell207,00052
92Richard Schneiderman89,50022
93Louis Salter126,00032
94Shawn Rice236,50059
95Rick Biever208,00052
96Hieu Dang254,00064
97Michael Rossitto129,00032
98Patrick Truong164,00041
99Craig Varnell211,00053
101Will Givens177,00044
102Louis Francoeur207,50052
103Justin Sharpe263,50066
104Paul Murphy442,000111
105Michelle MaynardN/AN/A
106Longsheng Tan72,00018
107Matthew Wang73,50018
108Bradley Hinson268,50067
109Michael Trivett139,50035
111Kim Lowell252,00063
113Yung Hwang164,50041
114Scott Epstein98,50025
115Jeffrey Tanouye134,50034
116Zachary Donovan105,50026
117Brandon Eisen85,00021
118Brian Hansen90,50023
119Kevin MacPhee301,00075
121Brett Shaffer180,00045
122Ramin Kaikhah50,50013
123Paul Balzano77,00019
124Jeffrey Lutes288,50072
124Bobby Poe159,50040
125Todd Wright119,50030
127Mitch Garshofsky165,00041
129Mike Zulker77,50019
131Derek Duclos92,50023
132John Walker58,50015
133Ray Medlin150,50038
134Shawn Daniels229,00057
135Stephen Song119,50030
136Aram Amirvan170,50043
138Nick Jivkov73,50018
139Anthony Zinno114,50029
141David Larson73,50018
142Bryan Piccioli348,50087
143Patrick Ronan175,00044
144Malki Yaron Zeev140,50035
145Javier Zarco150,00038
146Michael Gonzalez143,00036
147KC Panwani209,50052
148Z Stein45,00011
149William Donovan106,50027
151Faraz Jaka131,00033
152Martin Zamani429,500107
153Kathy Liebert385,50096
154John Holsonback130,00033
155Leo Worthington-Leese354,00089
156Everett Carlton54,50014
157Eli Elzera110,00028
158Andy Seth233,00058
159Bobby Sanoubane95,00024
161Thomas Winters95,00024
162Liutauras Armanavicius180,50045
163Eric Lowman73,50018
164Matthew Camp92,50023
165Jeannette Mendez71,50018
166Katie Lindsay283,00071
168Aram Zobian284,50071
169Hesam Alagha83,00021
172Bangalore Subbarao195,00049
173Jared Jaffee118,50030
174Justin Zaki128,00032
175Jeremy Ausmus203,50051
176Henry McArdle164,00041
177Ronald Keren112,00028
178Tim Reilly162,00041
179Ben Palmer134,00034

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Trung Pham us
Trung Pham
us 485,000 485,000
Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 452,000 452,000
Paul Murphy US
Paul Murphy
US 442,000 102,000
Martin Zamani us
Martin Zamani
us 429,500 270,500
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us 385,500 250,500
Bryan Piccioli us
Bryan Piccioli
us 348,500 58,500
Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 318,000 -22,000
Jeffrey Lutes us
Jeffrey Lutes
us 288,500 288,500
Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 283,000 78,000
Adekunle Olonoh us
Adekunle Olonoh
us 268,500 268,500
Justin Sharpe us
Justin Sharpe
us 263,500
Hieu Dang us
Hieu Dang
us 254,000 254,000
Andrew Wall us
Andrew Wall
us 249,500 191,500
David Pham us
David Pham
us 238,500 10,000
Noam Muallem il
Noam Muallem
il 235,500
Andy Seth us
Andy Seth
us 233,000 233,000
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 229,000 229,000
James Duke us
James Duke
us 227,500 227,500
Ken Eini Len US
Ken Eini Len
US 221,000 221,000
Pierie McKellar US
Pierie McKellar
US 215,000 215,000
KC Panwani US
KC Panwani
US 209,500 209,500
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 203,500 203,500
Bangalore Subbarao us
Bangalore Subbarao
us 195,000 195,000
Liutauras Armanavicius lt
Liutauras Armanavicius
lt 180,500 180,500
Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 177,000 104,000

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Pham Scores a Double Through Massey

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
David Pham
David Pham

Aaron Massey opened from the button to 8,500, David Pham three-bet from the big blind and Massey jammed his stack into the middle. Pham called for his 112,500 and was the player at risk.

David Pham: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Aaron Massey: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board came down {q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts} and Pham's set of ladies scooped the pot, doubling through Massey late in the day.

David Pham us
David Pham
us 228,500 181,500
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
us 55,000 -115,000

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Olisar Collects with Rockets

MartianNews • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante
Ryan Olisar
Ryan Olisar

Jordan Cristos opened to 9,000 and two players called. Ryan Olisar raised to 30,000 and all his opponents except one. That player shoved their stack into the middle for more than enough to cover Olisar who snap-called for his 155,500 stack.

Ryan Olisar: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Opponent: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Spades}{4-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{3-Spades}{q-Clubs} and Olisar's aces held on for the pot, doubling late in the day.

Ryan Olisar us
Ryan Olisar
us 340,000 184,000

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Lindsay Forces Song Out

jeffmcmillan • Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 3,000 ante

Action was picked up on the turn with the board reading {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{3-Spades}{j-Spades}. Katie Lindsay made a bet of 22,000 into a pot that was about 35,000.

Stephen Song was thinking it over for a bit before he eventually threw his cards into the muck.

Lindsay told him to chose one card of hers to reveal, which he did turning over the {3-Hearts}.

Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us 205,000 35,000
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
us 90,000 -25,000

Tags: Katie LindsayStephen Song