Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem
Event 34 - $3,000 Limit Holdem
Day 1 Completed

That's a Wrap

Day 1 action is officially complete. Of the 296 players who started the day, only 110 survived and will returned tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. PDT tomorrow afternoon.

At the top of the heap is Alexander Borteh with 55,500 chips, followed closely by Greg "FBT" Mueller, who, with 54,000 chips, has posted another impressive Day 1 finish.

Join us tomorrow for our continued coverage of Event 34 as we play down to a final table.


"The Dragon" Loses to a Runner-Runner Flush

David "The Dragon" Pham just lost a big hand to a runner-runner flush on a dangerous board reading {10-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Clubs}.

Pham either bet or raised on every street and was visibly upset when his opponent turned over the {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} for a King-high flush.

Pham dropped to 17,000 on the hand.

Annie's Aces Hold

Alex Kravchenko raised from middle position and was reraised by Annie Duke from late position; Kravchenko called.

The flop came {2-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and Kravchenko checked to Duke who bet out. Kravchenko opted to check-raise Duke and Annie just called.

The turn brought the {K-Diamonds} and the action went check, bet, call. When the {3-Hearts} fell on the river, the action stayed the same -- Kravchenko checked, Duke bet and Kravchenko called.

At the showdown, Annie flipped over {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and Alex mucked his hand. Annie now has almost 20,000 chips.

Tags: Alex KravchenkoAnnie Duke

147 Players Remaining

There are currently 147 players remaining on 15 tables. The average chip stack is $12,081.

Play will continue until 3:00 p.m. local time.

Dutch Boyd Eliminated

Dutch raised from middle position with {K-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and was called by only the big blind. The flop came {8-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} and Dutch's opponent bet out, which was enough to put Dutch all-in. Pot committed, Dutch called and his opponent showed {A-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for top pair, top kicker.

The turn and river came {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}, and Dutch was eliminated from the tournament.

Tags: Dutch Boyd

Greg Mueller Owns Day 1 at the WSOP

Greg "FBT" Mueller just took down a huge pot against Annie Duke, hitting a set of 9's on the flop against her pocket Jacks. The hand took Mueller past the 35K mark, making him the chip leader for the moment.

We noticed that Greg's name has been at the top of the leaderboard quite a number of times throughout this year's WSOP going into Day 2, so we asked Greg for a number. He told us this would be his 4th tournament as the Day 1 chip leader going into Day 2 -- impressive, considering the big fields we've seen this year.

Greg is fast approaching 40,000 chips and there's a very good possibility he'll be on top at 3:00 a.m., when we close up shop for the evening.

Tags: Greg Mueller


Recent Eliminations

Joe Sebok, David Plastik, J.C. Alvarado, Mickey Appleman, and Ted Lawson have all been eliminated from the tournament.

Tags: Joe Sebok