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Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em
Event 33 - $10,000 World Championship Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Concludes; Back at 2pm

Given that we're playing limit, this has been a surprisingly fast-paced Day 1. We saw our first exit within the first two hours of play, and the exits came thick and fast as the day progressed.

Like every World Championship event, we saw more than our fair share of big names, and among those who bit the dust on Day 1 were Phils Hellmuth and Ivey, reigning champion Rob Hollink, Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow and Liz Lieu.

Day 2 looks to be a very interesting one, with Bill Chen, Annie Duke, Brunsons Sr and Jr and Jennifer Harman all still in the running. Mark Klecan leads the field on 115,000 with Josh Arieh, Shaun Deeb, Greg Mueller and Mark Teltscher all not far behind.

Join us tomorrow from 2pm when we'll be playing right down to the final table.

Last Four Hands

The clock has been stopped, and our 116 runners have exactly four hands to do or die in tonight's play.

Dario Can't Run Airball Past Elezra

Eli Elezra
Eli Elezra
When Eli Elezra and Dario Minieri play a pot together, you make sure you stay and watch because you know there's about to be some action.

They didn't let us down in a recent hand with Elezra opening the action with a raise before Minieri three-bet. Elezra called and they saw a flop of {6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Elezra checked, Minieri bet, Elezra raised, Minieri reraised and Elezra called.

The turn was the {5-Spades} and produced a more civilized check, bet, call, again with Minieri as the aggressor.

The hyper-aggression kicked in on the {A-Clubs} river. Elezra led with a bet, before Minieri put in another raise. Elezra then made yet another raise, and incredibly Minieri was on an air-ball as he folded for just one more bet.

Elezra claimed he held {A-?}{8-?} as he raked in the pot to move up to 68,000 with Minieri slipping to 38,000 late in the evening.

Tags: Dario MinieriEli Elezra

What Would Jesus Do?

Well, Chris Ferguson at least, faced with impending tournament doom, is taking it pretty lightly. He's currently sat back in his chair behind his teeny tiny 10,000 stack, playing Minesweeper on his phone. Good man.

Tags: Chris Ferguson

Geller Trips Opponent

Maya Geller
Maya Geller
Maya Geller is now up to 30,000 chips after a hand which was checked to the turn developed nicely for her. Geller called a bet on the turn before the river presented a board of {7-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}.

Again Geller just check-called, but her {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} was well in front to take down the pot with trip fours.

Tags: Maya Geller

Shak Flies American Airlines

Dan Shak is having a nice end to a long day. He just took down a nice pot after firing barrels on every street on a board of {6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}. His opponent folded on the river but Shak was happy to flash the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}.

Shak is approaching the 50,000 chip mark and looking good for a day two berth.

Tags: Dan Shak

Pescatori Busts; Ferguson Hanging On

It's rare in a limit game that two players would be all in preflop in the same hand, but that's what happened to Max Pescatori and Chris Ferguson who were both on life support as they went up against Mark Teltscher.

Teltscher: {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Pescatori: {A-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Ferguson: {K-Spades}{9-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and the nine on the river was the end for Pescatori as Ferguson took the pot to survive a little longer.

Tags: Chris FergusonMark TeltscherMax Pescatori