Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Daniel Smith au
Daniel Smith
au 229,000
Marc Sander
Marc Sander
Barrie Pietersz nl
Barrie Pietersz
nl 97,900
Jason Helder us
Jason Helder
us 92,300
Gianluca Speranza it
Gianluca Speranza
it 92,100
Tommie Janssen nl
Tommie Janssen
nl 92,000
James Moutsatsos us
James Moutsatsos
us 91,200
Thien Nguyen
Thien Nguyen
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 82,600
Christopher Kolla
Christopher Kolla
Theodore Barrie
Theodore Barrie
Mark Newhouse us
Mark Newhouse
us 81,400
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
us 77,000
David Singer us
David Singer
us 76,700
Bryan Porter
Bryan Porter
Paul Lee us
Paul Lee
us 74,700
Reginald Roberts us
Reginald Roberts
us 74,200
Balazs Botond hu
Balazs Botond
hu 73,000
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 70,400
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 70,100
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy
Fabrizio Gonzalez
uy 69,160
Court Harrington
Court Harrington
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 68,500
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 66,400

Day 1 - Done

Marc Sander
Marc Sander

In eight short levels we have whittled our field down from 1,941 to less than 600.

The number on the board said 585 as the last three hands of the night were announced, so we will probably have ended up with just a few under that. Impressive stuff, but remember, the plan is to play down to a final table tomorrow, and with only 198 places paying out at all, we are looking at this tournament possibly even going to four days.

Our chip leader heading into Day 2 looks to be Marc Sander, on around 100,000. Plenty of big names are still in the field as well - Victor Ramdin, Dan Heimiller and Matt Hawrilenko are just a few of the folks still in with a shot at this, the last bracelet event before the Main Event. Among the folks who didn't make it were Daniel Negreanu, Roland de Wolfe and Joe Hachem.

We'll be back here at 3pm PT tomorrow when we will be starting out on the long road down to a final table. Join us back here then.

Three More Hands


We've got three more hands to go before play is concluded for the evening.

Flying Brosolo


We found Yann Brosolo checking the river of a {6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} board, a good few chips in the middle of the table. His opponent checked behind, and Brosolo flipped {a-}{10-}. HIs opponent couldn't beat it and mucked, and Brosolo moved up to 40,000.

Tags: Yann Brosolo

Harrington Looks to be Leading


Court Harrington just lost a pot with about 30,000 in the middle preflop when he folded to his opponent's 10,000 chip bet on a {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop. Despite the loss, with 72,000 chips, Harrington looks to be the chip leader over in the Amazon Room.

Tags: Court Harrington

Turn of the Tide


We arrived just in time to see an all-in player turn over {k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Jon Turner flip a dominating {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}. Another plyer at the confessed that he had folded pocket nines.

"You folded two of my nines?" said the all-in player. "Thanks for telling me that, man."

Board: {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}

Tags: Jon Turner

Heimiller Making Comeback


Not too long ago Dan Heimiller was down to about 12,000 chips. On a recent trip to his table we saw him with 37,100. Of course, we didn't catch the hands in which he accumulated them, but we are certain it happened.

Tags: Dan Heimiller

Hawrilenko Aiming High


Matt Hawrilenko is looking to finish the day on a high note. We walked over to his table just in time to see him arranging a new stack of chips after his {10-}{10-} bested an all-in opponent's {a-}{j-}. He's now up to about 37,000 chips.

Tags: Matt Hawrilenko

O'Connell Gets Lucky


We're not sure whether the chips went in on the flop or before it, but either way come the river Kevin O'Connell was up to 30,000 and his opponent was storming off in disgust.

O'Connell: {a-Spades}{8-Spades}
Busted opponent: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

Board: {2-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Tags: Kevin O'Connell