Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1b Completed

Official Day 1B Chip Counts (full)

James Danielson
James Danielson
Filippo Candio it
Filippo Candio
it 167,300 167,300
Robert Miller us
Robert Miller
us 155,225 155,225
Jason DeWitt us
Jason DeWitt
us 149,950 149,950
Balazs Botond hu
Balazs Botond
hu 147,500
Filip Verboven be
Filip Verboven
be 146,595
Jacob Petersen
Jacob Petersen
143,625 143,625
Gabriel Walls
Gabriel Walls
Kyle Brossia
Kyle Brossia
Alex Michaels
Alex Michaels
Chad Lauderback
Chad Lauderback
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
ru 131,800 131,800
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
us 128,828
Alex  Bonnin
Alex Bonnin
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 127,000 127,000
Jay Shumsey
Jay Shumsey
Antoine Berube
Antoine Berube
125,150 125,150
Sam Haddad
Sam Haddad
123,750 123,750
Hien Nguyen us
Hien Nguyen
us 121,025 121,025
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
us 120,850 120,850
Arturo Pierantoni
Arturo Pierantoni
Dennis Ethier
Dennis Ethier
Jon Van Fleet us
Jon Van Fleet
us 116,300
Pablo Ubierna es
Pablo Ubierna
es 115,500 115,500
Martin Hansen
Martin Hansen

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Day 1b is Dead, Long Live Day 1b!


It was nearly twelve hours ago that players began to file into the Amazon Room and Pavilion to kick off the second Day 1 of the 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event. After four and a half levels of play, those lucky enough to still have chips in front of them are bagging them up and heading home for the night.

We started the day with 1,489 players. That's nearly 400 more than we had for yesterday's Day 1a. Not only was the entire Amazon room occupied by Main Event entrants, but there were another 450 players who started their day off in the Pavilion. Of those who started out today, it appears that just over 1,000 have been fortunate enough to make it through the day.

As was to be expected, it was another day full of appearances by high-profile players. Those who had their Main Event dreams cut short include Ivan Demidov, Joe Sebok, Erick Lindgren, Justin Bonomo, Bertrand Grospellier, Liv Boeree, Jamie Gold and Arnaud Mattern.

On a more positive note, we have plenty of players gearing up for Day 2. Our chip leader for the day appears to be James Danielson who will kick off his Day 2 with an impressive 201,050 chips. Trailing not far behind are Filippo Candio (167300), Robert Miller (155,225) and Jason DeWitt (149,850).

Some of the fortunate few to break the 100,000-chip mark include Alex Kostritsyn (106,000), Florian Langmann (100,000) and Kido Pham (114,000).

Other notables we can expect to see when they return on Day 2b include Gavin Griffin (97,200), Dan Kelly (74,000), Brandon Cantu (72,000), Johnny Lodden (62,500), Phil Laak (58,000), Jon Turner (63,825), Dan Harrington (45,000), George Lind (11,975), Gavin Smith (40,000) and on it goes...

Completing Day 1 is a goal for many in and of itself. It is, however, just the first necessary step on a long journey down the road to our final table in November. Join us tomorrow for our coverage of Day 1c and stick with us through to the conclusion of poker's grandest tournament!

Buchanan Busto


Shawn Buchanan check-called 3,000 on the {5-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop and check-called another 5,100 on the {4-Spades} turn with just 2,200 behind. Come the {6-Spades} he checked again and then called all in to a 5,000 bet from his opponent.

"Nines," announced his opponent, but as he tabled {j-Spades}{10-Spades} we assumed that he was guessing what Buchanan had. Whatever cards Buchanan was holding we shall never know, as he merely mucked and headed for the door.

Tags: Shawn Buchanan

Clocking Out Early


On Table 295, it's become apparent that someone is ready to go home. The dealer went through the riffle-riffle-box-riffle routine, and he cut the deck and pulled in the 50 ante from each player. He then burned a card and dealt the flop... before dealing hole cards to the players. Everyone at the table got a good chuckle, and the dealer pulled the flop back and tried it again.

The players aren't the only ones anxious to get out of here tonight.

DeWitt Delivers the Hit to Pacifici


Nick Mitchell started off this hand by raisied to 925 from early position. Newly crowned bracelet winner Jason DeWitt reraised to 2,600 from the next seat over. Jared Pacifici four-bet to 5,200 from the small blind and that knocked the big blind and Mitchell out of the way. Action fell back on DeWitt and he five-bet to 10,600. After tanking for a minute, Pacifici made the call.

The flop came down {K-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and both players checked. The turn added the {J-Clubs} to the board and both players checked again, making for a rather uneventful pot after there was plenty of preflop action.

The river completed the board with the {4-Clubs} and Pacifici checked. DeWitt wasn't about to check again and fired a bet worth 12,500. Pacifici mucked his hand and DeWitt took the pot to move to 121,000 in chips.

Tags: Jared PacificiJason DeWitt

Take Five!


The clock has been paused at that magical ten-minute mark. We'll play five more hands at each table, and then those that have been lucky enough to survive Day 1 of the Main Event will bag and tag their chips for the overnight soak.

The Mysterious Box


In the far corner of the room there's a man in a wheelchair who's playing with a mysterious miniature chest on the felt. Whenever he receives a card, he slides the card up a ramp and inserts the top half into a slit in the chest. I watched on blankly but simply couldn't work out the function of the box. I even asked two tournament directors, and neither could shine any light on the issue. Answers on a post card please.