Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Official Day 1 Winners
|Andrew St Jean||45,000|
With two day ones, two day twos, an unofficial final table and a heads up match, June 9th is shaping up to be another exciting day at the 2011 WSOP.
On most Day 1’s at the WSOP, the goal is to survive the first day in hopes that you will either limp your way into the money on Day 2 or build up a giant chip stack and go for the bracelet. But today, the goal was to simply beat everyone at your table, as 1440 players were all spread out at 9 person tables essentially playing a sit-n-go. For the 160 players that remain, they have all guaranteed themselves a payday of $4,998, but all of them have their eyes on that first place prize of $369,371.
Some of the players that were knocked out early in the day were Greg Mueller, Tom Dwan, Barry Greenstein, Justin Bonomo, David Williams, defending champion Steven Kelly, and Eli Elezra, amongst several others. Some players who made it to their heads up battle but fell short included Humberto Brenes, Matt Jarvis, Daniel Alaei, Erick Lindgren, Allen Cunningham, David Benyamine, and Sam Simon, who lost in the second to last match of the night.
Despite all of those big names dropping out, we still have a ton of top pros who managed to win their tabled. Daniel Negreanu heads the list, but he will be joined by an impressive list of players, including Nam Le, Lex Veldhuis, Josh Brikis, Victor Ramdin, Frank Kassela, Scott Seiver, Eric Baldwin, Greg Raymer, Filippo Candio, Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier, and several more.
It sure looks like we will have an exciting day tomorrow. There will be 16 ten-handed tables, with 2nd-10th place at every table getting $4,998. The 16 winners will be guaranteed a payday of $13,238, and will come back on day 3 and play down to a winner. Play will begin at 2:30 local time, so make sure to tune in to Pokernews for all of the updates tomorrow.
The last match of the night has finally come to an end after hours of heads up play. Mark Weil is the final winner, and he finished off his opponent just a few minutes ago. The critical hand occured when Weil trapped his opponent by limping with then calling when his opponent shoved with . The board ran out . Weil dodged the flush draw and crippled his opponent. On the next hand, Weil and his opponent got all of the money in preflop.
The board ran out , and Weil won the pot and the table to advance to tomorrow!
Around eight hours after the first table finished, we're finally done with Day 1 of the Shootout.
Details to follow.
In the last hour, Sam Simon had his opponent, Micahel Capener, drawing slim going into the river three times, and all three times, Capener got there. On the last hand of the night, the two players got the money in on a flop of . Simon had flopped top pair with but was drawing dead against Capener, who showed . The meaningless turn and river came the and , and Simon was eliminated in the second to last match of the night.
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As benefitting a regular pattern. Sam Simon grinds his opponent down, gets his money in ahead and then loses on the river. Latest example below:
Simon thought he had finally won but the big blind's rivered flush means this match continues.
Sam Simon has been by far the more aggressive player at his table, yet he can't seem to finish off the match as his opponent has gotten lucky on more then one all in hand. On the other table, the shorter stack just doubled up after the two players got it all in. The short stack had and it held against his opponents as the board ran out .