Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew

Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Douglas Lang
Douglas Lang
119,700
Justin Sloan
Justin Sloan
99,400
Victor Shuchleis
Victor Shuchleis
97,200
Sybe Smit nl
Sybe Smit
nl 94,800
Stephen Kats
Stephen Kats
92,400
Markus Herbel
Markus Herbel
89,400
James Schaaf us
James Schaaf
us 85,700
Thomas Conway us
Thomas Conway
us 83,100
Jeffrey Gibralter
Jeffrey Gibralter
82,600
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
us 76,600
Alain Confino
Alain Confino
76,600
Kyle Weir us
Kyle Weir
us 76,400
Maximilian Lehmanski de
Maximilian Lehmanski
de 74,300
Lex Veldhuis nl
Lex Veldhuis
nl 73,000
Brett Shaffer us
Brett Shaffer
us 72,500
Brandan Zaucha
Brandan Zaucha
71,700
Mihai Manole ro
Mihai Manole
ro 71,600
Blake Barousse us
Blake Barousse
us 70,800
James Oh
James Oh
67,400
Ryan Kosecki
Ryan Kosecki
65,500
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 65,400
Austin Held
Austin Held
65,100
Liam Stuart
Liam Stuart
64,100
Michael Clark
Michael Clark
61,100
Joshua Field us
Joshua Field
us 59,900

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Doug Lang Is Chip Leader At End Of Day 1

BenLudlow • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis is near the top of our chip counts with 73,000
Team PokerStars Pro Lex Veldhuis is near the top of our chip counts with 73,000

The Rio was filled to the brim with players for today's Day 1 of the most recent $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. What started with 3,175 is now only 342 and at the end of Day 1 we are only 20 players from the money. Our chip leader (and as far as we can tell the only player over 100,000 chips) is Doug Lang with 119,700. Justin Sloan also came close to the 100,000 mark with 99,400. The story of the day however has to be PokerStars Team Pro Lex Veldhuis who was down to only 800 chips early on but ended Day 1 with 73,000 and near the top of our counts.

Other notables making it to Day 2 are Amnon Filippi (65,400), Yuval Bronshtein (52,400), John Phan (42,700), Jason Somerville (36,500), Scott Montgomery (32,500), Tim West (26,000), Taylor Paur (25,000), Shaun Deeb (24,000) and Gavin Smith (9,000).

Notables who didn't make it to Day 2 include, Matt Jarvis, Randall Flowers, Galen Hall, Joe Cada, Faraz Jaka, Jeff Sarwer, Antonio Esfandiari, Josh Brikis, Scotty Nguyen, Justin Young, Jeff Madsen, Liv Boeree, Eric Baldwin and many others.

Like we said, we are only 20 players from the money, so we can assume it will be an intense start to Day 2. But when the money bubble bursts we should see players being eliminated like wildfire. While we certainly won't make it to a final table tomorrow, we should see some real chip leaders emerge as the field thins and the bracelet becomes a real possibility. We restart tomorrow at 2:30 PM PST in the Amazon Room. See you there.

Final Counts

[user75311]

Here are some numbers right off the bags as people packed up their chips for Day 2.

119,700 34,700
Justin Sloan
Justin Sloan
99,400 12,400
73,000
Brett Shaffer us
Brett Shaffer
us 72,500 500
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 65,400 20,400
Austin Held
Austin Held
65,100
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 52,400 11,400
Cherish Andrews us
Cherish Andrews
us 50,200 200
John Phan us
John Phan
us 42,700 17,700
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 36,500 500
Scott Montgomery ca
Scott Montgomery
ca 32,500 -4,500
Dylan Wilkerson us
Dylan Wilkerson
us 31,900 2,400
Tim West us
Tim West
us 26,000 4,500
24,000 -19,000
Tom McEvoy us
Tom McEvoy
us 19,700 5,700
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
us 9,300 -1,700

Three More

[user75311] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament director just announced that we will be playing three more hands before bagging up for Day 2. With the board reading 361 for remaining players we will likely get right up to the money bubble without hitting it.

Somerville Makes Hero Call

BenLudlow

Jason Somerville raised it up to 1,600 preflop and got called by the big blind.

The flop came down {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Spades} The big blind checked, Somerville bet 1,800 and he got a call.

The turn was the {10-Spades} and both players checked.

The river was the {K-Clubs} and the big blind fired out 2,600 and Somerville called him down with only a pair of tens showing {10-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} It was good and he had the {A-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} of the big blind beat. Somerville up to 36,000 after the sick call on the river.

Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
us 36,000 2,000

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Lex Continues To Climb

BenLudlow

Lex Veldhius raised it to 1,600 from the cutoff and got a call from the big blind.

The flop came down {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}{J-Spades} The big blind checked, Lex bet 2,100 and the big blind called.

The turn was the {K-Spades} and the big blind checked again. Lex bet 4,800 and again got a call.

The river was the {7-Spades} and both players checked. Lex showed {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} to beat out the {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} of the big blind and take down the pot. He is one of our biggest stacks with over 70,000.

Lex Veldhius
Lex Veldhius
73,000 4,000

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Bronshtein Gets There

[user75311] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

It folded around to Yuval Bronshtein in the small blind who completed the bet before the big blind raised to 2,100. Bronshtein re-raised enough to force the big blind all in and he called.

Bronshtein was far behind the {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades} of his opponent with just {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}. He would have to wait all the way to the river on a {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} board to get there but that is all that matters. With the pot, he now has a 41,000 stack as we near the end of Day 1.

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After the Count, Shaffer Gets a Notch

[user75311] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Brett Shaffer raised to 2,200 in middle position and the player on his left three-bet to 4,900. It folded back to Shaffer who thought for about a minute before moving all in. His opponent wasted no time in calling and the hands were turned face up.

Shaffer: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

The board ran out {3-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Shaffer's King's held. The two chip stacks were nearly identical but Shaffer's 33,000 edged out the 32,000 and change of his opponent and Shaffer earns a 72,000 stack and a notch on his belt.

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