Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)


Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Doug Booth
Doug Booth
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
us 72,500
Ebrahim Mourshaki
Ebrahim Mourshaki
Nikolay Evdakov ru
Nikolay Evdakov
ru 57,725
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 43,700 21,700
Hooman Nikzad
Hooman Nikzad
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 40,025
Ivan Freitez ve
Ivan Freitez
ve 39,600
Gregory Dyer us
Gregory Dyer
us 39,250
Sanjay Pandya
Sanjay Pandya
Mayu Roca Uribe
Mayu Roca Uribe
Lamar Wilkinson
Lamar Wilkinson
Rajesh Vohra us
Rajesh Vohra
us 36,300
Adam Kornuth
Adam Kornuth
Owais Ahmed us
Owais Ahmed
us 35,650
Bruce Levitt us
Bruce Levitt
us 35,650
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 35,000 -1,000
Vladimir Kochelaevskiy
Vladimir Kochelaevskiy
Steve Wong nl
Steve Wong
nl 33,825
Bruno Benveniste fr
Bruno Benveniste
fr 33,825
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
us 32,850
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 32,775 17,675
David Stroj
David Stroj
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 31,400
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 31,350

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Day 1 In the Books

tayke2 • Level 8
Nikolay Evdakov Ends Day 1 Second In Chips
Nikolay Evdakov Ends Day 1 Second In Chips

After eight levels of playing eight different games, we are through with Day 1 of Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix. 489 players entered this tournament, and of that, 248 will be returning tomorrow. 48 of those players will make the money, but all of them have one thing on their minds: the first place prize of $278,144 and that shiny gold bracelet.

The overnight chip leader looks to be Abraham Mourshaki. He will be bagging 64,850 chips, and held the chip lead for the latter half of the day today. Right on his heels in second Nikolay Evdakov , who has 57,725. Other big names that are still in the hunt are Marco Traniello, Greg Mueller, Victor Ramdin, Noah Boeken, Eugene Katchalov, and fresh off their epic heads up battle just a few nights ago, both John Juanda and Phil Hellmuth.

Also in contention is defending champion Sigurd Eskeland, who bagged 18,150 chips tonight. Some of those players who weren’t fortunate enough to survive the day were Daniel Negreanu, David Williams, Mike Matusow, Todd Brunson, and Pokernews’s own Remko Rinkema.

Play will continue tomorrow at 3 pm local time. The players will reach the money tomorrow, and will play a full 10 levels. Be sure to tune back into Pokernews for all the action as we will bring you blow by blow coverage of every game all day!

Tags: Nikolay Evdakov

Three to Go

[user66118] • Level 8

Well that was an uneventful level. We did hear about a player capping every street in Razz with a full house from Kevin MacPhee. Other than that, things have been pretty slow during this last hour.

We've hit the magical ten-minute mark on the clock, and it has been paused. We'll play three more hand at each table before the bags come out.

Updated Chip Counts

60,000 5,000
Nikolay Evdakov ru
Nikolay Evdakov
ru 48,000 -4,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 38,000 2,000
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 36,000 16,000
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 28,500 15,100
David Bach us
David Bach
us 28,000 19,800
Eric Buchman us
Eric Buchman
us 24,000 -4,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 23,500 -500
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 22,000 7,400
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 21,000 -7,000
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 21,000 6,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 19,500 2,500
Ville Wahlbeck fi
Ville Wahlbeck
fi 19,500 3,500
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 18,000 3,400
John Racener us
John Racener
us 17,700 -3,900
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 17,100 13,900
Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
us 16,500 500
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
us 16,000 5,500
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 15,700 3,400
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 15,100 4,100
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us 15,000 10,300
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 14,000 -4,800
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 14,000 10,000
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 13,700 9,100
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
us 13,000 -4,800

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All Right, We'll Tell You

[user66118] • Level 8

"You puttin' that in the updates?" Al "Sugar Bear" Barbieri was talking fast as he walked up to our table. "Put that in there. Tell 'em I got knocked down to eight, but I bounced back to sixteen. Tell 'em. It's hard to knock Sugar down. I got balls like a f***in' elephant. Tell 'em."

Now you know. Barbieri is up to 16,000 once again. And he's got balls like -- nevermind.

Tags: Al Barbieri

Karr Crashes into Appleman

[user66118] • Level 8

We're honestly still spotting fresh faces for the first time today, and we've just spotted a good one. Mickey Appleman is no stranger to these mixed games. Forty WSOP cashes, and four gold bracelets -- all four in different games. His first bracelet was in 1980, and his last in 2003. It looks like he hasn't had a haircut since then, and he's taken to a white athletic headband to keep his mop in check. In any event, Appleman is most certainly on our radar now, and we pick him up as he gets tangled up in a pot.


McLean Karr opened with a raise, and Appleman made it three bets. Karr called, and he check-called a bet on the {5-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {5-Clubs} flop. The {6-Hearts} turn drew checks from both men, and Karr took his cue to fire out on the {4-Clubs} river. It was a mistake. Appleman quickly raised, and Karr tank-called.

He couldn't beat {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}, and Appleman takes the pot to move up to about 17,500.

Tags: Mickey ApplemanMcLean Karr

Wait...I Made the Money?

tayke2 • Level 8

We just saw a funny little interaction between David Chiu and one of the floormen. Chiu had been double tabling the $1500 Pot Limit Omaha Event and the $2500 Eight-Game Mix all day, but he did not know that the Omaha tournament had made the money. When the floor came over to give him his pink slip for his chip bag, he was told he was in the money. Shocked, Chiu simply stated, "Wait they are in the money over there? Wowwww." Tablemate Noah Boeken chimed in, "Man David you are running great today. Killing us over here and you made the money over there and you didn't even know it!"

Tags: David Chiu


Defending Champion Still Alive

tayke2 • Level 7

With all of the big names in the field, defending champion Sigurd Eskeland has gotten lost in the shuffle, but we just wanted to make a note that he is still alive as we approach the start of the last level of the day. He has around 13,000, which is literally dead on with the average stack of the field.

Tags: Sigurd Eskeland