2011 World Series of Poker

Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
Day: 1
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2011 World Series of Poker

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
David Williams us
David Williams
137,700 1,000
Mitch Schock us
Mitch Schock
WSOP 1X Winner
Ashkan Razavi ca
Ashkan Razavi
115,000 -800
WSOP 1X Winner
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
WSOP 3X Winner
Adam Junglen us
Adam Junglen
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
WSOP 1X Winner
David Lestock
David Lestock
Lee Grove
Lee Grove
Sean Grover
Sean Grover
Sergey Altbregin ru
Sergey Altbregin
Dominykas Karmazinas lt
Dominykas Karmazinas
Carter Gill
Carter Gill
Carsten Joh de
Carsten Joh
WSOP 1X Winner
Brian Schwartz
Brian Schwartz
Steve Saraf
Steve Saraf
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
WSOP 1X Winner
Athipoo Phahurat us
Athipoo Phahurat
David Baker us
David Baker
65,300 25,300
WSOP 3X Winner
Stephen Sola
Stephen Sola
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
Inesa Paberzs
Inesa Paberzs
David Hedley
David Hedley
Karen Sarkisyan ru
Karen Sarkisyan
David Clark au
David Clark
Jonas Entin
Jonas Entin

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Event #39: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha

Day 1 Completed

Day 1 of Event #39 is Finished

Level 8
David Williams, Chip Leader after Day 1 in Event #39
David Williams, Chip Leader after Day 1 in Event #39

Day 1 of Event #39, the $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold’em/Omaha tournament, is in the books and it was highlighted by yet another large field. While last year only 482 players entered, this year 606 forked over the money to test their PLH and PLO skills against the best in the world. Some of the talented players who were unable to make it further included Andy Black, Daniel Negreanu, Tom Dwan, Eric Seidel, Galen Hall, Michael Mizrachi, Matt Affleck, Liv Boeree and Phil Laak. 2011 WSOP bracelet winners Jason Somerville and Sam Stein couldn’t make it out of Day 1 either, nor could current 2011 Player of the Year leader Phil Hellmuth.

So far, David Williams and Scott Clements have proven their skills true and have been able to break away from the pack. It seemed like Williams started the day with triple or quadruple the starting stack as he has been among the leaders for virtually the entire day. His momentum never wavered and he finished with 136,700 chips. Clements came on a little bit later but just as strong to finish with 108,700.

Williams and Clements aren’t the only ones still vying for that chance at glory though. Among the approximately 130 players left are previous 2011 WSOP final table participants Adam Junglen, Bill Chen, and Humberto Brenes. But the two players putting the most pressure on Williams and Clements are Ashkan Razavi with 115,800 and Mitch Schock with 121,600. Schock is fresh off his 12th Place finish in Event #34 and will hope to stay in contention tomorrow for back to back cashes.

Speaking of cashing, 63 players will get paid and with just over double that still left, there will be plenty of time for players to set themselves up for the money bubble. Make sure you stay tuned tomorrow to catch all the action when we resume coverage at 3 p.m. local time!

It's Just Not Trickett

Level 8

Sam Trickett has been eliminated, he was all in preflop in a four way pot alongside another short stack with the two bigger stacks checking down the {5-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{3-Clubs} board, Trickett showed {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{8-Spades} but lost out when one the other players flipped {K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} for a flush

Tags: Sam Trickett

Williams Dueling with Clements

Level 8

David Williams and Scott Clements have been going back and forth for the chip lead most of the last two levels. Well, David Williams has just taken it back.

From the cutoff, Williams raised to 1,200. The big blind defended and they saw the {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop heads up. The player first to act check-called Williams bet of 2,000. The turn brought another check from the opponent out of position and Williams quickly motioned to see another card. The river was the {8-Diamonds} and once again, the player out of position checked. Williams fired 5,000 and his opponent thought for awhile before making the call.

Williams tabled {8-Spades}{5-Clubs} for trips which were good enough to win the pot and chip himself up to 130,000.

Tags: David Williams

Don't Blink Or You'd Miss Him

Level 7

Tom Dwan made a brief appearance and might have lasted even shorter than Daniel Negreanu. Down to 2,425, he raised to 1,025 in early position and Eli Elezra called as did the player in the small blind. The flop was {a-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{6-Clubs} and the player first to act fired out a bet. Dwan got his last chips in and Elezra got out of the way.

Dwan: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts}

The turn was the {3-Diamonds}, the river was the {2-Diamonds} and just like that he was gone.

Tags: Eli ElezraTom Dwan

Level: 8

Blinds: 0/0

Ante: 0

Junglen Knocks Out Hellmuth

Level 7


Several players had limped before Phil Hellmuth potted in the small blind, only two players called, including Adam Junglen.

The flop was {A-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts} and Hellmuth pushed all in for 6,450, the second player moved all in as well and Junglen looked uncomfortable before he sighed and called.

Hellmuth: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs} for aces
Player 2: {8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} for bottom two pair
Junglen: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts} for top two pair

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and Hellmuth declared, "That's me," but the river was the case five - the {5-Hearts} and Junglen scooped to eliminate both players. Hellmuth left muttering to himself while Junglen's face broke into a slight smile - a mixture of embarrassment and amusement.

Tags: Phil HellmuthAdam Junglen