2011 World Series of Poker

Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em
Day: 1
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Event #50: $5,000 Triple Chance No-Limit Hold’em

Day 1 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
Vladimir Mefodichev
Vladimir Mefodichev
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
144,100 49,100
Gregory Back us
Gregory Back
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
Joe Patrick
Joe Patrick
Johnny Lodden no
Johnny Lodden
132,600 83,600
Ryan Young us
Ryan Young
Tom Mclaughlin
Tom Mclaughlin
Nicolas Yunis cl
Nicolas Yunis
Frederik Jensen dk
Frederik Jensen
Richard Trigg gb
Richard Trigg
114,700 6,700
Ben Volpe us
Ben Volpe
Masaaki Kagawa
Masaaki Kagawa
Vanessa Peng
Vanessa Peng
111,600 86,600
Ishak Noyan se
Ishak Noyan
Bolivar Palacios pa
Bolivar Palacios
Alexander Regler
Alexander Regler
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
Jannick Wrang dk
Jannick Wrang
Allen Bari us
Allen Bari
104,900 71,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Haddad
Eric Haddad
Mikhail Petrov ru
Mikhail Petrov
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
WSOP 1X Winner
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
101,800 6,800
WSOP 6X Winner

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Un-Shuffle Up Your Cards and Place Them Back in The Rack

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
James Akenhead is 2nd In Chips After Day 1
James Akenhead is 2nd In Chips After Day 1

Day 1 of Event #50 is in the books, as is the dreams of winning a bracelet for almost 600 people. At least for tonight, anyway. Of the 814 players that entered today’s tournament, just 236 remain with chips.

Easily one of the most star-studded fields to date, the players we lost included Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth (in dramatic fashion, as always), Humberto Brenes, Tony Dunst, J.C. Tran, Vanessa Selbst, Shaun Deeb and Jonathan Duhamel. We were even lucky enough to have eight of the most recent November Nine in our field today, with the exception of Michael Mizrachi who is busy playing Heads Up for a bracelet as we speak in Event #47.

If you were skillful and lucky enough to make your way through today’s field onto Day 2, don’t expect to coast by tomorrow. Every table will most certainly be filled with at least a couple of notables, as well as some hidden gems the WSOP unearths every year. We will have a who’s who of talent coming back tomorrow including Andy Black, Lex Veldhuis, Josh Arieh, Gavin Smith, Carlos Mortensen, Jake Cody, Barry Greenstein and not one, BUT TWO, Hachem brothers, Joe and Tony.

However, they will all be chasing Mark Herm who was able to amass 148,400 chips. Not far behind him though are James Akenhead with 144,000 and PokerStars Team Pro Johnny Lodden with 132,600. More importantly, these players not only a lot of chips but plenty of skill to back them up.

This event will be paying 81 places, so with about three times that left starting in the field tomorrow, we should get into the money by mid-day. Be sure to join us before, during, and after the money-bubble pops as the action will be furious all day long. The cards are back in the air at 2:30 p.m. local time and as always, we will see you there with all the coverage!

Four More Hands

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

We were given the call for four more hands a few minutes ago, and the action is wrapping up on the felt. We'll be right back with some closing words.

No More Multitabling For Mercier

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

Jason Mercier is sort of busy trying to win another bracelet in the other room, but he is doing us the courtesy of stopping by on breaks. Just a moment ago, Mercier came running back to his table right in front of our desk. He sat down for about three minutes, then stood up.

"Wow, I run bad," he said, giving his chips a push forward and running back to Event #49 where he's just, you know, the chip leader with 21 players left.

Tags: Jason Mercier

Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Masaaki Kagawa
Masaaki Kagawa
95,000 -13,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
88,000 51,000
WSOP 7X Winner
Andy Black ie
Andy Black
80,000 15,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
78,500 21,500
Carter Gill
Carter Gill
73,000 13,000
Michael Leah ca
Michael Leah
58,500 36,275
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
47,000 -50,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
45,500 -4,900
WSOP 2X Winner
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
36,000 11,000
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
26,200 -6,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Nick Binger us
Nick Binger
25,000 14,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
23,200 9,200
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
21,000 2,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Steve O'Dwyer ie
Steve O'Dwyer
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
WSOP 6X Winner
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
Vanessa Rousso us
Vanessa Rousso
Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
WSOP 3X Winner

Trigg Bisects Kabrhel

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

We didn't walk up until the money was already going in on the flop, but we'll tell you what we know. The board showed {Q-Clubs} {10-Clubs} {8-Clubs} after the first burn, and Martin Kabrhel was already all in when we approached. Richard Trigg got his last 41,300 into the middle as well, and a third player was deep in the tank considering the big call. After some time, he surrendered, showing {10-Hearts} {10-Diamonds} as he did.

Kabrhel showed up {8-Diamonds} {8-Spades} for a set of his own, but Trigg had flopped the world with {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs}. Somewhere, Norman Chad just bolted upright out of a deep sleep yelling, "Royal flush draw!" He didn't need any more help, though as the turn and river came {6-Spades} and {7-Hearts} to keep his flush in front.

With that big pot, Martin Kabrhel is dashed down to just 2,800 chips while Trigg leapfrogs to the head of the class with about 108,000.

Tags: Richard TriggMartin Kabrhel

Seeing Double

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
The Davids Baker
The Davids Baker

Our world just took an upside-down turn when we walked by Table 23. David Baker has been sitting there for a while, and he was just joined by David Baker. What in the world?

When he saw us staring with our mouths gaping, David "ODB" Baker spoke up. "Feel free to reverse our chip counts," he said with a smirk. He's sitting with just 9,600 now to the 75,000 or so that "Bakes" has piled in front of him.

Tags: David Baker

Smith Doubles

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

Which Smith, you ask? Gavin Smith.

With a raise to 1,900 and a call in front of him, he shoved from late position for 25,600. However, it didn't fold around. The player in the big blind moved his stack in for more than Smith's raise. The two other players folded and Smith was flipping for his tournament life.

Smith: {a-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {j-Spades}{j-Diamonds}

Right on the flop, Smith got what he was looking for when it ran out {k-Spades}{q-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and left his opponent drawing to just two outs. The river {4-Spades} bricked and Smith is up to 57,000.

Tags: Gavin Smith