Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Gromenkova Barely Hanging On


Action folded to a short-stacked Svetlana Gromenkova on the button and she moved all in for her last 400. The big blind made the call and the 2008 Ladies Champion was at risk.

Gromenkova: {K-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Big Blind: {8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Gromenkova was ahead and stayed there as the board ran out {9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. With the antes, Gromenkova is up to 1,150.

Svetlana Gromenkova us
Svetlana Gromenkova
us 1,150 -3,350

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How Registration for 2011 $1,000 NLHE Stacks Up

[user198205] • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Today's event is the fifth and final $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event of the 2011 WSOP. Over the past four $1,000 events registration numbers have been decreasing with each new event. The first $1,000 event this year, Event #8, and today's event are the only two to have two Day 1's while the other three only had one starting day. Subsequently, it would be shocking if this event's total registration didn't top that of events #20, #34, and #45. Here's how the registration for all this year's events ended up.

Event #8 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 4,178 players (2,116 on Day 1a, 2,062 on Day 1b)
Event #20 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 3,175 players
Event #34 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 3,144 players
Event #45 $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em - 2,890 players

Based on what we were told by one of the floor staff, 1,932 players took to the felt today so although it's unlikely we'll beat the total of players that entered Event #8, after registration closes tomorrow we may come close.


WSOP Top 25 All-Time Cashes List

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

We thought it might be fun to throw another fun WSOP fact at you, so here is a look at the Top 25 names on the All-Time WSOP Number of Cashes (keep in mind this takes into account the WSOP from 1970-2010):

WSOP Top 25 All-Time Cashes List

RankPlayer# of Lifetime Cashes
1Phil Hellmuth79
2Men “The Master” Nguyen70
3Chris Ferguson63
4Berry Johnston61
5Erik Seidel60
6Humberto Brenes58
Chris Bjorin58
8T.J. Cloutier57
9Chau Giang56
10John Juanda55
11Brent Carter49
“Miami” John Cernuto49
13Mike Sexton48
14David Chiu47
Daniel Negreanu47
Thor Hansen47
Barry Greenstein47
18Tony Cousineau46
19Howard Lederer44
An Tran44
Dewey Tomko44
22Johnny Chan43
Dan Heimiller43
24Phil Ivey42
Steve Zolotow42
Allen Cunningham42


Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

An under-the-gun player raised to 350 and found one call in the form of Jon Zaun in middle position. It was heads up to the {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{J-Clubs} flop, which saw the UTG player fire out 500. Zaun thought for a moment before releasing his hand.

Zaun, who won his way into today's event in a freeroll tournament, is sitting with right around 4,300.

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Looks Like 1,932 is the Number

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

We're still waiting on the "official" number, but a member of the tournament staff said that it looks like Day 1a has drawn 1,932 entrants.

A Look Back at the 2010 WSOP . . .

Chad_Holloway • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

Event Snapshot of the 2010 WSOP

  • Bracelet Events: 57
  • Total Prize Pool: $187,109,850
  • # of Total Entries: 72,966
  • # of total Cashers: 7,486
  • # of Main event Entries: 7,319
  • Largest Non-Main Event Field: 4,345 (Event #3)
  • Largest Prize Pool: $68,799,059 (Event #57 Main Event)
  • Largest 1st Place PrizeL $8,944,310 (Event #57 Main Event)
  • # of Participating Countries: 117
  • Bracelet Winner From: United States (38), Canada (6), United Kingdom (5), Hungary (2), France (1), Russia (1), Norway (1), New Zealand (1), Netherlands (1), Israel (1)
  • Multiple Bracelet Winners: 1- Frank Kassela (2 bracelets)
  • Event Dates: May 27, 2010—July 17, 2010; November 6-8, 2010 (Main Event Final Table)
  • Event Location: Rio all-Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Phillips Takes a Bad Beat


We missed the hand that saw the end of Dennis Phillips day, but his tablemates were kind enough to tell us of the dramatic fashion in which he went out. Apparently Phillips went all in preflop holding none other than {a-}{a-} which was well ahead of Rusty Brooking's {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Unfortunately for Phillips, Brooking flopped the joint when the flop came {k-}{10-Clubs}{9-Clubs} giving him a straight and a straight-flush draw. The turn and river were blanks and Phillips hit the rail.

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Dennis Phillips
us Busted

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Zaun Doubles

[user198205] • Level 5: 100-200, 0 ante

In a hand just before the break, the player on the button raised to 325 and Jon Zaun pushed all in from the small blind for a total of 1,650. The button hesitated a bit before deciding to call.

Zaun: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Button: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out blanks when it came {9-}{8-}{7-}{4-}{2-} and Zaun was able to double up to just above the starting stack.

Tags: Jon Zaun