Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
gb 158,100
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 155,900
Ryan Snickles us
Ryan Snickles
us 142,400
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 130,100
Peter Campo us
Peter Campo
us 125,500 62,500
Michael Lee us
Michael Lee
us 109,200
Nicholas Verkaik ca
Nicholas Verkaik
ca 105,600
Thad Mitchell US
Thad Mitchell
US 99,700
William Ryan US
William Ryan
US 95,300
Elliot Shmukler US
Elliot Shmukler
US 95,200
Cody Zartman US
Cody Zartman
US 93,300
Evan McNiff us
Evan McNiff
us 90,300 10,300
Joseph Cino US
Joseph Cino
US 90,100
Deepak Bhatti US
Deepak Bhatti
US 88,300
Grzegorz Derkowski pl
Grzegorz Derkowski
pl 85,600
Azim Popatia ca
Azim Popatia
ca 83,300
Andras Stumpf HU
Andras Stumpf
HU 83,300
Marco Palacios us
Marco Palacios
us 79,300
Kenneth Strickland US
Kenneth Strickland
US 78,200
Jason Sagle ca
Jason Sagle
ca 75,000
Candida Ross-Powers US
Candida Ross-Powers
US 74,900
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 74,500
Ubaid Habib us
Ubaid Habib
us 73,500
Kwinsee Khoa Tran US
Kwinsee Khoa Tran
US 72,900 -19,100
Bradley Craig us
Bradley Craig
us 72,400

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Sadan Turker Leads Event #1 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

[user169505] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After 11-hours of poker, Event #2 $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has managed to whittle itself down to 240 players from a huge field of 2,101. We didn't make the money but boy were we close. The man with more chips than anyone else is Sadan Turker, who bagged and tagged an impressive haul of 158,100 chips. Turker is no stranger to finding his way through huge fields after finishing 2nd in last years $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. That event contained 4,178 entries and he earned $377,411 for that finish, but there is $517,725 up for grabs if he can go one place further this time around.

Hot on the heels of Turker are WSOP bracelet winner Eli Elezra with 155,900, Ryan Snickles with 142,400 and multiple WSOP bracelet winner Brandon Cantu with 130,100. Other superstars of poker returning for Day 2 are the likes of Phil Hellmuth with 44,600, Jason Mercier with 41,900, John Juanda with 60,700 and Vanessa Selbst with 52,300.

Day 2 will commence in the Amazon room at 13:00 where the money bubble will be breached, so make sure you join us at Pokernews for all of the action.

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Big Stacks And Notables at the End of Day 1

Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
gb 158,100 63,100
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 155,900 48,900
Ryan Snickles us
Ryan Snickles
us 142,400
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 130,100 25,100
Mike Lee
Mike Lee
109,200 20,200
Deepak Bhatti US
Deepak Bhatti
US 88,300 9,300
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 74,500 21,500
Bradley Craig us
Bradley Craig
us 72,400
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 69,700 29,700
Andrew Badecker us
Andrew Badecker
us 69,500 -26,500
John Juanda id
John Juanda
id 60,700 25,700
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 58,900 -13,100
Tyler Bonkowski ca
Tyler Bonkowski
ca 55,500
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 52,300 9,300
Adam Wessley US
Adam Wessley
US 47,900 -32,100
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 46,700 -7,300
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 44,600 14,600
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 43,100 3,100
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 41,900 -6,100
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 40,400 22,400
Carter Gill US
Carter Gill
US 40,200 25,200
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 37,100
David 'Doc' Sands
David 'Doc' Sands
37,100 5,100
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 29,300 7,300
David Levi us
David Levi
us 15,300

Four More Hands

Happy_Freaked • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

That's when the day will be done. We will not make the money as there are 252 players remaining at the moment.

Selbst Stacking Chips


We caught this hand on the turn, with the board reading {j-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Selbst, who was under the gun, checked, and her opponent checked as well.

The river was the {8-Diamonds} and Selbst began counting out a bet, but before she could even put it in the pot, her opponent instamucked.

Selbst has been slowly chipping up and is now sitting around 43,000 chips.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 43,000 15,000

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The Rise of Mercier


Jason Mercier has been on the rise in the last level as he went from just 8,000 chips all the way up to 48,000. He told us what happened and we quickly wrote down what the champ had to say.

First he jammed from the button with {Q-}{10-} and the big blind called with {A-}{K-}. "I won", Mercier said as he moved on to the next big pot. Mercier raised with {A-}{J-} and got called by a short stack after which the flop brought out {A-}{4-}{4-}. Mercier bet 1,100 and his opponent moved all-in for 8,000 chips. Mercier called and was up against {2-}{2-}. He won.

The third and final hand he told us started with an under the gun raise from Mercier. The big blind called and on a {A-}{2-}{5-}{A-}{10-} board his opponent check-called on all streets. "The river was all-in", Mercier said who is now sitting pretty comfortable with an above average stack.

Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 48,000 40,000

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A Pair of JP Kelly Hands

JP Kelly hoping to cash in event #2
JP Kelly hoping to cash in event #2

Here are two hands involving JP Kelly. In the first hand JP Kelly must have raised and then called a three-bet jam for just under 10,000. When the cards were turned over JP Kelly had {7-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds} and his opponent had {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}. The ace high held true and JP Kelly shipped some chips to his left.

Then JP Kelly raised to 2,200 in first position and the small blind called. The action checked through to the river on a board of {10-Hearts} {9-Hearts} {6-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} and Kelly picked up the pot with an uncontested bet of 4,200.

JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 40,000 -6,000

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The Payouts

Happy_Freaked • Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Flipping Flack


There was a 2,000 raise from early position and Layne Flack three-bet to 5,500 from the button. The initial raiser moved all-in and Flack called immediately.

Initial Raiser{Q-Clubs} {Q-Spades}
Layne Flack{A-Spades} {K-Diamonds}

As the dealer was laying out the board the young lad with the queens had stress etched all over his face. Flack meanwhile had seen it all before, and looked cool as a cucumber - refrigerated of course.

Board: {6-Clubs} {5-Spades} {2-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}

When the queen hit the river the young lad fist pumped and then quickly pulled his reactions back in before anyone could see them. He was literally shaking as he pulled in his haul.

"Nice hand," said Flack.

Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
us 53,000 1,000

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