Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event 21, $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker has wrapped up. The event saw 2,799 entrants sign up for 11 levels of action but only 228 remain. Edward Locke appears to have the chip lead with 133,200.
Forming the chase pack behind Locke are Joseph Cappello (124,000), Efran Garcia Louzao (97,800) and Chris McClung. Notables Kory Kilpatrick (89,900), Dan Smith (66,000), Austen Johnson (62,000), Martin Staszko (38,700), John Duthie (33,800), Christian Harder (28,800) and Maria Ho (27,600) are still in contention and have the experience to climb the counts.
It was a day marked by attrition as players by dozens filed out of the tournament room. Late in the day the tournament averaged 4.7 eliminations per minute with the final number being 3.9 eliminations per minute.
Notables Tommy Vedes, Tristan Wade, Amanda Musumeci, David “Doc” Sands, Liv Boeree, Vanessa Selbst, Jose “Nacho” Barbero, Chad Brown, David Williams, Brian Hastings, Dwyte Pilgrim, Scott Clements, Fabrice Soullier and David Benyamine all the event a shot but did not advance to Day 2.
The money bubble popped as the field rolled into Level 11. They played three rounds of hand-for-hand play before Fentisov Viacheslar was eliminated. The board showed and John Manggunio moved all in on the river. Viacheslar called and tabled pocket queens for a set but Manggunio used the river queen to make a straight holding .
Day 2 will begin a 1:00 p.m. PST tomorrow in the Amazon Room. The schedule calls for the field to play ten levels or to a final table nine – whichever should come first. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com
Top Ten Chip Counts
|3||Efren Garcia Louzao||97,800|
|Efren Garcia Louzao||97,800|
The field will play six more hands and then bag and tag for Day 2 tomorrow.
Alan Keating has taken some hits to his stack. Twice in the past 15 minutes we've seen him slide a sizeable amount of chips to players he's doubled up. He's got about half the stack he once had.
Josh Brikis was recently eliminated. He got it all in on the turn holding and his opponent held . The flop came jack high and the turn was an . Brikis' two pair gave his opponent a set and the river bricked for Brikis.
Jon Aguiar just locked up his fourth cash this WSOP.
He just tweeted, "Why isn't everyone covering my 4th ITM of the @wsop there can't possibly be anything more important going on at the rio"
That begs the question, "What are we, chopped liver?"
We played three rounds of hand-for-hand before we got our bubble boy. We found John Manggunio move all in on the river with a board showing . Fentisov Viacheslar called and was immediately upset when Manggunio tabled for a straight.
Viacheslar spiked his cards down in frustration. He had and rivered the set that busted him.