MSPT Showdown Series
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Day Closes with Field in the Money, Locke Leads

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

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 {10-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {A-Spades} {9-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} 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 {K-Hearts} {J-Hearts}.

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

Top Ten Chip Counts

1Edward Locke133,200
2Joseph Cappello124,000
3Efren Garcia Louzao97,800
4Chris McClung95,000
5Alton Dutch94,600
6Jason Manggunio90,000
7Kory Kilpatrick89,900
8Jason Manngunio89,800
9Justin Pechie87,600
10Dmitry Kataev85,100

End of Day Chip Counts

Edward Locke 133,200 9,200
Joseph Cappello us 124,000
Efren Garcia Louzao 97,800
Alton Duitch 94,600
Kory Kilpatrick us 89,900 4,900
Jason Manngunio 89,800
Justin Pechie us 87,600
Dmitry Kataev 85,100 34,100
Matthew Prior 83,000
Glenn McCaffrey US 83,000
Lucas Hinde 72,200
Willie Stewart 71,900
Roony G 70,900
John Esposito us 63,000 11,000
Martin Staszko cz 38,700 21,700
Christian Harder us 28,800 11,800
Maria Ho us 27,600 5,300
John Phan us 20,800
Jon Aguiar 11,000 1,700

Six More Hands

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

The field will play six more hands and then bag and tag for Day 2 tomorrow.

Keating Dissolving


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.

Alan Keating 44,000 -36,000

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Brikis Bounced


Josh Brikis was recently eliminated. He got it all in on the turn holding {J-} {8-} and his opponent held {8-} {8-}. The flop came jack high and the turn was an {8-}. Brikis' two pair gave his opponent a set and the river bricked for Brikis.

Josh Brikis us Busted

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Aguiar Locks Up Fourth Cash

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

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?"

The Bubble Goes Pop!

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

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 {10-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {A-Spades} {9-Spades} {Q-Diamonds}. Fentisov Viacheslar called and was immediately upset when Manggunio tabled {K-Hearts} {J-Hearts} for a straight.

Viacheslar spiked his cards down in frustration. He had {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs} and rivered the set that busted him.

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