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Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Day 1 Comes to a Close; Cherish Andrews Crushing

Josh_Cahlik • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Cherish Andrews Destroys Day 1
Cherish Andrews Destroys Day 1

Day 1 of Event 31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em is officially in the books. The players have bagged and tagged and the player on top is Cherish Andrews who finished the night with an unbelievable 225,900.

This event drew a remarkable 2,811 entrants which is a 311 player increase from last year's turnout. This event also marks the largest field for a $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event thus far at the 2012 World Series of Poker (excluding the $1,500 Re-Entry).

Players today trudged through a lengthy eleven levels of play and 331 players will return tomorrow in their quest for a WSOP bracelet. We're a mere 34 eliminations away from the money and after that each remaining player is guaranteed at least $2,770. Although a min-cash is always a respectable finish, each player is eyeing up the $664,130 first place prize.

With the sheer size of this field it was inevitable that we would see a large number of eliminations today. Among those who were not fortunate enough to make Day 2 were David Williams, Jennifer Leigh, Dutch Boyd, Kara Scott, Nacho Barbero, Matt Affleck, Greg Raymer, Viktor Blom, Melanie Weisner, and many many more.

Also to hit the rail today was two-time bracelet winner Andy Frankenberger. Frankenberger won his first bracelet in this event last year but unfortunately was not able to make Day 2 this year. Frankenberger also received his second bracelet this year when he was able to defeat Phil Ivey heads up in Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em.

While some faltered, others thrived. Among those to join Andrews tomorrow are Soi Nguyen (135,200), Thomas Miller (107,000), Erik Cajelais (91,700), Joe Cada (46,800), Angel Guillen (38,700), John Juanda (22,100), and PokerNews' own Chad Holloway (19,400).

Cards will be in the air for Day 2 at 1:00 PM. Join us for all of the latest updates as we approach and breach the money bubble and the quest for the next World Series of Poker champion continues!

Tags: Cherish Andrews

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Cherish Andrews us
Cherish Andrews
us 225,900
Wai Cheng US
Wai Cheng
US 153,000
Soi Nguyen us
Soi Nguyen
us 135,200
Robert Tepper US
Robert Tepper
US 114,900
Bernard Lee us
Bernard Lee
us 105,600
Cesar Garcia es
Cesar Garcia
es 103,400
Maximilian Lehmanski de
Maximilian Lehmanski
de 99,400
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
us 96,600
Evan Clotworthy US
Evan Clotworthy
US 92,500
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 91,700
Valentyn Shabelnyk ua
Valentyn Shabelnyk
ua 89,800
Jeffrey Forrest US
Jeffrey Forrest
US 85,100
Huy Quach US
Huy Quach
US 83,500
Jeffrey Hilliard CA
Jeffrey Hilliard
CA 83,100
Marek Blasko sk
Marek Blasko
sk 82,200
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 80,400
David Feldman us
David Feldman
us 80,300
John Mcnulty us
John Mcnulty
us 78,600
Pedro Cabeca pt
Pedro Cabeca
pt 78,300
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 78,200 -700
Drew Crawford US
Drew Crawford
US 78,000
Tom Alner gb
Tom Alner
gb 75,000
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 74,000
Michael Malm ca
Michael Malm
ca 72,200
Louis Laxineta US
Louis Laxineta
US 72,100

End of the Night Counts

Cherish Andrews us
Cherish Andrews
us 225,900 113,900
Soi Nguyen us
Soi Nguyen
us 135,200 43,200
Bernard Lee us
Bernard Lee
us 105,600
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
us 96,600
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 91,700 -25,300
Jeff Hillard
Jeff Hillard
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 78,900
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 71,300
Jim Malone
Jim Malone
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 51,600 -7,400
Chris Bolek
Chris Bolek
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 46,800 8,800
Angel Guillen mx
Angel Guillen
mx 38,700 -26,300
Mike Carson US
Mike Carson
US 35,800
AP Phaphrat
AP Phaphrat
Sam Lee us
Sam Lee
us 35,100
Nick Binger us
Nick Binger
us 28,200
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 25,000 -7,000
John Juanda
John Juanda
22,100 -4,900
Chad Holloway us
Chad Holloway
us 19,400 -1,600
Ted Forrest us
Ted Forrest
us 17,700 6,700
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
us 16,400 400
Tana Karnchanakphan US
Tana Karnchanakphan
US 12,100
La Sengphet us
La Sengphet
us Busted

Three More!

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

Tournament floor staff has announced that we will play three more hands tonight before bagging and tagging.

Cherish Crushing


With the board reading {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} we found Cherish Andrews facing a bet of 4,200 from her opponent. Andrews dipped into her stack and tossed out a call, showing {K-Clubs}{K-Spades}. Her opponent picked up his hand and flung the cards to the muck.

Andrews is now sitting on one of the top stacks in the room with 112,000.

Cherish Andrews us
Cherish Andrews
us 112,000 30,000

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Collins Sends One Home


Action folded around to the player on the button who moved all in. Phil Collins called out of the small blind and the big blind got out of the way.

Collins: {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}
Opponent: {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The flop fell {8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} giving numerous outs to Collins' opponent. Fortunately for Collins, the {4-Diamonds} turn and the {2-Spades} river were not any of them. Collins was able to reduce the field by one and virtually double up his own stack.

Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 35,000 18,000

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Harrington On...Hold Me, I Just Got Two-Outed

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

We caught the remnants of a hand that cost 1995 WSOP champion Dan Harrington most of his stack. A player moved all in against Harrington on a {2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} flop. Harrington called with {A-}{10-} and was way ahead of his opponent's {5-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}.

Fourth street brought the {4-Hearts} and his opponent was looking for one of the two remaining fives going to the river. Just like that the dealer rapped the tabled and peeled off the {5-Clubs}, absolutely destroying Harrington's stack. After that hand he was left with only 2,200.

Harrington would bust two hands later.

Tags: Dan Harrington