Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Ends With Andre Akkari On Top
Day 1 has come to a close here at the Rio with Andre Akkari and his 108,700 bagging the most chips. A field of 393 players came in today and only about 85 came out the other side. Last year saw Matt Matros take home the gold bracelet. This year someone else will take their seat on the throne; Matros was eliminated early on and won’t be defending his title.
The field looked extremely promising and consisted of poker’s best, but as the day wore on players dropped to the wayside. Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Seiver, Jean-Robert Bellande, Barry Greenstein, Chad Brown, David Sklansky, Jeff Madsen and John Juanda were all eliminated.
Despite the many notable eliminations, a handful were able to take advantage of the field and thrived. David Williams took control of every table he was moved to and spent his day acquiring chips.
Phil Ivey spent the afternoon and early evening competing in Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and the rest of his evening competing over here. Despite a little set back early Ivey finished the day with 37,500.
Other players who we will see on day two are Huck Seed, Bryan Devonshire, and Dan Harrington.
Of those returning, only 45 of those will be getting paid and only one person will be awarded a bracelet. Who will make it to Day 3? Find out here at PokerNews tomorrow starting at 2:00 PM when all the competitors will be coming back to fight it for poker glory.
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Six More Hands
The tournament staff has just announced that the field will play six more hands at each table and then bag and tag for the night.
Kings on Kings on Kings
It was three to a flop, and it ran out . Jeffrey Lisandro bet out and was called by a player in middle position, a player in later position made the call and was all in.
The on the turn saw another bet from Lisandro and a raise from the middle position player. Lisandro made the call and the made its way to the river. Both remaining player checked and cards were tabled.
All In Player:
Lisandro won the side pot, and chopped up the main pot with the all in player.
Updated Chip Counts
William's Winning Ways
No Limit Hold'em
The flop read and David Williams nonchalantly threw out a bet of 1,8000 after his opponent checked. Williams was partaking in a conversation with his table-mates and just pushed out the bet not missing a beat. Williams' opponent made the call and we were off to the turn.
The on fourth street saw another check from Williams' opponent and a bet of 3,3000 from Williams himself. Another call was made and one more card was going to be exposed.
The that landed on the river prompted Williams' opponent to take his time before placing a bet of 4,200. Williams took a few moments before measuring out a stack of oranges and placing a raise of 15,500. Williams' opponent instantly folded and the raiser took down the pot.
Prize Pool and Payouts
Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted 393 players. The field generated a prize pool of $894,075 and the top 45 spots will earn a min-cash worth $4,229. Making the final table will earn each of the nine competitors $16,692 and there's $210,107 up top for the winner.
To view the entire list of payouts, please head to the Payouts Page for this event.
Zaichenko Gives It Up to Patel
From under the gun, Hiren Patel raised. Action folded around to Andrey Zaichenko in the hijack seat and he made the call. Everyone else folded and the flop came down . Patel bet and Zaichenko called.
Fourth street was the and Patel bet. Zaichenko called and the landed on the river. Patel bet and Zaichenko folded after a minute or so of thought.