Live Events 2
Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Days:
1234

Highlights

Highlights

Event 37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Day 1 Completed

Dan Kelly Leads as Approximately 209 Players Advance to Day 2

Chad_Holloway • Level 8
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly

On Tuesday night, the 2012 World Series of Poker continued with Event #37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix, which featured alternating rounds of Triple-Draw 2-7, Limit Hold'em, Omaha 8, Razz, Stud, Stud 8, No-Limit Hold’em, and Pot Limit Omaha. While a dozen less players turned up than last year, 477 still took to the felt and created a juicy prize pool of $1,085,175, with $271,312 reserved for first.

The man best positioned to make a run at the top prize is Dan Kelly, who bagged up a robust 56,800. Also in contention are two former champs in John Monnette and Jerrod Ankenman. The former has had a red-hot start to 2012 and is currently leading this year’s Player of the Year race, though he is extremely short on a stack of just 1,525, while the latter bagged an average stack of 17,575.

Things kicked off with a bang after the elimination of Andy Frankenberger in the first level of play. It happened in the no-limit hold’em round when there was an all in and a call on the turn with the board reading {3-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Andy Frankenberger{4-Clubs}{4-Spades}
Opponent{A-Spades}{5-Spades}

Frankenberger was looking for the board to pair in order to stay alive, but the river was the {10-Hearts}. "Unbelievable!" Frankenberger cried as he realized his tournament lasted just under an hour. While he was one of the first eliminations, he certainly wasn’t the last.

Justin Young, Chad Brown, Galen Hall, Nacho Barbero, Ben “milkybarkid” Grundy, Shawn Buchanan, Phil Hellmuth, John Juanda, Michael Mizrachi and Isaac Haxton all joined him on the rail in the middle levels.

By the last two levels of the night, roughly 328 players remained in the field. It was at that time that the 1996 World Series of Poker Main Event champ, Huck Seed, tangled in a hand of pot limit Omaha. With 1,350 in the pot and a flop of {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, Ali Eslami checked from the small blind and the player in the big did the same. That put action on who wasted little time in betting 500. Both his opponents made the call and it was off to the {8-Hearts} turn.

This time Eslami took the initiative and led out for a pot-sized bet, which was 2,850. The big blind proceeded to raise all in for 5,775, which Seed called. The big blind thought the action was over and briefly tabled his hand, which allowed Eslami, who had just 1,500, to catch a peak. He obviously didn't like what he saw as he laid down his hand.

Seed{9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Big Blind{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

Seed had his opponent drawing to the case four, which didn't come as the {J-Hearts} appeared on the river. With that, Seed scored the elimination and would end the night with 16,175.

Needless to say, Eslami would be eliminated a short time later, but he was followed out the door by the likes of Jonathan Duhamel, David “Doc” Sands, Erik Seidel, Kirk Morrison, Mike Matusow, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Jason Mercier and Doyle Brunson, who actually opted to abandon his chip stack after experiencing chest pains.

While dozens hit the rail, a few players managed to hold on. Brendon Taylor (45,275), Miguel Benmudez (45,250), Jake Abdalla (43,750), Jeff Madsen (37,074), Ylon Schwartz (34,400), Anthony Nguyen (34,250) and Marco Traniello (33,300) all bagged up big stacks, while a slew of other notables made it to Day 2 like Greg Raymer (27,525), Barry Greenstein (25,000), Daniel Negreanu (19,575), Scotty Nguyen (11,300), Eugene Katchalov (8,225) and Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspellier (6,525).

Who will be the next to add their name to the list of Eight-Game Mix winners?

Former Eight-Game Mix Champions

YearPlayerEntrantsPrize
2011John Monnette489$278,144
2010Sigurd Eskeland453$260,497
2009Jerrod Ankenman412$241,637
2008*Anthony Rivera192$483,688

*Featured $10,000 buy-in.

The remaining 209 players will return on Wednesday at 2 PM PST and march through the money on the way to the final table. Join us then as we capture all the action and eliminations from Event #37: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix.

Tags: Dan Kelly

Offical End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 56,800
Brendan Taylor
Brendan Taylor
45,275
Miguel Rodriguez Bermude
Miguel Rodriguez Bermude
45,250
Jake Abdalla
Jake Abdalla
43,750
Kristan Lord
Kristan Lord
39,000
Giovanni Rizzo
Giovanni Rizzo
38,375
Freddy Deeb lb
Freddy Deeb
lb 38,350 24,350
Chris McClung ca
Chris McClung
ca 38,000
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 37,075
Johannes Holstege
Johannes Holstege
36,875
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
us 35,550 11,550
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 35,350 20,950
Duc Phuong Nguyen
Duc Phuong Nguyen
35,050
Rep Porter us
Rep Porter
us 34,575 16,575
Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen
34,250
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 34,000 -400
Mayu Roca Uribe CO
Mayu Roca Uribe
CO 33,675
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 33,300
Matthew Rasco US
Matthew Rasco
US 31,775
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 31,075 19,375
Brandon Demes
Brandon Demes
31,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 30,500
Raul Paez es
Raul Paez
es 30,500
Jaime Kaplan
Jaime Kaplan
29,850
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 29,800

Read full

Various End of Day Chip Counts

Chad_Holloway
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 56,800 28,800
Brendon Taylor
Brendon Taylor
45,275
Miguel Benmudez
Miguel Benmudez
45,250
Jake Abdalla
Jake Abdalla
43,750
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 37,075 -12,925
Ylon Schwartz us
Ylon Schwartz
us 34,400 4,400
Anthony Nguyen
Anthony Nguyen
34,250
Marco Traniello it
Marco Traniello
it 33,300 25,800
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 30,500 14,500
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
ca 29,800 4,800
Steve Zolotow us
Steve Zolotow
us 29,150 19,150
Gavin Griffin us
Gavin Griffin
us 28,900 -100
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 28,725 25,325
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us 28,575 21,575
John Cernuto us
John Cernuto
us 28,275 15,275
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 27,750 14,350
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 27,525 18,525
Michael Chow us
Michael Chow
us 27,175 20,075
Kevin Calenzo us
Kevin Calenzo
us 25,250 17,750
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 25,050 11,050
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 25,000
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
ru 22,875
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 22,675 7,675
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 21,750 250
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 21,600 -4,400

Read full

Just Four More Hands

Happy_Freaked • Level 8

We are playing four more hands before the day is done. Stay tuned for some end of day chip counts, and of course the recap!

#TeamRunGood

Chad_Holloway

After taking a hit earlier, Ryan Tepen seems to be headed in the right direction:

Ryan Tepen us
Ryan Tepen
us 13,200 6,700

Tags: Ryan Tepen

"Tequila for All My Boys, Baby!"

Chad_Holloway
Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen

Scotty Nguyen was recently moved to a new table, which just so happens to be along the rail. As such, he's acquired quite a few railbirds who're eager to watch him work his short stack.

Nguyen is quite excitable, chatting it up with the rail, and generally entertaining anyone and everyone in the vicinity. "Cocktail," Nguyen said to the waiter a few tables over. "It's now or never," he added as he spiked his last 2,000 in after action folded around to him on the button in no limit hold'em.

"Tequila for all my boys, baby," Nguyen said without noticing both blinds folded. While that was good news, the waiter informed the former Main Event champ that he could only server players currently seated in the tournament. "No, no," Nguyen responded. "You go tell you boss, baby."

"Ok," the waiter responded before asking, "What's you name?"

Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
us 2,000 -5,500

Tags: Scotty Nguyem

Katz Getting Back in There

Happy_Freaked

2-7 Triple Draw

We missed most of the pre flop action, but from the looks of it Cary Katz was all in for his final 600 chips after a raise to 500 and a call from David Chiu. Katz was in the big blind and both his opponents called the 100 extra chips.

Katz and the initial raiser took two cards each, and Chiu only needed one.

The initial raiser bet 500, Chiu raised to 1,000 and his opponent called. Katz had picked up his cards from the table and Daniel Negreanu looked at them. By the looks of it Negreanu seemed happy for Katz who patted after which his opponents both took one card.

"I was kinda worried there for a second," Katz laughed right after Chiu took another card, since he had raised after the first draw. Katz felt a lot better now that Chiu didn't had a made hand yet.

Katz turned his cards over and Negreanu quickly grabbed them and pointed out there was going to be another draw. Katz seemed a little embarrassed, but in the end it didn't matter. Both his opponents took one more card and checked it down.

Katz turned over {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{2-} and won the hand, the initial raiser had paired up and Chiu fell short with {J-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-}.

On the very next hand Negreanu raised on the button and Katz three-bet from the small blind to 1,500. Negreanu called and both players took two cards.

"It's 500 right?" Katz asked the dealer who confirmed and Negreanu replied right away.

"It's 500 or check," the Canadian super star said, implying that checking was also an option. Katz ended up checking and Negreanu checked behind right away.

Both players took two cards again, "Shocker," Negreanu said smiling after which Katz flicked out 1,000. "I'm just gonna let you have it," he added and Katz seemed a bit disappointed.

"Just keep drawing!" he said with a smile while the dealer pushed the pot towards him. Katz is back up to 5,100 chips and still one of the short stacks in the room.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 5,100 -3,500

Tags: Cary KatzDaniel NegreanuDavid Chiu