2012 World Series of Poker

Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Dung Nguyen
Winning Hand
q10
Prize
$607,200
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,500
Entries
2,502
Level Info
Level
30
Blinds
50,000 / 100,000
Ante
10,000

Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Layne Flack King of the Castle on Day 1

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Day 1 chip leader, Layne Flack
Day 1 chip leader, Layne Flack

That’s all folks! Day 1 of Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em has come to a close, with Layne Flack emerging as the far and away chip leader.

No stack came even close to the huge 229,700 in chips that Flack managed to accumulate. Flack will start tomorrow with a good chance of making a run at posting another final table result after finishing 4th in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

It all started more than twelve hours ago when 2,534 players all had stars in their eyes and a dream in their heart. Those dreams were soon crushed for the majority though as only 277 were able to survive with a chance to chase the $607,200 first-place prize. Of the 277 returning players, 270 will go home with a min-cash, while seven will go home empty handed.

Some of the players who began the day, but were unable to survive include Jonathan Little, Randy Lew, Ben Yu, JJ Liu, George Lind, John Racener and Jonathan Duhamel. It was an unfortunate day for Lex Veldhuis as a brutal hand began his downfall to see him join those players on the rail.

Also finding the exit were the likes of Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey. The end of Hellmuth’s day saw him unable to compete with {k-Spades}{q-Spades} on a board that housed a queen on the river. Ivey was the victim of aces, with his {9-}{9-} running into the {a-}{a-} of Scott Vener.

Daniel Negreanu was another player who couldn’t make it through the night, with the turning point of his tournament perhaps coming when his pocket-sixes couldn’t hold against the eight-high of an all-in opponent.

Some of the players who managed to do what Ivey, Hellmuth and Negreanu could not were Dan Smith, Jim Collopy and Tommy Vedes. All of these players managed to accumulate very healthy chip stacks and will be ones to watch come tomorrow. Another one to watch will be Lauren Kling as she amassed a very impressive 123,300 in chips. Kling is chasing her first bracelet and will surely give it a fair crack, so watch this space.

The Day 2 action is set to begin at 1:00 PM tomorrow, so be sure to return as PokerNews will again be on the floor providing all the live coverage from Event 38 of the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Tags: Layne Flack

Offical End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
229,700
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Michael Borovetz
Michael Borovetz
146,900
Jesse Yaginuma us
Jesse Yaginuma
140,600
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
123,700 3,700
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
123,300 118,800
Alex Phahurat us
Alex Phahurat
122,800
Marcus Gurley us
Marcus Gurley
120,600
Jason Potter us
Jason Potter
114,700
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
109,100 104,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Timothy Liddell us
Timothy Liddell
100,700
Payman Moughaddas us
Payman Moughaddas
99,800
Jordan Morgan us
Jordan Morgan
97,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Scott Augustine us
Scott Augustine
96,700
Anthony Ruberto us
Anthony Ruberto
96,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
94,400 89,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Keith Block us
Keith Block
92,700
Ilan Boujenah il
Ilan Boujenah
92,000
William Jones us
William Jones
90,500
Steven Tabb us
Steven Tabb
89,800
Kenji Tsukamoto jp
Kenji Tsukamoto
85,000
Nicky Evans
Nicky Evans
82,700
Gergely Meszaros hu
Gergely Meszaros
82,500 -21,500
Adam Sanders us
Adam Sanders
81,300
Scott Shelley gb
Scott Shelley
79,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Andrew Stringer us
Andrew Stringer
78,100

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Some End-of-Day

Here are some official end-of-day counts. As you can see, it Layne Flack who easily managed to amass the largest chip stack. A full chip count list will be posted once provided.

Player Chips Progress
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
229,700 104,700
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
123,300 15,300
Alex Phahurat
Alex Phahurat
122,800 -41,200
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
109,100 49,100
WSOP 3X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
94,400 6,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Will Jones
Will Jones
90,500 -500
David Pham us
David Pham
74,500 24,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Tommy Vedes us
Tommy Vedes
71,100 19,100
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
54,800 9,800
WSOP 3X Winner
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
48,900 -31,100
WSOP 2X Winner
Richard Toth hu
Richard Toth
44,400 23,400
Gabriel Nassif fr
Gabriel Nassif
32,900 8,900
Jason Senti us
Jason Senti
32,000 5,000
Isaac Haxton us
Isaac Haxton
20,800 1,300
WSOP 1X Winner

Just Three More

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been stopped and it has been announced that there will be three more hands at each table before we bag and tag for the night.

Nearing the Money Late

Level 11 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The tournament clock currently tells us that 288 players are remaining. With 270 in the money, we are getting very close to the bubble. However with less than 10 minutes remaining in the day, it is unlikely the money bubble will burst tonight.

King Dan Chipping Up Late

We were recently over on Dan Smith's table and watched him take down a small pot when he opened preflop, the big blind called and then frustratingly folded to Smith's continuation-bet on the {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. While that was only a small amount of chips to add to his stack, Smith has managed to increase stack to almost 90,000 during these late stages of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
88,000 45,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dan Smith