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

Layne Flack King of the Castle on Day 1

[user162117] • 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.

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Offical End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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

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

Racing out the Door


John Racener has just been seen rushing out of the tournament area and with his seat empty, it's safe to assume he busted very close to the money and very close to the end of the night.

John Racener us
John Racener
us Busted

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Just Three More

[user162117] • 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

[user162117] • 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.

Doing it for the Ladies

Lauren Kling
Lauren Kling

The chip leader board tonight had a very low male to female ratio and so Lauren Kling made sure that changed as she has seen her chip stack increase to over 6-figures during this last level.

Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
us 108,000 58,000

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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.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 88,000 45,000

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