Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Vincent Gironda
Vincent Gironda
Michael Reed us
Michael Reed
us 56,800
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 50,800
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 50,700
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
us 46,300
Michael Senter us
Michael Senter
us 46,300
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 45,300
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 43,900 100
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 43,000
Sok Cheng
Sok Cheng
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
us 38,500 11,500
Jimmy Shultz us
Jimmy Shultz
us 38,200 17,700
Brad Libson us
Brad Libson
us 37,600
Andrew Le
Andrew Le
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
cr 37,100 1,100
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 36,500
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 35,900
Jordan Cairns
Jordan Cairns
Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
us 34,600
Jason Manger
Jason Manger
Harrison Wilder
Harrison Wilder
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 31,200
Shane Douglas us
Shane Douglas
us 30,600
Zach Clark us
Zach Clark
us 30,300
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
us 29,500

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Gironda, Reed, Akkari, Chan at the Top through Day 1

Shamus • Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Andre Akkari is among the leaders to conclude Day 1 of Event 40
Andre Akkari is among the leaders to conclude Day 1 of Event 40

A starting field of 302 players came out to compete for the bracelet today in Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed. And come tomorrow, about one in three of those who began the event will be returning for Day 2.

Among the 101 players bagging up chips at the end of the day, Vincent Gironda, Michael Reed, Andre Akkari, and Terrence Chan looked to be the ones stowing away the most of them, all hovering around the 50k-60k chip range. Additionally, Chad Brown, John Hennigan, Scott Seiver, and many other top pros are primed to return on Friday to above average stacks.

Speaking of stacks, it was a fairly stacked field all around today. Among the familiar faces who failed to make it through the eight one-hour levels were Carlos Mortensen, Andy Bloch, Michael Mizrachi, Annie Duke, Matt Hawrilenko, J.C. Tran, Shaun Deeb, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey.

The Brazilian Akkari led for much of the early evening, with Gironda, Reed, and Chan both making late charges. Also within shouting distance is Brian Meinders who hopes to earn a second LHE bracelet after having won the Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 PM local time with the plan being to play 10 one-hour levels. Join us then as we continue to follow who among the remaining group will survive into the top 36 and the cash and have a shot at the bracelet and $182,088 first prize.

Tags: Andre AkkariMichael ReedTerrence ChanVincent Gironda

Three More Hands

123md • Level 8: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that three more hands will be dealt at each table before players begin bagging their chips.

Tired and Testy


It's getting late. After a long day of poker, players are getting tired. And some a little testy.

Just now we came upon a three-way hand involving a short-stacked player who was all in, Brian Meinders, and John Monnette. Monnette — a.k.a. "Angry John" — was expressing displeasure over how the raising had gone, specifically with regard to Meinders' attempt to reraise again in a spot where Monnette didn't believe he could (after the third player was all in).

All was resolved well enough for play to resume, although the debate continued as well the hand played out, with Monnette calling bets on both the turn and river as the board came {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Meinders then tabled {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, better than both Monnette's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and the all-in player's {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and scooped the sizable pot, a result that didn't make Monnette any happier.

Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
us 40,000 20,500
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 10,500 500

Tags: Brian MeindersJohn Monnette

Akkari Picks Up Aces Late


The player under the gun raised and Andre Akkari three-bet from the hijack. Action folded around to the UTG player who called.

The action played out the same throughout every street of the {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} board at the UTG player check-called bets from Akkari the entire way.

Akkari tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}, winning the pot and upping his stack to about 40,000.

Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
br 39,000 7,000

Tags: Andre Akkari

Counts from Table #376


As the field gets smaller and the remaining players are moved about to fill empty seats, some tough tables are developing. Take Table #376 for example, where Scott Fischman, Chad Brown, Eugene Katchalov, and Justin Bonomo are now seated.

Here are their counts as we move into the last half-hour of play for the night:

Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
us 33,000 -2,000
Scott Fischman
Scott Fischman
15,000 -1,000
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
ua 13,500 -5,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 7,500 -5,000