2012 World Series of Poker

Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Sam Barnhart Leads After Day 1

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Sam Barnhart
Sam Barnhart

Day 1 of Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold’em began with 247 entrants, and after eight levels of play, Sam Barnhart is your chip leader with 58,900 chips. Following closely behind him are a handful of players, including Michael Parizon (46,800), Micah Raskin (44,000), and Chad Brown (41,100).

Plenty of notable players came and went today, including Mike Sowers, Shawn Buchanan, Isaac Haxton, Scott Seiver, Don Zewin, and Richard Brodie. Phil Ivey registered, despite playing in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship, and when he arrived during Level 7, he quickly stacked off as well.

Jonathan Duhamel accumulated a lot of chips towards the end of the night, bagging up 25,700 at the end of the night. The 2010 WSOP Main Event champion busted Tyler Bonkowski – who won this event last year – and won a few pots off of fellow Canadian and Team PokerStars Pro Daniel Negreanu. Both players will return tomorrow, looking to position themselves for a bracelet.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time, where the plan is to play ten levels. Come back then for up-to-the-minute updates from this and every event at the 2012 WSOP!

Good night from Las Vegas!

Tags: Sam Barnhart

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
53,900 44,900
David Forster us
David Forster
Kenny Hsiung us
Kenny Hsiung
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Parizon us
Michael Parizon
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
Micah Raskin us
Micah Raskin
Bruno Portaro au
Bruno Portaro
Shawn Keller us
Shawn Keller
40,600 6,600
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
39,400 12,400
Philip Tom us
Philip Tom
Brandon Young us
Brandon Young
Mothel Krymchantowski mx
Mothel Krymchantowski
John Virtue us
John Virtue
Thomas Blizniak us
Thomas Blizniak
David Longood us
David Longood
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
31,500 6,500
David Steicke au
David Steicke
30,700 -1,300
Alex Dovzhenko ua
Alex Dovzhenko
Baothang Nguyen us
Baothang Nguyen
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
30,600 -2,900
Nicholas Muraca us
Nicholas Muraca
Mitchell Davis us
Mitchell Davis
Jeffrey Einsidler us
Jeffrey Einsidler
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
28,900 9,900
WSOP 3X Winner
Vinnie Vinh us
Vinnie Vinh

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Bardah Doubles

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Ronnie Bardah doubles on one of the last hands of the night.
Ronnie Bardah doubles on one of the last hands of the night.

Robert Ferdinand, also known as "Bobby the Bus," raised in early position, and Ronnie Bardah three-bet from the small blind. Ferdinand called. The flop came {j-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}, and Bardah led out. Ferdinand called.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds}, and Bardah bet all in for just 100. Ferdinand called.

Bardah: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}
Ferdinand: {q-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The river was the {6-Spades}, and Bardah doubled.

Tags: Robert FerdinandRonnie Bardah

"A Whole New World"

Level 8 : 500/1,000, 0 ante
Maria Ho sings "A Whole New World."
Maria Ho sings "A Whole New World."

Well, that's a first.

Moments ago, over on Table 365, we heard Ali Eslami singing. When we arrived, we discovered that his eyes were fixed on Maria Ho, who just recently joined the table.

"I can show you the world
Shining, shimmering, splendid
Tell me princess, now when did
You last let your heart decide?"

"Make it stop!" Todd Brunson shouted from an adjacent table.

"It's your turn," Eslami told Ho.

There was brief pause, then Ho continued the song. The two went back and forth, and we were very surprised to see that they both knew the lyrics to the Aladdin classic "A Whole New World" - until we saw that they both Googled lyrics on their respective iPads.

"Is this some kind of sick side bet?" someone at the table asked.

The pair completed the song, and received a brief round of applause from the surrounding tables. Ho was smiling from ear to ear.

"You're such a shy little bird," Eslami joked.

Ho could only giggle.

This was definitely a first for us, and if we have to put our Simon Cowell hat on, we'll say that Ho clearly outperformed Eslami.

Tags: Ali EslamiMaria Ho


Player Chips Progress
Sam Barnhart us
Sam Barnhart
36,000 5,900
Shawn Keller us
Shawn Keller
34,000 18,950
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
33,500 22,500
David Steicke au
David Steicke
32,000 11,500
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
29,000 -6,000
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
27,000 14,200
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
25,500 6,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
25,000 10,400
Leonid Bilokur ru
Leonid Bilokur
24,000 7,000
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
21,000 5,000
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
19,000 8,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
19,000 -300
WSOP 3X Winner
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Grigorian us
Chris Grigorian
17,000 9,500
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
15,200 7,125
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
14,800 -3,800
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
13,500 5,900
WSOP 2X Winner
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
12,600 -1,600
WSOP 6X Winner
Todd Brunson us
Todd Brunson
12,400 2,650
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
12,300 1,300
Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
12,000 4,400
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
11,600 8,300
WSOP 2X Winner
Aubin Cazals fr
Aubin Cazals
8,500 1,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
7,600 4,200
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
6,600 -4,200
WSOP 4X Winner

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Level: 8

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 0