WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series
Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Stanislav Barshak Leads After Ten Levels of Six-Handed Action

Happy_Freaked • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event is always one of the highlights of the summer. Big stacks, big names and even bigger pots were part of the first day of play, and Stanislav Barshak managed to come out on top with 230,700 chips. There are 167 players remaining who will come back tomorrow for day two.

One of the first players to bust out was Jim Collopy. He ran kings into Justin Bonomo's two pair and busted at the beginning of the second level. Bonomo went on the have a good day, he finished with 93,500.

A lot of attention went out to McLean Karr who was a part of a controversial hand in the second level of play. Karr had his hand declared dead in a situation where he could have won the pot. The usually quiet and composed professional was mad, and we wrote down what happened. Later on, the tournament supervisor came over and told us his side of the story after watching the surveillance footage.

Table 5, the party table, was right in front of the PokerNews desk, especially when Haralabos Voulgaris got moved there. Jason Mercier and Vicky Coren were already sitting here, and Voulgaris lit up the atmosphere. When Matt Waxman took the one open seat, and he got right into it needling Mercier about his fame. Coren and Waxman didn't managed to make it to the end of the day, and the latter was knocked out by Mercier himself. Towards the end of the day Carter Phillips got moved to Waxman's old seat, and he managed to win some off Mercier who finished with 148,300. Phillips starts tomorrow with 170,200 while Voulgaris has 77,200 left.

Nick Maimone was one of the early chip leaders and he ended the day on 171,800. Other big stacks are Dan Smith (210,000), Jeff Gross (152,000), Carter Phillips (170,200), and Ludovic Lacay (160,700).

Join us again tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time where Day 2 will commence. Good night from Las Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Stanislav Barshak us 230,700
Artem Kobylynskyi ua 222,900
Valentyn Shabelnyk ua 185,600
Darren Elias us 181,800 130,800
Alexander Nudin RU 178,700
Sam Chartier ca 178,100 28,100
Nicholas Maimone 171,800
Carter Phillips us 170,200
William Givens us 169,000
Hafiz Khan us 164,600
Ludovic Lacay fr 160,700
Antonino Venneri it 159,000
Lawrence Greenberg us 158,600
Russell Rosenblum us 158,100
Michael Benvenuti us 155,000
Taylor Paur us 152,800
Jeff Gross us 152,000
Tony Hachem au 151,600
Nicolas Chouity lb 149,800 -10,200
Shaun Deeb us 148,600
Jason Mercier us 148,300
Markus Gonsalves us 146,800
Ferit Gabriellson se 143,800
Nick Schulman us 142,700 700
William Reynolds us 141,200

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End of Day Counts

Stanislav Barshak us 230,700
Azten Kobyeynskyi 222,900
Dan Smith us 210,000 75,000
Nick Maimone us 171,800 33,800
Carter Phillips us 170,200 -44,800
Ludovic Lacay fr 160,700 30,700
Taylor Paur us 152,800 32,800
Tony Hachem au 151,600
Shaun Deeb us 148,600
Jason Mercier us 148,300 -41,700
Nick Schulman us 142,000 -700
William Reynolds us 141,200 96,200
Scott Baumstein us 124,800 54,800
Paul Berende nl 121,600
Brent Hanks us 112,000 60,000
Chris Moorman gb 111,300 82,300
Anton Ionel RO 109,200
Joseph Cheong us 108,000 600
David Chiu us 107,100 100
David Boyaciyan nl 95,300 53,300
Lauren Kling us 94,000 -23,000
Justin Bonomo us 93,500 -24,500
Thijmen Stocker NL 89,100 14,100
Amit Makhija us 85,400 63,400
Randal Flowers us 81,700 21,700

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Bagging and Tagging

SantanaBandana • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The players are currently bagging and tagging. We will have some end-of-day counts coming.

Chiu Eliminates Cada


2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion moved all in before the flop and was called by David Chiu. Chiu held {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and was crushing Cada's {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}.

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} and Chiu paired his ace and sent Cada packing a few hands before the field bagged and tagged for the night.

David Chiu us 107,000 7,000
Joe Cada us Busted

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Nick "Nate" Petrangelo Eliminated


Nick Petrangelo, who Haralabos Voulgaris has been calling "Nate," three-bet jammed over an open from Carter Phillips. Phillips called, and the hands were opened.


The {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop gave Phillips a pair of aces, but Petrangelo still had a gut-shot straight draw. The {6-Hearts} on the turn took away one of Petrangelo's outs, and the {a-Spades} completed the board, eliminating him from the tournament.

Phillips is now over 200,000 chips.

Carter Phillips us 215,000 50,000
Nick Petrangelo us Busted

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"We're in America, Buddy"

SantanaBandana • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

A player opened to 2,000 from early position, Ludovic Lacay three-bet to 5,200 from the blinds, and his opponent called. The flop fell {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}, and both players checked. The turn was the {3-Diamonds}, and Lacay led out for 5,800. His opponent called.

The {q-Spades} completed the board, and Lacay led again - this time for 15,600. His opponent tanked for nearly a minute, then called. Lacay shook his head, signifying that he had nothing, and his opponent opened up {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

Lacay turned to his neighbor Lex Veldhuis for some moral support, and Veldhuis offered the following: "We're in America, buddy. F*** our lives."

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Marafioti Doubles Through Mercier


We caught up to find Matt Marafioti all in for his tournament life against Jason Mercier. After Marafioti shoved, he tweeted the following:

In the end it was revealed that Mercier held {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and was racing with Marafioti's {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Marafioti spiked an ace on the flop and was able to bring his stack up to about 50,000.

Matt Marafioti ca 50,000 12,000

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