2012 World Series of Poker

Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
k9
Prize
$1,136,197
Event Info
Buy-in
$10,000
Entries
474
Level Info
Level
31
Blinds
60,000 / 120,000
Ante
15,000
Players Info - Day 1

Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

Day 1 Completed

Stanislav Barshak Leads After Ten Levels of Six-Handed Action

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)

Player Chips Progress
Stanislav Barshak us
Stanislav Barshak
WSOP 1X Winner
230,700
Artem Kobylynskyi ua
Artem Kobylynskyi
222,900
Valentyn Shabelnyk ua
Valentyn Shabelnyk
185,600
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
181,800 130,800
Alexander Nudin ru
Alexander Nudin
178,700
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
178,100 28,100
Nicholas Maimone
Nicholas Maimone
171,800
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
WSOP 2X Winner
170,200
William Givens us
William Givens
169,000
Hafiz Khan us
Hafiz Khan
164,600
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
160,700
Antonino Venneri it
Antonino Venneri
159,000
Lawrence Greenberg us
Lawrence Greenberg
158,600
Russell Rosenblum us
Russell Rosenblum
158,100
Michael Benvenuti us
Michael Benvenuti
155,000
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
WSOP 2X Winner
152,800
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
152,000
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
151,600
Nicolas Chouity lb
Nicolas Chouity
149,800 -10,200
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
WSOP 6X Winner
148,600
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
148,300
Markus Gonsalves us
Markus Gonsalves
146,800
Ferit Gabriellson se
Ferit Gabriellson
143,800
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
WSOP 4X Winner
142,700 700
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
141,200

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End of Day Counts

Player Chips Progress
Stanislav Barshak us
Stanislav Barshak
WSOP 1X Winner
230,700
Azten Kobyeynskyi
Azten Kobyeynskyi
222,900
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
WSOP 1X Winner
210,000 75,000
Nick Maimone us
Nick Maimone
171,800 33,800
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
WSOP 2X Winner
170,200 -44,800
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
160,700 30,700
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
WSOP 2X Winner
152,800 32,800
Tony Hachem au
Tony Hachem
151,600
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
WSOP 6X Winner
148,600
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
148,300 -41,700
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
WSOP 4X Winner
142,000 -700
William Reynolds us
William Reynolds
141,200 96,200
Scott Baumstein us
Scott Baumstein
124,800 54,800
Paul Berende nl
Paul Berende
121,600
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
WSOP 1X Winner
112,000 60,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
WSOP 1X Winner
111,300 82,300
Anton Ionel ro
Anton Ionel
109,200
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
WSOP 1X Winner
108,000 600
David Chiu us
David Chiu
WSOP 5X Winner
107,100 100
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
95,300 53,300
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
94,000 -23,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
WSOP 3X Winner
93,500 -24,500
Thijmen Stocker nl
Thijmen Stocker
89,100 14,100
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
85,400 63,400
Randal Flowers us
Randal Flowers
81,700 21,700

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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.

Petrangelo{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Phillips{a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

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.

Player Chips Progress
Carter Phillips us
Carter Phillips
WSOP 2X Winner
215,000 50,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
WSOP 2X Winner
Busted

Tags: Carter PhillipsNick Petrangelo

"We're in America, Buddy"

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."

Tags: Lex VeldhuisLudovic Lacay