2012 World Series of Poker

Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
Day: 1
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
10,000 / 20,000

Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max

Day 1 Completed

Tehan Towers: Joe Tehan Leads After Day 1 of Event 6

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Joe Tehan - the Day 1 chip leader
Joe Tehan - the Day 1 chip leader

Event #6 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max Day 1 has been a fantastic day of poker. We have had a plethora of former WSOP Main Event finalists, a quite amazing table of death, the most hung-over poker player ever to take a seat in the game in Phil Collins and a multi-tabling Daniel Negreanu. What more could a poker fan ask for?

Joe Tehan has 21 WSOP cashes to his name, including two final tables. He has won over $3.7 million in live tournament earnings and has the chip lead going into Day 2 with 219,200 chips. Significantly, $300,000 of that $3.7 million was won when he came third in a mixed-max event. There is no substitute for experience as they say.

Tehan built his huge stack courtesy of two vital hands. The first one came when he eliminated Mohsin Charania with kings over queens and then he eliminated both Andy Frankenberger and Ryan Schmidt when he flopped a flush. Both hands gave him the momentum to grow and grow as the day progressed.

But before we crowned Tehan as the chip leader all the talk was about the table of death. It began with Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Jason Mercier, JC Tran, Chris Moorman and Erik Seidel seated at Table #5 in the Gold section of the Brasilia room. As the day ebbed and flowed, top players left to be replaced by even more top players. But despite the line up of luminaries it was a young Russian called Kirill Kruglov who was building his chip stack quicker than Donald Trump can build a tower. Amongst Kruglov's early victims was Chris Moorman. The man from the UK left and the great man Phil Ivey joined the table instead.

Ivey had a frustrating day and we only caught him playing one significant pot before his eventual demise which you can read about here. His final act came when he got it all-in pre flop holding {9-} {9-} against the {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs} of his opponent and an ace appeared on the flop sending Ivey to the rail.

Phil Hellmuth was another global superstar who had a very quiet and frustrating day. The 11-time WSOP bracelet winner going out in the worse way after finding pocket aces against the pocket jacks of Hiren 'Sunny' Patel. Sunny finding a jack on the flop and Hellmuth was left standing in the rain without an umbrella.

The third global superstar who played today was Daniel Negreanu, although to say he played is a bit strong. Negreanu was multi-tabling between this event and Event #5 $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold-em where he is in with an excellent shout for a bracelet. Negreanu returned in between the 20-minute breaks to play a few hands before darting back to the Amazon room. He didn't do that badly either because he made it through to Day 2 with 8,400 chips. Somehow we don’t think he will be participating because he has made the final table of Event #5 sixth in chips.

Other notables through to Day 2 are Marvin Rettenmaier (166,000), Gavin Smith (138,600), John Duthie (99,800), Victor Ramdin (93,700), Will Failla (91,200) and Eugene Katchalov (87,300).

Last but not least a small round of applause for former November Niner Phil Collins. Yesterday Collins was on the rail to watch Brent Hanks win his first ever WSOP bracelet and he was the drunkest man in the room. Despite having the hangover from hell, Collins managed to stay awake long enough to finish the day with 14,600.

"I have had a bad day," said Collins who looked a little bit like a vampire.

112 players will return to the Amazon room at 13:00 to play Day 2, where the format will be six-max action. Please make sure you join Pokernews for all the action.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuJoe TehanPhil CollinsPhil HellmuthPhil Ivey

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Player Chips Progress
Joe Tehan us
Joe Tehan
Aaron Jones us
Aaron Jones
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
166,500 500
Raja Kattamuri us
Raja Kattamuri
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
Warwick Mirzikinian au
Warwick Mirzikinian
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
WSOP 1X Winner
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
WSOP 1X Winner
John Duthie gb
John Duthie
Ben Tollerene us
Ben Tollerene
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
WSOP 3X Winner
Randy Haddox us
Randy Haddox
Gregory Gokey us
Gregory Gokey
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
95,000 -5,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
Adam Geyer us
Adam Geyer
Jordan Smith us
Jordan Smith
Thomas Miller us
Thomas Miller
Christopher Hunichen us
Christopher Hunichen
Will Failla us
Will Failla
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
89,700 45,700
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
Stephen Coleman us
Stephen Coleman
Mathew Frankland gb
Mathew Frankland
84,900 900
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet

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Mizzi Making Moves

Play seems to be slowing down around the room, with people trying to hold on and make day 2. A recent hand at table #3 showed no sign of slowing down. Eugene Katchalov made it 1,600 under the gun and received a caller from an early position player and a caller from Sorel Mizzi in middle position. A player in late position then raised it up to 5,200. Katchalov folded, but Mizzi and the early position player completed and made the call.

A {Q-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop was spread for the players to see. The early position player checked along with Sorel. Action was then on the preflop raiser who bet out 7,500. A fold was made by the early position player, and action rested on Mizzi. After taking a minute or two Mizzi announced "all in" and his opponent quickly folded.

Player Chips Progress
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
92,000 69,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
66,000 38,000

Tags: Eugene KatchalovSorel Mizzi

Timoshenko's Kings Are Cracked

Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Jared Jaffee have just got it all-in pre flop and Timoshenko was in great shape for a double up that would have put him in a great position in this tournament.

Jaffee{Q-Clubs} {Q-Hearts}
Timoshenko{K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}

Both players stared at the board intently as the dealer laid them out one by one. {6-Clubs} {4-Hearts} {3-Spades} {Q-Spades}. The queen on the turn seemingly unnoticed by both players who did not flinch one bit. The river card was the {8-Hearts}, Timoshenko congratulated his opponent and left the table.

Jaffee was up to 145,000.

Player Chips Progress
Jared Jaffee
Jared Jaffee
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko

Tags: Jared JaffeeYevgeniy Timoshenko

Back to Back Aces and Crowe is Out! Rettenmaier Flying!

Marvin Rettenmaier is in the middle of a heater
Marvin Rettenmaier is in the middle of a heater

When we arrived at the table there were chips everywhere. Former November Niner Jason Senti was walking out of the door and just in front of his empty table space lay {4-Spades} {4-Clubs}, Marvin Rettenmaier had a cheeky "it wasn't me" grin on his face and {A-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} in front of him, the board was showing {A-Spades} {Q-Hearts} {J-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} and the man passing the German the majority of his chips was Owen Crowe.

"I had pocket aces," said Crowe.

After a chinwag with some of the players we understand that Senti open shoved with the fours, Rettenmaier three-bet with the ace-king, Crowe four-bet with the aces, Rettenmaier moved all-in and Crowe called.

Crowe was left with a sour looking face and just a few thousand chips while Rettenmaier had moved up to 168,000.

Then in the very next hand Crowe picked up pocket aces once again. He moved all-in and was called by a player holding pocket tens and yes you've guessed it, the pocket tens hit a straight to eliminate the unfortunate Crowe.

Player Chips Progress
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
168,000 121,000
Jason Senti us
Jason Senti
Owen Crowe ca
Owen Crowe

Tags: Jason SentiMarvin RettenmaierOwen Crowe

Level: 10

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 100

Inizan and Froehlich Clash

Marc Inizan
Marc Inizan

In 2010, Marc Inizan made the final table of the WSOPE Main Event in London where he finished in 9th place for $107,609. He is a very aggressive player from France and highly respected amongst his peers. He has had one of the largest stacks in the room, all-day, but Eric Froehlich has just taken a substantial amount of them as we approach the business end of the day.

Inizan raised to 1,200 in early position, Eric Froehlich three-bet to 3,425 in the hijack, Inizan four-bet to 6,800, Froehlich moved all-in for around 25,000 and Inizan made the call.

Froehlich{Q-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}
Inizan{9-Spades} {9-Hearts}

Board: {6-Hearts} {5-Diamonds} {3-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {K-Hearts}

Froehlich moved up to 56,000 and Inizan was pegged back to 63,000.

Player Chips Progress
Marc Inizan fr
Marc Inizan
63,000 -5,000
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Eric FroehlichMarc Inizan

Pantling Panting

Andrew Pantling went about his business in fine fashion in the early levels of this tournament. He amassed a stack that could have done plenty of damage, but he has just been reduced to one of the smallest stacks in the room.

We caught him in all-in action, and favourite to increase his stack, when he held {Q-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} against his opponents {8-Spades} {8-Clubs}. He was almost home and dry on a board of {3-Diamonds} {2-Clubs} {J-Clubs} {6-Diamonds} and then the cruel {8-Hearts} hit the river to reduce him to around 5,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Andrew Pantling ca
Andrew Pantling
5,000 -29,000

Tags: Andrew Pantling

Chip Counts Tables 10-19

Player Chips Progress
John Duthie
John Duthie
Mathew Frankland gb
Mathew Frankland
84,000 -11,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
71,000 26,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
60,000 -25,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Will Failla us
Will Failla
56,000 32,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
46,000 6,500
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
Tristan Clemencon fr
Tristan Clemencon
42,000 1,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
42,000 26,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
39,000 10,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
38,000 -27,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Racener us
John Racener
34,000 18,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
Hiren Patel us
Hiren Patel
28,000 -28,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
26,000 16,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
16,000 -8,000