Live Events 2
Event #10: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante
Thomas Blizniak us
Thomas Blizniak
us 45,700 45,700
Miguel Proulx ca
Miguel Proulx
ca 45,100
Luis Benitesneri US
Luis Benitesneri
US 41,100 41,100
Chiduziem Obi US
Chiduziem Obi
US 40,800
William James US
William James
US 40,400
Steve Gee us
Steve Gee
us 39,800
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
us 37,800 37,800
Matthew Kelly us
Matthew Kelly
us 35,700 35,700
John Zipperer US
John Zipperer
US 33,500 33,500
Winston Chen US
Winston Chen
US 32,200 32,200
Amos Segev il
Amos Segev
il 32,200 32,200
Tyler Schwecke us
Tyler Schwecke
us 32,100 32,100
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 31,800
Farid Labib-Kiyarash us
Farid Labib-Kiyarash
us 31,700 31,700
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 28,700
Billy Huynh US
Billy Huynh
US 28,400 28,400
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
us 28,400 24,200
Malissia Zapata us
Malissia Zapata
us 28,200 28,200
Brian Aleksa us
Brian Aleksa
us 28,200 28,200
Larry Wright us
Larry Wright
us 27,600
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 27,300
Matt Lefkowitz US
Matt Lefkowitz
US 27,300 27,300
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 27,100
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
us 27,100 27,100
Kyle Zartman US
Kyle Zartman
US 27,100 -7,900

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Event #10: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Octo-Niner Among Leaders After Day 1

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante
Steve Gee
Steve Gee

Day 1 of Event #10: $1,500 Limit Hold'em is in the books, and among the leaders of the 177 remaining players are Miguel Proulx, Chiduziem Obi, William James, and Octo-Niner Steve Gee. Gee, who finished ninth in the 2012 World Series of Poker, won a bracelet in 2010, besting a field of 3,042 runners. Proulx also won a bracelet in 2010, taking down a $2,500 Pot-Limit Omaha event for $315,311.

Event #10 attracted a total of 645 players, generating a prize pool of $870,750. The top 72 players are guaranteed $2,455, every player at the final table will take home at least $14,585, and the winner will bank $191,605 along with the gold bracelet. There were plenty of notable grinders in the field, including Jason Mercier, John Racener, Randy Lew, Michael "Squeaky" Winnett, Scott Seiver, Justin Bonomo, Carlos Mortensen, Rep Porter, Jeremy Ausmus, Matt Glantz, Phil Hellmuth and Barry Greenstein. Unfortunately for all of the players mentioned above, they were unable to survive the day.

Many of the big names registered late - some because the basketball game was on, others because they were deep in other tournaments - and Phil Ivey was the very last player to take his seat. Despite making a hero call in the last level of the day, he was unable to get anything going and bagged just 3,900 chips. Daniel Negreanu was also one of the players who registered very late, and he too took a hit during the last level of play when he ran kings into aces, but bounced back. Kid Poker ended up bagging 16,000 which will be 13 big bets to start Day 2.

Todd Witteles had a roller coaster day which saw him peak as high as 24,000 chips and drop down as low as 2,400. He was also involved in the craziest hand of the day, where he eliminated three opponents including NBA forward Earl Barron. Witteles flopped a flush draw against two sets and a gut-shot straight draw, and made his flush on the river to score a rare triple knockout.

The Day 1 survivors will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time, and play until they reach a final table or they complete 10 levels. We're wagering that it will be the latter, and we hope you return for all of our up-to-the-minute updates straight from the tournament floor.

Until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

Tags: Steve Gee

Unofficial End-of-Day Counts

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-500, 0 ante
Chiduziem Obi US
Chiduziem Obi
US 40,800 40,800
William James US
William James
US 40,400 40,400
Steve Gee us
Steve Gee
us 39,800 26,800
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 31,800 5,300
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 28,700 19,300
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
us 28,400 24,200
Larry Wright us
Larry Wright
us 27,600 15,600
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 27,300 2,300
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 27,100 11,100
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 24,700 12,500
Lee Goldman US
Lee Goldman
US 23,600 20,600
Alex Keatling
Alex Keatling
21,700 21,700
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 21,200 -2,800
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 20,000 20,000
Terrence Chan ca
Terrence Chan
ca 18,800 9,300
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 16,000
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 15,200 200
Gabriel Nassif FR
Gabriel Nassif
FR 7,100 -3,400
Don Zewin us
Don Zewin
us 5,600 -6,800
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 3,900 -3,100

Six More Hands

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

The remaining players will play six more hands before bagging and tagging for the evening.

Taking Over

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

Nick Schulman, aka "The Takeover," had a short-stacked opponent all in and at risk preflop holding {a-}{j-}. The player was in good shape to double, that is until the turn brought an ace. The player couldn't make a set of kings on the river, and was eliminated.

Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 26,500 8,500

Tags: Nick Schulman

Negreanu Runs Kings into Aces

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

A player check-raised Daniel Negreanu on a flop of {10-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Spades}, and Kid Poker made the call. The turn was the {5-Spades}, the player led out, and Negreanu quickly raised. The player called.

The {10-Clubs} completed the board, and the player check-called one last bet.

"Kings," Negreanu said, showing two cowboys.

The player opened up {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} however, and Negreanu shook his head before mucking his hand.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 3,800 -8,700

Tags: Daniel Negreanu

Zartman Among Leaders

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

We were searching for bigger stacks moments ago, and discovered Kyle Zartman. He currently sits with 35,000 chips.

Kyle Zartman US
Kyle Zartman
US 35,000

Ivey is a Hero

[user101598] • Level 8: 300-600, 0 ante

After losing a few pots, Phil Ivey's stack dwindled down to a few big bets. At that point, he opened in middle position, and was called by two players, one on the button and the other in the big blind. The player in the big blind check-called a bet on a flop of {q-Clubs}{k-Spades}{3-Hearts}, then both players checked when the {6-Diamonds} turned.

The {8-Diamonds} completed the board, and the player led out. Ivey thought long and hard before tossing two purple chips forward, prompting the player to show {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} for jack-high. Ivey tabled {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for essentially fifth pair, and raked in the pot.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 7,000 3,000

Tags: Phil Ivey