2013 World Series of Poker

Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
jj
Prize
$224,560
Event Info
Buy-in
$5,000
Prize Pool
$916,500
Entries
195
Level Info
Level
25
Blinds
15,000 / 30,000
Ante
0

Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Danchev Leads After Day 1; Kelly and Katchalov Near the Top

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Dimitar Danchev -
Dimitar Danchev -

After eight levels of play here on Day 1 of Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em, less than 80 of the original 195 players remain. Leading the way is 2013 PCA Main Event winner Dimitar Danchev. On one of the last hands of the evening, Danchev eliminated Kyle Julius, who finished runner-up in the 2012 PCA Main Event. Julius moved all in on the turn of a jack-high board with a king-high flush draw, and Danchev called with two pair, holding when the river produced a brick.

Joining Danchev atop the charts are Dan Kelly, Ted Lawson, and Eugene Katchalov. Kelly is off to a very hot start in the 44th annual World Series of Poker, reaching the final tables of the $5,000 Eight-Handed Event and the Millionaire Maker. He also made Day 3 of the $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. event, which concluded today, but was unable to capture his second bracelet in any of those three events. Kelly will return tomorrow looking to capture his fifth cash and make his fourth Day 3 of the 2013 WSOP.

Katchalov, who has one cash at the 2013 WSOP, is looking to reach his first Day 3 of the summer. He made a full house in Level 2 and never looked back. Lawson, who only cashed in two events at the 2012 WSOP, is looking to reach the money for the first time in 2013. He played a massive hand in Level 5 against Andrey Zaichenko, where Zaichenko moved all in on the river of a dangerous-looking board. Lawson tank-called with two aces, and the Russian mucked his hand.

While those players prospered, others did not. There were plenty of players who hit the rail, including the aforementioned Zaichenko, Hasan Habib, Phil Hellmuth, Tom Marchese, Bryn Kenney, Brian Rast, Antonio Esfandiari, Dan Smith, Jonathan Little, Mohsin Charania, Phil Ivey, and Daniel Negreanu. Ivey was shuffling back and forth between this event and the $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event that started the day, before finally busting over here in the last level of play. On the contrary, Negreanu busted on the first hand of the day. Kid Poker moved all in with a gut-shot straight flush draw, and Manuel Bevand called with middle set. Bevand held, and Negreanu hit the rail.

Despite the fast start, Bevand also busted on Day 1.

Day 2 will begin at 2 p.m. PDT in the Tan Section of the Amazon Room. We look forward to bringing you more up-to-the-minute updates straight from the tournament floor, but until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

Tags: Dan KellyDimitar Danchev

Official End-Of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
106,300 9,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Dmitry Vitkind ru
Dmitry Vitkind
92,000
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
91,000 3,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Eugene Katchalov ua
Eugene Katchalov
87,000 1,000
Matt O'Donnell us
Matt O'Donnell
74,400 21,400
Kristijonas Andrulis lt
Kristijonas Andrulis
72,300 57,300
David Paredes us
David Paredes
69,900 8,900
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
67,200 -2,800
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
66,200 36,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
63,200 10,200
WSOP 2X Winner
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
61,900
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
59,500 -8,500
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
59,500 -4,500
Nick Jivkov bg
Nick Jivkov
59,300 25,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Marafioti ca
Matt Marafioti
59,200 3,200
Takashi Ogura jp
Takashi Ogura
59,100 13,100
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
55,900
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
54,600 -400
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Max Lykov
Max Lykov
54,500 15,500
Nadar Kakhmazov ru
Nadar Kakhmazov
53,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
52,000 -2,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
50,400 15,400
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
50,000 34,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mike Linster us
Mike Linster
48,000 -2,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
47,500 16,500
WSOP 4X Winner

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Prize Pool Information

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

With 195 entrants, the total prize pool in Event #19 is $916,500. The top 27 players will earn a minimum of $7,881, while each member of the final table will take home $20,520. The winner will take home $224,560 along with the coveted gold bracelet. For the entire list, click the Payouts tab above.

Kyle Julius Eliminated By Dimitar Danchev

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Dimitar Danchev
Dimitar Danchev

In a battle of the blinds, Kyle Julius is all in for about 25,000 from the small blind after the turn of a {J-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Spades}{9-Diamonds} board. Dimitar Danchev, with chips committed after the turn, tanks for about 90 seconds before he calls.

Julius: {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Danchev: {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Danchev fades Julius' river outs when the {7-Clubs} secures the pot for him.

Player Chips Progress
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
97,000 37,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Dimitar DanchevKyle Julius

Ivey Busts

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

After hit-and-running his table throughout Day 1, Phil Ivey returned for a final time and busted with unknown action.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Busted
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Cristos Cut Down

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante

Dan Kelly, who has chipped up very well here in the latter stages of the evening, checked and so too did Jordan Cristos on a flop of {q-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}. Joe Hachem, the 2005 World Series of Poker Main Event winner, fired out 2,500, and Kelly called. Cristos moved all in for what looked like 13,500, Hachem called, and Kelly folded.

Hachem: {q-Spades}{7-Spades}
Cristos: {q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

Cristos needed help, but received none as the turn and river bricked {j-Diamonds}, {k-Hearts} respectively. He hit the rail, while Hachem now sits with around 55,000 chips.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
70,000 44,000
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
55,000 22,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Jordan Cristos us
Jordan Cristos
Busted

Tags: Dan KellyJoe HachemJordan Cristos

More Chip Counts

Level 8 : 300/600, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Ted Lawson us
Ted Lawson
88,000 -6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mark Herm us
Mark Herm
68,000 11,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
64,000 4,000
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
60,000 17,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Marafioti ca
Matt Marafioti
56,000 46,000
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
54,000 -4,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
53,000 -19,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Mike Linster us
Mike Linster
50,000 4,000
Max Lykov
Max Lykov
39,000 9,850
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
38,000 20,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Buzgon us
Dan Buzgon
13,000 -31,000
Erik Seidel us
Erik Seidel
13,000 -1,500
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Marvin Rettenmaier de
Marvin Rettenmaier
9,500