2013 World Series of Poker

Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
qj
Prize
$211,743
Event Info
Buy-in
$5,000
Prize Pool
$799,000
Players
170
Level Info
Level
28
Limits
50,000 / 100,000
Ante
0

Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Official Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
94,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Slavko Todorovic it
Slavko Todorovic
64,100 100
Brent Wheeler us
Brent Wheeler
57,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
54,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Brian Aleksa us
Brian Aleksa
54,400 54,400
Vincent Gironda us
Vincent Gironda
49,100
Jeffrey Yass
Jeffrey Yass
48,200 48,200
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
46,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
46,100
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
43,600 11,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
42,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
42,200
Brian Tate us
Brian Tate
42,100 42,100
Tam Hang
Tam Hang
42,000 42,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ray Dehkharghani us
Ray Dehkharghani
38,400 38,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
38,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Kwon us
Chris Kwon
37,900 500
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
37,300
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
35,700 8,700
Danny Warchol
Danny Warchol
35,500 35,500
Matthew Schreiber us
Matthew Schreiber
35,400 35,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Robert Como us
Robert Como
35,100
Dom Denotaristefani
Dom Denotaristefani
34,900 34,900
Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
34,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Marwan Abdelal
Marwan Abdelal
34,100 34,100

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Mueller Holds Monster Day 1 Chip Lead; Bonomo & Bardah Thrive

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante
Greg Mueller Chip Leader
Greg Mueller Chip Leader

The 2013 World Series of Poker continued Thursday evening with the start of Event #37: $5,000 Limit Hold'em. The tournament attracted 170 runners—up four from last year's field of 166—and created a prize pool of $799,000. That will be distributed to the top 18 players with the eventual winner taking home $211,743. The man best positioned to make a run at the top prize of the 103 surviving players is monster chip leader Greg "FBT" Mueller, who finished with 94,600 after eight one-hour levels of play.

Given that it was a limit event, it took awhile for the action to heat up. When it did, the defending champ, Benjamin Scholl, was among the first to go. Last year Scholl could do no wrong as he captured the gold bracelet and accompanying $206,760 first-place prize. Five days ago, Scholl's run good continued as he finished runner-up to Tom Schneider in Event #29 $5,000 H.O.R.S.E. for $197,228. Unfortunately Scholl's momentum came to a screeching in the fourth level of the day.

It happened when Scholl, who had dwindled down to 800, raised to 600 from the cutoff. Sean Chen responded with a three-bet to 900 from the small blind, and after the big got out of the way, Scholl called off.

Scholl: {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}
Chen: {k-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

Scholl seemed a bit frustrated, and understandably so as he was having the polar-opposite experience than a year ago. With that said, he was drawing to live cards. According to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Scholl had a 30.98% of surviving the hand, though that dropped to 16.36% on the {k-Spades}{a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} flop. Scholl was looking for some help on the turn, but instead the {K-Diamonds} left him drawing dead as Chen improved to trips. The meaningless {7-Spades} was run out on the river for good measure as Scholl made a beeline for the exit.

Others who joined him over the next five levels were Micah Raskin, John Hennigan, Carlos Mortensen, John Monnette, Mothel Santoro, Andy Bloch, Josh Arieh, Dan Kelly, JC Tran, Sam Grizzle, Maria Ho and Nick Abou Risk.

Not everyone was as unlucky as the aforementioned. Among the notables who survived the day were Todorovic Slavko (64,900), Brent Wheeler (57,500), Ronnie Bardah (54,800), Justin Bonomo (46,600), Brock Parker (46,100), Mike Leah (42,700), Jeff Shulman (42,200), Todd Witteles (38,200), Terrence Chan (35,000), Joe Cassidy (32,200), David Chiu (32,400), Ben Yu (30,300), Barry Greenstein (29,600), Mohsin Charania (27,700), Phil Ivey (24,200), Alexander Kostritsyn (17,000) and Daniel Negreanu (15,900).

Day 2 action is set to begin at 14:00 PST, so join us then as we bring you all the limit hold’em action you can handle from the Amazon Room inside the Rio All-Suite Casino in Las Vegas!

Tags: Benjamin SchollGreg MuellerJustin Bonomo

Notable End of Day 1 Counts

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
94,600 4,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Slavko Todorovic it
Slavko Todorovic
64,000 27,000
Brent Wheeler us
Brent Wheeler
57,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
54,800 14,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Vincent Gironda us
Vincent Gironda
49,100
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
46,600 7,600
WSOP 3X Winner
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
46,100 -100
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
42,700 21,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
42,200 7,200
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
38,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Chris Kwon us
Chris Kwon
37,400 -7,600
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
37,300 -10,700
Robert Como us
Robert Como
35,100 35,100
Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
34,500 18,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joe Cassidy us
Joe Cassidy
33,200 -1,800
WSOP 1X Winner
J.J. Liu tw
J.J. Liu
33,100 -1,400
David Chiu us
David Chiu
32,400 5,400
WSOP 5X Winner
Antoine Saout fr
Antoine Saout
32,100 32,100
Ron Burke us
Ron Burke
31,500 16,500
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
30,300 -4,700
WSOP 4X Winner
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
29,600 9,600
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
27,700 6,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Stark
Ben Stark
26,100 7,600
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
25,900 1,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Matt Lefkowitz us
Matt Lefkowitz
25,900 -3,100

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Three More Hands

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night. We're headed out to the floor to catch any last-minute action and to compile some end-of-the-night chip counts. Stay tuned for those and a full recap of the Day 1 action.

Ivey v. Chiu in the Blinds

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante

Phil Ivey was in the small blind, and everyone folded around to him. He raised, and David Chiu called in the big blind. The flop was {q-Hearts}{9-Spades}{k-Diamonds}, and Ivey bet. Chiu called, and the dealer turned the {j-Hearts}. Ivey bet again, and Chiu called again. The river was the {10-Hearts}, putting a straight on the board, as well as three hearts. Ivey bet again, and Chiu chuckled a bit to himself before acting. After a few moments, he folded, exposing a {10-Spades} as he did so to show he had a straight before the river that he felt was no longer good.

Player Chips Progress
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
27,500 4,500
WSOP 10X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer

Tags: David ChiuPhil Ivey

Mueller Primed to Bag Chip Lead

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante

With just 30 minute left in the night, Greg "FBT" Mueller is more than likely going to finish as the chip leader. After eliminating yet another player, the two-time bracelet winner is sitting with a little over 90,000 in chips! That's almost double many of the other big stacks.

On a separate note, Josh Arieh and Andy Bloch won't be bagging up any chips tonight as they've both hit the rail here in the last

Player Chips Progress
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
90,000 18,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
Busted
WSOP 4X Winner
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
Busted
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Greg Mueller

Eight-High Good for Negreanu

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Danny Qutami raised preflop, Daniel Negreanu called from the small blind and J.J. Liu called from the big blind. The flop was {a-Spades}{10-Spades}{3-Diamonds}. Negreanu and Liu both checked, and Qutami bet. Negreanu then raised. Liu folded, and Qutami called the raise. The turn was the {k-Clubs}, and both players checked. They checked again on the {q-Clubs} river, and Negreanu announced, "Eight High." He turned over {8-Spades}{7-Spades} for a missed flush draw. Qutami then tabled {6-Spades}{x-Spades} for a six-high flush draw, and Negreanu won the pot with his eight.

Player Chips Progress
Danny Qutami us
Danny Qutami
28,000 -4,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
12,000 3,900

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDanny Qutami

More Chippies

Level 8 : 500-1,000, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
72,000 22,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Tommy Heng
Tommy Heng
49,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
39,000 -5,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
35,000 3,500
WSOP 4X Winner
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
30,000 15,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
28,500 5,000
Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
27,000 12,000
David Chiu us
David Chiu
27,000 -2,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
27,000 12,000
Steve Landfish us
Steve Landfish
26,500 11,500
Pat Pezzin ca
Pat Pezzin
23,000 8,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
21,000 -5,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Gabriel Nassif fr
Gabriel Nassif
20,000 5,500
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
20,000 6,500
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
20,000 -5,000
Daniel Idema ca
Daniel Idema
19,000 2,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
17,500 3,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
17,000 -4,500
Alexander Kostritsyn ru
Alexander Kostritsyn
17,000 2,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
14,000 1,500
WSOP 6X Winner
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
13,000 5,000
Michael Winnett us
Michael Winnett
12,000 -3,000
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
4,600 -400
WSOP 1X Winner
Bill Chen us
Bill Chen
2,500 -12,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
Busted