Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Huge Field, Brisk Pace Marks Day 1 of the $1,500 Six-Max

MartyDerby • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
End-of-Day-1 chip leader Steven Hensley
End-of-Day-1 chip leader Steven Hensley

They came early, they came late and they came often as some 1,587 players filled the Brasilia Room and Part of the Pavillion for the first six-handed event of the 2014 WSOP today — a number that absolutely crushed the 1,069 this same $1,500 event drew last year.

But as fast as they came, they left just as quickly, and by the level before the dinner break a third of the field had been sent packing. Such is the way with six-max poker, as ranges are loosened up and aggression rules the day.

North of 1,500 players meant they played through 11 levels on the day and the money bubble burst rather quickly into the day’s final stanza. Speaking of money, once registration closed it was announced the prizepool reached a healthy $2,142,450 and while it’s not a Millionaire Maker, a first-place prize just under half a million dollars will be awarded to the winner of this one. A total of 162 people will get paid, and with 134 left when play was done, some already have.

Among the players who built big stacks on the day and have an inside track on the big money up top are Nicholas Immekus, Luis Camprlo, Blake Whittington, Chris MacNeil, Jason Wheeler, and Abraham Korotki, who all appear to have bagged up over 100,000. A group of well known pros including David Peters, Erik Cajelais, Eddy Sabat, Mike Sowers, Jason Mercier, Olivier Busquet, Jeff Madsen and Noah Schwartz are all also within striking distance.

All will be chasing Steven Hensley, however, who finished the night with the chip lead after collecting 184,200.

The hunt for $449,980 and a much coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet will continue at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, and if this brisk pace continues we should be looking at a final six by the time ten levels are through. The plan is to play to whichever comes first. To catch it all tune into the PokerNews Live Updates page right here, early and often.

Tags: Abraham KorotkiBlake WhittingtonChris MacNeilDavid PetersEddy SabatErik CajelaisJason MercierJason WheelerJeff MadsenLuis CamprloMike SowersNicholas ImmekusNoah SchwartzOlivier BusquetSteven Hensley

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

donpeters • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Steven Hensley us
Steven Hensley
us 184,200 64,200
Nicholas Immekus
Nicholas Immekus
159,900 -100
Christopher MacNeil
Christopher MacNeil
Luis Campelo br
Luis Campelo
br 146,000 1,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 139,900 75,900
Blake Whittington us
Blake Whittington
us 135,400
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 119,200
Niel Mittelman us
Niel Mittelman
us 113,100
Dean Buchanan
Dean Buchanan
Tanner Millen us
Tanner Millen
us 107,300 68,300
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 106,200 26,200
Abraham Korotki us
Abraham Korotki
us 104,800 1,800
Charles (Dave) Dawson
Charles (Dave) Dawson
Vincent Moscati us
Vincent Moscati
us 103,600
Robert Edelstein
Robert Edelstein
100,800 52,300
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 98,700 9,700
Lucas Fridriksson us
Lucas Fridriksson
us 97,900
Nicholas Castagna (Nicholas Palma)
Nicholas Castagna (Nicholas Palma)
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 88,900 20,900
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 86,300 44,300
Mohammad Siddiqui us
Mohammad Siddiqui
us 83,000
Michael Hahn us
Michael Hahn
us 80,700
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 75,700 -10,300
Charlie Coultas us
Charlie Coultas
us 75,400
David Peters us
David Peters
us 73,300 -16,700

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Four More Hands Tonight

Yardley • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Just four more hands tonight with 141 players left.

Play resumes tomorrow at 1 p.m. at Amazon Purple

Pay out!

Yardley • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The dealers have been instructed to yell out pay out and their table number when a player busts out.

With all remaining players in the money it’s like a dam has burst as cries of “Pay out.” ring around the room.

From 162 to 151 remaining in under five minutes with more on the way.

Double up or go home time.

Hand-For-Hand - Or Not

MartyDerby • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

With 164 players remaining, the dealers were told to halt play. And when the latest hand was over all around the room, hand-for-hand play was expected to commence.

Instead, two people busted in that final hand and the rest of the field is in the money.

A rather muffled cheer was heard around the Brasilia Room. Then Will Failla cursed rather loudly. No penalty was issued. We move on.

A Few Chip Counts From Around The Room

123md • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Hans Winzeler us
Hans Winzeler
us 83,000 19,750
Raj Vohra us
Raj Vohra
us 79,000 29,400
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 68,000 29,900
Nicholas Palma us
Nicholas Palma
us 65,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 64,000 54,150
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
us 64,000 -13,500
Sheddy Siddiqui us
Sheddy Siddiqui
us 62,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 61,000 13,500
Timothy Finne us
Timothy Finne
us 57,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 50,000
Ty Reiman us
Ty Reiman
us 50,000 300
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 47,000 -24,000
Will Failla us
Will Failla
us 42,000 -7,800
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 42,000 32,000
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
us 32,000
Ryan Franklin us
Ryan Franklin
us 26,000
Nabih Zaczac
Nabih Zaczac
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 23,000 -21,000
Leo Wolpert us
Leo Wolpert
us 22,000 -6,100
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
us 18,000 -7,000
Burt Boutin us
Burt Boutin
us 17,000
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
ca 13,000 2,000
Greg Ostrander us
Greg Ostrander
us 13,000 -8,200
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 7,000 -18,300
Ronit Chamani za
Ronit Chamani
za 7,000 -7,800

Raise It Up Let's See if She Salutes

MartyDerby • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Eddy Sabat has been on the grind all day and has now built his stack up close to 90k.

His latest climb up the chip count ladder came courtesy of a big river raise that appeared to work. Heads-up with an opponent who threw out 9,500 into a 13k pot with the board reading {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} Sabat spent a few minutes counting out chips.

Eventually he fired back, making it what appeared to be 30k total to get a glimpse of his holdings. His opponent folded and Sabat returned to stacking up chips.

Tags: Edward Sabat