2014 World Series of Poker

Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Day 1 Completed

Ruberto Leads Stacked Field

Level 10 : 600-1,200, 0 ante
Tony Ruberto leads at the conclusion of Day 1.
Tony Ruberto leads at the conclusion of Day 1.

Tony Ruberto was the lone player to top the 200,000 mark, as he bagged 203,300 to end Day 1 of Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship. The Massachusetts native was followed in the top five by well-known pro John Juanda (171,200), Frenchmen Michel Abecassis (165,100) and Benjamin Pollak (156,800), and Russian Alex Bilokur (156,500).

The return of the $10,000 PLHE event after a year off seemed to be well-received, as the 160 total entrants wasn't far off the 195 who played for $5,000 last year. The field was chock-full of notable names, and Antonio Esfandiari (144,300), Chino Rheem (122,700), Mike Matusow (94,000), and the legendary Phil Ivey (24,500) were among those bagging stacks at the end of the night.

Greg Merson, Matt Marafioti, Faraz Jaka, Bertrand Grospellier, David Paredes, and Jason Somerville were among the fallen here on Day 1, as 66 players made the cut for tomorrow's Day 2.

The survivors will return at 2 p.m. tomorrow to get back to battle, and we at PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all of the relevant live updates, so be sure to come back then.

Tags: Alex BilokurAntonio EsfandiariBenjamin PollakBertrand GrospellierChino RheemDavid ParedesFaraz JakaGreg MersonJason SomervilleJohn JuandaMatt MarafiotiMichel AbecassisMike MatusowPhil IveyTony Ruberto

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 600-1,200, 0 ante
Player Chips Progress
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
203,300 18,300
John Juanda id
John Juanda
171,200 18,200
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Michel Abecassis fr
Michel Abecassis
165,100 77,100
Benjamin Pollak fr
Benjamin Pollak
156,800 126,800
Alex Bilokur ru
Alex Bilokur
156,500 33,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
144,500 89,500
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
144,300 7,300
WSOP 3X Winner
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
143,600 143,600
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
Chino Rheem us
Chino Rheem
122,700 -7,300
Richard Kirsch us
Richard Kirsch
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
107,200 34,200
Kyle Frey us
Kyle Frey
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
97,400 29,400
WSOP 3X Winner
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
WSOP 2X Winner
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
94,000 -2,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Taylor Paur us
Taylor Paur
90,000 -3,000
WSOP 1X Winner
JC Tran us
JC Tran
88,800 -3,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
87,400 44,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
87,200 17,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Don Nguyen us
Don Nguyen
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
84,600 46,600
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
WSOP 2X Winner
Blake Barousse us
Blake Barousse
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
WSOP 1X Winner

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Seven Up

Level 10 : 600-1,200, 0 ante

The tournament director just ordered the dealers to deal seven more hands before play wraps up for the night.

Shak Gutted By Juanda

Level 10 : 600-1,200, 0 ante

Dan Shak's big day just came to a crashing halt. He still has chips, but the majority of the stack he spent the day building was just shipped one seat over to John Juanda.

The board read {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and from what we can gather, Shak bet the river, then called when Juanda potted it all in for his last 65,000. Shak's {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} had been outdrawn by Juanda's {a-Spades}{j-Spades} belly buster.

Player Chips Progress
John Juanda id
John Juanda
153,000 83,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
55,000 -73,000