2014 World Series of Poker

Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day: 1
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

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

Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Day 1 Completed

Markin on Top After Day 1; Gonsalves, Griffin, and Gruissem Among Leaders

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Markus Gonsalves
Markus Gonsalves

Day 1 of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em is in the books, and leading the 97 survivors is Leonid Markin. Markin bagged 206,800 chips, most of which came in a failed bluff from Jonathan Jaffe. The two were heads up in a pot where Markin fired out a pot-sized bet on the flop, and Jaffe moved all in for roughly 90 big blinds holding queen-high and no draw. Markin called with pocket aces and held, dragging the 183,000-chip pot.

Joining Markin atop the counts are Ashton Griffin (162,300), Markus Gonsalves (145,900), Wai Kin Yong (141,100), and Philipp Gruissem (130,900). Griffin won a 100,000-chip race against Martin Finger in Level 9.

Also surviving the day are PokerNews Podcast cohost Jason Somerville, 2014 WSOP bracelet winners Doug Polk, George Danzer, and Brock Parker, and two players who ran very big bluffs and showed only the {2-Diamonds}; Nick Schulman and David Williams.

Schulman bluffed Jaffe in Level 8, moving all in for less than a full raise on the river of a {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{j-Hearts} board. After committing roughly 100 big blinds, Jaffe folded, and Schulman showed him the {2-Diamonds}. Williams ran his bluff on Anthony Spinella during the final level of the night, check-raising all in on an {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} board. Spinella folded, claiming to have a full house, and Williams also showed the {2-Diamonds}.

Spinella and Jaffe were both eliminated in later hands. Jaffe ran the aforementioned failed bluff against Markin, while Spinella had his aces cracked then lost a race to Parker.

Also exiting on Day 1 were Daniel Negreanu, Jason Mercier, Stephen Chidwick, Scott Seiver, Ryan Riess, Justin Bonomo, Davidi Kitai, Michael Mizrachi, and Joseph Cheong.

Cheong was the victim of a bad beat from Greg Merson. The 2012 WSOP Main Event champion cracked Cheong’s queens in a four-bet all-in pot with ace-jack, and Cheong exited empty-handed.

Event #32 attracted a total of 264 players – only 89 players more than the $25,000 variant held in 2013 - generating a total prize pool of $2,481,600. The top 30 finishers are all guaranteed a minimum of $17,793, each member of the six-handed official final table will pocket at least $91,670, and the winner will bank $670,041 along with the coveted gold bracelet.

Day 2 begins on Sunday at 2 p.m. PT in the Amazon Room, and PokerNews will be on hand to bring you live updates straight from the tournament floor. Until then, good night from Las Vegas!

A Few End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
206,800 6,800
Ashton Griffin us
Ashton Griffin
162,300 10,300
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
150,300 -1,700
WSOP 3X Winner
Doug Polk us
Doug Polk
149,300 1,300
WSOP 3X Winner
Markus Gonsalves us
Markus Gonsalves
Kyle White ca
Kyle White
142,300 -8,700
Wai Kin Yong my
Wai Kin Yong
141,100 92,100
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
138,700 85,700
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 4X Winner
Wade Townsend us
Wade Townsend
136,800 94,800
Ryan Fee us
Ryan Fee
134,200 81,200
David Martirosyan us
David Martirosyan
133,700 133,700
Samay Parikh in
Samay Parikh
133,500 133,500
Philipp Gruissem de
Philipp Gruissem
130,900 -29,100
WSOP 1X Winner
Andrea Dato it
Andrea Dato
129,100 -15,900
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
124,000 -34,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
121,600 91,100
WSOP 6X Winner
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
119,700 87,700
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
119,000 4,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ben Volpe us
Ben Volpe
117,600 -8,400
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
115,700 93,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
114,300 23,300
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeremy Kottler us
Jeremy Kottler
113,800 77,800
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
112,400 48,400
John Racener us
John Racener
111,700 77,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua
Yevgeniy Timoshenko
111,200 2,200

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Markin Check-Raises River Against Merson with Boat

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

With about 24,000 in the middle on the final board of {10-Spades}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Spades}{K-Hearts}, Leonid Markin checked to the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event champion, Greg Merson. Merson bet 11,500, but Markin fired right back with a check-raise to 32,000. After some tanking, Merson eventually folded. Markin showed the {4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} for a full house and scooped in the pot to move to 200,000 in chips.

Player Chips Progress
Leonid Markin ru
Leonid Markin
200,000 17,000
Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
81,000 -23,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Leonid MarkinGreg Merson

Kings > Queens

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Sam Greenwood raised to 2,700 from under the gun, Alex Venovski moved all in for 22,600 in the cutoff, and Marc-Andre Ladouceur re-shoved from the small blind, having both parties covered. Greenwood quickly folded.

Venovski: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Ladouceur: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Venovski was in great shape to double, and improved his odds on a flop of {3-Spades}{7-Spades}{5-Spades}. The {10-Hearts} on the turn took away Ladouceur's runner-runner straight flush chop outs, and Venovski avoided the one-outer on the river when the {9-Spades} completed the board.

Ladouceur is still very healthy with 72,000 chips, while Venovski more than doubled up to 49,500.

Player Chips Progress
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
72,000 -28,000
Alex Venovski us
Alex Venovski
49,500 26,900

Tags: Alex VenovskiMarc-Andre LadouceurMax Greenwood

Spinella Eliminated

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

After getting bluffed out of a big pot where he later claimed he folded a full house, Anthony Spinella has been eliminated at the hands of Brock Parker.

After a raise to 2,500, Spinella moved all in. Parker reraised all in from one of the blinds, and the original raiser folded. Spinella held {K-}{J-}, and Parker had {10-}{10-}.

The flop, turn, and river ran out {Q-}{J-}{8-}{7-}{9-}, and Parker made a straight to bust Spinella.

Player Chips Progress
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
52,000 19,000
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Anthony SpinellaBrock Parker

Williams Pushes Out Spinella with a Gutsy Bluff

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
David Williams in a previous event
David Williams in a previous event

From the cutoff seat, Anthony Spinella raised to 2,400. Brock Parker called from the small blind, and David Williams reraised to 10,000 from the big blind. Spinella called, and Parker called.

The flop came down {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}, and all three players checked rather quickly before the dealer placed the {K-Clubs} out on the turn to pair the board. Parker and Williams checked, which prompted a bet of 8,500 from Spinella. After Parker folded, Williams check-raised enough to put Spinella all in.

"Oh my f***ing god!" blurted out Spinella as soon as Williams stuck out the stack of pink T5,000 chips to set him all in. "This is just the worst."

After a minute or so of tanking, Spinella began talking out loud to himself. "You have to have it," he said.

Another minute passed as Spinella was tossing around his chips in front of him in a frustrated fashion before he added, "You're really telling me not to call right now?"

Williams didn't flinch during Spinella's tanking episode, and eventually Spinella gave it up. As soon as he did, Williams turned up the {2-Diamonds} from his hand and passed his cards to the dealer.

"F***!" yelled out Spinella, slamming a couple chips on the felt in front of him and causing players at the adjacent tables to snap their head over and look at what was going on. One chip even bounced off the table and rolled about 12 feet away to where the security guard in the area had to point out where the chip went.

Left with a little under 30,000 in chips, Spinella wasn't too happy with it. Williams, on the other hand, moved up to 130,000 with smile on his face.

Player Chips Progress
David Williams us
David Williams
130,000 6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
33,000 -7,000
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
29,500 -25,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Brock ParkerDavid WilliamsAnthony Spinella

Kilpatrick KO'd in Delayed Race

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Ludovic Lacay came in for a raise in late position, Kory Kilpatrick three-bet to 25,500 on his direct left - leaving 4,500 behind - and Lacay just called.

"Let's see a flop," the Frenchman said, grinning.

"I've got four-and-a-half big blinds," Kilpatrick announced, insinuating that there was a possibility of him folding on the flop.

Lacay checked dark, and the flop was all diamonds; {5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. Kilpatrick committed the rest of his stack, and Lacay called.

Kilpatrick: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Lacay: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}

Kilpatrick needed a non-diamond ace or king, or running non-diamond cards to make Broadway, but the 2014 bracelet winner hit the rail as the turn and river bricked {2-Clubs}, {6-Clubs} respectively.

Player Chips Progress
Ludovic Lacay fr
Ludovic Lacay
66,000 20,000
Kory Kilpatrick us
Kory Kilpatrick
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Ludovic LacayKory Kilpatrick