2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix
Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix
Day 1 Completed

Eric Crain Holds Sizable Lead After Day 1

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10
Eric Crain - Chip Leader
Eric Crain - Chip Leader

The first day of the 50th event of the 2014 World Series of Poker has come to a close. After 10 full levels of play, just 106 of the 485 entrants in Event #50: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix advanced to Day 2. Leading the field with a sizable chip lead is Eric Crain with 71,600.

This marks the second year in a row that Crain has bagged up the Day 1 chip lead in the eight-game event. During last year's $2,500 Eight-Game, Crain bagged up 69,925 for the official chip lead. This year he managed to put more chips in the bag with a significantly smaller starting stack. Crain ultimately finished in fourth place last year for just over $64,000 in prize money.

Despite Crain's success during last year's WSOP, he's been unable to gain footing in 2014. His performance today puts him in the best position of the remaining 106 and could allow him to turn his summer around. Late in the day, we caught up with Crain to find him eliminate an opponent from play during a round of limit hold'em. From that point on, Crain soared to the top of the chip counts, adding well over 50,000 to his stack in the last two levels of the night.

While Crain certainly had the most successful day, many other players built their 4,500-chip starting stack up to a respectable size for Day 2. Some of the recognizable players returning for Day 2 include Mike Gorodinsky (45,000), Aaron Steury (35,575), Brandon Cantu (30,200), Martin Staszko (26,725), Ali Eslami (26,700), Dan Heimiller (23,950), Justin Bonomo (21,900), Amnon Filippi (20,450), Joe Hachem (13,000), Maria Ho (11,575), Bill Chen (11,575), and Calvin Anderson (10,025).

Not every player could bag up by the end of the night, and many of those to sit down today saw all of their chips disappear before the final hands of the evening were announced. Some of those to show up only to fall included Mike Matusow, Calen McNeil, George Danzer, Tim Fiorvanti, Mike Sexton, Barry Greenstein, Bryan Micon, Dan Shak, David Williams, Layne Flack, Cyndy Violette, Brett Richey, Brian Rast, and Gavin Smith.

Play resumes on Thursday at 2 p.m. As always, be sure to keep your browsers locked on PokerNews for all of the latest as this exciting tournament returns for Day 2.

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End-of-Day Chip Counts and Day 2 Seat Draw (full)

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10
3471Matthew Rasco20,575
3472Dmitri Motorov35,400
3473Steve Sung16,375
3474Nick Kost11,100
3475Dan Heimiller23,950
3476Gregory Russell4,275
3477Martin Staszko26,725
3481Brian Saltus42,700
3482Stephen Chidwick7,950
3483Randy Holland19,050
3484Joseph Stiers35,125
3485Steven Wolansky10,775
3486Thomas Butzhammer30,800
3487Peter Johansson7,675
3491Toni Pettersson4,450
3492Don Zewin9,100
3493Michael Schwartz24,850
3494Miles Hathaway7,325
3495Koray Aldemir11,750
3496Brent Roberts15,625
3497Zachary Milchman29,925
3501Denis Ethier32,000
3502Michael Gambony18,850
3503Sergio Corominas13,725
3504Allen Chang27,000
3505Max Pescatori25,625
3506Kiyokazu Nishikawa18,925
3507Jordan Chizick11,200
3511Ross Schultz20,350
3512Steven Loube12,500
3513Leonard Talerico20,475
3514Devin Looney17,425
3515Steven Albini13,700
3516Iddo Feinberg24,450
3517Rikard Aberg7,025
3521Joe Hachem13,000
3523Yuebin Guo23,350
3524Justin Bonomo21,900
3526Matthew Schultz35,400
3527George Lewis9,525
3531Daniel Hakimian20,500
3532Sergey Altbregin26,950
3533Calvin Anderson10,025
3534Alex Rocha20,800
3535Donnacha O'Dea12,550
3536Andrei Kaigorodtcev25,500
3537David "ODB" Baker22,100
3541Christopher Vitch25,925
3542Dustin Leary27,000
3543Bill Chen11,575
3544John Monnette21,900
3545Andrew Welch8,225
3546Ismael Bojang20,900
3547Aaron Steury35,575
3551Jordan Siegel9,775
3552Mike Wattel22,725
3553John Cernuto25,025
3554Carol Fuchs16,500
3555Christopher McHugh20,525
3556Daniel Negreanu13,100
3557Jacobo Fernandez35,250
3561Christoph Haller6,750
3562Phillip Immergluck15,100
3563Andrew Kelsall16,475
3564Barry Hutter30,850
3565Brett Jungblut20,950
3566Andrew Barber33,800
3567Josef Kacherl30,250
3571Georgios Sotiropoulos26,225
3572Jameson Painter14,250
3573Matthew Smith25,175
3574Konstantin Puchkov15,000
3575Mike Gorodinsky45,000
3576Trevor Jay Martin62,375
3581Demetrios Arvanetes44,450
3582Abdel Hamid9,850
3583Maria Ho11,575
3584Eric Crain71,600
3585Daniel Ospina37,800
3586Greg Mascio7,650
3587Christian Pereira22,125
3601Greg Raymer15,525
3602Anthony Dick14,775
3603Galen Hall26,625
3604Adam Crawford46,000
3605Brandon Cantu30,200
3606Brandon Guss15,400
3607Gabriel Nassif15,325
3611Alex Luneau6,225
3612Phil Ivey8,225
3613Alexandr Orlov7,750
3615Pearce Arnold22,775
3616Yehuda Buchalter39,200
3617Tuan Vo17,000
3621Richard Bai29,375
3623Stephan Sabourin7,675
3624Joe Brandenburg26,350
3625Mark Gregorich8,650
3626Salim Hanna22,000
3627Howard Smith8,075
3631Amnon Filippi20,450
3632Robby Nichol16,325
3633Adam Kipnis7,675
3634Bruce Yamron12,600
3636Matt Grapenthien21,050
3637Ali Eslami26,700
Eric Crain us
Eric Crain
us 71,600 27,600
Trevor Jay Martin CA
Trevor Jay Martin
CA 62,375 62,375
Adam Crawford ca
Adam Crawford
ca 46,000 46,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 45,000 -7,300
Demetrios Arvanetes US
Demetrios Arvanetes
US 44,450
Brian Saltus us
Brian Saltus
us 42,700 42,700
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 39,200 39,200
Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 37,800 37,800
Aaron Steury us
Aaron Steury
us 35,575 10,375
Matthew Schultz us
Matthew Schultz
us 35,400 35,400
Dmitri Motorov RU
Dmitri Motorov
RU 35,400 35,400
Jacobo Fernandez us
Jacobo Fernandez
us 35,250 35,250
Joseph Stiers US
Joseph Stiers
US 35,125 35,125
Andrew Barber us
Andrew Barber
us 33,800
Denis Ethier us
Denis Ethier
us 32,000 32,000
Barry Hutter us
Barry Hutter
us 30,850 30,850
Thomas Butzhammer de
Thomas Butzhammer
de 30,800 30,800
Josef Kacherl de
Josef Kacherl
de 30,250 30,250
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 30,200 7,000
Zachary Milchman us
Zachary Milchman
us 29,925 29,925
Richard Bai us
Richard Bai
us 29,375 29,375
Allen Chang us
Allen Chang
us 27,000 27,000
Dustin Leary US
Dustin Leary
US 27,000 27,000
Sergey Altbregin ru
Sergey Altbregin
ru 26,950 26,950
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
cz 26,725 17,525

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Three More Hands

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10

Tournament staff has announced three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Two Pair Good For Wolansky

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10


Wolansky: {x-}{x-} / {6-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{2-Spades}{K-Clubs} / {x-}
Opponent: {x-}{x-} / {8-Clubs}{J-Spades}{7-Clubs}{9-Hearts} / {x-}

We picked up with the action on fourth street to see Steven Wolansky pick up an ace and fire out a bet. His opponent called and did the same after Wolansky bet again on fifth. Wolansky slowed down on sixth street and his opponent responded by checking it right back.

Both players received their final cards and both rapped the table. Wolansky's opponent shrugged and showed the {9-Clubs} for a pair of nines. Wolansky rolled over {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{8-Spades} for aces and kings to take down the pot. After pulling this pot in he has about 14,800 in chips

Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 14,800 4,800

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Anderson Takes a Hit

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10

No-Limit Hold'em

On a board of {6-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, a player checked over to Calvin Anderson who bet out 1,300. Anderson's opponent thought for about 30 seconds before flinging out a call. The board paired on the river with the {J-Spades} and action checked to Anderson once again. This time, however, he quickly rapped the table back.

Anderson's opponent rolled over {J-Clubs}{2-Clubs} for trip jacks and Anderson flung his cards into the muck. With this hit, he's down to about 15,000.

Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 15,000 -300

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Assorted Chip Counts

Josh_Cahlik • Level 10
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 26,500 7,900
Aaron Steury us
Aaron Steury
us 25,200 -800
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
us 21,400
David "ODB" Baker us
David "ODB" Baker
us 20,400 7,700
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 19,500 8,400
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 18,600 3,200
Joe Hachem au
Joe Hachem
au 18,500 4,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 15,000 4,500
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
us 13,400 -10,600
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 11,300 2,400
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 10,700 -6,900
Brandon Guss us
Brandon Guss
us 10,000 -22,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
ru 9,500 6,600
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 6,200 -4,300
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 6,000 -9,500
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 5,500 2,000
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
fr 4,200 -7,300
Marcel Luske nl
Marcel Luske
nl Busted
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us Busted

Level: 10

Triple Draw 2-7 - Hold’em - Omaha 8 - 300 600 600-1,200
Razz - Stud - Stud 8 100 200 600 600-1,200
No-Limit Hold’em – PLO (No Ante) 75 150 300 -

Negreanu Pat From the Start

Josh_Cahlik • Level 9

2-7 Triple Draw

Daniel Negreanu raised from middle position and found a late position caller. Action folded around to the big blind and he came along as well. For the first draw, the big blind pulled three new cards. Negreanu tapped the table, signifying he was pat. The late position player did a double take.

"I'm good," quipped Negreanu.

"You're good?" he asked back.

"So good."

The late position player then exchanged two of his cards. The big blind checked, Negreanu bet, and the late position player folded. The big blind opted to call and pick up two cards on the next draw. Negreanu was still pat.

Action checked to "KidPoker" and he fired out one last bet. The big blind shook his head and threw his hand into the muck. Negreanu picked up the pot and boosted his stack up to about 26,200 in chips.

Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 26,200 7,900

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