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Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed



Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

John Hennigan Sets Sights on Dealer's Choice Title After Strong Day 1

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

The players were more in control of their destiny than any normal event Monday at the 2018 World Series of Poker with Day 1 of Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed. A total of 406 entries gathered to test their luck in 20 different poker variants.

From Big-O to Badacey and all the way down to 5-Card Draw, each player at the tables got to choose their favorite games across ten 60-minute levels. Just 120 runners had what it took to master the various disciplines en route to securing a seat for Day 2.

The field generated a prize pool worth $548,100 that will pay the top 61 spots at least $2,263. Awaiting the eventual champion is a top prize worth $129,882 and of course a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet.

The man with the best shot thus far is John Hennigan. Hennigan claimed the chip lead in a huge Pot-Limit Omaha pot during the final moments of the night where he flopped a set and got paid on two streets. Hennigan will return for Day 2 with 89,800.

Joining Hennigan at the top of the counts are Andrey Zhigalov (85,275), Xunen Zheng (69,950), Luke Saltus (61,875), Joey Couden (59,325), and Jeff Lisandro (58,025). Craig Chait (50,825), David Funkhouser (50,825), Shirley Rosario (46,550), Chris Vitch (42,025), and Layne Flack (23,175) are just a few of the notables also moving on to Day 2.

Defending champion, David Bach, fired two barrels, missing the target with each to relinquish the title. Former champs, Carol Fuchs and Larry Berg also busted joining the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Frank Kassela, Shaun Deeb, Shaun Buchanan, James Obst, and Jeff Madsen as casualties seeing their stacks dispersed among the survivors.

Play resumes on Tuesday with Day 2 action kicking off with a 2pm restart. Another ten levels are scheduled with a 60-minute dinner break interrupting play around 8:30pm The third and final day of play is set for Wednesday afternoon and the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action as it happens.

Tags: Chris VitchDaniel NegreanuJohn HenniganJoseph CoudenLawrence BergLayne FlackPhil HellmuthShawn BuchananShirley Rosario

Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 89,800 2,800
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 85,275 23,775
Xunen Zheng gb
Xunen Zheng
gb 69,950 69,950
Brian Saltus us
Brian Saltus
us 61,875 61,875
Joey Couden us
Joey Couden
us 59,325 14,325
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 58,025 15,525
Stephen Nussrallah us
Stephen Nussrallah
us 51,075 51,075
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 50,825 36,825
David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 50,825 2,825
John Esposito us
John Esposito
us 49,500 49,500
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 49,300 1,300
Jeremy Harkin us
Jeremy Harkin
us 47,525 47,525
Jose Arenstein br
Jose Arenstein
br 46,650 46,650
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us 46,550 11,550
Douglas Redmann us
Douglas Redmann
us 44,550 44,550
Sachin Bhargava us
Sachin Bhargava
us 44,125 44,125
Toby Mulloy us
Toby Mulloy
us 43,175 43,175
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 42,025 31,025
Anthony Arvidson us
Anthony Arvidson
us 41,225 13,225
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 41,050 41,050
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 41,000 21,000
Michael Kuney us
Michael Kuney
us 40,600 40,600
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 38,575 5,575
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 38,000 14,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 37,950 -12,050

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Clock Paused: Three More Hands

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

The clock has been paused on Day 1 and each table will play three more hands before bagging up for the night.

Monster Pot Sends Hennigan Vaulting into Chip Lead

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a board of {4-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} with around 4,000 in the middle, John Hennigan checked from under the gun to his opponent who bet 3,400.

Hennigan responded with a check-raise to 14,800 and his opponent made the call.

The river landed the {7-Hearts} and Hennigan checked. His opponent went into the tank before betting 19,800.

Hennigan instantly called and tabled his {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} to defeat his opponent's {K-Hearts}{K-Spades}{J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

With that pot, Hennigan is now the overwhelming chip leader as we near the end of Day 1.

John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 87,000 42,000

Tags: John Hennigan

Funkhouser Slips

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Big O

The action folded to David Funkhouser in the small blind and he raised pot to 1,200. The big blind called, and the flop landed {2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}.

Funkhouser bet out 1,700 before his opponent raised to 7,500.

Funkhouser folded, and in the process slipped out of the chip lead.

David Funkhouser us
David Funkhouser
us 48,000 -4,500

Tags: David Funkhouser

Sexton Bets Out Fuhs

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

2-7 Triple Draw

Mike Sexton raised to 1,600 and Danny Fuhs made it 2,400. Sexton called, and both players drew one.

Sexton checked, Fuhs bet 800, and Sexton called. Both players drew one and then checked.

The final draw saw both players again drawing one, but this time Sexton would bet out 1,600, and Fuhs folded.

Danny Fuhs us
Danny Fuhs
us 30,150 -9,850
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 21,000 9,950

Tags: Mike SextonDanny Fuhs

Prize Pool and Payout Structure Released

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Event #12 received a total of 406 entries generating a prize pool worth $548,100. The top 61 spots will get paid with anyone making the money guaranteed at least $2,263.

Awaiting the eventual champion is of course a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize worth $129,882.

Here's how the rest of the prizes will be distributed:

PlacePrizePOY Pts

Level: 10

Limit Flop / Draw: 400/800
Stud Games: 200-ante, 200 bring-in, 800 completion
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: 200/400/100-ante

Filippi Falls

tRaMSt0p • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Pot-Limit Hold'em

Brett Jungblut raised to 1,050 from under the gun before Amnon Filippi moved all in for 1,250 from two seats over. With the action on the big blind, he made it 3,700 and Jungblut folded.

Filippi: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Opponent: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and Filippi was eliminated.

Brett Jungblut us
Brett Jungblut
us 16,000 -2,000
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us Busted

Tags: Amnon FilippiBrett Jungblut