2018 World Series of Poker

Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Benjamin Moon
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Stephen Song Takes Over at the End of Day 1 in Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Ante No-Limit Hold'em

Level 10 : 400/800, 800 ante
Stephen Song surged into a late lead to top the counts
Stephen Song surged into a late lead to top the counts

There were a total of 1,306 runners in Day 1 of Event #13: Big Blind Antes $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em, which played out at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. A total of 224 found a bag and moved onto Day 2, which will begin at 12pm on Wednesday, 6 June. The heaviest stack moving on to the second day belongs to Stephen Song, who bagged an impressive 193,100.

It was not until the last two levels of play that Song started to build up his chip count and he did not slow down after this point, ending the day with a healthy chip lead. His biggest cash coming into this event was in January of this year during the $3,500 No-Limit Hold'em WPT Borgata Winter Poker Open Championship for $138,254. Song, who is in the hunt for his first bracelet, will be looking to run deep and surpass that personal best by taking down the $315,346 top prize.

Third in chips is non-other than 2016 WSOP Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen, who boasts over $8,000,000 in live tournament cashes. Nguyen will be looking to keep running up his stack on Day 2 and take down the second WSOP bracelet event of his career on Day 3.

2016 WSOP Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen
2016 WSOP Main Event Champion Qui Nguyen

Three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd is also up there in the counts with a stack of 151,700, with Russia's Vojtech Ruzicka (128,800) rounding out the top five.

Some of the more notable players to make Day 2 include Romain Lewis (83,300), bracelet winner Ankush Mandavia (73,600), Chance Kornuth (62,800), Jeff Gross (60,300), Alexander Lynskey (55,000), four-time bracelet winner Jeff Madsen (51,600), and six-time bracelet winner Chris Ferguson (15,500).

Some of the well-known pros that did not make it through included Georgios Sotiropoulos, Kristen Bicknell, Phil Hellmuth, Kenny Hallaert, Maria Ho, Pfizer Jordan, Chris Moorman, Ari Engel, Mohsin Charania, Joey Weissman, and Tom Hall.

The remaining runners will be returning at 12pm on Wednesday, 6 June for Day 2, and it will be a race to the money with the top 196 getting paid. The returning survivors will play a total of ten 60-minute levels before moving on to Day 3. Blinds will start at 500/1,000 with a 1,000 big blind ante and there will be a 15-minute break every two levels, with a 60-minute dinner break coming at the end of level six.

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Tags: Alexander LynskeyAnkush MandaviaAri EngelChance KornuthChris FergusonChris MoormanJeff GrossJeff MadsenJoey WeissmanKenny Hallaertkristen BicknellMaria HoMohsin CharaniaPfizer JordanPhil HellmuthQui NguyenRoStephen SongTom Hall

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 400/800, 800 ante

Two players have unreported stacks.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
190,300 55,800
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Stefan Vidojkovic rs
Stefan Vidojkovic
160,600 160,600
Qui Nguyen us
Qui Nguyen
155,100 35,400
Main Event Champion
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Dutch Boyd us
Dutch Boyd
151,700 151,700
WSOP 3X Winner
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
128,800 128,800
Iraj Parvizi gb
Iraj Parvizi
128,000 76,800
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
125,500 125,500
Victor Hoffman us
Victor Hoffman
112,200 112,200
Mario Prats Garcia es
Mario Prats Garcia
108,500 108,500
Colin Robinson us
Colin Robinson
106,400 106,400
Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
106,400 106,400
Dwayne Vetter us
Dwayne Vetter
104,000 104,000
Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
100,600 100,600
Nhathanh Nguyen us
Nhathanh Nguyen
95,700 95,700
Zachary Humphrey us
Zachary Humphrey
91,900 91,900
Mathew Moore us
Mathew Moore
91,100 91,100
Victor Choupeaux fr
Victor Choupeaux
89,700 -1,300
Steven Bennett us
Steven Bennett
88,500 88,500
Gerald David gb
Gerald David
88,200 88,200
Michael Ortiz us
Michael Ortiz
84,700 84,700
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
83,300 13,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Jan Christoph Von Halle de
Jan Christoph Von Halle
83,100 83,100
Justin Young us
Justin Young
81,800 81,800
Casey Coughlan us
Casey Coughlan
80,000 80,000
Daniel Strelitz us
Daniel Strelitz
76,400 -30,100
WSOP 2X Winner

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Troung Connects with the River

Level 10 : 400/800, 800 ante

The button went all in for 9,700 and Patrick Troung made the call from the small blind. Both players then revealed their hands and the button would be at risk.

Patrick Troung: {a-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Button Opponent: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Clubs} and Troung's rivered flush took down the pot, moving him just under the 100,000 mark.

Player Chips Progress
Patrick Troung us
Patrick Troung

Song Takes the Lead

Level 10 : 400/800, 800 ante
Stephen Song
Stephen Song

The button opened to 1,600 and Stephen Song called from the small blind. The big blind called as well and the flop came down {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Action checked to the button who bet 3,400 and Song then raised to 11,500. The button opponent moved all in and Song quickly called, players then revealed their hands.

Stephen Song: {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}

The {4-Hearts} on the turn did not change anything and Song would need to connect. The river fell the {2-Clubs} and Song then completed his flush draw. Song has now taken the chip lead on the last blind level of the day.

Player Chips Progress
Stephen Song us
Stephen Song
134,500 134,500
Day 2 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Stephen Song

Prize Pool Information

Level 10 : 400/800, 800 ante

The registration for Event #13: $1,500 Big Blind Antes No-Limit Hold'em has closed and the prize pool information has been announced. A total prize pool of $1,763,100 has been created by the 1,306 entrants, with 196 of them guaranteed a min-cash of $2,254. The winner will walk away with $315,346, in addition to the hallowed gold bracelet.

Here is a look at the top 9 payouts:


Level: 10

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 800

Prats Gets the Call

Level 9 : 300/600, 600 ante

The board read {3-Clubs}{3-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades} and Mario Prats moved all in for over 35,000. His opponent thought for a few minutes before calling her remaining 21,200. Prats flipped {q-Clubs}{9-Clubs} for a flush and his opponent then mucked their hand.

Player Chips Progress
Mario Prats es
Mario Prats

Tags: Mario Prats