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Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed



Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Lybaert Bags $1,500 6-Max Day 1 Chip Lead; Play 14 Off the Money

will_shill • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Bart Lybaert
Bart Lybaert

On Day 1 of Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, Belgian player Bart Lybaert moved quickly from starting stack to 50,000 and proceeded to climb steadily throughout the rest of the day to bag 181,000 and the chip lead.

The payouts were also confirmed, with 250 players in the money. A min-cash will be worth $2,249 and the money bubble is expected to burst early on Day 2, with just 264 players bagging chips.

Other big stacks include Thomas Muehloecker (145,300), Alexandro Tricarico (143,900), Victor Figueroa (127,200), Chris Aiello (122,000), and Matt Silva (116,500).

Notables through to Day 2 include multiple bracelet-winners Mark Radoja (91,700), Adrian Mateos (79,000), Barry Greenstein (43,300), and Jeff Madsen (36,300), along with former Main Event champion Martin Jacobson (70,000).

If last year was anything to go by, a big field was expected on Day 1. Although it didn't eclipse last year's mark, the 1,663 player field was spread across three rooms at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

Defending champion Anthony Marquez was in action early on, but wouldn't make as much of an impact on proceedings this year, as he was eliminated during Day 1.

Everyone from bracelet winners to WSOP Main Event champions joined the field, but it was Lybaert who shot into the chip lead early on after flopping the nut flush and getting paid on all three streets.

There were already 1,200 entrants by the first break of the day, and more players would join the field including Cary Katz, Dominik Nitsche, David Peters, Ben Keeline, Heidi May, and Ryan Laplante.

All these players would fall during Day 1's play, along with Andre Akkari, Fabrice Soulier, Steven van Zadelhoff, Chris Moorman, Ana Marquez, Ryan D'Angelo, Alex Foxen, Thomas Boivin, Ari Engel, Niall Farrell, and Michael Gathy.

Lybaert still lead at the dinner break, and as they returned no less than 42 bracelets joined the field, in the form of Phil Hellmuth, Phil Ivey, Chris Ferguson, Ben Yu, Bryn Kenney, Barry Greenstein, and Steven Wolansky. Ferguson and Ivey would bust fairly quickly, both unable to build up a stack from just 12.5 big blinds in the penultimate level of the night.

As the night drew to a close, Lybaert remained as the big stack but was pushed all the way by Muehloecker and Tricarico. The tournament resumes on Friday in Amazon Orange at 12pm, with play just 14 eliminations off the money.

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Tags: Alex FoxenAna MarquezAnd re AkkariAri EngelBen KeelineCary KatzChris MoormanDavid PetersDominik NitscheFabrice SoulierHeidi MayMichael GathyNiall FarrellPhil HellmRyan D'AngeloRyan LaplanteSteven van ZadelhoffThomas Boivin

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

gaellej • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 181,200 5,200
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 145,300 15,300
Alexandro Tricarico be
Alexandro Tricarico
be 143,900 -6,100
Victor Figueroa us
Victor Figueroa
us 127,000 7,000
Felix Bleiker ch
Felix Bleiker
ch 124,400 124,400
Christopher Aiello us
Christopher Aiello
us 121,000 121,000
Enio Bozzano br
Enio Bozzano
br 120,000 120,000
Kainalu Mccue-Unciano us
Kainalu Mccue-Unciano
us 119,900 119,900
Jason Brin us
Jason Brin
us 110,800 110,800
Matthew Silva us
Matthew Silva
us 110,500 110,500
Fadi Hamad us
Fadi Hamad
us 108,600 108,600
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
us 107,700 107,700
James Hutton US
James Hutton
US 104,500 104,500
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
us 103,300 103,300
Brian Kearney us
Brian Kearney
us 100,700 100,700
Maher Achour tn
Maher Achour
tn 98,000 98,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 96,000 96,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 95,300 15,300
Sebastien Comel fr
Sebastien Comel
fr 95,200 95,200
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 91,700 -8,300
John Oneal us
John Oneal
us 91,500 91,500
Antonio Barbato it
Antonio Barbato
it 90,600 90,600
Andrew Yim us
Andrew Yim
us 90,000 90,000
Adrian Buckley us
Adrian Buckley
us 88,900 88,900
Dimitry Agrachov us
Dimitry Agrachov
us 88,600 88,600

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Nice Pot for Radoja

RazorSharpPro • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

After a player opened for 1,800, the button pushed all in for 17,000 and Mark Radoja in small blind called. The initial raiser folded.

With {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} Radoja has the ascendancy against his opponent's {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. A jack high flop fell and Radoja eliminated his opponent.

Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 100,000 20,000

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Kornuth vs. Greenstein

RazorSharpPro • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Chance Kornuth
Chance Kornuth

Chance Kornuth opened to 1,700 and both Thomas Muehloecker (button) and Barry Greenstein (big blind) called.

They all checked on the {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop. On the {3-Spades} turn, Kornuth bet 2,400 after Greenstein checked one more time, and Muhlocker folded. Greenstein raised it to 7,000 with 13,100 left behind, and Kornuth eventually called.

The river brought the {k-Hearts} and Greenstein moved all-in. After a long tank Kornuth ended up calling and mucked his hand after Greenstein tabled {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} for trips.

Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 58,000 38,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 57,000 -23,000

Bicknell Eliminated Late on Day 1

will_shill • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

There was a three-way all in between Kristen Bicknell and two other players. Bicknell was the big stack against two much shorter ones, but wasn't in good shape.

Kristen Bicknell: {7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Player 1: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} - all in for 7,500
Player 2: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} - all in for 2,700

The board ran out {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} with Player 1 scooping, sending the second player to the rail and leaving Bicknell with around ten big blinds.

A short while late she got {k-Clubs}{5-Spades} in against an opponent's {k-Spades}{j-Spades} with the board coming {7-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{5-Spades} and she was eliminated.

Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca Busted

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Final Level Counts

will_shill • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
bg 90,000 90,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
us 70,000 41,000
Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
gb 55,000 20,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
fr 47,000 32,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us 35,000 35,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 30,000 -21,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 30,000 5,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
us 30,000 30,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 30,000 -23,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr 29,000 -21,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 25,000 -24,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 20,000 2,000
Damien Hupé be
Damien Hupé
be 20,000 -7,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
gb 19,000 15,000
Fraser MacIntyre gb
Fraser MacIntyre
gb 15,000 2,000
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 10,000 -10,000

Lybaert Still in Cruise Control But Muehloecker Closing In

will_shill • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us 160,000 90,000
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
be 155,000 10,000
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
at 130,000 -10,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 92,000 19,000
Harrison Gimbel us
Harrison Gimbel
us 80,000 74,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 80,000 50,000
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
us 80,000 24,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
es 80,000 -4,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 80,000 25,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 50,000 5,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 42,000 8,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
fr 40,000 3,000
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
pt 34,000 4,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
us 29,000 21,500
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
us 15,000 15,000
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 15,000 -20,000
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
us 12,000 -3,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 10,000 -13,000