2018 World Series of Poker

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

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

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

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)

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
181,200 5,200
Day 1 Chip Leader
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
145,300 15,300
Alexandro Tricarico be
Alexandro Tricarico
143,900 -6,100
Victor Figueroa us
Victor Figueroa
127,000 7,000
Felix Bleiker ch
Felix Bleiker
124,400 124,400
Christopher Aiello us
Christopher Aiello
121,000 121,000
Enio Bozzano br
Enio Bozzano
120,000 120,000
Kainalu Mccue-Unciano us
Kainalu Mccue-Unciano
119,900 119,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Brin us
Jason Brin
110,800 110,800
Matthew Silva us
Matthew Silva
110,500 110,500
Fadi Hamad us
Fadi Hamad
108,600 108,600
Scott Stewart us
Scott Stewart
107,700 107,700
James Hutton us
James Hutton
104,500 104,500
Luke Graham us
Luke Graham
103,300 103,300
Brian Kearney us
Brian Kearney
100,700 100,700
Maher Achour tn
Maher Achour
98,000 98,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
96,000 96,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
95,300 15,300
WSOP 2X Winner
Sebastien Comel fr
Sebastien Comel
95,200 95,200
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
91,700 -8,300
WSOP 2X Winner
John Oneal us
John Oneal
91,500 91,500
Antonio Barbato it
Antonio Barbato
90,600 90,600
Andrew Yim us
Andrew Yim
90,000 90,000
Adrian Buckley us
Adrian Buckley
88,900 88,900
WSOP 1X Winner
Dimitry Agrachov us
Dimitry Agrachov
88,600 88,600

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Nice Pot for Radoja

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.

Player Chips Progress
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
100,000 20,000
WSOP 2X Winner

Tags: Mark Radoja

Kornuth vs. Greenstein

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.

Player Chips Progress
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
58,000 38,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
57,000 -23,000
WSOP 3X Winner

Bicknell Eliminated Late on Day 1

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.

Player Chips Progress
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Kristen Bicknell

Final Level Counts

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Dimitar Danchev bg
Dimitar Danchev
90,000 90,000
Adam Hendrix us
Adam Hendrix
70,000 41,000
Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
55,000 20,000
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
47,000 32,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
35,000 35,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
30,000 -21,000
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
30,000 5,000
Mike Ross us
Mike Ross
30,000 30,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
30,000 -23,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
29,000 -21,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
25,000 -24,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
20,000 2,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Damien Hupé be
Damien Hupé
20,000 -7,000
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
19,000 15,000
Fraser MacIntyre gb
Fraser MacIntyre
15,000 2,000
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
10,000 -10,000

Lybaert Still in Cruise Control But Muehloecker Closing In

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
160,000 90,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
155,000 10,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker
130,000 -10,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
92,000 19,000
Harrison Gimbel us
Harrison Gimbel
80,000 74,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
80,000 50,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Chance Kornuth us
Chance Kornuth
80,000 24,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
80,000 -4,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
80,000 25,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
50,000 5,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
42,000 8,000
Gaelle Baumann fr
Gaelle Baumann
40,000 3,000
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
34,000 4,000
Tom Marchese us
Tom Marchese
29,000 21,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
15,000 15,000
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
15,000 -20,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 3X Winner
Steven Wolansky us
Steven Wolansky
12,000 -3,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
10,000 -13,000

Level: 10

Blinds: 400/800

Ante: 100