2018 World Series of Poker

Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
80,000 / 160,000

Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Pablo Fernandez Campo Bags Big in THE MARATHON Going into Day 2

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante
Pablo Fernandez Campo
Pablo Fernandez Campo

Day 1 of the five-day Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with 706 progressing forward. 1,479 players descended across the Brasilia and Pavillion rooms and created an initial prize pool worth $3,487,482. Late registration in this event is open until the end of level eight on Tuesday, June 12 (approx. 3:30 p.m.), the total number of entrants and prize pool information is set to be finalized at the point.

Pablo Fernandez Campo came through the six 100-minute levels as one of the big stacks with 230,900. Campo finished the day as the eventual runner-up, behind Joshua Smith (234,800). Sanjay Dulabh (230,200) rounded out the top three and also greatly expanded on the special 26,200 starting stack.

A host of familiar faces were among the 591 players who sat down to play the first hand at 11:00 a.m. this morning including Cliff Josephy, Simon Deadman, Samantha Cohen, Marcel Vonk and Maria Konnikova. Bestselling writer turned poker pro, Konnikova, enjoyed early success, which included turning a full house when behind to top two pair on the flop, and continued consistently throughout the day to bag up 81,100 chips.

Other well-known players who will be returning tomorrow include Olivier Busquets (148,000), Ben Heath (142,500),Scotty Nguyen (133,000), Gaelle Baumann (131,600), Faraz Jaka (119,000), Andre Akkari (68,500), Martin Jacobson (63,200), Jesse Sylvia (53,700), Kristen Bicknell (51,400), Cate Hall (47,900), Dzmitry Urbanovich (47,100) and the aforementioned Josephy (42,600).

However, there were a few who inevitably were eliminated during the action such as Kenny Hallaert, three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, fellow bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Muehloecker and 9th place finisher in this event last year, Maurice Hawkins.

Action will resume at noon local time on Tuesday, June, 12 with the blinds at 400/800/100 ante and play will finish after six 100-minute levels or when the tournament reaches the money, whatever scenario comes latest. The official prize pool and payout information will be announced on Day 2 shortly after late registration has closed. PokerNews will be back with all the action, so be sure to check out the continued coverage.

Tags: Andre AkkariCliff JosephyDzmitry UrbanovichFaraz JakaJesse SylviaKriMarcel VonkMaria KonnikovaMartin JacobsonOlivier BusquetsSamantha CohenScotty NguyenSimon Deadman

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Joshua Smith us
Joshua Smith
234,800 234,800
Day 1 Chip Leader
Pablo Fernandez Campo gb
Pablo Fernandez Campo
230,900 230,900
Sanjay Dulabh us
Sanjay Dulabh
230,200 230,200
Walter Rodriguez mx
Walter Rodriguez
224,300 224,300
Justin Hoffman us
Justin Hoffman
211,000 211,000
Chris Vickrey us
Chris Vickrey
192,500 192,500
Slaven Popov bg
Slaven Popov
190,000 190,000
John Corr au
John Corr
180,300 180,300
Zackary Estes us
Zackary Estes
178,800 178,800
Benjamin Chalot fr
Benjamin Chalot
177,500 177,500
Hiep Doan us
Hiep Doan
173,700 43,700
Alexander Bernard us
Alexander Bernard
171,900 171,900
Marcos Antunes br
Marcos Antunes
165,000 26,000
Nikola Gunchev bg
Nikola Gunchev
158,600 158,600
Rocco Sofio us
Rocco Sofio
157,300 157,300
Max Havlish us
Max Havlish
157,200 157,200
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
151,600 151,600
Scott Saunders us
Scott Saunders
149,300 -20,900
Viet Vo us
Viet Vo
148,700 148,700
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
148,000 18,000
Yannick Ansenne be
Yannick Ansenne
147,000 147,000
Todd Grovijohn us
Todd Grovijohn
144,400 144,400
Dean Phelps us
Dean Phelps
143,200 143,200
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
142,500 42,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Dustin Goff us
Dustin Goff
140,700 140,700

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Final Four Hands

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante

They just announced that they will be playing four more hands today and that'll be it. The players will start bagging and return tomorrow for Day 2 of the tournament. Registration will still be open until the end of the second level of Day 2.

Muehloecker Eliminated

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante

Thomas Muehloecker got eliminated from the tournament as we saw him walk from his table out of the tournament area and there were no more chips on the table where he sat all day.

As this tournament is a freezeout, we won't see any of the players who were eliminated today back in the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Thomas Muehloecker at
Thomas Muehloecker

Nguyen Chips Up

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante
Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen

Sorel Mizzi opened by raising to 1,500 and he got calls from Scotty Nguyen, Andre Akkari and the player in the big blind.

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and the big blind and Mizzi checked to Nguyen. Nguyen put out a bet of 2,500 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
73,000 -2,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
60,000 5,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi

Tags: Andre AkkariScotty NguyenSorel Mizzi

Updated Chip Counts

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante

Every level we see new faces get into the tournament. Late registration is still open until the end of the second level of Day 2 tomorrow. The new players we saw walk into the Brasilia room in this level are Jamie Kerstetter, Kristen Bicknell, and Alex Foxen.

Player Chips Progress
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
130,000 30,000
Hiep Doan us
Hiep Doan
130,000 50,000
Maria Konnikova us
Maria Konnikova
95,000 25,000
Jamie Kerstetter us
Jamie Kerstetter
80,000 80,000
Mathijs Storms us
Mathijs Storms
80,000 40,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
65,000 36,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
56,000 56,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Scotty Nguyen us
Scotty Nguyen
WSOP 5X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
50,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Steven van Zadelhoff nl
Steven van Zadelhoff
45,000 9,000
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
WSOP 1X Winner
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
40,000 13,800
WSOP 2X Winner
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia
38,000 11,800
Juan Pardo Dominguez es
Juan Pardo Dominguez
37,000 10,800
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
23,000 23,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
12,000 -28,000

Tags: Alex FoxenJamie KerstetterKristen Bicknell

Chang Chips Up With Aces

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante

Carlos Chang just eliminated one player and won a big pot in the process after he tabled pocket aces.

There were three players in the hand when the flop came {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. The action was checked to the button who bet before Chang raised and the third player in the pot, who was the shortest stack, three-bet all in. The player on the button took several minutes to think before making the call, and Chang also called.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs}, and Chang checked to the button who checked behind. On the {6-Clubs} river, Chang led for 10,500 and was met by a call.

Carlos Chang: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
All-in Opponent: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent Two: {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Chang took down both the main and side pot with the overpair to the board after the all-in player missed his flush draw.

Player Chips Progress
Carlos Chang tw
Carlos Chang
90,000 90,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Carlos Chang

Akkari Folds to Turn Shove

Level 6 : 300/600, 100 ante

It folded to Andre Akkari on the button and he raised to 1,400. The player in the small blind folded his hand, but the big blind three-bet to 4,600. Akkari called.

The flop was {2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} and the player in the big blind put 6,100 in this time. Akkari made the call again, only to fold on a 23,600 shove on the {9-Diamonds} turn.

Akkari still has 75,000 and is on one of the now only eight tables left in the Pavillion room.

Player Chips Progress
Andre Akkari br
Andre Akkari
75,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Andre Akkari