2018 World Series of Poker

Event #28: $3,000 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
80,000 / 160,000

Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Day 1 Completed

Federico Petruzzelli Bags Top Stack on Day 1 of $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Federico Petruzzelli
Federico Petruzzelli

After a full ten levels of six-handed poker, Day 1 of Event #28: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed has drawn the curtains. There will be 186 players returning for Day 2 tomorrow and Christian Rudolph will lead the way with 210,000 in chips, one big blind more than rising Italian star Federico Petruzzelli who came in second with 209,000.

Petruzzelli started playing poker back in 2011 but it was mostly small events in his hometown in Italy. The young Italian made his first cash at the World Series of Poker in 2016 during the Millionaire Maker Event, which proved to be coincidentally playing the final table in the background through much of today. To date, Petruzzelli has over $550,000 in career tournament earnings with his largest cash coming earlier this year for $174,714 in an EPT Monte Carlo side event.

The day began with around 200 players scattered amongst the Brasilia Room and most tables starting play with just three players. That soon changed though as more players started to file through the doors and soon, there was upwards of 500 players on the first break. Within no time, the Brasilia Room was full and the overflow section would have to be used to hold the number of players that were revolving through the entrances.

While the room was jam-packed with notable poker pros at every table, there was one person that stood out from the crowd. None other than Michael Phelps joined the field and caught the attention of most people walking by his table; he even gathered a small rail at times, waiting to get a picture with the 23-time Olympic gold medalist. Phelps' quest to add a 24th piece of gold — that of the jewellery kind — was cut short, as he struggled to stay above a starting stack and soon busted after the second break of the day.

Michael Phelps
Michael Phelps

Other familiar faces to come and go included Justin Bonomo, who has been tearing up the poker scene as of late, WSOP Main Event champions Joe Cada, Scott Blumstein, Phil Hellmuth and Chris Ferguson. Alex Foxen, Kristen Bicknell, Bertrand 'ElkY' Grospellier, Matt Berkey, Kenny Hallaert, Chance Kornuth, and Joseph Cheong, who all had short days at the table as well.

When late registration had ended after level eight, there were a total of 868 entries that would make up a prize pool of $2,343,600 to play for. There will be 131 places getting paid with a min-cash being worth $4,489 and the winner taking home a cool $461,798 and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.

When the day had concluded after ten levels, there were just 186 players remaining, looking to capture a piece of that prizepool. Among those notables moving on to Day 2 include Gal Yifrach (131,100), Sergio Aido (122,800), Mike Watson (110,500), Tony Dunst (95,800), Kyle Hartree (91,500), Olivier Busquet (88,000), Manig Loeser (68,200), Greg Merson (59,200), Jason Mercier (47,100), and Ryan Riess (38,300).

It will be a fight to reach the money when the action resumes tomorrow, with another ten 60-minute levels on the schedule. The blinds will resume on level 11 at 600/1,200 with a 200 ante. The action will get underway at 12:00 p.m. local time and the PokerNews live reporting team will be on site to bring you all of the live updates.

Tags: Alex FoxenBertrand GrospellierChance KornuthChris FergusonFederico PetruzzelliGal YifrachJason MercierJoe CadaJoseph CheongJustin BonomoKenny HallaertKristen BicknellKyle HartreeMatt BerkeyMichael PhelpsMike WatsonPhil HellmuthRyan RiessSergio AidoTony Dunst

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4971Jason MercierUnited States47,10039
Amazon4972Alex KeatingUnited States105,10088
Amazon4974Steven GaglianoUnited States35,40030
Amazon4975James AkenheadUnited Kingdom83,40070
Amazon4976Keith MorrowUnited States127,600106
Amazon4981Darren RabinowitzUnited States59,80050
Amazon4982Yann LinkaFrance126,500105
Amazon4984Jerry PayneUnited States39,40033
Amazon4985Tony RubertoUnited States21,10018
Amazon4986Ryan D'AngeloUnited States19,90017
Amazon4991Cliff JosephyUnited States44,30037
Amazon4993Talesh PatelUnited States132,200110
Amazon4994Yorane KerignardFrance121,500101
Amazon4995Martin KozlovAustralia71,30059
Amazon4996Greg MersonUnited States59,20049
Amazon5001Jordan CristosUnited States47,10039
Amazon5002Stefan IvanovBulgaria50,00042
Amazon5003Enio BozzanoBrazil133,500111
Amazon5004Peter NighUnited States127,700106
Amazon5005David MockUnited States156,500130
Amazon5006Peter DragarHungary84,60071
Amazon5041Andy SpearsUnited States60,20050
Amazon5042Gary HassonBelgium49,90042
Amazon5043Donald MackertUnited States22,30019
Amazon5044Ivan GalinecUnited States54,50045
Amazon5045Kurt JewellUnited States36,10030
Amazon5046Thomas PaulUnited States56,90047
Amazon5051Matthew StraatmannUnited States48,60041
Amazon5052William ThompsonUnited States52,40044
Amazon5053Alexander FarinUnited States80,00067
Amazon5054Kyle HartreeCanada91,50076
Amazon5055Anthony ThomasUnited States63,80053
Amazon5056Ricky GuanUnited States27,90023
Amazon5061Glynn BeebeUnited States26,60022
Amazon5062Aaron MermelsteinUnited States53,60045
Amazon5063Danny NoamUnited States26,90022
Amazon5064Jorge ArriolaUnited States71,00059
Amazon5065Seth MaretzCanada61,10051
Amazon5066Justin ZakiUnited States32,60027
Amazon5071Blake WhittingtonUnited States108,30090
Amazon5072Brad LibsonUnited States41,10034
Amazon5073Manig LoeserGermany68,20057
Amazon5074Upeshka De SilvaUnited States78,70066
Amazon5075Delmiro ToledoUnited States58,00048
Amazon5076Alberto MeranDominican Republic89,40075
Amazon5081Gab KimSouth Korea90,10075
Amazon5082Richard KaplanUnited States178,500149
Amazon5083James RannUnited Kingdom43,70036
Amazon5084John AndrewsUnited States34,30029
Amazon5085Walter RodriguezMexico24,20020
Amazon5086William KleinUnited States107,10089
Amazon5091Erik SeidelUnited States85,00071
Amazon5092James RomeroUnited States77,00064
Amazon5093Robert SpanoAustralia19,80017
Amazon5094Fabio SousaBrazil53,80045
Amazon5095Phong Nguyen (WA)United States106,20089
Amazon5096Ryan RiessUnited States38,30032
Amazon5101Fernando BritoBrazil13,80012
Amazon5102Victor ChoupeauxFrance78,20065
Amazon5103Edward LeblancUnited States28,00023
Amazon5104Scott EskenaziUnited States33,20028
Amazon5105George McdonaldUnited Kingdom21,70018
Amazon5106Ismael BojangGermany40,00033
Amazon5111Keith FerreraUnited States138,000115
Amazon5112Chris JohnsonUnited States18,70016
Amazon5113Ryan BambrickUnited States28,80024
Amazon5114Sergio Espina AidoUnited Kingdom122,800102
Amazon5115Michael GathyBelgium44,00037
Amazon5116Robert McLaughlinUnited States171,100143
Amazon5121William JenningsUnited States14,90012
Amazon5122Jorge RiosCzech Republic67,50056
Amazon5123Gal YifrachUnited States131,100109
Amazon5124Simon BurnsUnited States33,30028
Amazon5125Alexander CondonUnited States67,30056
Amazon5126Mihails MorozovsLatvia55,20046
Amazon5131Florian DutaUnited Kingdom96,00080
Amazon5132Adam HendrixUnited States27,00023
Amazon5133Ang Lin Lin Chen AnTaiwan32,00027
Amazon5134Paul CioffiUnited States49,80042
Amazon5135James MackeyUnited States83,50070
Amazon5136Ashwin SarinUnited States31,80027
Amazon5141Noel EicherUnited States92,60077
Amazon5142Shaun McbrideUnited States90,70076
Amazon5143Christian HarderUnited States68,70057
Amazon5144Harrison GimbelUnited States71,50060
Amazon5145Michael KaneUnited Kingdom46,00038
Amazon5146Vladislav MezheritskyUnited States116,20097
Amazon5151Hewitt PolandUnited States77,50065
Amazon5153Justin AdamsUnited States24,80021
Amazon5154Brent RobertsUnited States20,90017
Amazon5155Tony CousineauUnited States28,20024
Amazon5156Paul NeweyUnited Kingdom43,70036
Amazon5161Daniel FuhsUnited States114,90096
Amazon5162Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic99,20083
Amazon5163Connie BruceUnited States80,20067
Amazon5164Jeremy AusmusUnited States57,90048
Amazon5165John RacenerUnited States44,60037
Amazon5166Timothy MilesUnited States118,90099
Amazon5172Vishal MarochaUnited States22,60019
Amazon5173Micky BlasiItaly102,20085
Amazon5175Justin LibertoUnited States92,70077
Amazon5176Gil FrancoUnited States39,70033
Amazon5181Arturo AlanizUnited States122,500102
Amazon5182Ian O'HaraUnited States69,00058
Amazon5183Paul DhaliwalCanada52,80044
Amazon5184Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom61,40051
Amazon5185Kevin AndriamahefaUnited States21,00018
Amazon5186Matthew LeecyUnited States81,70068
Amazon5191Richard CohenUnited States105,70088
Amazon5192Richard RogersUnited States84,00070
Amazon5193Anatoly FilatovUnited States127,000106
Amazon5194Colin RobinsonUnited States104,20087
Amazon5195Andrew HannaUnited States116,90097
Amazon5196Jim CollopyUnited States56,30047
Amazon5201Scott CastelluccioUnited States28,20024
Amazon5202Rodger JohnsonUnited States38,50032
Amazon5203Joseph LibertaUnited States39,50033
Amazon5204Park Yu CheungHong Kong48,20040
Amazon5205Paul TongUnited States38,70032
Amazon5206Keith LehrUnited States18,70016
Amazon5211Robert RosenUnited States40,00033
Amazon5212Phachara WongwichitAUstralia60,50050
Amazon5213Christian RudolphGermany210,000175
Amazon5214Johan SchumancherBelgium69,30058
Amazon5215Jonathan CurrleGermany142,500119
Amazon5216DID NOT REPORT 1United States123,100103
Amazon5221Daniel HideUnited Kingdom121,200101
Amazon5222Guiliano BendinelliItaly58,70049
Amazon5223Taylor BlackUnited States51,00043
Amazon5224Curt KohlbergUnited States54,30045
Amazon5225Ben PalmerUnited States19,40016
Amazon5226Wesley IsmayUnited States46,60039
Amazon5231Darren TaylorUnited Kingdom37,70031
Amazon5232Jeffrey LeungCanada61,30051
Amazon5233Levon KhachatryanUnited States53,50045
Amazon5234Greg DyerUnited States51,20043
Amazon5235Eric BaldwinUnited States71,10059
Amazon5236Eiji MatsumuraJapan53,60045
Amazon5241Yifu HeUnited States137,900115
Amazon5242Anthony ReateguiUnited States65,20054
Amazon5243Haojun GaoUnited States107,30089
Amazon5244Athanasios PolychronopoulosUnited States57,60048
Amazon5245Mike WatsonCanada110,50092
Amazon5246Ryan DrosselUnited States113,80095
Amazon5251Jared KosogladUnited States39,50033
Amazon5252Andres GarciaUnited States26,60022
Amazon5253Philip WardUnited Kingdom163,800137
Amazon5254Guillaume DiazFrance120,000100
Amazon5255Timo KamphuesGermany75,00063
Amazon5256Omer SavirUnited States10,2009
Amazon5261Stefan HuberSwitzerland31,00026
Amazon5262Jesse SylviaUnited States50,20042
Amazon5263Matt LushinUnited States60,10050
Amazon5264Ana MarquezSpain66,90056
Amazon5265Anthony AjlounyUnited States140,000117
Amazon5266Olivier BusquetUnited States83,00069
Amazon5271Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States53,00044
Amazon5272Adria BalaguerMalta22,50019
Amazon5273Laurent ManderlierBelgium133,700111
Amazon5274Cylus WatsonUnited States23,00019
Amazon5275Brock ParkerUnited States28,50024
Amazon5276Henri HindsIreland62,20052
Amazon5281Jonathan CohenCanada76,70064
Amazon5282Joshua GordonUnited States162,000135
Amazon5283Zachary SmileyUnited States13,00011
Amazon5284Timothy SchneiderUnited States54,50045
Amazon5285Marc MacdonnellIreland33,90028
Amazon5286Johannes BeckerGermany98,40082
Amazon5291Maxime HerouxCanada71,10059
Amazon5292Marcos GarciaUnited States36,70031
Amazon5293Andrew YimUnited States53,00044
Amazon5294Tony DunstUnited States95,80080
Amazon5295Steven RichhartUnited States132,400110
Amazon5296Morgan MachinaUnited States78,10065
Amazon5301Jeremy JosephUnited States143,700120
Amazon5302Richard LeeUnited States67,90057
Amazon5303Sebastien ComelFrance79,30066
Amazon5304Gregory GoldbergUnited States38,10032
Amazon5305Wayne HarmonUnited States102,00085
Amazon5306Federico PetruzzelliItaly209,000174
Amazon5311Alex BilokurRussia19,70016
Amazon5312Yordan PetrovBulgaria45,50038
Amazon5313Luiz DuarteBrazil77,80065
Amazon5314Daniel NeilsonAustralia41,10034
Amazon5315Ryan TamaniniUnited States74,70062
Amazon5316Manuel Afonso Soares RuivoPortugal96,00080

End-Of-Day Chips Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The remaining players have bagged and will return tomorrow for day 2. An end-of-day recap is to follow shortly.

Player Chips Progress
Christian Rudolph de
Christian Rudolph
210,000 210,000
Federico Petruzzelli it
Federico Petruzzelli
209,000 209,000
Richard Kaplan us
Richard Kaplan
178,500 178,500
Robert McLaughlin us
Robert McLaughlin
171,100 171,100
Philip Ward gb
Philip Ward
163,800 163,800
Joshua Gordon us
Joshua Gordon
162,000 162,000
David Mock us
David Mock
156,500 67,500
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
143,700 143,700
Jonathan Currle de
Jonathan Currle
142,500 142,500
Anthony Ajlouny us
Anthony Ajlouny
140,000 140,000
Keith Ferrera us
Keith Ferrera
138,000 138,000
Yifu He us
Yifu He
137,900 137,900
Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
133,700 133,700
Enio Bozzano br
Enio Bozzano
133,500 133,500
Steven Richhart us
Steven Richhart
132,400 132,400
Talesh Patel us
Talesh Patel
132,200 132,200
Gal Yifrach us
Gal Yifrach
131,100 -6,700
WSOP 1X Winner
Peter Nigh us
Peter Nigh
127,700 127,700
Keith Morrow us
Keith Morrow
127,600 127,600
Anatoly Filatov ru
Anatoly Filatov
127,000 -5,000
Yann Linka fr
Yann Linka
126,500 126,500
123,100 123,100
Sergio Espina Aido gb
Sergio Espina Aido
122,800 122,800
Arturo Alaniz us
Arturo Alaniz
122,500 122,500
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
121,500 121,500

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Sevens Hold Up for Akenhead

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

James Akenhead opened to 2,300 from the cutoff and the big blind three-bet to 5,000. Akenhead called and the flop came {q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Spades}. The big blind led out for 5,500 and Akenhead stuck around to see the {q-Hearts} on the turn.

Both players checked and the {5-Clubs} completed the board. The big blind checked again and Akenhead tapped the table as well. The big blind tabled {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} for just ace-high while Akenhead showed {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} for two pair.

Player Chips Progress
James Akenhead gb
James Akenhead
96,500 10,600

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King on the River for Rogers

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

Richard Rogers opened to 2,200 on the button and the big blind called.

On the {4-Spades}{q-Clubs}{6-Spades} flop, the big blind checked, Rogers bet 3,300 and the big blind called. The turn brought the {6-Hearts} and was checked around. The {k-Diamonds} river completed the board. The big blind checked again. Rogers threw in a bet of 6,300 and his opponent snap-called.

''King on the river'' commented Rogers before showing {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}. His opponent mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Richard Rogers us
Richard Rogers
87,000 55,000

Tags: Richard Rogers