2018 World Series of Poker

Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1a
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #34: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1a Completed

Day 1a of the $1,000 Double Stack Concludes with Brian Yoon Taking the Chip Lead

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Brian Yoon
Brian Yoon

It has been an exciting day here the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino where the inaugural Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em took place. A total of 2,387 players entered Day 1a and 537 bagged up chips to take through to Day 2. The heaviest of those bags belonged to Brian Yoon, who picked off his opponents throughout the day, accumulating an enormous chip lead with 233,600.

Other notable players with big stacks include Anthony Spinella (145,000) Kathy Liebert (135,000), Terry Schumacher (125,300), and Sergio Castelluccio (106,100). Meanwhile, former Main Event Champion Ryan Riess and bracelet winners Andrey Zaichenko, Calvin Anderson, Asi Moshe, and Michael Gagliano have all made it through.

Unfortunately, not everyone was lucky enough to find a bag tonight. Players like 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen, 888poker ambassador Natalie Hof, Bill Klein, the 2018 Little One for One Drop champion Adrian Moreno, 2018 Ladies Event champion Heidi May, Joseph Cheong, Maria Konnikova, Sorel Mizzi, Dan O'Brien, Bart Lybaert, Maria Lampropulos, Jamie Kerstetter, Nacho Barbero, Valentin Vornicu, Jackie Glazier, Matt Affleck, Georgios Sotiropoulos, and Maurice Hawkins are some that failed win their final all-ins today.

But they have another shot at making Day 2 as the second and final flight for the tournament, Day 1b, begins tomorrow at 11am local time. It will have exactly the same structure as today: ten 60-minute levels, with late registration and the unlimited reentry period lasting until the end of the break after Level 8 (9:15pm). Once Day 1b has concluded, the remaining players will merge with the Day 1a survivors for Day 2, which takes place at noon local time on Monday, June 18.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing full coverage of this and every other WSOP event this summer.

Tags: Andrey ZaichenkoAnthony SpinellaAsi MosheBrian YoonCalvin AndersonKathy LiebertMichael GaglianoSergio CastelluccioTerry Schumacher

End-of-day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
233,600 -1,400
WSOP 5X Winner
Phuoc Nguyen us
Phuoc Nguyen
165,000 165,000
Mike Del Vecchio us
Mike Del Vecchio
161,700 161,700
Darrin Oremba ca
Darrin Oremba
159,000 159,000
Thomas Zanot us
Thomas Zanot
158,200 158,200
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
145,000 122,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jerry Dababneh us
Jerry Dababneh
142,300 142,300
Stan Jablonski us
Stan Jablonski
140,300 140,300
Charles Alex Barton us
Charles Alex Barton
139,100 139,100
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
135,000 67,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
133,800 133,800
WSOP 4X Winner
Marshall White us
Marshall White
131,400 131,400
Tomas Teran Paredes us
Tomas Teran Paredes
129,700 129,700
Gregory Fishberg us
Gregory Fishberg
128,800 128,800
Terry Schumacher be
Terry Schumacher
125,300 32,300
Brett Shaffer us
Brett Shaffer
119,900 119,900
WSOP 2X Winner
Karel Kratochvil cz
Karel Kratochvil
118,900 118,900
Nicholas Immekus ca
Nicholas Immekus
110,200 110,200
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio
106,100 -33,900
Wenhao Ying us
Wenhao Ying
105,900 105,900
Robert Salaburu us
Robert Salaburu
103,500 103,500
Will Givens us
Will Givens
103,000 103,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Wilson Lopes us
Wilson Lopes
102,000 102,000
Pavlo Veksler ua
Pavlo Veksler
102,000 102,000
Adam Swan us
Adam Swan
101,700 101,700

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Kassouf Wins Small Pot

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante
William Kassouf
William Kassouf

Play will end shortly today but there's still room to play a few hands. Just now William Kassouf took a small pot after defending from the big blind.

The flop was {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}. The draw-heavy board was checked back by the initial raiser and the dealer put a {q-Diamonds} out on the turn. Kassouf took the opportunity to bet 3,500 and got a snap-fold.

Player Chips Progress
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
71,200 -9,800
WSOP 1X Winner
William Kassouf gb
William Kassouf
51,000 13,300
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
44,000 -24,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
14,600 -4,400
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
10,600 -13,400

Tags: William Kassouf

Six More Hands

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been stopped and the players need to play six more hands before they can bag and tag for Day 2 on Monday, June 18, which starts at noon local time.

The Final Stretch

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

With half an hour to go before Day 1a concludes, here are some more chips counts for you.

It has been a good hour or so for both Kelly Minkin and Kathy Liebert.

Player Chips Progress
Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
82,100 -2,900
WSOP 6X Winner
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
67,500 27,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Arsenii Karmatakii ru
Arsenii Karmatakii
60,000 -19,000
Kelly Minkin us
Kelly Minkin
55,200 34,150
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
39,200 -23,600
Jon Kyte no
Jon Kyte
28,000 -5,400

Tags: Kelly MinkinKathy Liebert

Hallaert and May Get Folds

Level 10 : 400/800, 100 ante

Kenny Hallaert raised to 1,600 from early position and the player in the big blind called.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. The player in the big blind check-folded to the 3,000 bet of Hallaert.

One table further, the flop read {j-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and there was about 5,000 in the middle already. The player in the hijack had bet 1,500 and Heidi May called on the button.

The turn brought them the {4-Spades} on which May called the 3,500 bet of her opponent.

The {a-Spades} on the river completed the board. Her opponent checked. May shoved for around 27,000 and he snap-folded.

Player Chips Progress
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
68,000 -12,000
Heidi May au
Heidi May
43,500 4,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
40,000 -4,000
Martijn Gerrits nl
Martijn Gerrits
38,000 38,000
David Pham us
David Pham
36,500 25,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Tim West us
Tim West
30,000 18,000
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
17,600 -9,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Sam Phillips us
Sam Phillips
8,200 -1,800

Tags: Heidi MayKenny Hallaert