Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Elio Fox Riding the Wave; Bags the Chip Lead After Day 1 of Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller
It was just a couple of days ago that Elio Fox locked up his second World Series of Poker bracelet by winning the inaugural super turbo bounty event at the 2018 World Series of Poker. So far, it looks as if that was only the start of a massive heater. Fox bagged up a stack of 2,881,000 after the first day of Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold'em High Roller, good enough to hold the chip lead at the end of play.
Most of Fox's chips came from a massive confrontation with Dario Sammartino. In the hand, Fox got it in with top-pair top kicker against Sammartino's overpair. The turn was a brick, but the river gave Fox two pair and pushed him over the 2 million chip mark well before anyone else in the tournament. He held on to those chips for the rest of the day and bagged up the biggest stack of the tournament so far.
Day 1 brought out a total of 97 entries, of which, 49 survived to make it through to Day 2. Nearly everyone who entered the tournament is a recognizable name, but a few of the survivors who bagged up big stacks include Darren Elias (2,038,000), Bryn Kenney (1,971,000), Sergio Aido (1,493,000), Byron Kaverman (1,282,000) and Stephen Chidwick (1,276,000) . Another player to bag up a big stack at the end of Day 1 was Jan-Eric Schwippert who finished off the night by winning several pots to move to 2,582,000 for the second biggest stack in the tournament. Justin Bonomo also made it through to Day 2 and is looking to add to his already impressive resume of high roller finishes this year with another at the WSOP. He’ll bring 1,046,000 into Day 2.
For every player who survived though, one fell. Day 1 saw the likes of Alex Foxen, Antonio Esfandiari, Jonathan Duhamel, Dan Shak, Anthony Zinno, Erik Seidel, Chris Hunichen, Nick Schulman, and Daniel Negreanu all bust, just to name a few. Negreanu fired two bullets on Day 1 but failed to find any traction. Near the end of the last level, Negreanu got it in in a coinflip situation against Johannes Becker, but Becker turned a pair and Negreanu was eliminated.
As that was Negreanu's second bullet he will be unable to re-enter the tournament on Day 2, but other players can still re-enter once more if they haven't already. Registration for the event will remain open until the start of level 12 so there is plenty of time to see some new faces join the field.
Action resumes on Saturday, May 2 at 2 p.m. local time and players will continue by playing 10 more 60-minute levels. As an additional note, in a deviation from the structure sheet, players will be given a total of six time extensions on Day 2, as opposed to the four given on Day 1. Play will begin with blinds of 8,000/16,000 and a big blind ante of 16,000 as well. PokerNews will continue with our wire to wire coverage of this event, so make sure to stay tuned in for it all.
Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller Day 2 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|428||1||David Peters||United States||591,000||37|
|428||3||Ryan Riess||United States||974,000||61|
|428||4||John Andress||United States||413,000||26|
|428||5||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||1,276,000||80|
|428||7||Nick Petrangelo||United States||650,000||41|
|428||8||Ben Tollerene||United States||340,000||21|
|429||2||Brandon Steven||United States||235,000||15|
|429||6||Brian Rast||United States||1,186,000||74|
|429||8||Elio Fox||United States||2,881,000||180|
|430||3||Aymon Hata||United Kingdom||1,162,000||73|
|430||4||Jason Koon||United States||1,053,000||66|
|431||5||Jason Mercier||United States||679,000||42|
|431||8||Paul Volpe||United States||625,000||39|
|436||1||Bryn Kenney||United States||1,971,000||123|
|436||4||Jonathan Little||United States||899,000||56|
|436||6||Jake Schindler||United States||740,000||46|
|436||8||Michael Kamran||United States||2,018,000||126|
|437||3||Darren Elias||United States||2,038,000||127|
|437||5||Justin Bonomo||United States||1,046,000||65|
|437||7||Chris Moore||United States||390,000||24|
|437||8||Keith Tilston||United States||600,000||38|
|438||1||Noah Schwartz||United States||368,000||23|
|438||2||Isaac Haxton||United States||489,000||31|
|438||3||Brian Green||United States||435,000||27|
|438||6||Tom Marchese||United States||467,000||29|
|438||7||Talal Shakerchi||United Kingdom||469,000||29|
|438||8||Cary Katz||United States||699,000||44|
|439||1||Michael Rosenfeld||United States||1,716,000||107|
|439||2||Byron Kaverman||United States||1,282,000||80|
|439||4||David Einhorn||United States||655,000||41|
|439||5||Seth Davies||United States||775,000||48|
|439||6||Tomer Daniel||United States||1,063,000||66|
Four more hands will be dealt at each table before the players bag and tag for the night.
Dan Smith was all in from the small blind for 97,000 with , leading Nick Petragelo's in early position.
The board came down , giving Petrangelo a pair of tens to eliminate Smith.
With just two minutes before a number of hands would be drawn to conclude the night, Smith debated with his tablemates whether or not he'd be able to re-enter in time. With The Colossus beginning tomorrow, Smith preferred not to have to register amidst the expected madness.
Without a real solution, Smith exited the table and Petrangelo shouted to him, "Jack-Ten suited, bro."
Smith then wanted us to point out, "Make sure you write up that I was a gentleman, and that the rest of table were jerks," getting a rousing laugh from his former tablemates.
Dan Smith raised to 25,000 from middle position and Justin Bonomo called from the small blind. The flop came and Bonomo checked to Smith who continued for 25,000. Bonomo made the call and the landed on the turn.
Bonomo checked again and Smith fired another 78,000. Bonomo slid in a stack of T25,000 chips, enough to put Smith to the test for his last 121,000 chips. It was a brief thought but Smith ended up laying his hand down and Bonomo climbed back over the 1,000,000 chip mark.
Daniel Negreanu was all in for about 160,000 from the hijack holding , racing with Johannes Becker's in middle position.
The board came down , giving Becker a pair of aces to eliminate Negreanu.
Action folded to the cutoff where Bryn Kenney opened with a raise to 25,000. Daniel Negreanu was in the big blind and he looked down at his cards.
"How much do you want bro?" Negreanu asks. "I'm not scared. I'm ready."
Negreanu called and the two saw a flop of . Negreanu checked and Kenney put out a bet of 16,000. Negreanu moved all in and Kenney sighed and folded his hand.
"I told you, I'm ready," Negreanu said. He turned over his for bottom pair and collected the small pot.
Koray Aldemir raised to 27,000 from middle position, Darren Elias three-bet to 100,000 from the small blind, and Aldemir called.
The flop came down , Elias checked, and Aldemir bet 73,000. Elias called.
The turn was the , Elias checked, Aldemir bet 230,000, and Elias used a time extension before he folded.
Daniel Negreanu raised from the cutoff and Christian Christner re-raised to 108,000 from the big blind. Negreanu called and the flop fell . Christner led out for 60,000 but Negreanu wasn't ready to fold just yet.
The landed on the turn and both players checked to the on the river. Christner checked again and Negreanu moved in a bet of 150,000. Christner used up a time extension and then pushed all in, putting Negreanu at risk for his last 126,000 chips. Negreanu thought for a moment but then released his hand to the muck, sitting on roughly 10 big blinds now.