Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller



Event #5: $100,000 No-Limit Hold’em High Roller
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

MrCleverFox • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Elio Fox
Elio Fox

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

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4281David PetersUnited States591,00037
4283Ryan RiessUnited States974,00061
4284John AndressUnited States413,00026
4285Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom1,276,00080
4287Nick PetrangeloUnited States650,00041
4288Ben TollereneUnited States340,00021
4292Brandon StevenUnited States235,00015
4294Stefan SchillhabelGermany595,00037
4295Dominik NitscheGermany261,00016
4296Brian RastUnited States1,186,00074
4297Igor KurganovRussia675,00042
4298Elio FoxUnited States2,881,000180
4301Fedor HolzGermany938,00059
4302Matthias EibingerAustria1,560,00098
4303Aymon HataUnited Kingdom1,162,00073
4304Jason KoonUnited States1,053,00066
4307Andreas EilerGermany1,857,000116
4308Christoph VogelsangGermany885,00055
4311Koray AldemirGermany855,00053
4312Mikita BadziakouskiBelarus823,00051
4314Rainer KempeGermany623,00039
4315Jason MercierUnited States679,00042
4316Manig LoeserGermany1,078,00067
4318Paul VolpeUnited States625,00039
4361Bryn KenneyUnited States1,971,000123
4364Jonathan LittleUnited States899,00056
4365Sergio AidoSpain1,493,00093
4366Jake SchindlerUnited States740,00046
4367Jan-Eric SchwippertGermany2,582,000161
4368Michael KamranUnited States2,018,000126
4371Johannes BeckerGermany1,471,00092
4373Darren EliasUnited States2,038,000127
4375Justin BonomoUnited States1,046,00065
4376Tobias ZieglerGermany119,0007
4377Chris MooreUnited States390,00024
4378Keith TilstonUnited States600,00038
4381Noah SchwartzUnited States368,00023
4382Isaac HaxtonUnited States489,00031
4383Brian GreenUnited States435,00027
4386Tom MarcheseUnited States467,00029
4387Talal ShakerchiUnited Kingdom469,00029
4388Cary KatzUnited States699,00044
4391Michael RosenfeldUnited States1,716,000107
4392Byron KavermanUnited States1,282,00080
4393Adrian MateosSpain772,00048
4394David EinhornUnited States655,00041
4395Seth DaviesUnited States775,00048
4396Tomer DanielUnited States1,063,00066
4397Christian ChristnerGermany1,276,00080

Tags: Alex FoxenBryn KenneyByron KavermanChris HunichenDan ShakDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersDominik NitscheElio FoxJohannes BeckerJonathan DuhamelSergio AidoStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

123md • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 2,881,000 6,000
Jan-Eric Schwippert de
Jan-Eric Schwippert
de 2,582,000 62,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 2,038,000 588,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
us 2,018,000 468,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 1,971,000 276,000
Andreas Eiler de
Andreas Eiler
de 1,857,000 557,000
Michael Rosenfeld us
Michael Rosenfeld
us 1,716,000 156,000
Matthias Eibinger at
Matthias Eibinger
at 1,560,000 -140,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 1,493,000 193,000
Johannes Becker de
Johannes Becker
de 1,471,000 111,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 1,282,000 -673,000
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 1,276,000 146,000
Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de 1,276,000 776,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 1,186,000 226,000
Aymon Hata gb
Aymon Hata
gb 1,162,000 272,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 1,078,000 -102,000
Tomer Daniel US
Tomer Daniel
US 1,063,000 533,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 1,053,000 -57,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,046,000 -29,000
Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 974,000 -216,000
Fedor Holz de
Fedor Holz
de 938,000 228,000
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 899,000 119,000
Christoph Vogelsang de
Christoph Vogelsang
de 885,000 -15,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 855,000 -235,000
Mikita Badziakouski by
Mikita Badziakouski
by 823,000 13,000

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Four More Hands

123md • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Four more hands will be dealt at each table before the players bag and tag for the night.

Smith Eliminated by Petrangelo

123md • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Dan Smith
Dan Smith

Dan Smith was all in from the small blind for 97,000 with {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}, leading Nick Petragelo's {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs} in early position.

The board came down {Q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}, 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.

Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
us 285,000 50,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted

Tags: Dan SmithNick Petrangelo

Bonomo Ships on Smith

ajlamers • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Dan Smith raised to 25,000 from middle position and Justin Bonomo called from the small blind. The flop came {q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Spades} and Bonomo checked to Smith who continued for 25,000. Bonomo made the call and the {6-Diamonds} 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.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 1,075,000 440,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 121,000 -169,000

Tags: Dan SmithJustin Bonomo

Negreanu Not Scared

MrCleverFox • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

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 {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. 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 {10-Hearts}{7-Clubs} for bottom pair and collected the small pot.

Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 1,695,000 -3,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 156,000 30,000

Tags: Bryn KenneyDaniel Negreanu

Aldemir Gets Elias to Fold

123md • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

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 {A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}, Elias checked, and Aldemir bet 73,000. Elias called.

The turn was the {5-Clubs}, Elias checked, Aldemir bet 230,000, and Elias used a time extension before he folded.

Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 1,450,000 -62,000
Koray Aldemir de
Koray Aldemir
de 1,090,000 180,000

Tags: Koray AldemirDarren Elias

Christner Leaves Negreanu on the Short Stack

ajlamers • Level 9: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Christian Christner
Christian Christner

Daniel Negreanu raised from the cutoff and Christian Christner re-raised to 108,000 from the big blind. Negreanu called and the flop fell {k-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{6-Clubs}. Christner led out for 60,000 but Negreanu wasn't ready to fold just yet.

The {5-Clubs} landed on the turn and both players checked to the {3-Hearts} 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.

Christian Christner de
Christian Christner
de 910,000 910,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 126,000 -176,000

Tags: Christian ChristnerDaniel Negreanu