Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #70: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed is in the books. The event drew 221 runners, less than the 256 from last year. After ten hour-long levels of play, 69 remain.
Many top players entered the field, but it was the UK's Benny Glaser who bagged the chip lead. Glaser accumulated chips rapidly in the final levels of play and finished the night with a stack of 106,200. Glaser, who already owns three gold bracelets and finished 5th in Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship this year for $260,578, has his eyes on his first bracelet in a limit hold'em event.
Other players pushing for the lead include Nicholas Seiken (101,900) who recently won Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship, and Anh Van Nguyen (96,700) who reached the final table of the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship in 2016.
Several other big names who are also advancing to Day 2 are Ronnie Bardah (96,500), Rep Porter (90,700), Ben Yu (69,200),Barry Greenstein (51,700), Adam Owen (46,600), Koray Aldemir (33,400). Both Bryce Yockey (14,400), and Mike Matusow (11,900) also found a bag at the end of the day but as short stacks.
Some of those players unfortunate to bust out here on Day 1 included three Main Event Champions; Jonathan Duhamel, Joe McKeehen and Phil Hellmuth, as well as Todd Witteles, Sam Greenwood, Carol Fuchs, Jonathan Tamayo, Chris Vitch, Thomas Muehloecker and Andre Akkari.
The tournament director announced a complete prize pool of $663,000 at the end of the day with a top prize of $154,338 for the winner along with a prestigious bracelet. A total of 34 players will reach the money on Day 2, with a min-cash worth $4,449.
The event is scheduled to last two more days, with the Day 2 restarting at 2pm on Tuesday, July 10. Ten more levels will be played with 15-min breaks every 2 levels. Players will also enjoy a 60-min dinner break after 6th level (≈ 8:30 p.m.).
Be sure to keep it here at PokerNews.com as we provide updates through the event's conclusion on Wednesday.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player Name||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||492||1||Jacob Powers||United States||44,200||15|
|Amazon||492||3||Harun Sapmaz||United States||38,400||13|
|Amazon||492||4||JJ Liu||United States||31,400||10|
|Amazon||492||5||Ken Deng||United States||24,600||8|
|Amazon||492||6||Bryce Yockey||United States||14,400||5|
|Amazon||493||1||Adam Owen||United Kingdom||46,600||16|
|Amazon||493||2||Mike Schneider (MN)||United States||82,300||27|
|Amazon||493||3||Anna Wroblewski||United States||78,900||26|
|Amazon||493||4||Chris Tryba||United States||75,000||25|
|Amazon||493||5||Nicholas Derke||United States||16,500||6|
|Amazon||493||6||Daniel Zack||United States||47,000||16|
|Amazon||494||3||Jack Kashishian||United States||72,700||24|
|Amazon||494||4||Jon Carey||United States||29,000||10|
|Amazon||494||5||Jesse Martin||United States||73,300||24|
|Amazon||494||6||Barry Greenstein||United States||51,700||17|
|Amazon||495||2||Reese Newell||United States||43,700||15|
|Amazon||495||3||Michael Lipner||United States||35,500||12|
|Amazon||495||4||David Gee||United States||94,000||31|
|Amazon||495||5||Ronnie Bardah||United States||96,500||32|
|Amazon||495||6||Klein Bach||United States||13,800||5|
|Amazon||496||1||Angelo Karimalis||United States||58,300||19|
|Amazon||496||2||Alan Myerson||United States||52,700||18|
|Amazon||496||3||Gregory De Bora||Canada||54,500||18|
|Amazon||496||4||Tom McCormick||United States||28,000||9|
|Amazon||496||6||Brian Aleksa||United States||67,400||22|
|Amazon||498||1||Michael Noori||United States||65,200||22|
|Amazon||498||2||Joshua Mitchell||United States||81,200||27|
|Amazon||498||3||Noah Bronstein||United States||70,800||24|
|Amazon||498||6||Won Lee||United States||58,100||19|
|Amazon||499||1||Jacob Snider||United States||19,200||6|
|Amazon||499||2||Ben Yu||United States||69,200||23|
|Amazon||499||3||Mike Matusow||United States||11,900||4|
|Amazon||499||5||Chad Eveslage||United States||8,100||3|
|Amazon||499||6||Amir Turkzadeh||United States||52,900||18|
|Amazon||500||1||Kenny Shei||United States||1,700||1|
|Amazon||500||2||Ryan Hughes||United States||72,500||24|
|Amazon||500||4||Diane Levin||United States||24,900||8|
|Amazon||500||5||Yaser Alkeliddar||United States||65,600||22|
|Amazon||500||6||James Sileo||United States||27,200||9|
|Amazon||501||1||Jerry Robinson||United States||25,500||9|
|Amazon||501||2||Anh Van Nguyen||Canada||96,700||32|
|Amazon||501||3||Rex Clinkscales||United States||32,000||11|
|Amazon||501||4||Andrew Kelsall||United States||7,800||3|
|Amazon||501||5||Chetan Gupta||United States||8,200||3|
|Amazon||501||6||Michael Haney||United States||28,900||10|
|Amazon||502||1||Richard Fuller||United States||88,700||30|
|Amazon||502||2||Lena Wang||United States||53,700||18|
|Amazon||502||3||Duy Ho||United States||78,000||26|
|Amazon||502||4||Justin Thurlow||United States||59,700||20|
|Amazon||502||5||Shaun Mclaughlin||United States||7,800||3|
|Amazon||502||6||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||106,200||35|
|Amazon||503||1||Cary Augustine||United States||29,400||10|
|Amazon||503||2||Benjamin Dobson||United Kingdom||44,300||15|
|Amazon||503||3||Sean Yu||United States||51,700||17|
|Amazon||503||4||Jeremy Heartberg||United States||19,000||6|
|Amazon||503||5||Rep Porter||United States||90,700||30|
|Amazon||503||6||Andrew Rudisill||United States||45,900||15|
|Amazon||504||1||Diego Cordovez||United States||24,400||8|
|Amazon||504||2||Joshua Moskoviits||United States||52,300||17|
|Amazon||504||4||Nicholas Seiken||United States||101,900||34|
|Amazon||504||5||Christopher Chung||United States||40,400||13|
|Amazon||504||6||Alex Torry||United States||38,800||13|
Rep Porter raised from the cutoff and called the three-bet from the button player.
The flop came and Porter checked and three-bet his opponent's bet. The latter called and folded his hand after Porter made another bet on the turn.
Four more hands will be played before players bag and tag for the night.
A first player bet and Benny Glaser raised from the cutoff position. The small blind player three-bet and both players made the call.
The flop brought and Glaser bet after the small blind checked. Both his opponents made the call. The turn was the and Glaser bet once more after a check. Only the small blind player stayed in the hand.
The river fell a and the small blind check-called a last bet from Glaser. The latter tabled and it was enough to make his opponent muck his hand.
On a raised pot, Brandon Wong check-called a bet from his opponent situated on the button with a flop showing .
The turn fell a . Wong first checked and raised the bet of his opponent and the latter called.
The river brought the and Wong led with another bet. His opponent called but mucked his hand when Wong tabled for two pair.
Wong is now the first player to surpass the 100,000 stack.
The small blind player started the action with a raise and Bryce Yockey opted to call.
The flop came and Yockey called another bet. The turn and the river brought no betting and both players revealed their cards. Yockey, holding for ace-high, had the dominating hand, against for his opponent and took down the pot.
Yockey, who won the $10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better Championship last year, has a stack around 16,000.