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Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
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Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice
Day 1 Completed

Noam Bags Heaps After Day 1 of $1,500 Dealers Choice

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Danny Noam
Danny Noam

Day 1 of Event #10: $1,500 Dealers Choice has concluded after 10 one-hour levels of exciting mixed game action. In its fifth year on the schedule, this tournament has become one for some of the biggest names to try their hand in a spread of 20 total games and today was no exception with a record-setting field of 470 entrants.

Danny Noam was a player to watch throughout the entire day, having been seen with the chip lead from an early point in the tournament. By the second break, he already had around 70,000 in his stack and built it up to 81,100 before it was time to bag for the night.

Other players to bag large stacks included Al Barbieri (65,800), Ryan Leng (62,800), Frankie O’Dell (51,500), Chris Ferguson (46,600), and Greg Mueller (45,300).

There were many more notable players to advance to Day 2, such as Dzmitry Urbanovich (33,700), Benny Glaser (27,200), David Benyamine (23,700), Barry Greenstein (21,600), and Mike Matusow (21,400). Many other players including Greg Raymer, Shaun Deeb, James Obst, and Brandon Shack-Harris did not advance.

Day 2 will resume Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time with another 10 levels scheduled, each for one hour. Seventy-one players will make it in the money, with a min-cash of $2,250 guaranteed. The winner of the tournament will receive a WSOP gold bracelet and the first place prize of $144,957.

When play resumes tomorrow, limit flop and draw games will return to levels of 500/1,000. Stud games will have a 200 ante, 300 bring-in, and 1,000 completion. No Limit and Pot Limit games will be played at 300/500 with a 500 big blind ante, with draw games having an 800 big blind ante. There will be 15-minute breaks after every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after Level 16. Come back for all the action as the PokerNews team will be bringing updates from the floor every step of the way.

Tags: Al BarbieriBarry GreensteinBenny GlaserBrandon Shack-HarrisChris FergusonDanny NoamDavid BenyamineDzmitry UrbanovichFrankie O'DellGreg MuellerGreg RaymerJames ObstMike MatusowRyan LengShaun Deeb

End-of-Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
Jim Collopy us
Jim Collopy
us 84,300 84,300
Danny Noam us
Danny Noam
us 81,100 4,000
Jason Stockfish us
Jason Stockfish
us 79,500 79,500
Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
us 65,800
Nikolai Yakovenko ru
Nikolai Yakovenko
ru 63,600 63,600
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 62,800 29,300
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 61,100 61,100
Cole Jackson us
Cole Jackson
us 56,800 56,800
Rob Campbell au
Rob Campbell
au 56,400 56,400
Todd Barlow us
Todd Barlow
us 54,900 54,900
Mikhail Semin ru
Mikhail Semin
ru 52,900 52,900
Christopher Claassen us
Christopher Claassen
us 52,400 52,400
Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 51,500 29,500
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 50,900 50,900
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 50,800 50,800
Hieu Luu us
Hieu Luu
us 50,700 50,700
Scott Horowitz us
Scott Horowitz
us 50,400 50,400
David Mccaw us
David Mccaw
us 50,200 50,200
Marcelo Costa BR
Marcelo Costa
BR 49,900 49,900
Wes Self us
Wes Self
us 47,900 47,900
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 47,300 47,300
Kyle Miaso us
Kyle Miaso
us 47,000 47,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 46,600 3,100
Andrey Zhigalov ru
Andrey Zhigalov
ru 46,400 46,400
Keith Kiyomura us
Keith Kiyomura
us 45,500 -1,000

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Three More Hands

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

The tournament director has announced three more hands are to be played at each table before play will conclude for the night and players will bag their chips up.

Fleck's Got the Gamble in Her

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

No Limit 2-7 Single Draw

According to a player at the table, Kathy Fleck was down to her final 3,000 or so when it was her turn to choose the game and said she needed a game with some gamble in it. She decided to choose No Limit 2-7 Single Draw and found herself in the big blind a couple hands later with around one-third of her chips in play between her blind and big blind ante.

A player in the hijack put in a raise and Fleck committed the rest of her chips. Her opponent called and she got to fulfill her word on the gamble as she released all five cards to draw a fresh slate of cards. Her opponent took two and proceeded to flip over all five of his cards, having drawn to a pair of fives. One by one, Fleck turned over a {9-}{8-}{6-}{2-}{5-} and drew her way to a double up.

Kathy Fleck
Kathy Fleck
5,500

Tags: Kathy Fleck

Jesus Sends One Home

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante

Pot Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Chris Ferguson was under the gun with a bet of 8,400 in front of him. His opponent was in the hijack with a decision to make, facing a raise from the 3,000 he had in the pot. After some deliberation, he shoved for around 16,000 and Ferguson quickly made the call.

Ferguson stood pat on all three streets while his opponent drew one.

Chris Ferguson: {8-}{7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}
Opponent: {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}

After the nine cards were exposed between the two of them, Ferguson's opponent turned over an {a-} and he was unable to improve.

Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 43,500

Tags: Chris Ferguson

Payouts Released

HillKerby • Level 10: 800-1,600, 0 ante
WSOP Bracelet
WSOP Bracelet

Registration has closed for Event #10 and there are officially a record-setting 470 entrants. The total prize pool came out to $634,500 and the first place prize is $144,957. A total of 71 players will make it in the money, with a min-cash of $2,250. Full information is available in the Payouts tab above.

Level: 10

Limit Flop / Draw: 400/800
Stud Games: 200-ante, 200 bring-in, 800 completion
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: 200/400/400-big blind ante/ 600-ante

Ospina Shows Bluff

HillKerby • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

No Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Action folded to Daniel Ospina in the small blind and he raised to 750. Al Barbieri called from the big blind and each player drew one card. Ospina checked and Barbieri bet 2,500. Ospina shoved all in for 10,000 and Barbieri relinquished his hand.

After getting his opponent to fold, Ospina tabled {9-}{9-} to show the bluff.

Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
us 65,800 65,800
Daniel Ospina co
Daniel Ospina
co 21,650 9,650

Tags: Al BarbieriDaniel Ospina

Mueller Chipping Up

HillKerby • Level 9: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Greg Mueller was one of the later arrivals to the tournament, finding his way over from the cash games during the last level of the night, and has already chipped up to around 46,000

Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 46,000

Tags: Greg Mueller