Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet



Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
Day 1 Completed

Bleznick Among Top Stacks After Day 1 of $2,500 Mixed Big Bet

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante
Jared Bleznick
Jared Bleznick

The first ten levels are in the books for Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet, and when the dust settled, only 52 players bagged their advancing stacks. Less than a quarter of the 218-entry field navigated through the intense action which saw big bets being splashed right from the early moments.

Those who survived are closing on a WSOP cash, with the top 33 spots sharing a $490,500 prize pool. The champion is set to walk away with $127,808 but that won't happen until Thursday.

Jared Bleznick was among the players who thrived for virtually the whole ten-hour span today. Bleznick was seen chasing Phil Hui for the chip lead, and while Hui eventually lost about a half of his big stack, Bleznick was able to guard his pile of chips all the way through to bagging his 149,900.

It wasn't enough to claim the pole position as Jonathan Depa had an even better start to the tournament, finishing with 171,600 chips. Some other players who have already crossed the 100,000-mark include Arthur Morris (137,000) and Ryan Hughes (131,900).

The Mixed Big Bet attracted an inspiring field of players including some of the world's most popular players in Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey. Hellmuth was on a nub only a few hands before bagging, but he found two doubles to bag 17,400. While way below the average stack, Hellmuth claimed that it feels like heaps considering his struggling through the last level.

Ivey's run was short-lived as his pocket kings couldn't fade Brandon Shack-Harris' wrap in pot-limit omaha. Shack-Harris rivered a straight to catapult himself among bigger stacks in the field, knocking out the 10-time bracelet winner.

Shack-Harris reported 87,500 at the end of the day, just a little more than Chris Ferguson who had a strong finish to improve to 85,900. Shack-Harris and Ferguson both trail professional German soccer striker Max Kruse who will return to 90,900.

Play will resume on Wednesday, June 19, at 2 p.m. local time and PokerNews will be on the ground to provide live updates from the big bet action. Make sure to come back to find out which players will find their way to the final table.

Tags: Arthur MorrisBrandon Shack-HarrisChris FergusonJared BleznickMax KrusePhil HellmuthPhil HuiPhil IveyRyan Hughes

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #43: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet

Webjoker • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4641Cai ZhenUnited States73,900
Amazon4642Mike SextonUnited States86,900
Amazon4643Steven FriedlanderUnited States36,400
Amazon4644Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States87,500
Amazon4645Loren KleinUnited States60,400
Amazon4646David BenyamineUnited States85,500
Amazon4651Phil HellmuthUnited States17,400
Amazon4653Josh PollockUnited States34,000
Amazon4654Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland16,600
Amazon4655Jameson PainterUnited States55,700
Amazon4656Ian O'HaraUnited States28,800
Amazon4711Julien MartiniFrance60,600
Amazon4712Jared BleznickUnited States149,900
Amazon4713Max KruseGermany90,900
Amazon4715Raymond HensonUnited States47,800
Amazon4716Peter LevineUnited States34,900
Amazon4721Ryan LengUnited States84,600
Amazon4722Georgii BelianinRussia11,900
Amazon4723Cary KatzUnited States99,600
Amazon4724Mike WattelUnited States36,300
Amazon4725Tobias ZieglerGermany79,400
Amazon4726Layne FlackUnited States46,200
Amazon4731Mateus DeoliveiraBrazil95,700
Amazon4732Jeff LisandroAustralia54,000
Amazon4733Nick SchulmanUnited States40,300
Amazon4734Brian HastingsUnited States63,300
Amazon4735Owais AhmedUnited States24,300
Amazon4736Joseph CoudenUnited States92,300
Amazon4741Danny NoamUnited States33,900
Amazon4742Hye ParkUnited States54,200
Amazon4743Ryan HughesUnited States131,900
Amazon4744Brayden GazlayUnited States32,900
Amazon4745Phillip HuiUnited States70,000
Amazon4746Dan SmithUnited States46,500
Amazon4751David WilliamsUnited States85,500
Amazon4752Joao VieiraPortugal47,600
Amazon4753Scott BohlmanUnited States63,500
Amazon4754Sampo RyynanenFinland78,800
Amazon4755John MonnetteUnited States25,700
Amazon4756Alex FoxenUnited States64,100
Amazon4761Chris FergusonUnited States85,900
Amazon4762Jonathan DepaUnited States171,600
Amazon4763Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil77,600
Amazon4764Jussi NevanlinnaFinland68,600
Amazon4765Shawn BuchananCanada26,500
Amazon4766Eli ElezraUnited States65,600
Amazon4771Arthur MorrisUnited States137,000
Amazon4772Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom33,000
Amazon4773Jon TurnerUnited States83,200
Amazon4774Arto LoikkanenFinland37,100
Amazon4775David "Bakes" BakerUnited States94,900
Amazon4776Jordan SiegelUnited States26,300

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante
Jonathan Depa us
Jonathan Depa
us 171,600 171,600
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 149,900 2,900
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 137,000 137,000
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
us 131,900 33,900
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 99,600 -8,400
Mateus Deoliveira br
Mateus Deoliveira
br 95,700 95,700
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 94,900 2,900
Joseph Couden us
Joseph Couden
us 92,300 92,300
Max Kruse de
Max Kruse
de 90,900 81,400
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 87,500 -12,500
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 86,900 4,900
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us 85,900 34,900
David Williams us
David Williams
us 85,500 85,500
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 85,500 10,500
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 84,600 63,300
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 83,200 38,200
Tobias Ziegler de
Tobias Ziegler
de 79,400 54,400
Sampo Ryynanen fi
Sampo Ryynanen
fi 78,800 23,800
Yuri Dzivielevski br
Yuri Dzivielevski
br 77,600 77,600
Cai Zhen us
Cai Zhen
us 73,900 73,900
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
us 70,000 70,000
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 68,600 68,600
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 65,600 -400
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us 64,100 -25,900
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 63,500 -52,500

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Last Three Hands

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante

The tournament staff has paused the clock and the remaining players will play three more hands before bagging.

Martini Makes Tremendous Fold

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante

No-Limit 5-Card Draw

With just under 20,000 in the middle, Danny Noam shoved 21,000 post-draw and Julien Martini tanked.

"Sorry guys, I have a really good hand, but I think I can find a fold," Martini apologized for tanking.

After a few more seconds, he indeed folded, showing three kings.

Noam exposed {8-}{7-}{6-}{5-}{4-} for a straight and the table said, "wow," in unison.

Julien Martini fr
Julien Martini
fr 64,000 15,000
Danny Noam us
Danny Noam
us 40,000 -3,000

Tags: Danny NoamJulien Martini

Hellmuth Survives

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante

Big O

Dzmitry Urbanovich potted for 1,800 from the small blind and Phil Hellmuth called. The flop fell {9-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Urbanovich potted to cover Hellmuth's remaining 3,400. Hellmuth called off.

Hellmuth: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades}
Urbanovich: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Urbanovich hit a nine on the flop and he was ahead but that changed on the {10-Hearts} turn. Hellmuth faded Urbanovich's outs on the {4-Hearts} river and doubled to 11,000.

Dzmitry Urbanovich pl
Dzmitry Urbanovich
pl 19,000 -7,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 11,000 6,700

Tags: Dzmitry UrbanovichPhil Hellmuth

Klein Shoves on River

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

WIth around 10,000 in the middle, Cary Katz and Loren Klein were on a {4-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} turn. Katz fired 3,000 from the big blind and Klein raised to 10,000 in the cutoff. Katz called.

The {2-Spades} river was a brick and Katz checked to Klein who moved all in for around 26,000. Katz let his hand go and asked Klein whether he had king-jack of clubs. He didn't receive any reply and play moved on.

Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 108,000 43,000
Loren Klein us
Loren Klein
us 56,000 27,100

Tags: Cary KatzLoren Klein

Obst Knocked Out

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 300-600, 600 ante

No-Limit 2-7 Draw

With action picked up post-draw, small blind James Obst shoved 8,400 into a pot of more than 20,000. His neighbor tanked for a while before calling with {9-}{8-}{5-}{4-}{2-}, beating Obst's {10-}{9-}{6-}{4-}{2-}.

James Obst au
James Obst
au Busted

Tags: James Obst