Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Ron Carmona Leads the Remaining 57 Players at the End of Day 1 of Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 1 of the Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed has come to a conclusion with Ron Carmona bagging the chip lead over the remaining 57 players with 142,500.
Carmona recently finished at the 17th place of Event #66: $1,500 Limit Hold'em for $5,258. Among the top stacks are also Joshua Turner (139,000),Jason Bawadi (129,000) and two-time bracelet winner Mark Rodoja close behind with 117,000. Also heading into Day 2 with a decent stack are many notables players such as Daniel Zack (82,000), Christopher Vitch (80,500), Calvin Anderson (60,500), Kevin Song (56,000) and four-time WSOP champion Max Pescatori (44,000).
The defending champion Yaser Al-Keliddar took a seat on the first level of the day to defend his title and also found a bag tonight with 38,000.
With the Main Event taking a lot of the attention at the Rio, the final Limit Holdem game tournament was being played out in the Miranda Room where 193 players took to the felt to create a $521,100 prize pool that would see the final 29 players in-the-money while the $133,189 first prize would await whoever could climb to the top.
Due to the late scheduling of this event, numbers were expected to be down, but a nice field was set with many familiar faces all looking to make this tournament a great opportunity for a bracelet. WSOP winners Andre Akkari, Daniel Negreanu, Benny Glaser, David Bach, Phil Hui, James Obst, Matt Grapenthien, Michael Moore and 2017 Player of the Year Chris Ferguson all took a seat, but failed in their bid to survive into Day 2.
Anthony Zinno, Ismael Bojang, three-time bracelets winners Greg Mueller and John Monette and recent winner of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Joao Vieira were all part of the late arrival crew, and although they flirted with getting something going, Bojang, Monette, and Zinno all ended up on the rail as well. For Zinno, his end would come at the hands of the French player David Phima when his pocket threes found a set on the board while Zinno held ace-king.
Mueller, despite a bad start, managed to found a bag with 63,000 while Vieira is coming back tomorrow with 50,000.
Day 2 is set to be played at 2 pm (PDT) on Tuesday, July 9, with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the action.
End of the Day Chipcounts (full)
Three More Hands
The tournament director has announced three more hands are left to play at each table before all remaining players will bag their chips for the evening.
Little Increases his Stack
James Little raised under the gun and the big blind player called.
The big blind check-called Little on the three streets throughout the board and Little turned over to win the hand while his opponent mucked.
Bawadi Gets Paid by Vieira
The flop showed when Jason Bawadi check-called from the big blind a bet from Joao Vieira situated on the button.
A appeared on the turn and Bawadi bet. Vieira tanked before opting to call. The same action happened when the completed the board but Vieira mucked his cards when Bawadi tabled for a pair of tens.
Among the Big Stacks
Badawi Takes a Small One to Ray
Jason Badawi raised under the gun and Kyle Ray three-bet on the button. Badawin called.
The flop was and Badawi first checked before raising a bet from Ray. The latter quickly let it go.
Al-Keliddar Gets Chips Back from Vitch
The flop read when Yaser Al-Keliddar check-called a bet from Christopher situated on the button.
The turn fell a and brought no betting action. The fell to complete the board and Al-Keliddar led out with a bet. Vitch tanked for a minute and mucked his hand.