Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Event #77: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
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

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Ron Carmona
Ron Carmona

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.

Tags: Andre AkkariAnthony ZinnoBenny GlaserCalvin AndersonChris FergusonChristopher VitchDaniel NegreanuDaniel ZackDavid BachGreg MuellerIsmael BojangJames ObstJason BawadiJoao VieiraJohn MonetteJoshua TurnerMatt GrapenthienMax PescatoriMichael MoorePhil Hui

End of the Day Chipcounts (full)

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Ron Carmona US
Ron Carmona
US 142,500 7,500
Joshua Turner us
Joshua Turner
us 139,000 29,000
Zachary Gruneberg us
Zachary Gruneberg
us 137,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 130,500 93,500
Jason Bawadi US
Jason Bawadi
US 129,000 -5,000
Oleg Chebotarev ru
Oleg Chebotarev
ru 118,500
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 117,000 45,000
Patrick Leonard gb
Patrick Leonard
gb 114,000 -1,000
Alex Torry us
Alex Torry
us 109,000 -30,000
Xiaofei Wen us
Xiaofei Wen
us 107,000 -33,000
Alain Alinat FR
Alain Alinat
FR 106,000
Rehan Alwani CA
Rehan Alwani
CA 102,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 94,000
Christopher Dandrea us
Christopher Dandrea
us 92,500 22,500
Robert Albrecht us
Robert Albrecht
us 91,500 32,500
Tu Dao ca
Tu Dao
ca 87,500 24,500
Kevin Erickson us
Kevin Erickson
us 84,500 59,500
Jeffrey Neeman US
Jeffrey Neeman
US 83,000
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 82,000 27,500
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
us 81,500 6,000
Pakinai Lisawad th
Pakinai Lisawad
th 81,000
Ian Johns us
Ian Johns
us 79,500
Joseph Souza us
Joseph Souza
us 77,500 29,000
Charles Tucker us
Charles Tucker
us 75,000 43,000
Joshua Griffith US
Joshua Griffith
US 74,000 32,000

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Three More Hands

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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

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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 {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Little turned over {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} to win the hand while his opponent mucked.

James Little us
James Little
us 92,000 47,000

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Bawadi Gets Paid by Vieira

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The flop showed {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Hearts} when Jason Bawadi check-called from the big blind a bet from Joao Vieira situated on the button.

A {3-Diamonds} appeared on the turn and Bawadi bet. Vieira tanked before opting to call. The same action happened when the {6-Spades} completed the board but Vieira mucked his cards when Bawadi tabled {10-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for a pair of tens.

Jason Bawadi US
Jason Bawadi
US 134,000 43,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 43,000 23,000

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Badawi Takes a Small One to Ray

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Jason Badawi raised under the gun and Kyle Ray three-bet on the button. Badawin called.

The flop was {6-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Badawi first checked before raising a bet from Ray. The latter quickly let it go.

Jason Bawadi US
Jason Bawadi
US 91,000 52,000
Kyle Ray us
Kyle Ray
us 76,000 -26,000

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