2019 World Series of Poker

Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Gabe Patgorski Leads After Day 1 of Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante
Gabe Patgorski
Gabe Patgorski

It’s a wrap for Day 1 of the first ever $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold’em event at the World Series of Poker. A total of 61 entry slips were sold today, but only 18 competitors bagged chips at the conclusion of Day 1. With late registration still being open till the start of Level 11 on Day 2 (around 5:15 p.m), these numbers are not final.

Leading the way in what was a star-studded field is Gabe Patgorski with 388,800 chips. Patgorski was near the top of the leaderboard during most of the day. He has been playing poker professionally for 14 years and has been around Short Deck poker since it’s very beginning. Patgorski is considered to be one of the most experienced Short Deck players in the world. He will be using his experience to try to claim his first WSOP bracelet. Alex Epstein sits in second with 323,000 while Anson Tsang rounds up the top three with 307,400. Tsang will be looking to add another bracelet to his collection, after winning the €2,200 Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed event at the 2018 World Series of Poker Europe last October for €91,730.

Numerous big names made it through alongside the chip leaders, including bracelet winners Galen Hall, (266,000), Ben Lamb (209,300), Jason Somerville (123,600), and Justin Bonomo (107,300).

Unfortunately, not all of the fan favorites who took a shot at this new WSOP event advanced to Day 2. Erik Seidel, David Peters, Sam Higgs, and Anthony Zinno, were all taken out. Daniel Negreanu couldn’t find a bag either. He was forced to use his add-on during the last level of the night and was eliminated shortly after.

Cards will be back in the air at 3 p.m. on Monday, June 3rd. The plan for Day 2 is to play 8 levels of 60 minutes each. Keep it here for continuing coverage of Event #8: $10,000 Short Deck No-Limit Hold'em and throughout the 2019 World Series of Poker from the PokerNews Live Reporting Team.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4171James ChenTaiwan140,400
Amazon4172Peter JettenCanada59,000
Amazon4175Alexander EpsteinUnited States323,000
Amazon4181Lars NordkvistSweden28,500
Amazon4183Dario SammartinoItaly115,200
Amazon4184Galen HallUnited States266,000
Amazon4185Eder MurataBrazil65,200
Amazon4193Benjamin LambUnited States209,300
Amazon4194Jiaxiu LiuChina267,700
Amazon4196Justin BonomoUnited States107,300
Amazon4263Anton TsangHong Kong307,400
Amazon4264Eric KurtzmanUnited States124,300
Amazon4265John PatgorskiUnited States388,800
Amazon4266Thai HaUnited States221,000
Amazon4272Jason SomervilleUnited States123,600
Amazon4274Yong WangChina256,300
Amazon4275Sean WinterUnited States207,800
Amazon4276Rene Van KrevelenNetherlands135,000

Tags: Alex EpsteinAnson TsangAnthony ZinnoBen LambDaniel NegreanuDavid PetersErik SeidelGabe PatgorskiGalen HallJason SomervilleJustin BonomoSam Higgs

End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
388,800 73,800
Day 1 Chip Leader
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
323,000 68,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Anson Tsang hk
Anson Tsang
307,400 60,400
WSOP 2X Winner
Liu Jiaxiu cn
Liu Jiaxiu
267,700 202,700
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
266,000 -39,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Yong Wang cn
Yong Wang
256,300 -3,700
Thai Ha vn
Thai Ha
221,000 31,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
209,300 209,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
207,800 37,800
James Chen tw
James Chen
140,400 30,400
WSOP 1X Winner
Rene van Krevelen nl
Rene van Krevelen
135,000 5,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
124,300 17,300
Jason Somerville us
Jason Somerville
123,600 50,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
115,200 55,200
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
107,300 -72,700
WSOP 3X Winner
Eder Murata br
Eder Murata
65,200 -87,800
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
59,000 -9,000
Lars Nordkvist se
Lars Nordkvist
28,500 -1,500

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Patgorski Cements Status as Chip Leader

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante
Gabe Patgorski
Gabe Patgorski

On a {a-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{10-Diamonds} board, Gabe Patgorski checked to Dario Sammartino who bet 13,000. Patgorski then used a time extension before check-raising to 115,000.

Sammartino had 60,000 behind and would be all in if he called. He used up one time extension before folding.

Patgorski showed {9-Spades}{j-Hearts} for an open-ended straight draw.

Player Chips Progress
Gabe Patgorski us
Gabe Patgorski
315,000 45,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
60,000 30,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoGabe Patgorski

Negreanu Uses his Add-On

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante

Ben Lamb limped in first position. Eric Kurtzman, next to act, raised to 7,500. Alex Epstein, in the hijack, three-bet to 37,000. Daniel Negreanu, on the button, moved all in for about 65,000. Epstein was the only caller.

Daniel Negreanu: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Alex Epstein: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}

The board came {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} and Epstein made queens full of nines, while Negreanu was forced to use his add-on.

Player Chips Progress
Alex Epstein us
Alex Epstein
255,000 55,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
30,000 -40,000

Tags: Alex EpsteinBen LambDaniel NegreanuEric Kurtzman

Set for Jetten

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante

Danny Tang limped in first-to-act. Action folded to Peter Jetten, on the button, who checked.

The flop came {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and was checked through to the {8-Diamonds} turn. Tang checked again. Jetten bet 4,000. Tang check-called.

The {6-Hearts} completed the board. Both players opted to check. Tang tabled {8-Hearts}{8-Spades} for a set and Tang tossed his cards in the muck.

Player Chips Progress
Peter Jetten ca
Peter Jetten
68,000 -37,000
Danny Tang hk
Danny Tang
46,000 -59,000

Tags: Danny TangPeter Jetten

Green's Re-Entry is a Quick One

Level 8 : 0-0, 1,000 ante

Brian Green re-entered and appeared to use his add-on immediately. Sean Winter opened to 2,000 and was called by Dario Sammartino, before Green moved all in.

Winter re-raised all in and Sammartino folded.

Brian Green: {j-Hearts}{k-Clubs}
Sean Winter: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board {10-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} gave Winter a flush, avoiding the open-ended straight draw of his opponent, and Green was eliminated.

Player Chips Progress
Sean Winter us
Sean Winter
170,000 45,000
Brian Green us
Brian Green
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Brian GreenDario SammartinoSean Winter