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Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Days:
123
Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack
Day 1 Completed

Paul Dhaliwal Claims Overnight Chip Lead in the $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack

Leo_Contreras • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Paul Dhaliwal
Paul Dhaliwal

Day 1 of Event #9: $600 No-Limit Hold’em Deepstack is in the bag and what a day of poker it was. When all the entries were processed and tallied up, the tournament had an incredible 6,150 entrants. After 20 levels of action, only 582 players had chips in front of them that needed bagging and tagging.

Canada’s Paul Dhaliwal is the man to catch going into Day 2 after amassing an impressive 1,612,000 chips before the curtain came down on Day 1. The Canadian is no stranger to the World Series of Poker, especially larger field events. Dhaliwal navigated his way to a 58th place finish in the 2017 WSOP Main Event, a result that netted him $121,188.

Five other players finished Day 1 with stacks of chips in excess of 1 million. Michael Morhaime (1,275,000) returns to the felt second in chips, David Elet (1,255,000) and Mohammad Saadeghvazri (1,215,000) hot on his heels. The two other seven-figure stacks belong to Christopher Battenfield (1,190,000) and Zachary VanKeuren (1,032,000)

Dhaliwal will need to finish fourth or higher if he wants to win a larger sum of money from this event. Some 923 places are being paid in this tournament, with a min-cash being worth $874, a final table appearance guaranteeing a $35,183 prize and the eventual winner banking a cool $398,281 and a coveted WSOP bracelet.

Among those who bust on Day 1, but inside the money places, included 15-time WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth, Joe Cada, Ismael Bojang, Brock Parker, Joseph Cheong, former WSOP Main Event champion Ryan Riess, and Joe Kuether.

Still in with a shot of glory and a big payday are such luminaries as Scott Davies (800,000), Jake Schwartz (712,000), the legendary Daniel Negreanu (601,000), Tobias Peters (357,000), Ylon Schwartz (342,000), and Erik Seidel (290,000).

End of Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts

PlacePlayerCountryChips
1Paul DhaliwalCanada1,612,000
2Michael MorhaimeUnited States1,275,000
3David EletUnited States1,255,000
4Mohammad SaadeghvazriUnited States1,215,000
5Christopher BattenfieldUnited States1,190,000
6Zachary VanKeurenUnited States1,032,000
7Kyle DoverUnited States951,000
8Richard SmithUnited States922,000
9Edvinas GruzdasLithuania896,000
10Roman KroupaGermany893,000

Play resumes at 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday 4th June with players returning with the structure having reached Level 21, meaning the blinds are 8,000/16,000 with a 16,000 ante. PokerNews will be on the tournament for throughout this event, we hope you’ll be joining us for what should be a spectacular Day 2.

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Leo_Contreras • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante
Paul Dhaliwal ca 1,612,000 887,000
Michael Morhaime US 1,275,000
David Elet us 1,255,000 125,000
Mohammad Saadeghvazri US 1,215,000
Christopher Battenfield us 1,190,000
Zachary VanKeuren US 1,032,000 -98,000
Kyle Dover US 951,000 951,000
Richard Smith us 922,000
Edvinas Gruzdas LT 896,000 106,000
Roman Kroupa cz 893,000 13,000
Gregory Geller us 879,000
Nicholas Gerrity us 868,000 493,000
Casey Campbell us 853,000
Craig Chait us 850,000
Monty Berger US 843,000
James Henderson US 842,000
Kary Richardson us 825,000
Moshe Kramer us 821,000
Kfir Nahum il 817,000 406,000
David McHone US 806,000
Dave Alfa us 782,000
Seymour Ogeare US 771,000 111,000
Shane Appa US 754,000 754,000
Dan Kuntzman US 750,000 363,000
Matthew Frank Sesso us 742,000

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Last Level of the Day

GeoffFisk • Level 20: 6,000-12,000, 12,000 ante

Level 20 has begun, and Day 1 will wrap up in about 30 minutes.

Level:
20
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
12,000

Dhaliwal Now Among the Chip Leaders

Leo_Contreras • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

A player under-the-gun went all in for 75,000 and only Paul Dhaliwal made the call from the big blind.

Paul Dhaliwal: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran {10-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Spades}{a-Diamonds} and Dhaliwal eliminated another player, having busted Joe Cada a few hands earlier.

Paul Dhaliwal ca 725,000 725,000

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Gorman Wins a Massive Four Way Pot

Leo_Contreras • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The under-the-gun player went all in for 27,000 and a player in middle position made the call. The cutoff also made the call behind and Brian Gorman in the button raised all in for 143,000.

The small blind called. The under-the-gun player and the player in middle position made the call putting them both at risk.

Brian Gorman: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{9-Clubs}
Opponent: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Opponent: {q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {8-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{9-Hearts}{j-Spades} giving Gorman a set but more importantly putting him in the money and great position, eliminating two players in the process.

Brian Gorman us 480,000 230,000

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Cada Out with a Min-Cash

GeoffFisk • Level 19: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Joe Cada
Joe Cada

Joe Cada has exited the building as one of the first players eliminated after the bubble burst. Cada's {j-}{j-} lost a race to {a-}{k-} and the former Main Event champ is out.

Joe Cada us Busted