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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
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Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Day 1a Completed

Bryan Campanello Bags Lead as Day 1a of the 2019 WSOP Main Event Comes to a Close

BrandonTemple • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Bryan Campanello
Bryan Campanello

Day 1a is in the books for the 2019 World Series of Poker $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino. A total of 1,335 entrants hit the felt for the premier poker tournament of the year, with 962 making it through the first day. There was no shortage of action with two more starting flights yet to come.

After five two-hour levels, bracelet winner Bryan Campanello managed to bag up an impressive 417,500 in chips to sit amongst the chip leaders at the end of the day. Campanello zoomed up the counts in Level 4 of the day, rivering a full house against a player's Broadway straight. The 2013 $2,500 Razz gold bracelet winner was able to keep rolling his way to one of the top stacks in the room by the end of the day.

A pair of former WSOP Main Event champions also made it through, as Qui Nguyen, the 2016 WSOP Main Event champ steadily chipped up through the day en route to bagging up 180,500. 2003 Main Event champ Chris Moneymaker managed to get through, bagging up 95,000.

Other players that navigated their way through Day 1 and progressed to Day 2ab include Patrick Serda (216,700), Jared Bleznick (189,100), Jeff Lisandro (180,100), Alex Foxen (173,200), Faraz Jaka (174,100), Martin Kabrhel (164,500), Jack Sinclair (153,800), Kelly Minkin (137,100), Billy Baxter (131,500), Brian Hastings (124,200), Elio Fox (73,400), Erik Seidel (57,400), and Stephen Chidwick (45,000).

Not everyone found themselves with chips at the end of the night, as plenty of notable names were unable to make it through. One high profile elimination occurred in Level 3, when Liv Boeree found herself busted at the hands of her boyfriend Igor Kurganov. Boeree had a classic response to her undoing at the hands of Kurganov, but the latter was able to utilize those chips to make it through the day with 129,100.

Liv Boeree
Liv Boeree

Others who fell on Day 1a include Shane Warne, David Williams, Kevin "Phwap" Boudreau, Frank Kassela, Bryan Piccioli, Daniel Alaei, Jerry Wong, Daniel Idema, Chris Moorman, Brian Altman, Steven van Zadelhoff, Brandon Adams and Lexy Gavin.

Randall Emmett once again made his presence felt all over today, first by having flamenco dancers deliver ice cream to everyone playing in today's flight. A short time later, Emmett made his way to the featured table, where he made himself heard immediately. He ended the night on a positive note before bagging 62,300 in chips, 2,300 more than he started the day with.

Randall Emmett
Randall Emmett

Day 1b will kick off tomorrow at noon local time, with players slated to play five two-hour levels again. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews to catch all the bust outs, big pots, and action as we kick off our second of three starting flights of the 2019 WSOP $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event!

Tags: Alex FoxenBilly BaxterBrandon AdamsBrian AltmanBrian HastingsBryan CampanelloBryan PiccioliChris MoneymakerChris MoormanDaniel AlaeiDaniel IdemaDavid WilliamsElio FoxErik SeidelFaraz JakaFrank KasselaIgor KurganovJack SinclairJared BleznickJerry WongKelly MinkinLexy GavinLiv BoereeMartin KabrhelPatrick SerdaQui NguyenRandall EmmettShane WarneStephen Chidwick

End-of-Day 1a Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Bryan Campanello us
Bryan Campanello
us 417,500 77,500
Raymond Travis Rice US
Raymond Travis Rice
US 335,000 45,000
Timothy Su us
Timothy Su
us 297,300 9,300
Quentin Roussey fr
Quentin Roussey
fr 266,400 21,400
Takehiro Kato JP
Takehiro Kato
JP 259,200 -3,800
Charidimos Demetriou GB
Charidimos Demetriou
GB 252,000 252,000
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 249,600 -20,400
Stephen Graner us
Stephen Graner
us 247,100 57,100
Mark Zullo us
Mark Zullo
us 245,600 245,600
David Lolis us
David Lolis
us 245,100 100
Thomas Roupe US
Thomas Roupe
US 238,800 238,800
Michael Miller us
Michael Miller
us 235,800 -10,400
Jonathan Braier US
Jonathan Braier
US 231,500 231,500
Richard Barabino US
Richard Barabino
US 227,500 132,500
Alexander Yen us
Alexander Yen
us 225,400 225,400
Yuan Li cn
Yuan Li
cn 218,900 218,900
Nidal Echaust DE
Nidal Echaust
DE 217,400 217,400
Patrick Serda ca
Patrick Serda
ca 216,700 700
Aric Pluskat us
Aric Pluskat
us 210,300 210,300
Paul Miller us
Paul Miller
us 210,100 92,100
Juan Ignacio Pallotta AR
Juan Ignacio Pallotta
AR 209,000 209,000
Timothy Burt us
Timothy Burt
us 204,900 4,800
Kane Lai us
Kane Lai
us 201,900 68,900
Joe Foresman US
Joe Foresman
US 196,400 196,400
David Ross us
David Ross
us 194,700 194,700

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Mackoff Wins One Late

tRaMSt0p • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Jonas Mackoff
Jonas Mackoff

Jonas Mackoff raised to 1,400 in middle position and the player in the small blind called.

The flop landed {q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and both players checked to reveal the {2-Diamonds} on the turn.

Mackoff bet 2,000, and the small blind check-folded.

Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
ca 53,100 -2,900

Tags: Jonas Mackoff

Four More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

With just 10 minutes remaining in the level, the Tournament Director has announced that there will be just four more hands remaining on Day 1a.

Katie Lindsay Eliminated

HillKerby • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

According to tablemate Scott Sanders, Katie Lindsay was dusted in a rather peculiar manner. A player limped in from under the gun and the player directly to his left raised to 2,200. Action folded around to Katie Lindsay who shoved all in for around her last 12,000 or a little bit more. The limper from under the gun called and then the original raiser to his left reraised all in. The limper called and all three hands were tabled.

Both Lindsay and the player who raised in the hand had {8-}{8-} and the player who limped in had {a-Spades}{9-Spades}. The flop came {a-}{9-}{5-} and the turn and river did not fill up the backdoor straight outs, sending her home before the end of the night.

Katie Lindsay us
Katie Lindsay
us Busted

Tags: Katie LindsayScott Sanders

Rice Takes Huge Pot of Over 150K from Zakarian

jeffmcmillan • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Veerab Zakarian who had a chip stack was involved in a hand with Raymond Rice. The pot already had more than 55,000 in the middle on a flop reading {4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}. Rice bet 15,000 and Zakarian called. The turn was the {10-Spades}. Both players checked tentatively.

The river was the {3-Clubs}. Zakarian was first to act and thought for about 20 seconds before checking. Rice then reached into his stack and cut out a bet of 33,500. Zakarian went deep into the tanking for about two minutes before eventually calling.

Rice turned over {a-Spades}{a-Clubs} and Zakarian mucked to create a large shift in chips at the table in the over 100,000 pot.

Raymond Travis Rice US
Raymond Travis Rice
US 290,000 197,000
Veerab Zakarian ca
Veerab Zakarian
ca 95,000 -65,000

Smith in Amazon

LisaY • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Dan Smith (in a previous event)
Dan Smith (in a previous event)

Dan Smith is sat in Amazon Tan and though he has dwindled to less than starting stack, he is still likely to induce fear among everyone at his table. Currently sat in ninth-place on the all-time money list, Smith is certainly a formidable opponent, with a third-place in last year's Big One for One Drop amongst his many achievements.

Tags: Dan Smith

Anderson Stays Alive

GeoffFisk • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

James Anderson bet 5,500 on a {q-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{6-Hearts} board, and his opponent in the big blind called. The river brought the {8-Clubs}, and the big bline check-folded to an all-in 16,100 bet from Anderson.

James Anderson us
James Anderson
us 40,000

Tags: James Anderson