Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship has been played to completion with Sam Soverel emerging as the current chip leader with 454,500 in chips after 10 levels of play. Soverel is a regular in high-stakes tournaments and has amassed more than $16 million in live-tournament earnings according to The Hendon Mob. Soverel will be looking to earn his second WSOP gold bracelet. His first bracelet came back in 2016 after he took down a $1,000 Omaha event. Not too far behind Soverel is fellow gold-bracelet winner Johannes Becker, who managed to bag 373,000 in chips by the day's end.
Day 1 got underway with just 11 players but would gradually build throughout the day until eventually topping the 91-player field from the same event in 2019 and ending at 106 entrants. That number is expected to grow as late registration is still available up until the start of Day 2.
As expected in any championship event, the field was laden with notables. Some who bagged into Day 2 include Julien Martini (338,500), Dan Shak (190,500), James Chen (149,000), Matt Vengrin (210,500), Chris Vitch (83,000), Scott Seiver (99,500), Nick Schulman (90,000), Ryan Leng (74,500), Benny Glaser (290,500) and Saya Ono (125,000), who is thus far the only female to enter the event.
A few less fortunate, having busted twice and thus ineligible to re-enter, include Jake Daniels, Michael Noori, Galen Hall and Phil Hellmuth, who will have to wait until another event to continue his stellar WSOP run this year.
Day 2 will resume tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time. Play will begin at level 11 (1,500/3,000 with a 4,500 big blind ante) and is scheduled to play down until five players remain. Players will receive 10-minute breaks after every two hour-long levels and a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 14 (approximately 8:30 p.m.)
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This is the current seat draw for Day 2. Late registration is open until the start of the day's play, so expect some additions.
|Amazon||427||2||Paul Volpe||United States||78,500|
|Amazon||427||3||Johnny Chan||United States||21,500|
|Amazon||427||5||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||290,500|
|Amazon||427||7||John Monnette||United States||64,500|
|Amazon||428||1||Cary Katz||United States||114,500|
|Amazon||428||2||Ian O'Hara||United States||119,000|
|Amazon||428||5||Charles Sinn||United States||85,000|
|Amazon||428||7||Nick Schulman||United States||90,000|
|Amazon||429||2||Ryan Leng||United States||71,500|
|Amazon||429||4||David McGowan||United States||269,500|
|Amazon||429||5||Jason Papastavrou||United States||90,500|
|Amazon||429||6||Ian Steinman||United States||118,500|
|Amazon||429||7||Jeff Lennon||United States||96,500|
|Amazon||430||1||Andrew Kelsall||United States||146,000|
|Amazon||430||3||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||64,500|
|Amazon||430||4||George Wolff||United States||199,000|
|Amazon||430||6||Benjamin Diebold||United States||277,500|
|Amazon||430||7||Samuel Spiwak||United States||65,000|
|Amazon||436||3||Shawn Sheikhan||United States||202,500|
|Amazon||436||5||Mike Wattel||United States||97,000|
|Amazon||436||6||Sam Soverel||United States||454,500|
|Amazon||437||2||Joshua Faris||United States||129,500|
|Amazon||437||3||Saya Ono||United States||125,500|
|Amazon||437||4||Dustin Dirksen||United States||157,000|
|Amazon||437||5||Christopher Vitch||United States||83,000|
|Amazon||437||7||Wil Wilkinson||United States||30,500|
|Amazon||438||3||Scott Seiver||United States||99,500|
|Amazon||438||4||Farzad Bonyadi||United States||215,500|
|Amazon||438||5||Maxx Coleman||United States||158,500|
|Amazon||438||6||Matt Vengrin||United States||210,500|
|Amazon||439||2||Bradley Berman||United States||123,000|
|Amazon||439||3||Dan Shak||United States||190,500|
|Amazon||439||5||Brian Rast||United States||47,500|
|Amazon||439||6||Randy Ohel||United States||119,500|
|Amazon||439||7||Shaun Deeb||United States||302,500|
Play has ended for the day and players are bagging their chips. Stay tuned for a full recap of today's action.
The tournament staff has just announced each table will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
Ryan Riess was all in for around 35,000 and Shawn Sheikhan was the lone caller.
Riess drew one and Sheikhan stood pat.
Ryan Riess: /
Riess was live but he peeled a to make a pair and he was headed for the rail. Sheikhan chipped above 200K as Day 2 draws to a close.
Action folded around to the blinds, where Paul Volpe raised to 8,000 from the small. Daniel Negreanu called in the big.
Volpe stood pat and Negreanu drew one. Volpe then checked to Negreanu, who bet 12,500.
Volpe folded after a bit of thought and Negreanu collected the pot.
David "ODB" Baker raised to 7,000 from the button and Benny Glaser three-bet to 26,000 from the small blind.
Baker thought for a moment before he grabbed the all-in button and placed it on his stack. The dealer counted out 109,500 while Glaser spent the time to think it over. Glaser called and stayed pat. Baker drew one.
David "ODB" Baker: /
Baker was live but he peeled a queen and Glaser's eight-seven held to take a big pot late in Day 1.
Ian O'Hara raised to 10,000 from the small blind and was called by Paul Volpe in the big.
O'Hara drew one and Volpe took two off. Both players then checked.
O'Hara tabled and Volpe tossed his cards into the muck.