Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Day 1 of Event #51: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em 6-Handed is in the books after 21 levels of play. The event attracted a massive field of 997 poker enthusiasts but only 41 of them were able to find a bag for Day 2.
The Amazon room was packed with many notables and at the end of the day, it was Jun Obara who bagged the chip lead with an impressive stack of 3,010,000, the only stack above the 3 million mark.
Following behind Obara was Rostyslav Sabishchenko (2,020,000), Tuan Phan (2,000,000), John Gallaher (1,700,000), and Brian Rast (1,665,000).
Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed NLHE Day 1 Top 10 Chip Counts
|RANK||PLAYER||Country||CHIP COUNT||Big Blinds|
|3||Tuan Phan||United States||2,000,000||67|
|4||John Gallaher||United States||1,700,000||57|
|5||Brian Rast||United States||1,665,000||56|
|8||Matthew Schwagler||United States||1,475,000||49|
Other notables who made a Day 2 birth include Chad Norton (1,090,000). Norton, who just won his first WSOP bracelet in Event #46: $800 No-Limit Hold'em Deepstack, will look to go for gold in back-to-back events in his first two WSOP live events, Alex Kulev (1,055,000), as well WSOP bracelet winners Manig Loeser (1,375,000), Sejin Park (920,000), and Alan Sternberg (505,000).
The remaining 42 players have all locked up at least $10,803, but everyone will have their eyes on the top prize of $474,102 and the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet.
Event #51: $3,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Remaining Payouts
The remaining players will return to the Amazon Room on Wednesday, October 27th at 2 p.m. local time to continue to battle it out. Action resumes at Level 22, which features blinds of 15,000/30,000/30,000 and play will conclude when a champion is crowned.
|Amazon||402||2||Matthew Schwagler||United States||1,475,000||49|
|Amazon||402||4||Fred Lopez||United States||205,000||7|
|Amazon||402||6||Steve Rosen||United States||600,000||20|
|Amazon||403||1||Brian Rast||United States||1,665,000||56|
|Amazon||403||2||Tuan Phan||United States||2,000,000||67|
|Amazon||403||3||Avraham Azulay||United States||800,000||27|
|Amazon||403||5||Chad Norton||United States||1,090,000||36|
|Amazon||404||3||Mark Soik||United States||235,000||8|
|Amazon||409||3||John Racener||United States||635,000||21|
|Amazon||409||4||Sejin Park||South Korea||920,000||31|
|Amazon||409||5||Troy Donaldson||United States||1,035,000||35|
|Amazon||410||2||Christian Harder||United States||1,020,000||34|
|Amazon||410||3||Johnathan Holsonback||United States||590,000||20|
|Amazon||410||5||Yueqi Zhu||United States||175,000||6|
|Amazon||410||6||Nick Yunis||United States||790,000||26|
|Amazon||411||3||Alan Sternberg||United States||505,000||17|
|Amazon||411||4||Krishna Vitaldevara||United States||950,000||32|
|Amazon||411||5||Dashiell Shapiro||United States||850,000||28|
|Amazon||411||6||John Gallaher||United States||1,700,000||57|
|Amazon||412||1||Faizal Khoja||United States||205,000||7|
|Amazon||412||6||Corey Wade||United States||820,000||27|
Matthew Schwagler raised from the cutoff and then four-bet jammed for 745,000 after Ran Ilani three-bet to 95,000 from the small blind.
Ilani looked back down at his cards and quickly called off his 500,000 stack.
Ilani liked what he saw after the cards were tabled until a nine appeared in the window on the flop.
The paired the board on the turn and Ilani needed a lady on the river to stay alive.
Unfortunately for him, the completed the board and ended his tournament.
The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal two more hands before bagging for Day 2.
John Gallaher was in the big blind and flat-called a raise from a player in middle position.
The flop of checked through and Gallaher led out with a bet of 75,000 on the turn. His opponent called.
Gallaher fired out a bet of 155,000 on the river and his opponent called. Gallaher showed for a set and his opponent claimed that he had a good two pair.
"It's a good thing I'm a nit," the opponent said.
The action folded around to the small blind who limped in before Uri Reichenstein raised to 80,000 and the small blind came along.
On the flop, the small blind check called a bet of 45,000 from Reichenstein.
The tun was the and after the small blind checked, Reichenstein was in no mood to slow down as he fired out 100,000. The small blind thought it over for a few seconds and let his hand go.
"That wouldn't have ended well for you," Said Reichenstein.