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Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship



Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 Completed

Kenny Hallaert Second in Chips After Day 1 of Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

The first day of Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship has concluded after ten hours of high-quality poker action at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. Some 306 players bought in and only 113 made it through to Day 2.

For the majority of the day, WSOP bracelet winner Abhinav Iyer was seen atop of the chip counts and he stayed in front (483,500) despite Belgium's Kenny Hallaert propelling himself towards the top of the counts on the last hand of the night. Hallaert bagged 468,000 chips and put himself in great shape going into the second day's battles.

Matt Berkey (320,300), WSOP bracelet winner Ian Steinman (360,500), Roland Rokita (358,500), and four-time WSOP bracelet winner Asi Moshe (346,0000) are also well positioned for Day 2, with JJ Liu (236,000), Adrian Mateos (232,000), Justin Bonomo (175,500), Georgios Sotiropoulos (117,000), Darren Elias (114,000), James Chen (109,000), Stephen Chidwick (102,500), and Maria Ho (59,500) also returning tomorrow.

Others were not as fortunate as some well-known names to hit the rail included Joseph Cheong, Daniel Negreanu, Ali Imsirovic, Ryan Leng, 2019 WSOP Main Event winner Hossein Ensan, and last year's Main Event winner Damian Salas.

The entrant's total reached 309, with 113 remaining on the tournament clock at the end of the play, but that number is set to grow with late registration open until the start of Day 2 at 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 30.

Make sure to come back here to PokerNews from 2 p.m. local time for continued coverage of Event #56: $10,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship to find out who will make it through to the final day!

Tags: Abhinav IyerAdrian MateosAli ImsirovicAsi MosheDamian SalasDaniel NegreanuDarren EliasGeorgios SotiropoulosHossein EnsanIan SteinmanJJ LiuJoseph CheongJustin BonomoKenny HallaertMaria HoMatt BerkeyRyan LengStephen ChidwickJames Chen

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Amazon4001Niklas AstedtSweden265,500106
Amazon4003Mike WatsonCanada141,00056
Amazon4004Anton WiggSweden154,00062
Amazon4005Arian StoltUnited States288,500115
Amazon4006Ian SteinmanUnited States360,500144
Amazon4012Johan GuilbertFrance22,0009
Amazon4013Gregory BackUnited States77,50031
Amazon4014Mike SowersUnited States238,00095
Amazon4015Gytis LazauninkasLithuania185,50074
Amazon4016Chuanhao ZhangUnited States49,50020
Amazon4021Thiago MacedoBrazil178,50071
Amazon4022Nikita KuznetcovRU300,000120
Amazon4023Jonas MackoffCanada267,500107
Amazon4024Eric HicksUnited States145,00058
Amazon4025Pavel PlesuvCzech Republic185,50074
Amazon4026Robert BrobynUnited States87,00035
Amazon4031James RomeroUnited States180,00072
Amazon4032Jonathan KramerUnited States125,50050
Amazon4033Raman AfanasenkaRussia204,00082
Amazon4034Josue AguirreMexico137,50055
Amazon4035Matthew WantmanUnited States162,50065
Amazon4036Ben YuUnited States123,50049
Amazon4041Nate SilverUnited States102,50041
Amazon4042Mark TeltscherUnited Kingdom184,50074
Amazon4043Alexandre ReardFrance144,50058
Amazon4045Steve YeaSouth Korea205,50082
Amazon4046Darren EliasUnited States111,00044
Amazon4051JJ LiuUnited States236,00094
Amazon4052Eli RossUnited States172,00069
Amazon4053Maria HoUnited States59,50024
Amazon4054Ariel MantelArgentina278,500111
Amazon4055Lars KamphuesAustria77,50031
Amazon4061Elias GutierrezChile165,00066
Amazon4062Deividas DaubarisLithuania112,00045
Amazon4063Michael GathyBelgium108,00043
Amazon4064Jeff GrossUnited States57,00023
Amazon4065Francois PiraultFrance213,50085
Amazon4072Yulian BogdanovBulgaria75,00030
Amazon4073Calvin LeeUnited States51,00020
Amazon4074Mario MosbockAustria97,00039
Amazon4075Georgios SotiropoulosGreece117,00047
Amazon4076Jonathan ThermeFrance258,500103
Amazon4081Justin BonomoUnited States175,50070
Amazon4082Sam SteinUnited States115,00046
Amazon4083Kenny HallaertBelgium468,000187
Amazon4085Corey WadeUnited States118,50047
Amazon4086Kitty KuoTAIPEI, , TW110,00044
Amazon4091Daniel MaorUnited States190,00076
Amazon4092Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic265,000106
Amazon4093Jose Ignacio BarberoArgentina274,000110
Amazon4094Fabian GumzGermany140,50056
Amazon4095Scott EskenaziUnited States72,50029
Amazon4096Jon VallinasSpain34,00014
Amazon4101Abhinav IyerIndia483,500193
Amazon4102Punnat PunsriThailand71,50029
Amazon4103Daniel RezaeiAustria27,00011
Amazon4104Nick YunisUnited States266,000106
Amazon4105Jeff FrerichsUnited States324,000130
Amazon4111Kevin RabichowUnited States49,00020
Amazon4113Daniel MontagnolliAustria194,00078
Amazon4114Clement RichezFrance156,00062
Amazon4115Ryan LaplanteUnited States147,00059
Amazon4116Matas CimbolasUnited Kingdom113,00045
Amazon4122James ChenTaiwan109,00044
Amazon4123Nabil CardosoSpain215,50086
Amazon4124Sonny FrancoFrance33,00013
Amazon4125Michael BrinkenhoffUnited States30,00012
Amazon4126Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States178,50071
Amazon4131Joao VieiraPortugal93,00037
Amazon4132Jake SchwartzUnited States149,50060
Amazon4133Adrian MateosSpain232,00093
Amazon4134Jason MangoldUnited States92,50037
Amazon4135Nick SchulmanUnited States216,50087
Amazon4136Sung Joo HyunSouth Korea42,00017
Amazon4141Jimmy D'AmbrosioUnited States340,000136
Amazon4142Carlos Chadha-VillamarinUnited States207,00083
Amazon4143Boris KolevBulgaria221,00088
Amazon4145Barak WisbrodIsrael133,50053
Amazon4146Enrique RodriguezSpain200,50080
Amazon4151David NguyenCanada185,00074
Amazon4152Eyal EshkarIsrael181,00072
Amazon4153George WolffUnited States65,00026
Amazon4154Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom215,50086
Amazon4155Roland RokitaAustria358,500143
Amazon4156Giuseppe IadiserniaVenezuela340,000136
Amazon4161Ren LinUnited States254,000102
Amazon4162Patrick ChiUnited States190,50076
Amazon4163Felipe RamosBrazil49,00020
Amazon4164Seth DaviesUnited States144,00058
Amazon4165Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom90,50036
Amazon4166Markus GonsalvesUnited States113,00045
Amazon4171Tobias SchwechtAustria101,00040
Amazon4172Matt BerkeyUnited States394,000158
Amazon4173Olivier RebelloCanada247,00099
Amazon4174Pedro PadilhaBrazil137,50055
Amazon4175Fiodor MartinoItaly91,50037
Amazon4176Eelis ParssinenFinland242,00097
Amazon4191Fabian QuossGermany144,50058
Amazon4192Dan SmithUnited States30,50012
Amazon4193Julien PerouseFrance27,50011
Amazon4194Paul VolpeUnited States30,50012
Amazon4195Gennaro ProsciaUnited States112,00045
Amazon4196Alex KulevIreland129,00052
Amazon4201Jeremy EyerUnited States183,00073
Amazon4202Scott MayfieldUnited States73,00029
Amazon4204Manig LoeserGermany99,50040
Amazon4205Chad EveslageUnited States56,00022
Amazon4206DID NOT REPORT 1United States10
Amazon4211Jan BednarCzech Republic243,50097
Amazon4212Ran IlaniIsrael224,50090
Amazon4213Shaun O'DonnellUnited States47,50019
Amazon4214Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom102,50041
Amazon4216Bertrand GrospellierFrance151,50061

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
in 483,500 -18,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 468,000 212,500
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 394,000 109,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 360,500 135,500
Roland Rokita at
Roland Rokita
at 358,500 358,500
Jimmy D'Ambrosio us
Jimmy D'Ambrosio
us 340,000 -86,000
Giuseppe Iadisernia ve
Giuseppe Iadisernia
ve 340,000 340,000
Jeff Frerichs us
Jeff Frerichs
us 324,000 101,500
Nikita Kuznetsov ru
Nikita Kuznetsov
ru 300,000 148,000
Arian Stolt us
Arian Stolt
us 288,500 107,000
Ariel Mantel ar
Ariel Mantel
ar 278,500 278,500
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 274,000 54,000
Jonas Mackoff ca
Jonas Mackoff
ca 267,500 212,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 266,000 26,000
Niklas Astedt se
Niklas Astedt
se 265,500 15,500
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 265,000 265,000
Jonathan Therme fr
Jonathan Therme
fr 258,500 258,500
Ren Lin us
Ren Lin
us 254,000 254,000
Olivier Rebello ca
Olivier Rebello
ca 247,000 247,000
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
cz 243,500 19,500
Eelis Parssinen fi
Eelis Parssinen
fi 242,000 242,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 238,000 238,000
JJ Liu tw
JJ Liu
tw 236,000 114,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 232,000 -18,500
Ran Ilani il
Ran Ilani
il 224,500 126,300

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Proscia Drops One Late

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

Action folded top the cutoff player who raised all in for 14,000 and only Gennaro Proscia called from the button.

Opponent: {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Gennaro Proscia: {k-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Proscia held the better hand and the {q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds} runout eliminated his opponent from the tournament.

Gennaro Proscia it
Gennaro Proscia
it 140,000 10,500

Tags: Gennaro Proscia

Five More Hands

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.

Vieira Fills Up on the River and Gets Paid by Smith

AnthonyThompson • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Joao Vieira
Joao Vieira

Enrique Rodriguez raised to 4,500 from the cutoff, Joao Vieira called from the small blind and Dan Smith came along from the big blind as well.

The {10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds} board was checked down to the {10-Clubs} river where Vieira led out for 8,000 and only Smith called.

Vieira quickly rolled over {2-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a full house and collected the pot after Smith mucked his hand facedown.

Enrique Rodriguez gs
Enrique Rodriguez
gs 130,000 9,500
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 90,500 -39,500
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 55,500 -25,000

Tags: Dan SmithEnrique RodriguezJoao Vieira

River Value For D'Ambrosio

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

On a {9-Hearts}{7-Spades}{3-Spades} flop, Jimmy D'Ambrosio was in the small blind and check-called an 8,000 bet against the hijack player.

Both players checked the {7-Hearts} turn and the {4-Clubs} river saw a 12,500 lead from D'Ambrosio. His opponent thought about it and called.

D'Ambrosio showed {6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} which was good for the pot as his opponent mucked.

Jimmy D'Ambrosio us
Jimmy D'Ambrosio
us 426,000 84,000

Berkey Beats Bonomo in Classic Race

BrandonBloom • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

Matt Berkey got his 141,500 chips in preflop against Justin Bonomo and the two saw they were flipping with premium hands.

Matt Berkey: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Justin Bonomo: {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Clubs} flop kept Bonomo ahead and in good shape, but the {a-Spades} spiked the turn to vault Berkey ahead. Needing a river queen, the {3-Hearts} completed the board to leave Bonomo sending chips to Berkey.

Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 285,000 157,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 118,000 -125,500

Tags: Matt BerkeyJustin Bonomo