Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event World Championship
Day 1c Completed

Aleksandr Shevlyakov Bags Overall Main Event Chip Lead on Day 1c

OHairDJ • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Overall tournament chip leader Aleksandr Shevlyakov
Overall tournament chip leader Aleksandr Shevlyakov

Day 1c of Event #67: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Main Event attracted 600 runners and by the end of play, 433 players remained with Aleksandr Shevlyakov standing tall as the day’s chip leader after bagging 392,600 in chips. So far, between Day 1a through 1c, there have been 1,968 entries. Of those, 1,392 remain in contention.

Shevlyakov, who is the current overall tournament chip leader (with Days 1a and 1b factored in), was able to build his stack early after getting all-in with aces against Takahiro Kidokoro’s ace-queen and holding. Shevlyakov secured his chip lead near the end of the day after winning a massive pot with a straight against Susan Choi's pocket kings.

Day 1c Top 10 Chip Counts

1Aleksandr ShevlyakovRussia392,600491
2Dylan NguyenUnited States252,400316
3Suk-Kyu KohUnited States237,900297
4Matt GlantzUnited States236,000295
5Veselin DimitrovUnited States235,000294
6Itay Bin MergyIsrael233,100291
7Travis PrengUnited States232,800291
8Daniel BarryUnited States230,600288
9Andrew GilmoreUnited States224,600281
10Howard ArotskyUnited States215,600270

Interestingly, today’s field contained a number of previous WSOP Main Event final tablists who managed to bag into Day 2. Among them are 2013 fifth-place finisher JC Tran (175,400), 2004 third-place finisher Josh Arieh (154,100), 2009 third-place finisher Dennis Phillips (89,900), 2018 runner-up Tony Miles (53,800), 1988 runner-up Erik Seidel (38,700), 2016 Champion Qui Nguyen (143,800) and 2019 Champion Hossein Ensan (84,000). Jay Farber, who was the 2013 runner-up, was also in the field, but ended up busting during the last level of play following a hand that left him with crumbs.

Hossein Ensan
Hossein Ensan

Other notables who advanced into Day 2 included Matt Glantz (236,000), Lucas Greenwood (106,900), Pete Chen (99,700), Sam Abernathy (40,500), and Sam Greenwood (27,200). Meanwhile, Poker Hall of Fame nominee Ted Forrest got off to a hot start but lost steam late in the day to end with 79,600.

Among those less fortunate and unable to survive the day included Bryce Yockey, Jonathan Dokler, and Shannon Shorr, who nursed a short stack for some time before eventually getting all in with a dominated ace and losing.

All the players who bagged today will return on Wednesday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. to continue their Main Event journey along with the survivors of Days 1e, 1f, and any other new registrants.

Day 1d will welcome a fresh batch of players to battle it out on the green felt beginning on Sunday at 11 a.m. local time. As is the case in all starting flights, the field will play five two-hour levels with a 15-minute break after each level and a 75-minute dinner break after level three.

Be sure to stick with PokerNews as we continue to bring you the action leading to the eventual next WSOP Main Event Champion!

End of Day 1c Chip Counts (full)

Jaxon • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Aleksandr Shevlyakov ru
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
ru 392,600 -7,400
Dylan Nguyen us
Dylan Nguyen
us 252,400 252,400
Suk-Kyu Koh US
Suk-Kyu Koh
US 237,900 22,900
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 236,000 6,000
Veselin Dimitrov us
Veselin Dimitrov
us 235,000 235,000
Itay Bin Mergy IL
Itay Bin Mergy
IL 233,100 233,100
Travis Preng US
Travis Preng
US 232,800 232,800
Daniel Barry us
Daniel Barry
us 230,600 230,600
Andrew Gilmore us
Andrew Gilmore
us 224,600 21,100
Howard Arotsky US
Howard Arotsky
US 215,600 215,600
Paul Baksi us
Paul Baksi
us 215,400 -14,600
Joseph Tauber us
Joseph Tauber
us 212,500 47,500
Hwany Lee kr
Hwany Lee
kr 206,500 206,500
Richard Miller US
Richard Miller
US 205,700 205,700
Ryan Pignatelli us
Ryan Pignatelli
us 203,600 -400
Lautaro Guerra es
Lautaro Guerra
es 203,000 203,000
Richard Sciuto us
Richard Sciuto
us 201,000 201,000
John May US
John May
US 199,700 199,700
Tyler Cornell us
Tyler Cornell
us 192,000 -67,000
Thomas Choi US
Thomas Choi
US 191,400 191,400
Steven Au hk
Steven Au
hk 180,700 180,700
Vincent Teutonico us
Vincent Teutonico
us 179,200
Richard Chevalier us
Richard Chevalier
us 178,500 8,500
Jesse Capps us
Jesse Capps
us 177,700 177,700
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 173,400 -600

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Day 1c Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

All players are currently busy to bag and tag their chips as Day 1c has officially concluded. Assorted chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Three More Hands for Day 1c

zedmaster84 • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

The clocks have been stopped and all remaining players will complete the final three hands before bagging and tagging.

Aoki Makes Flush

MattHansen • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

With 3,000 in the pot and {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{4-Clubs} on the board, the small blind checked and Mikiyo Aoki bet 1,000. The small blind called and the turn was {k-Diamonds}.

The small blind checked again and Aoki continued for 2,600. The small blind raised to 10,000 and Aoki called.

The river was {q-Clubs} and the small blind checked for a third time. Aoki fired 12,000 and the small blind called.

Aoki turned over {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for the flush.

"I knew it," said her opponent as he mucked his cards. "I flopped a set."

Aoki grabs another pot at the end of the day to move above the starting stack.

Mikiyo Aoki us
Mikiyo Aoki
us 66,500 30,200

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Cataclysmic Collision between Choi and Shevlyakov

gaellej • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Susan Choi
Susan Choi

Aleksandr Shevlyakov started the action with a raise to 1,800 and called a three-bet from Susan Choi for 3,800.

Things heated up on the flop {j-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}. Shevlyakov first checked and Choi bet 10,000. Shevlyakov thought about his move for a minute and raised it to 55,000, putting Choi to a decision. The latter took some time and announced all in, which was immediately called by Shevlyakov, who had her covered.

"You have a set?" asked Choi, revealing the {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} only to see Shevlyakov's hand of {9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a flopped straight.

The rest of the board fell the {6-Clubs} turn and {6-Spades} river and Choi was eliminated from the tournament not long before the end of the day. Meanwhile, Shevlyakov now has a massive stack worth 400,000.

"So sick," said Choi right before leaving the tournament's area.

Aleksandr Shevlyakov ru
Aleksandr Shevlyakov
ru 400,000 140,000
Susan Choi US
Susan Choi
US Busted

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Garcia Picks it up on the Flop

Tboss • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Early position raised to 1,600 and both Cord Garcia and Vanessa Kade made the call.

The dealer spread a flop of {10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and after the preflop raiser checked, Garcia fired out a bet of 2,200. Both Kade and the other player got out of the way quickly and the pot was sent to Garcia.

Vanessa Kade ca
Vanessa Kade
ca 78,000 -200
Cord Garcia us
Cord Garcia
us 27,000 12,000

Arieh Flops Quads, Dodges Royal Flush Draw

connorrichards • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante
Josh Arieh
Josh Arieh

A short-stacked player in middle position open-jammed for 25,100 and Josh Arieh attempted to raise in late position without realizing there had been a call. Arieh was forced to call the all in and the action folded to the big blind, who flat-called with around 7,000 behind.

The flop came {j-Spades}{10-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and the big blind led all in.

"It's really shocking what I have," Arieh said before flipping over {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for quads and then apologizing for "slow-rolling" his opponent.

The big blind stayed in his chair as he had an out holding {a-Spades}{k-Spades} for a Royal Flush draw, while the other player in the hand was drawing dead with {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}.

The board ran out {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs} to send both opponents to the rail and the four-time bracelet winner raked in the pot while a pair of TV cameras hovered over him.

Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 176,000 70,500

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Farber Left With Crumbs

jeffmcmillan • Level 5: 300-600, 600 ante

Four players committed 3,200 into the middle and saw a flop of {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}. Rodney Cotta bet 3,200 from the small blind. A player in early position and Ben Thomas folded. Jay Farber called from the cutoff.

The turn was the {q-Diamonds}. Cotta led for 6,000. Farber took his time before tossing in a casual call.

The river was the {k-Diamonds}. Cotta bet 10,000 and Farber snap folded to leave himself with a very short stack.

Cotta tabled {a-Spades}{k-Hearts} to which Farber responded in frustration "I don't care" and shook his head.

Rodney Cotta US
Rodney Cotta
US 137,000 137,000
Ben Thomas us
Ben Thomas
us 81,000 29,000
Jay Farber us
Jay Farber
us 2,800 -15,200

Tags: Jay Farber