Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Kenny Hsiung Leads Final 160 Players; 2017 Runner-Up Venkata Tayi Not Far Behind

dsalituro • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Kenny Hsiung
Kenny Hsiung

Play has concluded on Day 1 of Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em, and after 15 levels it's World Series of Poker bracelet winner Kenny Hsiung who leads the way into Day 2.

Hsiung, who won his bracelet in a $3,000 version of this event in 2012, finished the night with 248,500 chips. Right behind him is a player who's no stranger to going deep in this event. Venkata Tayi was runner-up in 2017 and got off to a great start this time, bagging up 238,000.

Event #12: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Kenny HsiungUnited States248,500
2Venkata TayiUnited States238,000
3Jesse LonisUnited States208,000
4David GeeUnited States188,000
5Frank YakubsonUnited States173,000
6Jon KyteNorway168,500
7Wendy FreedmanUnited States164,000
8Brian NicholsUnited States163,000
9Thanh CaoUnited States158,000
10Tom SchneiderUnited States157,500

Jesse Lonis (208,000), former Player of the Year Robert Campbell (100,500), WSOP veteran Kevin Song (70,500), and Brandon Shack-Harris (48,500) also survived the day. Defending champion Yuval Bronshtein made it through Day 1 but will come back tomorrow on a short stack of 42,500.

Not everyone was fortunate to survive the day. Over the course of 10 hours of play, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Adam Friedman, and Eli Elezra all hit the rail. Just 160 players out of the starting field of 522 survived with their dreams of winning the bracelet still alive.

Play will resume tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. local time inside the Bally's Event Center. The remaining players will play ten hour-long levels on their way toward the money and the final table. Blinds will pick up on Level 16 at 2,000-4,000, with 4,000-8,000 limits.

The PokerNews team will be there providing all the live updates and chip counts as the field continues to get whittled down on Day 2.

Tags: Adam FriedmanBrandon Shack-HarrisDaniel NegreanuEli ElezraJesse LonisKenny HsiungKevin SongRobert CampbellShaun DeebVenkata TayiYuval Bronshtein

Day 2 Seat Draw

YorkshirePud • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Bets
Bally's6631Niral TilalaUnited States56,0007
Bally's6632Kenneth PoUnited States67,0008
Bally's6633Gordon PikeUnited States64,5008
Bally's6634Wendy FreedmanUnited States164,00021
Bally's6635Shane DouglasUnited States72,0009
Bally's6636Kyle KitagawaUnited States153,50019
Bally's6637William DevittUnited States76,00010
Bally's6638Aditya PrasetyoUnited States50,5006
Bally's6641Dave TobinUnited States42,0005
Bally's6642Peter SelinskyUnited States111,50014
Bally's6643Yuval BronshteinIsrael42,5005
Bally's6644Eric SparkesUnited States77,50010
Bally's6645Chengping ZhangUnited States61,0008
Bally's6647Noah BronsteinUnited States16,5002
Bally's6648David GeeUnited States188,00024
Bally's6649Harun SapmazUnited States96,00012
Bally's6651Gary FurnessUnited States10
Bally's6652Brian KooymanUnited States118,00015
Bally's6653Tom SchneiderUnited States157,50020
Bally's6654Matthew MortensenUnited States67,5008
Bally's6655Tham ChauCanada20,5003
Bally's6657Taylor RobertsUnited States73,5009
Bally's6658Michael MendelsonUnited States39,0005
Bally's6659Seyed EdalatUnited States116,50015
Bally's6661Casey DelichUnited States105,00013
Bally's6662Ryan HansenUnited States72,5009
Bally's6663Dan KimUnited States42,5005
Bally's6664Anthony ZinnoUnited States31,5004
Bally's6665Matthew WantmanUnited States80,50010
Bally's6666Siriwan DenisonUnited States63,5008
Bally's6667Chip JettUnited States110,50014
Bally's6668Amanda SeminoffUnited States66,5008
Bally's6671Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania105,00013
Bally's6672Neil RauschhuberUnited States45,5006
Bally's6673Jeffrey HillUnited States63,0008
Bally's6674Hunter McclellandUnited States28,0004
Bally's6675Christoph KwonUnited States96,50012
Bally's6676Scott PollardUnited States90,50011
Bally's6677Ian GlycenferUnited States30,5004
Bally's6678Francisco GarzonUnited States26,0003
Bally's6681Jacob FerroUnited States141,50018
Bally's6682Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States48,5006
Bally's6684Joshua TurnerUnited States117,50015
Bally's6685Robert LincheskyUnited States130,00016
Bally's6686William PalmUnited States34,5004
Bally's6687Jay KerbelUnited States73,0009
Bally's6688Jon GislerUnited States82,00010
Bally's6689Ian PelzUnited States58,0007
Bally's6691Christopher BenoitUnited States25,5003
Bally's6692Andrew KelsallUnited States41,5005
Bally's6693William TaitCanada58,0007
Bally's6694Rami BoukaiUnited States129,00016
Bally's6695Lu YuanUnited States131,00016
Bally's6696Brayan ElieUnited States75,0009
Bally's6697James HammerUnited States100,50013
Bally's6699Joseph HoffmanUnited States52,5007
Bally's6701Benjamin SchollUnited States105,50013
Bally's6702Jason YeungUnited States124,50016
Bally's6703Jonathan ClayUnited States79,00010
Bally's6704Jon ShoremanUnited Kingdom76,00010
Bally's6705Pedro RiosUnited States139,00017
Bally's6706Frank YakubsonUnited States173,00022
Bally's6707Brian NicholsUnited States163,00020
Bally's6708David ProciakUnited States46,5006
Bally's6709Kurt MaierUnited States8,5001
Bally's6711Jeremy JohnsonUnited States82,50010
Bally's6713Paul DockalUnited States109,00014
Bally's6714Lemuel CardenoUnited States1,0000
Bally's6715Hasan KuralUnited States34,5004
Bally's6716Jason GolaUnited States56,5007
Bally's6717Dennis KimUnited States106,00013
Bally's6718Adam DemerssemanUnited States97,00012
Bally's6719Ivan SapozhnikovUnited States125,50016
Bally's6721Jason DuongCanada86,50011
Bally's6722Jay BloomUnited States39,5005
Bally's6723Cory SkolnikUnited States40,5005
Bally's6724Madhan AnandanUnited States34,0004
Bally's6725Marty RoggentienUnited States54,0007
Bally's6726Kerry WelshUnited States106,50013
Bally's6727Jon KyteNorway168,50021
Bally's6728Paul MannoniUnited States66,0008
Bally's6729Ben RossUnited States150,50019
Bally's6731William RomaineUnited States90,00011
Bally's6732Joe McKeehenUnited States114,00014
Bally's6733DID NOT REPORT 1 91,00011
Bally's6734Kevin GerhartUnited States41,0005
Bally's6735Kenny HsiungUnited States248,50031
Bally's6736Vartan ChilingirianUnited States138,50017
Bally's6737Aaron TaonusUnited States131,00016
Bally's6738Christopher SimonUnited States120,00015
Bally's6739Ryan DepolUnited States78,00010
Bally's6741James CoxUnited States51,0006
Bally's6742Frank MuirUnited States129,00016
Bally's6743Michael CoombsUnited States10,0001
Bally's6744Peter LynnUnited States145,50018
Bally's6745Timothy WestUnited States30,0004
Bally's6746Say LungCanada72,5009
Bally's6747Damoun NikouieUnited States124,50016
Bally's6748Todd RebelloUnited States98,50012
Bally's6749Greg HoriuchiUnited States90,00011
Bally's6751Nicholas GoedertUnited States49,0006
Bally's6752Marvin LiCanada54,5007
Bally's6753Michael MoncekUnited States135,50017
Bally's6754Adam TyburskiUnited States57,5007
Bally's6755Mark OsoteoUnited States57,5007
Bally's6756Grace RowanUnited States40,0005
Bally's6757Todd AugustUnited States12,5002
Bally's6758Mohamed El SharifUnited States79,00010
Bally's6759Kevin EricksonUnited States34,5004
Bally's6761Alan SteinbergUnited States68,5009
Bally's6762Heejung KangCanada7,4001
Bally's6763Michael LipnerUnited States119,50015
Bally's6764Stephanie DaoCanada37,0005
Bally's6765Todd RonesUnited States80,00010
Bally's6766Zheng LiangUnited States31,0004
Bally's6767Chantelle ZezeUnited States97,50012
Bally's6768Mark BassalyUnited States49,5006
Bally's6769Robert RavenscraftUnited States70,5009
Bally's6771Thanh CaoUnited States158,00020
Bally's6772Aaron BarhamUnited States63,5008
Bally's6773Alexander MazzolaUnited States121,50015
Bally's6774Venkata TayiUnited States238,00030
Bally's6775Nicholas PupilloUnited States117,00015
Bally's6777Tina TateossianUnited States72,5009
Bally's6778Matthew WoodwardUnited States80,00010
Bally's6779Gaetano AlibrandiUnited States70,5009
Bally's6781Ashish GuptaAustralia96,50012
Bally's6782Bradley OwenUnited States44,0006
Bally's6783Jesse KatzUnited States15,5002
Bally's6784Paul-François TedeschiFrance86,00011
Bally's6785Yueqi ZhuUnited States58,5007
Bally's6786Nicholas ManganaroUnited States54,0007
Bally's6787Marat MudriyanUnited States44,0006
Bally's6788Clyde ShimpUnited States97,50012
Bally's6789Michael DangUnited States71,0009
Bally's6791Dean SchultzUnited States16,5002
Bally's6792Robert Campbell (AU)Australia100,00013
Bally's6793Roy SanamUnited States69,5009
Bally's6794Malissia ZapataUnited States92,00012
Bally's6795Michael PicardiUnited States57,5007
Bally's6796Robert RicciUnited States104,00013
Bally's6797Jeremiah JohnstonUnited States46,5006
Bally's6798Scott RiddellUnited States124,50016
Bally's6799Patrick MegnaUnited States150,50019
Bally's6801Paul BishowUnited States45,0006
Bally's6802Russell WatsonUnited States120,00015
Bally's6803Fred LavassaniUnited States10
Bally's6805Kevin SongUnited States70,5009
Bally's6806Shan JingUnited States104,00013
Bally's6807Nazir PoonawalaUnited States142,50018
Bally's6808Robert LauriaUnited States26,0003
Bally's6809Evan RossUnited States72,5009
Bally's6811DID NOT REPORT 2United States208,00026
Bally's6812Lee MarkholtUnited States97,50012
Bally's6813Bradley GardnerUnited States78,00010
Bally's6814Michael RomanosUnited States58,5007
Bally's6815Steven WolanskyUnited States55,0007
Bally's6816Yufei ZhongChina18,0002
Bally's6817Riley RosengrenUnited States28,5004
Bally's6818Jason VanstromUnited States80,00010

Official End of Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Kenny Hsiung us
Kenny Hsiung
us 248,500
Venkata Tayi us
Venkata Tayi
us 238,000
US 208,000 208,000
David Gee us
David Gee
us 188,000 188,000
Frank Yakubson US
Frank Yakubson
US 173,000 173,000
Jon Kyte no
Jon Kyte
no 168,500 168,500
Wendy Freedman us
Wendy Freedman
us 164,000
Brian Nichols US
Brian Nichols
US 163,000 163,000
Thanh Cao US
Thanh Cao
US 158,000 158,000
Tom Schneider us
Tom Schneider
us 157,500 157,500
Kyle Kitagawa us
Kyle Kitagawa
us 153,500 153,500
Ben Ross US
Ben Ross
US 150,500
Patrick Megna us
Patrick Megna
us 150,500 150,500
Peter Lynn us
Peter Lynn
us 145,500 145,500
Nazir Poonawala us
Nazir Poonawala
us 142,500 142,500
Jacob Ferro us
Jacob Ferro
us 141,500
Pedro Rios us
Pedro Rios
us 139,000 139,000
Vartan Chilingirian US
Vartan Chilingirian
US 138,500 138,500
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
us 135,500
Lu Yuan US
Lu Yuan
US 131,000 131,000
Aaron Taonus US
Aaron Taonus
US 131,000 131,000
Robert Linchesky US
Robert Linchesky
US 130,000 130,000
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
us 129,000 129,000
Frank Muir us
Frank Muir
us 129,000 129,000
Ivan Sapozhnikov us
Ivan Sapozhnikov
us 125,500 56,500

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Play Has Ended

dsalituro • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

The remaining 160 players have bagged up for the night and will return at 2 p.m. local time tomorrow in the Bally's Event Center.

Assorted End of the Night Chip Counts

Tboss • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Kenny Hsiung us
Kenny Hsiung
us 248,500 38,500
Venkata Tayi us
Venkata Tayi
us 238,000 13,000
Jesse Lonis us
Jesse Lonis
us 208,000 25,500
Wendy Freedman us
Wendy Freedman
us 164,000 71,500
Ben Ross US
Ben Ross
US 150,500
Jacob Ferro us
Jacob Ferro
us 141,500 141,500
Alexander Mazzola us
Alexander Mazzola
us 121,500 6,500
Michael Lipiner
Michael Lipiner
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 110,500 30,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 100,500 37,500
Ash Gupta au
Ash Gupta
au 96,500 500
Todd Rones US
Todd Rones
US 80,000 24,000
Tina Tateossian us
Tina Tateossian
us 72,500 34,500
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 70,500 -74,500
Yueqi Zhu cn
Yueqi Zhu
cn 58,500 12,000
Bill Tait CA
Bill Tait
CA 58,000 -6,000
Aditya Prasetyo us
Aditya Prasetyo
us 50,500 31,500
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 48,500 14,500
Brad Owen
Brad Owen
44,000 -6,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 42,500 17,500

Mazzola Takes Big One Off Zinno, Doubles Bronshtein

dsalituro • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Alexander Mazzola raised from the button and called when Anthony Zinno re-raised. The flop came {9-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{j-Clubs}, Zinno led out, and Mazzola called.

Zinno slowed down and check-called bets on both the {6-Diamonds} turn and {2-Spades} river. Mazzola turned over {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for two pair on the flop and Zinno mucked his hand.

On the next hand, Mazzola raised again and called when Yuval Bronshtein re-raised. The flop came {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{j-Diamonds}, Bronshtein bet, Mazzola put him all in for his last 1,000 chips, and Bronshtein called.

Bronshtein showed {j-Spades}{7-Spades} for top pair and a flush draw, while Mazzola had {q-Hearts}{5-Hearts} for a straight draw. Mazzola failed to hit the {2-Clubs}{7-Hearts} turn and river and the defending champion doubled up at the end of the night.

Alexander Mazzola us
Alexander Mazzola
us 115,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 25,000 4,500
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 12,000 -18,000

Tags: Yuval BronshteinAnthony ZinnoAlexander Mazzola

Final Five Hands

Tboss • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

With 10-minutes on the clock the floor has announced the final five hands of the night.

Nasr's Run Ends Late on Day 1

dsalituro • Level 15: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Tony Nasr won't be making a repeat appearance at the final table of this event.

Nasr was already all in with a short stack and up against two opponents with the board showing {q-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}. Vic Zh was facing a bet and raised, creating a side pot.

The third player called, and Zh was called again on the river.

"Set," Zh announced, showing {7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

"Good game, everybody," Nasr said while tapping the table and making a quick exit without exposing his hand.

Vic Zh
Vic Zh
Tony Nasr us
Tony Nasr
us Busted

Tags: Tony NasrVic Zh