2024 World Series of Poker

Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2024 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
250,000 / 500,000
Players Info - Day 1
Players Left

Brazilians Dominate Day 1 of Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Level 20 : Blinds 10,000/20,000, 20,000 ante
Felipe Ketzer
Felipe Ketzer

While the remaining players of the $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship are getting closer and closer to the money after Day 3, those who've been eliminated found another chance to chase the dream of winning a WSOP bracelet in Day 1 of Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em.

A total of 1,041 entrants were recorded in the tournament, generating a total prize pool of $4,788,600. Of these players, only 157 reached the money. John Ripnick was eliminated on the bubble along with another player and split the 157th-place prize. Almost 70 more players were eliminated in the next few minutes, leaving only 88 remaining at the end of the day.

End of Day 1 Top Ten Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Felipe BoianovskyUnited States1,795,00072
2Felipe KetzerBrazil1,380,00055
3Yuri DzivielevskiBrazil1,375,00055
4Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom1,370,00055
5Xue SongChina1,350,00054
6Arie KliperIsrael1,325,00053
7Fahredin MustafovBulgaria1,300,00052
8Ramin HajiyevAzerbaijan1,230,00049
9Artur MartirosianRussia1,190,00048
10Robert CapoteUnited States1,190,00048

Although Ramin Hajiyev was first in chips until the very end of the day with almost 2,000,000, his stack decreased, and he bagged 1,230,000. He was replaced at the top of the chip counts by Brazilians Felipe Boianovsky (1,795,000), Felipe Ketzer (1,380,000) and Yuri Dzivielevski (1,375,000), who qualified for Day 2 with the three biggest stacks.

Yuri Dzivielevski
Yuri Dzivielevski

Patrick Leonard (1,370,000) also bagged more than a million chips, as did Fahredin Mustafov (1,300,000), Artur Martirosian (1,190,000), and Galen Hall (1,170,000).

After winning his first WSOP bracelet in the $25,000 Heads-Up Championship at the beginning of the summer, Darius Samual (1,100,000) is still in the race to win a second. On his way to Day 2, he faced Faraz Jaka, whom he beat in a heads-up pot. Jaka built a big stack during Day 1 but only filled his bag with 600,000.

Jaka's stack is still bigger than those of a few notable players such as Nick Maimone (525,000), Alex Foxen (430,000), Rainer Kempe (310,000), and David Peters (230,000), who'll have a less than ten big blinds at the restart.

Alex Foxen
Alex Foxen

The remaining players will return at 1 p.m. local time Wednesday, June 10, and play until a winner is crowned. The tournament will resume in Level 21 with blinds of 10,000/25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante. Levels will still be 30 minutes long, with a 15-minute break every four levels.

Stay tuned to PokerNews for continued coverage of Event #87: $5,000 8-Handed No-Limit Hold'em and all other events at the 2024 World Series of Poker!

Tags: Alex FoxenArtur MartirosianDarius SamualDavid PetersFahredin MustafovFaraz JakaFelipe BoianovskyFelipe KetzerGalen HallJohn RipnickNick MaimonPatrick LeonardRainer KempeRamin HajiyevYuri Dzivielevski