Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Troy Evans Claims Day 1 Chip Lead of Dealer's Choice
After 10 60-minute levels on Day 1 of Event #11: $1,500 Dealer’s Choice 6-Handed, a relatively unknown player leads 89 survivors from a 364-strong field.
Troy Evans, a name not listed on either the WSOP player database or that of the The Hendon Mob database, claimed the chip lead on Day 1 after bagging a stack of 76,200. Evans slid under the radar for the majority of the day until a late surge pushed him overtop of Justin Bonomo (70,900) and defending champion Lawrence Berg (68,000).
As is expected with a dealer’s choice event, mixed-game specialists emerge, chomping at the bit to get a taste of poker’s more hidden variants and the gold hardware that comes along with taming them. Some notables still in the hunt include Marco Johnson (61,300), Kyle Bowker (55,400), Jeff Madsen (49,600),Jon Turner (46,000), and the first-ever WSOP dealer’s choice event winner, 2014 champ Robert Mizrachi (41,500).
The day began with such promise for all who entered but the dream ends very quickly for the vast majority of the field. The 2016 WSOP Player of the Year, Jason Mercier, was a late entrant and was able to run up a bit of a stack before fizzling out and eventually becoming a Day 1 casualty. Joining Mercier on the rail were Shaun Deeb, Phil Galfond, Benny Glaser, Kevin MacPhee, Todd Brunson, Michael Gathy, Barry Greenstein, Brandon Shack-Harris, Mike Leah, and Michael Mizrachi.
Just 55 of the 89 hopefuls remaining will leave with a slice of the $491,400 prize pool. A min-cash will award players $2,253 but all focus will be directed towards the $119,399 first place prize. Day 2 action gets underway at 2 p.m. on Tuesday with another 10 60-minute levels on the schedule.
|Miranda||600||3||Jordan Siegel||United States||25,700|
|Miranda||600||4||Derek Gomez||United States||33,200|
|Miranda||600||5||Andrew Kelsall||United States||16,200|
|Miranda||600||6||Brian Jordan||United States||30,600|
|Miranda||601||2||Scott Milkey||United States||45,600|
|Miranda||601||3||Daniel Hirleman||United States||17,000|
|Miranda||601||4||Jameson Painter||United States||2,400|
|Miranda||601||5||Jonathan Lewis||United States||4,000|
|Miranda||601||6||Peter Levine||United States||13,200|
|Miranda||602||1||Kyle Welsh||United States||65,800|
|Miranda||602||2||David Macklin||United States||47,600|
|Miranda||602||4||Jesse Martin||United States||13,000|
|Miranda||602||5||Tommy Hang||United States||28,000|
|Miranda||602||6||Zack Freeman||United States||13,900|
|Miranda||603||1||Jeff Madsen||United States||49,600|
|Miranda||603||3||Eric Pratt||United States||29,400|
|Miranda||603||4||Ryan Robinson||United States||33,700|
|Miranda||603||5||Raoul Encinas||United States||68,000|
|Miranda||603||6||Kyle Bowker||United States||55,400|
|Miranda||609||1||Jeffrey Mitseff||United States||22,200|
|Miranda||609||2||Adam Kipnis||United States||19,300|
|Miranda||609||3||Raymond Henson||United States||19,100|
|Miranda||609||5||Marco Johnson||United States||61,300|
|Miranda||609||6||John Marlowe||United States||23,000|
|Miranda||610||1||Chip Jett||United States||59,500|
|Miranda||610||2||DID NOT REPORT 1||United States||27,100|
|Miranda||610||3||Aaron Steury||United States||7,200|
|Miranda||610||6||Todd Bui||United States||26,300|
|Miranda||611||1||Alan Richardson||United States||49,500|
|Miranda||611||2||David Slowik||United States||44,800|
|Miranda||611||3||Justin Young||United States||13,300|
|Miranda||611||4||Denis Ethier||United States||13,600|
|Miranda||611||5||Eric Rodawig||United States||16,700|
|Miranda||611||6||Kevin Gerhart||United States||38,600|
|Miranda||618||1||David Benyamine||United States||42,300|
|Miranda||618||2||Jon Turner||United States||46,000|
|Miranda||618||3||Will Durkee||United States||31,100|
|Miranda||618||4||Isaac Crow||United States||32,500|
|Miranda||618||5||William Mcclain||United States||15,200|
|Miranda||618||6||Craig Chait||United States||36,100|
|Miranda||619||2||Chris Ferguson||United States||9,300|
|Miranda||619||3||David Bach||United States||43,100|
|Miranda||619||4||George Boyce||United States||30,700|
|Miranda||619||5||John Racener||United States||31,100|
|Miranda||619||6||Chad Eveslage||United States||19,600|
|Miranda||620||1||Dylan Linde||United States||19,100|
|Miranda||620||2||David (Wes) Self||United States||50,800|
|Miranda||620||4||Rodeen Talebi||United States||23,000|
|Miranda||620||6||Christopher Sensoli||United States||47,100|
|Miranda||627||2||Andrew Miramontes||United States||23,700|
|Miranda||627||3||Brandon Cantu||United States||39,600|
|Miranda||627||4||Robert Mizrachi||United States||41,000|
|Miranda||627||5||Scott Bohlman||United States||48,300|
|Miranda||628||1||Miguel Use||Bambrugge, BE||6,700|
|Miranda||628||2||Bradley Helm||United States||25,000|
|Miranda||628||3||Tom Franklin||United States||19,600|
|Miranda||628||6||Justin Bonomo||United States||70,900|
|Miranda||629||1||Benjamin McAninch||United States||22,300|
|Miranda||629||2||Zachary Milchman||United States||14,900|
|Miranda||629||3||John Fahmy||United States||13,200|
|Miranda||629||4||Dan Matsuzuki||United States||21,000|
|Miranda||629||5||Mark Provenzano||United States||16,300|
|Miranda||629||6||Wook Kim||United States||14,900|
|Miranda||636||1||Anthony Arvidson||United States||40,900|
|Miranda||636||2||Jake Schwartz||United States||30,900|
|Miranda||636||3||Lance Allred||United States||28,000|
|Miranda||636||4||Jeremy Heartberg||United States||22,900|
|Miranda||636||5||Lawrence Berg||United States||63,300|
|Miranda||636||6||Brandon Delnano||United States||28,600|
|Miranda||637||1||Kevin Iacofano||United States||63,600|
|Miranda||637||2||John Reiss||United States||19,000|
|Miranda||637||3||Mark Gregorich||United States||42,600|
|Miranda||637||4||Clayton Newman||United States||26,900|
|Miranda||637||5||Kyle Kloeckner||United States||24,700|
|Miranda||637||6||Troy Evans||United States||76,200|
|Miranda||638||2||Daniel Harmetz||United States||35,000|
|Miranda||638||3||Chawki Fawaz||Ivory Coast||42,700|
|Miranda||638||5||Dariush Imani||United States||43,800|
End-of-Day Notables and Big Stacks
Jett Scores Triple Up on Final Hand
Catching the action on the flop of , one player was all in for 17,925 holding while Chip Jett was all in for 18,175 holding .
Craig Chait called the all in holding and had both players at risk.
The turn of the put Jett squarely into the lead, and when the river landed the , Jett would scoop the triple up while one player hit the rail and Chait dropped to 36,100 to end the night.
Three More Hands
The tournament director has just announced that there will be three more hands remaining in the day.
Madsen Eliminates Galfond with Aces
Phil Galfond opened to 1,200 and Jeff Madsen three-bet the small blind to 3,250. The big blind cold-called and Galfond called also.
The flop fell and Madsen continued for 4,175 with the big blind folding.
Galfond went into the tank for several minutes before eventually moving all in for roughly 16,400 as Madsen quickly called for his 19,475 chip stack.
The turn and river landed the and and Galfond was eliminated as Madsen climbed to over 45,000 in chips.
Counts as the Bagging Nears
Linde Chipping Up in PLO
Mike Wattel limped in from under the gun, as did the player next to act. With the action on Dylan Linde on the button, he raised pot to 2,750.
John Racener cold-called in the big blind, as Wattel and the other limper called also.
The flop fell and the action was checked to Linde who moved all in for his last 9,200.
Three quick folds and Linde was pushed the pot sending back to over 20,000 in chips.
Deeb Pops a Wheelie Double
A-5 Triple Draw
We missed the action but arrived at the table to see all of Shaun Deeb's chips cut-down in front of him and Deeb saying "you're drawing dead!" as he laid out for a wheel and scooped the pot after his opponent had called the all-in and mucked.
Turner Takes from Young
Justin Young opened from under the gun to 2,000 and both Jon Turner and the big blind called.
Each player drew two cards and Smith continued for 1,000 before Turner raised to 2,000 in the cutoff. The big blind folded and Young called and drew two again as Turner stood pat.
Young checked and Turner bet 2,000. Young folded and dropped to 21,000 while Turner climbed to 29,500 in chips.