Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
Event #11: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
Day 1 Completed

Troy Evans Claims Day 1 Chip Lead of Dealer's Choice

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Day 1 Chip Leader Troy Evans
Day 1 Chip Leader Troy Evans

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.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Miranda6001Yueqi ZhuChina17,500
Miranda6002Konstantin MaslakRussia41,900
Miranda6003Jordan SiegelUnited States25,700
Miranda6004Derek GomezUnited States33,200
Miranda6005Andrew KelsallUnited States16,200
Miranda6006Brian JordanUnited States30,600
Miranda6012Scott MilkeyUnited States45,600
Miranda6013Daniel HirlemanUnited States17,000
Miranda6014Jameson PainterUnited States2,400
Miranda6015Jonathan LewisUnited States4,000
Miranda6016Peter LevineUnited States13,200
Miranda6021Kyle WelshUnited States65,800
Miranda6022David MacklinUnited States47,600
Miranda6024Jesse MartinUnited States13,000
Miranda6025Tommy HangUnited States28,000
Miranda6026Zack FreemanUnited States13,900
Miranda6031Jeff MadsenUnited States49,600
Miranda6033Eric PrattUnited States29,400
Miranda6034Ryan RobinsonUnited States33,700
Miranda6035Raoul EncinasUnited States68,000
Miranda6036Kyle BowkerUnited States55,400
Miranda6091Jeffrey MitseffUnited States22,200
Miranda6092Adam KipnisUnited States19,300
Miranda6093Raymond HensonUnited States19,100
Miranda6094Paul SokoloffCanada26,900
Miranda6095Marco JohnsonUnited States61,300
Miranda6096John MarloweUnited States23,000
Miranda6101Chip JettUnited States59,500
Miranda6102DID NOT REPORT 1United States27,100
Miranda6103Aaron SteuryUnited States7,200
Miranda6105Sampo RyynanenFinland6,800
Miranda6106Todd BuiUnited States26,300
Miranda6111Alan RichardsonUnited States49,500
Miranda6112David SlowikUnited States44,800
Miranda6113Justin YoungUnited States13,300
Miranda6114Denis EthierUnited States13,600
Miranda6115Eric RodawigUnited States16,700
Miranda6116Kevin GerhartUnited States38,600
Miranda6181David BenyamineUnited States42,300
Miranda6182Jon TurnerUnited States46,000
Miranda6183Will DurkeeUnited States31,100
Miranda6184Isaac CrowUnited States32,500
Miranda6185William McclainUnited States15,200
Miranda6186Craig ChaitUnited States36,100
Miranda6191Yuval BronshteinIsrael21,200
Miranda6192Chris FergusonUnited States9,300
Miranda6193David BachUnited States43,100
Miranda6194George BoyceUnited States30,700
Miranda6195John RacenerUnited States31,100
Miranda6196Chad EveslageUnited States19,600
Miranda6201Dylan LindeUnited States19,100
Miranda6202David (Wes) SelfUnited States50,800
Miranda6204Rodeen TalebiUnited States23,000
Miranda6206Christopher SensoliUnited States47,100
Miranda6272Andrew MiramontesUnited States23,700
Miranda6273Brandon CantuUnited States39,600
Miranda6274Robert MizrachiUnited States41,000
Miranda6275Scott BohlmanUnited States48,300
Miranda6276Shane BurnsAustralia37,900
Miranda6281Miguel UseBambrugge, BE6,700
Miranda6282Bradley HelmUnited States25,000
Miranda6283Tom FranklinUnited States19,600
Miranda6284Konstantin BucherlGermany10,300
Miranda6285Nacho BarberoArgentina22,500
Miranda6286Justin BonomoUnited States70,900
Miranda6291Benjamin McAninchUnited States22,300
Miranda6292Zachary MilchmanUnited States14,900
Miranda6293John FahmyUnited States13,200
Miranda6294Dan MatsuzukiUnited States21,000
Miranda6295Mark ProvenzanoUnited States16,300
Miranda6296Wook KimUnited States14,900
Miranda6361Anthony ArvidsonUnited States40,900
Miranda6362Jake SchwartzUnited States30,900
Miranda6363Lance AllredUnited States28,000
Miranda6364Jeremy HeartbergUnited States22,900
Miranda6365Lawrence BergUnited States63,300
Miranda6366Brandon DelnanoUnited States28,600
Miranda6371Kevin IacofanoUnited States63,600
Miranda6372John ReissUnited States19,000
Miranda6373Mark GregorichUnited States42,600
Miranda6374Clayton NewmanUnited States26,900
Miranda6375Kyle KloecknerUnited States24,700
Miranda6376Troy EvansUnited States76,200
Miranda6381Kristijonas AndrulisLithuania42,600
Miranda6382Daniel HarmetzUnited States35,000
Miranda6383Chawki FawazIvory Coast42,700
Miranda6384Alex LuneauFrance18,800
Miranda6385Dariush ImaniUnited States43,800
Miranda6386Alexander CantoriAustria4,500

Tags: Barry GreensteinBenny GlaserJason MercierJeff MadsenJon TurnerJustin BonomoKevin MacPheeLawrence BergMarco JohnsonMichael GathyMichael MizrachiMike LeahPhil GalfondRobert MizrachiShaun Deebworld series of pokerwsop 2017

End-of-Day Notables and Big Stacks

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Troy Evans us
Troy Evans
us 76,200 76,200
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 70,900 -11,350
Raoul Encinas US
Raoul Encinas
US 68,000
Kyle Welsh us
Kyle Welsh
us 65,800
Kevin Iacofano us
Kevin Iacofano
us 63,600
Lawrence Berg us
Lawrence Berg
us 63,300 15,500
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us 61,300 2,300
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 59,500
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
us 55,400 4,400
Wes Self us
Wes Self
us 50,800
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 49,600 4,100
Alan Richardson US
Alan Richardson
US 49,500 18,500
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 48,300 6,800
David Macklin US
David Macklin
US 47,600
Christopher Sensoli us
Christopher Sensoli
us 47,100
Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 46,000
Scott Milkey us
Scott Milkey
us 45,600
David Slowik US
David Slowik
US 44,800
Dariush Imani US
Dariush Imani
US 43,800
David Bach us
David Bach
us 43,100 13,100
Chawki Fawaz fr
Chawki Fawaz
fr 42,700
Kristijonas Andrulis lt
Kristijonas Andrulis
lt 42,600
Mark Gregorich us
Mark Gregorich
us 42,600 -6,400
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 42,300 -5,700
Konstantin Maslak ru
Konstantin Maslak
ru 41,900

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Jett Scores Triple Up on Final Hand

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Big O

Catching the action on the flop of {6-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}, one player was all in for 17,925 holding {A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} while Chip Jett was all in for 18,175 holding {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}.

Craig Chait called the all in holding {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} and had both players at risk.

The turn of the {2-Clubs} put Jett squarely into the lead, and when the river landed the {6-Clubs}, Jett would scoop the triple up while one player hit the rail and Chait dropped to 36,100 to end the night.

Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 59,500 22,500
Craig Chait us
Craig Chait
us 36,100 9,100

Tags: Chip JettCraig Chait

Three More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

The tournament director has just announced that there will be three more hands remaining in the day.

Madsen Eliminates Galfond with Aces

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Phil Galfond
Phil Galfond

No-Limit Hold'em

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 {8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} 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.

Galfond: {Q-Hearts}{8-Spades}
Madsen: {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}

The turn and river landed the {2-Hearts} and {10-Clubs} and Galfond was eliminated as Madsen climbed to over 45,000 in chips.

Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
us 45,500 33,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us Busted

Tags: Jeff MadsenPhil Galfond

Linde Chipping Up in PLO

tRaMSt0p • Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

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 {A-Spades}{4-Spades}{K-Spades} 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.

Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 20,200 11,200
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
us 15,100 2,100
John Racener us
John Racener
us 10,000 -1,000

Tags: Dylan LindeJohn RacenerMike Wattel

Deeb Pops a Wheelie Double

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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 {a-}{2-}{3-}{4-}{5-} for a wheel and scooped the pot after his opponent had called the all-in and mucked.

Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 13,500 -19,500

Tags: Shaun Deeb

Turner Takes from Young

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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.

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 29,500 14,500
Justin Young us
Justin Young
us 21,000 13,500

Tags: Justin YoungJon Turner