2017 World Series of Poker

Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Days: 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Anthony Marquez
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Day 1 Completed

Matt Berkey Among Leaders of Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed at End of Day 1

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante
Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

A total of 1,748 players joined the field in the Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed. Day 1 saw 263 runners make it through as the play was halted right after the bubble burst.

While all remaining players are guaranteed to earn at least $2,247, the prize on the top of the mountain is much more attractive as the champion will walk away with a whopping $393,273. It will take another two days to find the owner of the top-prize and a bracelet, but California's Dustin Bush is closer to the finish line than anyone so far. He bagged up 182,800 to take the overnight chip lead.

Matt Berkey is on Bush's heels with 166,500. Berkey is a household name here in Las Vegas. He's a regular fixture in the highest buy-in events in town. Berkey is yet to win a bracelet but has a bunch WSOP final tables to his name.

Other big stacks include Aditya Agarwal (140,000), Matthew Zarcadoolas (138300), Mike Holm (136,000) John Cynn (122,700), Vinny Pahuja (117,600), Layne Flack (116,400), among others.

Dean Baranowski also navigated his way into Day 2. Baranowski had a remarkable day as he'd previously notched cashes in two other places. He registered for this tournament just before dinner and survived the bubble again.

On the other hand, Anatoly Filatov, Harrison Gimbel, Matt Affleck, Matt Vengrin, Kenny Hallaert, Sorel Mizzi, Mohsin Charania, Valentin Vornicu, Nick Petrangelo and Ari Engel were just a few of the numerous players who left the tournament empty-handed.

The remaining players will return back tomorrow as the tournament will commence at 12 p.m. in the Miranda Room. Day 2 starts with Level 11: 600/1,200 and a running ante 200. PokerNews will be once again right on the spot to provide live updates from stacking to bagging.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6001Alexander KuzminRussia9,6008
Miranda6002William PattenUnited States47,50040
Miranda6003Dustin BushUnited States182,800152
Miranda6004Tim ReillyUnited States45,40038
Miranda6005Michael PhizickyUnited States11,3009
Miranda6006Joshua SuyatUnited States77,70065
Miranda6011Radu CatoiuRomania11,40010
Miranda6012James DorranceUnited States13,70011
Miranda6013John NewUnited States9,0008
Miranda6014Jacque LavadourUnited States101,90085
Miranda6015Alexander FarahiUnited States4,0003
Miranda6016Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States27,90023
Miranda6021Michael HuberAustria9,7008
Miranda6022Li FuCanada12,40010
Miranda6023Ryan LengUnited States90,00075
Miranda6024Jared JacobsmeyerUnited States20,00017
Miranda6025Rajaee WazwazUnited States52,30044
Miranda6026William RemshardtUnited States20,20017
Miranda6031Bart HansonUnited States31,60026
Miranda6032Saya OnoUnited States36,30030
Miranda6033Guilherme ChenaudBrazil89,60075
Miranda6034Layne FlackUnited States116,40097
Miranda6035Nick TsoukalasUnited States37,00031
Miranda6036Julian BlackUnited States43,30036
Miranda6041Ryan DodsonUnited States65,50055
Miranda6042Benjamin ZamaniUnited States37,00031
Miranda6043Shivanraif AbdineAustralia25,40021
Miranda6044Mitchell TownerUnited States59,10049
Miranda6045Melvin DukesUnited States31,10026
Miranda6046Erick ButUnited States16,80014
Miranda6051Mark DubeUnited States59,50050
Miranda6052Richard DuggerUnited States78,20065
Miranda6053Senh CongUnited States35,10029
Miranda6054Cary KatzUnited States56,80047
Miranda6055Thomas PetterssonSweden6,1005
Miranda6056Anthony MarquezUnited States74,00062
Miranda6061Christopher GeorgeUnited States43,00036
Miranda6062Vitor DzivielevskiBrazil24,90021
Miranda6063Tony RubertoUnited StatesDNRDNR
Miranda6064Joel MickaUnited States18,60016
Miranda6065Paul VacchioUnited States30,50025
Miranda6066David LevyUnited States136,400114
Miranda6071John CynnUnited States122,700102
Miranda6072Danny NoamUnited States155,400130
Miranda6073Jeffrey TugwellUnited States78,50065
Miranda6074Pablo MarizCanada42,50035
Miranda6075Jussi MertamoUnited States20,70017
Miranda6076Lance AllredUnited States91,70076
Miranda6081Nirath ReanUnited States59,70050
Miranda6082Lucas FosterUnited States12,70011
Miranda6083John RichardsUnited States46,20039
Miranda6084David SlowikUnited States31,20026
Miranda6085Dietrich FastAustria33,00028
Miranda6086Eddie BlumenthalUnited States21,50018
Miranda6091Joshua VizcarraUnited States116,50097
Miranda6092Alan CutlerUnited States37,60031
Miranda6093Kobi RibakUnited States35,30029
Miranda6094Kristopher LunsfordUnited States18,30015
Miranda6095Lev MilmanUnited States21,90018
Miranda6096Albert SongUnited States21,20018
Miranda6101Jonathan GilliamUnited States15,40013
Miranda6102John AdamskeUnited States53,10044
Miranda6103Peter LawsonUnited States57,80048
Miranda6104Chauncey MonkUnited States30,10025
Miranda6105Kurt FitzgeraldUnited States40,60034
Miranda6106Michael MooreUnited States41,70035
Miranda6111Perati MuhametItaly18,80016
Miranda6112Paul VolpeUnited States87,40073
Miranda6113Ivan BarbutoMonaco32,50027
Miranda6114Cole JacksonUnited States79,10066
Miranda6115Maria KonnikovaUnited States4,7004
Miranda6116Erick WrightUnited States39,70033
Miranda6121David DatashviliUnited States51,80043
Miranda6122Kristijonas AndrulisLithania56,60047
Miranda6123Lander LijoSpain47,30039
Miranda6124Blake PurvisUnited States24,10020
Miranda6125Bertrand GrospellierFrance28,10023
Miranda6126Kai YangUnited States74,20062
Miranda6131James PiccoloUnited States23,10019
Miranda6132Isaac GalazanUnited States55,90047
Miranda6133Sonny FrancoUnited States84,30070
Miranda6134Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria19,60016
Miranda6135Brian ValentineUnited States40,60034
Miranda6136Steven BucknerUnited States105,00088
Miranda6141[Removed:321] FarahUnited States25,00021
Miranda6142Andy SpearsUnited States40,60034
Miranda6143Darren EliasUnited States24,50020
Miranda6144Colin YorkUnited States71,00059
Miranda6145Shyamchandar SrinivasanCanada82,50069
Miranda6146Raphael WieczorekUnited States17,00014
Miranda6151Dan SindelarUnited States50,50042
Miranda6152Maurice HawkinsUnited States64,90054
Miranda6153Alexander CondonUnited States32,20027
Miranda6154Luis VeladorUnited States20,60017
Miranda6155Rodrigo PortaleoniBrazil22,80019
Miranda6156Phillip HuiUnited States96,60081
Miranda6161Ryan RogerUnited States36,50030
Miranda6162Bryce LandierUnited States46,70039
Miranda6163Jeffrey TanouyeUnited States15,00013
Miranda6164Stefan FabianUnited Kingdom15,20013
Miranda6165Shaan YuhasUnited States27,50023
Miranda6166Michael AronUnited States20,80017
Miranda6171Jonathan McGowanUnited States36,40030
Miranda6172Shan JingUnited States53,20044
Miranda6173Logan KingsburyvogtUnited States26,10022
Miranda6174Nitesh RawtaniUnited States97,30081
Miranda6175Adam LippertUnited States45,60038
Miranda6176Allesandro TopaUnited States53,40045
Miranda6181Benjamin MccoyUnited States20,80017
Miranda6182Richard MoscardelliUnited States8,5007
Miranda6183Steven Jair CabasUnited States40,20034
Miranda6184Hayg BademFrance51,80043
Miranda6185Amit MakhijaUnited States94,90079
Miranda6186Timothy UlmerUnited States74,00062
Miranda6191Yehoram HouriFrance27,00023
Miranda6192Ismael BojangVIENNA, AT86,70072
Miranda6193Shane DouglasUnited States26,00022
Miranda6194Steven LuceroUnited States70,70059
Miranda6195Jaka FarazUnited States28,80024
Miranda6196Joseph WoodsUnited States54,60046
Miranda6201Atanas KavrakovBulgaria40,80034
Miranda6202Justin BonomoUnited States88,80074
Miranda6203Viktor LaviIsrael88,20074
Miranda6204Michael SandersUnited States22,80019
Miranda6205Chris DombrowskiUnited States96,40080
Miranda6206Ka Kwan LauHong Kong, , HK97,10081
Miranda6211Guillaume DiazFrance8,3007
Miranda6212Arash BehnamUnited States25,40021
Miranda6213Jonathan HannerUnited States22,70019
Miranda6214Hugo PerezUnited States36,60031
Miranda6215Mikhail SeminRussia31,20026
Miranda6216Allen KesslerUnited States48,20040
Miranda6221Steve GrossUnited States45,00038
Miranda6222Timothy TharpUnited States3,8003
Miranda6223Jerry ColeUnited States16,40014
Miranda6224Rainer KempeGermanyDNRDNR
Miranda6225Sean EichendorfCanada10,1008
Miranda6226Steve SungUnited States31,00026
Miranda6231SheLok WongUnited States35,20029
Miranda6232Ben PalmerUnited States20,80017
Miranda6233Daniel WeinmanUnited States97,40081
Miranda6234Park Yu CheungHong Kong6,9006
Miranda6235Yosuke IwataUnited States15,60013
Miranda6236Felix VandeputBolivia34,10028
Miranda6241Corey ZedoUnited States101,10084
Miranda6243Matthew McEwanUnited States46,30039
Miranda6244Andrew WarrenUnited States65,20054
Miranda6245Thomas TaylorCanada47,50040
Miranda6246Pharhara WongwichitAustria17,40015
Miranda6251Toby LewisUnited Kingdom132,700111
Miranda6252Mitchell LeeUnited States46,90039
Miranda6253Xiaoyong LiaoChina24,40020
Miranda6254Brett MurrayUnited States32,00027
Miranda6255David PetersUnited States46,20039
Miranda6256Ryan SmithCanada78,20065
Miranda6261Jordy ColliotFrance20,60017
Miranda6262Brian YoonUnited States26,60022
Miranda6263Shannon ShorrUnited States121,500101
Miranda6264Robert HankinsUnited States68,00057
Miranda6265Adam WhiteUnited States115,40096
Miranda6266Kirk BrownUnited States125,900105
Miranda6271Matt BerkeyUnited States166,500139
Miranda6272Cyrus PartowUnited StatesDNRDNR
Miranda6273Justin BondUnited States82,60069
Miranda6274Matt WaxmanUnited States48,50040
Miranda6275Kyle ChangCanada34,90029
Miranda6276James MackeyUnited States64,20054
Miranda6281Bruno PolitanoBrazil49,80042
Miranda6282Ryan JaconettiUnited States15,90013
Miranda6283Craig FishmanUnited States38,70032
Miranda6284Bradley LubetkinUnited States84,90071
Miranda6285Christopher KrukCanada40,40034
Miranda6286Kazuhito OshimaUnited States90,90076
Miranda6291Scott MilkeyUnited States8,9007
Miranda6292Matt StoutUnited States18,20015
Miranda6293Kai SchusterGermany60,80051
Miranda6294Terrence ChanCanada91,00076
Miranda6295Ryan BreslinUnited States24,20020
Miranda6296Lucinda MartinezUnited States95,30079
Miranda6301Dong GuoChinaDNRDNR
Miranda6302Seville HaleUnited States24,20020
Miranda6303Chris BolekUnited States6,2005
Miranda6304Joseph Di Rosa RojasVenezuela56,00047
Miranda6305Sebastian WinkelmannGermany177,300148
Miranda6306Aditya AgarwalIndia140,000117
Miranda6311Gregory MillironUnited States3,3003
Miranda6312Sylvain LoosliFrance75,00063
Miranda6313Ryan TosocUnited States24,60021
Miranda6314Timothy SullivanUnited States32,30027
Miranda6315Michael HaagUnited States103,00086
Miranda6316Sam GraftonUnited KingdomDNRDNR
Miranda6321Gorki OliveiraBrazil101,10084
Miranda6322Aaron MermelsteinUnited States31,20026
Miranda6323Danny IllingworthUnited States36,30030
Miranda6324Shane BylerUnited States51,40043
Miranda6325Scott WatsonUnited States75,20063
Miranda6326Jeremy JosephUnited States114,40095
Miranda6331Aaron SteuryUnited States34,50029
Miranda6332Michael EgerterUnited States33,60028
Miranda6333Artur RudziankovCzech Republic38,80032
Miranda6334James PoperUnited States18,50015
Miranda6335Harold LilieUnited States26,50022
Miranda6336Andrew JenkinsUnited States40,10033
Miranda6341Matthew ZarcadoolasUnited States138,300115
Miranda6342Lei ZhouUnited States12,00010
Miranda6343Robert SchulzAustria37,20031
Miranda6344Fedor TruntsevRussia16,10013
Miranda6345Adrian AttenboroughSpain63,90053
Miranda6346Scott MontgomeryCanada97,40081
Miranda6351Wei JinUnited States84,10070
Miranda6352Anna AntimonyUnited States68,20057
Miranda6353Cate HallUnited States80,50067
Miranda6354Kevin AndriamahefaUnited States47,50040
Miranda6355Daniel ColpoysUnited States133,700111
Miranda6356Lionel DelairFrance21,30018
Miranda6362Robert KuhnUnited States75,00063
Miranda6363Chris BjorinStockholm, SE10,9009
Miranda6364Jeremy AusmusSweden66,90056
Miranda6365Neel ChoksiUnited States83,80070
Miranda6366Huy NguyenUnited States20,60017
Miranda6371Alexandre FradinFrance53,00044
Miranda6372Michael AmatoUnited States54,90046
Miranda6373Christopher BartonUnited States21,90018
Miranda6374Miguel CieriVenezuela50,30042
Miranda6375Ilkin AmirovAzerbeidzjan94,00078
Miranda6376Justin BushmireUnited States22,00018
Miranda6381Roman ValersteinUnited States57,30048
Miranda6382Remi BlancFrance103,10086
Miranda6383Ken AldridgeUnited States5,8005
Miranda6384Louis LinardFrance111,10093
Miranda6385Artem MetalidiUkraine9,6008
Miranda6386Dutch BoydUnited States37,20031
Miranda6391JC TranUnited States11,40010
Miranda6392Vinny PahujaUnited States117,60098
Miranda6393John DolanUnited States43,60036
Miranda6394Zachary ZaffosUnited States61,00051
Miranda6395Noah NovickUnited States62,30052
Miranda6396Ivan TononiItaly8,5007
Miranda6401Michael HolmUnited States136,000113
Miranda6402Men NguyenUnited States75,40063
Miranda6403Likith GovindaiahUnited States12,90011
Miranda6404Joep RaemaekersNetherlands57,80048
Miranda6405Eldad BentovUnited States37,90032
Miranda6406Royce MathesonUnited States72,90061
Miranda6411Mark SoikUnited States65,70055
Miranda6412Jennifer TillyUnited States14,30012
Miranda6413Griffin MalatinoUnited States15,50013
Miranda6414Bizhan DelgoshaeiUnited States2,4002
Miranda6415Adam WaltonUnited States19,50016
Miranda6416Joshua TurnerUnited States47,10039
Miranda6421Dean BaranowskiUnited States79,90067
Miranda6422Edward LinUnited States50,40042
Miranda6423Alexandru PapazianHungary118,40099
Miranda6424Richard MaloneUnited States11,40010
Miranda6425Robert NatividadUnited States13,60011
Miranda6426James VallejoUnited States27,90023
Miranda6431Ronnie PeaseUnited States78,40065
Miranda6432Michael LuongUnited States21,00018
Miranda6433Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada87,20073
Miranda6434Dustin FoxUnited States6,7006
Miranda6435Chris KarambinisUnited States26,40022
Miranda6436Igor BraylovskiyUnited States4,0003

Tags: Aditya AgarwalDean BaranowskiDustin BushMatt Berkey

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Dustin Bush us
Dustin Bush
182,800 182,800
Sebastian Winkelmann DE
Sebastian Winkelmann
177,300 177,300
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
166,500 166,500
Danny Noam us
Danny Noam
155,400 65,400
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
140,000 10,000
Matthew Zarcadoolas us
Matthew Zarcadoolas
138,300 138,300
David Levy us
David Levy
136,400 136,400
Michael Holm us
Michael Holm
136,000 136,000
Daniel Colpoys us
Daniel Colpoys
133,700 133,700
Toby Lewis gb
Toby Lewis
132,700 2,700
Kirk Brown US
Kirk Brown
125,900 125,900
John Cynn us
John Cynn
122,700 700
Badge Title
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
121,500 41,500
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
118,400 118,400
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
117,600 1,600
Joshua Vizcarra us
Joshua Vizcarra
116,500 11,500
Layne Flack us
Layne Flack
116,400 116,400
Badge Title
Adam White us
Adam White
115,400 115,400
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
114,400 33,400
Louis Linard fr
Louis Linard
111,100 111,100
Steven Buckner us
Steven Buckner
105,000 105,000
Remi Blanc fr
Remi Blanc
103,100 103,100
Michael Haag us
Michael Haag
103,000 103,000
Jacque Lavadour us
Jacque Lavadour
101,900 101,900
Gorki Oliveira br
Gorki Oliveira
101,100 101,100

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Tags: Aditya AgarwalDean BaranowskiDustin BushMatt Berkey

A Remarkable Cashing Hat-Trick for Dean Baranowski

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sometimes it's just impossible but somehow, Dean Baranowski made it. As the bubble burst in the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Event, Baranowski secured his third live tournament cash today. In third building, too.

Earlier today, Baranowski busted in the money in the Venetian and then hurried to the Planet Hollywood as he was among only 20 players left in the Goliath tournament.

"I busted in 18th," he said. "I was pissed off," he added. Baranowski didn't know what to do. Well, what about adding another notch to his résumé.

"He's going to have three cashes in Hendon Mob with the same date, that's amazing," said Allen Kessler who shares his table with Baranowski.

Baranowski arrived in Rio and entered this tournament just before dinner. He's now sitting on very healthy 88,000. The fabulous hat-trick has been completed, but he certainly doesn't want to leave it like that. Baranowski is vying for topping it with a bracelet.

Tags: Allen KesslerDean Baranowski

263 Players are in the Money

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

During the 15-minute break we could see there was one player with 800 left. As he would be the small blind after the break, we were paying close attention to him. As it was, he folded after paying the small blind and was left with 200.

During the 10th hand of hand-for-hand play, we had one all-in and call. The player at risk was holding {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts} and the player that called had {K-Spades}{9-Clubs}.

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{K-Hearts} {9-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} to knock out the at-risk player and the bubble burst.

263 players will be returning tomorrow to the Miranda room at 12pm.

Break; Bubble Will Continue in 15 Minutes

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

As the tenth level of the day finished and players have a two-hour span in hindsight, the tournament staff just announced a 15-minute break. The hand-for-hand will then continue until we find the last player who will walk away empty-handed.

Bubble Continues, Short-Stacks Surviving So Far

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

They are currently playing the seventh hand of hand-for-hand play. Several fortunate players have survived the bubble so far.

One of them was Tony Roberto, who was all in for 8,400 in the cutoff against John Cynn in middle position. While they were waiting for other tables to finish their hands, Cynn quietly told Roberto he had aces. When the tournament director came over, they tabled their hands.

Roberto: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Cynn: {5-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}

The board ran out {J-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Spades} {K-Diamonds} {5-Hearts}, and Roberto's queens were good for the double up.

In another hand, Kurt Fitzgerald was all in for 21,400 in the big blind and Paul Volpe had him at risk in the small blind.

Fitzgerald: {A-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Volpe: {10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The board came {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {4-Diamonds} and with not much of a sweat, Fitzgerald doubled.

In the fifth hand, Jordy Colliot went all in for 20,500 under the gun and the button re-shoved. The blinds folded and Colliot was at risk, and behind.

Colliot: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board came {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}{3-Clubs} {8-Hearts}, and Colliot was drawing to a queen or a three or eight for a chop.

The river was the {3-Hearts}, putting two pair on the board, making it a chop. Colliot fist-pumped and let out a sigh of relief before sitting back down.

The tournament clock currently reads eight minutes, but the tournament director just announced that the bubble will burst tonight no matter what.

Player Chips Progress
John Cynn us
John Cynn
122,000 25,000
Badge Title
Kurt Fitzgerald US
Kurt Fitzgerald
44,000 44,000
Jordy Colliot FR
Jordy Colliot
21,500 21,500
Tony Roberto US
Tony Roberto
19,000 19,000

Hand-for-Hand on the Money Bubble

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

The field is down to 264 players, and only 263 get paid. They are now playing hand-for-hand, as the next player out will be the bubble. The final 263 are guaranteed a minimum payout of $2,247.

Grafton Chats to Kempe during Their River Battle

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

Sam Grafton, one of the most talkative poker players not only in this room, bet 11,200 into about 12,000 pot on the board reading {3-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. He was in the small blind and the action was on Rainer Kempe, directly to Grafton's left.

While processing what to do, Kempe was chatting to Grafton. Then Grafton pointed out: "I can't talk to you. You're a live pro, I'm an online guy." Nonetheless, their conversation carried on until Kempe released his hand and left the pot go towards Grafton.

Player Chips Progress
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
58,000 25,000

Tags: Rainer KempeSam Grafton

Agarwal's Bullets Prove Deadly

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

The eliminated player had already been gone but Aditya Agarwal's winning hand still lied face up on the table. It was nothing but the {A-Clubs}{A-Spades} that helped Agarwal win a massive pot.

The dealers was pushing the piles of chips to Agarwal, who added roughly 60,000 to his stack. It was nearly a full double-up for him as he's now sitting on 130,000.

Player Chips Progress
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
130,000 55,000

Tags: Aditya Agarwal