2017 World Series of Poker

Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days: 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
100,000 / 200,000

Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Pablo Fernandez Leads at the End of Day 1 in Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante
Pablo Fernandez
Pablo Fernandez

Day 1 of Event 29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em is in the books after a field of 1,086 dwindled down to 239 players heading into Day 2 Friday at noon.

The chip leader at the end of the night was Spain's Pablo Fernandez with 193,600. He peaked at over 205,000 but still held on to lead the field at the end of the night. Michael Wang managed to work his stack up to 170,700 to come second in the counts, with Benjamin Francisco rounding out the top three with 159,500.

Some of the notables that made it through to Day 2 include Jonathan Abdellatif (149,200), Matt Salsberg (147,300), Daniel Reijmer (122,400), Seth Berger (116,700), Linglin Zeng (91,400), Federico Butteroni (85,000), Jason Wheeler (78,900), Kristen Bicknell (73,700),Jason Koon (63,500), Chad Holloway (63,400), Manig Loeser (40,700), and Natasha Mercier (27,200).

The day began with 299 entries but steadily built up to 1,086, up from 1,045 entries last year. The prize pool combined for a total of $2,443,500, paying out 163 spots. With just 239 players remaining, the money bubble should burst within the first few levels tomorrow.

First place will be paying out a coveted gold WSOP bracelet and a hefty prize worth $456,822. All players in the money will be guaranteed a min-cash worth $3,758. All prizes can be viewed under the Payouts tab above, and here is a look at the top payouts for this event:

PlacePrize (USD)

While many people made it through, some were not so fortunate. Familiar faces that failed to make it through included Phil Hellmuth, Frank Kassela, Kelly Minkin, Liv Boeree, Jeff Madsen, Sorel Mizzi, Barry Greenstein, and Jake Schindler.

Day 2 begins at noon in Brasilia, and players will battle it out for another ten levels before moving on to the final day on Saturday. Keep following along while PokerNews brings you live updates on the way to crowning yet another WSOP champion.

Day 2 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Jason KoonUnited States63,50053
Brasilia7002Pedro CabecaPortugal57,70048
Brasilia7003Huey HulinUnited States62,50052
Brasilia7004Everett CarltonUnited States53,60045
Brasilia7005Thom WerthmannUnited States50,00042
Brasilia7006Felix VandeputBelgium46,00038
Brasilia7007Jesse YaginumaUnited States37,10031
Brasilia7008Vitor RangelUnited States61,60051
Brasilia7009Sebastien CompteFrance100,80084
Brasilia7011Dylan HortinUnited States46,80039
Brasilia7012Dustin CrumpUnited States38,50032
Brasilia7013Anju AbrolSingapore17,80015
Brasilia7014Erol CultuUnited States29,10024
Brasilia7015Nipun JavaUnited States49,60041
Brasilia7016Jason VanstromUnited States25,30021
Brasilia7017Mike VanierUnited States110,10092
Brasilia7018Chad J BrownUnited States49,70041
Brasilia7019Yen ChenUnited States50,00042
Brasilia7021Budwey SalhabUnited States25,60021
Brasilia7022Tony SinishtajUnited States76,00063
Brasilia7023Adam SwanUnited States44,90037
Brasilia7024Ilkin AmirovAzerbaijan31,00026
Brasilia7025Adrian MateosSpain43,10036
Brasilia7026Leonardo VilelaBrazil74,50062
Brasilia7027Mikhail SeminRussia84,10070
Brasilia7028Troy SprunglUnited States46,60039
Brasilia7029Neil WebberUnited States55,00046
Brasilia7031Eric CloutierCanada121,600101
Brasilia7032Jeremy SantosUnited States26,30022
Brasilia7033Natasha MercierUnited States27,20023
Brasilia7034Kenneth BrunoUnited States31,40026
Brasilia7035Geoffrey HumCanada30,50025
Brasilia7036James RomeroUnited States140,000117
Brasilia7037John MonnetteUnited States26,90022
Brasilia7038Michael BrendenUnited States20,70017
Brasilia7039Martin MathisUnited States15,50013
Brasilia7041Federico ButteroniItaly85,00071
Brasilia7042Vic PeppeUnited States64,40054
Brasilia7043Alexander KuzminRussia69,10058
Brasilia7044Daniel ErlandssonSweden57,20048
Brasilia7045Steven WolanskyUnited States12,40010
Brasilia7046Blake BohnUnited States58,10048
Brasilia7047Geddes CooperUnited States91,60076
Brasilia7048Ronald RosenbergUnited States18,20015
Brasilia7049Daniel BuzgonUnited States53,50045
Brasilia7051Nicholas ManganaroUnited States69,10058
Brasilia7052Thiago MacedoBrazil23,60020
Brasilia7053Keith BlockUnited States64,70054
Brasilia7054Jon LaneUnited States59,80050
Brasilia7055Alexandre FradinFrance30,90026
Brasilia7056Jason WheelerUnited States78,90066
Brasilia7057James CalvoUnited States109,70091
Brasilia7058John DolanUnited States82,80069
Brasilia7059Jacob HallerUnited States41,30034
Brasilia7061Patrick JukicGermany52,50044
Brasilia7062Curt KohlbergUnited States50,10042
Brasilia7063Chris HammettUnited States24,90021
Brasilia7064Jiri HorakCzech Republic28,10023
Brasilia7065Ludovic RiehlFrance34,00028
Brasilia7066Jamie RosenUnited States75,30063
Brasilia7067Chang LuoUnited States48,00040
Brasilia7068David ShoresCanada16,20014
Brasilia7069Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom58,00048
Brasilia7071Sadan TurkerUnited Kingdom137,900115
Brasilia7072Alexander HaroUnited States67,30056
Brasilia7073Robert SalaburuUnited States54,60046
Brasilia7074Michael BezizUnited States78,40065
Brasilia7075Jie ShiUnited States10,9009
Brasilia7076Ronen OhayonUnited States70,40059
Brasilia7077Matthew BuccieroUnited States36,40030
Brasilia7078Sam TrickettUnited Kingdom97,30081
Brasilia7079Ismael BojangAustria36,50030
Brasilia7081Roger HammondUnited States23,70020
Brasilia7082Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium149,200124
Brasilia7083Phillip RhodesUnited States44,60037
Brasilia7084Shannon ShorrUnited States29,50025
Brasilia7085Ivan ZhechevBulgaria30,30025
Brasilia7086Michael MartinUnited States37,50031
Brasilia7087Raul Martinez RequenaUnited Kingdom94,20079
Brasilia7088Angel Fenandez LucasSpain75,20063
Brasilia7089Dan SantoroUnited States41,00034
Brasilia7091Joseph KentUnited States36,20030
Brasilia7092Gary HassonBelgium40,30034
Brasilia7093Daniel WagnerUnited States57,40048
Brasilia7094Allen PockUnited States61,30051
Brasilia7095Chun YamUnited Kingdom26,30022
Brasilia7096Michihiro SuzukiJapan30,80026
Brasilia7097Vinny TaUnited States19,30016
Brasilia7098Seth BergerUnited States116,70097
Brasilia7099Michael ScomaUnited States19,70016
Brasilia7101Scott MckernanUnited States13,00011
Brasilia7102Vinod VangimallaUnited States94,60079
Brasilia7103Philip HannonUnited States31,60026
Brasilia7104Innes YoungUnited Kingdom45,90038
Brasilia7105Terrance CouttsCanada61,20051
Brasilia7106Gregory BairdUnited States76,10063
Brasilia7107Manig LoeserGermany40,70034
Brasilia7108Douglas BrofmanUnited States32,20027
Brasilia7109Luke GrahamUnited States83,20069
Brasilia7111Charalampos LappasGreece29,80025
Brasilia7112Kristen BicknellCanada73,70061
Brasilia7113Michael LiangUnited States82,00068
Brasilia7114Ian O'HaraUnited States43,80037
Brasilia7115Alex RochaUnited States21,90018
Brasilia7116William FagerbakkeUnited States34,40029
Brasilia7117Erwann PecheuxFrance15,10013
Brasilia7119Joel EttedgiUnited Kingdom124,000103
Brasilia7121Mike ParisiUnited States17,90015
Brasilia7122Romain LewisFrance85,40071
Brasilia7123Jake MarkeyUnited States29,00024
Brasilia7124Timothy PirragliaUnited States89,70075
Brasilia7125Howard SmithUnited Kingdom40,60034
Brasilia7126Dylan LindeUnited States49,10041
Brasilia7127Eddy SabatUnited States57,60048
Brasilia7128Clyde WaltersUnited States31,70026
Brasilia7129Nate BandyUnited States44,10037
Brasilia7131Colin MchughUnited States56,40047
Brasilia7132Jeremy JosephUnited States129,400108
Brasilia7133Tom ThomasUnited States118,30099
Brasilia7134Carlos ReisUnited States82,00068
Brasilia7135Yang ZhangChina29,90025
Brasilia7136Uri ReichensteinIsrael100,20084
Brasilia7137Nick RamponeUnited States57,80048
Brasilia7138Renato MarquesBrazil30,20025
Brasilia7139James St HilaireUnited States37,50031
Brasilia7141Linglin ZengChina91,40076
Brasilia7142Mike WatsonCanada20,10017
Brasilia7143Galen HallUnited States100,70084
Brasilia7144Salvatore DiCarloUnited States25,60021
Brasilia7145Brandon WittmeyerUnited States65,00054
Brasilia7146Mahesh PritamaniUnited States57,20048
Brasilia7147Gary HansenUnited States69,20058
Brasilia7148Alfred MotturUnited States37,30031
Brasilia7149Michael CordellUnited States14,00012
Brasilia7151John RichardsUnited States27,90023
Brasilia7152Justen MillerUnited States18,80016
Brasilia7153Peter VitantonioUnited States42,70036
Brasilia7154John WhiteUnited States104,70087
Brasilia7155Maria KonnikovaUnited States11,40010
Brasilia7156Chris FergusonUnited States32,80027
Brasilia7157David NiedringhausUnited States64,40054
Brasilia7158Alessio PeciaroloItaly71,00059
Brasilia7159Fedor TruntsevRussia39,00033
Brasilia7161Zachary SmileyUnited States10,4009
Brasilia7162Pablo FernandezSpain193,600161
Brasilia7164Nick JivkovBulgaria95,10079
Brasilia7165Edward LeblancUnited States9,0008
Brasilia7166Griffin AbelUnited States27,00023
Brasilia7167Justin LibertoUnited States67,10056
Brasilia7168Reinaldo TroconisUnited States41,50035
Brasilia7169Christopher MaUnited States30,60026
Brasilia7171Paul LentzUnited States30,30025
Brasilia7172Dario CiravegnaItaly33,00028
Brasilia7173William CriegoUnited States5,6005
Brasilia7174Dutch BoydUnited States55,30046
Brasilia7176Ernest SmithUnited States120,600101
Brasilia7177Adam LippertUnited States64,80054
Brasilia7178Marvin KarlinsUnited States63,70053
Brasilia7179Timothy MilesUnited States59,80050
Brasilia7182Matt SalsbergUnited States147,300123
Brasilia7183Metin AksoyUnited States86,60072
Brasilia7184Adam LamphereUnited States116,00097
Brasilia7185Sidney HassonUnited Kingdom45,90038
Brasilia7186Gaurav RainaUnited States44,90037
Brasilia7187Terry FanTaiwan71,20059
Brasilia7188Matthew McEwanUnited States119,00099
Brasilia7189Ryan ArguelloUnited States45,80038
Brasilia7191Rudolph MartinezUnited States57,70048
Brasilia7192Alex MaturiUnited States83,70070
Brasilia7194Thomas BesnierFrance10,8009
Brasilia7195Ajay AbrolSingapore62,70052
Brasilia7196Michael BarnabaUnited States93,20078
Brasilia7197Paul HoeferAustria88,80074
Brasilia7198Tony ArmandUnited States78,60066
Brasilia7199Jesse SimonelliUnited States13,90012
Brasilia7201Daniel ReijmerNetherlands122,400102
Brasilia7202Jamie ArmstrongUnited States99,40083
Brasilia7203Raymond HoUnited States75,60063
Brasilia7204Dominic BertramUnited States58,70049
Brasilia7205Scott PalmerUnited States42,90036
Brasilia7206Zong LiCanada38,50032
Brasilia7207Justin AdamsUnited States46,80039
Brasilia7208Brian HoranUnited States77,20064
Brasilia7209James HughesUnited States59,20049
Brasilia7211Lyle Randall VincentUnited States49,60041
Brasilia7212Kevin EysterUnited States19,10016
Brasilia7213Lawrence PileggiUnited States130,500109
Brasilia7214Kitty KuoTaiwan29,20024
Brasilia7215Raymond LeoneUnited States30,10025
Brasilia7216Davis AalvikUnited States19,30016
Brasilia7217Bradley SniderUnited States55,20046
Brasilia7218Frank StepuchinUnited States29,20024
Brasilia7219Ivan NeytchevBulgaria72,80061
Brasilia7221Vishal MainiUnited Kingdom16,50014
Brasilia7222Matt WaxmanUnited States70,30059
Brasilia7223Kenneth FuscaUnited States26,90022
Brasilia7224Hank SittonUnited States116,40097
Brasilia7225Jordan TuroffUnited States110,90092
Brasilia7226Michel LeibgorinFrance29,80025
Brasilia7227Christopher FrankGermany18,70016
Brasilia7228Nader LotfiUnited States8,4007
Brasilia7229Mazin KhouryUnited States20,60017
Brasilia7231Giuseppe PantaleoGermany88,30074
Brasilia7232William GrayUnited States36,40030
Brasilia7233Rania NasreddineUnited States43,70036
Brasilia7234Michael WangUnited States170,700142
Brasilia7235Aleks DimitrovBulgaria57,20048
Brasilia7236Jeffery OhUnited States74,20062
Brasilia7237Ryan OlisarUnited States24,20020
Brasilia7238Yuriy BoykoIreland80,80067
Brasilia7239Asi MosheIsrael85,80072
Brasilia7241Benjamin FranciscoUnited States159,500133
Brasilia7242Niall MurrayUnited Kingdom135,500113
Brasilia7243Jake TooleUnited States85,60071
Brasilia7244Ivan DeyraFrance71,10059
Brasilia7245Cole JacksonUnited States81,10068
Brasilia7246Cardona YahirUnited States47,80040
Brasilia7247Michael OsullivanIreland41,70035
Brasilia7248Bryce DaifukuUnited States38,10032
Brasilia7249Jed FriedmanUnited States86,50072
Brasilia7251Gerald TejadaUnited States19,90017
Brasilia7252Samuel TouilFrance74,20062
Brasilia7253Chad HollowayUnited States63,40053
Brasilia7254Adrien AllainFrance30,90026
Brasilia7255Gal YifrachUnited States35,90030
Brasilia7256Joshua BeckleyUnited States52,50044
Brasilia7257Mark ScacewaterUnited States24,00020
Brasilia7258Jeffrey GreggUnited States79,80067
Brasilia7259Steven StoutUnited States13,40011
Brasilia7261Ken AldridgeUnited States62,40052
Brasilia7262Martin KabrhelCzech Republic20,20017
Brasilia7263Sean ShahUnited States73,60061
Brasilia7264Scott MargeresonUnited Kingdom52,60044
Brasilia7265Madhavan RamanujamUnited States40,70034
Brasilia7266Guy ParienteFrance8,0007
Brasilia7267Vinny PahujaUnited States45,70038
Brasilia7268Josep Maria Galindo LopezSpain50,70042
Brasilia7269Michael KrasienkoUnited States72,20060

Tags: Barry GreensteinChad HollowayDaniel ReijmerFederico ButteroniFrank KasselaJake SchindlerJason KoonJason WheelerJeff MadsenKristen BicknellLiv BoereeManig LoeserMatt SalsbergNatasha MercierPhil HellmuthSorel Mizzi

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Pablo Fernandez es
Pablo Fernandez
193,600 193,600
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
170,700 170,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Benjamin Francisco us
Benjamin Francisco
159,500 159,500
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
149,200 149,200
Matt Salsberg ca
Matt Salsberg
147,300 47,300
James Romero us
James Romero
140,000 140,000
Sadan Turker gb
Sadan Turker
137,900 42,900
Niall Murray gb
Niall Murray
135,500 135,500
Lawrence Pileggi us
Lawrence Pileggi
130,500 130,500
Jeremy Joseph us
Jeremy Joseph
129,400 20,900
Joel Ettedgi gb
Joel Ettedgi
124,000 -1,000
Daniel Reijmer nl
Daniel Reijmer
122,400 -7,600
Eric Cloutier ca
Eric Cloutier
121,600 121,600
Ernest Smith us
Ernest Smith
120,600 120,600
Matthew McEwan us
Matthew McEwan
119,000 119,000
Tom Thomas us
Tom Thomas
118,300 118,300
Seth Berger us
Seth Berger
116,700 116,700
Hank Sitton us
Hank Sitton
116,400 116,400
Adam Lamphere us
Adam Lamphere
116,000 116,000
Jordan Turoff us
Jordan Turoff
110,900 110,900
Mike Vanier us
Mike Vanier
110,100 110,100
James Calvo us
James Calvo
109,700 109,700
John White us
John White
104,700 104,700
Sebastien Comel fr
Sebastien Comel
100,800 100,800
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
100,700 100,700
WSOP 1X Winner

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Five More Hands

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament director has paused the clock and announced that there are five more hands being dealt before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Day 2 begins at noon tomorrow in Brasilia.

Ewann Pecheux Strikes a Ten to Double Up

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante

Erwan Pecheux moved all-in from the cutoff for a total of 8,500. The button folded.

Romain Lewis called from the small blind and the big blind folded.

Pecheux: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}
Lewis: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}

The flop was {10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Spades} putting Pecheux in the lead with top set. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river was the {9-Hearts} and Pecheux doubled up.

Player Chips Progress
Romain Lewis fr
Romain Lewis
WSOP 1X Winner
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
19,000 13,000

Tags: Erwann PecheuxRomain Lewis

Prize Pool For Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Level 10 : 500-1,000, 100 ante
WSOP Bracelet
WSOP Bracelet

The tournament staff has officially announced that the total prize pool for this event is $2,443,500, paying 163 spots. First place will take home a coveted gold WSOP bracelet and $456,822. A min-cash is worth $3,758.

Here is a look at the breakdown of the prize pool:

PlacePrize (USD)

Level: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100