2017 World Series of Poker

Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Event #33: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 1 Completed

Valentin Vornicu Tops a Stacked Field End of Day 1

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Valentin Vornicu - Chip Leader Day 1
Valentin Vornicu - Chip Leader Day 1

Valentin Vornicu ended the day as slight chip leader with 198,000. This feat was made more remarkable by the fact that he ended as the chip leader of Day 1b in The Giant in the early hours of the same day.

There were several other stacks close behind Vornicu, but at the time of publication, Paul Awodey from the U.S. sits in second with 169,300, and Jonathan Abdellatif from Belgium is third with 168,400.

Players were signing up for Event #33 right up until the close of registration when the dinner break ended and Level 7 began. When the final numbers were tallied, the board showed 1,698 players had joined the fray, and some of the stars of the poker world were there to hunt a bracelet and a big payday.

There were numerous winners of multiple bracelets in the field, including Men “The Master” Nguyen, Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, David Pham, Max Pescatori, Allen Cunningham, Adrian Mateos, Joe Cada, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, and David "Bakes" Baker.

In addition to Ferguson and Cada, there were two other Main Event Champions in the field in 2014 winner Martin Jacobson from Sweden and 2015 Champ Joe McKeehen of the U.S.

888 Poker Ambassador Chris Moorman joined late in the day following from his victory and first WSOP bracelet in the 6-Max in the early hours of Saturday.

These stellar names were joined by well over 100 top poker professionals from around the world, so to say this was a stacked field for a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event is surely an understatement. The eventual winner will undoubtably be a deserving champion.

When registration was finally closed, the 1,698 entries had generated a prize pool of $2,292,300. A total of 255 players will get paid, with a min-cash worth $2,251. The winner will take home $384,833.

At the end of 10 levels of play, 274 players were left. For a while it looked like the bubble would burst on Day 1, but that drama will have to wait until Day 2.

Play resumes on Sunday at 12 p.m., and the PokerNews Live Reporting team will bring you all the action from the felt as the 2017 World Series of Poker continues.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6001Dorey DonaldUnited States29,00024
Miranda6002Stephen RussoUnited States106,90089
Miranda6003Mark VonschlemmerUnited States9,4008
Miranda6004Ryan RogersUnited States15,20013
Miranda6005Jon FriedbergUnited States28,20024
Miranda6006Haipeng LiUnited States47,90040
Miranda6007Rory HayesUnited States71,10059
Miranda6008Fernando TakemuraBrazil45,10038
Miranda6009Chris BolekUnited States27,50023
Miranda6011Terrence MeekCanada13,10011
Miranda6012Peter LewisUnited States33,20028
Miranda6013Benjamin FranciscoUnited States20,40017
Miranda6014Baoqiang HoSingapore97,10081
Miranda6015Onur UnsalCyprus61,40051
Miranda6016Ryan HallCanada14,90012
Miranda6017Andrew BrokosUnited States54,10045
Miranda6018Jacobo FernandezUnited States23,70020
Miranda6019Dominick FrenchCanada37,70031
Miranda6021Jeffrey TrudeauUnited States50,30042
Miranda6022Robert BridgesUnited States30,30025
Miranda6023Blake BohnUnited States156,700131
Miranda6024Daniel ErlandssonSweden50,30042
Miranda6025Jason LesUnited States146,600122
Miranda6026James RubinUnited States12,80011
Miranda6028Richard SyverudUnited States35,10029
Miranda6029Alexandre FradinFrance79,00066
Miranda6031Roma LabelleUnited States50,90042
Miranda6032Zhaoxing WangUnited States40,20034
Miranda6033Laurent FaudemerFrance14,10012
Miranda6034Jonolof FredinSweden18,00015
Miranda6035Thomas PetterssonSweden15,40013
Miranda6036Mikhail RudoyRussia16,20014
Miranda6037Gary ClouseUnited States45,50038
Miranda6038Idan RavivIsrael31,10026
Miranda6039Bo OhUnited States104,00087
Miranda6041Aaron MasseyUnited States15,90013
Miranda6042Pratyush BuddigaUnited States49,40041
Miranda6043Aymon HataGermany70,00058
Miranda6044Michael ShannonUnited States57,20048
Miranda6045Daniel VampanUnited States37,70031
Miranda6046Ronald MassettiUnited States91,70076
Miranda6047John SchmidtUnited States28,10023
Miranda6048Ryan LengUnited States21,10018
Miranda6049Paul AwodeyUnited States169,300141
Miranda6051Garrick BallardUnited States51,00043
Miranda6052Kento InamiJapan35,60030
Miranda6053Sebastian SupperGermany85,90072
Miranda6054Bob KeeganUnited States40,20034
Miranda6055Martin MessierCanada14,80012
Miranda6056Shalev HalfaItaly102,20085
Miranda6057Jason LeiferUnited States38,00032
Miranda6058Jeff GrossUnited States17,30014
Miranda6059Todd RodgersUnited States21,60018
Miranda6061Johnny DonaldsonUnited States81,00068
Miranda6062Ryan OlisarUnited States22,30019
Miranda6063Michael MartinUnited States20,20017
Miranda6064He ZhenfengUnited States39,60033
Miranda6065Roland IsraelashviliUnited States21,70018
Miranda6066Fredrick AnderssonSweden12,40010
Miranda6067Melissa GillettAustralia55,20046
Miranda6068Matt StoutUnited States9,0008
Miranda6091Jeff NormanUnited States12,50010
Miranda6092Christopher MaUnited States34,10028
Miranda6093Jimmie JamesUnited States26,50022
Miranda6094Christopher GordonUnited Kingdom22,60019
Miranda6095Domyo AqmelliItaly57,30048
Miranda6096Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium168,400140
Miranda6097Noah VaillancourtCanada121,000101
Miranda6098Cameron McgovernUnited States33,90028
Miranda6099Rafael LebronUnited States21,20018
Miranda6101Artem ZverkhovskyyUnited States133,000111
Miranda6102Qing LiuUnited States21,20018
Miranda6103John RichardsUnited States37,10031
Miranda6104Marek OhniskoCzech Republic55,60046
Miranda6105Colin MorrisNew Zealand49,20041
Miranda6106Martin ZamaniUnited States43,60036
Miranda6107Bernd GleissnerGermany70,00058
Miranda6108Johanssy JosephUnited States31,00026
Miranda6109John StrzempUnited States17,00014
Miranda6111Michael SchmidtUnited States56,00047
Miranda6112Anthony WoydziakUnited States16,60014
Miranda6113Tim WestUnited States31,20026
Miranda6114Nghi TranCanada13,30011
Miranda6115Craig OliverUnited States13,10011
Miranda6116Jonathan ConcepcionSpain79,50066
Miranda6117Stephen CampbellUnited States7,2006
Miranda6118Jonathan StackUnited States26,80022
Miranda6119Vittario IemoloUnited States68,70057
Miranda6121Robert SumpterUnited States10
Miranda6122Milad JorshariUnited States20,60017
Miranda6123Douglas JacksonUnited States46,90039
Miranda6124Bas De LaatNetherlands102,70086
Miranda6125Fred LouieUnited States26,20022
Miranda6126Mark GoodsonUnited States11,0009
Miranda6127Matthew McEwanUnited States13,60011
Miranda6128Victor KimUnited States39,60033
Miranda6129Dohyung KimUnited States18,90016
Miranda6131Brian AltmanUnited States26,50022
Miranda6132Brett SchwertleyUnited States54,30045
Miranda6133Andrew Ransom-KeyekUnited States8,7007
Miranda6134James JamesUnited States6131
Miranda6135Andrew ZuzoloUnited States16,90014
Miranda6136Griffin BengerCanada14,90012
Miranda6137Frank HanksUnited States91,20076
Miranda6138Sergio Espina AidoUnited Kingdom43,10036
Miranda6139Joseph CheongUnited States83,20069
Miranda6141Matt MercurioUnited States112,50094
Miranda6142Marc LesitskyUnited States30,60026
Miranda6143Patrick UzanUnited Kingdom155,500130
Miranda6144Jeffrey ChotikulUnited States12,40010
Miranda6145Scot MastersUnited States21,40018
Miranda6146Timothy FlatteryUnited States37,90032
Miranda6147Shiguang ZengChina42,60036
Miranda6148Phillip MighallGuatemala54,00045
Miranda6149Adam LippertUnited States48,20040
Miranda6181Matthew RolingUnited States43,90037
Miranda6182Steve FouttyUnited States61,30051
Miranda6183Scott ZakheimUnited States35,50030
Miranda6184Seth BergerUnited States30,00025
Miranda6185John ReynoldsUnited States25,90022
Miranda6187Scott DaviesCanada47,90040
Miranda6188Grant DenisonUnited States54,20045
Miranda6189Raymond HensonUnited States39,60033
Miranda6191Eric RigorUnited States16,30014
Miranda6192Dmitry SavelyevUnited States56,10047
Miranda6193Abraham MarquezUnited States53,80045
Miranda6194Melvin HoelzleUnited States45,60038
Miranda6195Joseph HebertUnited States15,90013
Miranda6196Adam SwanUnited States29,80025
Miranda6197John GorsuchUnited States30,20025
Miranda6198Arash BehnamUnited States83,20069
Miranda6199Jaroslaw JaskiewiczCanada75,90063
Miranda6201Robert SchulzAustria75,20063
Miranda6202Michael GaglianoUnited States101,00084
Miranda6203Ala AqelUnited States50,00042
Miranda6204Will BerryUnited States72,90061
Miranda6205Maxwell SchulmanUnited States12,50010
Miranda6207Zo KarimUnited States78,00065
Miranda6208Kevin DavidsonUnited States18,60016
Miranda6209Michael SchulerUnited States29,00024
Miranda6211Mark SmithUnited States58,80049
Miranda6212Thomas ScholzeGermany28,00023
Miranda6213Steve MccluskeyUnited States45,10038
Miranda6214Hao SunUnited States90,60076
Miranda6215Dan HealeyUnited States19,50016
Miranda6216Amir EsfandiaryUnited States58,30049
Miranda6217Arkadiy TsinisUnited States142,000118
Miranda6218Alan RosenbergUnited States82,00068
Miranda6219Yordon PetrovBangladesh52,10043
Miranda6221Joseph ElpayaaUnited States37,80032
Miranda6222Walter PhelpsUnited States12,90011
Miranda6223Ryan TevesUnited States4,6004
Miranda6224Bobby KeohavongUnited States10
Miranda6225Jose BarberoArgentina116,20097
Miranda6226Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom48,60041
Miranda6227Rafael MoraesBrazil17,90015
Miranda6228Vishal MainiUnited Kingdom37,20031
Miranda6229Michael YorkUnited States14,60012
Miranda6231Renato MarquesBrazil51,70043
Miranda6232Eli HareUnited States36,00030
Miranda6233Alexis FleurFrance46,10038
Miranda6234Milton WhiteUnited States43,70036
Miranda6236Yevgeniy KhodakUnited States56,90047
Miranda6237Nam LeUnited States24,00020
Miranda6238Edgar DiazUnited States27,10023
Miranda6239Brandon CantuUnited States38,30032
Miranda6271Scott EpsteinUnited States24,70021
Miranda6272Alex QueenUnited States46,00038
Miranda6273Rudy AyalaUnited States33,30028
Miranda6274Hubert RimbaudFrance17,30014
Miranda6275Jong JinUnited States54,60046
Miranda6276Luigi CurcioUnited States40,70034
Miranda6277Laurent ManderlierBolivia115,10096
Miranda6278Andre CarvalhoBrazil40,70034
Miranda6279David BradshawUnited States69,00058
Miranda6281Craig MasonUnited States32,30027
Miranda6282John TeelUnited States21,00018
Miranda6283Aaron JohnsonUnited States12,20010
Miranda6284Jason RyanUnited States16,10013
Miranda6285Knute LentzUnited States45,00038
Miranda6286Michael HuberAustria18,00015
Miranda6287Mikhail SeminRussia47,80040
Miranda6288Alex FoxenUnited States13,10011
Miranda6289Partho RahmanUnited States28,50024
Miranda6291Bobby PoeUnited States13,70011
Miranda6292Phillippe KtorzaFrance26,00022
Miranda6293Donald BerryUnited States14,10012
Miranda6294Kami HudsonUnited States24,20020
Miranda6295Yulius SepmanRussia20,60017
Miranda6296Shi ChenUnited States6,0005
Miranda6298Stuart MarshakUnited States68,00057
Miranda6299Thomas HallUnited Kingdom78,50065
Miranda6301Michael FentonUnited States90,70076
Miranda6302James RussellUnited States76,00063
Miranda6303Andrew ShackUnited States60,60051
Miranda6304Nicholas PupilloUnited States60,30050
Miranda6305Brandon JohnsonUnited States15,00013
Miranda6306Andrew MiramontesUnited States61,50051
Miranda6308Craig BlightAustralia15,70013
Miranda6309Cy WilliamsUnited States34,60029
Miranda6311Adam VolenUnited States21,70018
Miranda6312Mans MontgomeryUnited States81,80068
Miranda6313Josh WeissUnited States62,00052
Miranda6314Altynai FungUnited States33,00028
Miranda6315Andrey KotelnikovRussia59,90050
Miranda6316Marshall SchraibmanUnited States38,90032
Miranda6317Chris RoulierUnited States28,80024
Miranda6318Mihails MorozovsLatvia70,00058
Miranda6319Mike SowersUnited States35,70030
Miranda6321Daniel DizenzoUnited States8,3007
Miranda6322Bruce PirieUnited States18,00015
Miranda6323Phillip BerresUnited States33,90028
Miranda6324Georgios SotiropoulosGreece93,50078
Miranda6325David LeeUnited States68,70057
Miranda6326Matthew GoldbergUnited States33,50028
Miranda6327Ivan ZhechevBulgaria73,20061
Miranda6328Michael DyckmanUnited States120,700101
Miranda6329Mel WienerUnited States125,000104
Miranda6361Jeremiah StracenerUnited States45,60038
Miranda6362Aron DermerUnited States27,10023
Miranda6363Armin MetteGermany80,00067
Miranda6364Heidi MayAustralia142,500119
Miranda6365Luigi KnoppersNetherlands29,50025
Miranda6366Allen CunninghamUnited States52,40044
Miranda6367Mac SohrabiUnited States50,80042
Miranda6368Francois EvardSwitzerland30,40025
Miranda6369Daniel HerediJhungary20,40017
Miranda6371Christopher FrankGermany82,40069
Miranda6372Joshua SuyatUnited States27,00023
Miranda6373En-Ching WuTaiwan104,00087
Miranda6374Alexandru MasekUnited States45,60038
Miranda6375Jacob KirtleyUnited States35,10029
Miranda6376Patrice ForteleoniFrance81,10068
Miranda6377Jared HambyUnited States15,30013
Miranda6378Valentin VornicuUnited States198,000165
Miranda6379Adam WaltonUnited States89,00074
Miranda6381Johann TiemannUnited States140,900117
Miranda6382David PhamUnited States45,50038
Miranda6383Yuhei SanadaJapan18,00015
Miranda6384James PoperUnited States48,30040
Miranda6385DID NOT REPORT 1United States10
Miranda6385Brett SteinUnited States22,20019
Miranda6386Christopher KostoulasUnited States62,70052
Miranda6387Alejandro IbarraUnited States13,40011
Miranda6388Clayton JiangUnited States16,60014
Miranda6389Garrett GreerUnited States81,90068
Miranda6391Loi NguyenUnited States35,00029
Miranda6392Louis LinardFrance17,80015
Miranda6393Chang LuoUnited States75,10063
Miranda6394James LittleUnited States33,70028
Miranda6395Jason VanstromUnited States36,60031
Miranda6396Jason LeeUnited States21,60018
Miranda6397Lloyd CrispUnited States23,20019
Miranda6398Samuel EpsteinUnited States24,70021
Miranda6399Brian LambertUnited States38,90032
Miranda6401Phillip HuiUnited States34,40029
Miranda6402Gregory BlairUnited States10,2009
Miranda6403Max PescatoriItaly74,50062
Miranda6404Nikhil GeraUnited States44,00037
Miranda6405Ankush MandaviaUnited States32,90027
Miranda6406Tyler McdonaldUnited States29,70025
Miranda6407Arthur PirintUnited States31,70026
Miranda6408Daryl JaceUnited States76,70064
Miranda6409Jeffrey GilmoreUnited States10,4009
Miranda6411Norbert SzecsiHungary46,60039
Miranda6412Ronald RosenbergUnited States22,50019
Miranda6413Jesse DunnUnited States24,80021
Miranda6414Khorchidian NichanLebanon118,00098
Miranda6415Jason SeitzUnited States10,1008
Miranda6416Joseph KentUnited States65,80055
Miranda6417Phan NguyenUnited States18,70016
Miranda6418Young Sik EumUnited States64,00053
Miranda6419Kurt JewellUnited States72,10060

Tags: Adrian MateosAllen CunninghamChris FergusonChris MoormanDavid PhamJoseph McKeehenMartin JacobsonMax PescatoriMen NguyenMichael MizrachiValentin Vornicu

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
Paul Awodey us
Paul Awodey
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
156,700 500
Patrick Uzan fr
Patrick Uzan
155,500 155,500
Jason Les us
Jason Les
Heidi May au
Heidi May
142,500 142,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Arkadiy Tsinis us
Arkadiy Tsinis
142,000 142,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Johann Tiemann us
Johann Tiemann
140,900 140,900
Artem Zverkhovskyy ua
Artem Zverkhovskyy
133,000 133,000
Mel Wiener us
Mel Wiener
125,000 125,000
Noah Vaillancourt ca
Noah Vaillancourt
121,000 121,000
Michael Dyckman us
Michael Dyckman
120,700 120,700
Khorchidian Nichan lb
Khorchidian Nichan
118,000 118,000
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
116,200 116,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Laurent Manderlier be
Laurent Manderlier
115,100 115,100
Matt Mercurio us
Matt Mercurio
112,500 112,500
Stephen Russo us
Stephen Russo
Bo Oh us
Bo Oh
104,000 104,000
En-Ching Wu tw
En-Ching Wu
104,000 104,000
Bas De Laat nl
Bas De Laat
102,700 102,700
Shalev Halfa il
Shalev Halfa
102,200 102,200
Michael Gagliano us
Michael Gagliano
101,000 101,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Baoqiang Ho sg
Baoqiang Ho
97,100 97,100
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr
Georgios Sotiropoulos
93,500 93,500
WSOP 2X Winner

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End of Day Notables and Big Stacks

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
198,000 18,000
Paul Awodey us
Paul Awodey
169,300 1,300
Jonathan Abdellatif be
Jonathan Abdellatif
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
156,200 -8,800
Jason Les us
Jason Les
146,600 75,600
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar
Jose Ignacio Barbero
116,300 9,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
83,200 13,200
WSOP 1X Winner
Tom Hall gb
Tom Hall
78,500 18,500
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
74,500 52,500
WSOP 4X Winner
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
52,400 12,400
WSOP 5X Winner
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
48,600 17,600
WSOP 1X Winner
David Pham us
David Pham
45,500 -2,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
38,300 -13,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
32,400 -22,600
WSOP 1X Winner
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
28,100 15,100
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
17,300 -2,700
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
15,900 -18,100
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
9,000 -3,000

Bohn Booms

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

On a {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds} board, the big blind bet 2,800, and Blake Bohn raised to 10,000 total and was called. Both players checked the {J-Diamonds} on the river.

The big blind turned over {A-Spades}{9-Clubs} for trip aces, however, Bohn showed {A-Clubs}{10-Clubs} to have his opponent out-kicked and took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
165,000 165,000

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Last Level Counts

Level 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Player Chips Progress
Jose Ignacio Barbero ar
Jose Ignacio Barbero
107,000 -10,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Zo Karim us
Zo Karim
74,000 33,000
Jason Les us
Jason Les
71,000 -4,000
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
WSOP 1X Winner
Ankush Mandavia us
Ankush Mandavia
55,000 -4,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
52,000 4,000
WSOP 2X Winner
David Pham us
David Pham
48,000 17,500
WSOP 3X Winner
Allen Cunningham us
Allen Cunningham
40,000 26,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
34,500 1,500
Aaron Massey us
Aaron Massey
34,000 -3,000
Pratyush Buddiga us
Pratyush Buddiga
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
32,000 -2,000
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
31,000 -3,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
30,500 -2,500
Brian Altman us
Brian Altman
30,000 5,000
Henry Tran ca
Henry Tran
23,000 -3,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
22,000 -5,400
WSOP 4X Winner
Melanie Weisner us
Melanie Weisner
21,000 12,500
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
21,000 1,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
20,000 6,400
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
13,000 -1,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
12,000 -24,000
Jared Hamby us
Jared Hamby
11,000 -15,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
WSOP 2X Winner
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal

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Level: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

Dermer Dropping

Level 9 : 400/800, 100 ante

On a {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop, the big blind checked-called Aron Dermer's bet of 3,000 from the button. The big blind check-called a bet of 4,500 on the {7-Spades} turn. On the {3-Clubs} river, the big blind checked once more, and Dermer bet 6,000.

The big blind called, and Dermer tapped the felt signifying it was a good call. The big blind showed {A-Spades}{6-Clubs} and took down the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
14,000 -16,000

Tags: Aron Dermer