Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
After 10 hour-long levels of min-betting, Day 1 of Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship is in the books and 41 players remain from the 120 that started.
Bagging the chip lead was Ben Yu (360,000) who entered at the end of registration after winning his second WSOP bracelet in Event #34: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship only a few hours before. In just two levels, Yu was amazingly able to over septuple his starting stack and is looking to win back-to-back $10,000 Championship events.
Also looking to go back-to-back but in a different way is Ian Johns (272,000) who is second in chips. Johns is looking to defend his title in this very same event from last year's WSOP where he beat a field of 110 players for $290,635.
Rounding out the top three in chips is Daniel Negreanu (260,500) who is looking to improve on his second-, third- and sixth-place finishes in this year's WSOP and earn his seventh gold bracelet.
Other big stacks include Kevin Song (246,500), Michael Ross (240,000) and Phil Hellmuth (225,500).
Some notables who failed to make it through the day were multiple bracelet winners Jason Mercier, Erik Seidel and Mike Matusow, who ran into near the end of the day to bust.
Play resumes Tuesday at 2 p.m. so be sure to follow all of the updates at PokerNews.
Day 2 Seat Draw
|Brasilia||700||1||Brock Parker||United States||176,500|
|Brasilia||700||2||Jared Talarico||United States||121,000|
|Brasilia||700||3||Ray Henson||United States||78,000|
|Brasilia||700||4||John Monnette||United States||53,000|
|Brasilia||700||5||Dan Shak||United States||124,000|
|Brasilia||700||6||Aaron Sacks||United States||110,000|
|Brasilia||700||7||Ian Johns||United States||272,000|
|Brasilia||700||8||Aron Dermer||United States||128,500|
|Brasilia||700||9||Bryan Lazarski||United States||39,500|
|Brasilia||701||1||Phil Hellmuth||United States||225,500|
|Brasilia||701||3||Matthew Schreiber||United States||59,500|
|Brasilia||701||5||Jon Turner||United States||104,000|
|Brasilia||701||6||Tom McCormick||United States||190,500|
|Brasilia||701||7||Ben Yu||United States||360,000|
|Brasilia||701||8||Mark Gregorich||United States||105,000|
|Brasilia||702||2||Ryan Turner||United States||54,000|
|Brasilia||702||3||Todd Witteles||United States||54,000|
|Brasilia||702||6||Eric Froehlich||United States||107,000|
|Brasilia||702||7||Shaun Deeb||United States||144,500|
|Brasilia||702||8||Kevin Song||United States||246,500|
|Brasilia||703||1||Martin Kabrhel||Czech Republic||170,500|
|Brasilia||703||2||Jeff Thompson||United States||153,500|
|Brasilia||703||4||Sean Berrios||United States||187,500|
|Brasilia||703||5||Joe McKeehen||United States||209,000|
|Brasilia||703||6||Justin Bonomo||United States||130,500|
|Brasilia||704||1||Jameson Painter||United States||24,000|
|Brasilia||704||2||Bryce Landier||United States||91,000|
|Brasilia||704||3||Michael Ross||United States||240,000|
|Brasilia||704||4||Ayman Qutami||United States||169,000|
|Brasilia||704||5||Mike Schneider||United States||197,000|
|Brasilia||704||6||JC Tran||United States||190,500|
|Brasilia||704||7||Robert Mizrachi||United States||115,500|
Aron Dermer opened from the hijack and Mike Matusow claimed that he raised dark on the button. Dan Shak told Matusow not to lie and folded his big blind. Dermer re-raised and Matusow called all in.
The flop left Matusow drawing slim and the on the turn sealed his fate.
The river was the and Matusow was eliminated.
Justin Bonomo raised in middle position, the cutoff called, and Martin Kabrhel called in the big blind. On the flop, Kabrhel checked, Bonomo bet, the cutoff called, and Kabrhel called.
The turn was the and Kabrhel bet out. Bonomo raised, the cutoff folded, and Kabrhel made it three bets. Bonomo called. The river was the and Kabrhel checked. Bonomo checked back and Kabrhel tabled for the straight to the nine to win the pot.
Justin Bonomo raised from middle position and JC Tran three-bet in the next position. It folded back around to Bonomo and he called. On the flop, Bonomo checked, Tran bet, Bonomo raised, and Tran called.
The turn was the and Bonomo bet. Tran called and the river was the . Bonomo bet, Tran raised and Bonomo called.
Tran showed for the second-nut flush, good for the pot.
Nick Schulman went all in under the gun for 7,500, the button raised, Jon Turner re-raised from the small blind and the button called.
On the flop, Turner led out and the button folded.
Schulman would need an ace or some form of runner-runner to survive however the on the turn gave Turner a set and left Schulman drawing dead.
The river was the and Schulman was eliminated.
With the board reading and over 30,000 in the pot, Hellmuth bet in the big blind. Mizzi raised, Hellmuth made it three bets, and Mizzi called.
On the river, Hellmuth bet and Mizzi called.
"Aces," Hellmuth announced and showed . Mizzi mucked and Hellmuth took down the pot.
Jeff Thompson raised from middle position and Aaron Katz went all in for 9,000 from the hijack which was called.
The flop hit both players as it gave Thompson top pair but Katz a flush draw.
Katz hit his flush on the turn to leave Thompson dead.
The river was the and Katz doubled up.