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Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship



Event #38: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 Completed

Yu and Johns Looking to go Back-to-Back as Day 1 Complete

BrettC • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu
Ben Yu

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 {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts} into {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} 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

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Brasilia7001Brock ParkerUnited States176,500
Brasilia7002Jared TalaricoUnited States121,000
Brasilia7003Ray HensonUnited States78,000
Brasilia7004John MonnetteUnited States53,000
Brasilia7005Dan ShakUnited States124,000
Brasilia7006Aaron SacksUnited States110,000
Brasilia7007Ian JohnsUnited States272,000
Brasilia7008Aron DermerUnited States128,500
Brasilia7009Bryan LazarskiUnited States39,500
Brasilia7011Phil HellmuthUnited States225,500
Brasilia7012Sorel MizziCanada147,500
Brasilia7013Matthew SchreiberUnited States59,500
Brasilia7014Ashish GuptaAustralia82,500
Brasilia7015Jon TurnerUnited States104,000
Brasilia7016Tom McCormickUnited States190,500
Brasilia7017Ben YuUnited States360,000
Brasilia7018Mark GregorichUnited States105,000
Brasilia7021Michael O'GradyAustralia112,000
Brasilia7022Ryan TurnerUnited States54,000
Brasilia7023Todd WittelesUnited States54,000
Brasilia7024Terrence ChanCanada80,500
Brasilia7025Mark KlecanCanada211,000
Brasilia7026Eric FroehlichUnited States107,000
Brasilia7027Shaun DeebUnited States144,500
Brasilia7028Kevin SongUnited States246,500
Brasilia7031Martin KabrhelCzech Republic170,500
Brasilia7032Jeff ThompsonUnited States153,500
Brasilia7033Jeff LisandroAustralia160,000
Brasilia7034Sean BerriosUnited States187,500
Brasilia7035Joe McKeehenUnited States209,000
Brasilia7036Justin BonomoUnited States130,500
Brasilia7037Ismael BojangAustria185,000
Brasilia7038Robert CampbellAustralia132,500
Brasilia7041Jameson PainterUnited States24,000
Brasilia7042Bryce LandierUnited States91,000
Brasilia7043Michael RossUnited States240,000
Brasilia7044Ayman QutamiUnited States169,000
Brasilia7045Mike SchneiderUnited States197,000
Brasilia7046JC TranUnited States190,500
Brasilia7047Robert MizrachiUnited States115,500
Brasilia7048Daniel NegreanuCanada260,500

Tags: Ben YuDaniel NegreanuIan Johns

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 360,000 35,000
Ian Johns us
Ian Johns
us 272,000 42,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 260,500 10,500
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 246,500 81,500
Michael Ross us
Michael Ross
us 240,000 -5,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 225,500 73,500
Mark Klecan CA
Mark Klecan
CA 211,000 141,000
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
us 209,000 93,000
Mike Schneider us
Mike Schneider
us 197,000
Tom McCormick us
Tom McCormick
us 190,500 69,500
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 190,500 69,500
Sean Berrios us
Sean Berrios
us 187,500 -2,500
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
de 185,000 27,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 176,500 35,500
Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 170,500 -49,500
Ayman Qutami us
Ayman Qutami
us 169,000 12,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 160,000 90,000
Jeff Thompson us
Jeff Thompson
us 153,500 6,000
Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 147,500 -52,500
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 144,500 20,500
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 132,500 -55,500
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 130,500 18,500
Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
us 128,500 11,500
Dan Shak us
Dan Shak
us 124,000 69,000
Jared Talarico us
Jared Talarico
us 121,000 121,000

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Dermer Dusts Matusow

stoffmakers • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Mike Matusow
Mike Matusow

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.

Matusow: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Dermer: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

The {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop left Matusow drawing slim and the {Q-Hearts} on the turn sealed his fate.

The river was the {7-Hearts} and Matusow was eliminated.

Aron Dermer us
Aron Dermer
us 117,000 37,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us Busted

Tags: Mike MatusowAron Dermer

Martin Kabrhel Versus Justin Bonomo

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Justin Bonomo raised in middle position, the cutoff called, and Martin Kabrhel called in the big blind. On the {7-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{2-Spades} flop, Kabrhel checked, Bonomo bet, the cutoff called, and Kabrhel called.

The turn was the {8-Clubs} and Kabrhel bet out. Bonomo raised, the cutoff folded, and Kabrhel made it three bets. Bonomo called. The river was the {J-Spades} and Kabrhel checked. Bonomo checked back and Kabrhel tabled {9-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the straight to the nine to win the pot.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 220,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 112,000 -36,000

JC Tran Takes from Justin Bonomo

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
JC Tran
JC Tran

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 {9-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop, Bonomo checked, Tran bet, Bonomo raised, and Tran called.

The turn was the {J-Hearts} and Bonomo bet. Tran called and the river was the {J-Clubs}. Bonomo bet, Tran raised and Bonomo called.

Tran showed {K-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for the second-nut flush, good for the pot.

Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 148,000 48,000
JC Tran us
JC Tran
us 121,000 34,000

Tags: JC TranJustin Bonomo

Schulman Eliminated by Turner

stoffmakers • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

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 {J-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop, Turner led out and the button folded.

Schulman: {A-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Turner: {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs}

Schulman would need an ace or some form of runner-runner to survive however the {7-Diamonds} on the turn gave Turner a set and left Schulman drawing dead.

The river was the {Q-Clubs} and Schulman was eliminated.

Jon Turner us
Jon Turner
us 117,000 22,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us Busted

Tags: Jon TurnerNick Schulman

Phil Hellmuth's Aces Good Versus Sorel Mizzi

Valerie.Cross • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante
Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

With the board reading {J-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} 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 {6-Diamonds} river, Hellmuth bet and Mizzi called.

"Aces," Hellmuth announced and showed {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}. Mizzi mucked and Hellmuth took down the pot.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca 200,000 -34,000
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 152,000 79,500

Tags: Phil HellmuthSorel Mizzi

Katz Doubles Through Thompson

stoffmakers • Level 10: 4,000-8,000, 0 ante

Jeff Thompson raised from middle position and Aaron Katz went all in for 9,000 from the hijack which was called.

Katz: {K-Hearts}{J-Hearts}
Thompson: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}

The {Q-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts} flop hit both players as it gave Thompson top pair but Katz a flush draw.

Katz hit his flush on the {5-Hearts} turn to leave Thompson dead.

The river was the {K-Clubs} and Katz doubled up.

Jeff Thompson us
Jeff Thompson
us 67,000 -30,000
Aaron Katz us
Aaron Katz
us 23,000 1,500

Tags: Aaron KatzJeff Thompson