Day 1 Completed
Day 1 Completed
Juha Helppi (146,000) finished Day 1 on top of a stacked field in Event $53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Max. The field started small, but exceeded last year's field with 256 entrants compared to the 245 from last year.
Several of the World Series of Poker Player of the Year leaders came through the field, with Daniel Negreanu and Mike Leah entering but missing the Day 2 cut.
James Obst (78,100) and John Racener (30,700) are in the thick of things starting Day 2 on Wednesday with only 73 players returning. Another duo that might be destined to meet on Day 2 is newly-crowned $10,000 Stud Hi-Lo Champion Christopher Vitch (47,000) and runner-up Benny Glaser (28,600). Vitch captured his second bracelet early on the morning of Day 1 and was in the field for the 3 p.m. start.
A flood of players joined later in the day, including Jason Mercier (36,000), Jack Duong (10,400), and Jeff Lisandro. Duong and Mercier bagged, but Lisandro was eliminated by Roland Israelashvili.
The players return Wednesday at 2 p.m. and take one step closer to the WSOP gold bracelet. Follow all the Day 2 action on PokerNews.com.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||704||1||Ayaz Mahmood||United States||111,300||37|
|Brasilia||704||2||Jane Hitchcock||United States||28,100||9|
|Brasilia||704||4||Vincent Gironda||United States||18,400||6|
|Brasilia||704||5||Justin Thurlow||United States||122,000||41|
|Brasilia||704||6||Jack Duong||United States||10,400||3|
|Brasilia||705||1||Michael Baxter||United States||31,600||11|
|Brasilia||705||2||John Hoppmann||United States||85,400||28|
|Brasilia||705||3||Bryce Landier||United States||27,200||9|
|Brasilia||705||4||Scott Mayfield||United States||62,500||21|
|Brasilia||705||5||Steve Chanthabouasy||United States||110,000||37|
|Brasilia||705||6||Nicholas Seiken||United States||36,500||12|
|Brasilia||706||1||Jeremy Heartberg||United States||40,200||13|
|Brasilia||706||3||Peter Morris||United States||72,400||24|
|Brasilia||706||4||Joe McKeehen||United States||23,200||8|
|Brasilia||706||5||Kyle Ray||United States||85,200||28|
|Brasilia||706||6||Timothy Ferko||United States||62,100||21|
|Brasilia||707||1||Frank Kassela||United States||96,200||32|
|Brasilia||707||2||David Goldberg||United States||26,600||9|
|Brasilia||707||4||Todd Witteles||United States||31,500||11|
|Brasilia||707||5||Jason Papastavrou||United States||36,100||12|
|Brasilia||707||6||Max Silver||United Kingdom||69,800||23|
|Brasilia||708||2||Andrew Kelsall||United States||18,400||6|
|Brasilia||708||3||Yudong Yang||United States||24,000||8|
|Brasilia||708||5||Philip Rhee||United States||28,100||9|
|Brasilia||708||6||David Bach||United States||67,500||23|
|Brasilia||709||1||Paul Schumer||United States||10,500||4|
|Brasilia||709||2||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||28,600||10|
|Brasilia||709||4||Mike Schneider (MN)||United States||26,600||9|
|Brasilia||709||5||Christopher Vitch||United States||47,000||16|
|Brasilia||709||6||Lena Wang||United States||51,700||17|
|Brasilia||710||1||Ayman Qutami||United States||89,900||30|
|Brasilia||710||3||Joseph Couden||United States||72,000||24|
|Brasilia||710||4||Frank Yakubson||United States||54,600||18|
|Brasilia||710||5||Davin Anderson||United States||81,600||27|
|Brasilia||710||6||Stuart Rutter||United Kingdom||18,600||6|
|Brasilia||711||1||David Olson||United States||57,700||19|
|Brasilia||711||2||Kenny Hsiung||United States||46,400||15|
|Brasilia||711||3||Jonathan Ulrich||United States||11,000||4|
|Brasilia||711||4||Georgios Kapalas||ATHENS, , GR||86,100||29|
|Brasilia||711||5||Alex Torry||United States||60,400||20|
|Brasilia||711||6||Amir Shayesteh||United States||44,300||15|
|Brasilia||712||1||Guowei Zhang||United States||44,700||15|
|Brasilia||712||5||Donald Fleming||United States||35,800||12|
|Brasilia||713||1||Matthew Greenwald||United States||22,700||8|
|Brasilia||713||2||Michael Kuo||United States||57,800||19|
|Brasilia||713||3||Jason Fan||United States||87,400||29|
|Brasilia||713||4||Cathleen Tran||United States||83,100||28|
|Brasilia||713||5||John Racener||United States||30,700||10|
|Brasilia||713||6||Yegor Tsurikov||United States||22,600||8|
|Brasilia||714||1||Russell Hammontree||United States||56,900||19|
|Brasilia||714||2||William Romaine||United States||78,000||26|
|Brasilia||714||3||Mickey Craft||United States||42,500||14|
|Brasilia||714||4||Jameson Painter||United States||84,800||28|
|Brasilia||714||5||Jesse Martin||United States||98,200||33|
|Brasilia||714||6||Derek Whatley||United States||21,400||7|
|Brasilia||715||1||Yury Ivanou||United States||22,300||7|
|Brasilia||715||2||Marwan Abdelal||United States||2,100||1|
|Brasilia||715||3||Jason Mercier||United States||36,000||12|
|Brasilia||715||4||Jimmy Fricke||United States||84,000||28|
|Brasilia||715||5||Alex Keating||United States||1||0|
|Brasilia||716||1||Joseph Risi||United States||84,800||28|
|Brasilia||716||2||Min Ku||United States||65,000||22|
|Brasilia||716||3||Diego Cordovez||United States||84,000||28|
|Brasilia||716||4||Paul Roy||United States||20,200||7|
The tournament director has just announced that the players will play another three hands before play is over for today.
The player in the hijack raised and Benny Glaser three-bet from the cutoff. Action folded back to his opponent who called.
The flop came , his opponent check-called the bet of Glaser.
The turn brought them the , she check-called Glaser's bet again.
The river completed the board with the , again she check-called Glaser's bet. Glaser showed for queens and jacks, she mucked. She said she had .
Earlier this level, Roland Israelashvili won a pot of Jeff Lisandro that left him with 5,000. On this hand he eliminated Lisandro with ace-high.
The board read and the two got all in. Neither had a pair. Lisandro had and a gutshot straight draw and Israelashvili had for an open-ended straight draw. Both missed and Lisandro headed to the rail.
Mike Leah was all-in from the hijack and was called by the player in the cutoff.
The board ran out to give Leah a straight to survive the tournament.
Leah raised from the under-the-gun position, the player in the cutoff three-bet. Anthony Zinno called, Leah four-bet, the other player and Zinno both called.
The flop came , Zinno checked, Leah bet, the other player called, Zinno raised, Leah called (effectively putting him all-in) and so did the other player.
The turn was the , Zinno bet and the other player folded. Zinno showed for a set, Leah showed and he was drawing dead. The on the river completed the board and Leah was eliminated.
Justin Bonomo raised preflop until he and a short-stacked opponent were all in preflop. Bonomo had jacks and his opponent had .
A king and a queen came onto the board, but that was as close as Bonomo came to losing the pot and he stacked his opponent and took down the pot.
Jeff Lisandro was one of the last-minute entrants and shortly after the break he played a hand that went three ways to the flop.
Lisandro opened under the gun with a raise and two players called, including Roland Israelashvili from the big blind.
The flop came and Israelashvili check-called a bet from Lisandro. The turn was the and the action repeated itself. The river was the and Israelashvili led. Lisandro called only to see Israelashvili turn over the nuts, .