2017 World Series of Poker

Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day: 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

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

Juha Helppi Bags Day 1 Chip Lead in Event #53: $3,000 Limit Hold'em 6-Max

Level 10 : 1,200/2,400, 0 ante
Juha Helppi
Juha Helppi

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.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7041Ayaz MahmoodUnited States111,30037
Brasilia7042Jane HitchcockUnited States28,1009
Brasilia7044Vincent GirondaUnited States18,4006
Brasilia7045Justin ThurlowUnited States122,00041
Brasilia7046Jack DuongUnited States10,4003
Brasilia7051Michael BaxterUnited States31,60011
Brasilia7052John HoppmannUnited States85,40028
Brasilia7053Bryce LandierUnited States27,2009
Brasilia7054Scott MayfieldUnited States62,50021
Brasilia7055Steve ChanthabouasyUnited States110,00037
Brasilia7056Nicholas SeikenUnited States36,50012
Brasilia7061Jeremy HeartbergUnited States40,20013
Brasilia7062Carmen FungCanada9,8003
Brasilia7063Peter MorrisUnited States72,40024
Brasilia7064Joe McKeehenUnited States23,2008
Brasilia7065Kyle RayUnited States85,20028
Brasilia7066Timothy FerkoUnited States62,10021
Brasilia7071Frank KasselaUnited States96,20032
Brasilia7072David GoldbergUnited States26,6009
Brasilia7074Todd WittelesUnited States31,50011
Brasilia7075Jason PapastavrouUnited States36,10012
Brasilia7076Max SilverUnited Kingdom69,80023
Brasilia7081Georgii BelianinRussia72,30024
Brasilia7082Andrew KelsallUnited States18,4006
Brasilia7083Yudong YangUnited States24,0008
Brasilia7084Mark RadojaCanada17,8006
Brasilia7085Philip RheeUnited States28,1009
Brasilia7086David BachUnited States67,50023
Brasilia7091Paul SchumerUnited States10,5004
Brasilia7092Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom28,60010
Brasilia7093Ronald CarmonaUkraine49,80017
Brasilia7094Mike Schneider (MN)United States26,6009
Brasilia7095Christopher VitchUnited States47,00016
Brasilia7096Lena WangUnited States51,70017
Brasilia7101Ayman QutamiUnited States89,90030
Brasilia7102James ObstAustralia78,10026
Brasilia7103Joseph CoudenUnited States72,00024
Brasilia7104Frank YakubsonUnited States54,60018
Brasilia7105Davin AndersonUnited States81,60027
Brasilia7106Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom18,6006
Brasilia7111David OlsonUnited States57,70019
Brasilia7112Kenny HsiungUnited States46,40015
Brasilia7113Jonathan UlrichUnited States11,0004
Brasilia7114Georgios KapalasATHENS, , GR86,10029
Brasilia7115Alex TorryUnited States60,40020
Brasilia7116Amir ShayestehUnited States44,30015
Brasilia7121Guowei ZhangUnited States44,70015
Brasilia7122Andrey ZhigalovRussia80,80027
Brasilia7123Andre AkkariBrazil42,20014
Brasilia7125Donald FlemingUnited States35,80012
Brasilia7126Juha HelppiFinland146,00049
Brasilia7131Matthew GreenwaldUnited States22,7008
Brasilia7132Michael KuoUnited States57,80019
Brasilia7133Jason FanUnited States87,40029
Brasilia7134Cathleen TranUnited States83,10028
Brasilia7135John RacenerUnited States30,70010
Brasilia7136Yegor TsurikovUnited States22,6008
Brasilia7141Russell HammontreeUnited States56,90019
Brasilia7142William RomaineUnited States78,00026
Brasilia7143Mickey CraftUnited States42,50014
Brasilia7144Jameson PainterUnited States84,80028
Brasilia7145Jesse MartinUnited States98,20033
Brasilia7146Derek WhatleyUnited States21,4007
Brasilia7151Yury IvanouUnited States22,3007
Brasilia7152Marwan AbdelalUnited States2,1001
Brasilia7153Jason MercierUnited States36,00012
Brasilia7154Jimmy FrickeUnited States84,00028
Brasilia7155Alex KeatingUnited States10
Brasilia7161Joseph RisiUnited States84,80028
Brasilia7162Min KuUnited States65,00022
Brasilia7163Diego CordovezUnited States84,00028
Brasilia7164Paul RoyUnited States20,2007
Brasilia7166Konstantin MaslakRussia48,90016

Tags: Benny GlaserChristopher VitchDaniel NegreanuJack DuongJames ObstJason MercierJeffrey LisandroJohn RacenerJuha HelppiMike LeahRoland Israelashvili