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Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Nacho Barbero Bags Nearly 10 Starting Stacks to Kick Off Final $5K of WSOP

BrettC • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

Though it seems like mere days ago that the 2017 World Series of Poker got underway, July has almost arrived, and with it, the last $5K of the summer at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em kicked off Thursday and drew 623 players, of which about 248 survived the 10-level day.

At the top of the chip counts is a mix of recognizable and less heralded names. Nacho Barbero (230,300) and Juha Helppi (193,200) are already known to many poker fans after having won major titles and piled up millions in live cashes. Meanwhile David Coleman (205,200) and Carlos Chang (197,600) are seeking to build their stars with big wins in an event that will pay $618,285 to the winner.

Matt Berkey (165,500), Michael Mizrachi (148,900), Olivier Busquet (144,000), Dietrich Fast (94,500), Ari Engel (91,100) and Dzmitry Urbanovich (47,600) also made it on to Day 2.

It wasn't a banner day for everyone taking a seat in the Amazon Room, of course. Plenty of notable players fell by the wayside during the course of play, including Kenny Hallaert, Justin Bonomo, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Faraz Jaka and Chris Ferguson.

Ferguson has been making a run for WSOP Player of the Year honors, much to the chagrin of many players and fans. However, his chance to gain any points in this event ended late in the day when he reshipped 14 big blinds over a raise and failed to hold with pocket queens against ace-ten.

Those who did advance return Friday at noon. They'll be playing 600/1,200/200, and you can find coverage throughout the day here on PokerNews.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7021Cheng LiuChina87,40073
Brasilia7022Alex MininghamUnited States24,50020
Brasilia7023Fred BergerUnited States13,00011
Brasilia7024Raymond LangbraatenNorway158,700132
Brasilia7025Mike WatsonCanada128,100107
Brasilia7026Miguel SeoaneUnited States23,60020
Brasilia7027Simon MattssonUnited States15,40013
Brasilia7028Huidong GuMacau63,50053
Brasilia7029Taylor von KriegenberghUnited States61,40051
Brasilia7032Jeff GrossUnited States49,00041
Brasilia7033Alexander FarahiUnited States52,20044
Brasilia7034Shane SmithUnited States44,70037
Brasilia7035Aymon HataUnited States40,60034
Brasilia7036Chris HunichenUnited States102,70086
Brasilia7037Mike VanierUnited States64,50054
Brasilia7038Andy SpearsUnited States49,10041
Brasilia7039Ravi RaghavanUnited States57,60048
Brasilia7041Joseph MarchalUnited States21,70018
Brasilia7042Martin StaszkoCzech Republic75,10063
Brasilia7043Jacob BazeleyUnited States59,00049
Brasilia7044Kelly MinkinUnited States96,70081
Brasilia7046Michael TureniecSweden49,60041
Brasilia7047Joshua HillockUnited States38,10032
Brasilia7049Federico ButteroniItaly47,20039
Brasilia7051Ryan DrosselUnited States39,70033
Brasilia7052Ken FishmanUnited States50,00042
Brasilia7053DID NOT REPORT 2United States10
Brasilia7054Keven StammenUnited States104,40087
Brasilia7055Kenneth FigueredoUnited States12,80011
Brasilia7056Lauren RobertsUnited States44,70037
Brasilia7058Thomas BoivinBelgium100,90084
Brasilia7059Tony RubertoUnited States48,50040
Brasilia7061Frank StepuchinUnited States65,70055
Brasilia7062Terry FanTaiwan27,10023
Brasilia7063Adam GeyerUnited States63,50053
Brasilia7064Alfie AdamUnited Kingdom26,70022
Brasilia7065Donis AgnelliIT184,600154
Brasilia7066Mustapha KanitItaly70,00058
Brasilia7067Dietrich FastIreland94,50079
Brasilia7068Arkadiy TsinisUnited States107,70090
Brasilia7069Luis VeladorUnited States42,50035
Brasilia7071Huihan WuUnited States43,50036
Brasilia7072Jim CarrollUnited States70,30059
Brasilia7073Sixiao LiChina47,50040
Brasilia7074Simon LamUnited States117,60098
Brasilia7075Dominik WagnerGermany132,700111
Brasilia7076Daniel DizenzoUnited States99,30083
Brasilia7077Tom McCormickUnited States52,70044
Brasilia7078Bryan PiccioliUnited States43,10036
Brasilia7079Steve FouttyUnited States103,10086
Brasilia7081Lisa HamiltonUnited States53,90045
Brasilia7082Robert BrobynUnited States42,00035
Brasilia7083Taylor BlackUnited States46,90039
Brasilia7084Maria HoUnited States19,40016
Brasilia7085Yaron Zeev MalkiIsrael99,20083
Brasilia7086Daniel ZackUnited States52,40044
Brasilia7087Pablo Fernandez CampoUnited Kingdom22,80019
Brasilia7088Robert PeacockUnited States18,70016
Brasilia7089James CavanaughUnited States34,40029
Brasilia7091Pratyush BuddigaUnited States72,00060
Brasilia7092George KonkleUnited States24,70021
Brasilia7093Richard LoweUnited States53,10044
Brasilia7094Nathan WeedUnited States28,80024
Brasilia7095Craig McCorkellUnited States52,20044
Brasilia7096Li FuChina63,20053
Brasilia7097Ayman QutamiUnited States10,0008
Brasilia7098Ryan LaplanteUnited States49,70041
Brasilia7099Aleks DimitrovBulgaria92,80077
Brasilia7101Onur UnsalUnited States83,70070
Brasilia7102Adrian AttenboroughAustralia51,70043
Brasilia7103Aditya AgarwalCanada135,000113
Brasilia7104Samuel GanzfriedUnited States22,40019
Brasilia7105James HughesUnited States56,50047
Brasilia7106Calvin AndersonUnited States72,20060
Brasilia7107Damian SalasArgentina95,30079
Brasilia7108Jonathan ThermeFrance83,40070
Brasilia7109Tim WestUnited States64,80054
Brasilia7111Martin KabrhelCzech Republic53,50045
Brasilia7112Steven TabbUnited States40,30034
Brasilia7113Steven MccartneyUnited States27,00023
Brasilia7114Henry FewsterUnited Kingdom53,40045
Brasilia7115Ari EngelUnited States91,10076
Brasilia7116Kayhan MolaciTurkey25,40021
Brasilia7117Zorlu ErTurkey108,60091
Brasilia7118Bahar MusaBulgaria23,90020
Brasilia7119Jason PritchardAustralia108,50090
Brasilia7121Benoit LamFrance27,00023
Brasilia7122Kework BesiktasliyanIreland60,80051
Brasilia7123Greg MersonUnited States21,90018
Brasilia7124Markus GonsalvesUnited States51,10043
Brasilia7125Juha HelppiFinland193,200161
Brasilia7126Ivan LucaArgentina23,70020
Brasilia7127Fiodor MartinoItaly51,60043
Brasilia7128Allen PockUnited States90,70076
Brasilia7129Jeff HakimLebanon55,10046
Brasilia7131Jose TavaresUnited States50,00042
Brasilia7132Anatoly FilatovUnited States82,00068
Brasilia7133Ognjen SekularacGermany66,50055
Brasilia7134Herb MontalbanoUnited States41,40035
Brasilia7135Eric BlairUnited States14,00012
Brasilia7136Chad LayneUnited States131,700110
Brasilia7137Mark RabkinUnited States71,90060
Brasilia7138Fernando BritoGermany38,50032
Brasilia7139Mark ScacewaterUnited States22,00018
Brasilia7141Greg JenningsUnited States55,30046
Brasilia7142Brett ShafferUnited States15,00013
Brasilia7143Favio GandelmanUnited States40,10033
Brasilia7144Nacho BarberoCanada230,300192
Brasilia7145Adam WhiteUnited States88,80074
Brasilia7147Kenneth SmaronUnited States83,00069
Brasilia7148Olivier BusquetUnited States144,000120
Brasilia7149Marton CzuczorHungary82,10068
Brasilia7151Anton AstapauLatvia24,40020
Brasilia7152Georgios SotiropoulosGreece138,600116
Brasilia7153Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong35,20029
Brasilia7154Kristofer HomerdingUnited States34,70029
Brasilia7155Ramon SorgattoBrazil91,00076
Brasilia7156Darren RabinowitzUnited States67,10056
Brasilia7157Thomas LutzUnited States59,30049
Brasilia7158Natasha MercierUnited States24,40020
Brasilia7159Robert HankinsUnited States60,50050
Brasilia7161Till KollenderGermany80,90067
Brasilia7162Erich GmurUnited States29,20024
Brasilia7163Thomas MillerUnited States41,60035
Brasilia7164Peter BragliaUnited States95,60080
Brasilia7165Ken EinigerUnited States45,50038
Brasilia7166Haixia ZhangUnited States43,50036
Brasilia7167Bart HansonUnited States73,80062
Brasilia7168Davidi KitaiUnited States16,90014
Brasilia7169Zhaoxing WangUnited States62,80052
Brasilia7171Kristina HolstUnited States49,30041
Brasilia7172Pascal HartmanGermany35,20029
Brasilia7173Tong LiChina50,00042
Brasilia7174Ronald ConnorUnited States43,90037
Brasilia7175Feng ZhouChina78,70066
Brasilia7176Jason MercierUnited States131,900110
Brasilia7177Stuart GelwargUnited States47,50040
Brasilia7178Romain LewisFrance33,10028
Brasilia7179David ColemanUnited States205,200171
Brasilia7181Farhad JamasiUnited States64,10053
Brasilia7182Justin LibertoUnited States87,70073
Brasilia7183Mitchell WatsonAustralia4,0003
Brasilia7184Jean-Pascal SavardUnited States56,10047
Brasilia7185Jerry OdeenGreece10,7009
Brasilia7186Justin AdamsUnited States74,30062
Brasilia7187Ivan DeyraFrance15,80013
Brasilia7188Joao VieiraPortugal54,00045
Brasilia7189Joel EttedgiUnited Kingdom15,00013
Brasilia7191Jonathan ConcepcionSpain58,20049
Brasilia7192Paul VolpeUnited States32,90027
Brasilia7193Walter TreccarichiCanada41,80035
Brasilia7194Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom126,600106
Brasilia7195Dmitry YurasovRussia35,50030
Brasilia7196Sergio CabreraGreece84,20070
Brasilia7197Christian RudolphGermany37,90032
Brasilia7198Michael OsullivanIreland80,20067
Brasilia7199Andrew WilmotUnited States65,30054
Brasilia7201Claas SegebrechtHungary100,30084
Brasilia7202Chun YamUnited Kingdom107,70090
Brasilia7203Pete ChenTaiwan170,000142
Brasilia7204Sean GetzwillerUnited States28,80024
Brasilia7205Guy ParienteFrance23,50020
Brasilia7206Joseph ElpayaaUnited States51,40043
Brasilia7207Andy ParkUnited States38,70032
Brasilia7208Maria LampropulosArgentina49,20041
Brasilia7209Raul Martinez RequenaUnited Kingdom40,40034
Brasilia7211Daniel HoulbrookUnited States53,70045
Brasilia7212Jesse YaginumaUnited States48,70041
Brasilia7213Carlos ChangTaiwan197,600165
Brasilia7214Jonathan LittleUnited States99,10083
Brasilia7215Niklas AstedtSweden41,30034
Brasilia7216Michael Delvecchio IIIUnited States87,80073
Brasilia7217Giuseppe PantaleoGermany67,40056
Brasilia7218Chris KlodnickiUnited States93,50078
Brasilia7219Cate HallUnited States42,90036
Brasilia7221DID NOT REPORT 1United States36,00030
Brasilia7222Brent HanksUnited States29,40025
Brasilia7223David KelseyUnited States34,30029
Brasilia7224Kiryl RadzivonauRussia73,40061
Brasilia7225Matt BerkeyUnited States165,500138
Brasilia7226Mark ZulloUnited States110,00092
Brasilia7227Ty ReimanUnited States68,50057
Brasilia7228Zhong WangUnited States60,40050
Brasilia7229Julian StuerGermany157,600131
Brasilia7231Remy BiechelFrance40,50034
Brasilia7232Philip TomUnited States75,60063
Brasilia7233Saurabh PatelUnited States70,30059
Brasilia7234Dong ZhaoChina100,80084
Brasilia7235Stephen CartnerCanada109,80092
Brasilia7236Joshua BeckleyUnited States69,70058
Brasilia7237Pierre NeuvilleBelgium53,50045
Brasilia7238Xuming QiChina22,80019
Brasilia7239Joshua GordonUnited States44,80037
Brasilia7241Laurent PolitoFrance84,50070
Brasilia7242Fumimasa HirasawaJapan39,50033
Brasilia7243Jay SharonUnited States24,60021
Brasilia7244Daniel FischerUnited States37,50031
Brasilia7245Nick SchulmanUnited States98,40082
Brasilia7246Gil MorgenszternAustralia72,00060
Brasilia7247Andrew RyanUnited States16,70014
Brasilia7248Edouard EchinardUnited States63,20053
Brasilia7249Adrien DelmasUnited Kingdom23,20019
Brasilia7251Kane KalasUnited States53,50045
Brasilia7252[Removed:14]United States104,40087
Brasilia7253Dzmitry UrbanovichPoland47,60040
Brasilia7254Hoan NguyenUnited States57,40048
Brasilia7255Robert HendersonUnited States11,3009
Brasilia7256Yin LiuChina93,30078
Brasilia7257Manig LoeserGermany27,90023
Brasilia7258Greg BuonocoreUnited States55,70046
Brasilia7259Norberto KornGermany29,30024
Brasilia7261Lev MilmanUnited States24,60021
Brasilia7262Akash MalikGermany28,60024
Brasilia7263Yaxi ZhuChina135,500113
Brasilia7264Bertrand RosiqueFrance42,40035
Brasilia7265Yunsheng SunChina35,00029
Brasilia7266Babak BadkoubeiUnited States63,80053
Brasilia7267Matt AffleckUnited States69,80058
Brasilia7268Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada102,40085
Brasilia7269Andy HwangUnited States125,000104
Brasilia7271Isaac BaronUnited States37,40031
Brasilia7272Alexander IvarssonSweden116,20097
Brasilia7273Michael MizrachiUnited States148,900124
Brasilia7274Philip LeibowUnited States21,00018
Brasilia7275Bradley SniderUnited States28,50024
Brasilia7276Peter RobinsonUnited Kingdom47,20039
Brasilia7277Kunal PatniUnited States85,60071
Brasilia7278Jimmy GuerreroFrance54,00045
Brasilia7279Ardit KurshumiUnited States22,40019
Brasilia7281Jan Eric SchwippertGermany63,50053
Brasilia7282Ankush MandaviaUnited States30,40025
Brasilia7283Danny WongUnited States71,30059
Brasilia7284Matthew GreenwaldUnited States13,40011
Brasilia7285Jeffrey EpsteinUnited States19,20016
Brasilia7286Matt StoutUnited States82,30069
Brasilia7287Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom35,50030
Brasilia7288Artem MetalidiIreland55,90047
Brasilia7289Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom70,00058
Brasilia7291Matt SalsbergUnited States37,10031
Brasilia7292Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom114,70096
Brasilia7293Didier GuerinUnited States16,20014
Brasilia7294Quang NgoUnited States30,10025
Brasilia7295Manuel MutkeGermany51,30043
Brasilia7296Felix BleikerSwitzerland34,00028
Brasilia7297Mike SowersUnited States114,90096
Brasilia7298Gary KlionskyUnited States14,60012
Brasilia7299Steve KarpUnited States48,90041

Tags: Chris FergusonNacho Barbero

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 230,300 300
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 205,200 17,200
Carlos Chang tw
Carlos Chang
tw 197,600 2,600
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 193,200 -6,800
Donis Agnelli it
Donis Agnelli
it 184,600
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 170,000 170,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 165,500 98,500
Raymond Langbraaten NO
Raymond Langbraaten
NO 158,700
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 157,600 40,600
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 148,900 70,900
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 144,000 74,000
Georgios Sotiropoulos gr
Georgios Sotiropoulos
gr 138,600 50,600
Yaxi Zhu CN
Yaxi Zhu
CN 135,500
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 135,000 60,000
Dominik Wagner DE
Dominik Wagner
DE 132,700
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 131,900 42,900
Chad Layne us
Chad Layne
us 131,700 131,700
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 128,100 4,100
Conor Beresford gb
Conor Beresford
gb 126,600
Andy Hwang us
Andy Hwang
us 125,000 35,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 117,600 2,600
Alexander Ivarsson se
Alexander Ivarsson
se 116,200 -35,800
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 114,900 69,300
Benjamin Heath gb
Benjamin Heath
gb 114,700
[Removed:153] SE
SE 111,500

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Engel Avoids All Outs in the World; Knocks Out Aron

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Thomas Boivin raised from an early position and lojack Ari Engel came up with a three-bet, making it 7,800. The action stopped at Michael Aron, who cold-four-bet shoved his 29,500.

Boivin got out of the way, but Engel wanted to know the count. He wasn't entirely convinced about calling, but eventually threw in the chips to accept the race.

Michael Aron: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Ari Engel {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The {J-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{2-Hearts} was a huge teaser for Aron, who now had a ton of options to get ahead, albeit his striaght draw was largely blocked by Engel's tens. The {2-Diamonds} turn discarded Aron's remaining straight out, but he still hoped for a heart or any ace and king. None of that emerged on the river as the {J-Spades} kept Engel's hand out front.

Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 85,000 33,000
Michael Aron
Michael Aron

Tags: Ari EngelMichael Aron

Stammen Rocketing Up the Counts

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Keven Stammen bet 22,000 from middle position on a completed board of {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, and a player in the cutoff made the call. Stammen rolled over {j-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for a flush. He's now well past 100,000 and appears to be on a late surge.

Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 116,000 72,000

Tags: Keven Stammen

Chris Ferguson Eliminated

poolshir • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chris Ferguson
Chris Ferguson

Samuel Ganzfried raised to 2,300 from mid-position and action folded to Chris Ferguson in the big blind. Ferguson shoved all-in for his remaining chips. Ganzfried asked for a count, the dealer counted the chips and said it was 14,400. Ganzfried took some time to think and then decided to call.

Samuel Ganzfried: {A-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Chris Ferguson: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {J-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{9-Spades}8s] - Ganzfried flopped an ace to give him a higher pair and knock Ferguson out of the tournament.

Samuel Ganzfried us
Samuel Ganzfried
us 61,000 61,000
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us Busted

Tags: Chris Ferguson

Jaffee Out in a Flip

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Jared Jaffee had what appeared to be a four-bet of about 20,000 in front of him for nearly all of his chips in a hijack-versus-cutoff battle. His opponent moved all in after some thought, and Jaffee called off his last couple of thousand.

Jaffee: {8-Spades}{8-Clubs}
Cutoff: {a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}

The {10-Spades}{2-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} board was safe enough for Jaffee, but the {a-Spades} river did him in.

Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
us Busted

Tags: Jared Jaffee

Reilly Busts to Hanson

Jan_Kores • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Tim Reilly and Bart Hanson were both among the early birds who showed up right before the 11 a.m. start.

While they originally played at different tables, the shuffling from breaking tables brought them together. Hanson and Reilly were sitting next to each other until a few moments ago when Hanson made more room for himself.

Reilly was maneuvering a short stack, putting his remaining chips in with the {J-Spades}{10-Clubs}. He couldn't run into much worse hand than Hanson's {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}.

The board was harmless for the jacks, and Reilly left the tournament area.

Bart Hanson us
Bart Hanson
us 70,000 19,500
Tim Reilly us
Tim Reilly
us Busted

Tags: Bart HansonTim Reilly

Kabrhel Eliminates Hallaert

mnuwwarah • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Martin Kabrhel shoved all in from early position for 15,400. Action folded to Kenny Hallaert, and he shoved in for less — 15,000 exactly. Everyone else folded.

Kabrhel: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Hallaert: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Kabrhel took command on the {j-Spades}{k-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop, added a second pair on the {a-Spades} turn, and faded a queen on the {6-Hearts} river to bust the 2016 November Niner.

Martin Kabrhel cz
Martin Kabrhel
cz 33,000 19,800
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be Busted

Tags: Kenny HallaertMartin Kabrhel