Rack 'em, stack 'em, bag'em, and tag 'em... Day 1b of the 2008 WSOP-Europe Main Event is in the books. Approximately 97 of today's 203 starters are still in the running, with Daniel Negreanu leading the pack with nearly 145,000 in chips.
"I've got more than anyone from yesterday! Yeeeeah!" confirmed Negreanu as the last hand was dealt.
Combined with yesterday's 86 survivors, we're looking at 183 players moving on to Day 2. Joining Negreanu at the top of the leaderboard are Jamie Rosen, David "Raptor" Benefield, Sargon Ruya, and Yuval Bronshtein.
Not as fortunate were Allen Cunningham, Jeff Madsen, Jordan Morgan, Sorel Mizzi, Carlos Mortensen, Alex Jacob, Julian Thew, Mike "Timex" McDonald, Antonio Esfandiari, John Phan, Gus Hansen, and defending champion Annette "Annette_15" Obrestad.
As always, official chip counts will be posted as soon as they become available.
Join us again tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time for continuing coverage live from the floor of the Empire Casino. From London's Leicester Square, we bid you good night and good luck.
Soren Kongsgaard raised, and it seems that Ilari Sahamies made an ill-timed move, as when the table caught my attention again he was all in with against Kongsgaard's . Some help, but not enough, from the board, and with a slight grimace and a gentlemanly round of handshakes, Sahamies made his exit.
Tom Dwan raised from early position to 1,675 and found callers in the shape of Lauri Keinonen, Jamie Rosen, and Philippe Rouas in the small blind. Juha Helppi decided to ruin the party though and reraised it up to 6,500.
One by one, his opponents folded and as Helppi was raking in the pot Dwan piped up and said, "Go on show the bluff."
That's exactly what the Finn did as he flipped up !!
The player UTG+1 opened for 1,050, two middle-position players called, Gary Jones moved all in for 3,800, the UTG+1 player moved all in for 14,750, one of the middle-position players called and the other folded.
Jones' was in dire shape against and . The board ran out , the MP player's jacks holding, and Jones hit the rail with only minutes to go before we wrap for the day.