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Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Matan Krakow il
Matan Krakow
il 140,225
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 114,500
David Baker us
David Baker
us 101,350
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 90,425
Christophe Julien FR
Christophe Julien
FR 73,650
Ruben Velasco es
Ruben Velasco
es 61,650
Imed Ben Mahmoud fr
Imed Ben Mahmoud
fr 61,000
Freddy Darakjian fr
Freddy Darakjian
fr 59,425
Yann Migeon FR
Yann Migeon
FR 58,000
Xavier Capacci FR
Xavier Capacci
FR 56,250
Sylvain Ribes FR
Sylvain Ribes
FR 53,625
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 42,115 -60
Rémy Biechel FR
Rémy Biechel
FR 38,000 5,000
Giovanni Maresca IT
Giovanni Maresca
IT 35,850
Arnaud Durif FR
Arnaud Durif
FR 34,800
Yannick Bonnet FR
Yannick Bonnet
FR 34,775
Demis Hassabis gb
Demis Hassabis
gb 33,300
Edouard Mignot fr
Edouard Mignot
fr 31,975
Dominique Malpelli FR
Dominique Malpelli
FR 31,800
Erich Tedeschi FR
Erich Tedeschi
FR 30,600
Roberto Romanello gb
Roberto Romanello
gb 30,450 450
Senh Ung GB
Senh Ung
GB 30,125
Giuliano Bendinelli it
Giuliano Bendinelli
it 25,900
Yury Gulyy ru
Yury Gulyy
ru 25,850
John Tabatabai gb
John Tabatabai
gb 24,725

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Day 1 Concludes with Krakow On Top

donpeters • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Krakow looks for back-to-back final tables in this event
Krakow looks for back-to-back final tables in this event

Day 1 of Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has come to a conclusion. After a nice, late start to the day, eight levels of action are in the books. When registration closed after the dinner break, 227 players had registered. The action was fast and furious all day long, and less than a quarter of the competitors finished out the day. On top of them all was Matan Krakow with a whopping 140,225 in chips.

Krakow is no stranger to this event. Last year, he made the final table and placed fourth for €65,068. He'll certainly be looking to top that finish and has put himself in a solid position to do so with his early chip lead.

Throughout the day, many big names came and went, but none were bigger than Phil Ivey. The man so commonly referred as the greatest player in the game lasted all the way until the final level of the night before falling to the rail. On his final hand, Ivey check-raised all in on a flop of {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} against Christophe Julien. Ivey was short and Julien made the call with the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Ivey was dominated with the {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The turn was the {K-Spades} and river the {A-Hearts} to eliminate Ivey.

Others who were eliminated on the day included past WSOP gold bracelet winners Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, Timothy Adams, Dominik Nitsche and Vanessa Selbst.

Of those advancing to Day 2, Brandon Cantu, David "ODB" Baker and Jennifer Tilly all bagged up bunches. Cantu stormed into the top portion of the leader board towards he end of the night, while Baker and Tilly got off to a blistering start. Phil Hellmuth, McLean Karr, Roberto Romanello and John Tabatabai are also still in contention.

Day 2 will commence tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time. The plan is to play down to a final table, but there will also be the excitement of the money bubble bursting. The top 24 spots are set to be paid with nearly €150,000 going to the winner. Be sure to catch all the action right here on PokerNews starting then.

If you can't wait until the mid-afternoon to get your WSOP Europe fix, you can find live coverage of Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em kicking off two hours prior at noon.

Tags: Matan Krakow

Bagging and Tagging

donpeters

All tables have finished up play and the remaining players are bagging and tagging their chips. A recap of the day's action will be posted shortly. In the meantime, check out some of the notable stacks to finish out Day 1.

Matan Krakow il
Matan Krakow
il 140,225 96,725
Brandon Cantu us
Brandon Cantu
us 114,500 61,500
David Baker us
David Baker
us 101,350 26,350
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 90,425 -19,575
Sylvain Ribes FR
Sylvain Ribes
FR 53,625 7,625
Jeff Rossiter au
Jeff Rossiter
au 42,175 23,175
John Tabatabai gb
John Tabatabai
gb 24,725 725
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 21,950 -4,050
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 20,975 -7,025
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca
Marc-Andre Ladouceur
ca 16,575 -8,425
Govert Metaal nl
Govert Metaal
nl 14,900 7,900
Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 10,150 -3,850

Four More Hands

donpeters • Level 8: 250-500, 50 ante

Theclock has been paused with 10 minutes left in the level, and the tournament staff just announced that each table will play four more hands before the players bag and tag their chips for the night.

Ivey Eliminated

donpeters
Phil Ivey no more
Phil Ivey no more

Phil Ivey check-raised all in for 5,050 on the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop against Christophe Julien's bet of 1,200. Julien got a count of Ivey's stack, then tossed in the call with the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Ivey held a dominated {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}.

The turn was the {K-Spades}, and as soon as Ivey saw that hit the felt, he popped out of his chair and headed for the door, knowing he was drawing dead. The river completed the board with the {A-Hearts} and that was the end of Ivey's tournament.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us Busted

Tags: Christophe JulienPhil Ivey

Ivey Raise-Folds

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Action folded to Phil Ivey on the button and he raised to 1,000. David Baker reraised to 3,250 from the small blind and play folded back to Ivey. He snapped his cards and then tossed them into the muck, dropping back to just over 10 big blinds.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 5,300 -700

Tags: David "ODB" BakerDavid BakerPhil Ivey