Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Дни
123

Janette Zawecki, Welcome to Poker, Circa 2013

[user253757] • Ниво 9: 300-600, 75 ante

With the flop reading {4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Hearts}, Janette Zawecki was faced with a bet of 6,600 from an unknown opponent. After thinking for only a few seconds, Zawecki moved all-in over the top for about 10,000 more holding {K-}{J-}.

Her opponent counted out the requisite calling chips and thought things through, before eventually rolling them into the pot and revealing {K-}{Q-} for no pair/no draw.

Zawecki was visibly surprised at having been called down so lightly, but the {10-Spades} on the turn gave her pause. With a backdoor straight draw now in play, she was at risk of being victimized by a senseless suckout, but the {7-Clubs} on the river could not harm her, and she earned a well deserved double.

In Bocca al Lupo

[user253757] • Ниво 9: 300-600, 75 ante

As is the case in every large field, low buy-in event here at the WSOP, friends and supporters have taken to the rail to root for their favored players.

We recently met a gregarious man named Ugur Kara, who was sweating every hand that his friend Franco Vaccaro Notte was involved in. Kara explained that he and Vaccaro Notte have attended the WSOP every year since 2007, exclusively playing No-Limit Hold'em events, as well as the Rio's Daily Deepstack series.

It is because of players like Kara, who also competed today in Day 1 action, and his friend that the WSOP is so wildly successful year after, because without their enthusiasm and passion there would be no game for the pros to play.

Kara proudly explained that Vaccaro Notte was likely the last Sicilian left in the field, and while he is currently nursing a short stack, hopes to push a few buttons in the next level and start earning for the family.

Franco Vaccaro Notte
Franco Vaccaro Notte
7,400

On the Level

[user253757] • Ниво 9: 300-600, 75 ante

The tournament staff has just informed the field that we will be playing for an additional hour tonight, as Level 11 has been added to the slate.

With this news, it is entirely possible that we may play down to the money bubble, as the last 198 players will earn a cash of at least $2,774 in this event.

What's Past is Prologue

[user253757] • Ниво 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Dan Kelly Trying for his Third WSOP Final Table of 2013 Here on Day 1
Dan Kelly Trying for his Third WSOP Final Table of 2013 Here on Day 1

With the tables collapsing as players are eliminated, many of our remaining pros have found themselves seated near players they have encountered in the past.

Dan Kelly and Erick Lindgren are now seated 1-2 at their table, and with a member of the old guard doing battle with one of poker's young phenoms, there are sure to be fireworks in the Silver section.

We will be sure to keep you abreast of any developments between these two, as Lindgren tries to continue his hot year with a deep WSOP run, and Kelly tries to make his third final table of the series.

Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 42,500 3,725
Erick Lindgren us
Erick Lindgren
us 14,750 -7,425
Ниво:
9
Блайндове:
300/600
Анте:
75

Backbreaker

[user253757] • Ниво 8: 200-400, 50 ante

The remaining 429 players have retaken their seats and the cards are back in the air.

Breaking Bad

[user253757] • Ниво 8: 200-400, 50 ante

The players have stood to stretch as we enter the latest 20-minute break of the night.

It's Alive... Alive!

[user253757] • Ниво 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Andy Frankenberger Has Emerged as One of Day 1's Chip Leaders
Andy Frankenberger Has Emerged as One of Day 1's Chip Leaders

Andy Frankenberger just dragged a huge pot his way, and with it, Cassandra McCarville's first chance at WSOP glory.

According to Frankenberger, he raise-called with {2-}{2-} and the flop fell as pretty as a picture: {2-}{4-}{7-}. He had flopped his set, and after McCarville bet the turn and river with {K-}{K-}, her stack was shipped to Frankenberger.

While McCarville no doubt hoped to extend her first WSOP bracelet event to a second day, losing to a former WSOP and WPT champion is nothing to feel ashamed of, as Frankenberger has knocked plenty of people out in his day.

Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 62,000 28,175

Pfeifer Pilfers With Aces

[user253757] • Ниво 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Stuart Pfeifer just doubled his stack in the sweetest spot a poker player can encounter: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} against an underpair.

In this case, Pfeifer's opponent had {J-}{J-}, and when the final board came {q-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}, his top set was best.

Pfeifer now sits with an above average stack, as we inch ever closer to the end of this first day of play.

Stuart Pfeifer US
Stuart Pfeifer
US 39,500

Frank Kassela Steamrolling In Search of Third Bracelet

[user253757] • Ниво 8: 200-400, 50 ante
Frank Kassela (Seen Here in Earlier WSOP Action)
Frank Kassela (Seen Here in Earlier WSOP Action)

We noticed a huge brick of neatly stacked chips, with two clean towers each holding twenty of the yellow T1000 tournament chips, and found out that the owner was none other that two-time WSOP bracelet winner Frank Kassela.

You may remember Kassela from ESPN's televised coverage of the 2010 Main Event, where he made a deep run before ultimately finishing in 674th place, or his appearance at the $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em final table in 2005, which was eventually won by Johnny Chan.

Kassela is one of the best professional tournament players that escapes public notice, but with over $2.2 million in live earnings on the circuit, and the chip lead here late on Day 1, he is definitely a threat to make another bracelet run in this event.

Frank Kassela us
Frank Kassela
us 78,000