Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Ден 1a Приключил

Day 1a of the 2013 WSOP Main Event Concludes; Panesis Leads the Way

[user68268] • Ниво 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Evan Panesis
Evan Panesis

The first day of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event has come to a close, and what a way to kick off the greatest event on the face of the planet. Nearly 1,000 players took to action today, but it was Evan Panesis finishing on top of them all with 190,975 in chips. A couple hundred or so hit the rail before day's end, and official chip counts will be posted once received.

Day 1a is often known as the smallest and least star-studded of the starting days, but there were plenty of big names out in the field nonetheless. Arguably the most important player in the field today was the reigning champion Greg Merson, who delivered the "shuffle up and deal" speech before jumping in his seat for his title defense. Merson went on to finish with 81,650, giving him a very healthy stack moving forward.

Other notables in the field today were Joe Cada, Pius Heinz, Olivier Busquet, Brian Rast, Justin Bonomo, Elio Fox and Ivan Demidov, just to name a few. Heinz, the 2011 WSOP Main Event champion, was eliminated on the day when his opponent had rivered a Broadway straight against his trip sevens.

Things moved along nice and smooth in the event with not too much craziness happening, but then in the last level of the night, an insane five-way all-in pot went down on Table 443 in the Amazon Room that resulted in Mac Sohrabi winning a big main pot, Yurel Eminogla scooping a nice side pot, and the three other players being eliminated. You can read about that hand here. As if that wasn't enough fun in the final level, a three-way all-in clash was won by Brendan Flaherty over in the Orange Section of the room.

The advancing players will reconvene with those that survive from Day 1b for a joint Day 2 on Tuesday at 12 p.m. In the meantime, get some rest and come right back here tomorrow for more coverage from the 2013 WSOP Main Event right here on PokerNews. For now, we'll leave you with Lynn Gilmartin who had an exclusive invitation to the unveiling of the 2013 WSOP Main Event bracelet, valued at a whopping $500,000:

Тагове: Brendan FlahertyBrian RastElio FoxEvan PanesisGreg MersonIvan DemidovJoe CadaJustin BonomoMac SohrabiOlivier BusquetYurel Eminogla

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (Пълен)

[user80015] • Ниво 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Evan Panesis US
Evan Panesis
US 190,975 190,975
Nicholas Crisp GB
Nicholas Crisp
GB 184,075 184,075
Abdulaziz Almashal SA
Abdulaziz Almashal
SA 180,575 22,575
Sergio Castelluccio it
Sergio Castelluccio
it 175,825 52,825
Michael Wehner GB
Michael Wehner
GB 170,325 4,825
Jason Manger US
Jason Manger
US 158,150 1,650
Yucel Eminoglu tr
Yucel Eminoglu
tr 147,425 -2,875
Gal Erlichman il
Gal Erlichman
il 146,875 48,875
Scott Wesley US
Scott Wesley
US 137,075 137,075
Jon Lane us
Jon Lane
us 137,075 137,075
Max Lehmanski de
Max Lehmanski
de 136,850 -18,150
Wilfried Harig de
Wilfried Harig
de 130,400 130,400
Tomas Macnamara gb
Tomas Macnamara
gb 129,900 56,900
Matt Russell us
Matt Russell
us 129,450 129,450
Kyle Susala US
Kyle Susala
US 127,425 127,425
Patrick Renkers nl
Patrick Renkers
nl 126,750 126,750
Charles Yamaguchi BR
Charles Yamaguchi
BR 125,500 125,500
Michael Nia US
Michael Nia
US 124,400 124,400
Sami Rustom us
Sami Rustom
us 122,550 122,550
Carlo Savinelli it
Carlo Savinelli
it 116,850 116,850
Darrell Ticehurst us
Darrell Ticehurst
us 114,050 114,050
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de 113,100 43,750
Larry Wright us
Larry Wright
us 112,900 -14,100
Gilles Morihain FR
Gilles Morihain
FR 111,725 111,725
Steven Begleiter US
Steven Begleiter
US 110,725 110,725

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Crisp Wins Another

[user169806] • Ниво 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Nick Crisp has added more chips to his impressive total and is now approaching 200,000 chips.

On a {6-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{3-Spades} flop the big blind checked and Crisp tried to bet 2,000. However,he made the motion as if to check and the floor ruled he had checked. The button checked, too.

The turn was the {5-Diamonds} and the big blind led for 2,000 and only Crisp called. The river brought the {A-Diamonds} into play and the big blind checked. Crisp bet 6,000 and his opponent check-raised to 16,900. Crisp studied the board for 5-10 seconds before calling with {6-Spades}{6-Hearts} and the big blind mucked.

Nick Crisp
Nick Crisp
190,000 29,000

Тагове: Nick Crisp

Four More Hands

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The Tournament Director has announced that there will be just four more hands remaining in today's flight.

Bags of Chips

[user169806] • Ниво 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Jamie Rosen us
Jamie Rosen
us 79,600
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de 79,000 58,400
Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 74,300 17,700
Elio Fox us
Elio Fox
us 73,800 -12,200
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 73,500 5,500
Kevin Vandersmissen be
Kevin Vandersmissen
be 66,000 8,000
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 61,150 38,850
Dan Fleyshman us
Dan Fleyshman
us 60,300 18,050
Luca Pagano it
Luca Pagano
it 50,400 -7,600
Ben Wilinofsky ca
Ben Wilinofsky
ca 48,700 -2,300
Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 48,000 8,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 44,000 -8,000
Toni Judet ro
Toni Judet
ro 39,400 -600
Mel Judah au
Mel Judah
au 32,000 -7,000
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
us 31,700 14,300
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 30,025 -15,975
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 23,825 2,525
Tony Dunst us
Tony Dunst
us 23,625 -13,075
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 20,100 2,100
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 17,075 -4,375
Josh Brikis us
Josh Brikis
us 16,600 -22,200
Vicky Coren GB
Vicky Coren
GB 15,550 -10,050
Andras Kovacs hu
Andras Kovacs
hu 10,800 3,400
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 8,500 700

Wehner Climbing

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Michael Wehner
Michael Wehner

Following a raise to 1,100 and a call from the lo-jack, Michael Wehner three-bet to 3,250 from the button. Both his opponent's made the call before checking the {J-Spades}{9-Spades}{4-Spades} flop to Wehner.

After taking a few moments to deliberate, Wehner dropped in a bet of 4,150 to prompt two quick folds as Wehner collected the pot to move to 157,000 in chips.

Michael Wehner GB
Michael Wehner
GB 157,000 157,000

Тагове: Michael Wehner

Almashal Hits the River

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Abdulaziz Almashal
Abdulaziz Almashal

When we arrived at the table, a flop of {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Spades} was in the middle of the table and Abdulaziz Almashal had 8,000 in front of him. His opponent had shoved all in for 23,050, and Almashal tank-called. Almashal had the {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}, and his opponent held the {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}.

The turn was the {3-Hearts} and the river the {10-Diamonds}. With the ten on the river, Almashal smashed a full house and won the pot. He eliminated his opponent and moved to 158,000 in chips.

Abdulaziz Almashal SA
Abdulaziz Almashal
SA 158,000 34,500

Тагове: Abdulaziz Almashal

Justice is Blind

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Brendan Flaherty
Brendan Flaherty

We just heard the tell tale signs of a bad beat in progress, as one player screamed out in exultation in one moment, before crying out in anguish when the river card fell.

Brendan Flaherty, meanwhile, shot out of his chair in unadulterated joy, pumping his fist and knocking his chair over as he celebrated what has to be one of the more improbable victories of the day.

According to multiple sources at the table, the drama began when a short-stacked player moved all in over the top of a 1,000 opening raise, putting his last 7,000 at risk. Another player decided to isolate in position, and he reraised all in for 20,000, putting the action on Flaherty.

The boisterous Flaherty checked his cards and snapped off with a call, putting the majority of his own chips at risk in the process. With three players all in for their tournament lives, we arrived to see the most of the players at the table stand as one, expecting to witness a momentous showdown of premium hands.

Short-Stack Raiser: {9-Hearts}{9-Spades}
Isolation Raiser: {A-}{Q-Spades}
Flaherty: {10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}

While both of his opponents showed up with the goods, Flaherty went to war with a cap gun against two cannons. The dealer burned and turned one card, before revealing the players' destinies with the flash of three board cards.

Flop: {j-Clubs}{5-Spades}{7-Spades}

The short-stacked player had survived the flop, and his pocket pair was in the lead in its race against the overcards. Flaherty, meanwhile, was left grasping for straws, as his ragged hand failed to connect in any meaningful way.

Turn: {4-Spades}

With a third spade on board, the ace-queen added a slew of additional outs, while Flaherty's slim draw was drawn and quartered, leaving him with only non-spade tens, eights, and threes as potential saviors.

River: {8-Hearts}

Just like that, a blind squirrel found his nut in the form of a backdoor straight, while two players were eliminated from the Main Event in particularly brutal fashion.

For his part, Flaherty explained that he misread his hand, thinking he held {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} rather than a three-gap unsuited connector. Despite this lapse in vision, Flaherty can now see a seat at Day 2 on the horizon, as he has built a healthy stack with just thirty minutes to play here tonight.

"Can I just go home now?," Flaherty wondered aloud, seemingly oblivious to the fact that he had nearly stamped that ticket just minutes before.

Brendan Flaherty US
Brendan Flaherty
US 103,500 103,500

Тагове: Brendan Flaherty