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2011 World Series of Poker

Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship

Día 1 completado

Escrito 2011-07-03 11:08 GMT
Event #55: $50,000 Poker Player's Championship
Día 1 completado

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Doug Booth 324,600
Greg Mueller 322,700
Yan Chen 317,200
Alexey Makarov 266,200 200
David Bach 249,500
Vladimir Shchemelev 248,000
Jason Lester 245,200
Steve Sung 243,800
Steve Billirakis 239,500
David Benyamine 238,400
Barry Greenstein 236,700
Justin Bonomo 229,300
Justin Smith 228,200 200
Hoi Cheung 226,400
Huck Seed 225,000
Fabrice Soulier 224,600
Rami Boukai 220,000
218,500
Shaun Deeb 214,700
Jesse Martin 211,500
David Bakes Baker 211,100
Tristan Clemencon 207,700
Jennifer Harman 207,400
Scott Seiver 207,000
James Bord 200,000

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Booth, Mueller Lead after Day 1

• Nivel 5
Feels good to be Greg Mueller
Feels good to be Greg Mueller

Day 1 of the 2011 Poker Player's Championship is history, and after five levels of play, Doug Booth is the chip leader with 324,600 chips, and Greg "FBT" Mueller is right behind him with 322,700.

Numbers have been up at the World Series of Poker this year, and this event did not disappoint. A total of 128 players - a 10 percent increase from last year - ponied up $50,000 generating a prizepool of $6,144,000. The winner will receive $1,720,328 to go along with a shiny new bracelet and the illustrious David "Chip" Reese Memorial Trophy.

Only five of the entrants busted during Day 1. Arturo Diaz was our first victim, and was eliminated by Phil Galfond during a hand of pot-limit Omaha. Galfond had a set of queens, Diaz a set of tens, and Galfond held when the river bricked. Phil Laak was the second to bust. He got his stack in against David "ODB" Baker during deuce-to-seven triple draw. They both held {7-}{4-}{3-}{2-}, Baker paired his deuce, and Laak paired his seven, eliminating him from the tournament.

Andrew Pantling, Jani Sointula, and Eli Elezra were the other two to bust on Day 1.

For a second it looked like Daniel Negreanu was also going to hit the rail. Kid Poker sunk as low as 23,000, but battled all the way back to 65,100 chips. During his comeback, he made the nuts in a deuce-to-seven hand against Robert Williamson III who drew the second nuts on the first draw. Negreanu is very excited to still be alive, tweeting, "So h[a]ppy to still be in it. Hope to run hot from here on out!"

Surprisingly, only two former champions participated in this year's event. David Bach and Michael Mizrachi were in attendance, while Freddy Deeb and Scotty Nguyen were notably absent. Bach did very well, bagging 249,500 chips, while Mizrachi struggled and only has 8,200 chips.

While Booth and Mueller lead, there are plenty of players biting their heels including Yan Chen (317,200), David Chiu (317,000), Alexey Makarov (266,000), Jason Lester (245,200), and Steve Sung (243,800).

Play will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m. PDT, where we will play five, one hundred-minute levels. Join us then for all of your up-to-the-minute updates.

Goodnight from the Rio!

Tags/etiquetas: Doug BoothGreg Mueller

Mizzi Pushes Hansen Out

• Nivel 5

No-Limit Hold'em

Sorel Mizzi raised to 2,500 in the cutoff and Gus Hansen called from the big blind.

The flop fell {Q-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Spades} and Hansen checked. Mizzi bet 3,700, but watched Hansen pop it to 11,100. We didn't hear the amount of the exact raise to come, but Mizzi threw in a 25K chip. Hansen, though, made it 33,300 to go. Not to be outdone, Mizzi made it 45,000 to play and Hansen finally surrendered the pot.

Mizzi - Up to about 190,000
Gus - Down to about 170,000

Tags/etiquetas: Gus HansenSorel Mizzi

Deeb Doubles Through Chiu

Pot-Limit Omaha

We don’t quite know what happened but all we saw was the {K-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{K-Clubs} board and Shaun Deeb with the winning {A-Spades}{K-Spades}{J-Clubs}{5-Clubs} hand for trips over David Chiu who’s hand was already gone. Deeb’s stack was counted down and he had 77,400 total which was taken from Chiu’s stack.

Shaun Deeb 170,000 122,000
David Chiu 155,000 -85,000

Tags/etiquetas: David ChiuShaun Deeb

Number Two No Good

• Nivel 5

Robert Williamson III was on the button and raised. Daniel Negreanu was in the small blind and three-bet. George Lind was in the big blind and four-bet. Not to be outdone, Williamson capped it and both players called.

Negreanu drew two, Lind and Williamson both drew one. Negreanu had checked dark and Lind checked as well. Williamson bet, Negreanu called and Lind check-raised. Williamson made it three bets which Negreanu and Lind both called.

On the second draw, Negreanu took just one while Lind and Williamson stood pat. Negreanu checked dark again and Lind checked as well. Williamson bet out and Negreanu raised. Lind folded and Williamson called.

On the final draw both players stood pat and Negreanu bet. Williamson seemed aware that he was probably beat but made the call. He tabled {7-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} but it was no good. Negreanu had {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} to ship the pot.

Negreanu begins a comeback march with 78,000 while Williamson falls to 155,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Daniel NegreanuRobert Williamson IIIGeorge Lind

Rivet Richer

No-Limit Hold'em

Gabe Kaplan checked to Guillaume Rivet with the board reading {k-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Rivet bet 4,100, Kaplan raised to 11,200, and Rivet called.

The turn was the {a-Spades}, and Kaplan led for 22,000. Rivet called.

Both players checked when the {7-Clubs} fell on the river, and Rivet opened up {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} for top two. Kaplan mucked, and Rivet raked in the pot.

Guillaume Rivet 170,000 55,000
Gabriel Kaplan 90,000 -73,000

Tags/etiquetas: Gabe KaplanGuillaume Rivet

Chippies!

Rami Boukai 238,000 18,000
Steve Billirakis 226,000 48,000
Ashton Griffin 225,000 35,000
Jesse Martin 222,000 72,000
Gus Hansen 220,000 42,000
Abe Mosseri 215,000 70,000
Jennifer Harman 210,000 30,000
David Bakes Baker 210,000 -5,000
Dan Shak 207,000 27,000
Joe Cassidy 199,000 46,000
Scott Seiver 197,000 -13,000
Doyle Brunson 190,000 70,000
Brian Rast 186,000 46,000
John Hennigan 170,000 2,000
George Danzer 170,000
Robert Mizrachi 165,000 37,000
Richard Ashby 160,000 15,000
Chad Brown 160,000 -10,000
Josh Arieh 154,000 -36,000
Sorel Mizzi 150,000 20,000
David Benefield 145,000 15,000
John D'Agostino 145,000 -15,000
Shawn Buchanan 142,000 -3,000
Andrew Brown 140,000 10,000
Chau Giang 136,000 6,000

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Glantz Shoves Klodnicki Out

• Nivel 5

No-Limit Hold'em

We picked up the action on a {4-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop where Matt Glantz called what appeared to be a check-raise from Chris Klodnicki. The {7-Spades} hit the turn and Klodnicki checked. Glantz bet 8,500, but was met with a Klodnicki raise to 29,000. Again Glantz called, leading to the {A-Clubs} river card. Klodnicki bet 25,000, but Glantz re-raised all in.

Klodnicki sighed before giving it up, dropping to about 80,000. Glantz, meanwhile, upped his stack to about 200,000.

Tags/etiquetas: Chris KlodnickiMatt Glantz

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