2011 World Series of Poker

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

2011 World Series of Poker

Rezultate finale
Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Fond de premiere
Informaţii Nivel
60,000 / 120,000

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

Ziua 1 terminat

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Jucător Fise Progres
Doug Booth
Doug Booth
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
Yan Chen us
Yan Chen
Alexey Makarov ru
Alexey Makarov
266,200 200
David Bach us
David Bach
Vladimir Shchemelev ru
Vladimir Shchemelev
Jason Lester us
Jason Lester
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
Steve Billirakis us
Steve Billirakis
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
228,200 200
Hoi Cheung
Hoi Cheung
Huck Seed us
Huck Seed
Fabrice Soulier fr
Fabrice Soulier
Rami Boukai us
Rami Boukai
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
David Bakes Baker us
David Bakes Baker
Tristan Clemencon fr
Tristan Clemencon
Jennifer Harman us
Jennifer Harman
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
James Bord gb
James Bord

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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!

Taguri: 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

Taguri: Gus HansenSorel Mizzi

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.

Taguri: 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.

Jucător Fise Progres
Guillaume Rivet
Guillaume Rivet
170,000 55,000
Gabriel Kaplan
Gabriel Kaplan
90,000 -73,000

Taguri: Gabe KaplanGuillaume Rivet


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

Taguri: Chris KlodnickiMatt Glantz