Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Benjamin Volpe
Benjamin Volpe
David Zemel
David Zemel
David Eldridge us
David Eldridge
us 118,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 113,000
Tyler Patterson us
Tyler Patterson
us 109,500 51,000
Brett Jungblut us
Brett Jungblut
us 100,500 96,000
Dan Kelly us
Dan Kelly
us 99,300 53,300
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov
Brandon Meyers us
Brandon Meyers
us 93,200 26,500
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 90,100
Stephen Williams
Stephen Williams
Justin Cohen
Justin Cohen
87,100 6,100
Simeon Naydenov bg
Simeon Naydenov
bg 85,900
Rayan Nathan
Rayan Nathan
Jonathan Davis
Jonathan Davis
Balazs Botond hu
Balazs Botond
hu 81,000
Justin Schwartz us
Justin Schwartz
us 80,500 8,500
Daniel Boender nl
Daniel Boender
nl 80,500
Steven Michaelis
Steven Michaelis
John Cook
John Cook
Thomas Ieronimo
Thomas Ieronimo
Brian Suchand
Brian Suchand
Florian Langmann de
Florian Langmann
de 74,100
Jake Flores
Jake Flores
Jerry Anderson
Jerry Anderson

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Day 1 in the Books; Volpe - Veni, Vidi, Vici!

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Ben Volpe - the overwhelming Day 1 chip leader!
Ben Volpe - the overwhelming Day 1 chip leader!

There was no doubt in anybody’s mind that today was going to be a big day here in the Pavilion Room. Given that this was the last $1,500 event on the schedule before the Main Event, there was going to be plenty of interest from everyone – whether it was your Average Joe or Joe Cada, everyone has eyes on just one prize – the gold bracelet.

Oh, and some life-changing money, let’s not forget about that.

Nevertheless, all 3,389 players faced the Herculean challenge of conquering Day 1 of this event. By the dinner break, one man bolted out in front and coasted through to the finish – Ben Volpe.

He’s bagged up a whopping 156,200 in chips, followed by David Zemel in second place with 127,700. Bryn Kenney (113,000), David Eldridge (111,800) and Tyler Patterson (109,500) round off our top five. Others to have made it through today’s massive field include Brett Jungblut (100,500), Dan Kelly (99,300), Justin Schwartz (80,500), Nick Holbrook (70,900), Gavin Smith (46,500), Eddy Sabat (56,300), Haibo Chu (55,100), Randy Lew (15,200) and Kenny Nguyen (15,000).

Of course, with only 465 players returning for Day 2, naturally, the casualty list was always going to be looooooooong. Just some of the names to have been written into the tournament obituaries were Vanessa Selbst, Humberto Brenes, Scott Montgomery, Antonio Esfandiari, Andre Akkari, Liv Boeree, Sam Trickett and Nacho Barbero.

This concludes our broadcast day! Once again, PokerNews will be back tomorrow from 2.30pm PST (GMT -7) live from the Amazon Room to bring you all the updates, but in the meantime, please stay with us as we burn the midnight oil with both the $50,000 Player’s Championship and the $5,000 Pot Limit Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Event.

Until then, in case we don’t see you, good afternoon, good evening and goodnight!

Taguri: Ben Volpe

Three More Hands!

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal just three more hands before we wrap up for the night.

Mizzi Eliminated

Sorel Mizzi was on the button with only a one limper in front of him when he moved all in for 5,550. The blinds released, despite a short speech about the big blind's favorite hand, and the limper called. Mizzi tabled {3-Clubs} {3-Hearts} and was up against {A-Hearts} {4-Spades}.

The board ran {A-Clubs} {5-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {7-Hearts} {J-Spades} and Mizzi left the tournament area.

Sorel Mizzi ca
Sorel Mizzi
ca Eliminat

Taguri: Sorel Mizzi

Maria Ho Got Rivered

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante

A player in middle position opened the action with a raise to 2,300 followed by a reraise to 7,000 from a late position player. Maria Ho was in the big blind and moved all in for her final 10,000 chips. The original raiser got out of the way but the final opponent made the call.

Ho: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The board ran out a brutal {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and the river killed Ho's tournament life. As her opponent was offering his regrets, Ho told him not to worry and that it, "wasn't the first time that's happened this series."

"But hopefully the last," her opponent responded. Maria smiled and exited the tournament area.

Taguri: Maria Ho

Kurita KO'ed

Yu Kurita (during Event #53): eliminated
Yu Kurita (during Event #53): eliminated

As the PokerNews Live Reporting Team made the rounds through the White section of the Pavillion, we spotted a rather forlorn-looking Yu Kurita railing her Japanese countryman, Waki Waki. When we asked her what happened, the former child psychology student from Tokyo was happy to take us through her story.

Holding around 25,000 in chips, she first called a player's all-in bet with {5-}{5-} after flopping a full house on a board of {Q-}{Q-}{5-} against her opponent's {Q-}{J-}. However, another {J-} spiked on the turn to give her opponent a bigger full house and she lost almost half her stack in that hand.

She then lost another chunk of change when her {K-}{Q-} was outdrawn by another opponent's {K-}{J-Spades} when he caught running spades for a flush, then ran her {A-}{J-} into a shorter stack's {K-}{K-} before finally getting the last of her money in with {A-}{K-}, only to lose the flip for her tournament life against {3-}{3-}.

With deep runs in both this year's and last year's WSOP Ladies Events (13th and 16th place respectively), plus more than $23,000 in tournament cashes since her live tournament debut in Macau in 2010, Kurita could be a big name in the future. Watch this space!

Yu Kurita
Yu Kurita

Taguri: Yu Kurita

Jacques Chases Down Seglem

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Kirsten Seglem opened for 1,800 in late position and was called by Vincent Jacques on the button and Jennifer Leigh in the small blind. The flop came out {Q-Hearts} {4-Hearts} {5-Clubs}, Leigh checked, Seglem bet 1,700 and Jacques called. Leigh let her hand go and the turn came {5-Diamonds}. Seglem led out with 2,000 and after some short consideration Jacques called. The river came {A-Clubs} and Seglem bet 3,000. Jacques tossed in the call and Seglem was visibly not happy with the call as she tabled {10-Spades} {10-Hearts}. Jacques showed {A-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} and chased down Seglem's pair.

Taguri: Vincent JacquesKirsten SeglemJennifer Leigh

Scramble & Gamble!

• Nivel 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The cards are back in the air! A few players were bolting back to their seats, to which the tournament supervisor responded: "No running - there is a speed limit!"