2009 World Series of Poker - Event #32 - No-Limit Hold’em $2,000 - Day 1
End of Day 1 chip counts and seating assignments:
Tuesday, 16th of June 2009 01:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Action is wrapping up for the night.
The players are on the last level of the night.
Level: Ante 100
Tiffany Michelle was eliminated this hour.
JC Alvarado was also eliminated by an unknown female player. The players were all in pre flop. He held A K and the other player had A Q . The board would lay out 7 T 9 8 Q, giving her a pair of queens to his AK high.
Raymond Davis was also eliminated.
Daniel Makowsky added to his chip stack when he had a player all in on a flop of T K A. The other player held A T and he held Q T, He would need to catch a jack to end the fate of the other player. He did just that as it was a J on the turn. The river bricked as it was a 2 and another player hit the rail. Makowsky now sits at 145,000.
The tournament director announced that 2 more hand would be played when 10 minutes remained on the clock. The players will return tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. local time.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 12:00 AM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Players have returned from break. The clock reads 324 players left.
Level Ante: 100
The average chip stack in the room is 26,912
Here are a couple eliminations this round. Allen Kessler, Mike Sexton, and Kevin Saul. It appears as Maridu Mayrinck was eliminated as well.
Raymond Davis was ecstatic to tell us that he busted Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi.
David Levi ran pocket queens into pocket aces and lost some chips to his opponent.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 11:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Level Ante: 75
The average chip stack in the room is 23,783
Daniel Makowsky was able to triple up in a huge pot of 96,000. The action was all in preflop. Makowsky showed AA another player showed KK and the third player showed QQ. The board would come 6 6 J 3 2 and Makowsky wins the pot.
Theo Tran was moved next to Michael Binger.
Dennis Phillips has been moved to Allen Kessler's table. A middle position player raised to 1600. Dennis Phillips called in late position and the two players would see a flip. The flop came 5 4 K and the middle position player bets 2,000. Dennis Phillips tossed in the call. The turn came a 6 and the unknown player checks. Dennis Phillips fires 4,000 into the pot and takes it down when the other player mucks his cards.
Action was occurring at Tiffany Michelle's table. On a board of 2 2 K Q T, Michelle was seen winning a pot against Jeff Williams when she showed AK on the river.
She then gave some of those newly found chips to another opponent at the table. A player who was under the gun raised to 1600. A middle position player calls and Tiffany Michelle raises to 5,000. The initial raiser folds and the middle position player calls. The flop comes K T 5 and both players check. The turn came a 7 and both players checked again. The river was a 3 and Tiffany Michelle decides to bet 5,000 into the pot. She was instantly called. The other player showed Q Q for a pair of queens and Michelle mucked her cards.
The players took a 30 minute break while the tournament directors color up the green chips. They will return and play through level 10 tonight. The clock reads 387 players left.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 10:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Level Ante: 75
The average chip stack in the room is 20,453
Maridu Mayrinck was seen raising in late position to steal the blinds and antes. Her stack is around 16,000. She has joined David Levi's table.
David Levi was seen winning an interesting hand. There was a preflop raise by an unknown player in middle to late position. Levi was the only caller. The flop came 2 8 6 . Levi checked and the other player bet around 3,400. The turn was a K . Levi checked the action again over to the other player who increased the bet to 6700 to go. Levi called. The river was a 6 and Levi checked a final time over to the other player who fired out a bet of 11,000. Levi made the call. The player insta mucks his cards and Levi takes the pot. Although not required to show his hand, Levi turned over 3 3 for pair of threes.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 09:00 PM(Amanda Rosenfeld reporting)
Level Ante: 50
There wasn't much more action to report as players returned from dinner about 20 minutes ago.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 08:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
Dinner is almost over. Play will resume in 10 minutes with 560 players remaining in the 200/400/50 level.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 07:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
The players are working hard on eating dinner.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 06:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
Dennis Phillips has put himself in contention after winning a big pot on a solid table that included Young Phan and Kathy Liebert.
Phan limped in on the hijack and the cutoff put in a raise. Phillips called from the small blind and Phan also came along. The flop came Q 4 6 and Phillips checked. Phan checked behind and the cutoff bet 1,500. Phillips immediately shipped it in for about 10,000 and Phan called after taking some time. The cutoff thought about calling because of the good price he was getting and his short stack, but decided to fold.
Dennis turned over top pair with the A Q and Phan tabled K T for the flush draw. The turn came 6 and the river was the 9 . Phan missed and Phillips picked up the pot to climb over the 20,000 chip mark.
We're down to 730 players at the beginning of the sixth level, 150/300/25.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 05:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
Play has resumed at level 5.
Several players are low on chips, including Mike "The Mouth" Matusow and Alex Jacob, but other big names are thriving. Tiffany Michelle has over 30,000 chips, Kevin Saul has 25,000.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 04:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
We're under 1,000 players midway through level 4.
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson took down a big pot on the turn with the board reading J 3 2 7. He put 1,700 in from the small blind position, forcing his big blind opponent to fold the 4,000 chip pot.
Elky is going the wrong way on his table. He has under 4,000 chips.
Players will be going on break shortly.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 03:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
It looks like the official number is 1,534, if the board is to be trusted.
Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi has taken up residence on the table formerly occupied by Hevad Khan, and seems to have above average chips.
A battle between Poker Stars and Full Tilt is brewing On table Blue 46 as Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Marco Liesy sit just a few seats away from each other.
Ivan Demidov is doing his best to accumulate chips. After a player limped utg+1 in the 75/150 level, another player raised it to 650. Demidov bumped it up to 1750 on the button and put his head down to shield himself from the opposition. The limper folded quickly, but the other player took a fair amount of time before finally sending his cards to the muck.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 02:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
More faces have been spotted in the sea of players, with some big names using this as a warmup for the upcoming Main Event.
Erik Seidel, Dennis Phillips, David "Chino" Rheem and Jamie Gold are all plugging away at their respective tables. Gold, however, was having a rough day.
Three players limped from middle position for 100 and Jamie completed his small blind after thinking about raising. The big blind checked and five players took a flop of A K T . Gold led into the field for 500 and the original limper shoved for 1,550.
"I flopped two pair," Gold said, tossing in his call and revealing K T .
His opponent turned over Q 8 for the nut flush draw and immediately got there on the turn as the 5s rolled off. Needing a King or Ten to fill up, Gold sighed, "It's one of those days," as the 3s came on the end. Gold is now under 2,800.
Hevad Khan was seen walking down the hallway away from the Amazon Room, so it appears he has busted.
Monday, 15th of June 2009 01:00 PM(Dane Young reporting)
The clock started with 1,110 players registered for this low buy-in No-Limit Hold'em tournament, but that clearly wasn't going to hold. The number of players ticked up like clockwork through the first level as the line was out the tournament registration door. The current number of entrants is 1,474 near the end of the first level of the day, but it is likely that it will climb into at least the high 1,500s before entry is frozen.
As quickly as players were signing up, a few were likewise leaving. With just 12 minutes gone at the 25/50 level, one poor guy shoved it all in with pocket Aces on a board of K76T. His opponent snap-called him with the nuts: 98. Drawing dead, Mr. Aces wished everyone at the table good luck at walked off. Turns out 6,000 starting chips isn't enough for Aces.
The tournament is spread over all three WSOP rooms -- Amazon, Brasilia and Miranda -- and contains many faces made popular by the WSOP Main Event broadcasts. Paul Wasicka, Hevad "Rain" Khan and Tiffany Michelle are in attendance, as is Roland De Wolfe, fresh off of his "Triple Crown" and looking for more gold. Even the "Chief" is here today. Poker Pages Free School sponsored player Daniel "danrt" Tobin is getting busy on the felt as well.
It's going to be an exciting day, so stay tuned.
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