Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Spittles Takes a Break From Cash to Play Six-Max

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

Ryan Spittles from the UK, a regular on the EPT Circuit, is playing in his second event of the WSOP today. He told us that he had been playing cash games “all over” Vegas and found the $2/$5 and $5/$10 games at the Wynn and Venetian particularly juicy when he could get a seat.

He broke off the conversation to play a hand, making it 75 in early position and getting a call, then watching a three-bet to 300 come from the player on the button. Spittles was the only player to call the reraise and it was checked down to the river as the board came {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. A bet of 225 from Spittles then came on fifth street, good enough to win the pot.

Ryan Spittles gb
Ryan Spittles
gb 4,875 4,875

Tagovi: Ryan Spittles

Up to 1,235

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

They field is growing and there is an overspill to the White and Black sections of the Pavilion Room. If the numbers reach 1,500, there will be an extra level added to play today.

Pavilion White is where last year’s Main Event Champion Ryan Riess is currently sitting and shivering having only come in a t-Shirt and shorts. Let’s hope the action warms him up.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 4,500 4,500
Thomas Muhlocker at
Thomas Muhlocker
at 4,500 4,500
Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 4,500 4,500
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 4,500 4,500
Greg Raymer us
Greg Raymer
us 4,500 4,500

Tagovi: Ryan Riess

Take Me To Your Leader?

[user127999] • Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

It doesn't take much to grab a spot among the chip leaders in the early going of an event here at the World Series of Poker. Stack someone in the first level and you're on top.

That's exactly what Zack Jiganti did to the player in the small blind at his table, turning aces up against that player's flopped two pair and happily calling when he shipped it in.

Zack Jiganti
Zack Jiganti
8,550 8,550

Tagovi: Zack Jiganti

Faces In The Crowd

[user127999] • Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

We spotted a few WSOP Main Event Champions in the field today, including Greg Merson, Carlos Mortensen, Greg Raymer, and last year's champ, Ryan Riess, who tweeted earlier this is his first event of the 2014 WSOP:

Ryan RiessMy relentless quest to add to the jewelry collection begins today #LFG #WSOP2014

Taking a quick look around the tournament floor in the early going, there are a number of notable players taking advantage of the extra leg room at the six-max tables, including but not limited to:

Jeremy Ausmus us
Jeremy Ausmus
us 4,500 4,500
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 4,500
Harrison Gimbel us
Harrison Gimbel
us 4,500
Steve Brecher us
Steve Brecher
us 4,500
Shane Schleger us
Shane Schleger
us 4,500
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
us 4,500
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 4,500
Andreas Hoivold no
Andreas Hoivold
no 4,500
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 4,500
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 4,500
Joe Serock us
Joe Serock
us 4,500
Todd Terry us
Todd Terry
us 4,500
Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 4,500 4,500
Burt Boutin us
Burt Boutin
us 4,500 4,500
Victor Ramdin us
Victor Ramdin
us 4,500 4,500
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 4,500 4,500
Randy Lew us
Randy Lew
us 4,500 4,500
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 4,500 4,500
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
gb 4,500 4,500
Kevin Saul us
Kevin Saul
us 4,500 4,500
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
us 4,500 4,500
Alex Bolotin us
Alex Bolotin
us 4,500 4,500
Darryll Fish us
Darryll Fish
us 4,500 4,500
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 4,500 4,500
Kevin MacPhee us
Kevin MacPhee
us 4,500

Pročitaj sve

Christmas Canceled

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

We arrived at the table to see Chris Hanley, who told the table his nickname was “Chris Cringle” and did indeed look like Santa Claus with his long bushy white beard, all in on a flop of {8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades}.

He turned over {10-Hearts}{9-Spades} for the up and down straight draw. His opponent, Zephyr Pering, turned over {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for flopped quads. The turn {q-Diamonds} and river {6-Spades} didn’t really matter and Hanley said, “What are you gonna do?” before taking his leave.

Hanley is out, but it was a nice double-up for Pering here in the first few hands.

Zephyr Pering
Zephyr Pering
9,000 9,000
Chris Hanley
Chris Hanley

Tagovi: Zephyr PeringChris Hanley

Cards in the Air

• Level 1: 25-25, 0 ante

So far 999 entrants have sat down to play as the tournament kicks off, with that number set to rise steadily as we go along.

Registration is still open up to the start of Level 7 which will come around 8 p.m. tonight.

Short-handed play will continue until three players bust from a table, so that could produce some interesting dynamics.


First Six-Handed Tournament Set To Go

Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em begins shortly at 12 p.m. here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, the first six-handed event of this year's WSOP.

Every event at the 45th annual World Series of Poker has attracted large fields so far this year. It wouldn’t be a great surprise to see this one attract a big field, too, and perhaps top the 1,069 entries from last year when John Beauprez won this event to take home $324,764 after beating Manig Loeser heads-up to win.

The six-max format of the game has become wildly popular online over the last few years, so expect some wizards to demonstrate their skills on the felt. There should be lots of juicy action as players open up their ranges and get involved in a lot more pots than in the full ring version of the game.

Players begin with 4,500 chips with blinds starting at 25/25. There are ten 60-minute levels of play scheduled for today which may increase to 11 if there are a large number of entrants. Players get a 20-minute break after every two levels and an hour dinner break after Level 6. You know the drill by now... so let’s get the cards in the air!

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be bringing you full coverage of Event #11 over the next three days, so keep it right here as the first week of the 2014 series draws to a close.

Event #11: $1,500 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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