Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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D’Alesandro Dominates Day 1 in the Latest $1,000 No-Limit

[user127999] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chip Leader Dave D'Alesandro
Chip Leader Dave D'Alesandro

As usual, the latest $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em event drew a massive field to the Rio Sunday.

By the time registration closed, a grand total of 2,043 had signed up for the budget bracelet event. But as quick as they came into the Pavilion and Brasilia Rooms, the faster the masses dusted off the rather paltry 3,000-chip starting stacks and the field was cut to 215 and in the money just 20 minutes into the day’s last level.

Two players busted on the same hand to split 216th-place money and avoid the heartbreak of the bubble with their piece of an $1,875 score, leaving the rest of the field to chase the healthy $335,659 and World Series of Poker gold bracelet that awaits the winner here.

The post-bubble line up at the payouts cage then got longer and longer as short stacks shoved in the money. By the time the level was finally through, just 168 players remained headed into tomorrow’s Day 2.

Some big names built some big stacks today including the legendary eight-time WSOP bracelet winner Erik Seidel, 2004 WSOP Main Event runner-up David Williams, 2013 WSOP Main Event finalist JC Tran, and 2012 $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em bracelet winner Dominik Nitsche.

Several other recognizable figures also built towers of checks, including 2010 WSOP Main Event finalists Soi Nguyen and Jason Senti, WSOP bracelet winner James Mackey and WPT Player of the Year Mukul Pahuja.

The first two players over the 100,000-chip mark included David D’Alesandro and Simon Lam, the latter of whom got the best of WSOP circuit god Dwyte Pilgrim to snatch the sizable stack he spent most of the day building.

Lam slowed down a little after that, but D’Alesandro did not, busting player after player on the way to a chip-leading 154,400 stack.

Play will resume at 1 p.m. inside the Amazon Room tomorrow with hopes of reaching the final table. Check back with PokerNews Live Updates early and often to follow all the action.

Tagovi: Dave D'AlesandroDavid WilliamsDominik NitscheDwyte PilgrimErik SeidelJames MackeyJason SentiJC TranMukul PahujaSoi Nguyen

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pun)

[user249920] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
us
Dave D'Alesandro
us 154,400
us
Bronson Tucker
us 108,700 700
US
David Lucchesi
US 107,300
Jonathan Neckar
98,300
us
Thayer Rasmussen
us 91,200
US
Zo Karim
US 88,100
Jeffrey Flannery
87,700
Christophe Gross
86,000
us
Soi Nguyen
us 83,700
bd
Vasil Medarov
bd 83,100
us
Erik Seidel
us 80,600
de
Dominik Nitsche
de 79,200
us
Simon Lam
us 78,000 -800
Timothy Emmerton
76,000
us
JC Tran
us 74,700
us
Jeff Sluzinski
us 74,600 -7,400
Joseph Stachowiak
72,500
US
Lance Harris
US 71,700
Shawn Keller
67,800
us
Jason Senti
us 67,100
us
Mukul Pahuja
us 64,800
Vincent Maglio
64,000
GB
David Burt
GB 63,800
us
Hunter Frey
us 62,500
us
Fausto Saucedo
us 62,400 -8,100

Pročitaj sve

Tagovi: Byron Kaverman

Harris Doubles on Last Hand

[user249920] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Lance Harris opened to 2,200 from the cutoff, and Baruch Thaler three-bet to 7,800 from the small blind. Harris pushed all in for 35,000, and Thaler called.

Thaler: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Harris: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Harris' jacks held up as the community came {6-Spades}{8-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{9-Spades}, and he got a nice going-away present before bagging up.

US
Lance Harris
US 71,700 50,800

Tagovi: Lance HarrisBaruch Thaler

Stack Sizes

[user127999] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Below is a selection of end of the day chip counts:

us
Dave D'Alesandro
us 154,400 49,400
us
Bronson Tucker
us 108,000 108,000
us
Thayer Rasmussen
us 91,200 57,200
US
Zo Karim
US 88,100 16,500
us
Soi Nguyen
us 83,700 39,700
us
Erik Seidel
us 80,600 -15,400
de
Dominik Nitsche
de 79,200 4,200
us
Simon Lam
us 78,800 -31,200
us
JC Tran
us 74,700 32,700
us
Jason Senti
us 67,100 24,700
us
Mukul Pahuja
us 64,800 64,800
us
David Williams
us 50,000 -21,000
us
Jason Koon
partypoker Ambassador
us 25,900 13,900
FR
gabriel nassif
FR 6,600 -2,400

Theo Tran Busto

[user249920] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Theo Tran just collected a payout ticket from the tournament director's desk.

us
Theo Tran
us Out

Got Five On It

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Dealers will fire off five more hands before play finishes for the night.