Event #65: $10,000 Main Event

Politano Heads to Dinner With a Fat Stack, Plus Full Chip Counts

• Level 22: 10,000-20,000, 3,000 ante
Chip Leader Bruno Politano

The 90-minute dinner break has commenced, Bruno Politano has continued to gobble up chips during Level 22.

Politano grabbed the chip lead with a monster set-over-set pot last level, and he’s stretched it in the two hours since. With 5.271 million in chips, he holds a wide lead over second place.

Benger picked up a big pot late in the level when he picked up {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} against the {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} of Bob Miller, busting Miller when he failed to find another jack.

Benger will have the opportunity to significantly chip up (or down) before the night is over, as he just got moved to one of the secondary feature tables with fellow hefty stacks Dan Smith and Tony Ruberto. Benger’s position is ideal, as he drew Seat 4, to the immediate left of Ruberto (Seat 3) and Smith (Seat 2).

The leader coming into the day, Matthew Haugen, has been unable to gain any traction, finding himself under the 2 million mark after he came into the day toting 2.8 million.

A noble cause received a nice donation, as David Einhorn was eliminated in 173 when his {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs} failed to improve against an opponent’s {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}. Einhorn collected nearly $45,000, which will go to a charity called Robin Hood.

Former standout poker coach Brian Townsend ran his jacks into aces to bow out as well.

Blake Cahail (172nd), Rep Porter (174th), John Kabbaj (179th), Roland Israelashvili (180th), Jeff Madsen (188th) were among the other notable names exiting this level.

While you wait for the return of play, enjoy this timeless video from the 2012 WSOP Main Event where Mickey Doft races to count "the stack."

Igrač Čipovi Napredak
Bruno Politano br
Bruno Politano
br 5,271,000 21,000
Griffin Benger ca
Griffin Benger
ca 3,937,000 17,000
Kyle Keranen us
Kyle Keranen
us 3,674,000 -41,000
Leif Force us
Leif Force
us 3,567,000 312,000
Andoni Larrabe es
Andoni Larrabe
es 3,376,000 476,000
Clayton Hamm us
Clayton Hamm
us 3,296,000 61,000
Scott Palmer us
Scott Palmer
us 3,177,000 -698,000
Tony Ruberto us
Tony Ruberto
us 3,050,000 430,000
Mark Newhouse us
Mark Newhouse
us 3,042,000 612,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 2,854,000 -146,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 2,721,000 -19,000
Matt Waxman us
Matt Waxman
us 2,655,000 -20,000
Jason Johnson us
Jason Johnson
us 2,581,000 -119,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 2,569,000 -891,000
Clayton Maguire us
Clayton Maguire
us 2,560,000 -40,000
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
us 2,468,000 -62,000
Anh Van Nguyen ca
Anh Van Nguyen
ca 2,380,000 690,000
Peter Placey us
Peter Placey
us 2,366,000 106,000
Matthew Haugen US
Matthew Haugen
US 2,360,000 365,000
Dan Sindelar us
Dan Sindelar
us 2,246,000 -754,000
Mikiyo Aoki us
Mikiyo Aoki
us 2,235,000 -325,000
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 2,200,000 238,000
Jeffrey Loiacono us
Jeffrey Loiacono
us 2,184,000 684,000
Robert Park us
Robert Park
us 2,153,000 103,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 2,136,000 6,000
Dong Guo cn
Dong Guo
cn 2,050,000 940,000
Curtis Rystadt us
Curtis Rystadt
us 2,046,000 -272,000
Vladimir Bozinovic cs
Vladimir Bozinovic
cs 2,001,000 -19,000
Luis Velador mx
Luis Velador
mx 1,998,000 214,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
us 1,922,000 222,000
Aaron Kaiser us
Aaron Kaiser
us 1,893,000 711,000
Matthew Mcewan us
Matthew Mcewan
us 1,879,000 -18,000
Marc Tschirch DE
Marc Tschirch
DE 1,871,000 -69,000
Zachary Hirst us
Zachary Hirst
us 1,845,000 -75,000
Ryan Fair us
Ryan Fair
us 1,845,000 489,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 1,825,000 65,000
Christopher Shaw us
Christopher Shaw
us 1,804,000 -247,000
Nicholas Nardello US
Nicholas Nardello
US 1,781,000 -899,000
Lee Taylor GB
Lee Taylor
GB 1,776,000 151,000
Vadzim Markushevski BY
Vadzim Markushevski
BY 1,746,000 136,000
Kane Kalas us
Kane Kalas
us 1,715,000 125,000
Trevor Martin US
Trevor Martin
US 1,684,000 9,000
Bryan Devonshire us
Bryan Devonshire
us 1,672,000 732,000
Anthony Diotte ca
Anthony Diotte
ca 1,660,000 -80,000
Farid Jattin co
Farid Jattin
co 1,636,000 206,000
Iaron Lightbourne gb
Iaron Lightbourne
gb 1,620,000 200,000
Jason Weber US
Jason Weber
US 1,617,000 -63,000
Matthew Sedgeman US
Matthew Sedgeman
US 1,605,000 515,000
Samuel Wasserman US
Samuel Wasserman
US 1,580,000 860,000
Pakinai Lisawad th
Pakinai Lisawad
th 1,580,000 -340,000
Christopher Greaves us
Christopher Greaves
us 1,545,000 251,000
Hunter Cichy us
Hunter Cichy
us 1,540,000 830,000
Luis Assuncao BR
Luis Assuncao
BR 1,501,000 866,000
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 1,457,000 307,000
Michael Finstein us
Michael Finstein
us 1,436,000 -634,000
Chanracy Khun ca
Chanracy Khun
ca 1,430,000 -795,000
Vitaly Lunkin ru
Vitaly Lunkin
ru 1,421,000 466,000
Nathan Goldstein US
Nathan Goldstein
US 1,420,000 -70,000
Shahen Martirosian US
Shahen Martirosian
US 1,405,000 305,000
Pfizer Jordan us
Pfizer Jordan
us 1,402,000 -648,000
Joshua Atkinson us
Joshua Atkinson
us 1,400,000 1,400,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 1,346,000 180,000
Jorryt van Hoof nl
Jorryt van Hoof
nl 1,331,000 1,042,000
Michael Aron US
Michael Aron
US 1,317,000 318,000
Donys Angelli VE
Donys Angelli
VE 1,308,000 28,000
Steven Bennett us
Steven Bennett
us 1,305,000 903,000
Henrik Hecklen dk
Henrik Hecklen
dk 1,300,000 -650,000
Ali Eslami us
Ali Eslami
us 1,300,000 -275,000
William Tonking us
William Tonking
us 1,275,000 235,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 1,270,000 480,000
Grayson Nichols us
Grayson Nichols
us 1,234,000 1,234,000
Michael Stembera us
Michael Stembera
us 1,233,000 -182,000
Mats Karlsson mt
Mats Karlsson
mt 1,197,000 -43,000
Kyung Cha US
Kyung Cha
US 1,189,000 28,000
Quentin Siffledeen CA
Quentin Siffledeen
CA 1,189,000 -531,000
Daniel Wilson ie
Daniel Wilson
ie 1,187,000 377,000
Greg Himmelbrand us
Greg Himmelbrand
us 1,170,000 -105,000
Brian Roberts us
Brian Roberts
us 1,166,000 -99,000
Maximilian Senft at
Maximilian Senft
at 1,146,000 71,000
Michael McGonigle US
Michael McGonigle
US 1,130,000 373,000
Bryan Shay us
Bryan Shay
us 1,128,000 -122,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 1,094,000 -619,000
Kyle Bowker us
Kyle Bowker
us 1,085,000 -305,000
Oscar Kemps nl
Oscar Kemps
nl 1,085,000 682,000
Sean Dempsey us
Sean Dempsey
us 1,067,000 -63,000
Thomas Sarra Jr us
Thomas Sarra Jr
us 1,050,000 126,000
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
fr 1,026,000 -49,000
Zachary Walker US
Zachary Walker
US 1,021,000 201,000
Gabriel Paul us
Gabriel Paul
us 1,018,000 -250,000
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
us 995,000 240,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 992,000 303,000
Felix Stephensen no
Felix Stephensen
no 972,000 -478,000
Jason Leifer US
Jason Leifer
US 956,000 211,000
Daniel Miles US
Daniel Miles
US 952,000 172,000
Gianfranco Visalli GB
Gianfranco Visalli
GB 929,000 -671,000
Jonathan Aguiar us
Jonathan Aguiar
us 928,000 13,000
Soon Hwang US
Soon Hwang
US 927,000 72,000
Eddy Sabat us
Eddy Sabat
us 919,000 19,000
Marius Pospiech de
Marius Pospiech
de 888,000 -842,000
Adam Lamphere us
Adam Lamphere
us 883,000 -332,000
Danny Yousefzadeh US
Danny Yousefzadeh
US 863,000 -77,000
Thomas Applegate US
Thomas Applegate
US 862,000 357,000
Benjamin Gold US
Benjamin Gold
US 852,000 -129,000
Gal Erlichman il
Gal Erlichman
il 839,000 -226,000
Nathan Fletcher CA
Nathan Fletcher
CA 825,000 -445,000
Alex Outhred us
Alex Outhred
us 803,000 68,000
Alexios Zervos gr
Alexios Zervos
gr 797,000 -113,000
Jack Schanbacher US
Jack Schanbacher
US 793,000 -507,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 783,000
Billy Pappas us
Billy Pappas
us 760,000 -304,000
Chase Fredensburg us
Chase Fredensburg
us 750,000 73,000
Bradley Lussier US
Bradley Lussier
US 718,000 -682,000
David Yingling us
David Yingling
us 685,000 163,000
Christopher Sly GB
Christopher Sly
GB 664,000 4,000
Chris Odle US
Chris Odle
US 661,000 -6,000
Hieu Nguyen
Hieu Nguyen
656,000 656,000
William Cole US
William Cole
US 637,000 57,000
Michael Palo us
Michael Palo
us 620,000 279,000
Benjamin Koziol US
Benjamin Koziol
US 609,000 -326,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 589,000 -791,000
Justin Swilling us
Justin Swilling
us 586,000 -534,000
Rob Vannucci US
Rob Vannucci
US 584,000 84,000
Joas Mudde nl
Joas Mudde
nl 561,000 61,000
Scott Mahin us
Scott Mahin
us 560,000 221,000
Tom Midena us
Tom Midena
us 549,000 -351,000
Vladimir Shchemelev ru
Vladimir Shchemelev
ru 543,000 -617,000
Marcia Kuntz us
Marcia Kuntz
us 530,000 -700,000
Jeffrey Chang us
Jeffrey Chang
us 510,000 -612,000
Garrett Greer us
Garrett Greer
us 503,000 -167,000
Emil Olsson SE
Emil Olsson
SE 466,000 -44,000
Joe Curcio us
Joe Curcio
us 461,000
Paul Senter GB
Paul Senter
GB 455,000 -145,000
Huy Nguyen us
Huy Nguyen
us 430,000 24,000
Todd Rebello us
Todd Rebello
us 429,000 -39,000
Raymond Ezzie us
Raymond Ezzie
us 426,000 -54,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 381,000 81,000
Vincent Maglio US
Vincent Maglio
US 358,000 -12,000
Timothy Reilly us
Timothy Reilly
us 337,000 -46,000
Pierre Canali FR
Pierre Canali
FR 335,000 -40,000
Adam Coats us
Adam Coats
us 319,000 -21,000
Jason Deutsch us
Jason Deutsch
us 314,000 -44,000
Simon Charette ca
Simon Charette
ca 285,000 84,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 283,000 -32,000
Dean Baranowski us
Dean Baranowski
us 274,000 -180,000
Casey Stewart us
Casey Stewart
us 259,000 -148,000
Michael Arage US
Michael Arage
US 238,000 -305,000
Darlene Lee CA
Darlene Lee
CA 190,000 -167,000
David Tuthill us
David Tuthill
us 75,000 -345,000

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