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."

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

Tagovi: Bruno Politano