Event #18: $2,000 Limit Hold'em

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Joshua Honegger 87,000
Daniel Makowsky 74,600
Gabriel Nassif 60,700
Matt Grapenthien us 58,000 9,000
Matthew Woodward us 54,700
Matthew Matros us 53,700
Jeff Siegal us 53,600
Scott Caldwell us 51,800
Andrew Brussard 51,100 8,100
Matt Glantz us 50,700
Ivo Donev at 50,400
Flavio Ferrari 48,600
Duke Lee 48,500
Ken Justin 48,000
Erik Haakenson 45,200
Norman Lapin 42,600
Noelle Quevido 42,500
David Gee us 41,600
Eric Buchman us 39,400 13,400
Ciaran Begley-Carter 38,300
Daniel Quach 38,300
Brandon Demes 38,300
Joe Serock us 38,000 -4,000
Ken Dickenson 36,000
Helmut Koch 35,700

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Joshua Honegger 87,000
Daniel Makowsky 74,600
Gabriel Nassif 60,700
Matt Grapenthien us 58,000 9,000
Matthew Woodward us 54,700
Matthew Matros us 53,700
Jeff Siegal us 53,600
Scott Caldwell us 51,800
Andrew Brussard 51,100 8,100
Matt Glantz us 50,700
Ivo Donev at 50,400
Flavio Ferrari 48,600
Duke Lee 48,500
Ken Justin 48,000
Erik Haakenson 45,200
Norman Lapin 42,600
Noelle Quevido 42,500
David Gee us 41,600
Eric Buchman us 39,400 13,400
Ciaran Begley-Carter 38,300
Daniel Quach 38,300
Brandon Demes 38,300
Joe Serock us 38,000 -4,000
Ken Dickenson 36,000
Helmut Koch 35,700

Day 1 of Min-Raise Marathon Down; Matros Looking for Bracelet Numero Dos

Matt Matros at his final table last week
Matt Matros at his final table last week

The day began ten levels ago with 476 players, and limit or not, we're already down to 109. Josh Honegger sits atop the overnight chip counts with 87,000, followed by Daniel "amichaiKK" Makowsky with 74,600. Matt Matros won the first limit hold'em event of the series a few days ago, and with 53,700 in chips, he could make a serious run at number two.

Joe Serock, Bob Lauria, and Matt Glantz also bagged substantial stacks. Joining them for Day 2 will be Maria Ho, Jennifer Tilly, Rob Hollink, Shannon Shorr, and Lex Veldhuis. Daniel Negreanu made a good effort but ultimately busted in time to tend to his stack in the $10k 2-7 Championship. Tom Dwan was here a much shorter amount of time, and Phil Ivey's stack blinded away without a single appearance from the big man.

The 476 players, 30 more than turned out for the same event last year, built a prize pool of $866,322. The last 45 players standing tomorrow will get at least a piece of that, but they'd all love to pick up the $203,000 check that goes with the WSOP gold bracelet. Don't miss the action when the players return on Thursday at 2:30 p.m. local time to play to the money and then down to a final table.

End of the Day Chip Counts

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Here are some various end of the day counts:

Josh Honegger 87,000 7,000
Daniel Makowsky 74,600 11,600
Matt Matros us 53,700 3,700
Matt Glantz us 50,700 11,700
Rep Porter us 33,800 1,800
Shannon Shorr us 26,800 12,800
Dutch Boyd us 24,900 4,900
Jennifer Tilly us 23,600 -1,400
Liz Lieu us 22,300 19,400
Joep van den Bijgaart 21,600 -7,400
Teddy Monroe 20,000 8,000
Seth Baker 18,600 -11,400
Svetlana Gromenkova us 14,800 -9,200
Sorel Mizzi ca 13,600 -8,400
Brock Parker us 9,800 -2,200
Lex Veldhuis nl 7,600 -6,400

Lieu In Trouble

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Liz Lieu is down to her last 2,900 after losing a sizable pot to an opponent at her table.

There were bets on the flop ({5-Spades}{4-Clubs}{7-Spades}) and turn ({3-Hearts}) but both players checked the river ({10-Spades}).

Lieu rolled over {A-Spades}{J-Clubs} for ace-high, and her opponent showed {A-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for a winning pair of fours.

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Four More Years

Well, while it feels like these last limit levels have gone on for years, it's actually four more hands. The TD just drew a four, meaning each table will play four more hands before calling it a night and bagging their chips.

Chippies

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Here's more counts:

Daniel Makowsky 63,000 21,000
Matt Matros us 50,000 9,000
Matt Grapenthien us 49,000 7,000
Joe Serock us 42,000 2,000
Bob Lauria 40,000 26,000
Maria Ho us 40,000 -15,000
Rep Porter us 32,000 21,000
Erik Cajelais ca 31,000 9,000
Seth Baker 30,000 -21,000
Liz Lieu us 30,000 15,000
Rob Hollink nl 30,000 -2,000
Joep van den Bijgaart 29,000 2,000
Eric Buchman us 26,000 10,500
Jennifer Tilly us 25,000 3,000
Svetlana Gromenkova us 24,000 12,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 22,000 1,000
Dutch Boyd us 20,000 2,000
Lex Veldhuis nl 14,000 4,700
Shannon Shorr us 14,000 8,000
Jeff Shulman us 12,500 3,100
Teddy Monroe 12,000 6,000
Brock Parker us 12,000 2,000
Berry Johnston us 11,000 -500
Ylon Schwartz us 10,000 4,300

Slipping on Ice

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Just as Teddy "The Iceman" Monroe was starting to chip up he ran into a big hand.

Three bets went in against an opponent on a {9-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{A-Hearts} flop and the Iceman check-called on both the turn ({2-Spades}) and river ({5-Spades}).

His opponent rolled over {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} for a pair of aces and Monroe mucked, dropping his stack to just 6,000 chips.

Tags: Teddy Monroe

Mt. Makowsky Sinking a Little

When we last checked, Daniel Makowsky was the undisputed chip leader with 63,000. He's slipped a bit and is down to 42,000 now.

Makowsky raised under the gun, and only the big blind looked him up. The flop came {j-Spades}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}, and the big blind check-called a bet. He checked again on the {10-Clubs} turn, and this time, Makowsky checked behind. The river fell the {8-Diamonds}, and the big blind decided to bet at it. Makowsky called and showed {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, but sadly four to a flush and four to a straight still only add up to ace-high. His opponent's {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs} was good enough to drag the pot.

Tags: Daniel Makowksy

Veldhuis Crippled

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It's been a slippery slope for Lex "RaSZi" Veldhuis since the dinner break and he has recently dropped to his last couple thousand chips.

In a three-bet pot preflop, the flop fell {J-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}. Veldhuis was heads up with position, and when checked to he put out a bet. His opponent called.

The {8-Clubs} on the turn paired the board, and both players checked.

The river brought the {3-Diamonds} and this time Veldhuis' opponent led. He made the call but mucked when he was shown {6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}.

That hand, along with others, has Veldhuis on life support with just 1,200 chips.

Tags: Lex Veldhuis