Event #33: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
Event #33: $2,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em/Omaha
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Justin Smith us 130,000
Tyler Patterson us 95,300
James Mitchell gb 88,800
David Paredes us 76,600
Craig Hartman us 71,000
Samuel Ngai 69,200
Michael Shklover 66,800
Anthony Zinno us 66,100
Joshua Tieman us 66,000
Davidi Kitai be 63,900
Peyman Luth de 63,700
Jeffrey Nowling us 62,500
Ping Yung 57,300
Mark Davis gd 50,000
Stewart Newman 48,600
Jay Zimmet 47,100
David Chiu us 46,900
Andy Black ie 46,800
Mathieu Jacqmin 46,400
Tristan McDonald 45,000
Shawn Rice us 44,300
Stephen Hohman 43,800
Russ Floyd us 43,100
Richard Gryko gb 42,000

Day 1 Complete

Justin Smith
Justin Smith

Just like that another Day 1 has come and gone. It only took eight levels of play to cut the field of 482 starters down to just about a quarter of that in what was a very lackadaisical poker day compared to what we're normally used to seeing.

For a solid hour or even more, the entire field could care less about what was happening at their table and had all eyes locked in on the NBA Finals Game 7 between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers. The Lakers won, but they failed to cover the spread, making for a very interesting sweat as the clock ticked away in the game. Players were so worried about the game that you were almost shot if you happened to stand in someone's view of the TV screen. This really put a damper on our ability to get in the field and move around without getting screamed at. It was the same for floor staff, cleaning staff and dealers as well. Heck, even Chris Ferguson, who was seated right in front of the TV screen, removed his hat for the benefit of all the other players watching. Some players even tried to lobby to have the tournament clock paused while everyone watched the game.

Despite all of this, there was poker to be played. Justin Smith was extra busy multi-tabling the $5,000 six-handed event and this one along with Phil Ivey. The two ran back and forth and back and forth between events and it seemed to work for the most part as they both made it to the end of the day here. Smith finished out better than Ivey, bagging up 130,000 chips. In fact, Smith eclipsed the rest of the remaining field and will be the overnight chip leader going into the second day of action.

Also remaining are Shaun Deeb, Victor Ramdin, Ashton Griffin, Jesper Hougaard, Joe Serock, Andy Black, Liv Boeree and Jeffrey Lisandro.

A few of the notables to hit the rail were Greg Raymer, Matt Vengrin, Chau Giang, John Juanda, Layne Flack and Scott Clements. Daniel Negreanu had himself one heck of a roller coaster ride while it laster for the first few levels before he was too eliminated.

Play resumes tomorrow at 3:00 p.m. local time here in Las Vegas at the Rio for Day 2 where all the remaining players will still be in contention for the $260,517 first-place prize and the gold bracelet. Be sure to get right back here for all the live coverage as only PokerNews can bring it to you! We'll see you tomorrow.

Bichon Bust

Pot-Limit Omaha

Team PokerStars French Pro Thomas Bichon was sent to the rail recently. He was involved in a three-way all-in hand against Tommy Hang and a third opponent.

Bichon: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
Hang: {A-Hearts}{Q-Spades}{J-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Third Player: {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}{5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}

The board rolled out {8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} as Bichon's flopped set was run down by Hang's straight. Tommy is up to about 52,000.

Tags: Thomas BichonTommy Hang

Chip Counts

Justin Smith 82,000 4,400
Victor Ramdin 54,000 43,000
Shaun Deeb 43,000 -12,000
Tim West 43,000 27,000
Stephen Chidwick 40,000 1,000
Jeffrey Lisandro 37,500 13,000
Alex Kamberis 35,000 18,000
Chris Reslock 32,000 -21,000
Jesper Hougaard 28,000 4,000
Andy Black 26,000 13,000
Joe Serock 24,000 13,500
Ross Boatman 22,000 8,500
Josh Arieh 21,000 -7,500
Vitaly Lunkin 20,600 3,100
Nam Le 17,000 5,500
Tad Jurgens 17,000 4,000
Michael Keiner 12,000 900
Rob Hollink 11,500 2,700
Thomas Bichon 7,400 -8,300

Cousineau Crashes

Pot-Limit Hold'em

Tony Cousineau raised to 1,750 from early position and action folded to the player in the big blind. She asked to see how much Cousineau had behind and upon finding out it was 900, she raised enough to cover Cousineau.

He made the all-in call with {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and was racing against {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades}. The board came down {5-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} and Cousineau was sent to the rail just before the end of Level 7.

Tags: Tony Cousineau

Updated Chip Counts

David Paredes 77,000 44,000
Allen Bari 47,500 11,500
Ashton Griffin 44,000 -36,000
Eric Lynch 40,000 31,000
Davidi Kitai 35,000 11,000
David Chiu 35,000 11,500
John Kabbaj 34,000 4,000
Burt Boutin 32,000 3,000
Ylon Schwartz 27,000 16,000
Phil Ivey 24,350 10,350
Steve Zolotow 23,000 -7,800
Manny Minaya 16,000 -6,000
Noah Schwartz 15,000 -8,400
Kevin MacPhee 12,200 1,200
Randall Flowers 12,000 -4,000
Liv Boeree 10,200 -12,100
Martins Adeniya 4,525 -3,475

Bari Bests MacPhee


Pot-Limit Hold'em

Three players put out 1,400 chips into the middle preflop and watched the flop come {Q-Hearts}{J-Spades}{10-Clubs}. Kevin MacPhee was up first and checked before the next player checked to Allen Bari. He also checked.

The turn card was the {6-Spades} and MacPhee fired 2,652. Only Bari made the call.

The river card was the {A-Diamonds} and MacPhee check-called a bet of 3,575 from MacPhee.

Bari tabled the {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and MacPhee mucked, dropping to 11,000 in chips. Bari improved to about 36,000.

Tags: Allen BariKevin MacPhee