Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #47: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1b completed

Official Day 1B Chip Counts

Benjamin Klier 65,675
Richard Ferro 64,375
Olivier Busquet us 59,100
Scott Dorin 54,200
Thomas Symonds 52,550
Levi Moreno 51,325
Jason Riesenberg us 51,175
Vadim Trincher 47,928
Scott Pfeffer 47,375
Jonathan Sprung 46,100
Everett Carlton us 45,700
Jeff Madsen us 43,000
Joseph Opie 42,900
Richard Toth hu 42,875
Jean-Paul Delay 42,800
Mohannad Shakir 41,425
Chris Moneymaker us 41,125
Philippe Boucher ca 40,700
Vijayan Nagarajan 40,025
Jonathan Levy us 39,450
Gabe Costner 39,325
Mike Beasley us 39,000
Mickey Appleman us 38,825
Laurence Hughes 37,475
Joseph Chee 36,975

Day 1B Comes to a Close

Olivier Busquet finished Day 1B as one of the big stacks.
Olivier Busquet finished Day 1B as one of the big stacks.

Day 1B of Event #47 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em has come to an end. Play was halted at the same spot as Day 1A (45 minutes into Level 9) and the surviving players from both days, approximately 465, will return tomorrow for Day 2. Today saw 1,369 entrants, which combined with the 1,759 players from Day 1A, to create a total field of 3,128. Of that, 324 players will make the money and compete for their share of a $2,815,200 prizepool.

A number of big names started the day with the intention of winning a WSOP gold bracelet. Among those eliminated were Phil Ivey, Jonathan Little, Jennifer Tilly, Joe Sebok, Jason Mercier, Beth Shak and Humberto Brenes. On the other hand, Mike Beasley, Mickey Appleman, Faraz Jaka, David Levi, Matt Hawrilenko and Lyle Berman managed to survive the day. They will join the likes of Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz, Lars Bonding, André Akkari, and Scott Montgomery, all of whom survived Day 1A, for the start of Day 2 tomorrow as they make their way toward the money.

Who will continue to find success in Day 2 and position themselves for a shot at the $485,791 first place prize? Will it be Day 1A chip leader, Chernykh Moscow, who finished with 75,150; Olivier Busquet, who ended Day 2 with 60,500; or Chris Moneymaker, the 2003 Main Event Champ? Join us tomorrow at 2:30 PM local time as PokerNews brings you all the hands, chip counts, and action from Day 2 of Event #47.

One More Hand


The tournament staff just announced that the players will play one more hand and then be done for the night. They will be given new seating assignments for their return tomorrow, at which point they will combine with the remnants of Day 1A.

Action Slowing


Action seems to be slowing as the night gets closer to the cutoff mark. It seems a lot of players are content to sit tight and make it through to Day 2.

Double Up for Sklansky


David Sklansky open shoved the pot for about 3,450 chips, and the player on the button re-shoved for about 6,000 chips. The action was folded around, let's see the hands.

Sklansky: {k-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {k-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} board gave Sklansky a full double up, is now up to 8,000 chips.

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Busquet Doesn't Quit


Olivier Busquet raised preflop to around 1,500 only to have an opponent move all in for 8,475. Busquet, who has a large chip stack, thought about it for a few moments before making the call.

Busquet turned over {A-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and was in big trouble against the {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts} of his opponent. That all changed when the flop came {10-Spades}{6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}, putting Busquet firmly in the lead. The {10-Hearts} on the turn sealed the deal and the {2-Diamonds} was put out as a formality. Busquet eliminated his opponent and added an extra 9,000 to his stack.

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