Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
Event #48: $2,500 Mixed Event
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

Jared Jaffee us 71,125
Steve Sung us 67,900
Justin Smith us 58,225
Michael Mizrachi us 56,875
Luca Pagano it 54,000
Jeremiah Degreef 47,100
Michele Limongi it 45,000
Stephen Su 42,525
Jesse Haabak 42,050
Jonathan Shoreman 41,925
Gerry Vanstrydonck 41,800
Bryn Kenney us 41,075
Brandon Cantu us 41,000
Steve Billirakis us 39,000
Dario Alioto it 38,675
Stewart Yancik 37,975
Alexander Kravchenko ru 37,900
Scott Seiver us 37,350
Andrew Robl us 37,300
Michael Chow us 37,025
Roman Yitzhaki us 36,175
Frank Kassela us 35,850
Elyahu Dror 33,750
Adam Spiegelberg 33,550
Michael Keiner de 33,375

That Does it for Day 1

After eight hours of play, allegations of marked cards, suckouts on the river and debates over floor rulings, we've reached the end of play for the evening.

Only 192 players of our original 453 will return for play tomorrow. Leading the pack are Jared Jaffe (71,125), Suk Min Sung (67,900) and Justin Smith (658,225). However, it was a talent-heavy pool of players and it's not going to be easy for any one of them to reach the final table. Heavy hitters such as Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Jennifer Harman, Alex Kravchenko, Michael Mizrachi, Bill Chen, Justin Bonomo, Chris Ferguson and Andrew Robl are also in the mix and waiting to make a move for the lead.

Due to tomorrow's Tournament of Champions, Day 2 has been moved back to 4:10 PM local time. The plan is to play another nine levels before returning on Monday to settle things for good.

Thanks for joining us this evening, we'll see you tomorrow!

Five More Hands

Dealers have just been informed that they are to deal out five more hands before play stops for the night.

Steicke Does It Again


Limit Hold'em

David Steicke just crushed Ylon Schwartz and one other player in one hand. There was plenty of preflop betting and raising with each player sticking in four bets apiece. A couple of bets then went in on the flop of {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}, followed by the turn of the {10-Hearts} and the river of the {6-Clubs}.

Steicke tabled top set with the {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds} and Schwartz angrily tossed over the {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts} for a flopped set, being outdrawn on the turn after he spiked the flop. The third player in the hand was all in and held just {A-Hearts}{J-Clubs} for ace high by the times the board was run out. He was eliminated while Schwartz was knocked back to 10,700. Steicke moved up to about 28,000 in chips.

Tags: David SteickeYlon Schwartz

Mercier Doubles

Omaha 8/b

We got to this hand to see Jason Mercier three-betting to 1,800 with Valdemar Kwaysser making the call.

Mercier bet 1,200 into a flop of {5-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{q-Spades} with Kwaysser making the call. The turn was {3-Spades} and Mercier went all in for 1,200 with Kwaysser calling once again.

Mercier: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{6-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Kwaysser: {2-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}

The river was the {3-Clubs} leaving low hands out of the picture. Mercier's two pair were good for the high and he has doubled to 9,700 with Kwaysser slipping to 8,300.

Tags: Jason MercierValdemar Kwaysser

Greg Raymer Eliminated by Michael Mizrachi


Michael Mizrachi: {a-Clubs}{5-Spades} / {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades} / {a-Hearts}
Greg Raymer: {A-}{3-}{4-} / {3-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{4-Spades}{9-Spades}
Player 3: (X)(X) / {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts} / (X)

On Greg Raymer's last hand he got it all in after a completion and a raise on third street. On fourth street Player 3 made a big bet with his exposed pair of tens and got a call from Mizrachi.

Mizrachi and Player 3 checked fifth street with Mizrachi calling a bet on sixth street. On seventh street action was checked to Mizrachi and he led out for a bet, getting a call from his opponent.

Mizrachi showed his cards and having reached a full house on the river bested both Raymer and Player 3. He's now got plenty more chips to help him in his attempt to win back-to-back mixed game events.

Tags: Greg RaymerMichael Mizrachi

One More


With the turn of the clock, we're onto the last level of the night. Sixty more minutes and then it's all done for Day 1.

Collopy Picks One Up


Pot-Limit Omaha

Jim Collopy raised from the cutoff seat to 525. The small blind made the call and the flop came down {9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Spades}. The small blind led for 900 and Collopy called. The turn brought the {A-Hearts} and Collopy called a 2,000-chip bet form his opponent this time. The river completed the board with the {5-Spades} and the small blind checked. Collopy fired 4,750 and his opponent folded, moving Collopy up to 21,000.

Tags: Jim Collopy

Schwartz Provides a Double

No-Limit Hold'em

Gavin Griffin had raised to 600 from the cutoff with the button calling before Ylon Schwartz bumped it to 3,400 from the small blind. At that time the player in the big blind went all in with Schwartz being the only caller.

Schwartz: {a-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}

Schwartz needed to improve his hand but failed to do so as the board ran out {5-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and he doubled his opponent up while falling to 4,500 himself.

Tags: Ylon Schwartz