Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
123
Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Giuseppe Zarbo it
Giuseppe Zarbo
it 156,500
Roberto Stamerra
Roberto Stamerra
120,100
Andrew Gillis
Andrew Gillis
120,000
Gregory Roy
Gregory Roy
119,600
Sean Prendiville ie
Sean Prendiville
ie 110,500
Benjamin Eilers us
Benjamin Eilers
us 109,900
Kyle Knecht us
Kyle Knecht
us 104,400
Israel Elias
Israel Elias
104,200
Thomas Fridley
Thomas Fridley
103,600
Kenneth Terrell
Kenneth Terrell
97,200
George Lind us
George Lind
us 96,400
Spencer Hudson
Spencer Hudson
93,900
Christopher Mccabe
Christopher Mccabe
92,600
Leonardo Gacitua Rocha
Leonardo Gacitua Rocha
91,800
Diogo Borges
Diogo Borges
90,800
Scott Freeman
Scott Freeman
89,800
Jonathan Spinks
Jonathan Spinks
88,300
Raphael Rocher
Raphael Rocher
86,100
Joseph Bloggs
Joseph Bloggs
PN
85,300
Cylus Watson us
Cylus Watson
us 84,500
Tyler Cornell us
Tyler Cornell
us 84,300
David Pham us
David Pham
us 83,300
Ronald Chaves
Ronald Chaves
82,500
Thomas Sipes
Thomas Sipes
80,300
Stefan Huber ch
Stefan Huber
ch 80,200

Day 1 Comes to an End

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The last $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event of the 2010 World Series of Poker kicked-off today with a moment of silence for Amir Vahedi, who passed away ealier this year. Tournament Director Jack Effel announced that as an added bonus, and as a tribute to Amir, the winner of the tournament would win a box of his favorite cigars.

The tournament drew a field of 2,543 players who created a prizepool of $3,433,050, with $609,493 of that going to the victor. Among those who entered with the hopes of taking down a gold bracelet were Phil Hellmuth, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Eric Baldwin, Chino Rheem and Vanessa Rousso. Unfortunately, none of these players managed to make it through the day.

This is not to say a few big names didn't navigate their way through the massive field. Allen Kessler, Andy Bloch, JP Kelly, Liv Boeree, David Pham, Roland De Wolfe and Chad Batista all made it through to Day 2. Also in contention are a number of big stacks including Shawn Prendiville (110,500), Kyle Knecht (104,400), Ben Eilers (110,000), Greg Roy (119,600), Andrew Gillis (120,500), Roberto Stamerra (120,100) and Guiseppe Zarbo (156,500).

Approximately 315 players will return at 2:30 PM local time for the start of Day 2 as they make their way toward the money bubble, which awards the top 270 players. From there, they will continue on their march to the final table. Join us then as PokerNews brings you all the latest hand updates, chip counts and action from Day 2 of Event #49.

A Few Chip Counts

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85,000 -13,000
76,500 16,500
70,000
60,000 -4,000
58,000 6,000
45,000 45,000
45,000 15,000
31,000 6,000
27,000 -3,100
25,000 20,500
22,000 -10,000
15,500 -3,000
14,000 2,000
11,500 -500

Five More Hands

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The tournament staff just announced that the players will play five more hands and then action will end for the day.

Runner-Runner Style for Ryan

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Rich Ryan opened to 2,100 from early position and was called by one player.

The flop fell down {6-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Ryan open-shoved for his last 14,000 and was instantly-snapped off by his opponent.

Ryan: {A-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Opponent: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Although well behind, Ryan fortunately saw the {7-Hearts} and {5-Hearts} land on the turn and river to see him double through to over 33,000 in chips.

Tags: Rich Ryan

Benton Busto

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"Yeah so I shipped it! What YOU going to do about it? Oh cool, you have me beat! Nice hand"
"Yeah so I shipped it! What YOU going to do about it? Oh cool, you have me beat! Nice hand"

Aaron Benton found himself all in for his last 15,400 against an opponent who had him slightly covered.

Benton: {10-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Opponent: {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{5-Spades}{A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{8-Spades} to put Benton on the rail just shy of a day two berth.

Tags: Aaron Benton

Tough Spot for Bloch

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Action folded to the small blind who raised to 3,000 and Andy Bloch called from the big. The flop came {9-Hearts}{K-Spades}{4-Spades} and both players checked.

The small blind then checked the {Q-Spades} on the turn and Bloch bet 4,000. The small blind made the call and then moved all in for 9,100 when the {4-Diamonds} hit the river.

Bloch seemed confused and thought long and hard about the hand. He cut out the chips and eventually made the call. The small blind turned over {A-Spades}{10-Spades} for a flush and Bloch mucked in frustration. He is down to 40,000.

Tags: Andy Bloch

Average of 4.46 Players Busted Per Minute

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We are halfway through Level 9, which translates into 570 minutes of play. At this point, only 351 of the original 2,543 players remain, which means 2,192 players have hit the rail.

If you do the math, this means an average of 4.46 players busted per minute of this tournament. It may be an understatement to say the eliminations were fast and furious.