Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em

Marohn Doubles Through Lashlee

• Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

From middle position Christopher Marohn moved all in for 14,400. After some thought Aaron Lashlee decided to call from the big blind and the hands were turned face up.

Marohn: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Lashlee: {7-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

The flop came {2-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} which didn't directly improve Marohn's hand but left him seventeen outs with two cards left. The {5-Diamonds} turn completed both his wheel strait and Queen high flush draw. The {q-Clubs} river allowed Marohn to double up to about 32,000 while Lashlee has dropped to 40,000.

Tags: Aaron LashleeChristopher Marohn

First Bust Out of the Day

• Level 11: 800-1,600, 200 ante

With several short stacks to start the day, we figured eliminations would come fast and furious. And proving that, we have an elimination on the first hand of play. Garrett Winslow got the last of his chips in against Robert Dillon, and Dillon was surpised to see he was in a dominant position.

Dillon: {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}
Winslow {10-Spades}{7-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts}{2-Spades} and Dillon's two pair was enough to score the first elimination of the day.

Tags: Robert DillonGarrett Winslow


The First Day 2 of the 2011 WSOP

Jordan Dhooghe
Jordan Dhooghe

77 casino employees from around the world are returning to the Rio today to take their shot at the first bracelet of the 2011 World Series in Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em.

The plan for today is to play down to a winner today, though the situation will be re-evaluated once ten levels are complete.

The restart is set for 2:30 pm, and two players are entering the day at over 100,000 in chips. Jordan Dhooghe, from Parsons, KS, leads the field with 129,800 in chips. Thanh Ngo is nipping at his heels with 101,400 in chips. Ahmad Alashkar (92,800), Anthony Nicholson (85,100) and John Pack (84,800) round out the top 5.

We are looking to find our first champion of the series today, so stay tuned for exclusive live updates form the pokernews team all day!.

Event #1: $500 Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em
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