Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

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Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Tyler Cornell 172,600
Jean-Robert Bellande 144,700
Victor Shuchleis 137,900
Tuan Le 137,000 11,000
Stanislav Barshak 132,700
Alex Fitzgerald 132,600
Gregory Merson 130,700
Mohsin Charania 126,500 500
Massimiliano Martinez 119,000 24,000
Daniel Johnson 117,600
Thomas Carpenter 115,100
Randy Mckay 114,400
Christian Jeppsson 114,100
Nicholas Grippo 112,700 52,700
Michael Ferrell 110,500
Olivier Busquet 109,100
Jerry Wong 108,000
Vladimir Mefodichev 106,900 -17,100
Darren Wong 105,500
Ricky Fohrenbach 105,300
Rupert Elder 101,100
Michael Finstein 97,700
Ruslan Prydryk 97,300
DID NOT REPORT 96,100
Anthony Ruberto 95,200

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Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Day 1 completed

Tyler Cornell Leads $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed At End Of Day 1

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jean-Robert Bellande second in chips.
Jean-Robert Bellande second in chips.

Day 1 and our first ten levels of the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed are officially in the books. After starting the day with 1,278 players we are down to just 189 players vying for the bracelet and enormous $689,739 first prize. Of those 189, Tyler Cornell leads the way with 172,600 and is followed closely by Jean-Robert Bellande with 144,700. With 126 getting paid, it won't take too long for the money bubble to burst tomorrow and the real chip leaders to set themselves apart from the field.

With these large No Limit Hold'em tournaments it's seldom to have lots of big names at the top, especially at the end of Day 1, but we have plenty of them going through to Day 2. Of those include Jean-Robert Bellande (144,700) who is second in chips, Tuan Le (126,000), Mohsin Charnia (126,000), Olivier Busquet (109,100) Chris Moorman (90,000) Dan O'Brien (87,200), Ayaz Mahmood (86,000), Lex Veldhuis (82,300), Melanie Weisner (80,000), David Baker (80,000), and Jake Cody (70,000)

We also plenty of big names who didn't make it to Day 2 including Jennifer Tilly, Cody Slaughbaugh, Tom Dwan, Vanessa Selbst, David Williams, Faraz Jaka, Liv Boeree, Phil Laak, Tony Dunst, Gavin Griffin, Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Michael Mizrachi, Erick Lindgren, Vanessa Rousso, Humberto Brenes, Chad Brown, Sam Stein, Greg Raymer, Phil Hellmuth, Shannon Shorr, Andrew Lichtenberger, Joseph Cheong,, Jeffery Papola, Dwyte Pilgrim, Dan Kelly, Lauren Kling and more.

Our chip leaders to end the day are Tyler Cornell (172,000), Jean-Robert Bellande (144,700), Victor Shuchleib (137,900), Steve Barshak (132,700), and Alexander Fitzgerald (132,600)

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The Rich Get Richer

Tyler Cornell just won a huge pot to put him at 172,000 and at the top of our counts.

On a flop of {9-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{q-Hearts} an early position player checked, Cornell checked, and a late position player bet out for 3,600, the early position player called, Cornell raised it up to 10,200, the late position player folded, the early position player re-raised all in and Cornell called tabling {q-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for top two pair. The all in player just continued to scream "Man Oh Man Oh Man Oh Man" and wouldn't flip over his cards. Eventually they were flipped over and showed {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs} The initial raiser in the pot said that he also had {j-}{9-}

The board ran out {k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} and Cornell scored the knockout and the big chip stack.

Tyler Cornell 172,000 32,000

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O'Brien Has it For a Change

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Dan O'Brien
Dan O'Brien

Ryan Olisar opened up action with a raise of 1,500 preflop and found a caller when the player from the button called and Dan O'Brien called from the big blind. Before O'Brien called he stated that he "was only calling so I would write a hand about him."

The flop ran out {2-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Hearts}. O'Brien checked and Olisar bet 3,000. The player from the button and O'Brien called. The {3-Diamonds} fell on the turn and all the players checked to the river. When the {10-Hearts} hit on the river O'Brien led out with a bet of 11,800. Olisar made the call and the player on the button tanked for a bit until he folded {8-Hearts}{6-Hearts} face up.

O'Brien flipped up the {q-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for the flush. The only thing that could of been better was if he took down the pot wearing his bright purple shades.

O'Brien sits with around 87,000 chips in front of him.

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Four More Hands

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has reached the ten minute mark and tournament officials have announced four more hands before they bag and tag.

Veldhuis Folds?

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Lex Veldhuis folds?
Lex Veldhuis folds?

Lex Veldhuis opened from under the gun for 1,600 and the player on his left called. Action folded all the way around and the flop came {4-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {6-Spades}. Veldhuis bet 2,200 and was called. The turn came {7-Hearts}, Veldhuis checked and the UTG+1 player bet 4,200. Veldhuis looked at his opponent and tossed his cards in the muck, still with 75,000 in his stack.

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Charania Over 100,000

Mohsin Charania has been quietly near the top of our chip counts all day but just won a big all in preflop with {a-}{a-} vs {a-}{10-} to knock out Jon Eaton and leave him with 110,00

Charania is now just one of a handful of players with over 100,000 and he is primed to make a deep run.

Mohsin Charania 110,000 40,000

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Moorman On the Move

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Chris Moorman has chipped up significantly since we saw him last. He was in a hand against the small blind with a board of {5-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {5-Spades}. Moorman bet 3,600 after a check and the small blind called. The turn came {Q-Diamonds}, the small blind checked and Moorman bet 8,700. The small blind tanked, staring at Moorman for a read, who kept his usual stare straight down at the table. The small blind folded and Moorman dragged the pot, chipping up to around 90,000.

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