Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)


Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Daniel Negreanu 118,800
Josh Arieh 107,500 500
Mikhail Smirnov 95,100
Shawn Buchanan 92,000
Erik Cajelais 87,000 78,000
Carlos Mortensen 76,600 24,600
Maria Ho 75,700
Barry Greenstein 74,400
Tyler Bonkowski 72,700 35,200
Greg Debora 69,800
Jeff Shulman 66,700 19,700
Isaac Haxton 66,300 22,300
Alessio Isaia 66,000
Dan Kelly 64,400 4,400
Justin Smith 64,000 9,000
Alan Engel 63,600
Matthew Woodward 63,000
Brett Richey 62,600 19,600

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Event #27: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 completed

Kid Poker Leads After Day 1

• Level 8: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

Day one of the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship has come to an end. A total of 152 players took to the felt today generating a prizepool of $1,428,800.

18 of the remaining 111 players will walk away with cash in hand, with first place taking home $378,642 and the gold bracelet.

This event's defending champion, Matt Keikoan, was eliminated late in the day meaning there will be no repeat winner.

Our chip leader coming out of day one is none other than the infamous "Kid Poker," Daniel Negreanu. He finished the day with 118,800 in chips. Having already won two limit hold'em WSOP bracelets, Negreanu is obviously in a great position to go for his third (and his fifth bracelet overall).

After play ended Negreanu said on his Twitter page, "Those that doubt the secret solution will doubt no more. It works. Time to win this." We aren't sure what the secret solution is, but it obviously IS working for Negreanu!

Many well known pros were unable to gain momentum today and were sent to the rail. Those eliminated included Phil Laak, Jeff Lisandro, Phil Hellmuth, Shaun Deeb, Justin Bonomo, Dan Heimiller, Johnny Chan, and Scott Seiver.

On the other end of the spectrum, these players finished the day near the top of the chip counts.
Josh Arieh - 107,000
Shawn Buchanan - 92,000
Maria Ho - 75,700
Barry Greenstein - 74,400

Below is a graph showing the champions of this event from the past five years. Will Negreanu be able to maintain his lead and be the next name on this list?

Former $5,000-$10,000 Limit Hold’em Champions

2005Event #28 ($5,000)269Dan Schmeich$404,585
2007Event #18 ($5,000)257Saro Jason Getzoyan$333,379
2008Event #30 ($10,000)218Rob Hollink$496,931
2009Event #33 ($10,000)185Greg Mueller$460,836
2010Event #29 ($10,000)171Matt Keikoan$425,969

There is still lots of limit hold'em action to come! Join us tomorrow at 3:00pm to kick off day two!

Wagoner Wamboozled

After a series of raises, we found Lisa Wagoner all in preflop and looking good with {A-Clubs}{Q-Hearts} against the {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds} of Dan Shak. Wagoner’s chances were looking even better when the flop came {A-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} as Shak would need running cards to eliminate her. The {2-Diamonds} on the turn was a helpful one for Shak as he could eliminate Wagoner with any diamond on the river and the two would chop the pot if a non-diamond five came. The river was a five which meant that Shak would get at least half the pot but unfortunately for Wagoner, it was the {5-Diamonds} and she was eliminated.

Dan Shak 16,000 -7,500
Lisa Wagoner Busted

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The End is Near

• Level 8: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

With 10 minutes left of the tournament clock, players have just been told that they will play three more hands and then bag and tag.

No Repeat for Keikoan

• Level 8: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Our reigning champion, Matt Keikoan, was just eliminated from the tournament. He was down to his last 1,000 and got it in against our chip leader Shawn Buchanan.

Keikoan: {j-Clubs}{7-Spades}
Buchanan: {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}

The board ran out {10-Spades}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds} and strangely, the dealer and most of the players at the table seemed to only see that Keikoan had made a flush. The dealer began pushing the pot towards Keikoan until one of the other players at the table interjected, "Hey, he [Buchanan] has a full house."

It seems that Buchanan and the dealer hadn't even realized it and the pot was then correctly pushed to Buchanan and Keikoan was sent to the rail.

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Late Triple for Short-Stacked Veenman


Richard Veenman got his remaining 4,300 all in preflop and was up against two opponents. When the flop fell {J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{A-Clubs}, the big blind checked, the button bet, and a call followed. It then went check-bet-fold on the {6-Diamonds} turn, leaving Veenman heads up against the button.

Veenman: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Button: {A-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Veenman was in bad shape and needed a club or nine to stay alive. Lucky for him, the river delivered said club and he more than triple.

Richard Veenman 15,000

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Ciao Traniello

Marco Traniello
Marco Traniello

We missed the preflop action but saw that there was some raising between Marco Traniello and Ari Engel. Traniello bet dark as the {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop came out and Engel called. On the {8-Diamonds} turn, Traniello bet again and after some raising, he was all in and at risk. Engel turned over {A-Spades}{5-Clubs} and had Traniello’s {K-Clubs}{K-Spades} in trouble. The {3-Spades} on river changed nothing and Traniello was the latest casualty.

52,000 12,000
Marco Traniello Busted

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