Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

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Adam Lippert 150,200
Rodrigo Portaleoni 144,800
Andrew Barber 142,400
Matthew Wantman 124,200
Jakob Tostesen 121,100
Daniel Close 118,500
Daryl Katz 114,400
Soi Nguyen 107,200
Ramsey Ajram 104,800
Pietermichae Degoede 103,000
Chino Rheem 101,500
Claudio Rinaldi 100,900
Michael Whitfield 99,900
William Reilley 98,000
Martin Kabrhel 94,800
Marco Lang 93,100
John Zelasko 89,500
Kyle Cartwright 88,800
Seyed Madani 86,500
Adam Latimer 86,000
Hou Vang 84,300
Kun Tong 79,400
Jamie Kerstetter 79,300
Michael Skomac 79,200
Tracy Myers 78,400

Bag 'Em and Tag 'Em, Day 1's Over

[user68268] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Day 1 of Event #32: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has concluded. Another enormous field of 2,828 runners came out for this one, making it another great starting day for a 2011 World Series of Poker event. Adam Lippert should be the overall leader heading into Day 2 with 144,800 in chips. That is, unless we missed someone hiding among the masses. Under 400 players remain and we're less than 100 eliminations away from the money.

A lot of faces were spotted throughout the day, but the following group was nowhere to be found at the end of it. MIke Leah, Phil Laak, Jean-Robert Bellande, Jerry Yang, Dwyte Pilgrim, Scotty Nguyen, Joe Cada, Kara Scott, Kathy Liebert, Adam Levy, Ronnie Bardah, Allen Cunningham and Jeff Madsen all played, but were eliminated on the day. Humberto Brenes, Jason Mercier, Gualter Salles, Andre Akkari, Martin Hruby and Randy Lew were some of the Team PokerStars players who hit the rail as well on Day 1.

There's plenty of notables still remaining in this field including Chino Rheem and Martin Kabrhel. Every time we see these two in an event, they're always stacking towers. Rheem bagged up 101,500 to end the night while Kabrhel finished with 94,800. They'll be towards the top of the bunch to start things off tomorrow. Joining them in the mix will be Kyle Cartwright, Layne Flack, Tim West, Brent Hanks, Josh Brikis, Todd Terry and Justin Young.

Day 2 is scheduled for a 2:30 PM PT start on Sunday and the plan is to work down to a final table. Of course, the event will probably play out a full ten levels before a final table is reached, which means we'll be coming back on Day 3 with a few tables, not just one. It's going to be another great day of poker, so be sure to keep your browsers pointed to PokerNews for all the live coverage from the 2011 WSOP!

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Tags: Adam Lippert

Hudson Shoved On

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Spencer Hudson opened from under the gun to 1,800 and the player in the next seat called. Everyone else folded and the dealer ran the {Q-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} flop across the middle of the felt. Hudson fired 2,800 and his opponent called.

The turn was the {3-Clubs} and Hudson checked with right about 25,000 behind. His opponent quickly announced that he was all in, having Hudson covered. Hudson folded and his opponent won the pot.

25,500 -2,500

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Rheem Can't Call Shove

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Action folded to the cutoff seat and he raised to 1,900. Chino Rheem was in the big blind and three-bet to 5,500 after action folded to him. The cutoff moved all in for 32,200 and Rheem gave it some thought. He eventually folded his hand and his opponent showed just the {A-Diamonds}.

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Updated Chip Counts

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139,000 9,000
110,000 67,000
105,000 62,000
98,000 57,000
82,000 27,000
69,000
Layne Flack 62,000 43,000
45,000
43,000 -15,000
Spencer Hudson 28,000 8,000
24,000 7,000
22,000 1,375
17,000
15,000
13,000 4,700
12,000 -2,000
11,000 -10,000
Busted

Tim West Scores Big

Raising under the gun Tim West was only able to convince the big bling to pay the discounted price to see a flop of {4-Hearts}{K-Spades}{10-Hearts}. After the big blind checked West bet out and was reraised around 15,000. West then went all in putting his opponent all in, who called.

West: {K-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {J-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

The turn-river brought only good news to West as the {5-Hearts} on fourth street, and the {9-Spades} on the river. West eliminated his opponent with a pair of kings and gained a lot of chips in the process.

Tim West 58,000 22,000

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Brikis Holds

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Josh Brikis (Event #9)
Josh Brikis (Event #9)

Josh Brikis just woke up to a dream. With two players all in ahead of him, Brikis looked down and squeezed two aces. He made the call and just about tripled his stack to 42,000 in chips after the aces held up against pocket queens and {K-}{J-}.

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Updated Chip Counts

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130,000
129,000
42,800 17,300
29,000 5,000
28,500
26,000 15,000
25,000 1,500
24,500
22,000 1,000
20,400 12,400
18,000
18,000 -12,000
James Mackey 17,000 -5,000
13,000 13,000
12,000 1,000
Busted

One for Amak

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Amit Makhija bet 2,600 on the {5-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop and his opponent made the call. The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and both players checked to see the {K-Hearts} fall on the river and complete the board. Makhija bet 8,000 and his opponent folded.

32,000 10,000

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