Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)


Official Day 1 Chip Counts

Christopher McClung 114,100
Luke Davies 109,300
Nick Petrangelo 95,000
Lee Satterwhite 84,400
Karoon Monfared 84,200
Joseph Urgo 79,300
Michael Levine 77,400
Benjamin Volpe 75,900
Joshua Norris 75,600
James Carroll 73,200
Alexander Gambino 72,500
Travis Eller 72,000
Erik Lemarquand 71,400
Samuel Woo 71,300
Cody Slaubaugh 71,100
Alex Findlay 69,900
Drew Boyett 69,700
Amanda Baker 69,600
Ryan Laplante 68,800
Paul Kintner 67,800
Philip Jacobsen 66,700
Konstantin Puchkov 66,200
Lars Bonding 66,000
Gil Barak 64,600
Yueqi Wang 64,000

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Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 completed

McClung Leads as Players Make the Money on Last Hand of Night

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The Rio was once again a packed house for Day 1 of Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em. The field started with 3,144 players but only 323 remain after ten levels of play and we just barely made the money on the last hand of the night. The chip leader appears to be Christopher 'd0r1t0s' McClung from Montreal, Canada with 114,100 in chips.

Some other big stacks near the top of the leaderboard going into day 2 are Luke Davies (109,300), Nick Petrangelo (95,000), Lee Satterwhite (84,400) and Karoon Monfared (84,200). Notables that survived the day include Team PokerStars Pro Gualter Salles (Brazil), Lars Bonding, Dwyte Pilgrim, Matt Affleck, Barry Shulman and Mike Leah.

A few players that were unfortunately eliminated throughout the day were Team PokerStars Pros Jason Mercier (USA), Randy Lew (Online), Humberto Brenes (Costa Rica), Liv Boeree (United Kingdom) and David Williams (USA), as well as Michael Mizrachi, Erick Lindgren, Gavin Smith, Bruce Buffer, Amarillo Slim and Kathy Liebert.

While it’s doubtful that we will make it to the final table tomorrow, the field should be whittled down to a only a few tables by the end of the day. Check back in with PokerNews at 2:30 p.m. PST where play will resume in the Amazon room. Hope to see you there.
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We're in the Money

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The dealers were told to stop dealing after their hand was up. Once the player count was tallied, it was announced that everyone left was in the money!

Bonding On A Roll

A player moved all in from late position and the action folded around to Lars Bonding in the big blind who snap called after looking at his cards.

Bonding: {A-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Opponent: {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}

The board fell {7-Spades}{3-Spades}{Q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} and Bonding was able to scoop the pot and bring the field one person closer to the money.

Lars Bonding 71,000 21,000

Six More Hands

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

It was just announced that there will be six more hands dealt at each table before play is done for the day.

Bonding Moving On Up

With Bonding raising under the gun a short stack in late position moved all in for about 7,000. When the action got back to Bonding he took his time before eventually calling with {Q-}{10-}. His opponent only had {A-}{7-} but he had the lead going to the flop.

Things looked good for the short stack because the cards came {7-}{4-}{5-}{3-} but the river {Q-} gave the pot to Bonding.

Lars Bonding 50,000 36,000

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Here's Another Hit, Barry Shul

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We caught up with the action as the chips were being pushed and the cards being cleared, but from what we can gather a player moved all in holding {J-}{10-}. The very next player moved all in as well, holding {K-}{K-}. Barry Shulman was next in line to shove, holding {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

The flop and turn ran out with three diamonds, culminating with the fall of a {K-Diamonds} on the river. Shulman was able to triple up with his nut flush, as he was the shortest stack involved in the action. No players were eliminated this hand, but Shulman managed to build his stack to about 26,500.

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Move Over For Schoonover

We found Joshua Schoonover making it 2,400 preflop. Action folded around to the Big Blind who moved all in for 12,000. Schoonover made the call and flipped over {A-}{10-}. It was off to the races as his opponent held {4-}{4-}.

The cards came out {10-}{j-}{j-}{Q-}{K-} for a straight and a decent amount of chips to boot.

Joshua Schoonover 47,000 8,000

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