Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Railward They Go

Shamus • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We've lost a handful of short stacks already during the first 15 minutes of action today, Kristina Holst, Anthony Spinella, and Jeff Shulman among them.

Right now, 168 players currently remain, which means a bit less than half of those still with chips -- 78 -- will be making the money later today.

Tags: Anthony SpinellaJeff ShulmanKristina Holst

Trouble Counting

[user101598] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

When Tim Kahlmeyer opened his bag a few minutes ago, he was sure that he didn't have enough chips. He cut them out, counted them, rinsed, and repeated.

"You put them in the bag last night, right?" a floorperson asked him.

Kahlmeyer nodded, then counted again.

"Oh," he blurted. "It's right."

The floorperson left abruptly.

We'll give Kahlmeyer a pass this time.

Tags: Tim Kahlmeyer

Spill on 366!

[user101598] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

As soon as the cards were in the air, we heard a dealer shout, "Spill on 366!"

Upon reaching the table, we saw a large, brown puddle on the ground coming from a Starbucks bag underneath Matt Vengrin's seat.

"I'm making mess over here, Chris," Vengrin called to a passing floorman.

We're not sure what will be done about the mocha mess, but for now the players will have to battle through the cocoa aroma, and try not to slip on the wet spot.

Tags: Matthew Vengrin

Carson Doubles Through Young

Shamus • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Russell Carson opened with a raise to 2,200 from the hijack seat and it folded back to Jordan Young in the big blind. Young paused, then announced he was reraising all in, and Carson called quickly, committing his entire stack of 18,400.

Young showed {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} while Carson was hoping his {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs} would hold. The five community cards came {10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}, and Carson has bumped up to 39,400. Young meanwhile slips to 9,000.

Tags: Jordan YoungRussell Carson

Willerson Eliminated

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Neil Willerson has been eliminated in the first few minutes of play today. He moved all in preflop with {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} and was called by Anthony Gregg with {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{4-Clubs} and Willerson was sent to the rail. Gregg now has close to 200,000 in chips.

Tags: Anthony GreggNeil Willerson


Short-Handed Action Resumes Shortly


Welcome back to Day 2 of Event No. 40, the $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event!

We saw a number of familiar faces, many known for their prowess at the tables, among the 732 who came out for yesterday's Day 1. And a lot of those tough, accomplished players will be returning today.

2010 WSOP November Niner Matt Jarvis comes back to the biggest stack, having crossed the 300,000-chip mark at the end of play on Thursday. He's followed closely by Randy Dorfman, with Daniel Negreanu and Eugene Todd both sitting nearby in the top ten. A total of 172 remain, with the top 78 finishers making the cash. (See the complete Day 2 table draw below.)

We're a little over an hour away from the start of Day 2, set to begin in the Amazon Room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino at 2:30 p.m. Vegas time. Come back then to see who can make it through today's ten levels to get closer to that final six-handed table where over $2 million of the event's $3.44 million prize pool awaits.

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

3441James Sowers76,800
3442William Klein34,200
3443McLean Karr110,600
3444Joshua Bergman88,300
3445Cary Katz101,500
3446Kevin Iacofano51,500
3451Mario Silvestri39,300
3452Samad Rashid65,200
3453Freddy Deeb11,200
3454Dan Santoro146,400
3455George Mcdonald25,100
3461Scott Zakheim15,100
3462Elliott Peterman46,300
3463Daniel Hirleman81,100
3464Jason Mo46,500
3466Alex Kamberis23,400
3471Wesley Pantling71,300
3472Justin Filtz114,000
3473Wayne Boyd34,900
3474Tuan Le130,000
3475Matt Hawrilenko65,800
3476William Higgins43,800
3491Eugene Todd147,500
3492Liv Boeree13,800
3493Angel Guillen45,300
3494Marco Johnson31,800
3495Nicholas Harvalis80,900
3496Leo Wolpert28,300
3501Robert Fett28,400
3502Chris Moorman22,900
3503Nathaniel Wachtel21,300
3504Tommy Chen88,900
3505David Sands55,500
3506Bryan Piccioli124,100
3511Rahim Tadjsaadat19,800
3512Dan O'Brien116,500
3513Tim West11,900
3514Patrick Carron18,400
3516Seth Fischer20,900
3521Vanessa Rousso37,100
3522David Ulliott77,000
3523Anthony Ruberto86,100
3525Justin Young19,000
3526Oleksii Kovalchuk92,500
3531Kevin Song39,700
3532Jim McManus11,800
3533Haralabos Voulgaris89,200
3534Hafiz Khan85,900
3535Dmitry Vitkind45,000
3536Duane Blanchard60,400
3541Christopher Hunichen80,700
3542Ryan Fair92,700
3543John Andress89,600
3544Simon Watt85,700
3545Valdemar Kwaysser61,700
3546Michael Rocco74,200
3551Craig Boyd49,300
3552Olivier Busquet53,100
3553Joseph Serock76,900
3554David Fox73,300
3555Raphael Kroll174,500
3556Robert Merulla42,000
3561Grayson Ramage53,300
3562Scott Lipshutz47,300
3563Lisa Hamilton17,400
3564Aaron Kaiser49,800
3565Takuya Suzuki17,400
3566Patrick Miles36,800
3572Charles Brizius62,000
3573Nick Schulman69,700
3574Massimiliano Martinez116,200
3575Bryan Leskowitz42,500
3576Jacob Schindler109,600
3581Filipp Khavin118,800
3582Kelvin Lee67,500
3583Jason DeWitt38,600
3584Jason Koon55,200
3585Thomas Bentham45,400
3586Jeff Shulman11,200
3591Tyler Smith68,700
3592Owen Crowe52,000
3593Daniel Negreanu162,600
3594Benjamin May13,200
3595Daniel Tafur26,100
3596Zach Clark22,200
3601Miller Dao54,300
3602Tony Dunst34,600
3603Manuel Bevand25,800
3604Eddie Blumenthal46,100
3605Faraz Jaka84,300
3606Dan Martin68,300
3611Michael Scarborough12,200
3612Madison Bergeron40,200
3613Tyler Kenney41,200
3614Tony Burton52,400
3615Dylan Wilkerson31,900
3616Martins Adeniya61,500
3621Grzegorz Derkowski78,500
3622Ryan Olisar127,200
3623Jack Ellwood35,200
3624David GentDNR
3625Frederic Soria28,900
3626Jude Ainsworth122,600
3631Ronald Armstrong3,500
3632Peter Gilmore72,800
3633Laurence Houghton62,600
3634Shaun Deeb125,100
3636Mauro Stivoli119,900
3638Leonardo Mendoza13,800
3641Tommy Vedes22,400
3642Joel Benzinou31,500
3643Alan Sass67,300
3644Dan Smith75,800
3645Nicholas Maimone40,100
3646Eric Haddad52,200
3651Tim Kahlmeyer82,700
3652Nenad Medic79,800
3653Nicolas Chouity33,200
3654Hunter Frey52,000
3655Daniel Alaei26,100
3656Dobromir Nikov121,700
3661Matt Stout85,400
3662Neil Willerson19,700
3663Arnaud Esquevin58,200
3664Anthony Gregg178,900
3665Nathan Doudney36,000
3666Taylor Paur100,200
3671Daniel Reijmer35,400
3672Asa Smith66,000
3673Ty Reiman22,900
3674Mark Dickstein58,100
3675Caio Cesar Pimenta95,700
3676Jeff Hakim32,200
3681Phil Hellmuth89,800
3682James Dempsey115,700
3683Anthony Gargano15,200
3684Balazs Botond81,000
3685Kenneth Shelton35,200
3686Mayu Roca Uribe48,400
3691David Singer73,000
3692Viktor Zsemlye42,800
3693Andrew Badecker26,300
3694Michael Finstein52,700
3695Anthony Spinella23,400
3696Zachary Gruneberg142,400
3701Jesse Cohen59,000
3702Julien Pouchain68,700
3703Matthew Jarvis303,800
3704Steve Sung107,900
3705Brendon Rubie33,900
3721Primoz Cimerman61,900
3722Mohsen Tayfeh52,100
3723Athanasios Polychronopoul60,600
3724Ben Tollerene23,800
3725Yuliyan Kolev73,500
3726Matthew Vengrin91,300
3731Stanislav Barshak110,400
3732Jonathan Duhamel31,600
3733Jeremy Ausmus143,300
3734Shane Schleger70,800
3735Eric Blair76,600
3736Sida Yuen39,100
3751David Olson46,700
3752Jordan Young27,500
3753Isaac Haxton96,000
3754Russell Carson18,500
3755Benjamin Spindler38,660
3761Michael Gagliano21,800
3762Carter Swidler94,600
3764Randy Dorfman280,000
3765Kristina Holst22,700
3766Brent Hanks66,500
Event #40: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Day 2 started