Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Alex Bolotin 129,800
Sebastian Winkler 123,800
Jonathan Little 120,300
Adolfo Pereira De Souza 94,500
Laurence Houghton 91,200
Corey Burbick 90,500
Michael Bisutti 89,000
Eugene Castro 88,300
Christopher Gonzales 87,200
Christopher Valenzuela 87,000
Aleksandr Mozhnyakov 85,900
Antoine Guyetant 78,100
Brandon Becker 76,700
William Dorey 73,900
Sven Niklas Heinecker 73,700
Adam Bitker 73,300
Jason Seitz 73,100
Blake Purvis 71,800
Chino Rheem 71,300
Vladimir Kochelaevskiy 71,300
Yevgeniy Timoshenko 70,700
Jacob Toole 70,200
Mattia Orlandi 69,700
Anthony Gregg 68,300
Casey Ross 66,600

Day 1 Closes with Alex Bolotin Atop the Counts

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
This is what the players are fighting for
This is what the players are fighting for

Day 1 of Event 48 $1,500 No Limit Hold’em comes to a close after ten levels of play with an enormous starting field of 2,713. Only 390 of those survived the day and will return for Day 2. Alex Bolotin is your chipleader with 129,800, followed closely by Sebastian Winkler and Jonathan Little.

Moving to Day 2 includes Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Sorel Mizzi, Erik Cajelais, David Singer, Chino Rheem, JJ Liu, Josh Tieman, Matt Stout, Soi Nguyen, Leo Wolpert, Lauren Kling and Garry Gates.

The large starting field claimed a slew of notable players as victims that didn’t survive the day, including; Tom Dwan, Carlos Mortensen, Phil Hellmuth, Chris Moneymaker, David Bakes Baker, Adam Junglen, Rob Mizrachi, Justin Bonomo, Neil Channing, Jean-Robert Bellande, Isaac Haxton and Liv Boeree.

Day 1 was just one of three tournaments that Dwan played today. He played the opening levels before his Day 2 restart in the $2,500 Omaha/Seven Card Stud HiLo event. He came back to play his stack again during one the breaks in the other tournament. After he busted from the HiLo mix he focused on Day 1 in this event for a little while. He eventually busted and then jumped over to the $2,500 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw event.

Day 2 will kick off at 2:30 p.m. PST in the Purple section of the Amazon Room. Be sure to follow all of the WSOP action live on Pokernews.com

Dragan Now Nearly Dead

After having just doubled up, Dragan Galic shoved from the small blind and his opponent in the big blind called all in for less.

Dragan: {9-}{6-}
Big Blind: {K-}{Q-}

The board ran out {3-}{10-}{A-}{A-}{Q-} which was of no help to Dragan and he was crippled down to only 2,000 as the chips he had just won before didn’t last long.

2,000 -24,000

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Dragan Alive with Fives

We found Dragan Galic all in preflop for 12,400 and behind with {5-Spades}{5-Hearts} against an opponent’s {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades}. No worries though as the flop came down {J-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} to give Galic a set and the lead. Better yet, the {5-Clubs} on the turn gave him quads which had his opponent drawing dead. The river was a meaningless {7-Spades} as Galic earned the double up.

Dragan Galic 26,000 17,000

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Chino Giveth, Taketh Less

First, we caught up with the action on the turn of a {J-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{6-Diamonds} board. Chino Rheem was on the button and had a large pile of yellow chips that was at least 20,000 in front of him as either a bet or raise. It was now up to the player under the gun who called all in. Rheem said “Nice call” and turned over {3-}{3-} while his opponent showed {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}. The river wasn’t a {3-} and Chino paid off the players 14,800 remaining.

Then the next hand, there was already around 9,000 in the pot preflop with the action four-handed on a {2-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop. The small blind checked and the big blind (UTG that doubled through Rheem from the previous hand for those of you who didn't realize at home) bet 5,000. A middle position player folded and it was now on Rheem in the cutoff who raised to 15,000. The small blind folded and the big blind must have believed Rheem this time as he flashed the {J-Hearts} before he laid his hand down.

Chino Rheem 60,000 -10,000

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Timoshenko on a Tear!

Yevgeniy Timoshenko opened to 1,800 from early position and was re-raised to 3,600 from the player on the button. The blinds folded and Timonshenko called.

The flop came {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and Timoshenko checked. His opponent thought for a bit, but then announced, "All in," which got a shocked expression out of Timoshenko. Timoshenko thought for a few seconds and said, "Call," for the remainder of his chips.

Timoshenko: {A-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Opponent: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The {9-Clubs} turn and {3-Spades} river were safe for Timoshenko, who doubled yet again - this time to 52,000. Not bad for a guy who started the level under 10K.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko 52,000 14,500

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Rosengarten Chips Up

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Robert "The Thorn" Rosengarten raised to 2,100 preflop from under the gun. Two players made the call.

The flop ran out {7-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{q-Spades}. Rosengarten moved all in and one player called. Rosengarten turned up {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and his opponent turned over {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}.

The {9-Hearts} hit on the turn and the {5-Hearts} hit on the river to give Rosengarten the pot.

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The Shark Swims Away

Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes

We found Humberto Brenes move all in for what looked like 8,600 or just under 11 big blinds in early position. It was folded around to the button who made the call. The blinds both got out of the way and the players turned up their cards.

Brenes: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}
Button: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

Brenes was behind and the {2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{2-Spades} board was of no help to him. Humberto wished his former tablemates luck as he hit the rail.

Humberto Brenes Busted

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Timoshenko Doubles

Yevgeniy Timoshenko moved all in for 18,300 in late postion. The player in the small blind checked his cards twice then called. Timoshenko tabled {K-Spades} {J-Clubs} and his opponent held {9-Diamonds} {9-Hearts}.

The board ran {6-Diamonds} {K-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} {5-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} and Timoshenko earned the double up.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko 37,500 29,700

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