Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit)
Day 1 completed

End-of-Day Chip Counts

Nikolay Losev 114,100
Joseph Cheong 93,800 -4,800
Vincent Vanderfluit 86,200
Dylan Drazen 85,700
Sergey Rybachenko 84,700
Chris Bell 81,300
Daniel Weinman 79,500
Adam Sanders 78,300
Chris Moorman 75,900
Kyle Loman 71,800
Jared Jaffee 71,200
Daniel Ratigan 68,300
Andrey Danilyuk 67,600
Scott Blackman 65,000
Scott Montgomery 64,800
Jeremy Kottler 59,600
Matt Grapenthien 58,200
Jason DeWitt 55,800
Justin Schwartz 55,400
Brandon Meyers 55,000
Max Pescatori 54,200
Nicholas Wilbur 53,100
Brian Smith 52,800
Jeremy Ausmus 52,400
Jonathan Jaffe 51,500

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That's a Wrap; Losev's in the Lead!

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It’s now around that time of night where we wrap things up here at the Rio – so without further ado, let’s get down to it!

580 players ponied up the dough for this year’s $2,500 Mixed Hold’em event, featuring some of poker’s crème de la crème – names like Michael Mizrachi, Jennifer Lee, Mike Sexton, Erick Lindgren, Antonio Esfandiari, David Williams, Jerry Bust, Hoyt Corkins, David Chiu, John Juanda and Daniel Negreanu.

Sadly, all of these players have gone the way of the dodo (figuratively speaking), but we can tell you those who will be returning – in particular, the chip leader, which is Nikolay Rosev with 114,100 in chips, followed by Joseph Cheong in second chip position with 98,600. Sergey Rybachenko (84,700), Chris Bell (81,300) and Daniel Weinman (79,500) round off our top five.

Out of the 135 players coming back to the Amazon Room, only 54 will be getting paid, and in two days’ time, there will be only one on top of the world with a gold bracelet around their wrist. It’s going to go off like a frog in a sock!

Who will become the 52nd champion of the 2011 WSOP? Find out when PokerNews brings you all the updates from the floor from 3pm tomorrow (GMT -7). Until then, it’s ciao for now!

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Negreanu Eliminated

Limit Hold'em

Negreanu managed to get heads up with another player and on a {A-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{j-Spades} flop Negreanu's opponent in the small blind check-called a bet. With the {Q-Hearts} on the turn the small blind again check-called a bet from Negreanu. The river {Q-Diamonds} brought no change in action as Negreanu again bet after it was checked to him and the small blind called.

Negreanu asked "Do you have an ace?" his opponent responded by flipping over {A-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}, Negreanu then said "Oh, ace king..." and mucked his cards.

Shortly there after Negreanu was eliminated.

Daniel Negreanu Busted

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Four More!

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Floor staff has just announced that there are only four more hands before play ends for the night!

Jerry Busted

Jerry Buss
Jerry Buss

We missed the action but saw the cards strewn out on the table and a disheartened Jerry Buss heading toward the rail. In front of Buss was the {A-Clubs}{J-Spades} which was behind his opponent's {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} while the board read {5-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

Jerry Buss Busted

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Rybachenko Loses Some

Limit Hold'em

From the small blind, Sergey Rybachenko raised preflop and was called by the player in the big blind. The flop came {7-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{A-Spades} and Rybachenko bet out. His opponent raised him and he made the call.

The turn came {A-Hearts}, pairing aces on the board. Rybachenko check raised the bet from his opponent and his opponent three-bet right back. Rybachenko made the call and they saw the {2-Diamonds} hit the river. Rybachenko checked and his opponent pushed out one more bet. Rybachenko slapped his cards into the muck and his opponent took down the pot.

Sergey Rybachenko 70,000 47,300

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Leah's Ace High Grabs It

No Limit Hold'em

On a board of {K-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{8-Clubs}, Mike Leah's opponent bet out 2,100 and after about a minute of thinking, Leah made the call. The river brought the {10-Diamonds} and Leah checked to his opponent who quickly checked. Leah flipped up {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts} for ace-high and was able to drag the pot.

Mike Leah 16,000 2,000

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Jerry Bussts One

No Limit Hold'em

After a series of raises Jerry Buss called the all in of an opponent who moved in from late position. Buss held {K-Clubs}{k-Hearts} while his opponent tabled {Q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. The dealer then spread out five cards in the middle and they came out {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Spades}. Buss held and was able to add to his growing stack.

Jerry Buss 26,000 -3,000

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Some Chip Counts

Joseph Cheong 81,000 8,000
Jimmy Fricke 49,000 -2,000
Daniel Negreanu 36,000 10,000
Mike Matusow 34,000 19,000
29,000 18,000
Jerry Buss 29,000 9,000
Erica Schoenberg 25,500 -7,500
Matt Matros 19,000 -1,000
Allen Kessler 18,000 8,000
Maria Ho 12,000 -10,000