Event #56: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Field Still Spread All Over

• Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Returning from dinner break we did an audit of the tables that are still in the Amazon Room. Currently there are 18 tables in the Purple section and 16 tables in the Blue section remaining.

Players are still spread throughout the Pavilion room in all sections. Tournament supervisors have said their goal is to get all players in the Black and White sections by the end of the night.

Play Resumes

• Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

The cards are back in the air!


Let's Eat!

• Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

The players are now on a 90-minute dinner break. During this time, why not get your groove on with a little EMF?

A Look at the Current WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

[user153638] • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Current 2011 WSOP Player-of-the-Year Leaderboard

PlayerPointsCashesFinal TablesBraceletsWinnings
Ben Lamb572.65321$1,130,494
Chris Moorman486.20520$1,051,466
Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier479.25421$811,639
Phil Hellmuth458.25420$527,970
Sam Stein402.63521$731,279
Joe Ebanks410.25311$1,179,031
Mikhail Lakhitov401.80521$851,058
Jason Mercier385.33531$696,438
Mitch Schock364.81531$406,018
Sean Getzwiller343321$672,627

*Through Event #53

DeWitt Eliminated

• Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

We've just received word from the flow-ah that Jason DeWitt is done for the day.

DeWitt shipped the last of his money in on the river on a board that read {Q-}{10-}{4-}{A-}{X-} with {A-}{K-}, but his opponent had hit two pair with his {A-}{4-}. Thanks for playing.

Tags: Jason DeWitt

Chip Updates

Sorel Mizzi 46,000 28,000
Tom Dwan 42,000 10,000
Jason Mercier 6,200 3,200
Terrence Chan 3,000 200

What They're Playing For

• Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

The final numbers have been crunched and the prizepool has been made official. After registration closed the field topped out at 3,389 entrants which created a prizepool of $4,575,150. First place will earn $777,928 and just making the final table is worth $59,705. A total of 342 places will be paid and a min cash will be worth $2,822.

Chick's Cracked, But Volpe's STACKED!

We've just found Gavin Smith over in the Black Section of the Pavillion Room and he's sitting on 23,000, but sadly, Heath "TassieDevil" Chick is no more.

Chick raised to 500 from early position and another player called before Chick led out for 650 after the dealer spread the flop of {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}. Chick bet out 650 and the player called, then Chick check-called the player's bet of 1,075 on the turn of the {J-Clubs} before checking the river {9-Hearts}.

The player bet a stack of yellows and purples, which was overkill in comparison to Chick's stack. Chick called all-in, but quickly mucked after the player showed {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}.

Chick's gone, but the same cannot be said about Ben Volpe. The man they call "steponu" is crushing everyone in his path - believe it or not, Volpe is on 71,000!

Ben Volpe 71,000 34,000
Gavin Smith 24,000
Heath Chick Busted

Tags: Ben VolpeGavin GriffinHeath Chick

Moar Chips!

Brandon Meyers 33,000
Simon Watt 13,000 8,500
Valdemar Kwaysser 10,000
Ben Ludlow 7,600 -200
Shawn Marion 6,200 1,200
Nick Rampone 5,000
Allen Cunningham 4,300 -200