Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Day 1 of Ante-Only Sees Ryan D'Angelo Lead as Money Nears

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Ryan D'Angelo
Ryan D'Angelo

Although some may have seen Monday as a quiet day on the 2014 World Series of Poker schedule, they would be wrong as Event #47: $1,500 Ante-Only No-Limit Hold'em took center stage as the only tournament that would start on the day.

In it's second run last year, the Ante-Only format attracted 678 players and had rave reviews, and in the third running this year a whopping 714 players took to the felt to create a $963,900 first prize that had $212,093 reserved for the victor.

As expected, play was incredibly fast as players consistently fell to the rail throughout the day, and even registering after dinner break couldn't help prevent a hasty exit as players still managed to only last a few hands. With play winding up for the evening, the chance to make the money seemed possible, but as played slowed down in the final few orbits only 80 players would survive meaning that eight players would return tomorrow and leave empty-handed.

Leading the field into Day 2 is Ryan D'Angelo who rode somewhat of a roller coaster in the latter few levels before soaring to an impressive 120,400 to end the day as one of the few players in the six-figure club. Recent bracelet winner Dan Kelly made a huge comeback over the last few hands to end with 98,400 while Max Silver (73,700), Eddy Sabat (56,800), Jason Somerville (51,800) and Maria Ho (50,300) all finished with above average stacks.

WSOP stalwarts Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth and Erik Seidel also ended with healthy stacks while 2013 WSOP Champion Ryan Riess is still in contention and looking at claiming his third cash for the series.

Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. (PDT) on Tuesday afternoom in the Amazon Room, and the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to provide all the live updates as we look to play down to the Event #47 final table.

Tags: Ryan D'Angelo

End-of-Day Chip Counts and Day 2 Seat Draw

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4371Matt Brady22,300
4372Stuart Fischbein32,400
4373Sung Cho47,400
4374Kevin O'Donnell43,000
4375Jason Somerville51,800
4376Antonie Saout46,200
4377Max Silver73,700
4378Dutch Boyd14,800
4379Heinz Kamutzki47,400
4381Brendan Taylor41,200
4382Justas Semaska5,500
4383Jake Cody7,500
4384Phil Hellmuth23,400
4385James Hodges10,000
4386Tom Braband63,400
4387Brandon Meyers27,900
4388Kevin Buck49,300
4389Julio de la Rosa24,800
4391Gregory Morris75,600
4392Simeon Naydenov28,200
4393Thomas Beckstead15,000
4394Nicholas Stowell23,500
4395Michael Sylvan1
4396Dustin Goldklang76,100
4397Daniel Negreanu49,900
4398Eddy Sabat56,800
4399Erik Seidel24,600
4401Fernando Brito14,700
4402Chane Kampanatsanyakorn60,500
4403Adam Levy20,100
4404Kyle Bowker62,000
4405Carter Myers30,000
4406Martin Finger40,000
4407Demis Hassabis19,400
4408Dan Kelly98,400
4409Kevin MacPhee52,600
4411Andrii Tolsteneko18,600
4412Nipun Java61,200
4413Steven Levy22,400
4414Roongsak Griffeth77,900
4415Masato Yokosawa34,300
4416Chad Layne25,000
4417Amanda Baker10,400
4418Maria Ho50,300
4419Jeremy Joseph38,900
4421Anton Smirnov106,600
4422Jonathan Driscoll5,600
4423Jeff Garza66,900
4424Jonas Lauck59,500
4425Takaaki Nakayama88,400
4426Nenad Medic30,200
4427Matthew Zola24,900
4428Alex Queen31,000
4429Rhys Jones50,000
4431Jeanphilippe Matte5,200
4432Pradeep Rajasekaran16,500
4433Andrea Benelli29,500
4434Ivan Soshnikov18,200
4435Ryan Tosoc44,000
4436Davide Suriano33,800
4437Jeff Sluzinski46,100
4439Ryan Snickles39,000
4441Ryan D'Angelo120,400
4442Randal Flowers11,800
4443Daniel Buzgon23,500
4444Herbert Yarbrough45,400
4445Manig Loeser79,000
4446Jean-Jacques Zeitoun38,000
4447Aaron Schaff28,400
4448Tripp Kirk20,700
4449George Danzer41,300
4451Robert Prinz70,400
4452Ryan Riess20,100
4453Arthur Morris43,000
4454Gino Levrini26,700
4455Bryan Colin19,800
4456Scott Abrams50,500
4457Pierre Peretti28,500
4458Arthur Pro83,200
4459Jesse McEuen98,500
Ryan D'Angelo us 120,400 38,400
Anton Smirnov ru 106,600 106,600
Jesse McEuen us 98,500 98,500
Dan Kelly us 98,400 90,400
Takaaki Nakayama 88,400 88,400
Arthur Pro US 83,200 1,200
Manig Loeser de 79,000 79,000
Roongsak Griffeth us 77,900 77,900
Dustin Goldklang us 76,100 -24,900
Gregory Morris 75,600 75,600
Max Silver gb 73,700 38,700
Robert Prinz 70,400 70,400
Jeff Garza us 66,900 66,900
Tom Braband us 63,400 20,400
Kyle Bowker us 62,000 62,000
Nipun Java in 61,200 61,200
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn th 60,500 17,500
Jonas Lauck de 59,500 59,500
Eddy Sabat us 56,800 -200
Kevin MacPhee us 52,600 19,600
Jason Somerville us 51,800 16,800
Scott Abrams us 50,500 -33,500
Maria Ho us 50,300 -3,200
Rhys Jones gb 50,000 50,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 49,900 8,900

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Four More Hands

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The tournament director has just announced that there will be just four more hands for the evening.

Currently there are 81 players remaining in the tournament and it is fairly unlikely that we will reach the money now.

Brenes Busts, Medic Triples, O'Donnell the Unlucky Loser

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Humberto Brenes
Humberto Brenes

Nenad Medic was all in for his last 5,100 and Humberto Brenes followed suit having him slightly covered. Kevin O'Donnell had both players covered and came along for the ride also.

Brenes: {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}
Medic: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
O'Donnell: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

With O'Donnell having the best of it, the {2-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} board would see an unsavory river delivered to O'Donnell as he took a small side pot while Medic more than tripled up as Brenes headed to the rail.

Kevin O'Donnell us 39,000 16,000
Nenad Medic us 18,500 6,500
Humberto Brenes cr Busted

Tags: Humberto BrenesNenad MedicKevin O'Donnell

Slowing Down

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The field size has shrunk down to just 88, but action is slowing right up as players are now realizing they are just 30 minutes from bagging and tagging.

The hopes of reaching the money are getting slimmer, but with a big hand cooler here or there, we may still flirt with reaching the money tonight.

Updated Chip Counts

[user80015] • Level 10: 100-100, 400 ante
Martin Finger de 46,000
Chane Kampanatsanyakorn th 43,000 20,000
Daniel Buzgon us 42,000 -9,000
Daniel Negreanu ca 41,000 -2,500
Kevin MacPhee us 33,000 -8,000
Antoine Saout fr 28,000 -21,000
Phil Hellmuth us 25,000 15,000
Kevin O'Donnell us 23,000 2,000
Barry Woods US 19,000 -3,000
Amanda Baker us 15,000 4,500
Joe Tehan us 15,000 -1,000
Randal Flowers us 12,000 -5,000
Nenad Medic us 12,000 -1,000
Matt Marafioti ca Busted

Updated Chip Counts

[user80015] • Level 10: 100-100, 400 ante
Dustin Goldklang us 101,000 -3,000
Scott Abrams us 84,000 24,800
Ryan D'Angelo us 82,000 43,000
George Danzer de 65,200 24,200
Eddy Sabat us 57,000 -6,000
Maria Ho us 53,500 5,500
Erik Seidel us 45,500 -11,500
Tom Braband us 43,000 12,000
Adam Levy us 39,000 16,000
Jason Somerville us 35,000 14,000
Max Silver gb 35,000 -5,000
Ismael Bojang at 29,000 2,000
Frank Rusnak us 27,000 10,000
Jake Cody gb 13,800 -14,200
Humberto Brenes cr 11,000 2,000
Ryan Riess us 11,000 -6,500
Dan Shak us 9,000 2,000
Dan Kelly us 8,000 -17,000
Will Failla us 7,000 -10,000

Final Level of the Night

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We are now in the final level of the night!

With 98 players remaining and just 26 more eliminations needed until we reach the money, there is word that if the bubble gets close, play will continue so that no one returning tomorrow will have to endure the pain of walking home with no money.