Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 1 completed

Samuel Golbuff Leads After Day 1 of the Limit Hold'em Championship

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

The biggest limit hold'em tournament of the year kicked off on Thursday and 122 players signed up for what will be a true test of skill, patience and a bit of luck. After the day, Samuel Golbuff led the pack with 124,900 in chips. He was trailed closely by Kenny Shei with 118,400, David Chiu with 109,200, and Antonio Esfandiari with 99,200.

The day started off slow, but we immediately spotted a great table with the likes of Melissa Burr, Mark Newhouse, and Joep van den Bijgaart. Later, this table added Jeff Lisandro, Dan Shak, Mike Watson, and Marco Johnson to create a start-studded affair on Day 1. From the aforementioned bunch, the field only lost Johnson and Newhouse, who could not get anything going in the later levels.

Others who busted included Jameson Painter, Brock Parker, Rep Porter, and Todd Witteles. Barry Greenstein and Andrey Zaichenko were also among the first to hit the rail, while Eli Elezra, Paul Volpe, and John Hennigan all entered late and survived the day.

Players will attempt to maneuver themselves into the money on Day 2 and ultimately the final table. In total, 18 places will get paid, with the min-cash being $16,273. The winner of this event will ultimately walk away with $309,909.

Play will resume at 2 p.m. local time and we will be right there with you to bring all your live coverage of the $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship.

End-of-Day Chip Counts and Day 2 Seat Draw (full)

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante
3501Douglas Rutherford52,600
3502Nick Schulman67,300
3503Ian Johns26,700
3504Matthew Gallin23,700
3505Steven Wolansky36,100
3506John Hennigan27,300
3507JJ Liu50,800
3508Lee Goldman23,300
3509Nicholas Abourisk40,300
3511Michael Schneider14,400
3512Greg DeBora96,700
3514Yakov Hirsch22,500
3515Ian Blackman53,800
3516Hoyt Corkins28,600
3517Jeff Lisandro59,100
3518Mike Sowers48,800
3519JC Tran33,100
3521Ronnie Bardah80,000
3522Mike Watson32,400
3523David Steicke49,700
3524David Chiu102,900
3525Talal Shakerchi62,300
3526Roland Israelashvili100,700
3527Samuel Golbuff124,900
3528Ben Yu12,900
3529Justin Tazelaar59,400
3561Jack Kashishian31,000
3562George Danzer46,600
3563Paul Hoch37,900
3564Bill Chen53,800
3565Brian Aleksa17,900
3566Scott Seiver40,500
3567Joep van den Bijgaart39,100
3568Jeff Thompson109,600
3569Jason Pasinski65,000
3571Jared Talarico96,500
3572Jan Sjavik42,700
3573Juha Helppi47,800
3574Cathleen Tran13,200
3575Paul Volpe63,300
3576Gabriel Nassif37,300
3577Kevin Song52,100
3578Diego Cordovez58,000
3579Alex Torry23,000
3581Brian Tate96,500
3582James Obst26,300
3583Jeff Shulman43,600
3584Mohsin Charania57,400
3585Eli Elezra56,800
3586Kenny Shei118,400
3587Vincent Gironda96,300
3588Mike Leah28,600
3589Mikail Tulchinskiy59,600
3621Matt Szymaszek81,700
3622Terrence Chan40,600
3623David Olson34,800
3624Stephen Bass30,600
3625Paul Mannoni96,500
3626Antonio Esfandiari99,200
3627Stephanie Nguyen18,500
3628Dan Shak30,600
3629Kyle Ray1
3631Max Pescatori38,200
3632Shaun Deeb24,100
3633Marwan Abdelal8,000
3634Vitaly Lunkin24,700
3635Kerry Welsh19,100
3636Robert Como74,300
3637Melissa Burr40,100
3638Alexander Kuzmin49,500
3639Brian Meinders74,700
Samuel Golbuff US
Samuel Golbuff
US 124,900 124,900
Kenny Shei us
Kenny Shei
us 118,400 8,400
Jeff Thompson us
Jeff Thompson
us 109,600
David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 102,900 -18,100
Roland Israelashvili us
Roland Israelashvili
us 100,700 16,700
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 99,200 19,200
Greg Debora ca
Greg Debora
ca 96,700 69,700
Paul Mannoni us
Paul Mannoni
us 96,500 96,500
Jared Talarico us
Jared Talarico
us 96,500 96,500
Brian Tate us
Brian Tate
us 96,500 40,500
Vincent Gironda
Vincent Gironda
96,300 49,300
Matt Szymaszek us
Matt Szymaszek
us 81,700
Ronnie Bardah us
Ronnie Bardah
us 80,000 18,000
Brian Meinders us
Brian Meinders
us 74,700 74,700
Robert Como us
Robert Como
us 74,300 74,300
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 67,300 -2,700
Jason Pasinski us
Jason Pasinski
us 65,000 65,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 63,300 1,300
Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 62,300 15,800
Mikail Tulchinskiy ru
Mikail Tulchinskiy
ru 59,600 59,600
Justin Tazelaar gb
Justin Tazelaar
gb 59,400 22,400
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 59,100 15,600
Diego Cordovez us
Diego Cordovez
us 58,000 -8,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 57,400 42,400
Eli Elezra us
Eli Elezra
us 56,800 -13,200

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More For Helppi

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

On a {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{3-Clubs} flop it was Ben Yu who check-called a bet from Juha Helppi. On the turn the {7-Spades} hit and both players checked. The river was the {Q-Hearts} and Yu check-folded to the Finnish pro's bet.

Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 77,000 26,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 7,200 -11,800

Tags: Ben YuJuha Helppi

Two Pair For Szymanszek

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

Eli Elezra raised and Talal Shakerchi and Matt Szymanszek called from the blinds. The flop came down {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{K-Clubs} and Szymanszek bet after Shakerchi had checked. Elezra called and Shakerchi put in the call as well.

The turn was the {3-Diamonds} and the same process repeated itself. On the river the {A-Diamonds} hit and Elezra folded when Szymanszek kept firing. Shakerchi called and mucked when Szymanszek showed {K-Hearts}{3-Hearts}.

Talal Shakerchi gb
Talal Shakerchi
gb 60,000 12,000
Matt Szymanszek US
Matt Szymanszek
US 51,000

Tags: Talal ShakerchiEli Elezra

Value For Cordovez

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

JJ Liu raised it up before the flop and David Chiu, Michael Moore and Diego Cordovez, from the button, all called.

The flop came down {3-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and all four players checked.

On the turn the {6-Spades} hit and the action was checked to Cordovez who bet out. Only Chiu called and the river was the {5-Spades}.

Chiu checked again, Corodovez bet and Chiu tanked for a bit before calling.

Cordovez showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades} and said, "That beats all the bluff catchers," as Chiu mucked his hand.

David Chiu us
David Chiu
us 121,000 9,000
Diego Cordovez us
Diego Cordovez
us 66,000 9,000

Tags: JJ LiuMichael MooreDavid ChiuDiego Cordovez

One More

• Level 10: 1,000-2,000, 0 ante

The final level of the day has just started with 74 players remaining. The average stack right now is 49,459.