Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Matan Krakow il 140,225
Brandon Cantu us 114,500
David Baker us 101,350
Jennifer Tilly us 90,425
Christophe Julien FR 73,650
Ruben Velasco es 61,650
Imed Ben Mahmoud fr 61,000
Freddy Darakjian FR 59,425
Yann Migeon FR 58,000
Xavier Capacci FR 56,250
Sylvain Ribes FR 53,625
Jeff Rossiter au 42,115 -60
Rémy Biechel FR 38,000 5,000
Giovanni Maresca IT 35,850
Arnaud Durif FR 34,800
Yannick Bonnet FR 34,775
Demis Hassabis gb 33,300
Edouard Mignot fr 31,975
Dominique Malpelli FR 31,800
Erich Tedeschi FR 30,600
Roberto Romanello gb 30,450 450
Senh Ung GB 30,125
Giuliano Bendinelli it 25,900
Yury Gulyy ru 25,850
John Tabatabai gb 24,725

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Day 1 Concludes with Krakow On Top

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Krakow looks for back-to-back final tables in this event
Krakow looks for back-to-back final tables in this event

Day 1 of Event #1: €2,700 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker Europe has come to a conclusion. After a nice, late start to the day, eight levels of action are in the books. When registration closed after the dinner break, 227 players had registered. The action was fast and furious all day long, and less than a quarter of the competitors finished out the day. On top of them all was Matan Krakow with a whopping 140,225 in chips.

Krakow is no stranger to this event. Last year, he made the final table and placed fourth for €65,068. He'll certainly be looking to top that finish and has put himself in a solid position to do so with his early chip lead.

Throughout the day, many big names came and went, but none were bigger than Phil Ivey. The man so commonly referred as the greatest player in the game lasted all the way until the final level of the night before falling to the rail. On his final hand, Ivey check-raised all in on a flop of {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} against Christophe Julien. Ivey was short and Julien made the call with the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Ivey was dominated with the {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. The turn was the {K-Spades} and river the {A-Hearts} to eliminate Ivey.

Others who were eliminated on the day included past WSOP gold bracelet winners Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Tristan Wade, Timothy Adams, Dominik Nitsche and Vanessa Selbst.

Of those advancing to Day 2, Brandon Cantu, David "ODB" Baker and Jennifer Tilly all bagged up bunches. Cantu stormed into the top portion of the leader board towards he end of the night, while Baker and Tilly got off to a blistering start. Phil Hellmuth, McLean Karr, Roberto Romanello and John Tabatabai are also still in contention.

Day 2 will commence tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time. The plan is to play down to a final table, but there will also be the excitement of the money bubble bursting. The top 24 spots are set to be paid with nearly €150,000 going to the winner. Be sure to catch all the action right here on PokerNews starting then.

If you can't wait until the mid-afternoon to get your WSOP Europe fix, you can find live coverage of Event #2: €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em kicking off two hours prior at noon.

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Bagging and Tagging

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All tables have finished up play and the remaining players are bagging and tagging their chips. A recap of the day's action will be posted shortly. In the meantime, check out some of the notable stacks to finish out Day 1.

Matan Krakow il 140,225 96,725
Brandon Cantu us 114,500 61,500
David Baker us 101,350 26,350
Jennifer Tilly us 90,425 -19,575
Sylvain Ribes FR 53,625 7,625
Jeff Rossiter au 42,175 23,175
John Tabatabai gb 24,725 725
Phil Hellmuth us 21,950 -4,050
McLean Karr us 20,975 -7,025
Marc-Andre Ladouceur ca 16,575 -8,425
Govert Metaal nl 14,900 7,900
Greg Merson us 10,150 -3,850

Four More Hands

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Theclock has been paused with 10 minutes left in the level, and the tournament staff just announced that each table will play four more hands before the players bag and tag their chips for the night.

Ivey Eliminated

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Phil Ivey no more
Phil Ivey no more

Phil Ivey check-raised all in for 5,050 on the {7-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} flop against Christophe Julien's bet of 1,200. Julien got a count of Ivey's stack, then tossed in the call with the {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Ivey held a dominated {A-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}.

The turn was the {K-Spades}, and as soon as Ivey saw that hit the felt, he popped out of his chair and headed for the door, knowing he was drawing dead. The river completed the board with the {A-Hearts} and that was the end of Ivey's tournament.

Phil Ivey us Busted

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