Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship
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Ruberto Leads Stacked Field

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Tony Ruberto leads at the conclusion of Day 1.
Tony Ruberto leads at the conclusion of Day 1.

Tony Ruberto was the lone player to top the 200,000 mark, as he bagged 203,300 to end Day 1 of Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship. The Massachusetts native was followed in the top five by well-known pro John Juanda (171,200), Frenchmen Michel Abecassis (165,100) and Benjamin Pollak (156,800), and Russian Alex Bilokur (156,500).

The return of the $10,000 PLHE event after a year off seemed to be well-received, as the 160 total entrants wasn't far off the 195 who played for $5,000 last year. The field was chock-full of notable names, and Antonio Esfandiari (144,300), Chino Rheem (122,700), Mike Matusow (94,000), and the legendary Phil Ivey (24,500) were among those bagging stacks at the end of the night.

Greg Merson, Matt Marafioti, Faraz Jaka, Bertrand Grospellier, David Paredes, and Jason Somerville were among the fallen here on Day 1, as 66 players made the cut for tomorrow's Day 2.

The survivors will return at 2 p.m. tomorrow to get back to battle, and we at PokerNews will be on hand to bring you all of the relevant live updates, so be sure to come back then.

Etiķetes: Alex BilokurAntonio EsfandiariBenjamin PollakBertrand GrospellierChino RheemDavid ParedesFaraz JakaGreg MersonJason SomervilleJohn JuandaMatt MarafiotiMichel AbecassisMike MatusowPhil IveyTony Ruberto

Merson Out at the Buzzer

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Greg MersonBusted one of the last hands of the night. 2500 tomorrow
Greg Merson us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Greg Merson

End-of-Day Chip Counts (pilns)

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante
Tony Ruberto us 203,300 18,300
John Juanda id 171,200 18,200
Michel Abecassis fr 165,100 77,100
Benjamin Pollak fr 156,800 126,800
Alex Bilokur ru 156,500 33,500
Dan Shak us 144,500 89,500
Antonio Esfandiari us 144,300 7,300
Michael Rocco us 143,600 143,600
Pratyush Buddiga us 130,600
Chino Rheem us 122,700 -7,300
Richard Kirsch us 120,000
Amit Makhija us 107,200 34,200
Kyle Frey us 97,600
Phil Galfond us 97,400 29,400
Barny Boatman gb 94,300
Mike Matusow us 94,000 -2,000
Taylor Paur us 90,000 -3,000
JC Tran us 88,800 -3,000
John Hennigan us 87,400 44,000
Justin Bonomo us 87,200 17,000
Don Nguyen us 84,900
Christian Harder us 84,600 46,600
Eric Froehlich us 84,500
Blake Barousse us 78,500
Jake Schindler us 77,500

Lasīt visu

Marafioti Mucks

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Matt Marafioti has gone broke.

He ran {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} into Erik Seidel's {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and although Marafioti flopped a flush draw on the {2-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{3-Hearts} flop, Seidel turned the case king to leave him drawing dead.

Erik Seidel us 60,000 30,000
Matt Marafioti ca Izkritis

Seven Up

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

The tournament director just ordered the dealers to deal seven more hands before play wraps up for the night.

Shak Gutted By Juanda

• Līmenis 10: 600-1,200, 0 ante

Dan Shak's big day just came to a crashing halt. He still has chips, but the majority of the stack he spent the day building was just shipped one seat over to John Juanda.

The board read {10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{q-Spades}{8-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} and from what we can gather, Shak bet the river, then called when Juanda potted it all in for his last 65,000. Shak's {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} had been outdrawn by Juanda's {a-Spades}{j-Spades} belly buster.

John Juanda id 153,000 83,000
Dan Shak us 55,000 -73,000