Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Ken Einiger Leads at the End of Day 1

• Līmenis 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Ken Einiger
Ken Einiger

Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em got underway on Wednesday afternoon and as one would expect from a tournament with such a buy-in, it was attended by some of the best tournament poker players in the business.

By the time registration closed, the kind folks working at the registration desk had taken 696 buy-ins, meaning a prize pool of $3,271,200 was created, of which $719,707 is reserved for the eventual champion. Of those 696 starters, only 204 managed to navigate their way through the shark-infested waters of Day 1. Leading all of those 204 survivors was Ken Einiger, who turned his 15,000 starting stack into a tournament-leading 174,000 over the course of 10 hour-long levels.

Einiger has five cashes at the World Series of Poker, one of which came in the Millionaire Maker earlier in this series. Although there is a long way to go until the money — 72 places are paid — Einiger has given himself the best chance to add a sixth WSOP cash to his record.

While Einiger doesn't have any gold bracelets just yet, he has a different World Series title, coming in the World Series of Blackjack. Einiger won the Season 2 championship for an impressive $250,000 in 2005, and many consider him an expert in the game. Earning a WSOP gold bracelet would only add to big card-playing achievements and make him an expert poker player in many people's eyes.

Also progressing to Thursday’s Day 2 with plenty of chips was seasoned pro Josh Arieh. He will start with 173,400 chips, narrowly missing out on the title of overnight chip leader by 600 chips.

Other notables and big stacks to look out for when play resumes include Rob Prinz (149,400), Germany’s Martin Hanowski (142,900), online grinder Nick Petrangelo (120,000), Vanessa Selbst (117,300), Jason Koon (104,300), Matthew Jarvis (101,000), Lauren Kling (100,300), JC Tran (93,300), Andrew Lichtenberger (69,800), Dan O’Brien (68,900), Ole Schemion (57,000), Joe Cada (39,800), David Vamplew (30,100), and Keven Stammen (25,300).

Day 2 kicks off in the Amazon Room at 1 p.m. local time on Thursday and efforts will be made to whittle the field down towards the final table of nine. Join us here at PokerNews for updates of all of the action, as it happens, from this star-studded event.

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

• Līmenis 10: 400-800, 100 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
4261Daniel Martin Jr18,600
4262Alexey Tsessarskiy119,800
4263Cong Pham34,100
4264Derek Wolters14,300
4265Pierre Neuville72,300
4266Don Cornwell14,600
4267Hasan Habib41,000
4268Brian Green80,900
4269Giuseppe Pantaleo96,500
    
4271Ravi Raghavan101,200
4272Robert Martini48,500
4273Erik Seidel12,200
4274Jonas Kronwitter45,300
4275Darren Rabinowitz33,700
4276Dimitri Holdeew32,000
4277Douglas Glasscock17,300
4278Keven Stammen52,300
4279Ilkin Amirov51,000
    
4281Liv Boeree15,600
4282Tyler Cornell36,200
4283Raymond Spencer49,900
4284Alex Bilokur25,200
4285Melanie Weisner89,800
4286Sorel Mizzi35,800
4287Shawn Headley22,400
4288Niall Farrell58,000
4289Blake Bohn89,500
    
4291Scott Tuttle43,100
4292Dimitar Danchev17,600
4293Daniel Buzgon37,200
4294Jonathan Driscoll17,000
4295Ted Lawson20,200
4296Korenev Roman76,100
4297Jack Schanbacher14,900
4298Emil Olsson90,200
4299Eric Sfez105,800
    
4301Kevin MacPhee80,900
4302Jean Gaspard85,900
4303Oleksii Kovalchuk18,500
4304Alberto Gomez63,900
4305David Vamplew30,100
4306Vinny Pahuja71,500
4307Phil Hellmuth36,700
4308Dan Smith41,800
4309Luis Assuncao Garla129,300
    
4311Kenneth Ettinger34,100
4312Stewart Newman46,200
4313David Randall31,700
4314Joseph McKeehen43,500
4315Ryan D'Angelo17,100
4316Robert Prinz149,400
4317Kenneth Hicks54,500
4318Timur Margolin45,000
4319Phillip Magana12,900
    
4321Guillaume Diaz84,500
4322Hyung Sun Jung84,300
4323Manig Loeser46,400
4324Anatoly Filatov87,800
4325Andrea Vezzani14,400
4326Owen Crowe61,000
4327John Dolan33,200
4328Greg Ostrander24,000
4329Xuan Liu17,100
    
4331Josh Arieh173,400
4332Daniel Colman26,100
4333Jamal Haddad47,600
4334Matt Davenport55,100
4335Matt Marafioti16,400
4336David Tuthill42,800
4337Konstantin Tolokno35,400
4338Bassel Moussa27,800
4339Jordan Cristos55,400
    
4341Haral Tsivicos64,100
4342Bruno Lopes39,900
4343Jason Moreno53,500
4344Joel Sexton28,300
4345Maxwell Greenwood18,600
4346Taylor Paur25,000
4347Barry Schwartz15,800
4348Anton Morgenstern12,000
4349Eric Froehlich39,600
    
4351Romain Bruet7,600
4352Jonathan Little38,200
4353--empty----
4354Michael Tureniec73,400
4355Shannon Shorr77,300
4356Amirmasoud Babakhani37,700
4357Tony Gargano115,600
4358Martin Hanowski142,900
4359Anthony Spinella73,000
    
4361Jonathan Maren54,100
4362Clint Bryant13,100
4363Evan Teitelbaum20,100
4364Carlos Sanchez35,100
4365Ognjen Sekularac42,700
4366Refael Shaoulian152,600
4367--empty----
4368Harry, Jr. Thomas24,200
4369Brian Payne93,800
    
4371Michael Katz32,000
4372Chris DeMaci34,800
4373Trevor Pope65,000
4374Fredrick Andersson28,900
4375Ryan Laplante89,100
4376Ivan Saul46,600
4377Georgios Papadopoulos22,300
4378Ryan Franklin45,900
4379Thomas Muehloecker32,800
    
4381Craig McCorkell9,100
4382Martin Kozlov48,800
4383--empty----
4384Phillippe Narboni29,500
4385Eugene Todd90,500
4386Frederic Soria27,800
4387Alex Kravchenko29,800
4388Ana Marquez32,100
4389Tom McCormick38,600
    
4391JC Tran93,300
4392Christopher Day79,200
4393Arthur Loring14,100
4394Margareta Morris56,100
4395Jeremy Wien73,000
4396--empty----
4397Patrick Cissell50,200
4398Nick Petrangelo120,000
4399Joseph Gossweiler49,700
    
4401Dmitry Kuzmin24,100
4402Nenad Medic27,100
4403Norbert Szecsi81,500
4404Ardit Kurshumi28,000
4405Stephen Bokor44,700
4406Justin Kindred52,500
4407Andrew Lichtenberger64,800
4408Nicolas Le Floch97,300
4409--empty----
    
4411Matt O'Donnell71,300
4412John Zipperer36,800
4413--empty----
4414Bruno Kawauti24,100
4415Cindy Martineau63,300
4416Julius Colman45,400
4417Stanislav Barshak88,300
4418Jason Koon104,300
4419Roy Thung39,100
    
4421Dylan Linde70,300
4422Jay Farber26,700
4423Hoflehner Helmut29,100
4424Jeffrey Smith34,700
4425Marcello Del Grosso51,200
4426--empty----
4427Ankush Mandavia42,500
4428Ole Schenuib57,000
4429Jonathan Poche18,800
    
4431Joe Ebanks10,200
4432Marc-Etienne McLaughlin58,400
4433--empty----
4434Vanessa Selbst117,300
4435Carlos J Benatuil11,800
4436Jeff Gross37,000
4437Joe Cada39,800
4438Jeremy Kottler33,800
4439Ami Barer77,200
    
4441Paul Varano80,600
4442Humberto Brenes8,100
4443Harrison Beach61,100
4444Jason Mercier42,700
4445Andy Spears91,300
4446Randal Flowers44,500
4447Francis Foordbrown73,900
4448Viet Vo42,000
4449--empty----
    
4451Kirill Rabtsov35,500
4452Chris Dombrowski87,300
4453Paul Berende76,500
4454Larry Lamberson14,200
4455Jamie Armstrong15,700
4456Kurt Lichtman40,900
4457Tom Bedell144,600
4458Ryan Julius55,200
4459--empty----
    
4471Oliver Price69,200
4472Jeff Rossiter41,600
4473Lauren Kling100,300
4474Joey Weissman13,000
4475David Peters19,000
4476Ray Iskander93,500
4477Chris Hunichen109,100
4478Vincent Bartello36,000
4479--empty----
    
4481Salman Behbehani31,800
4482Cherish Andrews20,800
4483--empty----
4484Jackie Glazier34,300
4485Jeff Hakim6,000
4486Vinicus Teixeira De Silva17,600
4487Bernd Gleibner39,200
4488David Miscikowski65,200
4489Abdo Naji54,000
    
4511Pablo Fernandez Campo28,700
4512Fernando Brunca57,500
4513Ken Einiger174,000
4514Pu Liu56,500
4515Matt Jarvis101,000
4516Everett Carlton24,000
4517Erik Hellman17,600
4518Steven Levy55,900
4519Stephane Benadiba75,300
    
4521Joe Kuether48,600
4522Richard Hendin86,900
4523Dan O'Brien68,900
4524Ariel Celestino40,000
4525Brandon Meyers33,500
4526Michael Ferrell56,400
4527Naoya Kihara17,000
4528Loni Harwood30,000
4529Justin Conley26,700
Ken Einiger us 174,000 174,000
Josh Arieh us 173,400 37,400
Refael Shaoulian 152,600 152,600
Robert Prinz 149,400 149,400
Tom Bedell no 144,600 144,600
Martin Hanowski de 142,900 28,400
Luis Assuncao Garla 129,300 129,300
Nick Petrangelo us 120,000 120,000
Alexey Tsessarskiy 119,800 119,800
Vanessa Selbst us 117,300 43,300
Tony Gargano us 115,600
Chris Hunichen us 109,100 91,325
Eric Sfez fr 105,800 105,800
Jason Koon us 104,300 9,300
Ravi Raghavan us 101,200 101,200
Matt Jarvis ca 101,000 101,000
Lauren Kling us 100,300 49,300
Nicolas Le Floch fr 97,300 51,300
Giuseppe Pantaleo de 96,500 4,500
Brian Payne 93,800 93,800
Ray Iskander 93,500
JC Tran us 93,300 73,300
Andy Spears us 91,300 91,300
Eugene Todd us 90,500
Emil Olsson 90,200 90,200

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Queen Busts Late

• Līmenis 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Alex Queen shoved for 14,725 over an under-the-gun raise, and the raiser tanked for a bit before calling.

Queen: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}
Under the gun: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}

The board came {2-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, perfectly safe for Queen's opponent, and Queen knuckled the table and headed for the door.

Alex Queen us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Alexander Queen

Laplante Receives a Late Boost

• Līmenis 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Ryan Laplante has received a late boost to his stack after winning a coinflip with {A-}{K-} versus {Q-}{Q-}. Laplante sat with his eyes closed while the dealer dealt the five community cards, the last of which was a hand-winning {A-Diamonds}.

Ryan Laplante us 81,000 -4,000

Etiķetes: Ryan Laplante

Six-Pack

• Līmenis 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Six more hands will be dealt at each table before play ends for the night.