Friday, November 12, 2021 3:41 AM Local Time
Mourad Amokrane Tops Day 1 Of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha
Today saw the start of Event #71: $1,500 Bounty Pot-Limit Omaha at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament drew 860 entries, generating a prize pool of $718,100. A min-cash is worth $1,512, for 129 players getting in the money, with the winner of the event taking home a prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and the $132,844 first prize.
Play began with players busting quickly as bounty hunters claimed heads from a frantic start to a frenetic finish, with the tournament clock reading just 94 players at the end of the day.
When the dust settled, it was French Mourad Amokrane that bagged the chip lead with a massive stack of 1,066,00,000, being the first player to reach the 1 million chip-mark after busting a few players in the last 20 minutes of the night. Amokrane, who travelled from Europe only a few days ago, is cashing the first WSOP event of his career in Las Vegas.
|2||Jaime Lewin||United States||712,000|
|4||Felix Borden||United States||650,000|
|8||Ryan Coon||United States||468,000|
|9||Blake Napierala||United States||461,000|
Jaime Lewin looks to be close to the top as he bagged 712,000 chips and he is followed closely by Nikolay Yosifov (674,000). Other players who bagged big stacks at the end of the night include Miltiadis Kyriakides (578,00), two-time bracelet winner Calvin Anderson (525,000), Paulo Villena (483,000) and Craig Mason (352,00).
Many notables players navigated their way through the Day 1 field and advanced to Day 2, such as Alex Rocha (240,000), who eliminated Nohad Teliani with a straight on the river to burst the bubble, but also Dash Dudley (183,100), Felipe Ramos (144,000), Diogo Veiga (119,000), Dario Sammartino (111,000) and tree-time bracelet winner Davidi Kitai (70,000).
While Day 2 will see many notable faces return some were less fortunate, those players include bracelet winners Brandon Shack-Harris, Asi Moshe, Leif Force, Nicholas Seiken, Eric Froehlich, Yuval Bronshtein, Ryan Hughes, Ian Steinman and Daniel Negreanu.
Day 2 will have a 3 p.m restart with action picking up on level 15 where blinds will be 3,000/ 5,000. Blind levels will be 60-minutes long and players will receive a 15-minute break after every two levels along with a 60-minute dinner break at the end of level 21.
Tune in here tomorrow as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will provide coverage throughout the rest of the entire tournament.
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:15 AM Local Time
End of Day Chip Counts
|Mourad Amokrane||1,066,000||421,000 |
|Jaime Lewin||712,000||92,000 |
|Nikolay Yosifov||674,000||674,000 |
|Felix Borden||650,000||650,000 |
|Miltiadis Kyriakides||578,000||108,000 |
|Kirk Dillon||492,000||492,000 |
|Paulo Villena||483,000||483,000 |
|Ryan coon||468,000||38,000 |
|Blake Napierala||461,000||461,000 |
|Manuel Ruivo||448,000||-92,000 |
|Jonathan Abdellatif||442,000||442,000 |
|David Tuthill||436,000||436,000 |
|Glib Karpov||432,000||432,000 |
|Kao Chieng Saechao (OR)||432,000||432,000 |
|Matthew Mlsna||419,000||-46,000 |
|Christopher Drake||387,000||387,000 |
|Raymond Henson||368,000||368,000 |
|Matthew Humphrey||366,000||366,000 |
|Todd Jacobs||356,000||6,000 |
|Craig Mason||352,000||352,000 |
|Rodney Horton||351,000||49,000 |
|Johnathan Dempsey||345,000||345,000 |
|Ryan Terpstra||326,000||326,000 |
|Christopher Costa||315,000||315,000 |
|Aleksey Levin||303,000||303,000 |
|Matthew Smith||300,000||300,000 |
|Joseph Di Rosa Rojas||292,000||292,000 |
|Young Ji||289,000||289,000 |
|Nir Shami||279,000||-113,000 |
|Kamel Mokhammad||262,000||262,000 |
|Fraser MacIntyre||257,000||257,000 |
|Anthony Genosa||250,000||15,000 |
|Gabe Ramos||250,000||145,000 |
|John Fauver||248,000||248,000 |
|Timo Kamphues||247,000||247,000 |
|Uri Reichenstein||240,000||45,000 |
|Alex Rocha||240,000||15,000 |
|Federico Quevedo||233,000||233,000 |
|Kelly Kim||229,000||229,000 |
|Russell Alesi||218,000||218,000 |
|Pearce Arnold||204,000||204,000 |
|Mihai Manole||202,000||202,000 |
|Jonathan Hainen||201,000||201,000 |
|Gabi Livshitz||185,000||185,000 |
|Dash Dudley||183,000||29,000 |
|Dylan Weisman||183,000||43,000 |
|Matt Mamiya||180,000||180,000 |
|Borja Gross||177,000||-41,000 |
|Rodrigo Maclean||176,000||176,000 |
|Roger Franco||172,000||172,000 |
|Arie Ori Miller||159,000||159,000 |
|Carlos Garcia||158,000||158,000 |
|Joao Vieira||149,000||86,000 |
|Mike Arzoumanidis||147,000||147,000 |
|Nick Guagenti||145,000||145,000 |
|Felipe Ramos||144,000||100,000 |
|David Gabay||142,000||142,000 |
|Premnath Kasinath||139,000||139,000 |
|Lei Cui||130,000||130,000 |
|Dmitry Shunikov||124,000||124,000 |
|Anthony Auer||120,000||120,000 |
|Diogo Veiga||119,000||-66,000 |
|Brian Kirschner||117,000||117,000 |
|Dario Sammartino||116,000||-19,000 |
|Toby Joyce||115,000||115,000 |
|Joseph Lam||114,000||114,000 |
|Larisa Evloeva||110,000||-55,000 |
|Ryan Christopherson||110,000||110,000 |
|Justin Geary||109,000||109,000 |
|Shirin Oskooi||107,000||64,000 |
|Klyde Forte||102,000||102,000 |
|Gene Quinn||99,000||99,000 |
|Balint Sebestyen||97,000||97,000 |
|Daniel Rohde||96,000||96,000 |
|Dustin Nelson||90,000||90,000 |
|Ronald Larsen||90,000||90,000 |
|Florencio Bunal||89,000||89,000 |
|Timothy Su||87,000||87,000 |
|Kenneth Po||80,000||80,000 |
|Jeff Gross||79,000||17,000 |
|Chris Ginley||75,000||75,000 |
|David Coker||72,000||72,000 |
|Davidi Kitai||70,000||-168,000 |
|Azim Popatia||69,000||69,000 |
|Thomas Skaggs||65,000||65,000 |
|Danny Parsons||61,000||61,000 |
|Andrei Mitsiuk||58,000||58,000 |
|Artur Saakyants||53,000||53,000 |
|Sean Hoesing||51,000||51,000 |
|Julian Segura||44,000||44,000 |
|Ming Li||42,000||42,000 |
|Vijaya Rakesh Madala||15,000||15,000 |
|Dien Le||1||1 |
|Maor Cohen||1||1 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:04 AM Local Time
Coon Scores a Double Knock Out
All the chips went in the middle preflop between Anna Antimony, at risk for her last 40,000, the player in the big blind for a small stack and Ryan Coon who had them both covered.
The board improved Coon's hand into a full house to bust his two opponents and add two bounties to his collection.
|Ryan coon||430,000||158,000 |
|Anna Antimony||0||-144,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 3:00 AM Local Time
Eliminations in the Money
|Bruno Fitoussi||0||0 |
|Kelly Holes||0||-130,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:52 AM Local Time
Five More Hands
The tournament director has instructed the dealers to deal five more hands before the night ends.
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:51 AM Local Time
Ruivo Takes from Amokrane
Mourad Amokrane raised to 12,000 and it folded to Manuel Ruivo who called in the big blind.
The flop brought and Ruivo check-called Amokrane's continuation for 14,000. The same action happened on the turn, this time for 22,000.
On the , both players checked. Ruivo showed for the full house and Amokrane mucked his cards.
|Mourad Amokrane||645,000||115,000 |
|Manuel Ruivo||540,000||10,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:44 AM Local Time
Weisman Loses Some Chips
In a heads-up situation, the board read when a player checked and Dylan Weisman bet 42,000 on the button. His opponent thought about his move for some time and ended up raising it to 165,000. Weisman quickly folded his hand.
|Dylan Weisman||140,000||-125,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:28 AM Local Time
Level 14 started
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:28 AM Local Time
Rocha Eliminates Teliani to Burst the Bubble
Nohad Teliani raised to 6,000 and it was called by Alex Rocha, a player in late position and Dario Sammartino in the big blind.
The flop came and it checked to Teliani who moved all in for her last 20,000. Only Rocah made the call and the cards were tabled:
Teliani had a pair of tens but Rocha had many outs for the flush and the straight. The rest of the board fell the and the , giving the flush to Rocha to bust Teliani at the bubble.
All the remaining players are now guaranteed at least $1,512 for their efforts today.
|Dario Sammartino||135,000||71,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||0||-85,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
The field is down to just 131 players with the top 129 paid at least an $1,512 min-cash. The action on some of the table is paused while the other tables complete their current hands.
Friday, November 12, 2021 2:01 AM Local Time
Amokrane Busts One
Mourad Amokrane raised to 11,000 and it folded to the big blind who raised it to 35,000, with only 3,000 behind. Amokrane reraised and the big blind called with his last chips:
The board was dealt, giving a straight on the river to Amokrane to eliminate his opponent and take another bounty.
|Mourad Amokrane||530,000||190,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:52 AM Local Time
Soza Doubles on Weisman before the Bubble
All the chips went in the middle preflop between Alex Soza in the blinds, at risk for his last 44,000 and Dylan Weisman who had made the call.
The board gave , improving Soza's hand into quads to give him the double up as the bubble approaches.
|Dylan Weisman||265,000||165,000 |
|Alex Soza||90,000||-73,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:46 AM Local Time
Veiga Prefers to Fold
The board read in a heads-up situation when Diogo Veiga bet 5,000 and raced a raised from the button for 22,000. Veiga tanked for some time and eventually folded, showing a for trips. His opponent revealed and for trips with king kicker and took down the pot.
|Diogo Veiga||185,000||167,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:38 AM Local Time
Mlsna Sends Zinno Out
In a three-way pot, the flop read and Anthony Zinno shoved in the small blind for a remaining stack around 23000. Matthew Mlsna raised it to 60,000 and the last player involved took a minute before folding.
The turn gave the flush to Mlsna and Zinno made his way to the exit after the completed the board.
|Matthew Mlsna||465,000||40,000 |
|Anthony Zinno||0||-65,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:27 AM Local Time
Level 13 started
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:11 AM Local Time
Last Break Of the Day
The 144 players left are now sent to the last 15-minute break of the day.
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:10 AM Local Time
Some Big Stacks in the Room
|Manuel Ruivo||530,000||530,000 |
|Calvin Anderson||525,000||131,000 |
|Matthew Mlsna||425,000||425,000 |
|Nir Shami||392,000||392,000 |
|Jaime Lewin||385,000||65,000 |
|Todd Jacobs||350,000||350,000 |
|Mourad Amokrane||340,000||340,000 |
|Ryan coon||272,000||272,000 |
|Anthony Genosa||235,000||235,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 1:02 AM Local Time
Big Double Up for Esfahanizadeh
On a board , all the chips went in the middle between Behnam Esfahanizadeh, all in for 106,000 and his opponent who had him covered.
Esfahanizadeh held for a set of kings while his opponent had for two pair. The river improved Esfahanizadeh's hand into a full house and he took down the big pot.
Friday, November 12, 2021 12:57 AM Local Time
Saechao Forces a Fold from Holes
The flop showed with a pot containing around 29,000 when Kao "Flexx" Saechao checked from the big blind and Kelly Holes bet 20,000. Saechao potted for 89,000, putting Holes into a decision.
After some thinking, Holes eventually folded and Saechao quickly revealed for a wrap.
|Kelly Holes||130,000||114,000 |
Friday, November 12, 2021 12:53 AM Local Time
Reichenstein Puts Pressure
A player raised to 6,000 and it was called before Uri Reichenstein three-bet in the big blind to 26,500. The initial raiser folded and the second player called.
The flop gave and both checked to see a on the turn. Reichenstein bet 50,000 and it was enough for his opponent who let it go.
|Uri Reichenstein||195,000||5,000 |