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Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:25 PM Local Time
Day 1A of Event #47 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em has come to an end. Play was halted a bit early because of the rapid pace of eliminations. Of the 1,759 players that started the day, approximately 270 players remain and will join the survivors of Day 1B on Monday for Day 2 of the tournament.
Hundreds of players, both amateur and professionals, entered the day with hopes of winning a WSOP gold bracelet. Among those who fell along the way were Chau Giang, Michael Mizrachi, Tom Dwan, Jerry Yang, Chris Ferguson, Billy Baxter, Dennis Phillips and Bernard Lee.
However, there were a few big names who managed to make it to Day 2. They include Antonio Esfandiari, Matt Glantz, Lars Bonding, André Akkari, and Scott Montgomery, who is amazingly looking for back-to-back wins in the $1,000 no limit hold'em events. Unfortunately for them, all of these players trail Justin Brickner, who appears to be our Day 1A chip leader with a little over 86,000.
A new field of players will begin fresh tomorrow for Day 1B of the tournament. What big name pros will take their shot at a bracelet? Of those, who will be fortunate enough to make it through to Day 2? Join us tomorrow at noon local time as PokerNews brings you all the hands, chip counts, and action from Day 1B of Event #47.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:19 PM Local Time
The tournament staff just announced that the players will play one more hand and then bag up their chips.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:17 PM Local Time
When we arrived at the table, the board read and Roberto Romanello has kings face up in front of him. Kings were good and Romanello is now up to 23,000 chips.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:12 PM Local Time
The table Steve Gross was at has recently broke. We tried to find him at another table, but were unable to locate him. We took several passes and the only logical answer is that he has been eliminated.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 10:03 PM Local Time
We've just saw Jeff Sarwer stacking chips, he told us that this time his pocket jacks were good against an opponents ace queen.
Sarwer is now up to 31,000 chips.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:56 PM Local Time
Jeff Sarwer is not running good in this end of day. Sarwer just told us he lost a 20k pot. He had queens and his opponent had jacks, a jack on the board leaved him with only 13,000 chips.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:51 PM Local Time
Scott Montgomery, who won the last $1,000 event less than a week ago, raised to 1,800 from the cutoff and only the small blind called.
The small blind checked the flop, allowing Montgomery to bet 1,400. The small blind thought about it for a short period of time before mucking. Montgomery is up to around 33,000 and in great shape to make Day 2.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:37 PM Local Time
The tournament staff is asking the players to color up their green chips during the course of play. They stated that the chips would be raced off at the end of the level, but since we probably won't make it that far, they should try to get as many out of the way as possible.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:14 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 20 minute break!
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:14 PM Local Time
When we arrived at the table the board read and Mathieu Pelletier check-called a 6,100-chip bet from Antonio Esfandiari. With more the 20,000 chips on the pot, a fell on the river.
Pelletier checked, and Esfandiari moved all in. Pelletier tanked and eventually folded.
Esfandiari is now up to 35,000 chips, Pelletier splipped to 30,000.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:13 PM Local Time
In middle position, André Akkari opened the pot with a 1,100-chip raise. Jonhy D'Silva, in the big blind, moved all in for an additional 3,525 chips and Akkari called.
The board gave D'Silva a full double up.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:11 PM Local Time
We didn't catch the hand but Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi has been eliminated from the tournament late on Day 1A.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 9:06 PM Local Time
The floor was called to Table 23 to help resolve an incident that had developed. What happened was the player in Seat 4 announced "all in," but failed to put any chips in the pot. Not knowing Seat 4 had moved all in, the player in Seat 9 raised to 1,200.
The question was, did that 1,200 have to stay in the pot since Seat 4 had announced he was all in? Bob Smith, the same floor who was announcing the final table when Phil Ivey won his eighth gold bracelet, came to the table. He listened to the circumstances and ruled that since no chips were put in the pot, he was going to allow Seat 9 to take his bet back.
The floor acknowledged that the dealer should have made Seat 4 put something in the pot and most of the table agreed with the ruling, especially Seat 9.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:56 PM Local Time
With about 650 chips on her stack, Maney Baker moved all in pre-flop. One of her opponents called and tabled . Baker showed .
The board ran out and Baker is out of the tournament.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:55 PM Local Time
We didn't catch the action but we saw Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi doubling up his opponent in Seat 1. The dealer had mucked Mizrachi's cards, but Seat 1 was showing on a board.
The hand left Mizrachi crippled with just 2,775 in chips.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:45 PM Local Time
Nick Maimone has followed suit and joined the ranks of the recently eliminated notables.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:42 PM Local Time
We just saw Melanie Weisner hit the rail, we're not sure about the action but she's out of the tournament.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:32 PM Local Time
The tournament staff just announced that the remaining tables will be played nine handed.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:18 PM Local Time
Jeff Sarwer is leading table 24 since the first hands of this tournament. Sarwer is now up to 30,000 chips after bust another player.
Sarwer raised on the button and the player on the small blind, with about 6,000 chips on his stack, moved all in. Sarwer called with and his opponent had .
A board full of blanks gave the pot to Sarwer.
Saturday, June 26, 2010 8:13 PM Local Time
Level 7 is coming to an end and approxiamtely 400 players remain. If you break this down, it means we have lost an average of 3.23 players per minute throughout the tournament.
Compare this number to earlier averages and you can see that the rate of bust outs is slowly declining, which isn't a surprise considering the stacks are getting a little deeper.