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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed

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Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 1 completed

Nick Maimone Leads Field After Day 1

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After 11 long levels of play, Day 1 of Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed is history. The massive field kept climbing throughout the first four levels and eventually landed on a total of 1,604 entrants, which generated a handsome $2,165,400 prize pool. Nick Maimone would end the day as chip leader with 175,900. World Series of Poker bracelet-winner Mark Radoja is nipping at his heels, however, with 172,500.

The entrants fell just as fast as they rose – with over a third of the field eliminated by the end of the beginning of the fifth level. In fact, eliminations came so swiftly that we were even able to burst the money bubble on the final level of the day. Only 137 survived to see Day 2 – a mere 8.5% of the original field.

This event was popular with the pros, to be sure. Some who made an appearance, but were unable to survive into Day 2, include Daniel Negreanu, Shannon Shorr, Shaun Deeb, Dwyte Pilgrim, Faraz Jaka, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Vanessa Selbst, Jerry Yang and Phil Ivey.

Another notable elimination was that of online cash-game sensation Viktor Blom, who earned his first WSOP cash for finishing in 151st place ($2,706).

Even so, plenty of big names were able to bag up chips for the night, including Mike “The Mouth” Matusow (15,700), Todd Terry (84,600), Tristan Wade (84,200), Tony Dunst (21,000), Adam Junglen (43,500), Sam Grafton (99,400), Matt Matros (118,700) and Frank Kasella (75,000).

Here are our chip leaders going into Day 2:

RankPlayerChip Count 
1Nick Maimone175,900 
2Mark Radoja172,500 
3Thijmen Stocker156,000 
4Joe Cappuccio152,000 
5Matt Matros118,700 
6Matty Levine105,000 
7Sam Grafton99,400 
8Mark Burford91,200 
9Andy Seth86,00 
10Todd Terry84,600 

Day 2 is set to begin at 1:00 PM local time. Please stay tuned to PokerNews as we make our way to the final table. Until then, we wish you a good night!

End of Day Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Nick Maimone 175,900 25,900 pos
Mark Radoja 172,500 17,500 pos
Thijmen Stocker 156,000
Joe Cappuccio 152,000 -8,000 neg
Matthew Matros 118,700 16,700 pos
Matty Levine 105,000
Sam Grafton 99,400 46,400 pos
Mark Burford 91,200
Andy Seth 86,000 -12,000 neg
Todd Terry 84,600 19,600 pos
Tristan Wade 84,200 14,200 pos
Steve Brecher 81,100 23,100 pos
Chino Rheem 52,200 22,200 pos
Erik Cajelas 49,400
Adam Junglen 43,500 -10,500 neg
Andy Frankenberger 40,500 -17,500 neg
Allan Le 35,200
Robert Williamson III 28,900 -13,100 neg
Tony Dunst 21,000 -12,000 neg
Huy Nguyen 17,000 -3,000 neg
Mike Matusow 15,700 -9,300 neg

Blom Busto

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We weren't able to catch the hand - but online cash-game sensation Viktor Blom has gone missing from his table. He has recently been eliminated.

Three More Hands

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament director has just announced that each table will play three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Bonding Eliminated

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

We caught sight of Lars Bonding leaving the tournament area.

Chip Counts
Lars Bonding Busted

Matusow On Fumes

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

We didn't see how it happened but Mike Matusow is down to 25,000.

Chip Counts
Mike Matusow 25,000 -77,000 neg

Bubble Bursts

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament director has just announced that the bubble has burst. All of our remaining players will enjoy a minimum $2,706 payday for their efforts.

Dunst Survives a Flip

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6

A player on the cutoff opened and Tony Dunst raised all in on the button for his last 15,000. The blinds folded and the original raiser called to put Dunst at risk.

Dunst: {A-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}
Opponent: {2-}{2-}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}.....{8-Diamonds}, giving Dunst a flush on the river for the win.

Dunst let out a big sigh of relief as he scooped the pot.

Dunst is back up to 33,000.

Chip Counts
Tony Dunst 33,000 1,000 pos

Counts Approaching the Bubble

Posted 2012-06-08 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Joe Cappuccio 160,000 55,000 pos
Andrew St. Hilaire 118,000
Mike Matusow 102,000 74,000 pos
Matthew Matros 102,000 82,000 pos
Trevor Pope 87,500 40,500 pos
Frank Kasella 75,000 58,500 pos
Tristan Wade 70,000 5,000 pos
Todd Terry 65,000 18,000 pos
Andy Frankenberger 58,000 39,000 pos
Steve Brecher 58,000 32,500 pos
Adam Junglen 54,000 26,000 pos
James Akenhead 53,000 -22,000 neg
Sam Grafton 53,000 26,000 pos
Robert Williamson III 42,000 28,000 pos
Matt Glantz 41,000 29,200 pos
Lars Bonding 36,000 -39,000 neg
Kenna James 35,000 14,000 pos
Tony Dunst 32,000 -1,000 neg
Erik Cajelis 30,000
Chino Rheem 30,000 9,000 pos
Kathy Liebert 30,000 10,500 pos
Matt Hawlrilenko 26,000 17,000 pos
Viktor Blom 21,000 5,000 pos
Huy Nguyen 20,000 500 pos
Ashton Griffin 17,500 15,200 pos
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Winner

Winner Matthew Matros
Winning Hand ♥6♥5
Prize 454,835

Level Info

Level 11
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,165,400