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

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Brasilia Room Roll Call

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

We've got a ridiculous selection of players in the Brasilia Room

Chip Counts
Foster Hayes 4,500
Chris Moorman 4,500
Scott Montgomery 4,500
Jeff Fielder 4,500
Katie Dozier 4,500
Damien Lhommeau 4,500
John Myung 4,500
Gavin Griffin 4,500
Huy Nguyen 4,500
Kevin Saul 4,500
Olivier Busquet 4,500
Leo Wolpert 4,500
Darryl Fish 4,500
Jason Somerville 4,500
Trevor Pope 4,500
Antonio Esfandiari 4,500
Alex Masek 4,500
Amanda Musumeci 4,500
Jake Cody 4,500
Ryan D'Agelo 4,500
Kyle Cartwright 4,500
Nick Rampone 4,500
Jamie Kerstetter 4,500
Allen Le 4,500
Maridu Marynick 4,500

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Some Names from the Pavilion

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

Players are still making their way to their seats, however, here are some notable pros we've seen thus far.

Chip Counts
Jonathan Aguiar 4,500
Tristan Wade 4,500
Barry Shulman 4,500
Justin Smith 4,500
Tony Dunst 4,500
JP Kelly 4,500
Jon Turner 4,500
Angel Guillen 4,500
Mickey Petersen 4,500

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6 • Level 1

WSOP TD Jack Effel has given the morning announcements and cards are in the air.

Level 1 started

Level:
1
Blinds:
25/25
Ante:
0

Six-Handed Madness Fills the Rio

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6
Cards will be flying all over the Rio today.
Cards will be flying all over the Rio today.

One of the more popular events at the World Series of Poker kicks off today. It's Event 16 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed and last year's field attracted 1,920 players that saw Geoffrey Klein take down the bracelet and over $500,000.

Players will start with the usual three times the buy in starting stack, 4,500, and will play ten levels today. Should they get within one table of the money bubble play will be extended until it bursts.

It's going to be a packed house today. All of the Brasilia Room, the top two sections in the Pavilion and additional spillover into the Amazon Room are going to be in play. Registration will be open through the first four levels and we expect to be adding players all the way up until registration closes.

Compared to “regular” nine or ten-handed play, six-handed tables tend to breed action as players have less time to sit and wait for premium hands – lest they blind themselves out. As such, many poker professionals claim they prefer short-handed games and that they require more skill to play well.

Cards will be in the air promptly at 12:00 p.m. PST and follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.

Day 1 started

Posted 2012-06-07 GMT-6

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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