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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 1 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Vincent Gironda 60,400
Michael Reed 56,800
Andre Akkari 50,800
Terrence Chan 50,700
Michael Senter 46,300
Chad Brown 46,300
John Hennigan 45,300
Scott Seiver 43,900 100 pos
Sorel Mizzi 43,000
Sok Cheng 39,800
Ryan D'Angelo 38,500 11,500 pos
Jimmy Shultz 38,200 17,700 pos
Brad Libson 37,600
Andrew Le 37,500
Humberto Brenes 37,100 1,100 pos
Jon Turner 36,500
Dan Kelly 35,900
Jordan Cairns 35,700
Brian Meinders 34,600
Jason Manger 33,100
Harrison Wilder 31,800
Maria Ho 31,200
Shane Douglas 30,600
Zach Clark 30,300
Arkadiy Tsinis 29,500

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Gironda, Reed, Akkari, Chan at the Top through Day 1

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 8
Andre Akkari is among the leaders to conclude Day 1 of Event 40
Andre Akkari is among the leaders to conclude Day 1 of Event 40

A starting field of 302 players came out to compete for the bracelet today in Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed. And come tomorrow, about one in three of those who began the event will be returning for Day 2.

Among the 101 players bagging up chips at the end of the day, Vincent Gironda, Michael Reed, Andre Akkari, and Terrence Chan looked to be the ones stowing away the most of them, all hovering around the 50k-60k chip range. Additionally, Chad Brown, John Hennigan, Scott Seiver, and many other top pros are primed to return on Friday to above average stacks.

Speaking of stacks, it was a fairly stacked field all around today. Among the familiar faces who failed to make it through the eight one-hour levels were Carlos Mortensen, Andy Bloch, Michael Mizrachi, Annie Duke, Matt Hawrilenko, J.C. Tran, Shaun Deeb, Barry Greenstein, Eli Elezra, Daniel Negreanu, and Phil Ivey.

The Brazilian Akkari led for much of the early evening, with Gironda, Reed, and Chan both making late charges. Also within shouting distance is Brian Meinders who hopes to earn a second LHE bracelet after having won the Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 PM local time with the plan being to play 10 one-hour levels. Join us then as we continue to follow who among the remaining group will survive into the top 36 and the cash and have a shot at the bracelet and $182,088 first prize.

A Few End-of-Day Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Vincent Gironda 60,400
Michael Reed 56,800
Andre Akkari 50,800 43,300 pos
Terrence Chan 50,700 43,200 pos
Chad Brown 46,300 38,800 pos
John Hennigan 45,300
Scott Seiver 43,800 36,300 pos
Sorel Mizzi 43,000 32,000 pos
Jon Turner 36,500 29,000 pos
Dan Kelly 35,900 28,400 pos
Brian Meinders 34,600 15,100 pos
Maria Ho 31,200 23,200 pos
Jeff Lisandro 25,200
Eugene Katchalov 20,600

A Few of the Bigger Stacks

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Three More Hands

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6 • Level 8

The tournament staff has just announced that three more hands will be dealt at each table before players begin bagging their chips.

Tired and Testy

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

It's getting late. After a long day of poker, players are getting tired. And some a little testy.

Just now we came upon a three-way hand involving a short-stacked player who was all in, Brian Meinders, and John Monnette. Monnette — a.k.a. "Angry John" — was expressing displeasure over how the raising had gone, specifically with regard to Meinders' attempt to reraise again in a spot where Monnette didn't believe he could (after the third player was all in).

All was resolved well enough for play to resume, although the debate continued as well the hand played out, with Monnette calling bets on both the turn and river as the board came {4-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{J-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}. Meinders then tabled {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, better than both Monnette's {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and the all-in player's {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and scooped the sizable pot, a result that didn't make Monnette any happier.

Chip Counts
Brian Meinders 40,000 20,500 pos
John Monnette 10,500 500 pos

Akkari Picks Up Aces Late

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

The player under the gun raised and Andre Akkari three-bet from the hijack. Action folded around to the UTG player who called.

The action played out the same throughout every street of the {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} board at the UTG player check-called bets from Akkari the entire way.

Akkari tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}, winning the pot and upping his stack to about 40,000.

Chip Counts
Andre Akkari 39,000 7,000 pos

Counts from Table #376

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6

As the field gets smaller and the remaining players are moved about to fill empty seats, some tough tables are developing. Take Table #376 for example, where Scott Fischman, Chad Brown, Eugene Katchalov, and Justin Bonomo are now seated.

Here are their counts as we move into the last half-hour of play for the night:

Chip Counts
Chad Brown 33,000 -2,000 neg
Scott Fischman 15,000 -1,000 neg
Eugene Katchalov 13,500 -5,500 neg
Justin Bonomo 7,500 -5,000 neg

Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-22 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Humberto Brenes 36,000 20,000 pos
John Hennigan 33,000 9,000 pos
Dan Kelly 33,000 -3,000 neg
Jon Turner 33,000 22,000 pos
Joep van den Bijgaart 31,000 17,500 pos
Ronnie Bardah 30,500 7,500 pos
Victor Ramdin 27,000 15,000 pos
Rep Porter 17,000 3,000 pos
Dan Shak 12,000 3,800 pos
Daniel Makowsky 7,000 -3,000 neg
Bill Chen 5,500 -500 neg
Todd Witteles 3,000 -2,000 neg
Ben Yu Busted
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Winner Ronnie Bardah
Winning Hand ♥A♠4
Prize 182,088

Level Info

Level 8
Limits 500 / 1,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 687,050