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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6

Event 43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Ends Short of the Money, Barnhart Leads

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Sam Barnhart leads the field.
Sam Barnhart leads the field.

Day 1 of Event 43, $1,500 No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker is in the books after 2,770 entrants took to the felt. When action wrapped up just 320 players remained in the field. Leading them all is Sam Barnhart with 169,300.

Chasing Barnhart are Henry Lu (141,600), Andres Sanchez (115,000) and John Nelson (114,000). There are plenty of notables remaining in the field including: Randy Lew, Pius Heinz, James Mackey, Chino Rheem, Mark Radoja, Tommy Vedes, Ryan Tepen, Neil Channing, Nick Rampone, Cherish Andrews, Andy Frankeberger, Carter Phillips, Marvin Rettenmaier and Huy Nguyen.

With so many eliminations many notables hit the rail today. David Williams, Liv Boeree, Rene Angelil, Faraz Jaka, Robert Iler, Carlos Mortensen, Bernard Lee, Vanessa Rousso, David “Doc” Sands, Phil Collins, Darryll Fish, Jake Cody, Kara Scott, Joe Cada, Andre Akkari and Barry Greenstein were some of them.

After the dinner break the field was trimmed to just 770 players, a full 2,000 players had been eliminated. Up to that point an average of three players were busting every minute.

Barnhart joined the leaderboard after he got in a hand with an opponent on a {Q-} {Q-} {2-} flop. Barnhart bet and was called all the way to the river. On the river Barnhart committed ¾ of his stack and his opponent insta-shoved all in. Barnhart snap-called and tabled {Q-} {2-}. His opponent held {2-} {2-} a paid Barnhart off in full.

Sands had an above average stack for most of the day. But his day turned sour quickly after the dinner break. Sands was on the button and had his stack whittled down. The player in the cutoff open-shoved and Sands thought about his action. After just 20 seconds a player not involved in the hand called the clock on Sands.

A floorman was summoned and as per their procedure asked the dealer if Sands had had sufficient time to act on his hand. The dealer replied no and an argument ensued between the player that called the clock and the floorman.

The floorman ended the argument to point out a hand was still in play. Sands shoved holding {K-} {Q-} and the player in the cutoff had pocket eights. Sands bricked on the board and left in frustration.

Day 2 will see cards in the air promptly at 1:00 p.m. PST in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the WSOP action live as we play down to a final table on PokerNews.com.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Sam Barnhart 169,300
Christopher Rauscher 144,000
Henry Lu 141,600
Andres Ibarguen 115,700
Roch Cousineau 110,100 70,100 pos
Mark Ketteringham 108,000
Balazs Botond 104,000
Cody Slaubaugh 103,600
Anders Taylor 100,500
James Mackey 96,400
Michael Leibgorin 91,900
Ryan Huling 90,000
Ryan Schmidt 82,000
Randy Lew 81,800
Najib Kamand 81,200
David Johnston 81,100
Tom Alner 80,100
George Griffith 79,000
Pius Heinz 78,700 400 pos
James Tolbert 77,400
Chino Rheem US US 76,300
James Sileo 75,600
Guy Short 75,100
Tom Rafferty 74,700
Michael De Gilio 74,000

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An Assortment of Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Sam Barnhart 169,300 44,300 pos
Henry Lu 141,600 -28,400 neg
John Nelson 114,000 -11,000 neg
Mark Ketteringham 108,000 8,000 pos
Balazs Botond 104,000 -8,000 neg
Anders Taylor 100,500 -9,500 neg
Randy Lew 81,800 -3,200 neg
Pius Heinz 78,300 -9,700 neg
Chino Rheem US US 76,300 -15,700 neg
Ryan Tepen 68,600 29,800 pos
Alex Masek 60,200 43,200 pos
Alex Outhred 59,700 24,700 pos
Neil Channing 57,100 14,100 pos
Nick Rampone 56,400 23,400 pos
Cherish Andrews 52,700 4,700 pos
Carter Phillips 49,200 -3,800 neg
Roch Cousineau 40,000 -55,000 neg
Huy Nguyen 38,800 -11,200 neg
Andrew Lichtenberger 32,600 -3,400 neg
Marvin Rettenmaier 32,500 -1,500 neg
Tommy Vedes 31,100 -8,900 neg
Andy Frankenberger 25,800 8,800 pos
Michael "Carwash" Schneider 17,200 2,400 pos

Five More Hands

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The field will play five more hands and then bag and tag for the evening.

A Few Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Chino Rheem US US 92,000 55,000 pos
Pius Heinz 88,000 11,000 pos
Randy Lew 85,000 29,500 pos
Mark Radoja 70,000 37,000 pos
Jordan Young US US 56,000 11,000 pos
Engelberth Varela 40,000
Shawn Busse 35,000 6,000 pos
Marvin Rettenmaier 34,000 -12,000 neg
Nick Mitchell 33,000 -1,000 neg
Andy Frankenberger 17,000 -17,000 neg
David Vamplew 11,000 -15,000 neg
Angel Guillen 9,000 -5,000 neg
Christina Lindley Busted

Tournament Leading Stacks

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Henry Lu 170,000
John Nelson 125,000
Anders Taylor 110,000
Mark Ketteringham 100,000
Roch Cousineau 95,000
James Calderero 70,000

Sanchez Cripples Cajelais and Busts Marchese

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6

Just before end of Level 10, Tom Marchese went all in for about 6,200 from middle position. Erik Cajelais three-bet to 12,000 on the button to isolate, but Andres Sanchez in the big blind four-bet all in for 53,600 after about 90 seconds in the tank. Cajelais called and we had about a 115,000-chip pot on our hands.

Marchese: {K-Spades}{5-Hearts}
Cajelais: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Spades}
Sanchez: {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}

Sanchez took it down when the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}, ending Marchese's tournament and leaving Cajelais very short on chips.

A few hands later, Cajelais busted.

Chip Counts
Andres Sanchez 115,000 62,000 pos
Erik Cajelais Busted
Tom Marchese Busted

Level 11 started


Queens For Nguyen

Posted 2012-06-24 GMT-6

After the under-the-gun player opened to 1,600, the next player to act three-bet to 3,400. Huy Nguyen called from middle position, the original raiser called, and the flop fell {9-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}.

The UTG player checked it to the three-bettor who bet 4,400. Only Nguyen called to see the {5-Spades} turn. Both checked and did the same when the {8-Hearts} river fell.

Nguyen tabled {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, besting his opponent's hand to win the pot.

Chip Counts
Huy Nguyen 50,000 8,000 pos
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Winner Henry Lu
Winning Hand ♣4♥4
Prize 654,380

Level Info

Level 11
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

Players Info

Prize Pool 3,739,500