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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Event 57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 1 completed

Stanislav Barshak Leads After Ten Levels of Six-Handed Action

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Jason Mercier
Jason Mercier

The $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event is always one of the highlights of the summer. Big stacks, big names and even bigger pots were part of the first day of play, and Stanislav Barshak managed to come out on top with 230,700 chips. There are 167 players remaining who will come back tomorrow for day two.

One of the first players to bust out was Jim Collopy. He ran kings into Justin Bonomo's two pair and busted at the beginning of the second level. Bonomo went on the have a good day, he finished with 93,500.

A lot of attention went out to McLean Karr who was a part of a controversial hand in the second level of play. Karr had his hand declared dead in a situation where he could have won the pot. The usually quiet and composed professional was mad, and we wrote down what happened. Later on, the tournament supervisor came over and told us his side of the story after watching the surveillance footage.

Table 5, the party table, was right in front of the PokerNews desk, especially when Haralabos Voulgaris got moved there. Jason Mercier and Vicky Coren were already sitting here, and Voulgaris lit up the atmosphere. When Matt Waxman took the one open seat, and he got right into it needling Mercier about his fame. Coren and Waxman didn't managed to make it to the end of the day, and the latter was knocked out by Mercier himself. Towards the end of the day Carter Phillips got moved to Waxman's old seat, and he managed to win some off Mercier who finished with 148,300. Phillips starts tomorrow with 170,200 while Voulgaris has 77,200 left.

Nick Maimone was one of the early chip leaders and he ended the day on 171,800. Other big stacks are Dan Smith (210,000), Jeff Gross (152,000), Carter Phillips (170,200), and Ludovic Lacay (160,700).

Join us again tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time where Day 2 will commence. Good night from Las Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Stanislav Barshak US US 230,700
Artem Kobylynskyi 222,900
Valentyn Shabelnyk 185,600
Darren Elias 181,800 130,800 pos
Alexander Nudin 178,700
Sam Chartier 178,100 28,100 pos
Nicholas Maimone 171,800
Carter Phillips 170,200
William Givens 169,000
Hafiz Khan 164,600
Ludovic Lacay 160,700
Antonino Venneri 159,000
Lawrence Greenberg 158,600
Russell Rosenblum 158,100
Michael Benvenuti 155,000
Taylor Paur US US 152,800
Jeff Gross 152,000
Tony Hachem 151,600
Nicolas Chouity 149,800 -10,200 neg
Shaun Deeb 148,600
Jason Mercier 148,300
Markus Gonsalves 146,800
Ferit Gabriellson 143,800
Nick Schulman 142,700 700 pos
William Reynolds 141,200

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End of Day Counts

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Stanislav Barshak US US 230,700
Azten Kobyeynskyi 222,900
Dan Smith 210,000 75,000 pos
Nick Maimone 171,800 33,800 pos
Carter Phillips 170,200 -44,800 neg
Ludovic Lacay 160,700 30,700 pos
Taylor Paur US US 152,800 32,800 pos
Tony Hachem 151,600
Shaun Deeb 148,600
Jason Mercier 148,300 -41,700 neg
Nick Schulman 142,000 -700 neg
William Reynolds 141,200 96,200 pos
Scott Baumstein 124,800 54,800 pos
Paul Berende 121,600
Brent Hanks 112,000 60,000 pos
Chris Moorman 111,300 82,300 pos
Anton Ionel 109,200
Joseph Cheong 108,000 600 pos
David Chiu 107,100 100 pos
David Boyaciyan 95,300 53,300 pos
Lauren Kling 94,000 -23,000 neg
Justin Bonomo 93,500 -24,500 neg
Thijmen Stocker 89,100 14,100 pos
Amit Makhija 85,400 63,400 pos
Randal Flowers US US 81,700 21,700 pos

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Bagging and Tagging

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The players are currently bagging and tagging. We will have some end-of-day counts coming.

Chiu Eliminates Cada

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

2009 World Series of Poker Main Event champion moved all in before the flop and was called by David Chiu. Chiu held {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades} and was crushing Cada's {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}.

The board ran out {4-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} and Chiu paired his ace and sent Cada packing a few hands before the field bagged and tagged for the night.

Chip Counts
David Chiu 107,000 7,000 pos
Joe Cada Busted

Nick "Nate" Petrangelo Eliminated

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Nick Petrangelo, who Haralabos Voulgaris has been calling "Nate," three-bet jammed over an open from Carter Phillips. Phillips called, and the hands were opened.

Petrangelo {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}
Phillips {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

The {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} flop gave Phillips a pair of aces, but Petrangelo still had a gut-shot straight draw. The {6-Hearts} on the turn took away one of Petrangelo's outs, and the {a-Spades} completed the board, eliminating him from the tournament.

Phillips is now over 200,000 chips.

Chip Counts
Carter Phillips 215,000 50,000 pos
Nick Petrangelo Busted

"We're in America, Buddy"

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 10: 500-1,000, 100 ante

A player opened to 2,000 from early position, Ludovic Lacay three-bet to 5,200 from the blinds, and his opponent called. The flop fell {9-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Spades}, and both players checked. The turn was the {3-Diamonds}, and Lacay led out for 5,800. His opponent called.

The {q-Spades} completed the board, and Lacay led again - this time for 15,600. His opponent tanked for nearly a minute, then called. Lacay shook his head, signifying that he had nothing, and his opponent opened up {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}.

Lacay turned to his neighbor Lex Veldhuis for some moral support, and Veldhuis offered the following: "We're in America, buddy. F*** our lives."

Katz Out of the Bag

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

Cary Katz has been eliminated from the tournament.

Chip Counts
Cary Katz Busted

Marafioti Doubles Through Mercier

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6

We caught up to find Matt Marafioti all in for his tournament life against Jason Mercier. After Marafioti shoved, he tweeted the following:

In the end it was revealed that Mercier held {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and was racing with Marafioti's {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}. Marafioti spiked an ace on the flop and was able to bring his stack up to about 50,000.

Chip Counts
Matt Marafioti 50,000 12,000 pos
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Winner Gregory Merson
Winning Hand ♠K♠9
Prize 1,136,197

Level Info

Level 10
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

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