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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Day 1a completed

Posted 2012-07-05 GMT-6

Event 59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1a completed

Day 1a Ends Early in Level 9; Lee Leads & Ivey in Contention

Posted 2012-07-05 GMT-6 • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante
Phil Ivey looks to make another final table.
Phil Ivey looks to make another final table.

The first of two starting days in Event 59, $1,000 No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker is in the books. A total of 1,740 elected to play today and only 256 remain. Tournament officials stopped play once they had reached a point where just 15% of the field remained. Leading them all is Ronald Lee after bagging up 79,325.

Chasing Lee are Dominik Nitsche (67,800), David Stefanski (65,400), Ravneet Johal (60,050), Alin Pandilica (58,500), and Bobby Pham (57,025). Notables Phil Ivey, Steve Sung, Konstantin Puchkov, Leo Margets, Claire Renaut, J.J. Liu, Roland Israelashvili, Todd Terry, and Terrence Chan remain in the field as well.

It was day where bustouts were fast and plentiful. Notables Phil Hellmuth, Justin Bonomo, David "Bakes" Baker, Barry Shulman, David Chicotsky, Erik Seidel, Olivier Busquet, Alexander Kravchenko, Fabrice Soulier, Barry Greenstein, and Tommy Vedes all gave the event a shot but did not survive the day.

Ivey’s stack never seemed to slip through out the day. He got involved in a big hand with another player that saw him chip up. He was at the turn on a {8-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {8-Spades} {10-Diamonds} board. Ivey check-raised to 7,000 and his opponent shoved on him. Ivey called and tabled {A-Clubs} {K-Spades}. His opponent was ahead with {10-Clubs} {10-Spades} but the river fell {K-Diamonds} and Ivey nearly doubled to 45,000.

Hellmuth took to the felt today as well looking for his 92nd career WSOP cash. He was short-stacked before the dinner break and didn’t last much longer into the seventh level before he busted.

Day 1b will begin tomorrow promptly at 12:00 PM PST and the surviving players will combine for Day 2 on Friday. The Day 1b field will play the exact same amount of time that Day 1a played — that is, until 42 minutes are left in Level 9. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-07-05 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Ronald Lee 79,325
Dominik Nitsche 67,800
David Stefanski 65,400
Ravneet Johal 60,050
Alin Pandilica 58,500
Bobby Pham 57,025
Nick Petrangelo 55,000
Alexander Goulder 55,000
Fayad Ghassan 54,800
Steven Brown 53,800
Phil Ivey 50,000 10,000 pos
David Kristiansen 48,225
Ivan Holmes 48,000
Hoi Lee 47,175
Steve Sung 43,350 20,350 pos
Tom West 43,175
Joseph Morneau 42,500
Aditya Agarwal 41,200
Brian Ali 41,100
Brandon Culbreth 40,925
Scott Bohlman 40,000
Bernhard Moessner 39,950
Mario Doria 39,925
Daniel Thomas 39,500
Timothy Faro 39,375

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Notable End of Day 1a Chip Counts

Posted 2012-07-05 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Ronald Lee 79,325 3,325 pos
Dominik Nitsche 67,800 63,000 pos
Bobby Pham 57,025 -975 neg
Nick Petrangelo 55,000 -5,000 neg
Steven Brown 53,800
Phil Ivey 40,000 -4,500 neg
Bernhard Moessner 39,950
Roland Israelashvili 22,000 5,000 pos
Russell Crane 9,775 -2,625 neg
Terrence Chan CA CA 8,500 4,550 pos

A Few More for Martinez Before Play Concludes

Posted 2012-07-05 GMT-6

The announcement had already been made that all tables were to deal just one more hand. Over at Lucinda Martinez's table, that last hand took a little longer than at most tables, as three players — Martinez (small blind), the big blind, and the cutoff — had gone to a flop together.

All three had checked those first three community cards — {2-Spades}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}. The turn was the {J-Clubs}, at which Martinez fired 1,800 and both of her opponents called.

The river brought the {10-Spades} and another bet from Martinez, this time for 2,600. Her opponent to her left thought a while before folding, then the cutoff tossed his cards away and the bags brought over.

Chip Counts
Lucinda Martinez 29,500

Last Call

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

We're getting close... just one more table break away from the night concluding. Players at some tables, recognizing the end of play looming, are being sure to make final orders to the cocktail waiters passing through.

"Hey I'll buy Coronas for the whole room," said one player, looking as though he's safely going to make it through to Day 2. "They're free!"

Big Stacks Lurking in the Field

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Ronald Lee 76,000
Nick Petrangelo 60,000
Bobby Pham 58,000
Leo Margets 38,000 16,600 pos

The End Is Nigh

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 9: 300-600, 75 ante

Level 9 is underway. We're just 21 bustouts (or so) to play concluding for the evening.

Level 9 started


Everybody Take Twenty

Posted 2012-07-04 GMT-6 • Level 8: 200-400, 50 ante

Players are taking what will in all likelihood be the last 20-minute break of the night.

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Events List


Winner Dominik Nitsche
Winning Hand ♠K♠5
Prize 654,797

Level Info

Level 9
Blinds 300 / 600
Ante 75

Players Info

Prize Pool 4,158,000