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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Ends With Andre Akkari On Top

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 8

Day 1 has come to a close here at the Rio with Andre Akkari and his 108,700 bagging the most chips. A field of 393 players came in today and only about 85 came out the other side. Last year saw Matt Matros take home the gold bracelet. This year someone else will take their seat on the throne; Matros was eliminated early on and won’t be defending his title.

The field looked extremely promising and consisted of poker’s best, but as the day wore on players dropped to the wayside. Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Seiver, Jean-Robert Bellande, Barry Greenstein, Chad Brown, David Sklansky, Jeff Madsen and John Juanda were all eliminated.

Despite the many notable eliminations, a handful were able to take advantage of the field and thrived. David Williams took control of every table he was moved to and spent his day acquiring chips.

Phil Ivey spent the afternoon and early evening competing in Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and the rest of his evening competing over here. Despite a little set back early Ivey finished the day with 37,500.

Other players who we will see on day two are Huck Seed, Bryan Devonshire, and Dan Harrington.

Of those returning, only 45 of those will be getting paid and only one person will be awarded a bracelet. Who will make it to Day 3? Find out here at PokerNews tomorrow starting at 2:00 PM when all the competitors will be coming back to fight it for poker glory.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Andre Akkari 108,700 48,700 pos
Michael Malm 92,300
David Williams 81,400 9,400 pos
Frank Kassela 72,800 -1,200 neg
Isaac Baron 71,000 9,900 pos
Salman Behbehani 69,000 60,500 pos
Ray Sumon 65,900
Bryan Devonshire 65,300 24,300 pos
Randy Haddox 62,000
James Dempsey 60,500 30,500 pos
William Klein 60,100
Guang Lu 58,900
John MacDonald 57,000
Joep van den Bijgaart 56,800
Brent Wheeler 55,400
Andrey Zaichenko 49,900 -1,100 neg
Huck Seed 49,200 3,200 pos
Chad Davis 48,100
Nicholas Derke 48,000
Leonid Bilokur 47,900 1,900 pos
Konstantin Puchkov 45,000
Michael Foti 44,000
Joshua Chait 43,000
Michael Levine 42,800
Steven Goldberg 42,500

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Six More Hands

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 8

The tournament staff has just announced that the field will play six more hands at each table and then bag and tag for the night.

Kings on Kings on Kings

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 8

It was three to a flop, and it ran out {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Spades}. Jeffrey Lisandro bet out and was called by a player in middle position, a player in later position made the call and was all in.

The {9-Hearts} on the turn saw another bet from Lisandro and a raise from the middle position player. Lisandro made the call and the {3-Hearts} made its way to the river. Both remaining player checked and cards were tabled.

Lisandro: {K-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Middle Position: {10-}{10-}
All In Player: {K-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Lisandro won the side pot, and chopped up the main pot with the all in player.

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Williams 100,000 5,000 pos
Frank Kassela 74,000 66,000 pos
Isaac Baron 61,100 54,100 pos
Brandon Steven 52,000 39,000 pos
Andrey Zaichenko 51,000 22,000 pos
Leonid Bilokur 46,000 27,000 pos
David Baker 45,000 19,000 pos
Joe Serock US US 44,500 31,100 pos
Richard Brodie 43,500 2,500 pos
Phil Ivey 40,000 4,000 pos
Shannon Shorr 38,200 22,200 pos
James Dempsey 30,000 -11,000 neg
Gabriel Nassif 28,000
Erik Cajelais 26,000 8,000 pos
Michel Abecassis 24,000 4,000 pos
Todd Witteles 23,000 14,500 pos
Huck Seed 23,000 7,000 pos
Jeff Lisandro 21,000 5,500 pos
Jeremy Kottler 18,000
Benjamin Scholl 12,000
Marco Traniello 10,000 2,500 pos
Noah Schwartz 9,000 -14,000 neg
John Myung 5,500 -2,500 neg
Taylor von Kriegenbergh Busted

William's Winning Ways

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

No Limit Hold'em

The flop read {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and David Williams nonchalantly threw out a bet of 1,8000 after his opponent checked. Williams was partaking in a conversation with his table-mates and just pushed out the bet not missing a beat. Williams' opponent made the call and we were off to the turn.

The {8-Clubs} on fourth street saw another check from Williams' opponent and a bet of 3,3000 from Williams himself. Another call was made and one more card was going to be exposed.

The {4-Hearts} that landed on the river prompted Williams' opponent to take his time before placing a bet of 4,200. Williams took a few moments before measuring out a stack of oranges and placing a raise of 15,500. Williams' opponent instantly folded and the raiser took down the pot.

Chip Counts
David Williams 95,000 31,000 pos

Prize Pool and Payouts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 8

Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted 393 players. The field generated a prize pool of $894,075 and the top 45 spots will earn a min-cash worth $4,229. Making the final table will earn each of the nine competitors $16,692 and there's $210,107 up top for the winner.

To view the entire list of payouts, please head to the Payouts Page for this event.

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Zaichenko Gives It Up to Patel

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Limit Hold'em

From under the gun, Hiren Patel raised. Action folded around to Andrey Zaichenko in the hijack seat and he made the call. Everyone else folded and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Patel bet and Zaichenko called.

Fourth street was the {K-Hearts} and Patel bet. Zaichenko called and the {7-Hearts} landed on the river. Patel bet and Zaichenko folded after a minute or so of thought.

Chip Counts
Hiren Patel 32,000
Andrey Zaichenko 29,000 -5,000 neg
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Winner Chris Tryba
Winning Hand ♦10♦9
Prize 210,107

Level Info

Level 8
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 894,075