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Day 1 completed

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6

Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Layne Flack King of the Castle on Day 1

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Day 1 chip leader, Layne Flack
Day 1 chip leader, Layne Flack

That’s all folks! Day 1 of Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em has come to a close, with Layne Flack emerging as the far and away chip leader.

No stack came even close to the huge 229,700 in chips that Flack managed to accumulate. Flack will start tomorrow with a good chance of making a run at posting another final table result after finishing 4th in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout.

It all started more than twelve hours ago when 2,534 players all had stars in their eyes and a dream in their heart. Those dreams were soon crushed for the majority though as only 277 were able to survive with a chance to chase the $607,200 first-place prize. Of the 277 returning players, 270 will go home with a min-cash, while seven will go home empty handed.

Some of the players who began the day, but were unable to survive include Jonathan Little, Randy Lew, Ben Yu, JJ Liu, George Lind, John Racener and Jonathan Duhamel. It was an unfortunate day for Lex Veldhuis as a brutal hand began his downfall to see him join those players on the rail.

Also finding the exit were the likes of Phil Hellmuth and Phil Ivey. The end of Hellmuth’s day saw him unable to compete with {k-Spades}{q-Spades} on a board that housed a queen on the river. Ivey was the victim of aces, with his {9-}{9-} running into the {a-}{a-} of Scott Vener.

Daniel Negreanu was another player who couldn’t make it through the night, with the turning point of his tournament perhaps coming when his pocket-sixes couldn’t hold against the eight-high of an all-in opponent.

Some of the players who managed to do what Ivey, Hellmuth and Negreanu could not were Dan Smith, Jim Collopy and Tommy Vedes. All of these players managed to accumulate very healthy chip stacks and will be ones to watch come tomorrow. Another one to watch will be Lauren Kling as she amassed a very impressive 123,300 in chips. Kling is chasing her first bracelet and will surely give it a fair crack, so watch this space.

The Day 2 action is set to begin at 1:00 PM tomorrow, so be sure to return as PokerNews will again be on the floor providing all the live coverage from Event 38 of the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Offical End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Layne Flack 229,700
Michael Borovetz 146,900
Jesse Yaginuma 140,600
Michael Benvenuti 123,700 3,700 pos
Lauren Kling 123,300 118,800 pos
Alex Phahurat 122,800
Marcus Gurley 120,600
Jason Potter 114,700
Jim Collopy 109,100 104,600 pos
Timothy Liddell 100,700
Payman Moughaddas 99,800
Jordan Morgan 97,000
Scott Augustine 96,700
Anthony Ruberto 96,500
Dan Smith 94,400 89,900 pos
Keith Block 92,700
Ilan Boujenah 92,000
William Jones 90,500
Steven Tabb 89,800
Kenji Tsukamoto 85,000
Nicky Evans 82,700
Gergely Meszaros 82,500 -21,500 neg
Adam Sanders 81,300
Scott Shelley 79,200
Andrew Stringer 78,100

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Some End-of-Day

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6

Here are some official end-of-day counts. As you can see, it Layne Flack who easily managed to amass the largest chip stack. A full chip count list will be posted once provided.

Chip Counts
Layne Flack 229,700 104,700 pos
Lauren Kling 123,300 15,300 pos
Alex Phahurat 122,800 -41,200 neg
Jim Collopy 109,100 49,100 pos
Dan Smith 94,400 6,400 pos
Will Jones 90,500 -500 neg
David Pham 74,500 24,500 pos
Tommy Vedes 71,100 19,100 pos
Scott Clements 54,800 9,800 pos
Ari Engel 48,900 -31,100 neg
Richard Toth 44,400 23,400 pos
Gabriel Nassif 32,900 8,900 pos
Jason Senti 32,000 5,000 pos
Isaac Haxton 20,800 1,300 pos

Racing out the Door

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6

John Racener has just been seen rushing out of the tournament area and with his seat empty, it's safe to assume he busted very close to the money and very close to the end of the night.

Chip Counts
John Racener Busted

Just Three More

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been stopped and it has been announced that there will be three more hands at each table before we bag and tag for the night.

Nearing the Money Late

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6 • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament clock currently tells us that 288 players are remaining. With 270 in the money, we are getting very close to the bubble. However with less than 10 minutes remaining in the day, it is unlikely the money bubble will burst tonight.

Doing it for the Ladies

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6
Lauren Kling
Lauren Kling

The chip leader board tonight had a very low male to female ratio and so Lauren Kling made sure that changed as she has seen her chip stack increase to over 6-figures during this last level.

Chip Counts
Lauren Kling 108,000 58,000 pos

King Dan Chipping Up Late

Posted 2012-06-21 GMT-6

We were recently over on Dan Smith's table and watched him take down a small pot when he opened preflop, the big blind called and then frustratingly folded to Smith's continuation-bet on the {3-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{7-Hearts} flop. While that was only a small amount of chips to add to his stack, Smith has managed to increase stack to almost 90,000 during these late stages of the night.

Chip Counts
Dan Smith 88,000 45,000 pos

Late Photo Round

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Winner Dung Nguyen
Winning Hand ♥Q♠10
Prize 607,200

Level Info

Level 11
Blinds 500 / 1,000
Ante 100

Players Info