Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (täynnä)

Ryan D'Angelo us 190,300
Nicholas Augustino us 160,200
Jimmy Born 155,500
Shankar Pillai us 136,700 -11
Orson Young us 134,700
Steven Schwan 134,400
Alexander Gruissem 129,700
Yordan Jeliazkov 126,000 1,000
David Elyashar il 123,700
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 120,700
Rene Angelil 112,300
Jean Gaspard us 112,000
Vanessa Selbst us 111,500 36,500
Sandy Koor 111,300 -700
Peter Gilmore 110,000
Ying Tang cn 109,600
Daniel Chamberlain 106,500
Samir Bhatia us 106,500
David Tuthill us 105,900
David Randall 101,600 -15,400
Marvin Rettenmaier de 99,100 16,100
Gerardo Lubas ph 96,000 -12,000
Jason Duval ca 94,400
Steve Chanthabouasy us 93,300
Adria Balaguer 93,000 -37,000

Lue koko

Day 1 Concludes With Ryan D'Angelo On Top

• Taso 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Ryan D'Angelo
Ryan D'Angelo

Last year in 2006's Event #36: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Marvin Rettenmaier ended the day with the chip lead. History did not repeat itself tonight though with Rettenmaier finishing the day near the top of the pack with 99,100. The person who does sits atop the chip count throne is Ryan D'Angelo who bagged 190,300 for the day.

With 1,607 players coming out for their chance at poker glory only 233 will be returning tomorrow with their bracelet dreams and chip stacks still intact. With the field size reaching over 1,500 play consisted of 11 levels today.

Some notables who will be making the rounds on day 2 are Vanessa Selbst who spent her day gathering chips; René Angélil, Martin Staszko, and Randy Lew. All these players fought tooth and nail to get where they are, and look to put themselves in prime positions to win the $694,609 first place money.

The day had its fair share of short comings with Nick Binger, Antonio Esfandiari, Phil Ivey, Erick Lindgren, and Tony Dunst all being eliminated early on.

Jason Somerville had an interesting time today almost proving the old adage "a chip and a chair" true. After losing a hand Somerville was left with a single green chip with 25. Somerville was able to turn that 25 into 1,100 and put himself in a position where moving all in wasn't his only move. Unfortunately his mini rush of doubling and tripling up could only last so long and we lost him in the chaos of the day.

Day 2 begins at 1:00 PM tomorrow in the Amazon room and we plan on playing down til 9 players are left, or until 10 levels are completed. Make sure to tune in here at PokerNews tomorrow for all the live WSOP updates.

Chip Counts

Ryan D'Angelo us 190,300 35,300
Nicholas Augistino 160,200
Jimmy Born 155,500 83,500
Shankar Pillai us 136,711 31,711
Philipp Gruissem de 129,700 -10,300
Gerardo Luba 127,700
David Elyashar il 123,700 -2,300
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 120,700 20,700
René Angélil 112,300 2,300
Peter Gilmore 110,000 -14,000
Daniel Chamberlain 106,500 -18,500
David Tuthill us 105,900
Mike McDonald ca 101,600 71,600
Hayden Fortini 100,500 -29,500
Bon Phan 88,100 -31,900
Jason Wheeler us 87,500 7,500
Gerardo Godinez 79,400 -35,600
Isaac Baron us 68,500
Nicholas Schwarmann us 46,300 -43,700
Adria Balaguer 93 -62,907

Big Stack Watch

This chip leader race is getting pretty tight at the top. At the moment there are fifteen players with stack over the century mark.

Bon Phan is one of them after eliminating Olav Hauge. Phan held {A-Clubs} {J-Diamonds} and Hauge held {Q-Hearts} {Q-Clubs}. The board of {K-Spades} {J-Hearts} {8-Spades} {A-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} not to the liking of Hauge. He was out and Phan was up to 120,000.

Then Hayden Fortini moved up to 130,000 after eliminating Justin Young.Young was holding {A-Clubs} {9-Hearts} and Fortini {A-Diamonds} {K-Spades}. The dealer was too quick for us so we couldn't take down the board.

Ryan D'Angelo us 155,000 25,000
Philipp Gruissem de 140,000 80,000
Hayden Fortini 130,000 46,000
David Elyashar il 126,000 45,000
Daniel Chamberlain 125,000 19,000
Yordan Jeliazkov 125,000
Bon Phan 120,000
David Randall 117,000
Gerardo Godinez 115,000 26,550
Sandy Koor 112,000
René Angélil 110,000 15,000
Gerardo Lubas ph 108,000
Shankar Pillai us 105,000 5,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 100,000

Tagit: Bon PhanHayden FortiniJustin YoungOlav Hauge


Fall for Moorman

Chris Moorman has been on a steady decline after climbing his stack to well over 100,000. Recently we found him getting involved in a pot with a board reading {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Spades}. Moorman's opponent in early position checked and Moorman fired out for 2,500. After almost a minute passed the early position player raised it to 6,700. Moorman made the call and to the river we went.

After the {7-Hearts} on the river the early position player waited until a minute or two dripped off the clock before placing a bet of 14,800. Moorman then measured out his chips a few times before ultimately folding. Now sitting with around 28,000 Moorman has some room to make up for.

Chris Moorman gb 28,000 -62,000

Tagit: Chris Moorman

Lewis Leaves and D'Angelo Delivering

There are 315 players left with an average stack of 38,262 and here is the news from the Gold Section of the Brasilia Room.

Toby Lewis has left the building, eliminated at the hands of Ryan D'Angelo. Lewis flopped a flush draw and went with it while D'Angelo called with top-pair and held it. That elimination put D'Angelo on 45,000 but he has since tripled that stack and sits behind a hefty looking 130,000.

Some of the other big stacks in the Gold Section belong to Peter Gilmore (124,000), Shankar Pillai (100,000) and Daniel Chamberlain (100,000).

Bryan Pellegrino secured his first-ever live six-figure score when he finished runner-up to Nick Jivkov in Event #5: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em for $117,199, an event that Pellegrino went into the final table as the chip leader. We have just seen Pellegrino eliminate Petr Bartagon {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} v {K-Spades} {9-Spades} to move up to 40,000.

In other news, Marvin Rettenmaier has eliminated Nicholas Verkaik, pocket aces versus pocket jacks, to move him up to 83,000, and Steven Kerr has just dragged in a nice pot to put him up to 74,000 after flopping {K-Hearts} {K-Spades} {Q-Spades} holding {K-Diamonds} {J-Diamonds} to glean 10,000 from his opponent.

Ryan D'Angelo us 130,000 84,000
Peter Gilmore 124,000
Daniel Chamberlain 106,000
Shankar Pillai us 100,000 52,000
Marc Inizan fr 92,000 84,000
Nicholas Schwarmann us 90,000 30,000
Hayden Fortini 84,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 83,000 -2,000
Richard Geyer 82,000
Jason Wheeler us 80,000 15,000
Vanessa Selbst us 75,000 23,000
Vadzim Markushevski 75,000 52,800
Jimmy Born 72,000 4,000
Steven Kerr ca 70,000 21,000
Adria Balaguer 63,000 -22,000
Steve Billirakis us 60,000
Pascal LeFrancois ca 59,000 16,000
Pius Heinz de 54,000 42,300
Eric Brix 51,000 4,000
Vadzim Kursevich by 49,000 -19,000
Fernando Brito br 45,000 13,000
Scott Davies us 42,000 -11,000
Martin Staszko cz 41,000 21,500
Bryan Pellegrino it 40,000 35,000
Steve Zolotow us 39,000 29,000

Lue koko

Tagit: Ryan D'AngeloToby Lewis

René Angélil Continues to Collect

René Angélil three-bet to 5,400 from the small blind after his opponent made it 2,400 from the button. The button made the call and both players were allowed to see the flop.

The flop came {6-Clubs}{7-Spades}{A-Spades} and Angélil checked. The button fired out for 4,000 and Angélil quickly made it 14,000. The button then grabbed up all of his chips and pushed them in the middle. Angélil only needed to put in about 5,000 more and he did just that.

Angélil: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Spades}{q-Spades}

As long as a spade didn't land on the turn or the river Angélil would be awarded the pot. The {j-Diamonds} on the turn wasn't a spade, but it did give the button another out. Now any ten could hit and Angélil would forfeit the pot. The {2-Diamonds} river though allowed Angélil to breathe easy, as he had won the pot.

René Angélil 95,000 39,000

Tagit: René Angélil

Guillen Gone

We don't know exactly how the action went, but what we do know is Angel Guillen managed to get all in and at risk.

Guillen: {10-}{10-}
Opponent: {K-}{k-}

The board came {A-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Spades} and Guillen's pair of tens were not able to catch up and he was subsequently eliminated.

Angel Guillen mx Ulkona

Tagit: Angel Guillen