Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed
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Hang Leads After Day 1

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Tommy Hang - chip leader.
Tommy Hang - chip leader.

Day 1 of Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix – Six – Handed is in the book, and Tommy is your chip leader with 74,000 chips.

A total of 421 players registered, generating a prize pool of $957,775. The top 48 players are guaranteed $4,309, the six final tablists will earn a minimum of $30,169, and the winner will take home $244,259 to go along with a shiny new WSOP gold bracelet.

Dozens of notables were in the field today, and plenty busted before the eight levels of play were finished, including Shaun Deeb, Jennifer Harman, Andy Frankenberger, Martin Staszko, Allen Bari, Chris Viox, Jonathan Aguiar, and our very own Remko Rinkema. Rinkema lost a very big Razz hand before the 30-minute dinner break, and was unable to recover, while Aguiar and Bari made it all the way to Level 8 before they bowed out. Aguiar lost a fairly large four-way Badugi pot, where a player check-raised him after the final draw. Aguiar called off most of his stack, but was forced to fold when his opponent tabled a seven-six-five Badugi.

Joining Hang at the top of the counts are Steve Chanthabouasy (54,000), Vincent van der Fluit (53,000), Bryn Kenney (40,200), and James Mackey (34,200). Kenney is looking to make his third final table of the 2012 WSOP, Mackey his second, and van der Fluit could become the first multiple bracelet winner of the 2012.

Play will resume at 3 p.m. local time tomorrow, so be sure to return for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from this and every event at the 2012 World Series of Poker!

Tagit: Tommy Hang

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (täynnä)

Tommy Hang us 74,000
Steve Chanthabouasy us 54,000
Vincent van der Fluit nl 53,000
Scott Clements us 40,350 11,350
Bryn Kenney us 40,200
Dan O'Brien us 39,775 -225
John D'Agostino us 37,650 30,150
Ari Engel ca 36,650
Magnus Persson se 35,825
Richard Ashby gb 35,400 10,400
Chris Wallace us 34,300 26,800
James Mackey us 34,200
Peter Ippolito us 33,850
John Monnette us 32,600 11,600
Can Hua 32,375
Thomas Chambers us 31,850
David Burn 31,700
Mikhail Semin ru 31,600
Noah Boeken nl 31,025
Michael Binger us 30,600 3,600
Eli Elezra us 29,757 14,757
Christopher Tryba 29,375
Daniel Sindelar us 29,300
Calvin Anderson us 29,050 -1,950
Mike Gorodinsky us 28,525 3,525

Lue koko

Eighty-Six for Micon

2-7 Triple Draw

From the hijack seat, Bryan Micon raised. On the button, Christer Johansson reraised and Micon called. On the first draw, Micon took two and Johansson took one. Micon checked and Johansson bet. Micon called.

On the second raw, both players took one. Micon checked and Johansson bet. Micon called.

On the third draw, Micon took one and Johansson stood pat. Micon checked and Johansson checked behind.

Micon tabled an {8-}{6-}{4-}{3-}{2-} and Johansson mucked.

Bryan Micon us 13,700 4,100

Tagit: Bryan MiconChrister Johansson

Aguiar's Losing Sleep


Four people were headed to the first draw, including Jonathan Aguiar, Mark Provenzano, Francesco Barbaro and Fu Wong. Every player drew two, except Aguiar, who drew one. All four players checked.

On the second draw, Wong and Aguiar drew one, and Provenzano and Barabaro drew two. Wong checked, Aguiar bet, and only Wong called.

On the final draw, Wong drew one card, and Aguiar stood pat. Wong checked his last card, checked, and Aguiar bet. Wong check-raised.

"This is too good to fold," Aguiar sighed, calling.

Wong tabled {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{2-Hearts}, and Aguiar mucked, leaving himself with just a few hundred chips.

"I've lost at least 15,000 chips in Badugi hands tonight," he said.

Aguiar busted a few hands later, and won't be able to sleep in until 3 p.m.

Jonathan Aguiar us Ulkona

Tagit: Jonathan Aguiar

Late Restart

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At the World Series of Poker, events that start at 5 p.m. tend to restart at 2 p.m. the next day. This is because play ends at around 2 a.m., and they want to allow players to have a full 12 hours to rest before play resumes.

A few minutes ago, a tournament director announced that Event 52: $2,500 10-Game Mix - Six-Handed will resume at 3 p.m. tomorrow rather than 2 p.m. We're not sure why, but we're guessing it's because there are still 50 players remaining in Event 50: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, and $1,000 Ladies No-Limit Hold'em Championship is returning for Day 2 with over 100 players. There is also a $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em event tomorrow at noon that should attract a lot of players.

Regardless of the reason, players have mixed opinions about the restart being pushed back.

"I just want to make Day 2," Jonathan Aguiar told us. "So I can come back at three and be able to sleep in."

At an adjacent table, Raymond Davis, Matt Stout, and Vanessa Selbst are talking about the effects it has on double-dipping.

"You can't late-reg now," Davis announced. "It's too close."

"You can buy in at noon and try to run it up though," Selbst added.

Tagit: Vanessa SelbstMatt StoutRaymond DavisJonathan Aguiar