Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
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Haddox Leads Day 1c; Blom, Brunson & Ivey Move on to Day 2c

• Taso 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Randy Haddox
Randy Haddox

On Saturday, Day 1a of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event drew 1,066 players. The following day, 2,114 turned up for Day 1b. On Monday, that combined total was passed as 3,418 players packed the Rio for Day 1c action, the largest one-day Main Event field in its 43-year history. The final number of 6,598 entrants created a prize pool of $62,021,200, with $8,527,982 of that reserved for first place.

The man best positioned to capture that prize from the Day 1c field is Randy Haddox, who bagged up 188,275 and finished the night as chip leader. He joins William John (266,700) and John Hoang (180,000), who played Day 1a and 1b respectively, as the starting-flight chip leaders.

Some other players who survived Day 1c in decent shape are Doyle Brunson (81,400), who almost didn’t play this year’s Main Event; former Main Event champs Joe Cada (117,375), Jamie Gold (24,800), Johnny Chan (82,300), Tom McEvoy (24,125); 2006 WSOP Player of the Year Jeff Madsen (33,525); the current 2012 WSOP POY frontrunner Phil Ivey (11,525); and Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari (78,925).

Another man who will be returning on Day 2c with a decent stack is Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (110,225), who is playing his first WSOP Main Event. In one of his more notable hands, an early position raiser made it 700, a middle-position player limped, and the player in the cutoff three-bet to 2,600. Blom then four-bet to 5,800 from the big blind, the other two players got out of the way, and the cutoff five-bet to 12,000. Blom shuffled his chips before moving in 18,400 for a six-bet. The Swede’s opponent moved all in and Blom let out a sigh and called.



Blom was in bad shape, but he got lucky as the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{A-Clubs}{7-Spades} and he doubled to 90,000 in chips.

Unfortunately, not everyone was as lucky as Blom. Day 1c saw plenty of big names come and go including David “Bakes” Baker, Fatima Moreira De Melo, Olivier Busquet, Max Martinez, Jimmy Fricke, Thor Hansen, Brendon Rubie, Justin “Boosted J” Smith, David Bach, Chino Rheem, Jonathan Little, Nacho Barbero, Andrew Robl, Lex Veldhuis, Matt Waxman, Humberto Brenes, Vincent van der Fluit and Jonathan Duhamel, just to name a few.

Likewise, the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event champ, Chris Moneymaker, hit the rail on Day 1c in Level 4 when he raised to 1,500 from under the gun and cleared the field all the way to Marty Zabib, who made the call from the small blind. Hank Farrell then three-bet to around 6,800 from the big blind, Moneymaker called off for the same amount, and Zabib came along for the ride.

The two active players proceeded to check it down as the board ran out {7-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Zabib rolled over {K-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for trips. Farrell simply mucked while Moneymaker showed {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} before taking his exit from the 2012 WSOP Main Event.

The surviving players from Day 1c will return at Noon PST on Wednesday for Day 2c; meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 10, the survivors from Days 1a and 1b will return at Noon PST to play their respective Day 2s in separate rooms. Of course you can follow all that action and more by visiting our Live Reporting Section.

For a quick video overview of today's highlights, Sarah Grant has you covered.

Tagit: Randy Haddox

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (täynnä)


Please note all players showing as bagging a single chip did not report their chip counts on their bags.

Randy Haddox us 188,275
Erik Hellman 175,950
Marco Bognanni it 169,600
Daniel Morgan 160,025
[Removed:205] 159,150
Anthony Guetti 158,775
Steve Yea 157,175
Max Ovseyevitz 156,300
Dag Martin Mikkelsen 155,900
Paul McTaggart 155,475
Brandon Adams 153,100 -5,000
DID NOT REPORT 148,625 109,525
Asa Smith 148,475
Zennawi Petros 147,150 -1,000
Andrew Moseley 147,075
Bradley Booth 146,025
Roger Lamia 145,000
Steve Merrifield 143,250
Trevor Norcross 143,000
Maurice Hawkins 143,000
Raul Paez 142,100
Sam Soverel 141,500 1,500
Rebhi Attiyah 137,900
Ryan Batchelor 137,400
Eric Legoff 134,000

Lue koko

Some End-of-Day Chip Counts

Here is how the notable names and big stacks fared at the end of Day 1c of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's action.

Randy Haddox us 188,275
Erik Hellman 175,950
Marco Bognanni it 169,600
Daniel Morgan 160,025
[Removed:205] 159,150
Brandon Adams 158,100
Steve Yea 157,175
Paul McTaggart 155,475
Asa Smith 148,475
Zennawi Petros 148,150
Andrew Moseley 147,075
Maurice Hawkins 143,000
Sam Soverel 140,000
Lisa Parsons 127,025
Scott Blackman 125,000
Mark Vanderloo 124,775
Jake Cody gb 124,675
Joe Cada us 117,375
Paul Volpe 115,875
Erik Audé 112,000
Adam Foster 111,500
Marty Zabib 111,325
Viktor Blom se 110,225
Russell Thomas 108,675
Jeremy Allen 92,600

Lue koko

Bagging and Tagging

• Taso 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Play has ended for the day on all tables and the players are bagging up their chips. The recap of the day's events will be posted shortly, along with official end-of-day counts later on tonight. Thanks for following along.

One More for Ivey

• Taso 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Within the last few hands of the night, Phil Ivey raised to 900 from the hijack seat and David Grey called from the big blind. The flop came down {J-Hearts}{9-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Grey checked. Ivey bet 1,200 and Grey called. Both players then checked the {4-Clubs} turn and {J-Spades} river.

"King," said Grey, to hint that he had king high. Ivey then showed the {A-Spades}{5-Spades} and Grey mucked his hand.

Tagit: Phil IveyDavid Grey

Four More Hands...

• Taso 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The tournament director has just announced that players will be dealt four more hands before tagging and bagging for the evening. Stay tuned for a recap of the day's events, which will be provided shortly.

Kanji Flushed Out

Jamil Kanji and Erik Audé were heads up with the board reading {9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds}.

"How much you got?" Audé asked Kanji. "Am I allowed to ask that?"

Kanji moved his hands so that Audé could see his stack, then fired 6,000. Audé grabbed a handful of orange T5,000 chips, raising to what looked like 30,000, and Kanji moved all in. Audé called.


Upon seeing Audé's hand, Kanji stood up and grabbed his backpack, throwing it over his shoulder, almost willing a third diamond to come. Indeed, the {5-Diamonds} spiked on the turn, and Kanji was already headed to the exit by the time the {7-Clubs} completed the board.

"Good luck, everyone," he muttered while leaving.

Audé happily stack his chips and announced that he had "like 120 [thousand]," but upon counting his stack, it's more like 105,000.

Erik Audé 105,000 57,000
Jamil Kanji Ulkona

Tagit: Erik AudéJamil Kanji

Ivey Slipping


A player in the hijack opened to 900 and Phil Ivey called from the small blind.

The {8-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{4-Spades} flop was checked by both, landing the {10-Diamonds} turn. Ivey bet 1,500, his opponent called, and the {K-Hearts} hit the river. Ivey check-called a bet of 3,000 from his opponent who tabled {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}.

Ivey mucked and is down to about 10,000.

Phil Ivey us 10,000 -2,500

Tagit: Phil Ivey

Wade Gets His Way

A player in middle position opened for 800 and action folded over to Tristan Wade in the small blind, who re-popped it to 2,850 total. His opponent called and it was heads-up going to the flop, which came {2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}.

Both players checked and the turn brought the {10-Diamonds}. This time, Wade decided to lead out for 2,200 and his opponent quickly folded.

Wade has worked his stack up a bit since last we checked - he is back up to 32,000.

Tristan Wade 32,000 9,000

Tagit: Tristan Wade