Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)
Event #27: $3,000 No Limit Hold'em (Mixed Max)
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Anderson Among Leaders After Day 1

• Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

Day 1 of Event #27 is in the books, and leading the remaining 181 players is a gentleman who refused to submit his name. He wrote a fake name on his bag, which contained 122,375 chips, and behind him is Calvin Anderson. Anderson bagged 79,425 chips, and received much of his stack from Cylus Watson in a big hand in Level 6. Anderson flopped top two-pair with king-jack against Watson who held aces, the money went in the middle, and Anderson’s hand held up.

This year’s mixed max event, which is nine-handed on Day 1, six-handed on Day 2, and heads-up from 32 players down, attracted 593 players – nearly 200 more players than 2012, but that event was a $5,000 buy-in. The total prize pool for Event #27 is $1,618,000, and the top 68 players are guaranteed a minimum of $4,694. Everyone who makes the heads-up portion of the event will take home $10,360, and the winner will earn $372,387 and the coveted gold bracelet.

Over 400 players were eliminated on Day 1, including Kathy Liebert, Vanessa Selbst, Dario Minieri, Phil Hellmuth, Darren Elias, Jennifer Tilly, Chris Brammer, Frank Kassela, Ben Yu, Jason Somerville, Paul Volpe, Ben Sulsky, Brian Rast, Joe Serock, Ryan Olisar, and David Pham. Pham, who is coming off of a final table, lost a race against Jason Wheeler holding ace-king of diamonds against Wheeler’s black tens. Pham flopped a pair of aces, but Wheeler flopped a set of tens, and held when the turn brought a brick.

While some players fell, others prospered. Dominik Nitsche, Simon Charette, Ognjen Sekularac, and Ana Marquez all climbed up the charts throughout the day. Charette won a massive pot off of Ryan Olisar when he made a flush with king-queen suited against Olisar’s kings, and Marquez made her own flush to win a big pot in Level 6.

The survivors will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. where they will be six handed. Be sure to return for our live coverage straight from the tournament floor. For now, good night from Las Vegas.

Tagit: Calvin Anderson

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (täynnä)

[user217945] • Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Barry "Big Dog" Lang US 122,375
Isaac Hagerling us 83,975
Calvin Anderson us 79,425 -30,575
Dominik Nitsche de 72,900 -7,100
John Hennigan us 71,600 44,600
Ognjen Sekularac rs 69,650 9,650
Mazin Khoury us 63,575
Darryll Fish us 61,000 36,500
Michael Rocco us 59,975
Simon Charette ca 59,650 -15,350
Ramil Yusupov RU 59,600
Brandon Cantu us 57,000 17,000
Chris Bell us 56,225 9,725
Richard Anthony US 55,350
Alex Lindop gb 53,475
Nikolai Sears us 53,175
Ana Marquez es 52,825 -4,175
Ricky Fohrenbach 52,650 12,650
Flavien Guenan FR 51,675
Chris Moorman gb 51,275 9,275
Ariel Celestino br 51,025
Connor Allisen ca 51,000
Sean Jazayeri us 49,950
Justin Conley us 49,025
Frank Rusnak us 48,325 -11,675

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Last Three Hands and Bagging

• Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante

The players have played their last three hands, and are now bagging and tagging for the evening.

Friedman Double Akkari

• Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante

Five people took to a flop of {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{9-Clubs} and Andre Akkari bet out 2,600. Next to act was Prahlad Friedman. He raised to 10,000. The others folded and Akkari went all in. Friedman snap called and the cards were flipped.

Friedman: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}
Akkari: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

A cooler indeed! The turn and river both were close to an eight but the {10-Clubs} and {7-Spades} did not give Friedman his one out. With that pot Friedman shipped quite a few and went down to 14,000 while Akkari went to 30,700.

Andre Akkari br 30,700 5,400
Prahlad Friedman us 14,000 -2,000

Double For Dunst

[user217945] • Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Tony Dunst
Tony Dunst

Action began with a player raising to 1,100. In the next seat Tony Dunst moved all in over the top for his last 8,225. Action folded back around to the original raiser who put in the chips for a call.

Dunst: {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Raiser: {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{9-Hearts} granting Dunst the double up and a bunch more chips to work with.

Tony Dunst us 17,250 5,250

Sekularac Finds a Chop

• Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante

Board: {4-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Two players checked, a third tossed out 1,500, and Ognjen Sekularac called. The first player who checked raised to 4,300, and the action folded to Sekularac who moved all in. The player called.

Sekularac: {a-Spades}{2-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}

The {4-Clubs} completed the board, and the two chopped the pot. Sekularac has been on the up-and-up today however, and now sits with 60,000 chips.

Ognjen Sekularac rs 60,000 3,000

Tagit: Ognjen Sekularac

Hanks Gets Schulman's Chips

[user217945] • Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante

Action folded to Nick Schulman in the small blind where he moved all in before the flop. Brent Hanks thought about it for a bit before making the call with a covering stack.

Schulman: {3-Clubs}{3-Hearts}
Hanks: {A-Clubs}{3-Spades}

The flop was a disaster for Schulman when it fell {A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} leaving him drawing to just one out. The turn was the {5-Spades} and the river was the {10-Diamonds} and Schulman was sent to the rail, but not before paying massage girl which he did just before he left.

Brent Hanks us 24,500 13,000
Nick Schulman us Ulkona

Saul Makes A Tough Call At The End of the Brandon Cantu Show

[user217945] • Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Kevin Saul in an earlier event.
Kevin Saul in an earlier event.

Action was unusually quiet at the Bradon Cantu Show table as no one was talking. Even so, Cantu raised to 1,500 and was called by Darryll Fish and Kevin Saul, both of whom were in position.

On the flop of {7-Clubs}{A-Spades}{10-Spades} Cantu and Fish checked to Saul who stabbed at the pot for 2,700. Only Cantu called.

The turn was the {8-Spades} and both players checked.

On the river {10-Hearts}, Cantu bet out 4,100. Saul went into the tank and looked as if he was about to muck his hand, but then grabbed chips and reorganized one of his stacks before tossing in a chip signifying a call.

"Queen high," Cantu said.

Cantu went to muck his hand, but kept it intact, as Saul refused to turn over his cards. At which point Cantu asked, "Are you really going to play like this Kevin?"

"I just want to know if you have queen jack with a spade," Saul said. "Are we about to break?" Saul asked a floor as he was bringing over racks. The floor informed him that they were in fact breaking the table. "Alright," he said, finally turning over his {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades} for just king high. Cantu finally mucked his hands and the men racked up their chips to move to a new table.


• Taso 8: 250-500, 50 ante
Calvin Anderson us 110,000 20,000
Dominik Nitsche de 80,000 27,000
Frank Rusnak us 60,000
Chris Bell us 46,500 32,500
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us 40,000 17,000
Ricky Fohrenbach 40,000 22,000
Todd Terry us 27,000 3,625
Ryan Julius 27,000
Jason Koon us 25,000 16,000
Luke Staudenmaier US 23,000
James Mackey us 23,000 13,700
Matt Marafioti ca 22,000 8,400
Hiren Patel us 22,000 -6,000
Tristan Wade us 18,000
Alex Venovski us 17,000 9,800
Stuart Rutter gb 17,000 1,000
Artem Litvinov ru 16,000 2,400
Daniel Buzgon us 15,000 7,000
Dimitar Danchev bg 14,000 4,800
Jeff Gross us 14,000 5,000
Cylus Watson us 13,000 -1,000
Mark Radoja ca 13,000
Tony Dunst us 12,000 600
Brent Hanks us 11,500 500
Mike Leah ca 10,500 500

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