Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Ends With Andre Akkari On Top

[user68268] • Level 8

Day 1 has come to a close here at the Rio with Andre Akkari and his 108,700 bagging the most chips. A field of 393 players came in today and only about 85 came out the other side. Last year saw Matt Matros take home the gold bracelet. This year someone else will take their seat on the throne; Matros was eliminated early on and won’t be defending his title.

The field looked extremely promising and consisted of poker’s best, but as the day wore on players dropped to the wayside. Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Scott Seiver, Jean-Robert Bellande, Barry Greenstein, Chad Brown, David Sklansky, Jeff Madsen and John Juanda were all eliminated.

Despite the many notable eliminations, a handful were able to take advantage of the field and thrived. David Williams took control of every table he was moved to and spent his day acquiring chips.

Phil Ivey spent the afternoon and early evening competing in Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. and the rest of his evening competing over here. Despite a little set back early Ivey finished the day with 37,500.

Other players who we will see on day two are Huck Seed, Bryan Devonshire, and Dan Harrington.

Of those returning, only 45 of those will be getting paid and only one person will be awarded a bracelet. Who will make it to Day 3? Find out here at PokerNews tomorrow starting at 2:00 PM when all the competitors will be coming back to fight it for poker glory.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Andre Akkari br 108,700 48,700
Michael Malm ca 92,300
David Williams us 81,400 9,400
Frank Kassela us 72,800 -1,200
Isaac Baron us 71,000 9,900
Salman Behbehani us 69,000 60,500
Ray Sumon us 65,900
Bryan Devonshire us 65,300 24,300
Randy Haddox us 62,000
James Dempsey gb 60,500 30,500
William Klein us 60,100
Guang Lu 58,900
John MacDonald 57,000
Joep van den Bijgaart nl 56,800
Brent Wheeler us 55,400
Andrey Zaichenko ru 49,900 -1,100
Huck Seed us 49,200 3,200
Chad Davis 48,100
Nicholas Derke us 48,000
Leonid Bilokur ru 47,900 1,900
Konstantin Puchkov ru 45,000
Michael Foti 44,000
Joshua Chait 43,000
Michael Levine 42,800
Steven Goldberg 42,500

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Six More Hands

[user68268] • Level 8

The tournament staff has just announced that the field will play six more hands at each table and then bag and tag for the night.

Kings on Kings on Kings

• Level 8

It was three to a flop, and it ran out {Q-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{q-Spades}. Jeffrey Lisandro bet out and was called by a player in middle position, a player in later position made the call and was all in.

The {9-Hearts} on the turn saw another bet from Lisandro and a raise from the middle position player. Lisandro made the call and the {3-Hearts} made its way to the river. Both remaining player checked and cards were tabled.

Lisandro: {K-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Middle Position: {10-}{10-}
All In Player: {K-Spades}{k-Clubs}

Lisandro won the side pot, and chopped up the main pot with the all in player.

Tags: Jeffrey Lisandro

Updated Chip Counts

David Williams us 100,000 5,000
Frank Kassela us 74,000 66,000
Isaac Baron us 61,100 54,100
Brandon Steven us 52,000 39,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru 51,000 22,000
Leonid Bilokur ru 46,000 27,000
David Baker us 45,000 19,000
Joe Serock us 44,500 31,100
Richard Brodie us 43,500 2,500
Phil Ivey us 40,000 4,000
Shannon Shorr us 38,200 22,200
James Dempsey gb 30,000 -11,000
Gabriel Nassif 28,000
Erik Cajelais ca 26,000 8,000
Michel Abecassis fr 24,000 4,000
Huck Seed us 23,000 7,000
Todd Witteles us 23,000 14,500
Jeff Lisandro au 21,000 5,500
Jeremy Kottler 18,000
Benjamin Scholl us 12,000
Marco Traniello it 10,000 2,500
Noah Schwartz us 9,000 -14,000
John Myung 5,500 -2,500
Taylor von Kriegenbergh us Busted

William's Winning Ways

No Limit Hold'em

The flop read {6-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} and David Williams nonchalantly threw out a bet of 1,8000 after his opponent checked. Williams was partaking in a conversation with his table-mates and just pushed out the bet not missing a beat. Williams' opponent made the call and we were off to the turn.

The {8-Clubs} on fourth street saw another check from Williams' opponent and a bet of 3,3000 from Williams himself. Another call was made and one more card was going to be exposed.

The {4-Hearts} that landed on the river prompted Williams' opponent to take his time before placing a bet of 4,200. Williams took a few moments before measuring out a stack of oranges and placing a raise of 15,500. Williams' opponent instantly folded and the raiser took down the pot.

David Williams us 95,000 31,000

Tags: David WIlliams

Prize Pool and Payouts

[user68268] • Level 8

Event 35: $2,500 Mixed Hold'em at the 2012 World Series of Poker attracted 393 players. The field generated a prize pool of $894,075 and the top 45 spots will earn a min-cash worth $4,229. Making the final table will earn each of the nine competitors $16,692 and there's $210,107 up top for the winner.

To view the entire list of payouts, please head to the Payouts Page for this event.


Zaichenko Gives It Up to Patel


Limit Hold'em

From under the gun, Hiren Patel raised. Action folded around to Andrey Zaichenko in the hijack seat and he made the call. Everyone else folded and the flop came down {A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Patel bet and Zaichenko called.

Fourth street was the {K-Hearts} and Patel bet. Zaichenko called and the {7-Hearts} landed on the river. Patel bet and Zaichenko folded after a minute or so of thought.

Hiren Patel us 32,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru 29,000 -5,000

Tags: Hiren PatelAndrey Zaichenko