Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Khan, Solomon Top Day 1; Allisen and Nguyen Close Behind

[user196942] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jarred Solomon - one of the leaders
Jarred Solomon - one of the leaders

After ten levels of play without delay, Day 1 of Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em is history. Today's event drew an impressive 1,394 player field, which generated a $3,805,620 prize pool. Best positioned heading into Day 2 is Hafiz Khan, who managed to bag up a firm chip lead of 189,100. Not *too* far behind are Jarred Solomon with 167,500, Darren Elias with 134,300 and Kennii Nguyen, who bagged up 125,000.

After all the dust settled, 324 players survived and will come back tomorrow to play Day 2. Among them include Shannon Shorr (46,500), Martin Staszko (35,500), Layne Flack (58,000), Annette Obrestad (38,800), Andy Frankenberger (33,300) and Brock Parker, who bagged up a respectable 97,500 after being chip leader through part of the day.

Those who fell short include Barry Greenstein, Vanessa Selbst, Randy Lew, David Williams, Jonathan Duhamel, Dwyte Pilgrim, Bertrand Grospellier and defending Main Event Champion Pius Heinz.

Nguyen is poised to make another deep run, which will complement his recent second-place finish in Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

Fellow big-stack Parker is also looking to make another deep run. Parker recently earned a 5th-place finish in Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout. Parker has already earned two World Series of Poker bracelets (both in 2009) and has live-tournament winnings that exceed $1.1 million.

Play is set to resume tomorrow at 1:00 PM PST in the Amazon Room, where our remaining 324 combatants will play out ten more levels. Be sure to stick with us here at PokerNews to follow all the action and we race our way to a final table.

Until then, goodnight from Las Vegas!

Tags: Brock ParkerJarred SolomonKennii Nguyen

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Hafiz Khan us 189,100
Jarred Solomon za 167,500
Darren Elias us 134,300
Kennii Nguyen us 125,000
Mario Puccini de 124,100
Connor Allisen 120,400
Steven Kerr ca 112,000 6,000
David Enda us 106,900
Emil Patel us 100,800
Carlos Sanchez-Vegas 100,100
Morten Mortensen dk 99,300
Brock Parker us 97,500
Elio Fox us 97,200
Yngve Steen no 96,900
Ilan Boujenah il 95,000
Kory Mitchell us 95,000
Lars Bonding dk 94,700
Hiren Patel us 91,900
Kyle Frey us 90,400
Clement Thumy fr 89,100
Jackie Glazier au 88,700
Dustin Graves 85,000
Flavien Guenan 84,700
Fabrice Soulier fr 83,500
Alexander Venovski us 82,800

End of Day Chip Counts

[user196942]
Jarred Solomon za 167,500
Kennii Nguyen us 125,000 36,000
Connor Allisen 120,400
Brock Parker us 97,500 -14,500
John Racener us 81,400 20,400
Jason Koon us 62,500 -14,500
Ronald Lee us 59,900 10,900
Ryan Olisar us 59,900 29,900
Layne Flack us 58,800 6,800
Tim West us 54,500 -3,500
Tristan Wade us 46,700 14,200
Shannon Shorr us 46,500 9,000
Scott Montgomery ca 42,100 100
Annette Obrestad no 38,800 -2,200
Adam Junglen us 38,500 -7,500
JP Kelly gb 35,900
Martin Staszko cz 35,500 -500
Andy Frankenberger us 33,300 300
Andrew Lichtenberger us 20,900 -7,100
John Dolan us 18,300

Obrestad Doubles

[user196942]

A player opened to 1,600 from middle position and Annette Obrestad went all in for her last 19,000 from the hijack. Everyone else got out of the way and Oberestad's opponent reluctantly called.

Obrestad: {K-Spades}{J-Clubs}
Opponent: {8-Spades}{8-Hearts}

The board ran out {7-Spades}{10-Spades}{6-Spades}{A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, giving Obrestad a straight on the river and doubling her up to 41,000.

Annette Obrestad no 41,000 20,000

Tags: Annette Obrestad

Nam Out

[user196942]

Nam Le pushed all in for his last 12,000 and was called by a player in middle position. The player in the big blind then pushed all in himself and was called by the middle-position player for a three-way showdown.

Le: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Middle position player: {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}
Big blind player: {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

Le's tournament life was in dire straights and the {Q-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} board was of no help as the player in the big blind scooped the pot.

Nam Le us Busted

Tags: Nam Le

Counts!

[user196942]
Jason Koon us 77,000 -8,000
John Racener us 61,000 15,500
Tim West us 58,000
Layne Flack us 52,000 -4,000
Justin Barnum 51,000 1,500
Ronald Lee us 49,000 23,000
Scott Montgomery ca 42,000 -2,000
Shannon Shorr us 37,500 5,500
Martin Staszko cz 36,000 -7,000
Andy Frankenberger us 33,000 -5,000
Ryan Olisar us 30,000 -21,000
Andrew Lichtenberger us 28,000 4,500
Annette Obrestad no 21,000 -16,000
Nam Le us 10,500 2,200
Vanessa Selbst us 7,000 -7,000
Matt Affleck us Busted

Selbst Feeling Saucy

[user196942] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

As we walked past Vanessa Selbst's table, we couldn't help but overhear her talking to one of her tablemates about the iPhone game "Words With Friends."

From what we could gather, Selbst wanted to bet that she could get 150% of her opponent's score for $100 dollars.

"You seem so confident," Selbst's tablemate said.

"I'm just a little buzzed and I want some action," Selbst replied.

It is unclear if the bet came to fruition, but in any case, Selbst is currently sitting on about 17,000.

Tags: Vanessa Selbst

Level:
10
Blinds:
400/800
Ante:
100