Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Robert Corcione 144,600
Mike Carson 111,400 400
Blake Purvis 94,900 59,900
Jeannicolas Fortin 92,500 92,500
Sunny Chattha gb 81,000 81,000
Vincent Bartello us 76,800 76,800
Eric Crain us 76,000
Pim de Goede nl 74,500
Timothy Reilly us 66,600
Lev Rofman us 65,200 65,200
Johannes Strassmann 56,900 26,900
Michael Landier 56,100 56,100
Jason Mercier us 55,200
Allen Cunningham us 52,100
Yorane Kerignard fr 51,600 -12,400
Jeremiah Vinsant 50,900 8,900
Joseph Liberta us 50,800 50,800
Ruslan Dykshteyn us 49,200 49,200
Nick Guagenti us 44,900 17,900
James Uschuk 42,700 42,700
Jonathan Roy ca 42,000
Adam Geyer us 40,400
Jaspal Brar (Travell Thomas) 40,400 40,400
Nicolas Halvorson 39,700 39,700
Nicholas Mitchell 39,500 39,500

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Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Robert Corcione and Mike Carson Over 100,00 Going into Day 2

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante
Robert  Corcione
Robert Corcione

Event #12: $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em started today with 535 players and after 10 levels of play, we have two players over the 100K mark: Robert Corcione (144,600) and Mike Carson (110,000). Both players have some history at the WSOP. Robert Corcione finished in 21st place in last year's Main Event for $294,601and Mike Carson won a bracelet in 2000 in a $3000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event for $222,000.

Play began at noon where we saw the likes of Eric Baldwin, straight off his Runner-up Finish in Event #4, Gavin Smith, Antonio Esfandiari, Annette Obrestad, Hoyt Corkins, Victor Ramdin and Kathy Liebert to name just a few. Unfortunately, none of these players survived to play day 2 but we have plenty of recognizable names still in the field including: Jason Mercier, Allen Cunningham, Martin Stazko, Adam Geyer, Melanie Weisner and the defending champion of this event, Nick Jivkov.

We are ending the day with 62 players but only 54 of them will make the money. Play resumes at 1 p.m. tomorrow in the Purple Section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the action right here as we approach the bubble and players continue to battle for the first-place prize of $166,136 and a WSOP Bracelet.

Tags: Adam GeyerAllen CunninghamAnnette ObrestadAntonio EsfandiariEric BaldwinGavin SmithHoyt CorkinsJason MercierKathy LiebertMelanie WeisnerMike CarsonNick JivkovRobert CorcioneVictor Ramdin

End of Day Chip Counts

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

Some Notable Chip Stacks from Day 1:

Robert Corcione 144,600 1,600
Mike Carson 111,000 10,000
Eric Crain us 76,000 30,000
Pim de Goede nl 74,500 -10,500
Jason Mercier us 55,200 -17,800
Allen Cunningham us 52,100 13,100
Adam Geyer us 40,400 11,400
Dan Suied 35,500 17,500
Matt Stout us 30,500 16,500
Melanie Weisner us 23,200 8,200
Martin Staszko cz 20,400 6,400
Nick Jivkov bg 18,100 -18,900
Cary Katz us 13,100 -6,900
Griffin Benger ca 7,200 -2,300

Done After 10 Levels

[user68268] • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

A new rule change this year means that a tournament must be within three players of the money in order to continue for the night until the bubble burst rather than one table away. With 63 players remaining, that means Day 1 will in fact be done at the end of 10 levels.

Four More Hands

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

The WSOP staff has just announced that there will be four more hands and then the night is over.

Play Is Tightening

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

We are about 10 off the bubble and 15-minutes from day 2 and as a result play is tightening up. Here is a perfect example:

Martin Staszko raised from middle position to 2,300. Both the small and big blinds called and we saw a {10-Clubs}{6-Spades}{8-Diamonds} flop. The players checked around and Eric Fields led for 5,100 on the {q-Clubs} turn. The big blind and Stazko both looked like they were thinking about it but in the end folded. And so it goes.

Tags: Martin StaszkoEric Fields

Harig Out Notches Opponent

• Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

In a barrage of bets and calls Wilfred Harig raised the table 15,000 and the rest folded except for a player who was all in. When Harig {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} and his opponent {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flipped up their cards, Harig's opponent was pleading for a five. But a five did not come and the board went blank with {a-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{3-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Hearts}.

Harig got the knock out and now has 23000

Wilfred Harig 23,000 6,000

Suied Looking To Get His Table Drinking

[user68268] • Level 10: 500-1,000, 0 ante

"We drinking?" asked Danny "Miami Boss" Suied to his table. "Another five minutes?" he continued, citing that the day was coming to a close.

The table got a chuckle, and Suied continued. "They say in the Harrah's commercials that they don't want you drinking while you gamble. That's some bullsh*t!"

"They don't say that," responded someone at the table.

"Yeah they do," snapped back Suied.

"No. They don't want you drunk," said the dealer to Suied.

"Who drinks and doesn't get drunk?" questioned Suied. "That's just dumb. You gotta drink to get wasted!"

Tags: Danny SuiedDan Suied