Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six Handed)
Day 1 completed

Day One of Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em (Six-Handed) is Complete

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Jesse Wilkie
Jesse Wilkie

Day one of Event #21: $3,000 No-Limit Hold’Em (Six-Handed) is in the books. The unofficial chip leader after 10 levels of play is Jesse Wilkie with 187,700 in chips. He leads the 129 players who remain from the starting field of 807.

Following Wilkie are Victor Ramdin (184,000), Ryan Olisar (154,500), Danny Doucet (140,000), Scott Seiver (132,000), and Maurice Hawkins (100,500). Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth both survived late into the day, but both were knocked out and will have to wait until another day to add to their bracelet count.

Only 90 players will be paid, so 39 who return for day two will walk away empty-handed, but all players still in the tournament surely have their eyes firmly fixed on winning the $506,764 first prize and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Rio. PokerNews.com will be here all day to bring you live updates as Event #21 continues.

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YorkshirePud • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Here's a selection of chip counts from the biggest stacks and most notable names. Full chip counts will appear here, as if by magic, overnight.

Jesse Wilkie 187,700 2,700
Victor Ramdin us 184,000 107,000
Ryan Olisar us 154,500 145,500
Danny Doucet us 140,000
Scott Seiver us 132,000 12,000
Maurice Hawkins us 100,500 6,500
Matt Stout us 92,300 59,000
Yengeniy Timoshenko 92,100 45,000
Dan Kelly us 83,700 -1,300
Erik Seidel us 81,300 22,300
Antonio Esfandiari us 80,600 18,300
Max Heinzelmann 71,200 6,200
Michael Watson ca 59,300 -900
Martin Finger de 58,600 18,600
Allen Cunningham us 18,600 -48,200
Andrew Lichtenberger us 12,400 -6,400
Mike Debilio 112 112

Vrabel Doubles

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Luke Vrabel got his last 24,600 in the middle pre-flop with {a-}{q-} against {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The flop gave the players a sweat, coming {6-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}, give Vrabel a pair of aces but leaving him vulnerable to another diamond on the turn or river. It didn't come though, as the board completed with the {a-Hearts} and the {8-Spades}, and Vrabel doubled up.

Hawkins Takes Kelly's Chips

[user217945] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

On a board reading {3-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts} Maurice Hawkins bet 14,600 into Dan Kelly. After falling into the tank for at least two minutes, Kelly finally called.

Hawkins showed {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for the third nuts and Kelly mucked.

Both players still have well above average chip stacks.

Maurice Hawkins us 94,000 63,000
Dan Kelly us 85,000 -15,000

Kelly Crushes His Opponent

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

On a flop reading {3-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{5-Spades} the small blind bet 2,500 and British pro JP Kelly called. The {2-Clubs} turn saw the small blind check-call a 4,800 bet from Kelly, but the small blind led out for 9,000 on the {4-Diamonds} river. Kelly made it 20,000 to play and his opponent called.

Kelly showed {9-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a straight and his opponent mucked and headed for the rail believing he had busted out of Event #21. However, he was not eliminated as he still had 600 chips remaining,

Tags: JP Kelly

Ivey Out

[user217945] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Phil Ivey
Phil Ivey

In a span of just a few hands Phil Ivey has left us. On the first hand we saw Ivey call off most of his stack on a board of {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. For just about 80 percent of his chips, Ivey called, then mucked when his opponent showed {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}.

It took a few hands for Ivey to get the rest of his chips in but when he did it was from under the gun. Ivey moved his last 2,000 chips in and a player reraised to 4,800 from the cutoff. He wasn't called and he pulled back the excess bet.

Ivey was holding {K-Spades}{10-Clubs} and was looking to catch up against his opponents {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}.

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Spades} and there wasn't any help for Ivey. He was eliminated and quickly left the Brasilia room.

Tags: Phil Ivey

Angry Bevand Busts Out

YorkshirePud • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

We did not see the hand go down but Frenchman Manual Bevand has busted out of this tournament and judging by how he exited the tournament area it was in cruel circumstances,

Bevand blasted past us causing a huge draft he was that fast. As he approached the rail he let out an angry growl and put his hands on the back of his neck and continued, at pace, towards the exits.

Bevand came close to winning at bracelet at the 2012 WSOP when he busted in fifth place in the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em Championship.

Manuel Bevand fr Busted

Tags: Manuel Bevand

Sebastian Takes One from Valerstein

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Rhonda Sebastian and Roman Valerstein saw a flop of {5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}, and both checked. Sebastian checked again when the {j-Diamonds} fell on the turn, and Valerstein bet 2,100. Sebastian called, and the river paired the board with the {j-Diamonds}. Both players checked, and Sebastian showed {10-Clubs}{3-Clubs} for a pair of tens. Valerstein mucked, and he is now down to 30,000. Sebastian sits with 24,000 after raking in the pot.

After the hand, Antonio Esfandiari, who is also at the table, mentioned only half-jokingly that Rhonda Sebastian doesn't like to be pushed around.

Rhonda Sebastian 34,000
Roman Valerstein us 30,000 -44,000

You Can Hit Me Once, But Not Twice!

[user217945] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Scott Seiver
Scott Seiver

Randy Dorfman is gone from the field and here's what happened and the aftermath:

William Reynolds opened from the hijack seat to 1,600. From the cutoff, Scott Seiver raised to 3,800. Dorfman moved all in from the small blind. The player in the big blind tanked for a while before folding. Reynolds folded. As the last player to act, Seiver made the call.

Seiver: {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}
Dorfman: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

"Please," Dorfman pleaded upon seeing the hands. "Let me suck out one time in 2013."

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{Q-Clubs} and Dorfman was very pleased to see the flop.

"Finally!" he said. "I got one suck out this year."

The turn was the {5-Clubs} keeping Dorfman in the lead, but the river was the {K-Diamonds}, giving the lead back to Seiver.

Dorfman was very upset with this river. Seiver stood up and attempted to hug Dorfman as a consolation prize.

"You can hit me once," he told Dorfman. Dorfman obliged and hit Seiver, but then stood up and tried to hit him again. "But you can't hit me twice!" he shouted trying to get away.

"That didn't count," Dorfman said chasing after Seiver.

"That definitely didn't count kid," Antonio Esfandiari said from one table over.

After all was said and done, Dorfman may have hit Seiver, but Seiver has definitely been getting hit with the deck and has one of the biggest stacks in the room.

"How do you do it?" Dorfman asked Seiver.

"Do what?" Seiver asked. "I just sit here and wait for good cards."

Scott Seiver us 120,000 25,000
Randy Dorfman us Busted