Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Alban Juen Leads After Day 1 of Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

[user139916] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Alban Juen
Alban Juen

Day 1 of Event #53: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. The largest $1,500 NLHE event of the series thus far not named the Millionaire Maker drew an impressive 2,816 entrants, generating a prize pool of $3,801,600. First place will pay $665,397 and leading the remaining 320 or so players is Alban Juen with 168,300. He is followed by Arden Cho (124,800) and Chance Kornuth (120,300).

Among the notables still in the field are David Vamplew (98,800), Noah Vaillancourt (72,900), 2012 Octo-Niner Steve Gee (59,100), Brent Hanks (53,500), Danny Suied (41,000), Barry Greenstein (36,400), Faraz Jaka (26,100), Matt Waxman (25,000), and Paul Volpe (16,900).

Also taking part in the action today was Antonio Esfandiari, fresh off of his fourth-place finish in the One Drop High Rollers No-Limit Hold'em. Unfortunately, Esfandiari didn't survive the day. Also among those who will not return on Day 2, include Lauren Kling, Darryll Fish, Maria Ho, Phil Laak, Matt Stout, and Luke Vrabel.

Play is set to resume at 1 p.m. local time on Sunday as the remaining 320-ish players play down towards the final table. Be sure to join us then as the quest to crown another WSOP bracelet winner continues.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user139916] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Alban Juen fr 168,300
Valeri Savov BG 138,100 138,100
Erwann Pecheux fr 128,200 128,200
Arden Cho us 124,800
Chance Kornuth us 120,300
Tonio Roder de 112,000
Steve Bartlett US 110,200 110,200
Peter Martin US 104,800 104,800
Laikoon Lim SN 104,200 104,200
David Vamplew gb 98,800
Sean Wallace US 97,900 97,900
Thanh Lam US 95,600 95,600
Squanto Oakley CA 95,200 95,200
Darren Rabinowitz us 95,000 12,200
Christian Hanusse US 94,900 94,900
Fred Berger us 90,600 90,600
Michael Brockley US 90,400 90,400
Mathieu Laforce CA 88,800 88,800
Inigo Rodriguez US 88,000 88,000
Mark Defaria CA 85,900 85,900
Joel Tushnet us 84,800 84,800
Konstantinos Mamaliadis ZA 84,300 84,300
Armenak Kizirian CA 84,200 84,200
Roger Hardy CA 84,000 84,000
Jacek Markowski GM 83,400 83,400

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Five More Hands

[user139916] • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament staff has announced that each table will deal five more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Level:
11
Blinds:
500/1,000
Ante:
100

More Eliminations

[user139916] • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Some recent, some not.

Larry Wright us Busted
Kyle Bowker us Busted
Alex Phahurat us Busted
Jeremy Druckman Busted
Jared Hamby us Busted
Derek Lerner Busted
Leo Fernandez ar Busted
John Dolan us Busted
Erica Lindgren us Busted
Lacey Jones us Busted
Sam Trickett gb Busted
Carlos Mortensen es Busted
Dwyte Pilgrim us Busted
David Williams us Busted
Fatima de Melo Busted
Olivier Busquet us Busted
Dominik Nitsche de Busted