Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Official Chip Counts (full)

Matthew • Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Anthony Ruberto us 178,200
Florens Feenstra nl 171,700
Robert Panitch 150,700
Nicolas Levi fr 148,300
Alan Bertenshaw 147,800
Alvaro Gorriz 145,000
Walter Treccarichi it 142,400 400
Rahul Raju Byrraju 137,700
Jamil Kanji CA 129,900
Tobias Wenker 126,000
Chris Karambinis us 123,100
Govert Metaal nl 122,700 115,200
Sebastien Comel fr 117,600
Sean Winter us 116,300
Dylan Wilkerson us 113,900
Mark Teltscher gb 113,100
Elias Jaajaa 110,300
John Scaife 109,600
Jacob Schindler us 107,800
Simon Lofberg 106,700
Ryan Julius US 103,000
Ami Alibay ca 102,500 11,500
David Borg 101,700
Jack Ellwood gb 101,600
Andreas Christoforou cy 100,100

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Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Tony Ruberto Leads Into Day 2

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Nicolas Levi
Nicolas Levi

Tony Ruberto leads the final 243 players of today's $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event, amassing a stack of 178,200. Today's event started with 1,736 entrants. After Day 1, Ruberto is only 6,000 ahead of the second stack, Florens Feenstra (171,700). Alan Bertenshaw (147,800), Jamil Kanji (129,9000) and Chris Karambinis (123,100) also bagged hefty stacks.

Of course, a few notables made a showing today, but didn't manage to hold up until the end. Those no longer with us include Antonio Esfandiari, Pius Heinz, Layne Flack, David Williams, Maria Ho, Jennifer Tilly and Annette Obrestad, among many others.

We did find a few notables still in contention after Day 1, including Mark Teltscher (113,100), Jonathan Tamayo (91,900), Josh Arieh (79,800), Chris Johnson (75,100), Erik Seidel (58,000), David Peters (44,600), Blair Hinkle (36,900) and Amit Makhija (37,000).

The 243 survivors from today will be back tomorrow at 1 p.m. in the Amazon Room to play some more cards. As always, check in with PokerNews for live updates and chip counts during the action tomorrow for Day 2 of this $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event.

End of Day 1 Counts

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Tony Ruberto us 178,200
Florens Feenstra nl 171,700 171,700
Bob Panitch 150,700 150,700
Nicolas Levi fr 148,300 23,300
AJ Bertenshaw 147,800 57,000
Alvaro Borriz 147,000 147,000
Walter Treccarichi it 142,000 142,000
Jamil Kanji CA 129,900 129,900
Chris Karambinis us 123,100 100
Mark Teltscher gb 113,100 113,100
Elias Jacijaa 108,300 108,300
Ryan Julius US 103,000 18,000
Jonathan Tamayo us 91,900 66,900
Josh Arieh us 79,800 9,800
Chris Johnson us 75,100 27,900
Robert Cheung ca 67,300 -12,700
Erik Seidel us 58,000 21,750
Matt Stout us 48,600
David Peters us 44,600 -15,400
Amit Makhija us 37,000 18,000
Blair Hinkle us 36,900
Lee Childs us 21,600 -6,400
Maria Ho us Busted

Four More

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Dealers will deal out four more hands before the day is done.

Kling Hits the Rail

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
lauren klingFrom 60k to out w 1 hr left in night..got massively coolered 6x in a row + lost every flip. Building huge stacks, so good sign. 5k tomorrow
Lauren Kling us Busted

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Smith Value Shoves River

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We found Dan Smith with enough chips in the middle to put his opponent all in on the end. The board read {7-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Spades}{3-Clubs}. Smith's opponent tanked for a couple of minutes before announcing a call. Smith revealed {k-Hearts}{7-Spades} for two pair, and his opponent tossed his cards into the middle and got out of his seat.

Dan Smith us 65,500 31,500

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Peters Busts Esfandiari

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
David Peters
David Peters

We walked up to the table just as Antonio Esfandiari went all-in for 20,200 of his remaining chips. David Peters, two seats to the left, also announced, "All in," after a short tank. The rest of the players folded, and Esfandiari showed {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, while Peters tabled {a-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}.

The board came {q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{2-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}, hitting a queen for Peters and coming up short for Esfandiari. After an apparent downswing, Peters is now sitting at a healthy stack of around 60,000 in chips.

David Peters us 60,000 25,000
Antonio Esfandiari us Busted

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Sylvia's Queens Hold

• Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Jesse Sylvia opened for a raise to 1,700 on the button, and the small blind reraised all in for about 17,000. The big blind folded, and Sylvia insta-called.

Sylvia: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Small blind: {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{k-Spades}, and Sylvia busted his opponent on the last hand before their table broke.

Jesse Sylvia us 41,000 2,500

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