Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 completed

Official Chip Counts (full)

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Ryan Hughes us 172,100 65,100
Joseph Froehle 144,200 144,200
Malek Kalayli US 143,000
Nathaniel Silver (Nate Silver) 134,600 134,600
Lauren Kling us 123,200
Bao Dao US 116,400 35,400
Moritz Muehlebach 111,200 111,200
Yuval Friedman 109,500 109,500
Henry Lu us 108,400
Ben Yu us 107,500
Andrea Iocco it 102,300 102,300
Daniel Cascado GB 102,300 102,300
Gregg Merkow us 98,800
Nicholas Phillips 97,900 97,900
Nancy Todd 97,200 97,200
Emil Olesson 95,000 95,000
[Removed:13] 90,300 90,300
Jason Reynolds 88,400 88,400
Richard Simon 85,500 85,500
Jeff Cote 81,800 81,800
Narutoshi Orsuka 80,800 80,800
Alexander Queen us 80,000 80,000
Patrick Serda ca 79,700 79,700
Yngve Steen no 79,200 79,200
Loni Harwood us 75,900

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Joe Froehle Appears to Lead After Day 1 of Event #60

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Joe Froehle
Joe Froehle

A huge field of 2,541 players turned out today for the last low buy-in event of the 2013 World Series of Poker. After 11 levels of play, only 297 remained, led by Joe Froehle with 144,200 in chips. Froehle’s lead is far from safe, however. Malek Kalayli is right on his heels with 143,000. Lauren Kling (123,300) and Ben Yu (107,500) are also close behind the chip leaders.

Also near the top of the leader board is Nate Silver, noted political analyst, blogger, and statistician famous for correctly predicting recent national elections in the U.S. His website, fivethirtyeight.com, is one of the country’s most sought-after sources for political prognostication. Silver has 134,600 in chips.

Many notables turned out for this event, but did not make it to the end of the day. Jonathan Little, Mike Leah, Jen Shahade, Jake Balsiger, Jason Koon, Shane Schleger, Matt Waxman, Dan Heimiller, Elisabeth Hille, and Lex Veldhuis, among others, have already made their exits. Several other well known players are still in the running, including Calvin Anderson (75,000), Melanie Weisner (61,300), Bill Chen (22,200), Bryan Micon (17,200), and Jeremy Ausmus (11,100).

Play resumes Saturday at 1 p.m. in the Brasilia Room. Stay with us here at PokerNews as we bring you live updates throughout Day 2.

Tags: Bill ChenBryan MiconCalvin AndersonLauren KlingMelanie Weisner

End Of Day Chip Counts

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

While not a comprehensive list, here are some of the big stacks and notable players that made it through the day.

Joe Froehle 144,200 41,700
Malek Kalayli US 143,000 25,000
Nate Silver 134,600 85,600
Lauren Kling us 123,200 -36,800
Henry Lu us 108,400
Ben Yu us 107,500 4,500
Loni Harwood us 75,900 7,900
Calvin Anderson us 75,000 28,000
Danny Le US 61,700 -67,300
Melanie Weisner us 61,300 27,300
Ryan Julius US 54,400 -20,600
Rupert Elder gb 50,300 -12,200
Lily Newhouse US 46,100
Danny Daniels 28,000 -7,500
Bill Chen us 22,200 2,200
Bryan Micon us 17,200 -7,300
Jeremy Ausmus us 11,100 -1,600

The Card Has Been Drawn

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The tournament director just announced the players will be dealt three more hands at which time the players will begin bagging and tagging for the evening.

Anderson Catches A River

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Calvin Anderson was contemplating an all in call for about 6,000 from his opponent, as we approached the table. He made the call and the hands were tabled.

Anderson: {k-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out {q-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}. Anderson made a pair on the river to eliminate his opponent.

Calvin Anderson us 47,000 24,000

Tags: Calvin Anderson

Newhouse Doubles

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

The chips were in the middle preflop between Lily Newhouse and her opponent. Newhouse was the player at risk.

Newhouse: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

Newhouse seemed defeated as the ace fell on the {6-Clubs}{a-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop. She got up gathered her stuff when she saw the {j-Diamonds} turn and then sat back down when the {4-Clubs} came on the river. Newhouse added some much needed chips to her stack.

Lily Newhouse US 35,200 -8,800

Kessler Eliminated

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

We missed the hand, but the seat where Allen Kessler used to sit now has another occupant, and it appears he has busted.

Allen Kessler us Busted

Yu Busts One

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

After a player moved all in for 14,000, Ben Yu called, and everyone else folded. The initial raiser showed {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}, and Yu turned over {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}. The board ran out {7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{a-Spades}, and Yu won the pot with his top two pair. He's now up to 103,000.

Ben Yu us 103,000 10,000