Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Event #62: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event
Day 1b completed

Tripodi Leads Day 1b w/ "Jungleman" Close Behind; Three Former Main Event Winners Advance

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Clement Tripodi
Clement Tripodi

The 2013 World Series of Poker continued Sunday by crowning two more bracelet winners—Brian Yoon in Event #58: $1,111 Little One for One Drop and Loni Harwood in Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em—and kicking off Day 1b of the $10,000 Main Event. All three tournament rooms were filled to the brim as 1,942 players took their shot in the second of three starting flights. Even though that was down a bit from last year’s 2,114 players, it was more than twice as many as Day 1a’s 943. That said, Monday’s Day 1c is expected to draw more than the first two flights combined to put the 2013 WSOP Main Event over 6,000 runners.

After five two-hour levels of play, Clement Tripodi finished as the Day 1b chip leader of the advancing 1,300 with 207,500, which is a bit more than Evan Panesis, who bagged up 190,975 to lead the advancing 584 players from Day 1a. Other Day 1b big stacks include Daniel "Jungleman" Cates (198,425), Robert Russ (176,650), Rullo Gianluca (167,800), Robert Neyhorayan (146,100), Sorel Mizzi (134,100), Olivier Elissandre (128,975), John Ott (126,375), Tyler Denson (125,000), Richard Hu (118,450) and Adrien Allain (118,125).

Cates, who is a well-known online player, got the majority of his chips in what was likely the biggest pot of the day. You can read about that hand by clicking here.

Five former Main Event champions were in the field today, but not all of them would survive. The 2004 WSOP champ, Greg Raymer, fell in Level 3, while Scotty Nguyen followed him out the door in Level 5 after being on the bad end of a set-over-set situation. The three that did survive were Doyle Brunson, Chris Moneymaker and Dan Harrington.

Other players who failed to make it through the day include Bernard Lee, Marco Johnson, Lex Velduis, David Bach, Yuval Bronshtein, Mickey Petersen, Nick Abou Risk, Brad Garrett, Kevin Saul, Erick Lindgren, John Monnette, MMA star Georges St. Pierre and last year's runner-up Jesse Sylvia, just to name a few.

While a slew of players fell, the following players all advanced to Day 2b: Annette Obrestad (108,750), Cliff Josephy (96,900), Rupert Elder (94,800), Scott Seiver (94,100), Matthias De Meulder (88,200), Melanie Weisner (81,700), Maxim Lykov (81,125), Dan Smith (54,575), Galen Hall (51,050), Tony Gregg (48,650), Lauren Kling (47,500) and Eugene Katchalov (37,150).

Day 1c, which drew a record 3,418 players last year, will begin at 12 p.m. on Monday and is expected to be the biggest field yet. Join us then as we bring you all the action and eliminations from the third and final starting day of the 2013 WSOP $10,000 Main Event. For now, we will leave you with an exclusive look at the diamond-encrusted Main Event bracelet that will be awarded to the champion of this event - the richest trophy in all sporting history.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Clement Tripodi fr 207,050 -7,950
Jevon Lam US 189,250 189,250
Daniel Cates us 188,425 -15,575
Robert Russ US 176,650 176,650
Aage Ravn no 162,325 162,325
Dan Owen us 158,900 158,900
Kenneth Silberstein 152,075 152,075
Miguel Proulx ca 150,500
Gianluca Rullo US 147,800 147,800
Robert Nehorayan us 146,100 146,100
Christopher Mcnamara US 139,250 139,250
Kyle Cheong AT 138,225 138,225
Zheng Hu CA 134,850 134,850
Sorel Mizzi ca 134,100 14,100
Gert Zumkehr 132,700 132,700
Joseph McGuire US 132,050 132,050
Nick Guagenti us 130,150 130,150
Adam Friedman us 129,950 36,950
Olivier Elissalde 128,975 -14,525
Salim Zakhem 127,500 127,500
James Barger US 126,925 -75
John Ott 126,375 126,375
Luis Garla BR 124,700 124,700
Alan Keating US 123,725 225
Tyler Denson US 120,500 47,000

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St. Pierre Crippled; Eliminated

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Georges St Pierre
Georges St Pierre

In the final few hands of the night, Georges St. Pierre was eliminated from the tournament.

In the first hand, we caught St. Pierre bet out 5,000 on a {j-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{5-Spades} board, as his opponent thought about his decision. A raise to 12,000, prompted St. Pierre to move all in over the top of his opponent, who quickly made the call.

St. Pierre: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}

St. Pierre had been out-flopped, and was unable to improve, as the board ran out the {7-Hearts} and {6-Hearts} to see him fall below 10,000 in chips.

A few hands later, St. Pierre moved all in, before an opponent did the same, as the rest of the table folded.

St. Pierre: {10-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Opponent: {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}

The board ran out {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{9-Spades} to see St. Pierre miss everything, as he hit the rail just before the end of the night.

Georges St. Pierre Busted

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Four More Hands

[user153638] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The tournament staff has just announced that each table will play four more hands before calling it a night. We're off to catch any-last minute action and gather some notable chip counts. Stay tuned for those as well as a full recap of the Day 1b action.

Lindgren Eliminated

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Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren

Erick LIndgren was the first player to act, and moved all in for his last 3,025 in chips. The action folded around to the player on the button, who made the call, as the blinds got out of the way.

Lindgren: {6-Clubs}{6-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {7-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{j-Clubs}, to see LIndgren's opponent spike a ten on the turn, eliminating him from the tournament.

Erick Lindgren us Busted

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Lykov Applying Maxim(um) Pressure

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On the {4-Spades}{9-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} board, Maxim Lykov's opponent fired a bet of 9,000 into an already substantial pot, but the Russian pro responded with a raise to 25,000.

The avalanche of orange T5000 tournament chips buried the other player, and he quickly folded to Lykov's power play.

As Day 1b of the Main Event edges nearer to its conclusion, pros like Lykov are wielding their big stacks like weapons, clubbing their exhausted opponents repeatedly to extract as many chips as possible heading into the bag-and-tag portion of the night.

Maxim Lykov ru 79,000 16,200

Rowsome Catches an Awesome River

YorkshirePud • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

To succeed as a poker player, you sometimes need a little bit of luck. Actually, you need a lot of luck. If Adrienne Rowsome was a cat, she would have used up at least six or seven of her lives in a hand that took place moments ago.

Rowsome opened in the hijack and the small blind defended by three-betting to 3,900. Rowsome wait a considerable length of time before calling. The {4-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop was greeted with an all-in bet from the big blind, a bet that was 9,775 effective due to Rowsome's stack.

"I hate all of my options right now," said Rowsome, who looked like she was backed into a corner. A minute passed before she said, "I hate everything!"

No sooner had Rowsome said that last line, she stacked her chips into a single tower and called the all in.

Big blind: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Rowsome: {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}

"Your sizing was so huge!" said Rowsome as she stood from her chair. The dealer put the {5-Diamonds} onto the felt giving the big blind a straight and leaving Rowsome drawing to either an ace or six for a chop.

"How about a six?" Rowsome asked the dealer. As if by magic, the river was the {6-Hearts}, and Rowsome survived!

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Mizzi Dominating

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Sorel Mizzi
Sorel Mizzi

Sorel Mizzi just approached one of our field reporters, telling them that he has been at his table all day, and hasn’t seen a single elimination, yet he has 120,000 in chips.

With each of the other eight players sitting below starting stack; it’s safe to say that Mizzi is dominating his table closing in on the end of Day 1b.

Sorel Mizzi ca 120,000 14,000

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St. Pierre Putting up a FIght

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Georges St. Pierre
Georges St. Pierre

The action started with the player in early position opening to 850, before being met with a raise to 2,200 from the player to his left. Georges St. Pierre was on the small blind, and made the call, before their opponent on the big blind bumped it up to 6,200. The first two players folded their hands, leaving St. Pierre as the lone caller.

The flop came down {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, and St. Pierre bet out 500 which was called, before leading out for 5,000 when the {6-Spades} fell on the turn. His opponent moved all in, and he snap called for less, as both players rolled over their cards.

St. Pierre: {9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Opponent: {a-Spades}{a-Hearts}

St. Pierre had out-flopped his opponent, and was in great shape to double up. The {4-Hearts} didn’t help his opponent, as he moves up to 40,000 in chips.

Georges St. Pierre 40,000 3,500

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