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

Kroon Grabs Lead On Final Hand; Ivey, Negreanu, Hellmuth, Mercier and Piqué Advance

[user68268] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Mark Kroon
Mark Kroon

Day 1c of the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event proved to be the biggest and baddest of the starting days, topping out at 3,467 players and surpassing last year's record-second field of 3,418 that was largest one-day Main Event field in history. Combine that number with Day 1a's 943 players and Day 1b's 1,942, and you've got yourself a grand total of 6,352 entrants. The field created a prize pool of $59,708,800, and the eventual winner will be taking home $8,359,531.

As so often happens, the player emerging as the chip leader of the final starting day claimed the overall top spot. That man, Mark Kroon, bagged up 246,300 in chips and will lead the way heading forward. Kroon has cashed once prior in the WSOP Main Event, placing 399th in 2011 for $30,974.

Kroon took out Ylon Schwartz in the final hand of the night to snatch the chip lead from Imari Love, who bagged up 214,300. Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi was another player amongst the leaders for much of the day, and he bagged up 176,100.

As expected, poker's elite were out in full force today. Phil Ivey, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, Jason Mercier, Joe Hachem, Allen Cunningham, Nick Schulman, Antonio Esfandiari and Ben Lamb were amongst those in action today, and they'll all be advancing. From that bunch, Ivey bagged the most chips with 119,650. Two other very well known faces in poker, Gus Hansen and Tom Dwan, both "played" the Main Event today, but didn't actually show up and play a single hand all day long. Instead, their stacks were put into play and blinded off. Hansen's stack was 17,975 at the end of the day, and Dwan finished on 18,075.

Arguably the most world-renowned person in the field was not a professional poker player, but rather a professional soccer player, Gerard Piqué. The 26-year old defender is widely regarded as one of the best centre backs in the world, playing for FC Barcelona and Spain, and his résumé includes a World Cup win, a Premiere League title, four La Liga titles, two UEFA Champions League titles, and three consecutive selections (2010-2012) to the UEFA Team of the Year. While Piqué began the day on the rise, climbing to nearly 100,000 in chips, he slipped in the final two levels of the night. He was able to find a double and get back to 19,400 to finish out the day, though.

The survivors from Day 1c will have Tuesday off while Day 2a and 2b play out inside the walls of the Rio. On Wednesday, today's survivors will be back in action to continue their quest.

For us at PokerNews, we're done for the night, but you can catch us right back here tomorrow at 12 p.m. for the start of Day 2a and 2b. See you then!

Tags: Allen CunninghamAntonio EsfandiariBen LambDaniel NegreanuEric MizrachiGus HansenImari LoveJason MercierJoe HachemMark KroonMichael MizrachiNick SchulmanPhil HellmuthPhil IveyTom DwanWSOP Main EventYlon Schwartz

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

[user68268] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Mark Kroon us 246,900 600
Imari Love 214,300
Karlo Lopez PR 196,550
Michael Mizrachi us 176,100
Frederik Jensen dk 169,975
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us 163,075
Marc Carpenterperrault 155,250
Josh Pollock us 154,025
Dinesh Alt ch 151,400
Sameer Aljanedi us 150,200
Dick van Luijk BE 147,900
Ercan Olgun 147,550
Joseph Cheong us 143,375
Vivek Rajkumar in 141,000 31,000
Jesse Chinni us 140,475
Ryan Hughes us 139,900
Arturs Sehnofs 139,000
Zachary Donovan us 138,325
Matthew Silberzweig US 137,000
Darryl Ronconi us 136,125
Troy Burgos 135,025
Tommy Chen us 134,925
Pablo Rojas es 134,600
Isaac Haxton us 134,250
Kory Kilpatrick us 133,775 3,775

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Piqué Doubles On One of the Last Hands of the Night

[user217945] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Gerard Piqué
Gerard Piqué

After a raise of 1,200 from Gerard Piqué, Harald Olsen, who claimed to be the boyfriend Elisabeth Hille, reraised to 2,800 from the button. Piqué called and the two took to a flop od {3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds}. Piqué checked to Olsen who fired off a bet of 2,000. Piqué called to see the {3-Hearts} on the turn. On the turn, Piqué checked again to Olsen who effectively moved all in with a covering stack on Piqué. After about a minute in the tank, Piqué called for his last 4,450 and it was off to a showdown.

Piqué: {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}
Olsen: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The board completed with the {J-Diamonds} and Piqué was able to earn a crucial double up here at the end of the night.

Gerard Piqué es 17,500 5,300

Kroon Takes the Lead in the Final Hand; Schwartz Eliminated

• Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Ylon Schwartz eliminated
Ylon Schwartz eliminated

In the final hand of the night, Mark Kroon opened to 1,125 from under the gun. He was called by three players, including Ylon Schwartz. The flop came down {5-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}, and Kroon threw out a continuation bet of 2,400. Schwartz raised it up to 5,200, which was enough to see the other two players muck their hands. Kroon called, as the {6-Hearts} fell on the turn. Kroon bet out 13,500 and was called. The {4-Diamonds} completed the board, and Kroon bet out 12,125. Schwartz tanked for a few minutes, before moving all in for over 30,000, which was snap called.

“Boom!” yelled Kroon, tabling his {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}, before jumping up from his chair. “Boom!” he repeated. Kroon was so excited; he could hardly hold it in.

“You don’t have to be such a d*** about it,” said Schwartz, after the completion of the hand.

“I’m just excited to win a hand,” replied Kroon.

Mark Kroon us 246,300 121,300
Ylon Scwartz Busted

Tags: Mark KroonYlon Schwartz

A Few End-Of-Day 1c Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Imari Love 214,300
Frederik Brink Jensen 169,975 169,975
Josh Pollock us 154,025 21,025
Ercan Olgun 147,550
Joseph Cheong us 143,375 6,375
Ryan Hughes us 139,900 139,900
Arturs Senhofs 135,000 135,000
Pablo Rojas es 134,600 26,600
Isaac Haxton us 134,250 14,250
Rick Fuller us 132,000 -20,000
Max Heinzelmann 131,950 131,950
Kevin Quaas US 128,250 -6,750
Luke Nettles us 128,000
Matthew Braund US 127,300 127,300
Matthew Bray us 125,025
Jose Maria Felices 124,650
William Reymond fr 123,725
Derek Reich US 122,825
Haralabos Voulgaris ca 121,275 61,275
Freddy Deeb us 120,525 -11,975
Randy Lew us 120,500 -3,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 117,825 13,825
Michael Watson ca 116,800
Sam Grafton gb 112,325 -12,675
Dirk Van Luijk BE 106,275

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Anderson Slips

[user80015] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Following a raise to 1,100, Calvin Anderson called next to act before the small blind went all in for 10,625. The original raiser folded, but Anderson made the call.

Anderson: {K-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}
Opponent: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Anderson doubled his opponent while slipping to roughly 116,000 in chips.

Calvin Anderson us 116,000 25,000

Tags: Calvin Anderson

Piqué On The Edge

[user217945] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Gerard Piqué
Gerard Piqué

After having a massive stack earlier on Day 1, Gerard Piqué is now getting rather short. We watched Piqué play a couple hands and here is what happened:

On the first hand, after a middle position raise to 1,250, Piqué three bet to 3,800 from the button. Action folded back to the original raiser who flatted.

The flop came down {5-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and the original raiser checked to Pique who led with a bet of 5,500. The original reraise took about 15 seconds, then reraised to 15,000 which was close to putting Piqué all in. Piqué eventually folded and the original raiser took down the pot.

On the second hand a player raised to 925 from early position and Piqué flatted. No one else called so the two went heads up to the {10-Spades}{8-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} flop. Both players checked to see the {2-Spades} on the turn where the raiser put out a bet of 1,600 and Piqué called. The river was the {A-Spades} and both players checked. The original raiser turned up his {K-Hearts}{q-Clubs} and Piqué mucked.

After those two hands, Piqué is sitting on just about 12,000 chips.

Gerard Piqué es 12,200 -9,800

A Hand from Blue

[user68268] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

From middle position, Imari Love raised to 1,000. Philippe Plouffe called from the hijack seat, the player on the button called, then Tobias Reinkemeier called out of the big blind. On the {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop, Reinkemeier, Love and Plouffe all checked. The button fired 2,500, and each of his opponents folded.

Imari Love 213,500 -1,000
Tobias Reinkemeier de 75,000 -16,000
Philippe Plouffe 54,000

Tags: Imari LoveTobias ReinkemeierPhilippe Plouffe