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

Chris Kolla Leads After Day 1

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
End of Day 1 Chip Leader Chris Kolla
End of Day 1 Chip Leader Chris Kolla

Day 1 of Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 45th Annual World Series of Poker has come to an end at the completion of the 11th level. There were 2,563 entries when registration closed, edging out the total of last year’s event by just 22. A prize pool of $3,460,050 was created, paying 270 places with a top prize of $614,248.

Sitting on top of the field after the first day of play is Chris Kolla. Kolla bagged 130,300 and was stacking chips all day. He added a bit more on the very last hand of the night when his pocket sevens held up against the ace-six off-suit of Chris Moorman to eliminate the Brit from the tournament.

Other top stacks around the room include Yaron Zeev Malki (126,000), Ty Reiman (125,400), and Ron Wright (116,300).

Also moving on to Day 2 are Tony Dunst, David Peters, Matt Stout, Ravi Raghavan, Will Failla, Lauren Kling, Ramana Epparla, Joe Tehan, and Adam Duong.

Event #60 is the last $1,500 no-limit hold’em event of the 2014 WSOP and brought out a bunch of the game’s best players vying for one of their last chances at poker glory. Some notables busting on Day 1 were Phil Hellmuth, Ole Schemion, Ryan Hall, Mark Hoke, Amanda Baker, Nick Abou Risk, Sofia Lovgren, Victor Ramdin, Max Steinberg, Dominik Nitsche, Samuel Chartier, Yann Dion, and Marc-Andre Ladouceur.

Day 2 will begin with 293 hopefuls and only 270 of them will make the money. Tune in on Wednesday at 1 p.m. local time when play will resume inside the Amazon Room’s purple and orange sections.

In the meantime, enjoy this episode of Ivey Stories where David "Devilfish" Ulliott talks about being at the table for Ivey's first gold bracelet win:

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End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Chris Kolla 130,300 -3,000
Yaron Zeev Malki il 126,000
Ty Reiman us 125,400 2,400
Takuya Suzuki jp 117,000
Ronnie Wright 116,300
Ramana Epparla US 110,500 10,500
Gavin O'Rourke ie 105,500
Andreas Corneliusson 104,900
Cherish Andrews us 96,600 77,100
Dan Murariu ro 96,000
Ryan Vinton 94,000
John Morcos 92,800
Brad Hogeg 91,200
Sascha Wilhelm 90,200
Guillauma Marechal FR 88,900
Adam Duong us 85,200 11,200
Peter Bigelow 85,200
Oscar Trestini us 83,400
David Peters us 83,300 45,300
Kurt Jewell us 81,900
Tony Dunst us 81,700 -4,300
Vinny Pahuja us 81,000 70,000
Shawn Wentz 80,800
Martin Malone gb 80,400
Tom Middleton gb 80,100

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Gorsuch Wins the Race

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

John Gorsuch called off his stack putting his tournament life on the line, after his preflop open was jammed by a player in late position.

Gorsuch: {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades}
Opponent: {a-}{k-}

The dealer delivered a board of {3-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{9-Spades} and Gorsuch faded the over-cards to score the double up.

John Gorsuch us 46,000

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Five More Hands

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

As the clock counted down to 10 minutes remaining, the floor staff announced all tables will play five more hands.

Correa Out-Draws Big Slick

• Level 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

Pedro Correa called the preflop all-in shove of a player in early position. Correa tabled {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} and his opponent turned over {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds}. The dealer burned a card and the fanned out a {5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} board and Correa's pair of nines sealed his opponent's fate.

Pedro Correa br 36,000 -19,000

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