Event 46 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed
Event 46 - $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-handed
Day 1 completed

Day 1 Chip Counts Released

Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier is among those chasing Day 1 leader Jesper Petersen
Bertrand 'Elky' Grospellier is among those chasing Day 1 leader Jesper Petersen
The overnight chip counts after Day 1 in Event #46, $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-handed, have now been released. Jesper Petersen holds the overnight lead, being the only player able to top the 200,000-chip plateau in the opening session.

Here are the top ten players in Day 1 action:

Jesper Petersen 204,000
Aaron Wilt 181,500
Michael Goldberg 176,600
Davidi Kitai 176,200
Bertrand Grospellier 172,400
Joe Commisso 170,200
Maurizio Biasini 167,500
Paul Foltyn 167,300
Bryan Pope 165,500
Elliot Smith 158,000

Action resumes here at 2pm PDT on Friday.

Day 1 Complete

The lone Hachem brother remaining
The lone Hachem brother remaining
We began today with 805 players in this $5,000 No Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event and we're down to under 100. Out the remaining players, names such as Dan Shak, Alex Jacob, Tony Hachem, Nick Binger, Jason Lester, Ryan Daut, and Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier are still remaining.

Play will begin tomorrow at 2:00 PM local time and we'll be playing down until the final table. 78 places will be paid out and although the action slowed towards the end of the night, these six-handed events can go fast and furious. See you all tomorrow.

Esposito Out

Lou Esposito tried his best to grind out his short stack, but he just couldn't do it. It's not to say he didn't get his money in good at the end.

Esposito moved all in with pocket queens and was called by {A-?} {7-?}. Both an ace and a seven spiked on the flop. The turn made things worse with another ace and the board ran out {A-?} {7-?} {9-?} {A-?} {10-?}.

Esposito will not be making it to day two.

Things Slowing Down

It's the last half hour of the last level of the night and play has really slowed down. Maybe it's because we're approaching the money, maybe people are tired, or maybe people just want to make it to day two.

Just a few hours ago, players were dropping at a rate of about 60-70 per level. We're down to only about 15-20 per level now.

Griffin Out

There was about 20,000 in the pot on the flop of {Q-Clubs} {8-Diamonds} {5-Spades} when a player bet 18,000 and Gavin Griffin moved all in for 64,000.

The player made the call with {A-Hearts} {Q-Diamonds}. Griffin held {A-Clubs} {8-Hearts}.

The turn did it for Griffin when the {Q-Spades} hit the felt. The river came the {10-Clubs} to make it official, Griffin was out of the tournament.

Ship Vivek Out

Vivek Rajkumar was all in versus an opponent's {K-Hearts} {Q-Hearts} when the board read {9-Diamonds} {7-Hearts} {5-Clubs} {7-Spades} {K-Clubs}. Vivek's hand was missed before it went into the muck, but he was eliminated on the hand.

Hogbom Doubles Through Daut

Ryan Daut called Mikael Hogbom's all in preflop. Daut held {A-Clubs} {J-Clubs} to Hogbom's {A-Diamonds} {9-Spades}. As we all know, things aren't always fair in poker. The board ran out {A-Spades} {3-Spades} {9-Diamonds} {2-Spades} to allow Hogbom a double up through Daut.

Vos Eliminated

Mark Vos was on the short stack for a couple levels now. On this hand, he moved all in from the small blind after it folded to him for about 7,000. The big blind made the call.

Vos: {K-Spades} {5-Hearts}
Big blind: {10-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

The big blind flopped a set of tens when it came {10-Clubs} {9-Hearts} {5-Spades} {4-Clubs} {3-Hearts} to eliminate Vos.

Last Level

With 124 players remaining, we've just entered the last level of the night.