Live Events 1
Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Day 1 completed

Official Day 1 Chip Counts (full)

William Haydon us
William Haydon
us 179,300
Luigi Caramatti
Luigi Caramatti
Timothy Begley us
Timothy Begley
us 167,700
Erik Cajelais ca
Erik Cajelais
ca 163,000
Richard Robinson
Richard Robinson
Pedro Fernandez mx
Pedro Fernandez
mx 144,300
Al Barbieri us
Al Barbieri
us 133,000
Christian Jeppsson se
Christian Jeppsson
se 129,900
Farhan Madhani
Farhan Madhani
Fernando Perez
Fernando Perez
Joe Baldwin
Joe Baldwin
Craig Mccorkell gb
Craig Mccorkell
gb 120,000
Andrew Robl us
Andrew Robl
us 119,400
Jeff Shulman us
Jeff Shulman
us 112,400
Florian Langmann de
Florian Langmann
de 111,500
Shane Rose us
Shane Rose
us 110,900
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 110,000
Martins Adeniya gb
Martins Adeniya
gb 105,500
Jerry Yang us
Jerry Yang
us 105,500
Wesley Pantling ca
Wesley Pantling
ca 104,100
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru
Vladimir Geshkenbein
ru 100,000
David Benefield us
David Benefield
us 99,200
Jason Helder us
Jason Helder
us 94,900
Ryan Fee us
Ryan Fee
us 92,500

Ding Ding The Day Is Done!

One of the chip leaders Erik Cajelais
One of the chip leaders Erik Cajelais

After ten levels on intense short-handed poker, Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed has come to an end!

1,245 players began the day with some of the world's greatest short-handed players taking to the felt including reigning champion Brock Parker, Matt Hawrilenko, Andrew Lichtenberger, Bertrand Grospellier and a wealth of notables such as Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Phil Hellmuth, JC Tran and many more.

Unfortunately none of these mentioned players would manage to bag and tag their chips as unofficially 156 players survived the day.

Will Haydor is the man everyone is chasing after amassing a 180,400-strong chip lead with Erik Cajelais (163,000), Richard Robinson (152,100) and Al Barbieri (133,000) snapping at his heels.

Andrew Robl (119,400), David Benefield (99,200), Sorel Mizzi (63,900) and Eddy Sabat (50,500) are just a few of the notables still in the field, while the ladies are well represented with Maria Mayrinck (77,200) leading them head-strong into day two along with Annette Obrestad (59,000), Christina Lindley (23,300) and Leo Margets (22,200).

Throw into the mix Jeff Shulman, Jerry Yang, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson and Amnon Filippi and it is still anyone's tournament with the $630,031 first prize, coveted gold bracelet and title of Champion well and truly still up for grabs!

Make sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team from 2:30pm PST tomorrow where we will continue to provide all the live updates from Event #26 of the 2010 World Series!

Roger Rabbit


Three players saw a {6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} flop on Table 3 including Daniel Negreanu and Taylor Caby.

Caby led out for 4,800 and Negreanu moved all in. Caby and the other player folded, but Negreanu wanted to rabbit the turn and river.

"I'm going to hit this one!" he exclaimed. "I'm going to hit this one!"

He tabled {8-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and the dealer quickly dealt the turn ({7-Spades}) and river ({6-Clubs}) and indeed he got there.

It's a shame Negreanu wasn't paid, but he'll still ended the night strong, battling back up to 52,900 chips.

Tags: Daniel NegreanuTaylor Caby

Flushed Down The-Toilet


Faraz "The-Toilet" Jaka was once the chip leader of Event #26 with 150,000 chips. But after a few tough hands he is now eliminated.

According to his Twitter, Jaka got his last few chips in against Taylor Caby and was behind holding {A-}{9-} against Caby's {Q-}{Q-}.

The queens held and Jaka hit the rail.

Tags: Faraz JakaTaylor Caby

Williams Crippled


When we reached his table, David Williams was heads up with an opponent named Martins Adeniya. The board read {Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Spades}{K-Spades}.

Williams led out for 10,000 and Adeniya moved all in for 41,000.

Williams went deep into the tank, riffling chips with one hand while spinning the wheels in his head. He was receiving a massage and asked the masseuse to stop for a moment. Williams paid her and then sat back down to think it out some more.

Finally he made a crying call and Adeniya turned over {J-Spades}{8-Spades}. Williams mucked, falling to just 1,300 and was eliminated a few hands later by Adeniya himself.

Adeniya is now up over 80,000 chips, and in good shape for tomorrow's restart.

Tags: David WilliamsMartins Adeniya

Three More Hands!


The Tournament Director has just announced that there will be just three more hands of play for the night.

Bye-Bye Berry

Berry Johnston in earlier action
Berry Johnston in earlier action

Facing a raise to 2,500, Berry Johnston moved all in for his last 16,500 only to have Darryll Fish move all in from the small blind.

The original raiser folded as we were off to a showdown.

Johnston: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Fish: {A-Spades}{K-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} to see Johnston hit the rail as Fish climbs to 75,000 in chips.

Tags: Berry JohnstonDarryll Fish

Moor Chips


There was 7,000 in the middle after a series of preflop raises when Chris Moorman and Allan Sass took a flop of {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}.

Sass led for 4,200 and Moorman called.

Both players checked the {9-Spades} on the turn and the {10-Spades} on the river.

Moorman opened {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for wired queens and Sass folded. With the win Moorman is up to 60,000 chips and Sass is down to 45,000 chips.

Tags: Alan SassChris Moorman

Fish and Chips


With the board reading {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and about 20,000 in the middle, Darryll "DFish" Fish led for 7,200. His opponent called but mucked when Fish showed {K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} for a pair of queens.

Fish has dropped a bit the past few levels, but is still strong with 45,000 chips.

Tags: Darryll Fish