Event #58: $10,000 Main Event
Days:

Full Moon

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Darvin Moon
Darvin Moon

On a {4-Clubs} {10-Spades} {4-Diamonds} flop, we watched Darvin Moon check-raise his heads-up opponent from 2,000 to 7,000 straight. The bettor called the raise, and the {4-Hearts} drew an all-in shove from the 2009 Main Event runner-up. It was 12,200 total, and Mr. Opponent made the call with a chance at the knockout. Moon was well in front, though:

Showdown
Moon: {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Spades} {10-Diamonds}

Moon needed to dodge an ace or ten to stay alive, and the river {2-Diamonds} was as safe as it gets. Just like that, Moon gets a boost back over 40,000 chips.

Tags: Darvin Moon

One Hour

donpeters • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

There's just under one hour to go in the final Day 1 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event. Right now, we've got Maynard Little topping the charts with 171,200 in chips. That's still a good ways off of the 209,500 that Fred Berger bagged up after Day 1a, but there's still time for stacks to be built here. We'll see if anyone can eclipse that mark put up by Berger a few days ago.

Tags: Maynard LittleFred Berger

The Kid Gets Lucky!

[user66118] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante
Greg Mueller
Greg Mueller

Greg Mueller was down to just 7,400 lonely chips, and he got them all in before the flop in pretty bad shape. Mueller's {9-Hearts} {9-Spades} ran smack into an opponent's {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}, putting "FBT" five cards from the door.

Not so fast, my friend! The board ran out {A-Spades} {10-Hearts} {8-Clubs} {7-Diamonds} {6-Hearts}, and Mueller was spelled from elimination on the final card. "Oh baby!" he celebrated. "The kid gets lucky!"

Lucky it was, and that lucky double moves Mueller back into contention with about half his starting stack -- 15,000 or so.

Tags: Greg Mueller

Smith Shrinks, But Plenty of Chips For Cunix!

[user135779]

Douglas Smith and Shawn Cunix have been sharing space for quite a while now, each holding at least 100,000 each, but Cunix is now well out in front after sitting back to watch Smith lose a few in this hand on table 276.

The action folded around to the player in middle position who limped in before the flop; the small blind called and Smith checked in the big blind before all three players checked down the flop of {4-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

The small blind and Smith then checked to the middle position player after the dealer produced the {Q-Clubs} on the turn, only to both fold after he led out for 1,600.

Smith's no longer in the 100K club, down to less than 84,000. However, all of Cunix's followers will be pleased to know that he's on more than 137,000 in chips!

Shawn Cunix
Shawn Cunix
137,200 36,200
Douglas Smith us
Douglas Smith
us 83,800 -22,600

Tags: Douglas SmithShawn Cunix

Updated Chip Counts from the Purple Section of the Amazon Room

donpeters
Gavin Palmer
Gavin Palmer
146,000 1,000
Joe Tehan
Joe Tehan
139,000 -1,000
Lars Bonding
Lars Bonding
80,000 -6,000
Matt Matros
Matt Matros
72,000 2,000
55,000
Dave Williams
Dave Williams
52,000 19,500
Robert Varkonyi
Robert Varkonyi
52,000 11,300
Shawn Keller
Shawn Keller
50,000 11,000
Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton
49,000 -7,300
Men Nguyen
Men Nguyen
49,000 -11,000
Kathy Liebert
Kathy Liebert
49,000 6,000
Steve Dannenmann
Steve Dannenmann
44,000 -12,600
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro
42,000 3,500
Scott Clements
Scott Clements
40,200 -2,800
Grant Hillman
Grant Hillman
37,000
Diego Brunelli
Diego Brunelli
36,700 7,700
Matt Stout
Matt Stout
31,000 4,000
Patrick de Koster nl
Patrick de Koster
nl 26,300 -10,700
Cliff Josephy
Cliff Josephy
17,000 -8,000
Matt Grapenthien
Matt Grapenthien
16,000 -21,000
Chau Giang
Chau Giang
14,000 -11,000
9,600
Ryan Julius
Ryan Julius
Busted

Dolan Has Little Room to Breathe

[user196975] • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

We found this hand developing on the turn with John Dolan, in the small blind, betting out 2,425. The board read {10-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} {8-Spades} {3-Spades} and Dolan's opponent called. The river came {5-Diamonds} and Dolan fired out 6,025. His opponent tanked for a short while before calling.

Dolan half smiled and turned over {Q-Clubs} {4-Clubs} and his opponent revealed {A-Diamonds} {Q-Spades} and took the pot. Dolan was left with only 6,525.

Tags: John Dolan

Big Orange

[user66118]

We're starting to keep a hawkeye out for big stacks in the Orange section. Here are the chip daddies at this point:

144,000
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen
137,000 6,000
Steve Garfinkle
Steve Garfinkle
130,000 2,000
Ricardo Tambini
Ricardo Tambini
120,000
Mike Kosowki
Mike Kosowki
112,000 -6,000
Julian Iacob
Julian Iacob
105,000
105,000
Freddy Deeb
Freddy Deeb
100,000 8,000
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 95,000 56,000

Check It Out

Todd Brunson recently was moved over to the white section where he wasted no time getting involved in a pot. Brunson from late position bet out 1,100 and received a call from the player on the button preflop. With a {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} flop being spread out both players opted to check.

The {A-Diamonds} brought a repeat of action as again both players knuckled.

A {j-Diamonds} river almost had us leaving to find a more interesting hand when all of a sudden instead of checking Brunson bet out 3,100 and received a call fairly quickly. Brunson tabled {4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} for a set of fours and his opponent simply deposited his cards in the muck and Brunson was awarded the pot.

Todd Brunson
Todd Brunson
40,000 7,000

Tags: Todd Brunson

Musumeci Thriving

Chad_Holloway

We don't know how we managed to miss her, but Amanda Musumeci was recently spotted in the field. Not only that, she is sitting with a pretty big stack . . . 130,000! Needless to say, we'll be keeping an eye on her from here on out.

130,000

Matros Busts One

donpeters • Level 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Matt Matros just called an opponent's all-in bet of about 25,000 with the {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}. His opponent held the {4-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}. The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{6-Spades}{K-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Matros won the hand. He's now got about 70,000 in chips.

Tags: Matt Matros