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Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em



A Few Updated Counts

[user269680] • Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante
Christian Pham us
Christian Pham
us 52,000 52,000
Randy Doliver
Randy Doliver
45,000 45,000
Paul Sokoloff gb
Paul Sokoloff
gb 41,500 41,500
Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 39,000 10,000
Jacob Stearley US
Jacob Stearley
US 36,000 36,000
Steve Sung us
Steve Sung
us 23,200 23,200
Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
us 21,500 200
Jared Hamby us
Jared Hamby
us 18,000 -500
Heinz Kamutzki de
Heinz Kamutzki
de 16,000 -3,500
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 15,000 12,100
Grant Hinkle us
Grant Hinkle
us 10,000
Kathy Liebert us
Kathy Liebert
us 8,600 -200
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 8,500 -75
David Williams us
David Williams
us 6,700 4,300
Faraz Jaka us
Faraz Jaka
us 4,750 -350
Mickey Appleman us
Mickey Appleman
us 2,550 -2,550

$306,634 Awaits Event #45's Champion

YorkshirePud • Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Registration has closed in this event with 1,841 players parting company with $1,000. Those players have created a prize pool of $1,656,900 and it is to be shared among the top 198 finishers.

Reaching the money means a payout of at least $1,872 and anyone navigating their way through to the final table can look forward to receiving $22,484. The eventual champion takes the lion's share of the prize pool, some $306,634 in addition to the much sought after World Series of Poker bracelet.

For a full breakdown of the prize structure head to our payouts tab.

Mountainous Mattern

YorkshirePud • Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

Popular French pro and all-round nice guy Arnaud Mattern is motoring up the chip counts right now, having added 10,000 chips to his stack since we last caught up with him.

The same can be said for Dwyte Pilgrim and Sunny Chattha who have 21,300 and 19,500 chips respectively.

Arnaud Mattern fr
Arnaud Mattern
fr 29,000 10,000
Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
us 21,300 11,700
Sunny Chattha gb
Sunny Chattha
gb 19,500 10,000
Dennis Phillips us
Dennis Phillips
us 16,400 -6,400
Matt Davenport gb
Matt Davenport
gb 13,000 8,900
Andrew Frankenberger us
Andrew Frankenberger
us 10,700 7,400
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 9,500 5,000
Kevin Allen gb
Kevin Allen
gb 8,500 -1,500
Aaron Jones us
Aaron Jones
us 7,200 5,300
Lauren Kling us
Lauren Kling
us 6,050 -550
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
us 5,100
Kara Scott gb
Kara Scott
gb 4,075 475
Ami Barer ca
Ami Barer
ca 3,300
Christian Harder us
Christian Harder
us 2,500
David Williams us
David Williams
us 2,400
Joe Teehan
Joe Teehan

Tags: Arnaud MatternDwyte PilgrimSunny Chattha

More Late Arrivals; Laak Starts Well

YorkshirePud • Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

A quartet of Brits have bought in late and one has busted already. Ben Dobson explained that he was going to have a day off and decided to register late so he didn't have to play poker for hours on end. His plan worked because he busted within a couple of hands.

Phil Laak on the other hand has managed to add 50 percent to his stack since sitting down and says "I can actually breathe now."

Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 4,500
Craig McCorkell gb
Craig McCorkell
gb 3,000
Rhys Jones gb
Rhys Jones
gb 3,000
Jason Koon us
Jason Koon
us 3,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb 3,000
Ben Dobson gb
Ben Dobson
gb Busted

Tags: Phil LaakBen Dobson

Cards Are Back in the Air

YorkshirePud • Level 7: 150-300, 25 ante

The players have returned to their seats with full bellies and the cards are back in the air. Blinds are 150/300 with a running ante of 25.


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BrettC • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

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Tags: WSOP.comWorld Series of PokerPromos

Grab Some Dinner

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Level six is over and that means the players and your PokerNews bloggers are heading for a 90-minute dinner break.

Ellwood Chopped Down

YorkshirePud • Level 6: 100-200, 25 ante

Jack Ellwood's tournament is over despite him flopping trip aces in a hand against {J-}{8-}.

We caught Ellwood talking to his fellow British pro Mathew Frankland where he explained he got his chips in with {A-}{K-} and was called by {J-}{8-}. The flop came down {A-}{A-}{2-} and Ellwood still lost, presumably to a flush.

Jack Ellwood gb
Jack Ellwood
gb Busted

Tags: Jack EllwoodMathew Frankland