Day 1 completed
Day 1 completed
The players were more in control of their destiny than any normal event Monday at the 2018 World Series of Poker with Day 1 of Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed. A total of 406 entries gathered to test their luck in 20 different poker variants.
From Big-O to Badacey and all the way down to 5-Card Draw, each player at the tables got to choose their favorite games across ten 60-minute levels. Just 120 runners had what it took to master the various disciplines en route to securing a seat for Day 2.
The field generated a prize pool worth $548,100 that will pay the top 61 spots at least $2,263. Awaiting the eventual champion is a top prize worth $129,882 and of course a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet.
The man with the best shot thus far is John Hennigan. Hennigan claimed the chip lead in a huge Pot-Limit Omaha pot during the final moments of the night where he flopped a set and got paid on two streets. Hennigan will return for Day 2 with 89,800.
Joining Hennigan at the top of the counts are Andrey Zhigalov (85,275), Xunen Zheng (69,950), Luke Saltus (61,875), Joey Couden (59,325), and Jeff Lisandro (58,025). Craig Chait (50,825), David Funkhouser (50,825), Shirley Rosario (46,550), Chris Vitch (42,025), and Layne Flack (23,175) are just a few of the notables also moving on to Day 2.
Defending champion, David Bach, fired two barrels, missing the target with each to relinquish the title. Former champs, Carol Fuchs and Larry Berg also busted joining the likes of Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu, Frank Kassela, Shaun Deeb, Shaun Buchanan, James Obst, and Jeff Madsen as casualties seeing their stacks dispersed among the survivors.
Play resumes on Tuesday with Day 2 action kicking off with a 2pm restart. Another ten levels are scheduled with a 60-minute dinner break interrupting play around 8:30pm The third and final day of play is set for Wednesday afternoon and the PokerNews live reporting team will bring you all the action as it happens.
The clock has been paused on Day 1 and each table will play three more hands before bagging up for the night.
On a board of with around 4,000 in the middle, John Hennigan checked from under the gun to his opponent who bet 3,400.
Hennigan responded with a check-raise to 14,800 and his opponent made the call.
The river landed the and Hennigan checked. His opponent went into the tank before betting 19,800.
Hennigan instantly called and tabled his to defeat his opponent's .
With that pot, Hennigan is now the overwhelming chip leader as we near the end of Day 1.
The action folded to David Funkhouser in the small blind and he raised pot to 1,200. The big blind called, and the flop landed .
Funkhouser bet out 1,700 before his opponent raised to 7,500.
Funkhouser folded, and in the process slipped out of the chip lead.
2-7 Triple Draw
Mike Sexton raised to 1,600 and Danny Fuhs made it 2,400. Sexton called, and both players drew one.
Sexton checked, Fuhs bet 800, and Sexton called. Both players drew one and then checked.
The final draw saw both players again drawing one, but this time Sexton would bet out 1,600, and Fuhs folded.
Event #12 received a total of 406 entries generating a prize pool worth $548,100. The top 61 spots will get paid with anyone making the money guaranteed at least $2,263.
Awaiting the eventual champion is of course a shiny, new WSOP gold bracelet and a top prize worth $129,882.
Here's how the rest of the prizes will be distributed:
Limit Flop / Draw: 400/800
Stud Games: 200-ante, 200 bring-in, 800 completion
No-Limit & Pot-Limit: 200/400/100-ante
Brett Jungblut raised to 1,050 from under the gun before Amnon Filippi moved all in for 1,250 from two seats over. With the action on the big blind, he made it 3,700 and Jungblut folded.
The board ran out and Filippi was eliminated.