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Event #40: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet
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Kihara Looking for Bracelet #2 After Bagging $2,500 Mixed Big Bet Day 1 Chip Lead

will_shill • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante
Naoya Kihara
Naoya Kihara

After ten levels of player, just 51 players remain from a field of 205 that entered the $2,500 Big Bet Mix. This eclipsed the mark of 197 set last year. Leading the counts is former bracelet winner Naoya Kihara with 119,700.

"Last year, the first year this event took place, I made a Day 3 so I couldn't play it," said Kihara, "This year I was playing in cash games at the Bellagio, but I couldn't focus on those games. So I just cleared my mind and jumped in this. And I got lucky!"

Kihara won his bracelet back in 2012 in a $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha 6-Handed event and had to weather his fair share of storms today. At one point he got kings in against the deuces of Jan Suchanek, only for his opponent to make backdoor quads. This put him down to 35,000 but he soared back up to bag a healthy stack.

Also bagging up a big stack is Dario Sammartino with 117,000. Sammartino is coming off the back of a third place in the $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Championship, his only cash of the WSOP so far, but last year he registered four top-10 finishes including a third place in Event #6: $111,111 HIGH ROLLER for ONE DROP.

Other notables still in contention include $50,000 Poker Player's Championship runner-up John Hennigan (111,850), who's having a monster series, last year's final tablist Andrew Kelsall (66,200) as well as Mike Matusow (72,300), Eli Elezra (70,000), David "ODB" Baker (41,075), Barry Greenstein (27,375), and Brian Rast (23,150).

There were multiple bracelet-winners aplenty during the early levels, with Brian Hastings, David Bach, Barry Greenstein, Mike Matusow, John Monnette and Chris Vitch all joining in, creating a stacked field for the relatively modest buy-in of $2,500.

Iraj Parvizi lead this event last year after Day 1, but he would bust early on today, along with Jameson Painter, Mike Gorodinsky, Max Kruse, Robert Mizrachi and Phillip Hui. Players had the option of a single re-entry, and a number of the players eliminated early on took advantage of this.

The payouts were also confirmed today, with over $120,000 for first place.

PositionPayout (USD)
1$122,138
2$75,477
3$49,541
4$33,344
5$23,028
6$16,329

With the swings of the big bet mix starting to show, the chip lead changed hands throughout the day, with Bruno Fitoussi, Randy Ohel, John Racener and Ryan Riess all having spells atop the counts.

After registration closed, it looked like Jeff Lisandro would bag the chip lead after scooping a huge Big O pot to sit with over 130,000. However, the Australian would slip back down the counts as Kihara and Sammartino battled it out for the end of day chip lead. Eventually, it was the Japanese that would claim the top spot.

Coverage continues on Wednesday, June 20 from 2 p.m. here on PokerNews with the tournament expected to play down to a final table.

Tags: Barry GreensteinBrian HastingsBruno FitoussiChris VitchDario SammartinoDavid BachIraj ParviziJameson PainterJeff LisandroJohn MonnetteJohn RacenerMax KruseMike GorodinskyMike MatusowPhillip HuiRandy OhelRobert MizrachiRyan Riess

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4291Marcel VonkNetherlands43,67555
Amazon4292Jeff LisandroAustralia109,450137
Amazon4293Joseph CoudenUnited States37,10046
Amazon4294Brian BrunnerUnited States25,37532
Amazon4295Perry GreenUnited States34,00043
Amazon4296Bruno FitoussiFrance49,95062
       
Amazon4301Ty StaffordUnited States43,02554
Amazon4302Scott BohlmanUnited States114,000143
Amazon4303Scott ClementsUnited States60,65076
Amazon4304Naoya KiharaJapan119,700150
Amazon4305Yan Shing TsangHong Kong42,00053
Amazon4306Tyler MeservyUnited States33,50042
       
Amazon4311Eli ElezraUnited States70,00088
Amazon4312Brian RastUnited States23,15029
Amazon4313Magnus EdengrenSweden28,75036
Amazon4314Per HildebrandSweden30,75038
Amazon4315Randy OhelUnited States66,25083
Amazon4316Mike WattelUnited States16,65021
       
Amazon4372Michel LeibgorinFrance56,10070
Amazon4373John HenniganUnited States111,850140
Amazon4374Steven TabbUnited States34,60043
Amazon4375Mike MatusowUnited States73,20092
Amazon4376Chris FergusonUnited States13,80017
       
Amazon4381Jake SchwartzUnited States48,00060
Amazon4382Shaun DeebUnited States65,75082
Amazon4383David "ODB" BakerUnited States41,07551
Amazon4384Todd BarlowUnited States22,30028
Amazon4385Stuart RutterUnited Kingdom77,25097
       
Amazon4391Ismael BojangGermany12,40016
Amazon4392Warwick MirzikinianAustralia43,60055
Amazon4393Jeremy HarkinUnited States66,40083
Amazon4395Marco JohnsonUnited States34,05043
Amazon4396Daniel HarmetzUnited States100,000125
       
Amazon4451Ryan HughesUnited States41,72552
Amazon4452Andrew KelsallUnited States66,20083
Amazon4453Jim CollopyUnited States36,75046
Amazon4454Dario SammartinoItaly117,650147
Amazon4455Barry GreensteinUnited States27,37534
Amazon4456Alex DifeliceUnited States59,00074
       
Amazon4461Raymond HensonUnited States64,50081
Amazon4462Aaron RogersUnited States73,32592
Amazon4463Shiva DudaniUnited States44,00055
Amazon4464Brandon Shack-HarrisUnited States84,100105
Amazon4465Jeffrey MitseffUnited States11,00014
Amazon4466Maria HoUnited States18,57523
       
Amazon4471Noah BronsteinUnited States21,47527
Amazon4472Joao VieiraPortugal25,70032
Amazon4473Max PescatoriItaly44,45056
Amazon4474John RacenerUnited States88,400111
Amazon4475Daniel WeinmanUnited States59,87575
Amazon4476Jerry WongUnited States59,81275

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante
Naoya Kihara jp
Naoya Kihara
jp 119,700 50,700
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 117,650 66,650
Scott Bohlman us
Scott Bohlman
us 114,000 114,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 111,850 24,850
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 109,450 -20,550
Daniel Harmetz us
Daniel Harmetz
us 100,000 100,000
John Racener us
John Racener
us 88,400 45,400
Brandon Shack-Harris us
Brandon Shack-Harris
us 84,100 36,100
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 77,250 27,250
Aaron Rogers us
Aaron Rogers
us 73,325 73,325
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 73,200 7,200
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 70,000 36,000
Jeremy Harkin us
Jeremy Harkin
us 66,400 66,400
Randy Ohel us
Randy Ohel
us 66,250 26,250
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 66,200 40,200
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 65,750 36,750
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 64,500 44,500
Scott Clements us
Scott Clements
us 60,650 16,650
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 59,875 -13,125
Jerry Wong us
Jerry Wong
us 59,812 19,812
Alex Difelice ca
Alex Difelice
ca 59,000 -1,000
Michel Leibgorin fr
Michel Leibgorin
fr 56,100 -8,900
Bruno Fitoussi fr
Bruno Fitoussi
fr 49,950 -50
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 48,000 48,000
Max Pescatori it
Max Pescatori
it 44,450 -6,750

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Difelice Doubles With Flush Over Flush

DegenOnTour • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

All the cards were dealt when we arrived at the table. Alex Difelice had {A-Spades}{5-Spades} in front of him and his opponent had {10-Spades}{8-Spades} laying in front of him.

The board on the table was {Q-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{K-Diamonds} and the dealer was counting Difelice's chips because he just earned himself a full double-up right before the end of Day 1.

Alex Difelice ca
Alex Difelice
ca 60,000 34,000

Tags: Alex Difelice

Nines Are No Good for Negreanu

DegenOnTour • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante
Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Dario Sammartino opened the betting action by raising to 2,500. The only player to call was big blind Daniel Negreanu. Negreanu drew two and Sammartino only drew one.

Both players checked after the draw and Sammartino put a {K-} out there. Negreanu laughed and showed {9-}{9-} and Sammartino tabled the rest of his hand, {10-}{8-}{4-}{3-} to take down the pot.

Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 51,000 18,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 23,000 3,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuDario Sammartino

Green Doubles Through Sammartino

will_shill • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

Perry Green was all in for 20,050 from the small blind and Dario Sammartino called.

Green drew one and sounded relieved when Sammartino also drew one.

Perry Green: {8-}{7-}{4-}{2-}
Dario Sammartino: {8-}{6-}{5-}{3-}

Green went first and showed a {j-}. Sammartino peeled his card and showed a {q-} and Green doubled up.

Perry Green us
Perry Green
us 41,000 9,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 33,000 20,000

Tags: Dario SammartinoPerry Green

Lisandro Wins Huge All-In Pot for the Chip Lead

DegenOnTour • Level 10: 500-1,000, 250 ante
Jeff Lisandro
Jeff Lisandro

Big O

The under the gun player had raised to 1,500 and the player in the small blind called. Jeff Lisandro was the big blind and he decided to raise it up to 6,000. Both players called and there was a big pot brewing.

The flop was {5-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and the player in the small blind decided to lead out with a pot-sized bet of 18,600. Lisandro called and the preflop raiser folded his hand.

The {Q-Spades} was the turn and that's where all the chips went to the middle. The player in the small blind pushed all-in for about 25,000 and Lisandro called.

Jeff Lisandro: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Small Blind: {A-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

The river was the {K-Hearts} and there was no low on the board possible. Lisandro won the huge pot with just his pair of aces, eliminating his opponent in the meantime. Lisandro is now the chip leader of the tournament with just over 40 minutes left to play on Day 1.

Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 130,000 69,000

Tags: Jeff Lisandro

Level: 10

PLO/PLO8/Big O/PLTD: Ante 125 - SB 400 - BB 800
NLHE: Ante 200 - SB 400 - BB 800