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Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty
Day 1 completed

Alex Whitenstall Bags the Chip Lead After Day 1 of $1,500 Bounty

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Alex Whitenstall
Alex Whitenstall

Today saw the start of Event #51: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The tournament drew 1,982 runners, which surpassed last year's 1,927 field size. The prize pool generated was $2,675,700 and on top of that, there was a bounty placed on every player's head. For each knock-out that took place, the winning player took the busted player's bounty chip, worth $500.

Play ended after the bubble had burst. Tables had been playing hand for hand for around 15 minutes and 298 made it through to Day 2. All of those have locked up at least $1,415, not taking the accumulated bounties into accord. They will have their sights on the top prize though, as whoever is the last person standing will take home $272,504 for first place, plus a coveted bracelet, plus all the bounties they're collecting along the way.

Those coming back with the largest stacks in play are Alex Whitenstall (197,800), who bagged the chip lead. There were five in total who made it into six figures after 10 hours of play, they are Ranno Sootla (171,000), Sean Getzwiller (143,000), Michael Steele (122,900) and Christian Nolte (121,900).

Some notable names will be back here again tomorrow to continue their campaign. Amongst them are Paawan Bansal (98,700), Jeff Gross (78,500), the brothers Ralph Massey (73,300) and Aaron Massey (72,300), Martin Mathis (70,400), Ivan Deyra (57,400) and Maria Konnikova (35,900).

Ralph Massey
Ralph Massey bagged slightly more than brother Aaron

There were also a number of familiar faces who didn't make it to the end of Day 1. Phil Hellmuth, Sean Deeb, Kristen Bicknell, Alex Foxen, Phil Laak, Chris Ferguson, Bertrand Grospellier, 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman, Mohsin Charania, Joey Weissman, Allen Kessler, Anthony Reategui, Heidi May, Ben Yu and Maria Lampropulos were among those to run out of chips, just to name a few.

There will be a total of ten 60-minute levels play, with a 20-minute break taking place at the end of every two levels and a 75-minute dinner break coming at the end of Level 6. Play will resume at noon on Tuesday, June 26, in the Orange and Tan sections of the Amazon Room.

PokerNews will be here from start to finish so come back tomorrow to get all the live updates for Day 2.

Tags: Aaron MasseyAlex FoxenAlex WhitenstallAllen KesslerAnthony ReateguiBertrand GrospellierChris FergusonChris MoormanChristian NolteHeidi MayIvan DeyraJeff GrossJoey WeissmanKristen BicknellMaria KonnikovaMaria LampropulosMartin MathisMichael SteeleMohsin CharaniaPaawan BansalPhil HellmuthPhil LaakRalph MasseyRanno SootlaSean Getzwiller

Day 2 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4261Dieter DechantUnited States59,30059
Amazon4262Russell RosenblumUnited States59,30059
Amazon4263Patrick ClarkeIreland78,50079
Amazon4264Laurent ManderlierBelgium96,80097
Amazon4265Ryne CapraUnited States29,00029
Amazon4266Juan Pardo DominguezSpain122,000122
Amazon4267Eugene LangUnited States103,400103
Amazon4268Juan VecinoSpain156,300156
Amazon4269Terry WeisenburgerUnited States33,40033
       
Amazon4272Quan TranUnited States120,500121
Amazon4273Lovell WilkersonUnited States100,000100
Amazon4274John BusbyUnited States29,40029
Amazon4275Edward HislopCanada36,40036
Amazon4276Severin SchleserAustria16,60017
Amazon4277Mindabeth JacobsUnited States35,50036
Amazon4278Samuel Roussy-MajeauCanada122,500123
Amazon4279Arthur MorrisUnited States76,10076
       
Amazon4281Tuomas VeravainenFinland19,10019
Amazon4282Jacob MillerUnited States20,10020
Amazon4284Barry ShulmanUnited States57,30057
Amazon4285John KadlecekUnited States99,800100
Amazon4286Mark MitrokaUnited States42,40042
Amazon4287James SieversUnited States39,20039
Amazon4288Ricky GuanUnited States16,60017
Amazon4289Bryan PiccioliUnited States35,90036
       
Amazon4291Ian SteinmanUnited States14,40014
Amazon4294Ronald MurrayUnited States17,30017
Amazon4295Ken JonesUnited States53,80054
Amazon4296Kai WangUnited States20,00020
Amazon4297Darren RabinowitzUnited States23,70024
Amazon4298Marvin RettenmaierGermany68,00068
Amazon4299Parker DrewUnited States25,80026
       
Amazon4301John CohenUnited States47,30047
Amazon4302Erik SilbermanUnited States16,10016
Amazon4303Ashley SleethUnited States61,10061
Amazon4304Daniel OttUnited States66,60067
Amazon4305Samuel PhillipsUnited States43,00043
Amazon4306David HengenUnited States15,40015
Amazon4307Mikhail SeminRussia46,60047
Amazon4308Troy SprunglUnited States42,30042
Amazon4309Javier ZarcoSpain42,30042
       
Amazon4311Yotam ShmuelovUnited States8,9009
Amazon4312Michael SteeleUnited States122,900123
Amazon4313Chun YamUnited Kingdom42,00042
Amazon4314David FairUnited States9,70010
Amazon4315Jamie OconnerIreland85,40085
Amazon4316Daniel WagnerUnited States27,80028
Amazon4317Joshua CarsonUnited States26,30026
Amazon4318Thomas PetterssonSweden81,70082
Amazon4319Tim OrmondUnited States91,10091
       
Amazon4341Bradley RhodesUnited States46,10046
Amazon4342Mitch GarshofskyUnited States21,60022
Amazon4343Matthew SullivanUnited States30,40030
Amazon4344Phong Than NguyenUnited States20,00020
Amazon4345Kimberly MooreUnited States47,40047
Amazon4346Justin LibertoUnited States137,800138
Amazon4347James DukeUnited States22,30022
Amazon4348Ian O'HaraUnited States35,30035
Amazon4349Andrew ChaUnited States30,30030
       
Amazon4351John GloverUnited States40,90041
Amazon4352Roy ThungUnited States33,20033
Amazon4353Gaurav AssomullUnited Kingdom56,50057
Amazon4354Pablo MarizCanada27,80028
Amazon4355Casey BaldwinUnited States83,80084
Amazon4356Kazuki IkeuchiJapan22,00022
Amazon4357Allen AyersUnited States30,80031
Amazon4358Lawrence SchollUnited States48,20048
Amazon4359Mateus RosenburgBrazil45,40045
       
Amazon4361Jay FarberUnited States33,60034
Amazon4362Michael BennettUnited States17,00017
Amazon4363Zachary McdiarmidUnited States16,10016
Amazon4364Arron WoodcockUnited Kingdom73,90074
Amazon4365Chris ViscountUnited States77,50078
Amazon4366Orit HadasUnited States13,00013
Amazon4367Armando ArmendarizUnited States4,5005
Amazon4368Christian NolteAustria121,900122
Amazon4369Champie DouglasUnited States47,50048
       
Amazon4371Roberto CarvalloChile9,80010
Amazon4372Michael AkersUnited States14,00014
Amazon4373Lee FamaUnited States19,40019
Amazon4374Benjamin ZamaniUnited States64,00064
Amazon4375Scott ColeUnited States101,300101
Amazon4376Michael KamranUnited States39,00039
Amazon4377Stuart TaylorCanada76,20076
Amazon4378Andy SuUnited States69,50070
Amazon4379Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom26,80027
       
Amazon4381Maria KonnikovaUnited States35,90036
Amazon4382Tristan WadeUnited States52,50053
Amazon4383Mike PuskarichUnited States2,9003
Amazon4384Xiang TangUnited States26,70027
Amazon4385Leandro GuedesBrazil94,50095
Amazon4386Richard SurmickUnited States30,90031
Amazon4387Santiago VilaUnited States63,40063
Amazon4388Longxiang WangUnited States28,00028
Amazon4389Dylan WilkersonUnited States65,00065
       
Amazon4391Steve MarkhamUnited States29,90030
Amazon4392John GulinoUnited States117,000117
Amazon4393Jacob HallerUnited States113,100113
Amazon4394Christopher DavisUnited States8,2008
Amazon4395Robert BennettUnited States76,60077
Amazon4396Adam DanielUnited Kingdom51,30051
Amazon4397Tomas KubaliakSlovakia68,20068
Amazon4398Scott EastonUnited States42,20042
Amazon4399Daniel GreenwaldUnited States33,20033
       
Amazon4421Sai ChiuCanada71,90072
Amazon4422Pete ChenTaiwan12,80013
Amazon4423Richard DubiniArgentina52,20052
Amazon4424Park Yu CheungHong Kong21,70022
Amazon4425Andrea BuonocoreItaly44,70045
Amazon4426Evan ZlockUnited States91,00091
Amazon4427Michael CapozzoliUnited States16,40016
Amazon4428Liina VarkUnited States42,20042
Amazon4429Chad WrayUnited States82,00082
       
Amazon4431Tyler HancockUnited States29,60030
Amazon4432Paul Pires TrigoFrance49,00049
Amazon4433Benjamin LambertUnited States38,20038
Amazon4434Craig MasonUnited States47,50048
Amazon4435Martin MathisUnited States70,40070
Amazon4436Jim WillersonUnited States29,70030
Amazon4437Konstantin PuchkovRussia71,90072
Amazon4438Ethan EramianUnited States23,00023
Amazon4439Peter SplettstoesserUnited States31,40031
       
Amazon4441Russell SchwartzUnited States51,00051
Amazon4442Ivan DeyraFrance57,40057
Amazon4443Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania41,80042
Amazon4444Lorenzo LavisFrance33,80034
Amazon4445Jered KleinUnited States102,200102
Amazon4446Quyen HoangUnited States178,000178
Amazon4447Anthony KazgandjianFrance66,00066
Amazon4448Alex RiveraUnited States15,50016
Amazon4449Robert CastoireUnited States14,40014
       
Amazon4451Travis DorseyUnited States62,00062
Amazon4452Jonathan GrayUnited States6,9007
Amazon4453Aaron MasseyUnited States72,30072
Amazon4454Nelson ResendizUnited States60,10060
Amazon4455Tyler MartinezUnited States68,10068
Amazon4456Kevin VisentinUnited States39,00039
Amazon4457Andrew OstapchenkoUnited States43,90044
Amazon4458Ken EinigerUnited States31,60032
Amazon4459Steven MorrisUnited Kingdom52,30052
       
Amazon4461Jan Eric SchwippertGermany55,00055
Amazon4462Ryan LincksUnited States18,00018
Amazon4463Ivan UzunovBelarus63,10063
Amazon4464David LiuUnited States48,20048
Amazon4465Evan LavalleeCanada143,700144
Amazon4466Samantha AbernathyUnited States35,70036
Amazon4467Ralph MasseyUnited States73,30073
Amazon4468Bruno KawautiBrazil71,60072
Amazon4469Victor LeeUnited States21,90022
       
Amazon4471Artur WirtUnited States52,90053
Amazon4472Troy FlemingUnited States22,80023
Amazon4473Andrey ZaichenkoRussia41,40041
Amazon4474Bennett SweetUnited States43,90044
Amazon4475Richard PetersonUnited States68,10068
Amazon4476Michael YounanUnited States21,00021
Amazon4477Michael TelkerUnited States31,70032
Amazon4478Dmitry VitkindCanada13,40013
Amazon4479Hon Cheong LeeChina21,70022
       
Amazon5181Michael RichardsonUnited Kingdom45,50046
Amazon5182Ray MedlinUnited States37,20037
Amazon5183Johan SchumancherBelgium39,20039
Amazon5184Roman RogovskyiUkraine67,50068
Amazon5185Charles KuruzovichUnited States33,30033
Amazon5186Arthur GavrilovUnited States30,80031
Amazon5187Robert DamelianAustralia65,20065
Amazon5188James MannUnited States4,9005
Amazon5189Michael LechUnited States104,200104
       
Amazon5191David LeeAustria26,30026
Amazon5192Stephen DelgadoUnited States16,00016
Amazon5193Francis MarianiUnited States69,40069
Amazon5194Vinny PahujaUnited States22,80023
Amazon5195Phillip HuiUnited States9,70010
Amazon5196Oliver BilesUnited Kingdom45,90046
Amazon5197Marcelo Giordano MendesBrazil25,00025
Amazon5198Deborah CarterUnited States12,90013
Amazon5199Patrick TruongUnited States58,70059
       
Amazon5201John RossUnited States73,40073
Amazon5202Lorraine JonesUnited States18,20018
Amazon5203Antonio PoncioArgentina64,60065
Amazon5204Bradley YaziciUnited States33,00033
Amazon5205Simeon NaydenovBulgaria18,00018
Amazon5206Sharon TiensvoldUnited States2,0002
Amazon5207Benjamin MercadalFrance25,80026
Amazon5208Norson SahoBrazil126,600127
Amazon5209Sasidhar BobbaUnited States81,80082
       
Amazon5211Steven van ZadelhoffNetherlands55,00055
Amazon5212Brock WilsonUnited States60,80061
Amazon5213Zachary HumphreyUnited States68,00068
Amazon5214Eimantas AdomaviciusLithuania28,80029
Amazon5215Jeff GrossUnited States78,50079
Amazon5216Justin LigeriUnited States80,30080
Amazon5217Shannon CoyleUnited States26,70027
Amazon5218Ranno SootlaEstonia171,000171
Amazon5219Jaewon LeeSouth Korea103,700104
       
Amazon5221Vinod VangimallaUnited States39,00039
Amazon5222Kyung LeeUnited States33,10033
Amazon5223Sterling LipscombUnited States56,50057
Amazon5224Thiago MacedoBrazil83,30083
Amazon5225Hersh MahajanUnited States75,80076
Amazon5226Carlos HurtadoUnited States10
Amazon5227Lander LijoSpain12,10012
Amazon5228Sean GetzwillerUnited States143,300143
Amazon5229Erik LeavittUnited States44,20044
       
Amazon5231Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria38,50039
Amazon5232Timo KamphuesGermany33,70034
Amazon5233Cher VangUnited States73,00073
Amazon5234Jason JohnsonUnited States79,60080
Amazon5235Travis EndersbyUnited States37,90038
Amazon5236Nicolas FountotosUnited States12,80013
Amazon5237Andy PhanUnited States49,60050
Amazon5238Vincent MaglioUnited States25,40025
Amazon5239Sean PrendivilleIreland65,00065
       
Amazon5244Harold CohenUnited States30,20030
Amazon5245Vladimir BursteinCzech Republic44,40044
Amazon5246Debi MckeagueUnited States21,80022
Amazon5248Michael RossittoUnited States29,60030
Amazon5249DID NOT REPORT 1United States63,00063
       
Amazon5251John WarnerUnited States33,50034
Amazon5252[Removed:240]Germany11,30011
Amazon5253Samuel MillerUnited States177,400177
Amazon5254Jiang QianUnited States89,90090
Amazon5255Mark MazzaUnited States85,20085
Amazon5257Stephen ColemanUnited States36,80037
Amazon5258Samuel GagnonCanada45,50046
Amazon5259Tyler BrownUnited States40,30040
       
Amazon5261Anthony QuercioUnited States60,60061
Amazon5262David BrockUnited States47,70048
Amazon5263Chen Lin AnTaiwan78,10078
Amazon5264Matthew HuntUnited Kingdom113,600114
Amazon5265Ben PalmerUnited States67,20067
Amazon5266Martha WeisenburgerUnited States43,60044
Amazon5267Daniel TangUnited Kingdom19,40019
Amazon5268Zhiqiang OuChina32,20032
Amazon5269Kenneth RidgewayUnited States52,30052
       
Amazon5271Noah BronsteinUnited States62,00062
Amazon5272Philip TomUnited States60,00060
Amazon5273Brittany SpainUnited States36,60037
Amazon5274Joshua TurnerUnited States12,00012
Amazon5275Tetsuya TsuchikawJapan12,70013
Amazon5276Joep RaemaekersNetherlands11,50012
Amazon5277Javier GomezUnited States89,10089
Amazon5278Austin CollinsUnited States23,10023
Amazon5279Albert YzaguirreUnited States9,50010
       
Amazon5281Tobias PetersNetherlands31,90032
Amazon5282Devin RobinsonCanada29,20029
Amazon5283Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina52,10052
Amazon5284Justin MoodleyUnited States73,90074
Amazon5285Richard VasseUnited States19,10019
Amazon5286Truyen NguyenUnited States77,50078
Amazon5287Matous HouzvicekCzech Republic20,00020
Amazon5288Mitchell WatsonAustralia13,00013
Amazon5289Felipe LemeUnited States55,50056
       
Amazon5291Bruno PolitanoBrazil42,60043
Amazon5292Gregory HigginbothamUnited States6,3006
Amazon5293Patrick BlyeCanada19,00019
Amazon5294Alex BylickiCanada34,20034
Amazon5295Julie PolatchekUnited States53,70054
Amazon5296Benjamin AneFrance67,20067
Amazon5297Didier MorissonneauCanada68,50069
Amazon5298Justin YoungUnited States80,30080
Amazon5299Christopher SuarezUnited States62,00062
       
Amazon5301Jesus GonzalezUnited States104,600105
Amazon5302Asi MosheIsrael48,00048
Amazon5303Ryan StokerUnited States38,80039
Amazon5304Guillermo AbboudUnited States30,90031
Amazon5305DID NOT REPORT 2United States10
Amazon5306Federico PetruzzelliItaly45,70046
Amazon5307Bobby PoeUnited States12,30012
Amazon5308Lorenc PukaItaly43,30043
Amazon5309Jacob PhillipsUnited States100,500101
       
Amazon5311Guowei ZhangUnited States101,700102
Amazon5312Jorden FoxUnited States27,50028
Amazon5313James MackeyUnited States17,40017
Amazon5314Christian HarderUnited States53,80054
Amazon5315Artem MetalidiUkraine127,400127
Amazon5316Ryan MartinUnited States41,80042
Amazon5317Phillip MaganaUnited States38,70039
Amazon5318Gary PetersonUnited States115,500116
Amazon5319Sanford GeffnerUnited States9,1009
       
Amazon5331Nicholas LevisUnited States19,30019
Amazon5332Ryan LengUnited States27,40027
Amazon5333Raul Martinez RequenaUnited Kingdom35,90036
Amazon5334DJ MacKinnonUnited States18,30018
Amazon5335DID NOT REPORT 3United States129,800130
Amazon5336Kevin ButlerUnited States7,3007
Amazon5337Christopher HaydtUnited States2,4002
Amazon5338David WaradyUnited States50,60051
Amazon5339Ronald PerkinsUnited States10,20010
       
Amazon5341Paawan BansalIndia98,70099
Amazon5342Nicolas FischerGermany35,00035
Amazon5343Yueqi ZhuChina13,90014
Amazon5344Felix KuermayrAustria7,2007
Amazon5345Phuoc NguyenUnited States62,00062
Amazon5346Alex WhitenstallUnited Kingdom197,800198
Amazon5347Francisco TorrecillasSpain43,30043
Amazon5348Robert CheungCanada21,40021
Amazon5349Marc FogginUnited Kingdom38,60039

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

MartianNews • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante
Alex Whitenstall gb
Alex Whitenstall
gb 197,800 197,800
Quyen Hoang us
Quyen Hoang
us 178,000 178,000
Samuel Miller US
Samuel Miller
US 177,400 177,400
Ranno Sootla ee
Ranno Sootla
ee 171,000 171,000
Juan Vecino es
Juan Vecino
es 156,300 156,300
Evan Lavallee ca
Evan Lavallee
ca 143,700 -300
Sean Getzwiller us
Sean Getzwiller
us 143,300 143,300
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 137,800 137,800
DID NOT REPORT 3 US
DID NOT REPORT 3
US 129,800 129,800
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 127,400 127,400
Norson Saho br
Norson Saho
br 126,600 126,600
Michael Steele us
Michael Steele
us 122,900 -28,100
Samuel Roussy-Majeau ca
Samuel Roussy-Majeau
ca 122,500 122,500
Juan Pardo Dominguez es
Juan Pardo Dominguez
es 122,000 122,000
Christian Nolte at
Christian Nolte
at 121,900 121,900
Quan Tran us
Quan Tran
us 120,500 120,500
John Gulino us
John Gulino
us 117,000 117,000
Gary Peterson us
Gary Peterson
us 115,500 115,500
Matthew Hunt gb
Matthew Hunt
gb 113,600 32,100
Jacob Haller us
Jacob Haller
us 113,100 113,100
Jesus Gonzalez us
Jesus Gonzalez
us 104,600 104,600
Michael Lech us
Michael Lech
us 104,200 104,200
Jaewon Lee KR
Jaewon Lee
KR 103,700 103,700
Eugene Lang us
Eugene Lang
us 103,400 103,400
Jered Klein US
Jered Klein
US 102,200 102,200

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The Prize Pool and Payouts

MartianNews • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The 1,982 players that walked through the doors accumulated a prize pool total of $2,675,700, with the top finisher getting a tremendous $272,504 first-place prize. The 298 remaining players are all guaranteed a min-cash of $1,415 and pay jumps will be coming all the way to the final table, with the final table payouts listed below.

Final Table Payouts

PlacePrize (USD)
1$272,504
2$168,329
3$121,835
4$89,079
5$65,799
6$49,107
7$37,034
8$28,225
9$21,741

The Bubble Has Burst; Play Suspended

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Play has stopped for the evening as we have now reached the money. Everyone who comes back tomorrow will have locked up a cash. A full wrap will follow shortly.

Deyra Bets on All Three Streets

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

Ivan Deyra opened to 1,800 from under the gun and only one player in the small blind called.

The board came {3-Spades}{j-Clubs}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and it went check-call on every street. First 3,500, then 9,500, then 10,800. The players went to showdown and Deyra turned over {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts} for trips with top kicker and his opponent mucked his hand.

Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
fr 72,000 72,000

Tags: Ivan Deyra

Money Bubble Coming Soon

MartianNews • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament is now down to 308 players and the money bubble will be popping soon. The top 298 players will be getting a min-cash of $1,415.

Bust Outs

LisaY • Level 10: 400-800, 100 ante

As the last half an hour of play comes into sight, there have been numerous names who have not made it this far.

Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be Busted
Kelly Minkin us
Kelly Minkin
us Busted
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb Busted
Anthony Reategui us
Anthony Reategui
us Busted
Andrew Hills gb
Andrew Hills
gb Busted
Alex Foxen us
Alex Foxen
us Busted
Heidi May au
Heidi May
au Busted
Paul Newey gb
Paul Newey
gb Busted
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us Busted
Joe Elpayaa us
Joe Elpayaa
us Busted
Allen Kessler us
Allen Kessler
us Busted
Chris Ferguson us
Chris Ferguson
us Busted
Kalidou Sow fr
Kalidou Sow
fr Busted
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
pt Busted
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca Busted
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr Busted
Daria Feshchenko ru
Daria Feshchenko
ru Busted

Tags: Alex FoxenAllen KesslerAndrew HillsAnthony ReateguiBarry GreensteinBertrand GrospellierChris FergusonChris MoormanHeidi MayJoao VieiraJoe ElpayaaKalidou SowKelly MinkinKristen BicknellPaul NeweyThomas Boivin