Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b completed

Alexander Kartveli Bags the Most Chips at the End of Day 1b

MrPaulSeaton • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Alexander Kartveli
Alexander Kartveli

Day 1b of Event #3: Big 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold’ em was an unforgettable day with masses of players from around the world that came out to play what is on pace to be the largest tournament in history. Day 1b came to its conclusion after 13 levels of play and leading the field heading into day 2b is Alexander Kartveli (892,000). Other top chip stacks include; Jordan Bane (685,000), Michael Anton (622,000), Jesse Solano (610,000), Patricia Altizer (598,000), and Azad Arazm (597,000).

Some past champions who bagged chips include WSOP bracelet winner Phil Hui (414,000) and WSOP bracelet winner and 2017 WSOP Player of the Year Chris Ferguson (345,000). Other players include Joel Smith (305,000), Viliyan Petleshkov (264,000), Jake Schwartz (257,000) and Jamie Kerstetter (115,000).

All of the remaining players from this flight will return for Day 2b on Saturday, June 1st at 7 p.m. local time to continue the battle for a WSOP bracelet and whopping $1 million guaranteed for the winner.

Day 1b saw a number of notable players in its field but unfortunately, not everyone was able to make it to Day 2b. Notables who fell short today include;Matt Affleck, Kou Vang, Allen Cunningham, and Dan O'Brien.

They along with many others will still have the opportunity to take a shot with the two Day 1 flights that remain and thanks to the re-entry element, every player that gets knocked out before the late entry closes will have the opportunity to re-buy into those flights once per flight.

Day 1c is set to continue with a massive field as it is already at max capacity. Players will take their seats tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. local time Saturday, June 1st, with Day 2b play starting play tomorrow at 7 p.m. local time. Due to the massive field, this time has been changed twice already and may possibly even change to a later time but don't worry as the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be here to cover the action and keep you up to date with all the latest news.

Day 1a entries:6,095
Day 1a unique players:5,159
Day 1a prize pool:$2,986,660
Day 1b entries:5,972
Day 1b unique players:3,784
Day 1b prize pool:$2,843,780

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

AnthonyThompson • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante
Matthew Keegan US
Matthew Keegan
US 902,000 902,000
Alexander Kartveli us
Alexander Kartveli
us 892,000 192,000
Glenn Swanlund ca
Glenn Swanlund
ca 869,000 869,000
Corel Theuma us
Corel Theuma
us 849,000 849,000
Chiajung Liu tj
Chiajung Liu
tj 846,000 846,000
Vincent Meli gb
Vincent Meli
gb 839,000 839,000
Justin Carey us
Justin Carey
us 766,000 766,000
Amberlyn Arafiles US
Amberlyn Arafiles
US 756,000 756,000
John McAvoy US
John McAvoy
US 747,000 747,000
Ricardo Velasco US
Ricardo Velasco
US 743,000 743,000
Jermaine Cark US
Jermaine Cark
US 740,000 740,000
James Dambrosio us
James Dambrosio
us 728,000 728,000
Jason Morman us
Jason Morman
us 716,000 716,000
Kostas Kalathakis US
Kostas Kalathakis
US 705,000 705,000
Charles Sickmeir US
Charles Sickmeir
US 702,000 702,000
Tara Dunn ca
Tara Dunn
ca 701,000 701,000
Fahd Boudaouine fr
Fahd Boudaouine
fr 698,000 698,000
Duane Gerleman us
Duane Gerleman
us 691,000 691,000
Jordan Bane US
Jordan Bane
US 685,000 -71,000
Tyler Hank US
Tyler Hank
US 679,000 679,000
Danielle Annear AT
Danielle Annear
AT 677,000 677,000
Eliano Mesquita us
Eliano Mesquita
us 676,000 676,000
Luis Mercado US
Luis Mercado
US 666,000 666,000
Adrian Curry us
Adrian Curry
us 660,000 660,000
Connie Bruce us
Connie Bruce
us 657,000 657,000

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Play Has Halted for the Day

AnthonyThompson • Level 12: 2,000-4,000, 4,000 ante

The players have bagged and tagged their chips. End of the day chip counts and recap will follow shortly.

Seven More Hands

SandraBarbour • Level 13: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Seven more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.

Petleshkov Sends One Out

SandraBarbour • Level 13: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Viliyan Petleshkov limped from early position. The player on the cutoff moved all in for about 97,000. Action folded back to Petleshkov who called.

Viliyan Petleshkov: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The runout was {7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{9-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and Petleshkov raked in the pot, sending his opponent to the exit.

Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg 220,000

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Eom Doubles Up

SandraBarbour • Level 13: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The player in mid-position raised to 10,000. Seung Hwan Eom, on the button, jammed for 29,000. Action folded back to the original raiser who snap-called.

Seung Hwan Eom; {a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Opponent: {j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}

The board ran {4-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{j-Clubs}{a-Clubs} and Eom claimed the pot with trips.

Seung Hwan Eom KR
Seung Hwan Eom
KR 70,000

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