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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Baitai Li Dominates Day 1 of Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Baitai Li,
Baitai Li,

Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em started down its four-day path to a winner today, attracting 996 entries. All are uniques; this tournament is an old-school freeze-out where deeper pockets prove no advantage. Many well-known players took the option to enter well after the starting whistle, including Phils Hellmuth and Ivey who came in just at the close of registration but could not spin their 15 big blind starting stacks into a Day 2 appearance.

The prize pool for this event is $2,241,000, from which the winner will receive $427,399 along with their 2019 WSOP bracelet. With 150 paid (a min-cash being worth $3,746), the bubble will come into focus quickly tomorrow as 201 players currently remain.

Leading the Day 1 survivors – by quite a margin – is Baitai Li with 354,800 chips. While the likes of Barny Boatman, Mark Radoja and Antal Mezei bagged stacks in the quarter of a million region, Li’s stack gives him 221 big blinds of maneuvering room while many will return short.

Also progressing to Day 2 are double bracelet winners Kristen Bicknell (129,500), Michael Addamo (108,300) and Humberto Brenes (26,500), while Martin Jacobson ends the day with 103,000. Of the finalists who took part in today’s $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold’em and Pot-Limit Omaha event, three jumped into Event #48 with little pause for breath – Rainer Kempe, Stephen Ma and Raghav Bansal. Bansal alone made it through Level 10, bagging 111,600 chips. Full chip counts will follow overnight.

Play resumes at 1pm; live coverage continues as the hunt for the next No Limit Hold’em bracelet whittles down a tough field over 10 one-hour levels.

Tags: Antal MezeiBaitai LiBarny BoatmanHumberto BrenesKristen BicknellMark RadojaMartin JacobsonMichael AddamoRaghav BansalRainer KempeStephen Ma

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #48: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Webjoker • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4361Oihan AbarzuzaMalta214,500134
Amazon4362James CalvoUnited States24,90016
Amazon4363Michael AddamoAustralia108,30068
Amazon4364Corey CresenziUnited States31,90020
Amazon4365Peter JettenCanada83,40052
Amazon4366Imari LoveUnited States40,00025
Amazon4367Ami AlibayCanada142,00089
Amazon4368Pedro PadilhaBrazil94,00059
Amazon4369Shahar LeviIsrael14,5009
       
Amazon4371Maxim PanyakRussia133,70084
Amazon4372Aleksandr ShevliakovRussia17,40011
Amazon4373Ashish AhujaIndia39,30025
Amazon4374Kenny HallaertBelgium74,60047
Amazon4375Marcelo Giordano MendesBrazil73,80046
Amazon4377Mitchell WatsonAustralia45,60029
Amazon4378Gal YifrachUnited States59,90037
Amazon4379Rodrigo HorvathUnited States25,80016
       
Amazon4381Jonathan BorensteinUnited States19,20012
Amazon4382John FarleyUnited States90,30056
Amazon4383Michal LubasPoland84,10053
Amazon4384Jaered BesseCanada33,10021
Amazon4385Harald SammerAustria164,600103
Amazon4386Alexandre MantovaniUnited States120,20075
Amazon4387Ghattas KortasSweden70,60044
Amazon4388Bret ZorichUnited States17,20011
Amazon4389Thomas BoivinBelgium90,00056
       
Amazon4391Norman MacdonaldUnited States12,6008
Amazon4392Jesse SmithUnited States224,300140
Amazon4393Naor SlobodskoyIsrael126,90079
Amazon4394Andrew WilsonUnited Kingdom14,5009
Amazon4395Blaz ZerjavSlovenia30,20019
Amazon4396Michael FinsteinUnited States70,10044
Amazon4397Adrian BuckleyUnited States30,00019
Amazon4398Josip SimunicAustria96,40060
Amazon4399Jason MormanUnited States64,20040
       
Amazon4401Andy SpearsUnited States40,10025
Amazon4402Pablo MelognoUruguay143,00089
Amazon4403Justin ConleyUnited States69,20043
Amazon4404Steve SungUnited States60,70038
Amazon4405Ben KeelineUnited States106,50067
Amazon4406Andrey PateychukRussia54,00034
Amazon4407Laurynas LevinskasAustralia60,20038
Amazon4408Stefan IvanovBulgaria174,700109
Amazon4409Ben YuUnited States59,90037
       
Amazon4411Kenneth AdamsUnited States80,90051
Amazon4412Tuan PhanUnited States139,30087
Amazon4413Michele SaccaniIndia47,80030
Amazon4414Michael AcevedoCosta Rica140,70088
Amazon4415Derek WoltersUnited States42,70027
Amazon4416Daniel BuzgonUnited States39,10024
Amazon4417Scott DaviesCanada62,90039
Amazon4418David PetersUnited States10,3006
Amazon4419Rick van BruggenNetherlands80,20050
       
Amazon4421James CarrollUnited States153,50096
Amazon4422Rui MilhomensPortugal64,10040
Amazon4423Marle CordeiroUnited States41,60026
Amazon4424Alex LynskeyAustralia83,50052
Amazon4425Brandon ChaffeeUnited States18,10011
Amazon4426Jimmy KebeIndia151,00094
Amazon4427Dimitar YosifovBulgaria10,5007
Amazon4428Steve YeaSouth Korea27,50017
Amazon4429Brock WilsonUnited States43,50027
       
Amazon4431Michael ZelmanUnited States54,80034
Amazon4432Fracois TosquesFrance151,90095
Amazon4433Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom263,100164
Amazon4434Stephen PlacheUnited States41,70026
Amazon4435Brock ParkerUnited States99,90062
Amazon4436Carlos HeyBrazil44,20028
Amazon4437Derek SudellUnited States125,60079
Amazon4438Joseph TaylorUnited States149,90094
Amazon4439Steven FormanUnited States21,90014
       
Amazon4441Nir LevyIsrael89,10056
Amazon4442Trenton MarbutUnited States62,20039
Amazon4443Kristen BicknellCanada129,50081
Amazon4444Truyen NguyenUnited States190,000119
Amazon4445Amar BegovicBosnia and Herzegovina62,30039
Amazon4447Adrian ApmannAustria205,100128
Amazon4448Dara O'KearneyIreland55,30035
Amazon4449Vincent LiChina37,60024
       
Amazon4451Milos SkrbicCanada27,70017
Amazon4452Julien StropoliFrance122,20076
Amazon4453David "Bakes" BakerUnited States129,70081
Amazon4454Artem ZverkhovskyyUkraine57,60036
Amazon4455Patrick FordUnited States88,10055
Amazon4456Luc BelleriveCanada110,20069
Amazon4457Hon Cheong LeeChina54,70034
Amazon4458Richard BaiUnited States65,30041
Amazon4459John O'NealUnited States48,90031
       
Amazon4461Aleksandr GofmanRussia78,50049
Amazon4462Jason WandlingUnited States44,50028
Amazon4463Chad ThyzelUnited States30,50019
Amazon4464Ari EngelUnited States146,60092
Amazon4465John MonnetteUnited States49,40031
Amazon4466Rami MornelUnited States39,70025
Amazon4467Samantha CohenUnited States58,00036
Amazon4468Yingui LiChina111,90070
Amazon4469James PoperUnited States53,40033
       
Amazon4471Marvin RettenmaierGermany33,10021
Amazon4472[Removed:172]Austria63,00039
Amazon4473Kevin AyowCanada49,30031
Amazon4474Amanda OhmUnited States30,80019
Amazon4475Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom10,4007
Amazon4476Amir MirrasouliUnited States63,00039
Amazon4477Joao VieiraPortugal20,50013
Amazon4478Perica JosicRussia68,90043
Amazon4479Baitai LiUnited States354,800222
       
Amazon4481Lucas FritzAustralia19,50012
Amazon4482Jorge ArriolaUnited States29,30018
Amazon4483Austin PeckUnited States84,80053
Amazon4484Kevin LawUnited States138,40087
Amazon4485Gustavo KameiBrazil37,10023
Amazon4486Antal MezeiAustria246,400154
Amazon4487Gleb KovtunovUkraine102,30064
Amazon4488Wilbern HoffmanUnited States49,40031
Amazon4489Abhinav IyerIndia66,40042
       
Amazon4491Joe SerockUnited States19,80012
Amazon4492Ihar SoikaIndia60,60038
Amazon4493Ryan PignatelliCanada10,8007
Amazon4494Ryan LenaghanUnited States28,70018
Amazon4495Chad EveslageUnited States66,00041
Amazon4496Christopher WirthUnited States18,50012
Amazon4497Ryan D'AngeloUnited States68,10043
Amazon4498Arunas SapitaviciusUnited States137,00086
Amazon4499Daniel NeilsonAustralia54,10034
       
Amazon4501Gary HassonUnited States32,40020
Amazon4502Martin ServaisUnited States17,40011
Amazon4503Greg OstranderUnited States15,70010
Amazon4504Steve KarpUnited States81,90051
Amazon4505Pedro MarquesPortugal153,00096
Amazon4506Anatolii FilonenkoUnited States90,90057
Amazon4508Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria26,70017
Amazon4509George PetrovUnited States40,10025
       
Amazon4511Ivan TononiBrazil39,40025
Amazon4512Henry StrasserCanada44,50028
Amazon4513Jake SchwartzUnited States58,70037
Amazon4514Oskar PrehmUnited States31,60020
Amazon4515Bryan PiccioliUnited States118,30074
Amazon4516Christopher PutzGermany78,60049
Amazon4517Robert HeidornUnited Kingdom85,00053
Amazon4518Quinn BrunoUnited States47,90030
Amazon4519Michael SoyzaUnited States61,40038
       
Amazon4521Robert McLaughlinUnited States50,50032
Amazon4522Humberto BrenesCosta Rica24,20015
Amazon4523Raymond HensonUnited States65,00041
Amazon4524Michele GalatolaItaly62,50039
Amazon4525Ian SteinmanUnited States76,40048
Amazon4526Adam DemerssemanUnited States18,80012
Amazon4527Matt BerkeyUnited States64,80041
Amazon4528Vlad DarieRomania69,00043
Amazon4529Justin LigeriUnited States102,80064
       
Amazon4531Luigi ShehadehUnited States123,30077
Amazon4532Sebastian PercysmithDenmark245,000153
Amazon4533Larry ElliottUnited States120,80076
Amazon4534Bill WoodUnited States64,40040
Amazon4535Sadan TurkerUnited Kingdom20,00013
Amazon4536Robert BorickUnited States27,10017
Amazon4537Kitty KuoTaiwan139,00087
Amazon4538Michael JamellUnited States23,30015
Amazon4539Arie KliperIsrael34,90022
       
Amazon4541Matthias EibingerAustria80,20050
Amazon4542Raghav BansalIndia111,60070
Amazon4543James HughesUnited States44,50028
Amazon4545Mohsin CharaniaUnited States48,20030
Amazon4546Greg JenningsUnited States46,90029
Amazon4547Tony DunstUnited States88,00055
Amazon4548Ivan StankovBugaria105,70066
Amazon4549Daniel WeaverUnited States30,60019
       
Amazon4551Georgios Manousos SotiropoAustria42,60027
Amazon4552Lambert MeretteUnited States42,30026
Amazon4553Kinglunalan LauChina40,60025
Amazon4554Kevin SongUnited States64,30040
Amazon4556Victor ChoupeauxBrazil131,30082
Amazon4557Steven WolanskyUnited States28,00018
Amazon4558Justin AbrouUnited States109,10068
Amazon4559Roman KorenevRussia96,30060
       
Amazon4561Andres VelezCuba18,40012
Amazon4562Benjamin ReinhartUnited States39,50025
Amazon4563Lars KamphuesAustralia64,50040
Amazon4564Carlos ReisUnited States38,90024
Amazon4565Miguel Seoane IglesiasSpain29,90019
Amazon4566Rodger JohnsonUnited States34,60022
Amazon4567Jeffrey TugwellUnited States55,00034
Amazon4568Will BerryUnited States74,30046
Amazon4569Martin JacobsonSweden103,00064
       
Amazon4571Michael SortinoUnited States50,80032
Amazon4572Jeffery KruegerUnited States32,30020
Amazon4573Pierre CalamusaFrance45,00028
Amazon4574Ravi RaghavanUnited States43,20027
Amazon4575Mark RadojaCanada248,000155
Amazon4577Edward PastollSouth Africa98,20061
Amazon4578Ryan OlisarUnited States120,20075
Amazon4579Josh AriehUnited States88,40055
       
Amazon4581Michael BaileyCanada154,80097
Amazon4582Michael StephensonUnited Kingdom35,20022
Amazon4583Fernando BritoPortugal154,40097
Amazon4584Niall FarrellUnited Kingdom51,60032
Amazon4586Anatoly FilatovUnited States37,40023
Amazon4587Shaun DeebUnited States17,00011
Amazon4588Markus KuhnenUnited Kingdom50,00031
Amazon4589Josef VogelGermany139,60087

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante
Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 354,800 22,800
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 263,100 -1,900
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 248,000 248,000
Antal Mezei hu
Antal Mezei
hu 246,400 46,400
Sebastian Percy-Smith dk
Sebastian Percy-Smith
dk 245,000 245,000
Jesse Smith us
Jesse Smith
us 224,300 224,300
Oihan Abarzuza es
Oihan Abarzuza
es 214,500 214,500
Adrian Apmann de
Adrian Apmann
de 205,100 205,100
Truyen Nguyen us
Truyen Nguyen
us 190,000 190,000
Stefan Ivanov bg
Stefan Ivanov
bg 174,700 174,700
Harald Sammer at
Harald Sammer
at 164,600 4,600
Michael Bailey ca
Michael Bailey
ca 154,800 154,800
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
pt 154,400 154,400
James Carroll us
James Carroll
us 153,500 153,500
Pedro Marques pt
Pedro Marques
pt 153,000 153,000
Francois Tosques fr
Francois Tosques
fr 151,900 151,900
Jimmy Kebe fr
Jimmy Kebe
fr 151,000 151,000
Joseph Taylor us
Joseph Taylor
us 149,900 149,900
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 146,600 45,600
Pablo Melogno uy
Pablo Melogno
uy 143,000 47,000
Ami Alibay ca
Ami Alibay
ca 142,000 -7,200
Michael Acevedo cr
Michael Acevedo
cr 140,700 -1,300
Josef Vogel de
Josef Vogel
de 139,600 139,600
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us 139,300 139,300
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 139,000 21,000

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Last Three Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in the level. Each table will deal three more hands before the bagging and tagging process begins. Chip counts and a full recap of the day's action will be posted afterward.

Jacobson Wins the Battle of the Blinds

ajlamers • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

The action folded around to the small blind who just limped in. Martin Jacobson checked his option and the flop came {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}. The small blind led out for 1,500 and Jacobson raised to 4,000 which his opponent called.

The turn was the {10-Diamonds} and both players checked to the {10-Hearts} on the river. The small blind checked again and Jacobson reluctantly checked it back. His opponent tabled {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs} but Jacobson showed {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} to take down the pot.

Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 145,000 11,500

Tags: Martin Jacobson

Baitail Li Looks in Good Shape to End Day Top of the Stacks

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Baitai Li appears to be the only player to have topped the 300,000 chip mark in the second half of the final level of the day.

Baitai Li us
Baitai Li
us 332,000 332,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 265,000 33,000
Martin Jacobson se
Martin Jacobson
se 140,000 6,500
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 138,000 -36,000
Justin Abrou US
Justin Abrou
US 119,000 119,000
Kitty Kuo tw
Kitty Kuo
tw 118,000 78,900
Patrick Ford US
Patrick Ford
US 110,000 -8,000
Luc Bellerive ca
Luc Bellerive
ca 108,000 70,000
Kevin Song us
Kevin Song
us 78,000 -2,500
Niall Farrell gb
Niall Farrell
gb 55,000 12,000
Humberto Brenes cr
Humberto Brenes
cr 26,500 -21,000

Tags: Baitai Li

Wisdom Climbs the Leaderboard

ajlamers • Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

There was a raise to 2,500 in middle position and Andrew Wisdom stuck in a three-bet to 12,000 from the big blind. The initial raiser four-bet jammed all in for a little over 30,000 and Wisdom called.

Andrew Wisdom: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

It was a coin flip that saw Wisdom take the lead on the flop of {q-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The {7-Diamonds} on the turn and the {4-Hearts} on the river changed nothing and Wisdom eliminated his opponent.

Andrew Wisdom us
Andrew Wisdom
us 211,500 211,500

Tags: Andrew Wisdom

Mezei Joins Chip Leaders

• Level 10: 600-1,200, 1,200 ante

Antal Mezei opened preflop to 2,800 and his immediate neighbour repopped it to 8,200 (with about 40,000 behind, a third of Mezei's chips). Mezei made a slow-motion call (though not a tank), then settled in place the darkest of dark glasses.

The flop: {4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{k-Spades}. Mezei checked and his opponent bet 4,200. Mezei made another deliberate call.

The turn: {3-Hearts}. Mezei now slid out a tower of pink 5,000 chips (a structure very few of the 243 remaining players possess at this stage of the tournament), setting his opponent all-in. He was called, his opponent showing {a-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a flopped two pair, while Mezei held {9-Hearts}{8-Hearts} for the flush he was representing.

The river was the {j-Clubs} and another player exits in the final level of play today, while Mezei challenges for the lead with 200,000.

Antal Mezei hu
Antal Mezei
hu 200,000 200,000

Tags: Antal Mezei