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Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
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Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
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Barbero Leads Star-Studded Field After Day 1 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Nacho Barbero
Nacho Barbero

The latest high-stakes mixed game contest of the 2021 World Series of Poker has concluded for the night. Out of a field of 86 entries in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship, only 42 players advanced, and Argentina's Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero holds a substantial lead over the rest of the field.

After winning a massive pot in 2-7 Triple Draw at the end of the night, Barbero bagged up 425,500 in chips, well ahead of second-placed Joao Vieira (250,000) and Christopher Claassen (224,000). Other big stacks belong to Mike Gorodinsky, David Benyamine, Nathan Gamble, and Ray Henson to name all but a few mixed game aficionados.

Six-time WSOP champion and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu made it through with an above-average stack of 153,500 after he busted Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. in 8th place. The bid of Adam Friedman to win an unprecedented third consecutive WSOP gold bracelet in a Championship Event is also still alive. Friedman, who won this tournament in 2018 and 2019, made it through to Day 2 with a stack of 97,500.

Top 10 Chip Counts Day 1 in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Nacho BarberoArgentina425,500
2Joao VieiraPortugal250,000
3Christopher ClaassenUnited States224,000
4Mike GorodinskyUnited States221,500
5David BenyamineFrance217,000
6Nathan GambleUnited States206,500
7Ray HensonUnited States185,500
8Chris VitchUnited States184,000
9Chip JettUnited States171,000
10Brett RicheyUnited States164,000

The mixed game contest consisting of 20 different poker variants played a total of ten 60-minute levels on Day 1 and half of the field was eliminated in the process. All those still wishing to join the action can do so until the cards are back in the air for Day 2 on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 2 p.m. local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

Adam Friedman
Adam Friedman

Some well-known poker pros made their first appearance in a 2021 WSOP event such as Scotty Nguyen, Ben Lamb, and Bryce Yockey but neither of them made it through to Day 2. Other big names that came and left without anything to show for were Frank Kassela, Daniel Zack, Randy Ohel, Dan Shak, Greg Mueller, Ryan Hughes, and John Monnette to name all but a few in a field filled with notables of the international poker circuit.

Ohel was among the first players to bust after he never got much going and then ran suited connectors into pocket queens in No-Limit Hold'em. Lamb saw his hopes vanish in a Badugi hand and he succumbed in level six. His opponent in the hand, Chad Eveslage, was also among those to fall in the hours thereafter. John Racener, for example, got it in with two pair in 5 Card Draw only to run into the set of Anatolii Zyrin.

Several players are expected to take advantage of the late registration until the cards are back in the air for Day 2. The PokerNews live reporting team will then be back on the floor when the tournament with the most versatile mix of poker variants recommences.

Tags: Adam FriedmanAnatolii ZyrinBen LambBryce YockeyDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineFrank KasselaJoao VieiraJohn MonnetteJohn RacenerMike GorodinskyNacho BarberoNathan GambleRandy OhelRay HensonRyan HughesScotty Nguyen

Day 2 Seat Draw

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ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChips
Amazon4031Nathan GambleUnited States206,500
Amazon4032Allan LeUnited States55,000
Amazon4034Yehuda BuchalterUnited States61,000
Amazon4036Robert MizrachiUnited States137,000
      
Amazon4041Roland IsraelashviliUnited States50,000
Amazon4042Ray HensonUnited States185,500
Amazon4043Matt SzymaszekUnited States52,000
Amazon4044Carol FuchsUnited States77,000
Amazon4046Chip JettUnited States171,000
      
Amazon4051Adam FriedmanUnited States97,500
Amazon4054Nick SchulmanUnited States85,000
Amazon4055Jake SchwartzUnited States134,000
Amazon4056Christopher ClaassenUnited States224,000
      
Amazon4061Aditya PrasetyoUnited States123,500
Amazon4062Johannes BeckerGermany68,000
Amazon4063Chris VitchUnited States184,000
Amazon4064Noah BronsteinUnited States26,000
Amazon4066Andrew KelsallUnited States132,000
      
Amazon4121Mike MatusowUnited States54,000
Amazon4123Yueqi ZhuUnited States25,000
Amazon4125Jack RiceUnited States97,000
Amazon4126Sorel MizziCanada65,500
      
Amazon4131Tony HartmannUnited States118,000
Amazon4132Dylan LindeUnited States77,500
Amazon4134Anatolii ZyrinRussia96,000
Amazon4136Joao VieiraPortugal250,000
      
Amazon4142David "ODB" BakerUnited States88,500
Amazon4143Bryan MiconUnited States111,500
Amazon4144Daniel NegreanuCanada153,500
Amazon4146Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom147,000
      
Amazon4191Mike GorodinskyUnited States221,500
Amazon4192Nacho BarberoArgentina425,500
Amazon4193David BenyamineFrance217,000
Amazon4195Yuval BronshteinIsrael135,000
Amazon4196Eric KurtzmanUnited States157,500
      
Amazon4202Felipe RamosBrazil73,000
Amazon4203Ismael BojangAustria38,000
Amazon4204Brett RicheyUnited States164,000
Amazon4206Anthony ZinnoUnited States130,000
      
Amazon4211Scott SeiverUnited States80,500
Amazon4214Matt GlantzUnited States117,500
Amazon4215Ryan MillerUnited States52,500

End-of-Day 1 Counts (full)

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Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 425,500 -4,500
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 250,000 -30,000
Christopher Claassen us
Christopher Claassen
us 224,000 -16,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 221,500 31,500
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 217,000 -23,000
Nathan Gamble us
Nathan Gamble
us 206,500 -3,500
Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 185,500 -14,500
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 184,000 34,000
Chip Jett us
Chip Jett
us 171,000 61,000
Brett Richey us
Brett Richey
us 164,000 -11,000
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
us 157,500 -62,500
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 153,500 33,500
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 147,000 77,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 137,000 17,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 135,000 10,000
Jake Schwartz us
Jake Schwartz
us 134,000 44,000
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 132,000 -33,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 130,000 66,000
Aditya Prasetyo us
Aditya Prasetyo
us 123,500 -26,500
Tony Hartmann us
Tony Hartmann
us 118,000 38,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 117,500 10,500
Bryan Micon us
Bryan Micon
us 111,500 31,500
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 97,500 -42,500
Jack Rice US
Jack Rice
US 97,000 37,000
Anatolii Zyrin ru
Anatolii Zyrin
ru 96,000 -44,000

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Bleznick Loses It All to Barbero

zedmaster84 • Level 10: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Pot-Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Just as the last three hands of the night were announced, a massive pot was brewing on table 439. All draws were completed and the only cards exposed were the {8-}{7-}{6-}{3-}{2-} of Nacho Barbero. Jared Bleznick shrugged, exposed only the {3-Diamonds} and mucked the other cards before shipping over his massive stack to the table neighbour.

"He just gave a 200k gift to Nacho," Adam Friedman simply stated as the final hands of the night were about to kick off on their table.

Nacho Barbero ar
Nacho Barbero
ar 430,000 215,000
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us Busted

Tags: Adam FriedmanJared BleznickNacho Barbero

Guagenti Left With Crumbs

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Nick Guagenti
Nick Guagenti

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

"Pat one pat," the dealer announced and Nick Guagenti then bet, Robert Mizrachi raised and Ray Henson folded. Guagenti called with very few chips behind and Mizrachi rolled over the {7-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} for the wheel to leave Guagenti on fumes.

Ray Henson us
Ray Henson
us 200,000 -20,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 150,000 75,000
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 120,000 25,000
Nick Guagenti us
Nick Guagenti
us 2,500 -92,500

Tags: Nick GuagentiRay HensonRobert Mizrachi

Three Quarters for Fuchs

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Omaha Hi-Lo

On a board of {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Carol Fuchs bet all the way and was called by Allan Le. Fuchs rolled over the {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} for two pair and the nut low, which earned three quarters of the pot. Le only had the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades}{4-Hearts} for the same nut low and received one quarter.

Carol Fuchs us
Carol Fuchs
us 99,000 4,000
Allan Le us
Allan Le
us 85,000 -20,000

Tags: Allan LeCarol Fuchs