Live Events 1
Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
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Official End of Day 1b Chip Counts

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James Mitchell gb
James Mitchell
gb 178,850
John Dolan us
John Dolan
Full Tilt Red Pro
us 173,700
Quinn Do us
Quinn Do
us 140,450
Brian Powell us
Brian Powell
us 109,375 -1,625
Jennifer Tilly us
Jennifer Tilly
us 108,850 17,850
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
Full Tilt Red Pro
il 106,500 6,500
McLean Karr us
McLean Karr
us 105,750 72,250
Antonio Esfandiari us
Antonio Esfandiari
us 105,125 -24,875
Carlos Mortensen es
Carlos Mortensen
es 101,700 2,700
Phil Laak us
Phil Laak
us 96,675 16,675
David Peters us
David Peters
us 96,500 4,500
Markus Golser at
Markus Golser
Full Tilt Red Pro
at 96,325 46,325
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
Full Tilt Team Full Tilt
us 94,350
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 91,850 1,850
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 89,775 24,275
87,775
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
gb 87,700 3,700
Barry Shulman us
Barry Shulman
us 86,325 -7,675
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 80,675 21,675
Samuel Stein us
Samuel Stein
us 78,200
Rudy Blondeau
Rudy Blondeau
76,975 32,975
Dag Palovic sk
Dag Palovic
sk 76,500 -4,500
Vincent Chahley
Vincent Chahley
74,250
Ben Cherif
Ben Cherif
73,350
Andrew Pantling ca
Andrew Pantling
ca 72,975 -7,025

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Day 2 Seat Draw

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Table 1
Seat 1: Nam Le (27850)
Seat 2: Tommy Vedes (15750)
Seat 3: Thorsten Schafer (74000)
Seat 4: Mark Thurgood (27200)
Seat 5: Eric Baldwin (21750)
Seat 6: Priyan De Mel (49600)
Seat 7: Juhan Lauttamus (54225)
Seat 8: Arnaud Mattern (82175)
Seat 9: Jason Mercier (20750)

Table 2
Seat 1: Jeff Lisandro (43500)
Seat 2: Jim Collopy (41700)
Seat 3: Antoine Arnault (19350)
Seat 4: Neil Channing (21100)
Seat 5: James Mitchell (178850)
Seat 6: Kevin MacPhee (39600)
Seat 7: Chris Moorman (10325)
Seat 8: Heather Sue Mercer (48600)
Seat 9: Hoyt Corkins (65250)

Table 3
Seat 1: Rudy Blondeau (76975)
Seat 2: Manuel Bevand (41400)n
Seat 3: Dan Smith (57200)
Seat 4: Alexander Kravchenko (18775)
Seat 5: Igor Kurganov (13950)
Seat 6: Da Shak (60350)
Seat 7: Yann Dion (58625)
Seat 8: Barry Greenstein (33700)
Seat 9: Kristoffer Thorsson (31400)

Table 4
Seat 1: David Peters (96500)
Seat 2: Andy Frankenberger (87775)
Seat 3: Paul Byrne (35425)
Seat 4: John Conroy (31750)
Seat 5: Arkadi Kilman (14100)
Seat 6: John Racener (27000)
Seat 7: Liv Boeree (47700)
Seat 8: Jimmy Ostensson (43475)
Seat 9: Terry Augdal (33050)

Table 5
Seat 1: Darren Lyttle (48325)
Seat 2: Martin Davis (54125)
Seat 3: Daniel Steinberg (52200)
Seat 4: Ludovic Lacay (37375)
Seat 5: Barry Shulman (86325)
Seat 6: Eugene Katchalov (37000)
Seat 7: Guy Gorelik (53075)
Seat 8: Ronald de Wolfe (39150)
Seat 9: Praz Bansi (56200)

Table 6
Seat 1: Vladislav Varlashin (27800)
Seat 2: Adam Levy (39500)
Seat 3: Jean Paul Pasqualini (64600)
Seat 4: William Molson (16375)
Seat 5: Sam Trickett (87700)
Seat 6: Illya Trincher (16850)
Seat 7: Brian Powell (109375)
Seat 8: Salman Behbehani (38000)
Seat 9: Stephen Elias (25100)

Table 7
Seat 1: Kevin Boudreau (23600)
Seat 2: McLean Karr (105750)
Seat 3: Andrew Black (58875)
Seat 4: Greg Mueller (60875)
Seat 5: Sean Jazayeri (21500)
Seat 6: Nick Schulman (101500)
Seat 7: Dan O'Brien (16400)
Seat 8: Max Steinburg (48200)
Seat 9: Steve Sung (53825)

Table 8
Seat 1: Jolmer Meelis (42650)
Seat 2: Simon Higgins (67800)
Seat 3: Bojan Gledovic (25000)
Seat 4: John Tabatabai (24300)
Seat 5: Jani Sointula (82375)
Seat 6: Phil Ivey (94350)
Seat 7: Ted Lawson (50000)
Seat 8: Nicolas Levi (153850)
Seat 9: JP Kelly (89775)

Table 9
Seat 1: Mats Gavatin (50850)
Seat 2: Michel Abecassis (20325)
Seat 3: Alex Keating (23000)
Seat 4: Ronald Lee (42025)
Seat 5: Viktor Blom (91850)
Seat 6: Isabelle Mercier (34725)
Seat 7: Roger Hairabedian (16525)
Seat 8: Guillaume Gignac (109650)
Seat 9: Amit Makhija (72025)

Table 10
Seat 1: James Bord (68000)
Seat 2: Tony Cousineau (59000)
Seat 3: William Reynolds (50350)
Seat 4: [Removed:248] (18700)
Seat 5: Clint Coffee (72350)
Seat 6: Andrew Pantling (72975)
Seat 7: Pat Walsh (53550)
Seat 8: Fabrizio Baldassari (60025)
Seat 9: Pierre Canali (79825)

Table 11
Seat 1: Gregory Merson (38075)
Seat 2: Darren Woods (35450)
Seat 3: Steve Brecher (47200)
Seat 4: Kevin Eyster (12950)
Seat 5: Scott Palmer (35800)
Seat 6: Keven Stammen (28800)
Seat 7: David Levi (59425)
Seat 8: Matthew Waxman (118000)
Seat 9: Mikael Thuritz (50975)

Table 19
Seat 1: Erik Seidel (39600)
Seat 2: Robert Trevor Akery (20575)
Seat 3: Adam Fletcher (136025)
Seat 4: Tyron Krost (13400)
Seat 5: Nenad Medic (11075)
Seat 6: Ross Boatman (81825)
Seat 7: Ben Cherif (73350)
Seat 8: Kathy Liebert (61325)
Seat 9: Bertand Grospellier (43650)

Table 20
Seat 1: Adrian Passfield (4725)
Seat 2: Huck Seed (84050)
Seat 3: John Dolan (173700)
Seat 4: Almira Skripchenko (86600)
Seat 5: Farzad Bonyadi (22750)
Seat 6: Nicholas Wong (20150)
Seat 7: Eliahu Elezra (106500)
Seat 8: Filippo Candio (45700)
Seat 9: Jason DeWitt (21775)

Table 21
Seat 1: Patrik Selin (48325)
Seat 2: Simon Persson (103600)
Seat 3: Patrick Antonius (39575)
Seat 4: Jean-Paul Seatelli (49875)
Seat 5: Charles Clark (24050)
Seat 6: Jake Cody (10550)
Seat 7: Fabian Quoss (73675)
Seat 8: Hoi Wing Cheung (56675)
Seat 9: Sam Stein (78200)

Table 22
Seat 1: Den Simon Fletshman (67925)
Seat 2: Pascal Lefrancois (88700)
Seat 3: Thomas Bichon (46225)
Seat 4: Tyler Bonkowski (14575)
Seat 5: John Eames (43950)
Seat 6: Vadim Trincher (27900)
Seat 7: Gabriele Lepore (17800)
Seat 8: Robert Tanita (38575)
Seat 9: Matt Stout (80675)

Table 23
Seat 1: Bryn Kenney (54800)
Seat 2: Faraz Jaka (120125)
Seat 3: Leo Margets (109000)
Seat 4: Keith Johnson (38175)
Seat 5: Robert Cooper (25650)
Seat 6: Markus Golser (96325)
Seat 7: JC Tran (60525)
Seat 8: Barbara Martinez (38825)
Seat 9: Chris Bjorin (22050)

Table 24
Seat 1: Marius Torbergsen (38150)
Seat 2: Konstantin Bucherl (41025)
Seat 3: Michael Benvenuti (71100)
Seat 4: Ran Azor (75525)
Seat 5: Christopher Chau (18000)
Seat 6: Paul Zimbler (47200)
Seat 7: David Baker (68025)
Seat 8: Jonathon Shah (21700)
Seat 9: Mike Matusow (58675)

Table 25
Seat 1: Antonio Esfandiari (105125)
Seat 2: Anton Wigg (36600)
Seat 3: Andrew Lichtenberger (17250)
Seat 4: Anthony Newman (39875)
Seat 5: Scott Montgomery (40000)
Seat 6: Shawn Buchanan (40675)
Seat 7: Jennifer Tilly (108850)
Seat 8: Dag Palovic (76500)
Seat 9: Jonathan Aguiar (34275)

Table 26
Seat 1: Magnus Persson (20275)
Seat 2: Vitaly Lunkin (47750)
Seat 3: Marc Inizan (56100)
Seat 4: Michael Browne (69050)
Seat 5: Paul Otto (57500)
Seat 6: John Juanda (41075)
Seat 7: Freddy Deeb (45050)
Seat 8: Chris Ferguson (52950)
Seat 9: Emeline Boich (10275)

Table 27
Seat 1: Will Failla (54200)
Seat 2: Ben Roberts (21500)
Seat 3: Joe Huang (58975)
Seat 4: Phil Laak (96675)
Seat 5: Barny Boatman (73200)
Seat 6: James keys (67025)
Seat 7: Erik Cajelais (37500)
Seat 8: Remy Biechel (94550)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 28
Seat 1: Martin Kabrhel (10150)
Seat 2: Jason Gray (48350)
Seat 3: Charles Chua (32600)
Seat 4: Evan John Parkes (20900)
Seat 5: Carlos Mortensen (101700)
Seat 6: Vincent Chahley (74250)
Seat 7: Dominic Kay (14500)
Seat 8: Steven van Zedelhoff (57900)
Seat 9: --empty--

Table 29
Seat 1: Nikolay Evdakov (39775)
Seat 2: Allen Cunningham (84725)
Seat 3: Michael Schwartz (71500)
Seat 4: Quinn Do (140450)
Seat 5: Bruno Fitoussi (120250)
Seat 6: Yevgeney Timoshenko (DNR)
Seat 7: Daniel Negreanu (32475)
Seat 8: Karim Jomeen (68450)
Seat 9: --empty--

Event #5: £10,350 WSOPE Championship No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1b completed

Day 1b Decelerates, Concludes; Mitchell Chip Leader

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James Mitchell
James Mitchell

209 players stumped up the £10,000, won a satellite, or sold bits and pieces of themselves until entry became realistic in order to compete in the second and final entry day into the 2010 WSOPE Main Event. This made it a record-breaker, and is going to provide a very healthy prizepool for those who make it even further; this is a six-day event and definitely falls in the 'marathon' rather than 'sprint' category.

The field was liberally scattered through with TV and internet-gracing faces, from Tom Dwan and Victor Blom (the latter making it through) to a more audible Mike Matusow, Andy Black, Neil Channing, Freddy Deeb and Phil Laak. The Devilfish didn't make it through the day, nor did WSOP ME champion Noel Furlong, but plenty of previous bracelet-holders came through with good stacks, among them Phil Ivey and Phil Laak with just under 100k, JP Kelly, Roland de Wolfe and last year's champion Barry Shulman. Playing on his birthday was also Charles Chua, Macau deep-runner who might have been short but who gave over his special day to the WSOPE with gusto.

Leading the field, and in fact, with a count of 178,850, the entire stock of both days' survivors, is Irish Open champion James Mitchell, whose chip towers are only slightly higher than those of John Dolan, with 173,700. He's second out of the November Nine, and he's second here going into Day Two.

The action will recommence tomorrow at 12pm local time, when a complete redraw will intersperse players from both flights, set up new table dynamics and create new leaders and losers. Join us for live coverage from noon. Full chip counts will be available before they restart on the Chip Counts tab.

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Racener Back to the Starting Line

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James Mitchell
James Mitchell

Our last check on John Racener had him smiling and sitting pretty with about 90,000.

Our most recent drop-in, however, sees him scowling and sitting no-so-pretty with his starting stack of 30,000. We're not sure how it happened (we dare not ask him), but we do notice that table mate James Mitchell has 185,000. That's your chip leader, boys and girls.

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Threat

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While watching the action at Phil Ivey's table, a man came right up to the rail even leaning over and yelled, "Hey Phil! Phil Ivey!"

Ivey then looked up at the man as his attention was caught and the man continued.

"Remember this face, Phil!" he yelled, leaning further over the rail and pointing at his face. "I'm going to take your stack in 12 months!"

"OK, OK," Ivey said back, nodding his head with a smile.

Ivey's entire table got a laugh at this as the man walked off and away from the rail. "You better watch out," said Barry Greenstein seated across the table. "September 24, 2011, Phil, watch out and be ready," added Dan Shak.

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Fight Night

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Ludovic Lacaypable of raising with air
Ludovic Lacaypable of raising with air

We often see a slight slowdown approaching the end of the final level of a day, whether it be because of general tiredness levels rising, or a desire to come back fresh for a second day, but the last quarter hour of play upstairs at the Empire has been just as intense.

JC Tran, for example, just bet out 2,400 from the small blind on a {2-Clubs} {3-Clubs} {6-Hearts} flop at button Ludovic Lacay. Lacay calmly raised him to 6,200. Back to Tran who wordlessly reached back for 20k and threw it in. Lacay (now with 40k-odd) passed. Tran on over 60k.

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Golser Still Chipping Up

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A 3-way (assumed 3-bet) flop between blinds Erik Cajelais, Sam Trickett and Markus Golser was checked to the Austrian who bet a chunky 5,500 on a {2-Hearts} {6-Diamonds} {5-Spades} board. We thought fireworks might happen when Cajelais took a long time to think before folding, Trickett also took equally long, even teasing us by playing with some of his 5k chips but he folded too.

Golser has about 60,000.

Tags: Markus GolserSam TrickettErik Cajelais

Invader Zim-bler

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With the board reading {4-Clubs} {A-Clubs} {K-Hearts} {2-Spades}, it was checked across to Paul Zimbler on the button who bet 1,650. The small blind called but then Chance Kornuth in early position raised to 6,500. Zimbler made the call and the small blind folded.

The river was the {J-Diamonds} and Kornuth slowly checked, Zimbler checking behind. Kornuth flipped {K-Clubs} {10-Spades} and Zimbler showed {K-Spades} {Q-Diamonds} to pip him to the pot.

"Woooah," said an impressed William Reynolds, "I'm putting you on the radar with that one!"

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Eric Mizrachi Inches From Felt, Then Off It Completely

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Eric Mizrachi
Eric Mizrachi

A bad hand for Eric Mizrachi, but a full double up for Scott Palmer (one man's loss, in poker, is always another man's gain, unless it's the loss of a high value chip in the upholstery of a cab).

Mizrachi raised preflop and Palmer slowly called on the button. He was so quiet I didn't even notice he was in, because Phil Laak was keeping up a running commentary.

"Kid - you haven't raised me in a long time. I'm gonna fold. No, I'm gonna look, then I'm gonna fold."

In actual fact when it was his go he suddenly produced an awesome stage-villain laugh (Mwah-hah-hah-hah) and said, "I'm gonna play with you boys! Let's flop quads! Can't get much action, but it's still fun."

The flop: {8-Diamonds} {10-Clubs} {10-Spades}. Check to Mizrachi who bet 4k. Button Palmer moved in for just under 20k. Call. Laak melted away silently from the hand.

Mizrachi: {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}
Palmer: {A-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} The trips held and Mizrachi had a mere grain of rice for a stack, which was devoured soon after.

Tags: Eric MizrachiScott Palmer