WPT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (TV)

April 21-26 | Borgata | Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Day 1B ends w/138; Jason Koon Leads w/252,800

11:26 PM, 04/22/14

Have You Tried the GPI Fantasy Poker Manager?

11:06 PM, 04/22/14

WPT History Books: Jared Jaffee

09:25 PM, 04/22/14

ClubWPT Qualifier David Daggett

09:21 PM, 04/22/14

WPT Flashback: Season I World Championship

07:04 PM, 04/22/14

Monster Masher Will Failla Has a Bounty On His Head

06:25 PM, 04/22/14

WPT Flashback: Season II World Championship

05:54 PM, 04/22/14

Tiffany Bracelets for the Royal Flush Girls

03:47 PM, 04/22/14

partypoker.com Qualifiers Jeff Cote and Dmitrii Prusov

03:24 PM, 04/22/14

WPT History Books: Lee Markholt

03:04 PM, 04/22/14

Anthony Zinno Scores Big in the NJCOP

02:36 PM, 04/22/14

WPT Flashback: Season IV World Championship

01:16 PM, 04/22/14

Winner Will Receive a Hublot King Power Unico Watch

12:11 PM, 04/22/14

237 Entries and Counting

11:49 AM, 04/22/14

WPT Flashback: Season V World Championship

11:44 AM, 04/22/14

Day 1A Ends w/62; Paul Volpe Leads w/215,300

11:22 PM, 04/21/14

WPT History Books: Faraz Jaka

10:57 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season VI World Championship

09:52 PM, 04/21/14

Toughest Table in the Room

09:29 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season VII World Championship

07:19 PM, 04/21/14

Anthony Zinno Scores Big in the NJCOP

07:00 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Player Party Tonight at MURMUR Nightclub

06:38 PM, 04/21/14

PartyPoker Qualifier Michael Zduniak

05:15 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season VIII World Championship

04:33 PM, 04/21/14

partypoker Qualifier Richard Pilchman

04:24 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season IX World Championship

02:55 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season X World Championship

12:55 PM, 04/21/14

Winner Will Receive a Hublot King Power Unico Watch

12:11 PM, 04/21/14

WPT Flashback: Season XI World Championship

11:57 AM, 04/21/14

Photo: Shuffle Up & Deal

11:50 AM, 04/21/14

WPT World Championship About to Begin

10:40 AM, 04/21/14

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Dan Buzgon Eliminated

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

The player on the button raises to 800 and Dan Buzgon, who recently moved from a broken table, moves all-in from the small blind for 3,950. Shaun Deeb is in the big blind and starts prodding Buzgon to tell him who he is and what name he used to play under online.

Buzgon tries to keep quiet while Deeb tries to elicit people near the table to help him out.  Finalyl, Buzgon acquiesces and tells Deeb, "I'll give you a hint.  It starts with 'wild.'"

"Oh," Deeb says.  "You're Wildman75."  He tosses his cards in the muck and the intial raiser calls.

Buzgon shows 10spade10heart, but he is dominated by the other player's KdiamondKclub.  Deeb lets out a "yeah" and tells the table he folded pocket fives.

Buzgon gets no help from the Jclub8heart3spade9heart4spade board and he is eliminated.

Sorted In: Dan Buzgon, Shaun Deeb, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
05:20 PM, 02/10/12

Kessler Checks Quads

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

Five players limp into the pot and see a flop of 10diamond8spade8club.  Action checks to Vitor Coelho in middle position and he bets 400.  Jason Mercier is next to act and raises, making it 1,725 to play.

Action folds back around to Allen Kessler in the big blind and Kessler calls.  The other player involved in the hand folds.

The turn brings the 6club and everyone checks.  The river is the 8heart, putting three eights on the board.  Action checks around once again and Kessler throws his hand up before revealing 8diamond9heart for quad eights.

Allen Kessler - 31,500

Sorted In: Allen Kessler, Vitor Coelho, Jason Mercier, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
05:10 PM, 02/10/12

Setback for Venovski

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

After cruising near the top of the counts all afternoon, Alex Venovski is back to an average stack after he gets it all-in preflop holding pocket jacks to another player's ace-queen.  The player flopped a queen, Venovski failed to improve, and now he is back down to 31,500. 

Sorted In: Alex Venovski, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
05:05 PM, 02/10/12

Dan Buzgon Almost Folds the Turn

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

With around 14,500 in the pot and the board reading 5diamond3club2spade9heartQclub, Dan Buzgon checks and his opponent bets 13,500.  Buzgon is sitting on around 19,000, so the bet represents the majority of Buzgon's stack.

Buzgon thinks a bit, counts his chips, then gives his chips a high toss into the pot.  His opponent shows 5club5heart for a set of fives.

"I almost folded the turn," Buzgon tells the table.  He briefly flashes his 2diamond2heart for a set of deuces, then slides his cards to the muck.

Dan Buzgon - 5,500

Sorted In: Daniel Buzgon, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:52 PM, 02/10/12

Matt Giannetti Gets Daniel Buzgon to Lay Down A-K Preflop

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

In the last hand of Level 4, after some preflop raises, Dan Buzgon makes it 2,250 from the button, and Matt Giannetti makes it 5,550 from the cutoff. Buzgon thinks for a bit and then folds AclubKclub face up. 

Giannetti offers no information on his hand, mucking without showing as he takes the pot.

Sorted In: Matt Giannetti, Daniel Buzgon, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:51 PM, 02/10/12

Raj Vohra Wasting No Time

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

Raj Vohra was one of the last players to register before Day 1A registration closed a few minuts ago.  Even though he is one of the last players to get in the field, he is already above the average stack.

Action folds to Vohra on the button and he raises to 750.  Brian Hawkins calls from the small blind and the big blind calls as well.  

The flop comes Qdiamond10spade8club and Hawkins bets 1,450.  The player in the big blind folds and Vohra raises, making it 3,500 to play.  Hawkins calls.

The turn is the 4spade and Hawkins checks.  Vohra bets 6,200 and Hawkins calls.

The river brings the Kspade and Hawkins checks again.  Vohra announces he is all-in for around 22,500.  Hawkins has Vohra covered.  Hawkins debates a minute before folding and Vohra takes one of the first pots he plays today.

Raj Vohra - 45,000

Sorted In: Raj Vohra, Brian Hawkins, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:47 PM, 02/10/12

Darryll Fish vs. Matt O'Donnell

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

2804 Matt ODonnell vs Darryll Fish
Photo: Darryll Fish (right) tanks for nearly half the break after Matt O'Donnell (left) put him all in.

In the last hand of Level 4, the board shows Jclub5club2diamondKclub9club with about 10,000 in the pot. Darryll Fish checks under the gun, and Matt O'Donnell bets 25,000 from late position -- enough to put Fish all in.

A group of players remained to watch the hand during the break, and after a few minutes, Fish looks up and says, "You guys can go on break if you want. It's gonna be a minute." Three of them stay to watch to the end.

Eventually, six-and-a-half minutes into the break, Fish folds, and O'Donnell takes the pot.

Matt O'Donnell  -  91,000
Darryll Fish  -  20,600

Sorted In: Darryll Fish, Matt ODonnell, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:44 PM, 02/10/12

Level 5 Begins

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 5, with increased blinds of 150-300 and a 25 ante. There will be a one-hour dinner break after Level 6 (about 6:30 pm).

Registration for Day 1A is now closed, with 125 players registered. There are 104 players still alive as play resumes.

Any players eliminated today have the option of re-entering tomorrow for Day 1B.

Sorted In: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:39 PM, 02/10/12

Tony's Funny Valentine

Level 5: 150-300, 25 ante

Sorted In: Featured Blog, Jessica Welman, Tony Dunst, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:38 PM, 02/10/12

Adam Katz Crippled By a Straight Flush

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante

With around 4,500 already in the pot and the board reading 5heart4heart2diamond, the player in the small blind bets 2,500 and Adam Katz raises to 6,100 from midde position.  The other two players in the hand fold.

The player in the small blind moves all-in for 37,675 total.  Katz quickly calls with AheartKheart for overcards and the nut flush draw.  His opponent shows 6heart7heart for an open-ended straight flush draw.

The 10spade on the turn changes nothing, but the 8heart on the river gives Katz's opponent a straight flush and the pot, leaving Katz with just 600 or so chips.

Katz was eliminated a few minutes later.

Sorted In: Adam Katz, Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood, Season X, Seminole Hard Rock Lucky Hearts Poker Open
04:11 PM, 02/10/12

 

CHIPCOUNT

NameChips
1
Jason Koon 252,800 
2
Athanasios Polychronopoulos 223,100 
3
Keith Lehr 220,900 
4
Lee Markholt 217,700 
5
Kevin Rabichow 189,700 
6
Bart Dowling 186,200 

Average Chip Count: 82,000
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Summary

Current Level:

Countdown to Day 2

Players Remaining:

200 of 328

Time Remaining:

Blind Structure

Level Blinds Ante
1 75-150 25
2 100-200 25
3 150-300 50
4 200-400 50
5 250-500 75
6 300-600 75
7 400-800 100
8 500-1,000 100
9 600-1,200 200
10 800-1,600 200
11 1,000-2,000 300
12 1,200-2,400 400
13 1,500-3,000 500
14 2,000-4,000 500
15 2,500-5,000 500
16 3,000-6,000 1,000
17 4,000-8,000 1,000
18 5,000-10,000 1,000
19 6,000-12,000 2,000
20 8,000-16,000 2,000
21 10,000-20,000 3,000
22 12,000-24,000 4,000
23 15,000-30,000 5,000
24 20,000-40,000 5,000
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