Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em
Jour 1 terminé

Pablo Fernandez Campo Bags Big in THE MARATHON Going into Day 2

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante
Pablo Fernandez Campo
Pablo Fernandez Campo

Day 1 of the five-day Event #24: $2,620 THE MARATHON No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino with 706 progressing forward. 1,479 players descended across the Brasilia and Pavillion rooms and created an initial prize pool worth $3,487,482. Late registration in this event is open until the end of level eight on Tuesday, June 12 (approx. 3:30 p.m.), the total number of entrants and prize pool information is set to be finalized at the point.

Pablo Fernandez Campo came through the six 100-minute levels as one of the big stacks with 230,900. Campo finished the day as the eventual runner-up, behind Joshua Smith (234,800). Sanjay Dulabh (230,200) rounded out the top three and also greatly expanded on the special 26,200 starting stack.

A host of familiar faces were among the 591 players who sat down to play the first hand at 11:00 a.m. this morning including Cliff Josephy, Simon Deadman, Samantha Cohen, Marcel Vonk and Maria Konnikova. Bestselling writer turned poker pro, Konnikova, enjoyed early success, which included turning a full house when behind to top two pair on the flop, and continued consistently throughout the day to bag up 81,100 chips.

Other well-known players who will be returning tomorrow include Olivier Busquets (148,000), Ben Heath (142,500),Scotty Nguyen (133,000), Gaelle Baumann (131,600), Faraz Jaka (119,000), Andre Akkari (68,500), Martin Jacobson (63,200), Jesse Sylvia (53,700), Kristen Bicknell (51,400), Cate Hall (47,900), Dzmitry Urbanovich (47,100) and the aforementioned Josephy (42,600).

However, there were a few who inevitably were eliminated during the action such as Kenny Hallaert, three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd, fellow bracelet winner Jennifer Tilly, Thomas Muehloecker and 9th place finisher in this event last year, Maurice Hawkins.

Action will resume at noon local time on Tuesday, June, 12 with the blinds at 400/800/100 ante and play will finish after six 100-minute levels or when the tournament reaches the money, whatever scenario comes latest. The official prize pool and payout information will be announced on Day 2 shortly after late registration has closed. PokerNews will be back with all the action, so be sure to check out the continued coverage.

Tags: Andre AkkariCliff JosephyDzmitry UrbanovichFaraz JakaJesse SylviaKriMarcel VonkMaria KonnikovaMartin JacobsonOlivier BusquetsSamantha CohenScotty NguyenSimon Deadman

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante
Joshua Smith us 234,800 234,800
Pablo Fernandez Campo gb 230,900 230,900
Sanjay Dulabh us 230,200 230,200
Walter Rodriguez mx 224,300 224,300
Justin Hoffman US 211,000 211,000
Chris Vickrey 192,500 192,500
Slaven Popov bg 190,000 190,000
John Corr au 180,300 180,300
Zackary Estes us 178,800 178,800
Benjamin Chalot fr 177,500 177,500
Hiep Doan us 173,700 43,700
Alexander Bernard us 171,900 171,900
Marcos Antunes br 165,000 26,000
Nikola Gunchev bg 158,600 158,600
Rocco Sofio us 157,300 157,300
Max Havlish us 157,200 157,200
Jon Turner us 151,600 151,600
Scott Saunders 149,300 -20,900
Viet Vo us 148,700 148,700
Olivier Busquet us 148,000 18,000
Yannick Ansenne be 147,000 147,000
Todd Grovijohn us 144,400 144,400
Dean Phelps us 143,200 143,200
Ben Heath gb 142,500 42,500
Dustin Goff 140,700 140,700

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Final Four Hands

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante

They just announced that they will be playing four more hands today and that'll be it. The players will start bagging and return tomorrow for Day 2 of the tournament. Registration will still be open until the end of the second level of Day 2.

Muehloecker Eliminated

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante

Thomas Muehloecker got eliminated from the tournament as we saw him walk from his table out of the tournament area and there were no more chips on the table where he sat all day.

As this tournament is a freezeout, we won't see any of the players who were eliminated today back in the tournament.

Thomas Muehloecker at Eliminé

Nguyen Chips Up

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante
Scotty Nguyen
Scotty Nguyen

Sorel Mizzi opened by raising to 1,500 and he got calls from Scotty Nguyen, Andre Akkari and the player in the big blind.

The flop came down {K-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Diamonds} and the big blind and Mizzi checked to Nguyen. Nguyen put out a bet of 2,500 and that was enough to take down the pot.

Andre Akkari br 73,000 -2,000
Scotty Nguyen us 60,000 5,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 28,000

Tags: Andre AkkariScotty NguyenSorel Mizzi

Updated Chip Counts

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante

Every level we see new faces get into the tournament. Late registration is still open until the end of the second level of Day 2 tomorrow. The new players we saw walk into the Brasilia room in this level are Jamie Kerstetter, Kristen Bicknell, and Alex Foxen.

Olivier Busquet us 130,000 30,000
Hiep Doan us 130,000 50,000
Maria Konnikova us 95,000 25,000
Jamie Kerstetter us 80,000 80,000
Mathijs Storms us 80,000 40,000
Martin Jacobson se 65,000 36,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 56,000 56,000
Scotty Nguyen us 55,000
Martin Finger de 50,000 -10,000
Steven van Zadelhoff nl 45,000 9,000
Ivan Deyra fr 42,000
Dan Heimiller us 40,000 13,800
Jesse Sylvia us 38,000 11,800
Juan Pardo Dominguez es 37,000 10,800
Alex Foxen us 23,000 23,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz 12,000 -28,000

Tags: Alex FoxenJamie KerstetterKristen Bicknell

Chang Chips Up With Aces

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante

Carlos Chang just eliminated one player and won a big pot in the process after he tabled pocket aces.

There were three players in the hand when the flop came {9-Spades}{2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}. The action was checked to the button who bet before Chang raised and the third player in the pot, who was the shortest stack, three-bet all in. The player on the button took several minutes to think before making the call, and Chang also called.

The turn brought the {8-Clubs}, and Chang checked to the button who checked behind. On the {6-Clubs} river, Chang led for 10,500 and was met by a call.

Carlos Chang: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
All-in Opponent: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Opponent Two: {9-Clubs}{10-Clubs}

Chang took down both the main and side pot with the overpair to the board after the all-in player missed his flush draw.

Carlos Chang tw 90,000 90,000

Tags: Carlos Chang

Akkari Folds to Turn Shove

• Niveau 6: 300-600, 100 ante

It folded to Andre Akkari on the button and he raised to 1,400. The player in the small blind folded his hand, but the big blind three-bet to 4,600. Akkari called.

The flop was {2-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} and the player in the big blind put 6,100 in this time. Akkari made the call again, only to fold on a 23,600 shove on the {9-Diamonds} turn.

Akkari still has 75,000 and is on one of the now only eight tables left in the Pavillion room.

Andre Akkari br 75,000 -10,000

Tags: Andre Akkari