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2018 World Series of Poker

Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
Jours 2
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
120,000 / 240,000

Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)

Jour 2 a débuté

Day 2 Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayer NameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4061Victor FigueroaUnited States412,00041
Amazon4062Nicholas AlexanderUnited States387,00039
Amazon4063Marc CohenUnited States163,00016
Amazon4064David HaleUnited States156,00016
Amazon4065Mikhail SeminRussia124,20012
Amazon4066Thaddeus HightowerUnited States59,0006
Amazon4067Eric TaylorUnited States349,00035
Amazon4068Eli LoewenthalUnited States116,00012
Amazon4069Leo MargetsSpain340,00034
Amazon4071[Removed:321] AraniUnited States270,00027
Amazon4072Alexander BilbaoUnited States185,00019
Amazon4073Richard KirschUnited States125,00013
Amazon4074Nicholas SmithUnited Kingdom52,0005
Amazon4075Antonio FerreiraPortugal382,00038
Amazon4076Jason EdwardsUnited States353,00035
Amazon4077Jeffrey RossUnited States194,00019
Amazon4078Pochuen LawUnited States78,0008
Amazon4079Michael GallagherCanada86,0009
Amazon4141Avraham AzulayUnited States80,0008
Amazon4142Evan LipshultzUnited States952,00095
Amazon4143Orestis KanakopoulosUnited States325,00033
Amazon4144Jake BalsigerUnited States446,00045
Amazon4145Eiji MatsumuraJapan182,00018
Amazon4146Konstantin PuchkovRussia112,00011
Amazon4147Stephen AbrahamUnited States60,0006
Amazon4148Jesse CohenUnited States220,00022
Amazon4149DJ MacKinnonUnited States321,00032
Amazon4151Benjamin PrimusUnited States163,00016
Amazon4152Juancarlos MartinArgentina110,00011
Amazon4153Jerry YoungUnited States128,00013
Amazon4154Gary SmithUnited States131,00013
Amazon4155Keith NeisesUnited States78,0008
Amazon4156Supan ShahUnited States146,00015
Amazon4157Ben YuUnited States340,00034
Amazon4158Mitchell BowlesUnited States163,00016
Amazon4159Alan BittikoferUnited States101,00010
Amazon4221Rhody L HeureuxCanada71,0007
Amazon4222Justin YoungUnited States280,00028
Amazon4223Hien NguyenUnited States252,00025
Amazon4224Sean TrohaUnited States251,00025
Amazon4225Jason JohnsonUnited States532,00053
Amazon4226Joon ParkCanada144,00014
Amazon4227Christian CheaterCanada144,00014
Amazon4228Thiago NishijimaBrazil471,00047
Amazon4229Matthew BergerUnited States441,00044
Amazon4231Ronald KnickerbockerUnited States122,00012
Amazon4232Daniel PridhamUnited Kingdom122,00012
Amazon4233Alexander GreenblattUnited States162,00016
Amazon4234Harley StoffmakerCanada216,00022
Amazon4235Denis TimofeevRussia258,00026
Amazon4236Jerry MouawadUnited States260,00026
Amazon4237Vlad DarieRomania289,00029
Amazon4238Zinan XuChina118,00012
Amazon4239Viktor LaviIsrael220,00022

Who Will Win the Inaugural $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em Tonight?

Jake Balsiger
Jake Balsiger

Welcome back to the final day of Event #73: $1,000 DOUBLE STACK No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels) where a winner will walk away with that first-place prize of $199,586 and the gold WSOP bracelet tonight. 54 players will return at noon local time to battle it out among themselves.

Evan Lipschultz is in a prime position right with a huge chip lead as he bagged 952,000 last night. With 95 big blinds, it is expected that he won’t be afraid to let his big stack do the talking on the table. But it won’t be easy as he’s got players like 2012 November-niner Jake Balsiger (446,000), bracelet winner Konstantin Puchkov (112,000), WSOP Circuit Ring winner DJ MacKinnon (321,000), and Jesse Cohen (220,000) for example on his table too.

Second in the chip counts is Jason Johnson trailing by almost 40 big blinds with 532,000 which is still almost twice average. Johnson is no stranger to the WSOP Circuit with over 20 cashes already. A first place here wouldn’t be his personal best as he had a pretty amazing 2014 when he reached two final tables and finished in 51st place in the Main Event. Johnson is sharing table space with bracelet winner Thiago Nishijima who is standing in third place in the chip counts with 471,000. Matthew Berger is also on the table and sporting one of the top 5 stacks of today with 441,000.

Others to keep an eye on today include Leo Margets (340,000), Ben Yu (340,000), Vlad Darie (289,000), Justin Young (280,000), Alexander Greenblatt (162,000), Mikhail Semin (124,200), and Eli Loewenthal (116,000). All returning players are guaranteed at least $3,399 but will all be looking to ladder up.

Players will continue play at noon on Level 21 which features a small blind of 5,000, big blind of 10,000 and a running ante of 1,000. A 15-minute break is scheduled after every four levels with a dinner break to be determined.

As this is a brand-new event for the WSOP, make sure to come back to see who will go down in history as the first-ever winner of the $1,000 DOUBLE STACK. The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the first ante that will be paid until the final pot has been pushed to the winner!

Tags: Alexander GreenblattBen YuDJ MacKinnonEli LoewenthalJake BalsigerJason JohnsonJesse CohenJustin YoungKonstantin PuchkovLeo MargetsMikhail SeminThiago NishijimaVlad Darie

Niveau: 21

Blinds: 5,000/10,000

Ante: 1,000

Shuffle Up and Deal

Niveau 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

The 54 remaining players have been seated at their new tables and welcomed back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino. All six dealers have been instructed to shuffle up and deal.

Azulay an Early Elimination

Niveau 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Jake Balsiger (taken in an earlier event)
Jake Balsiger (taken in an earlier event)

Jake Balsiger opened to 20,000 from under the gun. It folded to Avraham Azulay on the button who three-bet all in for 106,000. Balsiger counted and did some mental arithmetic before calling.

Jake Balsiger: {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Avraham Azulay: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

Azulay let out a grunt of frustration on the {k-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} flop. The turn {q-Diamonds} and river {j-Spades} didn't help him and he was eliminated.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jake Balsiger us
Jake Balsiger
565,000 119,000
Avraham Azulay us
Avraham Azulay

Tags: Avraham AzulayJake Balsiger

Hightower Doubles Through Alexander

Niveau 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Thaddeus Hightower shoved for 81,000 from mid-position and was called by Nicholas Alexander in the small blind.

Thaddeus Hightower: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}
Nicholas Alexander: {K-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{9-Spades} for Hightower's higher kicker to count for his double-up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Nicholas Alexander us
Nicholas Alexander
305,000 -82,000
Thaddeus Hightower us
Thaddeus Hightower
181,000 122,000

Tags: Thaddeus HightowerNicholas Alexander

Margets Knocks Cohen Out

Niveau 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Leo Margets and Marc Cohen were heads-up and all-in with Margets having Cohen covered.

Marc Cohen: {K-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Leo Margets: {J-Spades}{J-Hearts}

The board ran out {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for Cohen to cheer when the river fell for his flush, failing to realize that Margets had already hit a full house on the flop. Cohen looked at Margets stack and saw he was covered and quickly left for the payout desk.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Leo Margets es
Leo Margets
520,000 180,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Marc Cohen us
Marc Cohen

Tags: Leo MargetsMarc Cohen

Former Bracelet Winner Puchkov Eliminated by Cohen

Niveau 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Konstantin Puchkov moved all in for around 90,000 from the button. Jesse Cohen called in the big blind, flipping over {a-Spades}{2-Spades}

He was ahead of the {k-Clubs}{4-Spades} of Puchkov, and Cohen's ace played on a {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board to eliminate the Russian.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Jesse Cohen us
Jesse Cohen
295,000 75,000
Konstantin Puchkov ru
Konstantin Puchkov
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jesse CohenKonstantin Puchkov