2019 World Series of Poker

Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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2019 World Series of Poker

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100,000 / 200,000

Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 1 terminé

Vlad Darie Among Chip Leaders After Strong Day 1 in Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Holdem

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Vlad Darie
Vlad Darie

Romania's Vlad Darie bagged the chip lead in Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Holdem at the 2019 World Series of Poker held in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Darie managed to end the day with 284,000 in front of him and he is likely the chip leader after the first day of play. Other players that bagged big include Andras Nemeth (264,000) and David Margi (263,500).

There are 148 players remaining, but only 101 of those will make the money, with the min-cash worth $4,506 and the winner of the event taking home the WSOP gold bracelet and the first-place prize of $380,090.

Paul Volpe also bagged chips after he lost them all... literally. Volpe looked in front of him and all his chips were gone. "I was afraid I put them in my pocket, but I can't find them anywhere," Volpe said upon discovering his chips were gone.

Volpe's neighbor just won a big pot the hand before and the general consensus at the table was that he accidentally took Volpe's chips as well when he raked in the pot. Volpe eventually received 18,500 from his neighbor and play continued. He eventually bagged 46,500.

Day 2 action
The day started with about 100 players on the clock but there were 671 entries made in the tournament when the registration period ended. Just 162 of them remain after ten one-hour levels and one of the players that ended the day with chips is defending champion Diogo Veiga. The Portuguese won the tournament last year when it was one of the few tournaments on the schedule that featured the big blind ante format and bagged 65,000 today.

Diogo Veiga
Diogo Veiga

Another player that bagged chips is Dan Zack. The player-of-the-year candidate found his second bag of the day in this format after he bagged chips in Event #78: $1,500 Pot-Limit Omaha Bounty. This means that Zack starts at noon with Day 2 of the Omaha tournament and if he manages to still have chips at 2 p.m. local time he will have to multi-table both tournaments.

Others were less fortunate and didn't make it to Day 2. Norman Macdonald was one of the first players eliminated in the tournament and he wasn't able to make it to the second level of the day. Tony Miles, Pierre Neuville, Matt Berkey, Kitty Kuo, Mustapha Kanit, Faraz Jaka, Ryan Leng, Dietrich Fast, Dominik Nitsche, 888 poker ambassador Martin Jacobson, and Calvin Anderson also weren't able to find a bag.

Larry Greenberg escaped elimination in the first orbit of the tournament when he ran with pocket aces into pocket jacks. A jack fell on the flop and Greenberg was left with just 600 chips which were six big blinds in the first level. Greenberg managed to come back from the bad beat he received and he managed to end the day with 80,000 in chips which will be 40 big blinds at the start of Day 2.

Other players that survived the first day are two-time bracelet winners Athanasios Polychronopoulos (221,000) and Kristen Bicknell (192,000), three-time bracelet winners Justin Bonomo (170,500) and David Pham (133,000), Alex Keating (87,500), Rainer Kempe (80,500), Michael Soyza (75,500), and Christoph Vogelsang (70,500).

Play will resume on Wednesday, July 10, with the blinds at 1,000/2,000 and a big blind ante of 2,000. The plan is to play another ten one-hour levels with a 15-minute break after every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after the sixth level of the day.

PokerNews will be on site to give you the latest details on the tournament.

Tags: Alex KeatingAndras NemethAthanasios PolychronopoulosCalvin AndersonChristoph VogelsangDan ZackDavid MargiDavid PhamDietrich FastDiogo VeigaDominik NitscheFaraz JakaJustin BonomoKitty KuoKristen BicknellLarry GreenbergMartin JacobsonMatt BerkeyMichael SoyzaMustapha KanitNorman MacdonaldPaul VolpePierre NeuvilleRainer KempeRyan LengTony MilesVlad Darie

Seat Draw Day 2 Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Pavilion1741Duncan McCallumUnited States46,00023
Pavilion1742Tsugunari TomaJapan34,00017
Pavilion1743Justin BonomoUnited States170,50085
Pavilion1744Jinghan YanChina96,00048
Pavilion1745Kristen BicknellCanada192,00096
Pavilion1746Aaron MermelsteinUnited States100,00050
Pavilion1747Mike VanierUnited States123,50062
Pavilion1748Jay SharonUnited States218,000109
Pavilion1749Kevin AyowCanada48,00024
Pavilion1751Mario De La PuenteUnited States86,00043
Pavilion1753Daniel ZackUnited States68,00034
Pavilion1754Barak WisbrodIsrael39,00020
Pavilion1755David PetersUnited States32,50016
Pavilion1756Rafael MoraesBrazil90,50045
Pavilion1757Brett MaistriUnited States133,50067
Pavilion1758Graeme LaddUnited Kingdom56,50028
Pavilion1759Jesse MartinUnited States98,50049
Pavilion1761Chao DuanChina22,50011
Pavilion1763Damien Le GoffUnited Kingdom59,50030
Pavilion1764Daniel SmiljkovicGermany142,00071
Pavilion1765Benoit LamFrance151,00076
Pavilion1766Onur UnsalCyprus114,00057
Pavilion1767Ivan DeyraFrance180,00090
Pavilion1768Mazin KhouryUnited States41,00021
Pavilion1769Manig LoeserGermany30,00015
Pavilion1771Danny WongUnited States90,00045
Pavilion1772Fernando Pedro Tavares BarrosoPortugal65,50033
Pavilion1774Peter WalsworthUnited States222,000111
Pavilion1776Javier GomezUnited States46,00023
Pavilion1777Francois EvardSwitzerland41,00021
Pavilion1778Kevin MacPheeUnited States82,00041
Pavilion1779Norbert SzecsiHungary123,50062
Pavilion1781Sergio GrossoCanada69,00035
Pavilion1782Jovan SudarUnited States64,00032
Pavilion1783Jose Paz-GutierrezBolivia50,50025
Pavilion1784David MargiIsrael263,500132
Pavilion1785Aleksei IstominRussia40,00020
Pavilion1786Dominique MosleyUnited States36,00018
Pavilion1787Orson YoungUnited States96,00048
Pavilion1788Joao VieiraPortugal39,00020
Pavilion1841Andres GonzalezSpain152,00076
Pavilion1842Massimo MoseleItaly83,50042
Pavilion1843David WeinsteinUnited States167,00084
Pavilion1844Will GivensUnited States127,00064
Pavilion1845Ignacio MoronMexico127,00064
Pavilion1846Abdulaziz AbdulazizFrance38,00019
Pavilion1847Andrew WisdomUnited States69,00035
Pavilion1848George PappasUnited States52,50026
Pavilion1852Asher ConniffUnited States92,50046
Pavilion1853Justin YoungUnited States44,50022
Pavilion1854Melvin ClarkUnited States36,50018
Pavilion1855Kami HudsonUnited States54,00027
Pavilion1856Marton CzuczorHungary29,50015
Pavilion1857Pete ChenTaiwan38,50019
Pavilion1858Jon FintonUnited States61,00031
Pavilion1859Lucas GreenwoodCanada50,50025
Pavilion1861Oleg EltsovRussia117,50059
Pavilion1862Markus PrinzGermany40,00020
Pavilion1863Rainer KempeGermany80,50040
Pavilion1864Timothy MilesUnited States49,50025
Pavilion1865Allan BergerCanada99,00050
Pavilion1866David PhamUnited States133,00067
Pavilion1868William DraperUnited States53,50027
Pavilion1869Liran TwitoIsrael191,40096
Pavilion1871Matt O'DonnellUnited States82,00041
Pavilion1873Brock WilsonUnited States46,50023
Pavilion1874David GonzalezUnited States152,50076
Pavilion1875Michael SoyzaMalaysia75,50038
Pavilion1876Tom BedellNorway142,00071
Pavilion1877Farhad JamasiUnited States173,50087
Pavilion1878Kevin KilleenIreland107,00054
Pavilion1879Jeremy AusmusUnited States91,80046
Pavilion1881Stephan IntraligiCanada26,50013
Pavilion1882Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom20,00010
Pavilion1884Tamer KamelUnited Kingdom43,00022
Pavilion1885Guillaume NoletCanada230,000115
Pavilion1886Carlos PadillaUnited States117,50059
Pavilion1887Vlad DarieHungary284,000142
Pavilion1888Hayden AalvikUnited States76,50038
Pavilion1889Michael TureniecSweden209,000105
Pavilion1941Simon BurnsUnited States171,00086
Pavilion1942Ian SteinmanUnited States54,50027
Pavilion1943Robert LayneUnited States113,50057
Pavilion1944Basil YaicheFrance152,50076
Pavilion1945Aleksejs PonakovsLatvia109,50055
Pavilion1946Matthew StoneUnited States54,00027
Pavilion1947Alex KeatingUnited States87,50044
Pavilion1948Nicholas ZautraUnited States26,50013
Pavilion1949Steve YeaSouth Korea78,00039
Pavilion1951Benjamin UnderwoodCanada113,00057
Pavilion1952Steven GuibersonUnited States54,50027
Pavilion1953Erkut YilmazUnited States42,50021
Pavilion1954Weiyi MoUnited States82,50041
Pavilion1955Nick MaimoneUnited States17,0009
Pavilion1956Kyung LeeUnited States63,50032
Pavilion1958Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada123,50062
Pavilion1959Sonny FrancoFrance30,00015
Pavilion1961Oleg TitovRussia104,50052
Pavilion1962Jeremy SteinUnited States44,00022
Pavilion1963Takao ShimizuJapan133,50067
Pavilion1964Samuel BernsteinUnited States34,00017
Pavilion1965Christoph VogelsangGermany70,50035
Pavilion1966Dennis BrandUnited States216,500108
Pavilion1967Bobby PoeUnited States31,00016
Pavilion1968Diego ZeiterSwitzerland65,00033
Pavilion1969A.J. AlleeUnited States196,50098
Pavilion1971Jonas MackoffCanada61,00031
Pavilion1972Paul VolpeUnited States46,50023
Pavilion1974Oliver RuesingAustria80,50040
Pavilion1975Niall MurrayUnited Kingdom119,50060
Pavilion1976Rodney TurvinUnited States107,00054
Pavilion1977Hideki IzutsuJapan92,50046
Pavilion1978Daniel ErlandssonSweden40,00020
Pavilion1979Igor DurselUnited Kingdom27,00014
Pavilion2041Emile SchiffJamaica158,50079
Pavilion2042Hafiz KhanUnited States70,00035
Pavilion2043Huidong GuMacau69,50035
Pavilion2044Mate MecsHungary149,00075
Pavilion2045Lawrence GreenbergUnited States80,00040
Pavilion2046Daniel BuzgonUnited States65,00033
Pavilion2047Michael FinsteinUnited States36,50018
Pavilion2048David DibernardiUnited States121,00061
Pavilion2049Edward McnamaraUnited States34,00017
Pavilion2051Igor KurganovRussia47,00024
Pavilion2052James HundtUnited States146,00073
Pavilion2053Patrick LeonardUnited Kingdom103,50052
Pavilion2054Nicholas StowellUnited States37,00019
Pavilion2055Renato KaneoyaBrazil129,00065
Pavilion2057Athanasios PolychronopoulosUnited States221,000111
Pavilion2058Thomas LarsonUnited States149,50075
Pavilion2059Robert SpanoAustralia80,50040
Pavilion2061Andras NemethHungary264,500132
Pavilion2062Christophe PommierFrance62,50031
Pavilion2063Joey WeissmanUnited States91,00046
Pavilion2064Johan SchumacherBelgium51,50026
Pavilion2066Shayna BottUnited States55,50028
Pavilion2067Karen SarkisyanRussia61,50031
Pavilion2068Meddi FerrahFrance50,50025
Pavilion2069Paraskevas TsokaridisGreece76,50038
Pavilion2071Ben YuUnited States24,50012
Pavilion2072Chi ZhangUnited Kingdom82,00041
Pavilion2073Charles La BoissonniereCanada37,50019
Pavilion2074Dalton BrinkerUnited States98,00049
Pavilion2075Raminder SinghUnited States120,50060
Pavilion2076Diogo VeigaPortugal65,00033
Pavilion2077Marc MacDonnellIreland26,50013
Pavilion2078Roman KorenevRussia41,00021
Pavilion2079Ronald PaolucciUnited States210,500105

End-of-Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
284,000 184,500
Andras Nemeth hu
Andras Nemeth
264,500 179,500
David Margi il
David Margi
263,500 3,500
Guillaume Nolet ca
Guillaume Nolet
Peter Walsworth us
Peter Walsworth
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
221,000 161,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Jay Sharon us
Jay Sharon
Dennis Brand us
Dennis Brand
Ronald Paolucci us
Ronald Paolucci
210,500 210,500
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
WSOP 1X Winner
A.J. Allee us
A.J. Allee
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
192,000 61,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
191,400 -28,600
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
180,000 137,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Farhad Jamasi us
Farhad Jamasi
Simon Burns gb
Simon Burns
171,000 41,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
170,500 28,500
WSOP 3X Winner
David Weinstein us
David Weinstein
Emile Schiff jm
Emile Schiff
David Gonzalez us
David Gonzalez
Day 3 Chip Leader
Basil Yaiche fr
Basil Yaiche
152,500 120,900
Andres Gonzalez es
Andres Gonzalez
152,000 72,000
Benoit Lam fr
Benoit Lam
Thomas Larson us
Thomas Larson
149,500 127,500
Mate Mecs hu
Mate Mecs

Lire Plus

Three More Hands

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

The clock has been paused and it has been announced that the dealers will deal three more hands. After that the remaining players will then bag and tag for the day.

Wisdom Bluffs the Turn and Binks the River

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

Action picked up on the turn on a board reading {3-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} in a headsup pot.

The big-blind player checked over to Andrew Wisdom and he put out a bet of 5,300, which was check-called by the big-blind player. After the big-blind player checked the {6-Diamonds} river, Wisdom then slid out a bet of 7,200, which was again check-called by the player in the big blind.

He then mucked his hand after Wisdom tabled {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} for the runner-runner nutflush.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Andrew Wisdom us
Andrew Wisdom
80,000 80,000

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Kurganov Goes for Value

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Igor Kurganov earlier this summer
Igor Kurganov earlier this summer

There was already about 40,000 in the middle of the table while the board read {k-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{j-Spades}. Igor Kurganov bet 23,500 and it was on David Margi to decide what to do.

The bet was for most of Kurganov his stack and he was called. Kurganov showed {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for two pair and that was enough to win the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
David Margi il
David Margi
Igor Kurganov ru
Igor Kurganov
WSOP 1X Winner

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You Win Some You Lose Some

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

The following action took place in back-to-back hands.

In the first hand David Peters raised to 3,200 from under-the-gun and got called by the small-blind player and Paraskevas Tsokaridis from his big blind.

After both players checked the {3-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop Peter continued with a bet of 2,700. The small-blind player then check-raised to 7,000. Tsokaridis eyed both players' chipstacks and four-bet to 55,000, which was enough to get Peters and the big-blind player to fold.

In the very next hand, after action folded around to Tsokaridis in the small blind and he called, Peters checked his option in his big blind.

Tsokaridis led out with a bet of 1,700 on the {a-Spades}{4-Spades}{6-Diamonds} flop and got called by Peters. After Tsokaridis checked the {8-Diamonds} turn Peters bet 5,200, which got a check-fold from Tsokaridis.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Paraskevas Tsokaridis gr
Paraskevas Tsokaridis
87,000 87,000
David Peters us
David Peters
25,000 -3,500
WSOP 2X Winner

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Le Goff's Sevens Hold to Bust One

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante

Damien Le Goff raised to 3,200 from early position and a player in late position three-bet shoved. With action back on Le Goff he asked for a count, and after the dealer confirmed 25,600 total he re-counted his chipstack and then made the call.

Damien Le Goff: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
All-in Player: {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Spades}{q-Spades}{4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{10-Spades}, which was of no help to the all-in player and he was eliminated in the last level of play on Day 1.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Damien Le Goff fr
Damien Le Goff
79,100 79,100

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MacDonnell Gets a Shove Through

Niveau 10 : 800/1,600, 1,600 ante
Marc Macdonnell earlier this summer
Marc Macdonnell earlier this summer

Liran Twito raised from early position to 3,600 and it folded to big blind Marc MacDonnell. He only had 5,000 chips and there were five of them in front of him. He pushed them all to the middle and the action was back on Twito.

Twito ended up folding his hand and MacDonnell picked up some chips.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Liran Twito il
Liran Twito
220,000 -21,000
Marc MacDonnell ie
Marc MacDonnell
30,000 6,500

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