2017 World Series of Poker

Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Jours 1
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Prize Pool
Info Niveau
50,000 / 100,000

Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Jour 1 terminé

Ben Heath Bags the Chip Lead After Day 1

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Day 1 Chip Leader Ben Heath (From an earlier event this series)
Day 1 Chip Leader Ben Heath (From an earlier event this series)

A total of 1,739 hopefuls filtered through the Amazon room today for Day 1 of Event #12: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em at the 2017 World Series of Poker (WSOP) inside the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

After 10 60-minute levels, just 275 remain fighting for a $391,960 first place prize and of course the coveted and prestigious WSOP gold bracelet. Only the top 261 will leave with a slice of the $2,347,650 prize pool, meaning 14 players will bust on Wednesday's Day 2 without any consolation.

Topping the counts on Day 1 was Ben Heath, mustering an impressive stack of 160,800. Heath hails from the United Kingdom and has seven WSOP cashes to his name, totaling $148,966. Heath’s best result came in 2015 when he final tabled a $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event, finishing sixth for $77,591.

Following behind Heath and rounding out the top five are Charlie Coultas (146,200), Graeme Ladd (124,500), Loni Harwood (119,100), and James Miller (119,000).

Notables also moving on to Day 2 include Dan Heimiller (109,000) who had the chip lead for most of the latter parts of the evening, Kevin Eyster (101,300), Phil Collins (99,900), Nick Schulman (56,600), Keven Stammen (56,600), Mike Leah (56,600), and Mike Sexton (47,200).

Being the first real major hold’em event of the summer, many of the best players in the world took a seat on Day 1. 2016 WSOP Main Event champion Qui Nguyen entered the field but did not last long, getting his stack in the middle with top pair only to be outdrawn by a backdoor straight.

2016 WSOP Player of the Year Jason Mercier, Cate Hall, Maria Ho, William Kassouf, Dominik Nitsche, Martin Jacobson, Michael Mizrachi, Joe McKeehen, Phil Hellmuth, John Duthie, and Ari Engel were just some of the big names who saw their chip stacks depleted on Day 1.

Day 2 will kick off at noon on Wednesday inside the Miranda room with hand-for-hand play beginning pretty early. Another 10 60-minute levels are on the schedule.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Miranda6001Joshua HillockUnited States89,000
Miranda6002Patrick SmithUnited States13,200
Miranda6003Charles CoultasUnited States146,200
Miranda6004Denis AngelovBulgaria 
Miranda6005Edwin Mark KatzfeyUnited States17,400
Miranda6006Brian TansyUnited States13,400
Miranda6007Steven OwenUnited States10,600
Miranda6008Zhijian ShenUnited States23,400
Miranda6009Aaron JacquesUnited States43,000
Miranda6011Jared GrienerUnited States96,500
Miranda6012Marquis MccainUnited States60,000
Miranda6013John MorstadUnited States72,900
Miranda6014Todd KreismanUnited States68,100
Miranda6015Stephen TambourasAustralia26,900
Miranda6016Ben KeelineUnited States33,700
Miranda6017Darrell FunkUnited States53,300
Miranda6018David ChenUnited States35,000
Miranda6019Craig GoldUnited States17,000
Miranda6021Thomas GerberUnited States41,600
Miranda6022Jason VanstromUnited States36,000
Miranda6023Anthony GrappoUnited States43,600
Miranda6024Derek WhatleyUnited States45,800
Miranda6025Dung Gomer NguyenUnited States93,800
Miranda6026Theo TranUnited States31,000
Miranda6027Timothy BurtUnited States31,300
Miranda6028Michael GaglianoUnited States44,000
Miranda6029Tommy TranUnited States39,000
Miranda6031Andrew TengUnited Kingdom39,200
Miranda6032Jeffrey LoiaconoUnited States70,700
Miranda6033Wei JinUnited States99,600
Miranda6034Riley FullerUnited States41,400
Miranda6035Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States53,200
Miranda6036Frank BullingtonUnited States37,400
Miranda6037Ted BittenbenderUnited States105,100
Miranda6038John DunnUnited States22,900
Miranda6039Gregory LarsenUnited States24,800
Miranda6041Andrew GrayUnited States16,800
Miranda6042Joseph StachowiakUnited States13,200
Miranda6043Morgan MachinaUnited States61,800
Miranda6044Chris HunichenUnited States93,500
Miranda6045William PerpichUnited States4,800
Miranda6046Anthony HarbUnited States17,400
Miranda6047Taylor von KriegenberghUnited States53,600
Miranda6048Roman KorenevRussia35,200
Miranda6049Matthew SchreiberUnited States49,100
Miranda6051Brian LeeUnited States51,400
Miranda6052Sergi ReixachUnited Kingdom117,900
Miranda6053Stephen ChimelskiUnited States39,900
Miranda6054Harold PolemitisUnited States23,800
Miranda6055Scott ZakheimUnited States26,900
Miranda6056Rudy AyalaUnited States22,500
Miranda6057Loni HarwoodUnited States119,100
Miranda6058Stefan FabianUnited Kingdom78,900
Miranda6059Donald NovelleUnited States46,100
Miranda6061Alfredo Jose LozadaUnited States25,400
Miranda6062Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom38,700
Miranda6063Stephen KingUnited States22,700
Miranda6064Federico OttenioUnited States78,400
Miranda6065Sonny FrancoUnited States59,400
Miranda6066Jean-Pascal SavardCanada66,700
Miranda6067Michael KusUnited States23,000
Miranda6068Karle WilsonUnited States83,000
Miranda6069Patrick MusyjCanada17,500
Miranda6091Tobias ZieglerGermany28,000
Miranda6092James FennCanada44,100
Miranda6093Joseph BrattoleUnited States25,200
Miranda6094Ryan BreslinUnited States54,700
Miranda6095Marc AltorferDielsdorf, CH43,500
Miranda6096Clifford PappasUnited States12,000
Miranda6097Mike SextonUnited States47,200
Miranda6098Michael MichnikUnited States104,700
Miranda6099David LopezSpain53,900
Miranda6101James ChoUnited States17,200
Miranda6102Nick SchulmanUnited States65,800
Miranda6103Jerry MonroeUnited States24,200
Miranda6104Aditya SushantUnited States77,000
Miranda6105Dan SindelarUnited States59,900
Miranda6106David ElfanCanada16,900
Miranda6107Hyon KimSouth Korea72,700
Miranda6108Yu LiUnited States31,200
Miranda6109Huihan WuUnited States58,200
Miranda6111Andrew RobinsonUnited States56,000
Miranda6112David MarshallUnited States39,000
Miranda6113Michael AddamoAustralia70,300
Miranda6114Thomas KubinUnited States21,200
Miranda6115Duke LeeUnited States66,600
Miranda6116James CavanaughUnited States9,200
Miranda6117Arturo OrtunoUnited States83,100
Miranda6118Marc MacIreland10,400
Miranda6119Glenn MillarUnited States56,500
Miranda6121Shuapeng FangUnited States13,900
Miranda6122Eric LarsonUnited States111,100
Miranda6123Daryl NickersonUnited States26,800
Miranda6124Norman ShapiroCanada56,700
Miranda6125Pascal LawFrance25,700
Miranda6126Chad AnzaloneUnited States40,800
Miranda6127Toko LuuUnited States35,700
Miranda6128Scott EskenaziUnited States25,200
Miranda6129Peter HengsakulUnited States92,400
Miranda6131Nicholas DepalmaUnited States15,500
Miranda6132Pascal MonarqueCanada46,400
Miranda6133Duke NguyenUnited States18,800
Miranda6134Phillip McAllisterUnited Kingdom89,800
Miranda6135Patrick MahoneyUnited States8,700
Miranda6136Kishor SharmaUnited States115,900
Miranda6137Kunal PatelUnited States93,500
Miranda6138Samay ParikhUnited States85,900
Miranda6139Patricia BarsantichouUnited States27,500
Miranda6141Brian HuertaUnited States35,700
Miranda6142Vlad DarieRomania12,800
Miranda6143Radu CatoiuRomania57,100
Miranda6144Brett ShafferUnited States14,700
Miranda6145Jason PasterUnited States15,800
Miranda6146James BrownUnited States22,000
Miranda6147Charlie NguyenUnited States22,200
Miranda6148Robert LichterUnited States43,200
Miranda6149Nicholas StowellUnited States75,400
Miranda6182Ko MaddockCanada30,800
Miranda6183Aditya AgarwalIndia33,000
Miranda6184Yong AnUnited States24,000
Miranda6185Ohad GadassiUnited States29,600
Miranda6186Harlan SchmadekeUnited States18,800
Miranda6187Daniel ZackUnited States78,200
Miranda6188Marquetti SalazarBrazil74,800
Miranda6189Alexander FarahiUnited States49,600
Miranda6191Fedor TruntsevRussia107,800
Miranda6192Manuel JaimeUnited States106,600
Miranda6193Billy RodgersUnited States18,300
Miranda6194Russell RosenblumUnited States26,300
Miranda6195David PhamUnited States78,300
Miranda6196Joshua SteinerUnited States77,800
Miranda6197Justin EngerUnited States39,400
Miranda6198Giuseppe PantaleoGermany2,900
Miranda6199Brett KennedyUnited States44,200
Miranda6201Varadarajan IyengarUnited States8,600
Miranda6202Steven FortnerUnited States68,800
Miranda6204Charles HopkinsUnited States17,700
Miranda6205Jan Eric SchwippertGermany28,300
Miranda6206Ryan UlbrichUnited States23,600
Miranda6207Raffaele SorrentinoUnited States61,600
Miranda6208Adam LippertUnited States76,100
Miranda6209Andrew GeffenUnited States25,100
Miranda6211Justin ConleyUnited States16,000
Miranda6212Jonathan TamayoUnited States63,400
Miranda6213Danny NoamUnited States51,400
Miranda6214Oleksii KhorosheninUkraine115,000
Miranda6215Isidro SifuentesUnited States6,500
Miranda6216Mark MigdalUnited States33,600
Miranda6217Timothy StanczakUnited States18,600
Miranda6218Dean BlattAustralia33,100
Miranda6219Matthew LengalUnited States16,900
Miranda6221David LiuUnited States10,300
Miranda6222Andy FrankenbergerUnited States72,400
Miranda6223Caufman TalleyUnited States93,000
Miranda6224Royce MathesonUnited States28,400
Miranda6225Mihai NisteRomania111,700
Miranda6226Shankar PillaiUnited States76,900
Miranda6227Vincent KarbassiounFrankfurt, , DE58,600
Miranda6228Rob SciammarellaUnited States52,800
Miranda6229Hrachik JavakhyanUnited States89,500
Miranda6231Brian PedersenUnited States95,000
Miranda6232Georgios KarakousisGreece78,400
Miranda6233Keven StammenUnited States56,600
Miranda6234George TrigeorgisUnited States26,200
Miranda6235Vinny PahujaUnited States30,100
Miranda6236Daniel TangUnited Kingdom90,900
Miranda6237Christopher BenoitUnited States50,500
Miranda6238Igor MerdaUnited States27,700
Miranda6239Daniel EngelsAustria29,300
Miranda6272Dylan DavisUnited States79,400
Miranda6273Humberto BrenesCosta Rica1
Miranda6274Vinodkumar PaddolkarUnited States10,200
Miranda6275Christopher KrukCanada39,000
Miranda6276Michael TelkerUnited States110,300
Miranda6277Ivin ArquizaUnited States26,000
Miranda6278Nguyet DaoUnited States33,200
Miranda6279Chad EveslageUnited States80,300
Miranda6281Alex FerrariUnited States18,100
Miranda6282Eric ValleeCanada43,200
Miranda6283Joseph BeasyUnited States49,900
Miranda6284David ErismanUnited States28,000
Miranda6285Steve KarpUnited States22,700
Miranda6286Ming LiUnited States16,500
Miranda6287Maxim SorokinRussia43,200
Miranda6288Melissa GillettAustralia59,500
Miranda6289Bryan JimenezUnited States68,600
Miranda6291Graeme LaddUnited Kingdom124,500
Miranda6292Gregory MahoneyUnited States66,800
Miranda6293Gerard StmartinUnited States61,000
Miranda6294Payam SalehUnited States13,100
Miranda6295Pfizer JordanUnited States48,500
Miranda6296Zachary ZaffosUnited States9,600
Miranda6297Mike LeahCanada56,700
Miranda6298Fukumi HamasakiUnited States6,900
Miranda6299Jason ClarkUnited States69,900
Miranda6301Milan SasekCzech Republic77,000
Miranda6302Robert GalbraithUnited States42,300
Miranda6303Simon LamUnited States70,300
Miranda6304Steven ButlerUnited States73,900
Miranda6305James MillerUnited States119,000
Miranda6306Matthew MlsnaUnited States30,000
Miranda6307Andrew PeplinskiUnited States34,200
Miranda6308Charles RichardsUnited States25,300
Miranda6309Jose BritoPortugal64,400
Miranda6311Brian TeaneyUnited States55,000
Miranda6312Kevin EysterUnited States101,300
Miranda6313Kevin TrettinUnited States22,400
Miranda6314Jason PaulUnited States26,000
Miranda6315Howard MashUnited States23,900
Miranda6316Phil CollinsUnited States99,900
Miranda6317Benjamin HeathUnited Kingdom160,800
Miranda6319Evan KrentzmanUnited States7,300
Miranda6321Jordan YoungUnited States29,600
Miranda6322Rubens FilguthBrazil11,000
Miranda6323John CynnUnited States49,600
Miranda6324Bradley ZusmanUnited States37,000
Miranda6325Joseph LamkinUnited States55,000
Miranda6326Kevin O'DonnellUnited States11,600
Miranda6327Dudley PetersUnited States12,200
Miranda6328Robert LisserUnited States27,000
Miranda6329Caleb PatrickUnited States63,800
Miranda6361Travis HartshornUnited States44,700
Miranda6362Rand VealUnited States24,400
Miranda6363Nadezhda MagnusUnited States49,800
Miranda6364Frederico DabusUnited States28,100
Miranda6365Kenneth BrunoUnited States22,700
Miranda6366Jon PrekupUnited States26,500
Miranda6367Jared JaffeeUnited States41,400
Miranda6368Leonard StolirchickUnited States15,200
Miranda6369Harvey GluckmanUnited States56,700
Miranda6371Evan SchwartzUnited States41,000
Miranda6372Peter KellyUnited States111,600
Miranda6373Gregory MillironUnited States67,100
Miranda6374Adam BaconUnited States54,200
Miranda6375Anthony MassodUnited States21,600
Miranda6376Gerald LechnerUnited States22,000
Miranda6377Joerobert GarciaUnited States41,300
Miranda6378Young PhanUnited States59,300
Miranda6379Liina VarkUnited States18,900
Miranda6381James CerrottaUnited States40,400
Miranda6382Martin StaszkoCzech Republic29,500
Miranda6383Christopher HerrinUnited States80,300
Miranda6384Marin StoytchevUnited States11,000
Miranda6385Xunchang WangUnited States46,700
Miranda6386Tal HartUnited States54,600
Miranda6387Michael "Jamie" WolfUnited States35,700
Miranda6388Michael BradyUnited States53,400
Miranda6389Dan HeimillerUnited States108,000
Miranda6391Andrew WessendorfUnited States69,700
Miranda6392Raymond SchenkelUnited States33,300
Miranda6393James PavlickCanada20,000
Miranda6394Moritz DietrichAustria20,900
Miranda6395Nathan PflugerUnited States31,400
Miranda6396Niel MittelmanUnited States78,900
Miranda6397David ShoberUnited States75,000
Miranda6398Michael AmatoUnited States27,700
Miranda6399Matt BerkeyUnited States33,200
Miranda6401Brian WilsonUnited States36,000
Miranda6402Dan DumontUnited States38,600
Miranda6403Eric BaldwinUnited States47,600
Miranda6404Thomas PetterssonSweden12,900
Miranda6405Markus GanglbauerAustria75,800
Miranda6406Waikiat LeeUnited Kingdom54,600
Miranda6407Michael WassermanUnited States39,000
Miranda6408Mitchell LeeUnited States14,300
Miranda6409Nathan StannUnited States98,500
Miranda6411Austin PeckUnited States52,300
Miranda6412Bradley KingUnited States39,000
Miranda6413Kelly LoprioreUnited States8,300
Miranda6414Michael ConnellyUnited States68,300
Miranda6415Tyler HancockUnited States26,400
Miranda6416Henry SoUnited States14,500
Miranda6417Michael WolfUnited States98,200
Miranda6418Ramon BartschUnited States46,300
Miranda6419Ivan StarostinUnited States70,900

Tags: Ben HeathDan HeimillerLoni HarwoodMike LeahMike SextonNick SchulmanPhil CollinsWSOP 2017

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
160,800 160,800
WSOP 1X Winner
Charles Coultas us
Charles Coultas
146,200 146,200
Graeme Ladd gb
Graeme Ladd
124,500 124,500
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
119,100 39,100
WSOP 2X Winner
James Miller us
James Miller
119,000 119,000
Sergi Reixach es
Sergi Reixach
117,900 117,900
Kishor Sharma us
Kishor Sharma
115,900 115,900
Oleksii Khoroshenin ua
Oleksii Khoroshenin
115,000 115,000
Mihai Niste ro
Mihai Niste
111,700 111,700
Peter Kelly us
Peter Kelly
111,600 111,600
Eric Larson us
Eric Larson
111,100 9,100
Michael Telker us
Michael Telker
110,300 110,300
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
108,000 -54,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Fedor Truntsev mx
Fedor Truntsev
107,800 107,800
Manuel Jaime us
Manuel Jaime
106,600 106,600
Ted Bittenbender us
Ted Bittenbender
105,100 105,100
Michael Michnik us
Michael Michnik
104,700 104,700
Kevin Eyster us
Kevin Eyster
101,300 101,300
WSOP 1X Winner
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
99,900 -100
Wei Jin us
Wei Jin
99,600 99,600
Nathan Stann
Nathan Stann
98,500 98,500
Michael Wolf us
Michael Wolf
98,200 98,200
Jared Griener us
Jared Griener
96,500 96,500
Brian Pedersen us
Brian Pedersen
Dung Gomer Nguyen us
Dung Gomer Nguyen
93,800 93,800

Lire Plus

Three More Hands

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

The clock has been paused and the three-card has been drawn. Each table will complete the hand they are on and deal three more hands before bagging for the night.

Leah Heroes River

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Mike Leah
Mike Leah

With roughly 25,000 in the pot and the board reading {5-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{2-Hearts} {j-Hearts} {a-Diamonds} Mike Leah was in the tank after his opponent put him all in on the river for an effective stack of 18,300. After about five minutes Leah made his decision and called.

His opponent tabled {4-Hearts}{4-Spades} for a pair of fours and Leah showed {a-Spades}{3-Hearts} for top pair with no kicker! Leah was visibly relieved that his read was right and wasn't even sure how long he had tanked for.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
64,000 29,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Mike Leah

Blatt Boats to Triple Up

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante

We arrived at the table with three-handed action between Phil Collins, Dean Blatt and a third opponent. The board read {2-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Blatt had raised all-in for around 20,000. Collins had made it 6,000 and the other opponent had called. Collins announced he was all-in having them both covered, and the third player in the hand also moved all-in.

Blatt: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Collins: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Opponent: {5-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Blatt's flopped set of deuces was best, needing to fade diamonds and a running straight. The turn was the {4-Diamonds} giving Collins the lead but the {4-Clubs} on the river gave Blatt a full house and secured the triple up. Collins received the rest of the third player's stack and only ended up losing a few big blinds.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
100,000 -4,000
Dean Blatt au
Dean Blatt
70,000 50,000

Tags: Phil CollinsDean Blatt

Last Level Notable Chip Stacks

Niveau 10 : 500/1,000, 100 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Dan Heimiller us
Dan Heimiller
162,000 112,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Loni Harwood us
Loni Harwood
80,000 29,500
WSOP 2X Winner
Dave Shober us
Dave Shober
70,000 -7,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
65,000 38,000
David Pham us
David Pham
57,000 -13,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Mike Sexton us
Mike Sexton
52,000 -6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Poker Hall of Famer
Roman Korenev ru
Roman Korenev
43,000 6,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
40,000 -4,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Vinny Pahuja us
Vinny Pahuja
39,500 28,500
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
37,500 -14,500
WSOP 4X Winner
Adrian Mateos Diaz es
Adrian Mateos Diaz
33,000 -18,500
Martin Staszko cz
Martin Staszko
32,000 25,000
Nadezhda Magnus us
Nadezhda Magnus
30,000 3,500
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
27,000 -24,000

Niveau: 10

Blinds: 500/1,000

Ante: 100

"I Don't Want to Limp Into the Money"

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante
Dennis Phillips
Dennis Phillips

With about 11,000 in the pot and the board reading {j-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs} {5-Spades}, action was on Michael Wasserman, and he checked. Dennis Phillips was on the button and bet 4,000. Wasserman didn't waste any time moving all in, sending Phillips into the tank.

After analyzing things for a few minutes, Phillips figured, "I'm ahead at least 25 percent of the time if you have the flush draw," and then thought a bit more and added, "I don't want to limp into the money." He called, with Wasserman covering his all in of roughly 30,000.

Wasserman tabled {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, and Phillips showed {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, exclaiming, "I'm way ahead, yes!" He gave a little fist pump just before the river brought the {8-Clubs}, giving both players the straight and chopping the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Michael Wasserman us
Michael Wasserman
44,000 -11,000
Dennis Phillips us
Dennis Phillips
35,000 11,000

Tags: Dennis PhillipsMichael Wasserman

Shober Shows Who's Boss

Niveau 9 : 400/800, 100 ante
Dave Shober
Dave Shober

Dave Shober has been wielding a sizeable stack for quite some time and now recently added a bit more ammunition after knocking out another opponent.

Shober opened from under-the-gun and called a shove from a player in early position for 5,200. His opponent tabled {j-Diamonds}{q-Spades}, racing against Shober's {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

The board ran out {9-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{10-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Diamonds}, and though his opponent flopped a ton of outs, Shober's pair held and scooped the pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Dave Shober us
Dave Shober
77,000 11,000

Tags: Dave Shober