Day 1E Ends With 44 Players

Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

It was the largest starting field of the tournament so far, and it also lasted the longest, with action ending in Level 21 wtih 30:46 remaining on the clock. (None of the other fields made it past Level 20.)

Official chip counts will be released by the casino overnight, and the 44 surviving players will return later today at 1:00 pm to begin Day 2 and play all the way down to a winner.

The official prizepool for Day 2 won’t be available until after registration closes for tomorrow morning’s last-chance Turbo Day 1F, but first place will be worth considerably more than the $200,000 guarantee. (The prizepool was guaranteed to be worth $1 million, but it looks to be at least $1.7 million.)

Official Day 1E chip counts will be posted when they are released by the casino, and we will be providing periodic updates from the last-chance Turbo Day 1F, right here at nj.partypoker.com.

Money Finishers: 45th-47th

Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Here are the final three players to finish in the money on Day 1E, earning $1,250 each:

47th:  Alan Lipson  –  $1,250
46th:  Asher Conniff  –  $1,250
45th:  Robert Choi  –  $1,250

Last-Chance Turbo Day 1F at 8:30 am

Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

As Day 1E is on the end-of-day bubble, it’s worth noting that the next starting flight is scheduled to begin in about six hours.

Day 1F will begin at 8:30 am PT, and it will be a turbo format with 15-minute levels. All 430 seats have been sold, and there are already a lot of alternates pre-registered as well. But if you show up before registration closes at 10:30 am, you’re guaranteed to get a seat eventually.

Level 21 Begins (47 Day 1E Players Left)

Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 21, with increased blinds of 6,000-12,000 and a 2,000 ante.

There are 47 players remaining on Day 1E, and action will continue until the field is down to 44. It shouldn’t take too long.

Money Finishers: 48th-53rd

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $1,250 each:

53rd:  Matthieu Sustrac  –  $1,250
52nd:  Godfrey Ahana  –  $1,250
51st:  Maximiliano Gavilan  –  $1,250
50th:  Dion Bellay  –  $1,250
49th:  Katayon Khaterza  –  $1,250
48th:  Klas Lofberg  –  $1,250

Money Finishers: 54th-58th

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $1,000 each:

58th:  Michael Michnik  –  $1,000
57th:  Micah Scarpelli  –  $1,000
56th:  Eric Truong  –  $1,000
55th:  Mohamed Namir Abdulgani  –  $1,000
54th:  Marcelo Menusso  –  $1,000

Money Finishers: 59th-64th

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $1,000 each:

64th:  David Chau  –  $1,000
63rd:  Richard Langdon  –  $1,000
62nd:  Bree Goldman  –  $1,000
61st:  Molly Anne Mossey  –  $1,000
60th:  Kevin Galley  –  $1,000
59th:  Victor Chu  –  $1,000

Level 20 Begins (59 Day 1E Players Left)

Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Level 19 comes to an end, and Level 20 begins with increased blinds of 5,000-10,000 and a 1,000 ante. Play continues without a break.

Action will continue tonight until the field is down to 44 players — there’s a good chance this could be the last level of the night.

Money Finishers: 65th-71st

Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $1,000 each:

71st:  Harrison Gimbel  –  $1,000
70th:  Avraham Kelman  –  $1,000
69th:  Samuel O’Connell  –  $1,000
68th:  David Peters  –  $1,000
67th:  Michael Mizrachi  –  $1,000
66th:  Joseph Klas  –  $1,000
65th:  Ksenia Shuali  –  $1,000

Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi Out in 67th Place ($1,000)

Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

WPT Champions Club member Michael Mizrachi was just eliminated from Day 1E when he ran his A-9 into another player’s A-Q and failed to improve. Mizrachi earns the cash, but fails to advance to Day 2.

Michael Mizrachi  –  Out in 67th Place  ($1,000)

There are four members of the WPT Champions Club who have survived to Day 2 so far: Kevin Saul (715,000), Andy Hwang (504,000), Mohsin Charania (221,000), and Yorane Kerignard (172,000).

Money Finishers: 72nd-79th

Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $1,000 each:

79th:  Charlie Eriksson  –  $1,000
78th:  Michael Veriniotis  –  $1,000
77th:  Joshua Prager  –  $1,000
76th:  John Torres  –  $1,000
75th:  Elia Ahmadian  –  $1,000
74th:  Fred Louie  –  $1,000
73rd:  Rumen Ganev  –  $1,000
72nd:  Brad Rust  –  $1,000

Money Finishers: 80th-94th

Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Here’s the list of players who have recently finished in the money, earning $750 each:

94th:  David Watters  –  $750
93rd:  Silvio Crisari  –  $750
92nd:  Hien Thi Nguyen  –  $750
91st:  Jason Everett  –  $750
90th:  Leland Wulff  –  $750
89th:  Dennis Premmanee  –  $750
88th:  Han Nguyen  –  $750
87th:  Jerry Benetatos  –  $750
86th:  Jason Rosenberg  –  $750
85th:  Dmitry Vitkind  –  $750
84th:  David Goodman  –  $750
83rd:  Kristaps Deksnis  –  $750
82nd:  Merlin Ausenhus  –  $750
81st:  Yu Sheng Lin  –  $750
80th:  Carlos Mironiuk  –  $750

Level 19 Begins

Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Level 18 comes to an end, and Level 19 begins with increased blinds of 4,000-8,000 and a 1,000 ante. Play continues without a break.

Money Finishers: 95th-105th

Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante

Here is a list of players who have finished in the money so far:

105th:  Warren Oberman  –  $750
104th:  Jay Kim  –  $750
103rd:  Christoph Kreindl  –  $750
102nd:  Wendy Freedman  –  $750
101st:  Annie LePage  –  $750
100th:  Robert Welch  –  $750
99th:  Ryan Rogers  –  $750
98th:  Barry Donovan  –  $750
97th:  Michael Blocksidge  –  $750
96th:  Laurence Hall  –  $750
95th:  Coralie Renaud Nauder  –  $750

And the Money Bubble Finally Bursts

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

https://twitter.com/AnnieLePage/status/486759416050360320

A Long Money Bubble …

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Completely opposite from the first four starting fields, there has been a long period of hand-for-hand play today on the Money Bubble.

The first three days burst the bubble without a single hand of hand-for-hand play, and yesterday’s Day 1D took only one hand to burst the bubble.

Today (Day 1E), the field has been playing for more than 30 minutes on the Money Bubble, and it has yet to burst.

106 Players Left, But Only 105 Get Paid

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

https://twitter.com/AnnieLePage/status/486751751853207552

Members of the WPT Champions Club in the Field

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Yesterday (Day 1D) there were 13 members of the WPT Champions Club in the field, and today (Day 1E), there were seven. It really says something when players of that caliber not only play a $565 buy-in tournament, but they’re excited to do it.

So far, four members of the WPT Champions Club have survived their starting days to reach Day 2. Here they are, along with their chip counts:

Kevin Saul  –  715,000
Andy Hwang  –  504,000
Mohsin Charania  –  221,000
Yorane Kerignard  –  172,000

There is also one WPT Champion left in today’s field — Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, but there is still a lot of poker left to be played before today’s field will reach Day 2.

Level 16 Begins (116 Left for Day 1E)

Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Level 15 comes to an end, and Level 16 begins with increased blinds of 2,000-4,000 and a 500 ante. Play continues without a break.

There are currently 116 players remaining from today’s Day 1E field, and the final 105 will finish in the money — the Money Bubble is quickly approaching.

Here’s a look at the prizepool for Day 1E:

80th-105th Place:  $750
54th-79th Place:  $1,000
45th-53rd Place:  $1,250

Final 44 Players:  Advance to Day 2 (guaranteed at least $1,250)

David Peters Takes a Hit

Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

David Peters finished the last level with 259,000 in chips, but this level he’s been moving in the wrong direction.

After some three-handed preflop action, David Peters moves all in from the small blind, covering both of his opponents. The big blind calls all in for exactly 70,000, and the button tanks for a bit before folding A-Q face up.

The big blind shows 9heart9spade, and Peters turns over 6diamond6spade. The big blind needs his hand to hold to stay alive.

The board comes Adiamond10club8club2spade7spade, and the pocket nines hold up for the big blind to win the pot and more than double up in chips. David Peters drops down to 105,000.

David Peters  –  105,000  (35 bb)

Chipleaders From the Break

Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

A scan of the field during the break revealed two players with at least 300,000 in chips. So here’s the top of the leaderboard:

1.  Barry Donovan  –  317,000  (105 bb)
2.  Massoud Eskandari  –  312,000  (104 bb)

Level 15 Begins (145 Left for Day 1E)

Level 15: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

The players return from break to begin Level 15, with increased blinds of 1,500-3,000 and a 500 ante.

There are 145 players remaining from today’s Day 1E field of 879 entrants, and the final 105 will finish in the money. Here’s the prizepool info for today’s field:

80th-105th Place:  $750
54th-79th Place:  $1,000
45th-53rd Place:  $1,250

Final 44 Players:  Advance to Day 2 (guaranteed at least $1,250)

Action will continue tonight until there are 44 players remaining.

David Peters Busts a Player To Reach 265,000

Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

With the final board showing 5heart3diamond2spade10heart8club on the river and the small blind already all in, David Peters bets 23,700 from middle position, and his opponent calls from late position.

Peters turns over AdiamondAspade for the side pot, and his opponent mucks. Peters wins the side pot.

The all-in player mucks his hand as well, unable to beat aces, and he is eliminated from Day 1E as Peters wins the main pot as well.

David Peters  –  265,000  (110 bb)

Breakdown of the First Five Starting Fields

Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

Here’s a look at the field sizes and number of survivors from the first five starting dats:

Friday, July 4th:  Day 1A  (433 entrants; 22 survivors)

Saturday, July 5th:  Day 1B  (366 entrants; 18 survivors)

Sunday, July 6th:  Day 1C  (457 entrants; 22 survivors)

Monday, July 7th:  Day 1D  (780 entrants; 36 survivors)

Tuesday, July 8th:  Day 1E  (879 entrants; 44 scheduled to advance)

And here’s a look at the schedule for tomorrow, starting with a last-chance turbo starting field (with 15-minute levels) and then moving onto Day 2, when the survivors from all starting days (about 5% of the field) resume play and continue down to a winner.

Wednesday, July 9th, 8:30 am:  Day 1F Turbo  (550+ entrants)

Wednesday, July 9th, 1:00 pm:  Day 2  (Play to a Winner)

Bonus Prizes for the Final Tablists and the Winner

Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

In addition to the guaranteed prizepool of $1 million (which will wind up being considerably higher), there is value added to the prizepool for the nine players that reach the final table.

The final nine players will receive one free entry ($565) into next year’s partypoker Presents: WPT500 at ARIA Resort & Casino, along with free accommodations at the ARIA Resort & Casino.

In addition to that, the winner of this event will also receive entry into the partypoker presents: WPT500 at Dusk Till Dawn that is scheduled for November 11-16, 2014 in Nottingham, United Kingdom. The total package for the winner is worth $2,000 to cover travel costs as well.

Nine-Handed Play For Everyone

Level 14: 1,200-2,400, 400 ante

The field has been 10-handed up to this point, as has all the previous starting days. But now that everyone is in the main tournament area, tables have been shrinking down to nine players each.

Now, with about 175 players remaining, all 20 tables are nine-handed.

Chip Counts

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Player Player Name Sponsor Chipcount
Michael Mizrachi Michael Mizrachi Champions Club 127,000
Average Chipcount: 125,646
Keith Crowder Keith Crowder 109,000
Ronit Chamani Ronit Chamani 103,000
Justin Zaki Justin Zaki 82,000
Quinn Do Quinn Do 82,000
Tiffany Michelle Tiffany Michelle 79,000
Tommy Vu Tommy Vu 73,000
Trishelle Cannatella Trishelle Cannatella 63,000
David Peters David Peters 62,000
Frank Kassela Frank Kassela 61,000
Jason Young Jason Young 52,000
Harrison Gimbel Harrison Gimbel 52,000
Bree Goldman Bree Goldman 46,000
Annie LePage Annie LePage 42,000
Sean Jazayeri Sean Jazayeri Champions Club 39,000
Joseph Cheong Joseph Cheong 36,000
Eugene Todd Eugene Todd 35,000
Joe Serock Joe Serock 33,000
Jimmy Tran Jimmy Tran 30,000
Ken Daneyko Ken Daneyko 29,500
John Racener John Racener 29,000
Blake Purvis Blake Purvis 25,000
Jason Brauda Jason Brauda 23,000
Elia Ahmadian Elia Ahmadian 23,000
Amir Babakhani Amir Babakhani Champions Club 22,000
Matt Glantz Matt Glantz 20,000
Ray Foley Ray Foley 19,000
Ravi Raghavan Ravi Raghavan Champions Club 16,000
Chris Moorman Chris Moorman Champions Club 16,000
Brandon Cantu Brandon Cantu Champions Club 15,000
Justin Young Justin Young 14,000
Candace Collins Candace Collins 14,000
Mimi Tran Mimi Tran 11,000
Scott Clements Scott Clements Champions Club 10,000
Zachary Kessler Zachary Kessler 10,000
Mo Fathipour Mo Fathipour 10,000

 

Level 12 Begins

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

The players return from dinner to begin Level 12, with increased blinds of 800-1,600 and a 200 ante.

The field is still split across the main tournament area and the ARIA Poker Room, but they should all be in the main tournament area within the next level or two.

The final 105 players in today’s field will finish in the money, and action will continue tonight until there are 44 players remaining to advance to Day 2.

Dinner Break Until 7:30 pm PT

Level 12: 800-1,600, 200 ante

Level 11 comes to an end, and the players take a one-hour dinner break. Action will resume at 7:30 pm PT.

Official Prizepool for Day 1E

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

The official numbers are in for Day 1E and today’s prizepool information has been released.

The official field size for Day 1E is 879 players, creating a five-day total of 2,915 entrants and counting. (There is one more starting day tomorrow morning at 8:30 am, with a turbo structure featuring 15-minute levels.)

Here is the prizepool for today’s Day 1E field:

80th-105th Place:  $750
54th-79th Place:  $1,000
45th-53rd Place:  $1,250

Final 44 Players:  Advance to Day 2 (guaranteed at least $1,250)

Level 11 Begins

Level 11: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Level 10 comes to an end, and Level 11 begins with increased blinds of 600-1,200 and a 200 ante. Play continues without a break.

There will be a one-hour dinner break after this level, and today’s prizepool information should be released before the players return from dinner.

Lacey Jones Eliminated

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

https://twitter.com/LaceyJones/status/486667596930895872

All of the Alternates Have Been Seated

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

With about 25 minutes left in Level 10, with blinds at 500-1,000 and a 100 ante, all of the alternates have been seated here on Day 1E.

The tournament clock shows 878 entrants for Day 1E, which creates a five-day total of 2,914 entrants. (There is still one more starting field tomorrow morning at 8:30 am in a turbo format with 15-minute levels.)

The official prizepool information for Day 1E should be released soon. Approximately 12% of today’s players will finish in the money, and approximately 5% of today’s players will advance to Day 2.

Shaun the Dealer Dealt a Bad Beat on Hand #1

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

“Shaun the Dealer” Harris has been patiently waiting all day long for his Alternate #315 to be called, and his time finally arrives.

Harris walks to his seat and begins to unpack as the dealer is pitching the first hand of Harris’ Day. It’s a good one too — AclubAheart. The gentleman under the gun opens to 2,000, and Harris three-bets to 6,000 as he slips his backpack off his shoulder and over his chair. Action folds to the small blind who four-bet shoves, covering both opponents. The original raiser folds, and Harris snap-calls with his shiny aces as he finally manages to sit down.

The small blind turns over pocket tens, and the dealer promptly puts a third ten down on the flop.

Harris can not catch up, and his WPT500 is over before his chair has a chance to get warm.

No Satellite Tonight

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

ARIA Poker has just informed players that the $125 satellite for tonight has been canceled.

Level 9 Begins (858 Entries)

Level 9: 400-800, 100 ante

The players return from break with increased blinds of 400/800 and a 100-chip ante. The board shows 858 entries, which is actually down a bit from the earlier number. Several players have elected to unregister for this flight and take a shot at the Turbo Day 1F tomorrow.

Registration is now closed for Day 1E, and the official numbers will be announced shortly.

Back From Break

Players have returned from break, and we are now at 40 minute levels, and registration is closed.

Live Updates with Lynn Gilmartin

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

https://twitter.com/LynnGilmartin/status/486647889087586306

 

Lacey Jones Joins, Starts Well

Level 8: 300-600, 75 ante

https://twitter.com/LaceyJones/status/486643423017857024

 

Chip Counts

Level 6: 250-500, 75 ante

Player Player Name Sponsor Chipcount
Average Chipcount: 44,160
Sean Jazayeri Sean Jazayeri Champions Club 41,000
Jason Brauda Jason Brauda 38,000
Ken Daneyko Ken Daneyko 29,500
Tiffany Michelle Tiffany Michelle 19,500
Mo Fathipour Mo Fathipour 19,000
Ray Foley Ray Foley 19,000
Chris Moorman Chris Moorman Champions Club 16,000
Trishelle Cannatella Trishelle Cannatella 16,000
Joe Serock Joe Serock 15,000
Brandon Cantu Brandon Cantu Champions Club 15,000
Justin Young Justin Young 14,000
David Peters David Peters 12,600
Lynn Gilmartin Lynn Gilmartin WPT Logo 11,000

 A Few New Faces

Level 6: 200-400, 50 ante

The list of alternates is moving quickly, and they’re lining up alternate #240 right now.

The tournament room, which was initially sparse on notables, has filled in with a few familiar faces. Over the course of the last couple levels, Brandon Cantu, Joe Serock, Chris Moorman, and Justin Young have joined the field.

Phil Hellmuth Stops by the WPT500

Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante

http://youtu.be/9JBhDTtTAqM

Spotted In The Field

Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante

Trishelle Cannatella

 

Tiffany Michelle & Thomas Chugga-chugga-choo choooooo!

Level 5 Begins (909 Entries)

Level 5: 150-300, 50 ante Yes, you read that correctly. Over 900 players have registered for this Day 1E, and the window remains open until 4:30 p.m. The players return from break to increased blinds of 150/300 with a  50-chip ante.

Day 1F Already Filling Up

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante Tomorrow at 8:30 a.m., there is a Turbo Day 1F flight, and it’s already filling fast. There are 212 players registered so far, and the tournament room has capacity for 430 plus alternates. If you’re planning on playing Day 1F, it would behoove you to get down here and sign up early to guarantee yourself a seat at the start of play.

Trial of Socrates

Level 4: 100-200, 25 ante Socrates Ioannides is rather easy to spot, even in a crowded room with his flowing white hair, sunglasses, and unlit stogie hanging from the corner of his mouth. rsz_socrates

Calling the Alternates

Level 3: 75-150, 25 ante “Alternate number 40, your seat is now available.” That means forty players have been eliminated through the first three-plus levels today. The board shows 913 registered for this flight.

Catching Up With the partypoker Qualifiers

http://youtu.be/twXFut_vfJ4

The Short List

Level 2: 50-100, ante There is room for 430 players in the tournament area, and on the first pass through the room, just four of them stick out. David Peters is a professional poker player with more than $4 million in career tournament earnings. Jason Brauda is a semi-professional grinder from North Carolina, and he’s working on his second bullet here today. Socrates Ioannides is a player that we came to know in last season’s WPT Venice event. Socrates qualified for that event on ClubWPT.com, and he’s here today chasing the WPT dream once again. And lastly, there is Lynn Gilmartin, hoping the fourth time’s the charm.

Shuffle Up and Deal!

Level 1: 25-50, ante The room is packed to the rafters, and the cards are in the air! http://instagram.com/p/qM3f5dqbDp/?modal=true

Day 1E at ARIA Resort and Casino

Level 1: 25-50, ante 2014 World Series of Poker Good morning once again from the ARIA Resort & Casino, and welcome back to coverage of the inaugural WPT500, presented by partypoker. This event has already exceeded all expectations as the field size has soared past 2,000 entries with two starting days remaining. The $1 million guarantee has already been surpassed, and there’s no telling how much bigger that will get. Tournament staff warn that nearly 900 players have already registered for this flight. That statement is designed to temper your expectations if you’re headed over here to play. The ARIA would be thrilled to have you, but come prepared for a standing-room-only crowd. It’s also worth noting that tomorrow morning’s Turbo Day 1F flight still has open registration. Play will commence shortly, so sit tight. Coverage begins when the cards go flying.

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