Event 61: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event

Parker Cruising Along

Brock Parker has had a great 2012 World Series of Poker, posting six cashes and more than $200,000 in tournament winnings. This includes a final table finish in Event 25: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Shootout and a third place in Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em. He will be looking to add a deep finish in the Main Event to these results and early indications are looking good.

We recently watched Parker open the button to 1,000 and get a call from the player in the big blind. On the {a-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{7-Hearts} flop, Parker's opponent checked and Parker bet 1,600. The player called and it was on to the {k-Spades} turn. Parker's opponent again checked and this time Parker bet 3,500. A tank from Parker's opponent would eventually see him slide his cards into the muck, sending the pot to Parker.

Brock Parker 63,000 9,000

Märksõnad: Brock Parker

Three Bullets from Venovski


When we reached Table 368, the board read {8-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. Alex Venovski led out for 1,350, and his opponent called.

The turn was the {5-Clubs}, an Venovski led again - this time for 3,700. His opponent quickly called.

The {j-Spades} completed the board, and Venovski emptied the chamber, firing 9,500. His opponent tanked for nearly two minutes, then finally mucked his hand.

Alex Venovski us 51,000 21,000

Märksõnad: Alex Venovski

Chip Counts from the Purple Section

David Randall 132,000 7,000
Johnathan Cuevas 100,000 -10,000
Leo Wolpert 80,000 4,000
Jon Spinks gb 76,000 3,000
Brian Meinders 62,000 29,000
Andy Black 60,000 32,000
Kevin O'Donnell us 60,000 19,000
Taylor Paur 56,000 15,000
Jackie Glazier 46,000 11,000
Erica Schoenberg us 45,000 24,000
Chris Bjorin 43,000 -1,000
John Riordan 40,000 -5,000
Heinz Kamutzki 39,000 9,000
Steve Ryan 32,000 15,000
Tom Braband us 24,000 -1,000
Jordan Young 24,000 -4,000
Allyn Jaffrey Shulman 16,000 -6,000
John Eames 14,000 -6,000
Pierre Neuville be 5,500 -12,500

Heinz Hanging Around


We haven't had many chances to catch Pius Heinz in action today, as he's been over in the mothership away from the rest of the tournament field. However, we just went over and checked on him, and he is sticking around with about 16,000. We will do our best to catch him if he's in a big pot before the end of the night.

Pius Heinz de 16,000 -3,000

Märksõnad: Pius Heinz

The Game Within the Game

[user68268] • Tase 5: 200-400, 50 ante

Among the side stories for this event was the Onnit Labs Last Sticker Standing Contest in which players sporting the Onnit sticker were competing against one another for a cash prize.

The Main Event is underway, and some who have entered the $10,000 buy-in event will be participating in the Onnit Labs Last Sticker Standing Contest. All of those with Onnit stickers will be competing against one another as well as the rest of the field, as the last one to be eliminated will earn a nifty $5,000 prize for his or her efforts.

Read more about the contest here.

Märksõnad: Onnit

Sexton Struggling

Mike Sexton is now sitting with a stack of well under 20,000. We recently watched Sexton go to showdown on a {2-Hearts}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board. We arrived at the table on the turn, with Sexton calling a bet of 2,100. Both players then checked the river and Sexton sent his cards into the muck when his opponent tabled {j-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

Mike Sexton 16,500 -2,500

Märksõnad: Mike Sexton

Double for Sengphet

It was battle of the blinds after the rest of the table folded around. La Sengphet limped in from the small blind and Jeff Banghart raised it to 1,400 from the large blind. Sengphet's response was to move all in for around 9,500. Banghart made the call and cards were flipped over as is the custom here.

Sengphet: {A-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Banghart: {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}

The board came {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} with Sengphet coming out the other side with the best of it.

Jeff Banghart 51,000 -13,000
La Sengphet 19,000 9,000

Märksõnad: Jeff BanghartLa Sengphet

The Final Level Begins

• Tase 5: 200-400, 50 ante

The final level here on Day 1a of the 2012 World Series of Poker has begun! Stay tuned to see all the late action and find out who secures a spot on Day 2.