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

Final Break Time

• Tase 4: 150-300, 25 ante

It's time for the last 20-minute break of the night. See you back here soon for the final level on Day 1a of the 2012 World Series of Poker Main Event.

Breaking Tan

The Tan Section has begun to slowly break. Here are some counts of the remaining players from the section.

While walking around we found Filippo Candio raising from under the gun, making it 800 to see a flop. The hijack and the button called, and action was on the small blind who three-bet to 7,150. Candio then moved all in, a bet that would put any player at his table all in. The hijack and the button folded and it fell upon the small blind to act. Four to five minutes passed, with the small blind contemplating what the best course of action would be.

After what seemed like ages the small blind announced call and flipped over {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs}. Candio clearly didn't think his opponent had that good of a hand, but was a good sport about it and flipped over {A-Clubs}{k-Spades}.

The board came {8-Spades}{6-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, and Candio was forced to send over a chunk of his stack.

Fabio Luongo 104,000 -21,000
Sofia Lovgren 94,000 -4,000
Jeff Banghart 64,000 6,000
Roberto Luongo 61,000 -9,000
Filippo Candio 55,000 -26,000
Bjorn Li 32,000 1,000
Chris Viox 20,500 3,500
La Sengphet 10,000 -8,000

Märksõnad: Filippo Candio

Bari Booted

We arrived at Allen Bari's table to find the World Series of Poker gold bracelet holder all in against Tommy Wong on a {q-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop. Bari was short-stacked at this point and would need some help to double, holding {k-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} against Wong's {a-Hearts}{j-Hearts}.

The {10-Spades} turn didn't help Bari too much and by the time the {6-Clubs} completed the board on the river, it was all over for Bari late here on Day 1a.

Allen Bari us Välja kukkunud

Märksõnad: Allen Bari

Wolpert Rising


Leo Wolpert got off to a rough start today, but has rebounded nicely.

Picking up the action on the turn of a {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} board, Wolpert check-called a bet of 2,200 and then checked again when the {2-Hearts} hit the river. His opponent bet about 5,600, but Wolpert put in a check-raise to 14,200. His opponent quickly folded and Wolpert took down the pot.

Leo Wolpert 76,000 34,000

Märksõnad: Leo Wolpert

Jacks Beat Pollak

Over in the far corner of the Orange Section here in the Amazon Room, Nikolas Metaxas was all in against Kevin Pollak, with Pollak deep in the tank.

"I know i have to call," said Pollak, having already committed 4,000 to the pot as Metaxas was all in for just under 14,000. However, Pollak didn't call just yet, instead he kept thinking. Eventually he did flick out enough chips to call.

Pollak: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Metaxas: {j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The {j-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} flop was a good one for Mataxas, but it gave Pollak outs to the straight. Pollak called for a queen, but the {7-Clubs} turn and the {4-Hearts} river weren't what he was looking for.

Pollak was in good spirits as Mataxas apologized for winning the hand. Mataxas then piped up, saying, "And to think, i won this seat for $65."

Kevin Pollak 45,500 -19,500

Märksõnad: Kevin PollakNikolas Metaxas

1,066 in Day 1a

[user68268] • Tase 4: 150-300, 25 ante

This year, a total of 1,066 entries came out to action for Day 1a. Last year, 897 players came out for the first starting day, but the numbers won't directly correlate as there are only three starting days this year versus the four there were in 2011. Still, the numbers are solid and will only increase on Day 1b and 1c. Day 1c is expected to be the largest starting day, which is often the case for the final starting day.

After registration closes on Day 1c, PokerNews will receive the official field size along with all of the prize pool information.

Sevens Good for Kassela Against Jett


Action folded to Karina Jett in the small blind and she completed the bet. Former World Series of Poker Player of the Year Frank Kassela checked his option in the big blind and the flop came down {7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades}. Jett bet 300 and Kassela raised to 800. Jett called.

On the turn, the {Q-Diamonds} fell. Jett checked and Kassela bet 1,200. Jett called. The river then completed the board with the {J-Clubs} and both players checked.

Kassela showed the {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades} for a pair of sevens and Jett mucked her hand.

Frank Kassela us 63,000
Karina Jett us 54,000 -17,200

Märksõnad: Karina JettFrank Kassela

Lovgren the Aggressor

Sofia Lovgren started the action out in a recent hand by raising it up to 750 from under the gun. The table folded around to the hijack who three-bet to 3,150. The table then folded back to Lovgren who four-bet to 6,450. The hijack quickly called and both players were allowed to see a flop.

The flop came {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Lovegren announced "all in" a bet that would put her short stacked opponent all in for around 7,000. The hijack folded and Lovgren took the pot.

As she was being shipped the pot Lovgren flipped over her cards and showed {A-Spades}{k-Hearts} for big slick.

Fabio Luongo 125,000 23,000
Sofia Lovgren 98,000 16,000
Filippo Candio 81,000 16,000
Jeff Banghart 58,000 4,000
Jay Rosenkrantz 57,000 6,000
Barry Shulman 42,000 4,000
Jackie Glazier 35,000 -6,000
Brian Mienders 33,000 -7,000
Bjorn Li 31,000 3,000
La Sengphet 18,000 -2,000
Chris Viox 17,000 -1,000
Mathew Frankland gb 15,000 -4,000

Märksõnad: Sofia Lovgren