Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Little Up Early


We caught up just as the dealer was scooping the cards into the middle, but it appeared that Jonathan Little busted a short-stacked player with a set of treys against his lone opponent's pocket kings.

Little is up to 70,000 following the hand.

Jonathan Little us
Jonathan Little
us 71,000 7,500

Oznake: Jonathan Little

Parmann Pushes

Shamus • Nivo 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Julian Parmann began today in the top five of the chip counts, and he's been active in the early going. Just now he opened with a raise to 2,400 from early position, and a short-stacked Russell Calverley called from a seat over. The flop came {3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{J-Diamonds}. Parmann continued for 2,000, Calverley raised all in for around 6,000, and Parmann called.

Parmann held {Q-Spades}{J-Spades} for top pair while Calverley had {8-Spades}{8-Clubs} for a lesser pair. The turn was the {A-Spades} and river the {9-Spades}, and Calverley is out. Parmann is sitting with about 90,000 at present.

Oznake: Julian ParmannRussell Calverley

Cards in the Air

Shamus • Nivo 12: 600-1,200, 200 ante

Most of the players are in their seats and the first hands of Day 2 are being dealt.

Slepe stave:

Welds Leads Going into Day 2; Filippi Close Behind

Amnon Filippi - second in chips going into Day 2.
Amnon Filippi - second in chips going into Day 2.

Hello and welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, where 297 survivors will return to the Amazon room in hopes of getting closer to a final table and eventual gold bracelet! Best positioned to do so heading into Day 2 is Tony Welds, who managed to bag up 131,900 in chips after eleven hard-fought levels of play during Day 1. Nipping at his heels is Amnon Filippi with 130,900 in chips. Filippi, who has over $2 million in live-poker tournament earnings, will be looking for his first World Series of Poker bracelet.

Some notables who failed to make it past Day 1 include Jason Senti, Tony Cousineau, Kathy Liebert, Liv Boeree, Barry Shulman and Terrence Chan - who, as a short stack, ran his {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} into the pocket queens of Richard Acorino.

However, where there are victims in poker, there are also survivors. Notable names who managed to make it into Day 2 include Jude Ainsworth (96,600), Jonathan Little (63,500), Joe Cada (54,800), Soi Nguyen (46,500), Ivan Demidov (23,700), William Reynolds (15,700) and Blair Hinkle (90,200), who recently got 4th in Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em.

The plan today is to play ten levels or reach a final table, though, with so many entrants remaining, the former seems more likely.

Play is set to begin at 1:00 PM PST, so please stick with us here at PokerNews as the drama unfolds and we work our way toward a final table!

Oznake: Amnon FilippiTony Welds

Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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