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Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
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Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
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Traniello Thrives on Day One of the $3K Limit Hold'em Event

• Livello 8: 300-500, 0 ante
Marco Traniello
Marco Traniello

The second limit hold’em tournament of the 2011 World Series of Poker got underway today with 337 runners who created a prizepool of $920,010. The numbers were down a little from last year, no doubt due to this year’s $3,000 price tag as compared to last year’s $2,000 buy in. By the end of the night, only 163 players remained in contention for the $220,817 first-place prize, with Marco Traniello emerging as the Day 1 chip leader with 54,000. (It is not Markus Herbel who listed his stack at over 70,000 but actually has just over 10,000).

The tournament drew some of the biggest names in poker including some former winners of this event, Todd Witteles and Daniel Negreanu. Unfortunately, both were among the day’s early eliminations. Other notables who started the day but ultimately made their way to the exit wereTom “durrrr” Dwan, Michael Mizrachi, Ted Forrest, Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Phil Hellmuth, Phil Laak, David Benyamine, and Matt Hawrilenko.

While many big names failed to survive, others thrived. A few of the pros who’ll be back in action on Day 2 are Shaun Deeb (36,900), Jeff Shulman (33,400), Matt Glantz (29,000), Justin Bonomo (24,300), Dwyte Pilgrim (22,500), Maria Ho (22,000), and Jason Mercier (19,500), just to name a few. There are also a few players toward the top of the chip counts that’ll no doubt give Traniello a run for his money including Victor Ramdin (44,000), Casey McCarrel (42,000), Tobin Banks (41,700), Shawn Buchanan (40,200), Nicholas Grippa (36,900), and “Crazy” Mike Thorpe (36,400).

Who will join the proud list of limit hold’em winners?

Former $2,000-$3,000 Limit Hold’em Champions

YearEventEntrantsWinnerPrize
2005Event #10 ($2,000)569Siagzar (Reza) Payvar$303,610
Event #17 ($2,500)373Quinn Do$265,975
Event #36 ($3,000)406Todd Witteles$347,385
2006Event #23 ($3,000)341Ian Johns$291,755
Event #7 ($3,000)415Bill Chen$343,618
2007Event #34 ($3,000)296Alexander Borteh$225,483
Event #43 ($2,000)472Safi Ahmad$217,329
2008Event #20 ($2,000)479Daniel Negreanu$204,863
2009Event #38 ($2,000)446Marc Naalden$190,770
2010Event #18 ($2,000)476Eric Buchman$203,607
2011Event #14 ($3,000)337???$220,817

The $3,000 limit-hold'em title is up for grabs, so be sure to join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team tomorrow at 3 PM PST as we make our way to the money!

Tags: Marco Traniello

Various End-of-Day Chip Stacks

Marco Traniello it 54,000 1,500
Victor Ramdin us 44,000 10,000
Tobin Banks 41,700
Shawn Buchanan ca 40,200 -2,800
Nicholas Grippa 36,900
Shaun Deeb us 36,900 10,900
Mike Thorpe 36,400
Jeff Shulman us 33,400 3,400
Al Barbieri us 25,600 7,300
Justin Bonomo us 24,300 -3,700
Dwyte Pilgrim us 22,500 -2,500
Maria Ho us 22,000 5,000
Isaac Haxton us 20,600 600
Jason Mercier us 19,500 -2,500
Brock Parker us 18,000
Ray Henson us 14,200 -1,800
David Baker us 13,900 10,400
John Racener us 12,500 -3,000
11,100 3,500
Hoyt Corkins us 4,700 -4,500

Four More Hands

• Livello 8: 300-500, 0 ante

The tournament staff just announced the remaining players will play four more hands before calling it a night!

Chippies

Marco Traniello it 52,500 8,500
Shawn Buchanan ca 43,000 -500
Victor Ramdin us 34,000 23,000
Jeff Shulman us 30,000 8,000
Matt Glantz us 29,000 12,000
Justin Bonomo us 28,000 5,500
Shaun Deeb us 26,000 3,500
Dwyte Pilgrim us 25,000
Brock Parker us 22,500 4,500
Jason Mercier us 22,000 5,000
Alexander Kravchenko ru 19,000 9,200
Andre Akkari br 18,500 -16,500
Al Barbieri us 18,300 -5,200
Maria Ho us 17,000 -10,000
Ray Henson us 16,000 -7,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 15,500 9,500
David Chiu us 13,600 -400
Matt Affleck us 13,400 6,300
David Benyamine fr 13,200 7,200
Justin Smith us 13,000 -400
Noah Boeken nl 12,500 -1,500
Maya Geller us 10,000 1,000
Hoyt Corkins us 9,200 -6,800
Scott Clements us 8,100 -8,900
Rob Hollink nl 7,300 900

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How Strong of a Read for Barbero?

[user196616] • Livello 8: 300-500, 0 ante

Jose Ignacio Barbero raised from the cutoff and got three-bet by the button. He made the call and the {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs} flop got checked by both players. On the {2-Hearts} turn, Barbero checked again but this time his opponent bet. Barbero quickly released his hand and said “aces full”. The player actually one hand stronger as he flashed {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for quads and the table had a good laugh afterwards.

Tags: Jose Ignacio Barbero