2021 World Series of Poker Europe
$5,000 Main Event
Dias:
$5,000 Main Event
Dia 1b Terminado

Breaking Good: Aaron Paul Makes Day 2

mnuwwarah • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Aaron Paul
Aaron Paul

One Hollywood star had a brief but colorful run in the PokerStars Championship Bahamas Main Event on Day 1a, but another had a quieter, more conventionally successful appearance on Day 1b.

A day after Kevin Hart lit up his table with cheerful talk, but only made his chips last a few hours, Breaking Bad and The Path star Aaron Paul bagged 74,700 chips to make it through to Day 2 of the event. Paul, looking the part of a typical grinder as he donned sunglasses, a beanie, and headphones, traded the occasional banter with his opponents but otherwise focused on chip accumulation. Helped in large part by a key pot against Chino Rheem early on, that strategy proved successful.

The pot in question saw the three-time World Poker Tour champ bet out 1,675 on a board of {6-Hearts}{q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{5-Spades} from the big bind and Paul raise to 4,000. Rheem came back with another raise to 10,000, and Paul called to see a {6-Spades} river. Rheem moved all in for about 11,000 and Paul snapped it off.

Rheem feared the worst and asked if Paul had fives full, but the actor showed {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} instead. Rheem uttered a few choice words on his way out the door, flashing {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs} for a turned straight when the dealer informed him he was obligated to show.

Another celebrity to bag some chips was former NFL star Richard Seymour. The New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders alum has plenty of bling already — he collected three Super Bowl rings in his decorated career — but Seymour is looking for his first piece of poker hardware. He made a nice run in a WPT event last month, finishing 18th, and he's drawing live here after making it through Day 1b with 28,000.

Seymour had to survive with a big fold rather than a big hand. He faced off with American circuit grinder Vincent Moscati with a board of {4-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Clubs} between the two. Seymour checked from middle position and Moscati bet about 13,000. That represented almost all of Seymour's chips, and he decided to fold queens face-up. Moscati showed him aces.

Overall, 470 players showed up for Day 1b to push the two-day total to 699. Registration is still open until the beginning of Day 2 on Tuesday, so there's still time for that number to inch upward. About 260 of the runners on Day 1b made it through.

The player who handed the dealer the heaviest bag was James Juvancic, with 271,800 in chips. Others to bag big included Andrew Ryan (224,300), Jan Kralik (164,900), Mattias Priolo (160,800), and PokerStars Team Pro Felipe Ramos (156,800). Mohsin Charania, Sam Chartier, Mukul Pahuja, Maria Ho, and PokerStars Team Pros Vanessa Selbst and Chris Moneymaker also advanced.

Meanwhile, players who hit the rail during the eight levels of play included Jason Wheeler, Faraz Jaka, Jennifer Tilly, Anthony Zinno, Calvin Anderson, Mike Gorodinsky, and Team PokerStars Pros Liv Boeree and Celina Lin.

Day 2 gets underway at noon local time on Tuesday, so come back to PokerNews for more coverage.

Tags: Aaron PaulChino RheemJames JuvancicRichard Seymour

Various End-of-Day 1b Chip Counts

[user153638] • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante
James Juvancic us
James Juvancic
us 271,800 271,800
Andrew Ryan US
Andrew Ryan
US 224,300 6,300
Jan Kralik CZ
Jan Kralik
CZ 164,900 164,900
Mattias Priolo SE
Mattias Priolo
SE 160,800 160,800
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 156,800 56,800
Mariano Martiradonna it
Mariano Martiradonna
it 151,800 151,800
Steve Kerr CA
Steve Kerr
CA 147,800 12,800
Erling Voje NO
Erling Voje
NO 140,800 140,800
Maxim Lakov RU
Maxim Lakov
RU 137,300
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 134,600 41,600
Serge Cantin CA
Serge Cantin
CA 131,000 131,000
Pedro Cabeca pt
Pedro Cabeca
pt 129,200 129,200
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 125,000 125,000
Antonio Della Sciucca ca
Antonio Della Sciucca
ca 120,000 20,000
Justin Ouimette ca
Justin Ouimette
ca 110,000 110,000
Sam Chartier ca
Sam Chartier
ca 107,700 67,700
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
us 107,500 62,500
Pascal Lefrancois ca
Pascal Lefrancois
ca 103,200 -45,800
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 97,100 74,100
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 88,000 -7,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 81,400 21,400
Kevin Martin ca
Kevin Martin
ca 78,400 30,400
Aaron Paul US
Aaron Paul
US 74,700 -20,300
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 71,100 4,100
Chris Moneymaker us
Chris Moneymaker
us 65,100 49,100

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Final Six Hands

• Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante

The tournament clock has been paused and players are going to play another six hands before bagging their chips for Day 2 tomorrow!

Stay tuned for a full recap and chip counts.

Florence Allera Done in by 2012 PCA Champ

[user153638] • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante

France's Florence Allera moved all in for her last 12,000 from early position and action folded to 2012 PCA champ John Dibella in the big blind. He didn't seem excited about it, but he made the call nonetheless.

Allera: {5-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}
Dibella: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}

It was a flip, but Allera needed to improve to stay alive. Unfortunately for her, that proved easier said than done as Dibella paired his ace on the {4-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{a-Clubs} flop. Neither the {J-Hearts} turn nor {Q-Clubs} river helped Allera, and she headed for the exit.

John Dibella us
John Dibella
us 62,000 62,000
Florence Allera fr
Florence Allera
fr Eliminado

Tags: Florence AlleraJohn Dibella

Riess the Beast Ships a Double

[user153638] • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante
Ryan Riess
Ryan Riess

2013 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Ryan Riess moved all in for 8,900 and action folded all the way around to Dan Høidahl, who opted to call from the big blind.

Riess: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Høidahl: {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}

The kicker of Riess had him way out in front, but Høidahl picked up chop outs on the {9-Spades}{4-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop. Unfortunately for him, neither the {J-Diamonds} turn nor {3-Spades} river helped him, and he sent some chips over to Riess.

Ryan Riess us
Ryan Riess
us 20,000 11,100

Tags: Ryan RiessDan Høidahl

Thiago Mascarenhas Eliminated by David MacNeil

• Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Felipe Ramos raised to 1,800 from middle position, and Thiago Mascarenhas moved all in for his remaining 10,300 chips.

Action was now on David MacNeil on the button and he called. Ramos folded.

Mascarenhas: {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades}
Ramos: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}

The flop came {9-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Mascarenhas was immediately drawing dead to the {7-Clubs} on the turn and the {4-Diamonds} on the river.

David MacNeil CA
David MacNeil
CA 65,000
Thiago Mascarenhas BR
Thiago Mascarenhas
BR Eliminado

Tags: Felipe RamosThiago MascarenhasDavid MacNeil

Sciucca Catches the Turn

mnuwwarah • Nível 8: 400-800, 100 ante

Antonio Della Sciucca was up against a bet of 10,400 from a player in the hijack on a board of {3-Spades}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{j-Hearts}. Sciucca, from the big blind, moved all in for about 50,000 and his opponent called off for around 45,000, showing a set of threes. Sciucca had {j-Spades}{j-Clubs} for top set though, and his opponent expressed extreme frustration as the {9-Clubs} fell.

Antonio Della Sciucca ca
Antonio Della Sciucca
ca 100,000

Tags: Antonio Della Sciucca