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2014 WSOP: Event #65 No-Limit Hold'em Main Event Day 1C

Tags: Andre Akkari, Berry Johnston, David Devilfish Ulliott, David Tuchman, Davidi Kitai, Gerard Pique, Jonathan Duhamel, Kathy Liebert, Sam Trickett, Scotty Nguyen, Stephen Chidwick
Posted on 08 July 2014 by "M".

iveyDay 1C of the 2014 Main Event was excpected to be the busiest of the three Day 1's - and this became a fact when 3,768 poker players showed up at The Rio All-Suite Casino on Monday morning,  ready to get into the action for the $10 million first prize. With all three Day 1's combined, the total number of entries for this year's main event is now up to 6,683 players and the total prize pool for the top 693 players is $62,820,200.

Day 1C concluded after ten hours of play (five 2-hour levels). The chip leader, Eric Tracey, managed to bag 206,175 and close second to him is no-other than Phil Ivey with 187,025.

Day 1C had gathered a lot of famous poker players. Among the most recognisable faces that managed to survive Day 1C were David Tuchman, Jonathan Duhamel, Berry Johnston, Gerard Pique, and Scotty Nguyen. Some other poker faces that didn't manage further were Sam Trickett, Kathy Liebert, Andre Akkari, David "Devilfish" Ulliott, Stephen Chidwick, Davidi Kitai, Andy Frankenberger, Tom Schneider, and Jackie Glazier.

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2011 WSOP: Viva Brazil! Andre Akkari wins! ($675k)

Tags: 2011 wsop, Andre Akkari, Nachman Berlin
Posted on 29 June 2011 by "T".

Not less than three non-americans made it to the final table of Event #43: No-Limit Hold'em: Andre Akkari from Brazil, Nicholas Choulty from Lebanon and Phillip Meulyzer from Belgium. However, Choulty and Meulyzer already went out in 6 and 8 place, which left Andre Akkari alone with 5 very skilled american poker players.

Well, he was not completely alone. Akkari had many Brazilian friends and fans charing for him on the stand and they got louder and louder as he got closer the big money. After some time, he was suddenly playing heads-up against Nachman Berlin. However, after 90 minutes of play, the day came to and end as 10 levels had been played.

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