Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harvey’s Lake Tahoe is in the books, and your chip leader is Cary Marshall. Marshall has 1.65 million chips, and Derrick Yamada, who bagged 1.585 million, is biting at his heels.
Of the 165 players who either survived to make Day 2 or bought in right as registration was closing, only 13 remain. The day started off great for Yamada, moved all in against two opponents on a flop of . Both of his opponents folded, but Yamada continued to butt heads at the table, especially with Ylon Schwartz. In one particular hand, Schwartz five-bet jammed for roughly 35 big blinds, and Yamada snapped him off with . Schwartz sheepishly tabled , and Yamada held as the board ran out .
Yamada later eliminated Schwartz, calling his three-bet shove with king-queen. Schwartz’s king-jack was crushed, and he did not improve.
Yamada really shot up the charts when he made a thin call with one pair against John Deng. On a board of , Deng fired 100,000 into a pot of around 280,000. Yamada tanked for a very long time, then called with for a pair of nines. Deng tabled for queen-high, and Yamada raked in the pot. On one of the final hands of the night, Yamada made the nuts on the river against Sam McGrath, who rivered a set. Yamada put in a hefty check-raise, McGrath called, and Yamada’s stack crossed the 1.5-million chip threshold.
Marshall made quite the hero call himself. Faced with an all-in bet from Emmanuel Vacakis on a board of , Marshall tanked for quite some time before calling. Vacakis showed for one pair of sixes, which Marshall had beat with for a pair of nines. Vacakis was out, while Marshall was suddenly amongst the leaders. Marshall continued to play aggressively throughout the night, and was able to chip up over 1.6 million without very many showdowns.
Jesse Rockowitz didn’t finish the day with seven figures, but he had over a million chips several times. One particular reason Rockowitz didn’t finish with over a million chips is because he played an absolutely sick pot with Prabhakar Thonduru and Sharon Helldorfer. Rockowitz min-raised from under the gun with the blinds at 8,000/16,000/2,000. Helldorfer moved all in on his direct left, Thonduru re-shoved on her direct left, and the action folded back to Rockowitz, who snapped it off.
All three players tabled monsters:
The flop changed little, but the on the turn took away one of Thonduru's outs. Helldorfer could still doubled with any of the two kings remaining in the deck.
Miraculously, the spiked on the river, giving Thonduru a set of queens. Helldorfer was eliminated in 16th place, while Rockowitz raked in a small side pot.
Rockowitz bounced back, and was able to bag 974,000 chips.
Joining Helldorfer on the rain after the money burst were Craig Gold, Christopher Neves, Jeff Bond, Andrew Higgins, Josh Pollock, and Mark Bonsack. Bonsack took a big hit when McGrath hit a set of deuces on the river against him, and a few hands later he open-shipped with ace-seven. McGrath called him with ace-ten, and held.
Here are the remaining chip stacks:
|Shawn Van Asdale||650,000|
Among the survivors is Chris Baskin. He won this event in 2006 when it was still a $10,000 event, pocketing $372,240 in the process.
Day 3 will begin on Monday at noon local time. Be sure to head on over to the PokerNews Live Reporting Page for all of your up-to-the-minute updates.
|Shawn Van Asdale||650,000||150,000|
Sam McGrath opened to 32,000 on the button, Derrick Yamada defended his big blind, and the flop came . Yamada checked, McGrath continued for 35,000, and Yamada called.
The turn was the , both players checked, and the river was the . Yamada checked a third time, and McGrath fired 85,000. Yamada check-raised to 380,000, and before he even knew the amount of the bet, McGrath called.
Yamada tabled for the stone-cold nuts, and McGrath blurted, "Wow."
He turned over for a rivered set of tens.
McGrath took a huge hit, while Yamada is over 1.5 million chips.
Will Chao opened in the cutoff, Ping Liu three-bet jammed for 310,000 from the big blind, and Chao instantly called.
The flop gave Liu a got-shot straight draw, and the ripped off on the turn to complete the straight. The fell on the river, and Liu doubled to 640,000 chips.
Chao dropped back down to 450,000.
Will Chao, Derrick Yamada, and John Song took a flop of . The action checked to Song, who fired 55,000, Chao called, and Yamada moved all in, having both players well covered. Song folded, and Chao tanked before calling.
The turn was the , giving Chao two pair and trips outs to go with his flush outs. The on the river completed said flush, and Chao doubled to 675,000 chips.
Yamada slipped to about 1.15 million.
Bruce Peterson open-jammed his last 129,000 from the hijack seat, Derrick Yamada called in the cutoff, and the rest of the players behind folded.
Yamada flopped a set on the board, and the turn and river came , respectively.
Peterson is eliminated in 14th place, earning $8,748.
Derrick Yamada opened to 32,000 on the button, Mark Conway defended his big blind, and the dealer fanned . Conway checked, and Yamada continued for 30,000.
Conway moved all in for a total of 179,000, and Yamada tanked for the better part of 90 seconds before calling.
The spiked on the turn, prompting a member of Yamada's rail to scream quite loudly, and the completed the board.
Conway is eliminated, while Yamada is over 1.2 million chips.
Will Chao open-shoved for his last 133,000 from late position, and Bruce Peterson looked him up in the big blind.
"He has hearts!" Chao exclaimed.
The flop came , giving Chao an open-ended straight draw, and the turn was the , giving him a pair. The river was another four - the - and Chao doubled.
Peterson is left with just 145,000 chips.
Narunat Pansuntorn opened to 36,000, Cary Marshall three-bet to 90,000 on the button, and Pansuntorn called. The dealer fanned , and Pansuntorn led for 100,000. Marshall raised to 200,000, and Pansuntorn folded.
Marshall showed two jacks.