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World Series of Poker Circuit Choctaw Day 2: Seiwert Leads, Cloutier and Daughter Hymel Both Cash

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Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Choctaw Casino Resort in Durant, Oklahoma, saw a field of 175 players whittle its way down to 14. Neal Seiwert is our chip leader with 1.92 million chips. He ascended to the top of the charts near the end of the day after bouncing back from a cooler against Drazen Ilich. Seiwert ran queens into Ilich's aces, but never gave up and now leads the pack entering Day 3. Biting at his heels are Shallum Lynch (1.8 million), Andrew Watson (1.62 million) and Jeff Gibralter (1.53 million). They, too, built stacks before the dinner break and are prepared to wield them tomorrow.

Traci Brown is the last woman standing with 585,000 chips. She wasn't the only female to go deep in this event however, Ruth "Ruthless" Hall, Ashley Cox and TJ Cloutier's daughter Elizabeth Hymel all cashed. Hymel ran a bluff against Watson with just king-high and Watson picked it off with a pair of sixes. Hymel failed to hit a three-outer on the river and was eliminated from the tournament.

Cloutier and fellow Hall of Famer Berry Johnston also cashed. Johnston was battling especially hard until he, too, was eliminated by Watson. It was a race between Johnston's {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} and Watson's {7-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}. The board ran {q-Spades}{2-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} and Johnston hit the rail.

Other notables who cashed included Lyle Glover, Gus Voelzel and Richard Lee who shared the bubble with three other players.

Lance Freeman was crippled by the sickest hand of the day. At 15,000/30,000/4,000, Joe Bui limped in from late position and Ilich limped behind. Freeman raised to 100,000 from the big blind and Bui back-reraised to 200,000. Ilich got out of the way, Freeman moved all-in for a little less than 500,000 and Bui called. Bui was light-years behind with {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} against Freeman's {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}, but the flop fell {a-Spades}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs} giving Bui two-pair. He retained the lead after the turn and river bricked {6-Spades}, {q-Diamonds} respectively, leaving Freeman with only 16,000 chips. He busted in 17th place soon after.

Here is how the two tables look entering the final day:

Table 81

SeatPlayerChip Count
Seat 1Bobby "Shooter" Hempkins705,000
Seat 2Empty 
Seat 3Empty 
Seat 4Robert Cheung890,000
Seat 5Traci Brown585,000
Seat 6Huy Nguyen1,095,000
Seat 7John Loza1,390,000
Seat 8Basil Lombardo915,000
Seat 9Andrew Watson1,620,000

Table 55

SeatPlayerChip Count
Seat 1Joe Bui1,500,000
Seat 2Drazen Ilich835,000
Seat 3Shallum Lynch1,800,000
Seat 4Empty 
Seat 5Victor Haynes535,000
Seat 6Neal Seiwert1,920,000
Seat 7Empty 
Seat 8Charles "Woody" Moore1,035,000
Seat 9Jeff Gibralter1,530,000

The remaining players will return at noon local time on Monday to play down to a winner.

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