The Return - A Borgata Championship Event

$5,300 The Return ($3,000,000 Guaranteed)
Day: 2
Event Info

The Return - A Borgata Championship Event

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
200,000 / 400,000
Players Info - Day 2
Players Left

$5,300 The Return ($3,000,000 Guaranteed)

Day 2 Completed

Weng Takes Lead With Late Surge as 53 Remain After Day 2 of $5,300 the Return

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Bin Weng
Bin Weng

A sensational Day 2 of $5,300 The Return has come to an end after 16 hours that saw the day start with 369 players out of an original 1,142 field and as the final hand was completed just 53 players remained.

The chip leader at the close of shop was Bin Weng (2,395,000) who used a late-night surge, which included a huge hand where he rivered a set against the aces of Christopher Frank to send the two players hurtling in opposite directions in the chip counts.

Right behind Weng as the only other player with more than 2 million chips was Lanny Vaysman who ended second in chips with 2,050,000. The loquacious local player had an eventful day that saw him playing interesting hands all day long and he also caught fire in the last level to become one of the big stacks.

Christopher Ng (1,785,000) and Blake Bohn (1,500,000) also finished in the top five counts at the end of the night and rounding out the top five was none other than Sam Laskowitz (1,425,000) who won the $2,200 Mystery Bounty event here in the Borgata just a few days ago earlier in the series.

Top 10 Chip Counts

PositionPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Bin Weng2,395,000120
2Lanny Vaysman2,050,000103
3Christopher Ng1,785,00089
4Blake Bohn1,500,00075
5Sam Laskowitz1,425,00071
6Ryan Dodd1,385,00069
7John Pannucci1,385,00069
8Andrew Fegan1,195,00060
9Sundiata Devore1,195,00060
10Quan Quach1,150,00058

There are many big-name players still amongst the 53 remaining; including Joe McKeehen (950,000), Frank Funaro (605,000), Richard Alsup (490,000) and Anthony Zinno (475,000) as well as Dan Zack who at one point was among the chip leaders but had a rough end to the day to finish as the bottom stack with 135,000.

One of the highlights of Day 2 was the tense bubble where there were a few micro stacks who were battling it out as well as Aubrey Williams surviving by fading several outs to ultimately leave Tomasz Zakrzewski as the bubble boy.

Among the many notable players who were not able to make it to Day 3 were; Darren Elias who went out in the money and Nick Schulman as he fell in the final level of the night.

The remaining players will take to the felt at 12 noon local time where the levels will extend to 90 minutes on Day 3.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand throughout Day 3 for all of the updates

Tags: Anthony ZinnoAubrey WilliamsBin WengBlake BohnChristopher FrankChristopher NgDan ZackDarren EliasFrank FunaroJoe McKeehenLanny VaysmanNick SchulmanRichard AlsupSam LaskowitzTomasz Zakrzewski

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
2,395,000 275,000
WPT 2X Winner
Lanny Vaysman us
Lanny Vaysman
2,050,000 940,000
Christopher Ng us
Christopher Ng
1,785,000 1,785,000
Blake Bohn us
Blake Bohn
1,500,000 160,000
Sam Laskowitz us
Sam Laskowitz
1,425,000 555,000
Ryan Dodd us
Ryan Dodd
1,385,000 -125,000
John Pannucci us
John Pannucci
1,385,000 265,000
Sundiata Devore us
Sundiata Devore
1,195,000 1,075,000
Andrew Fegan us
Andrew Fegan
1,195,000 465,000
Quan Quach us
Quan Quach
1,150,000 560,000
Sead Duraku us
Sead Duraku
1,000,000 375,000
Jarrett Mullins us
Jarrett Mullins
990,000 824,500
Aubrey Williams us
Aubrey Williams
975,000 465,000
James Mendoza ph
James Mendoza
965,000 788,500
Joe McKeehen us
Joe McKeehen
950,000 565,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 3X Winner
John Desimone us
John Desimone
875,000 105,000
Jeffery Hobrecker us
Jeffery Hobrecker
865,000 777,000
John Cox us
John Cox
835,000 712,000
David Manikos us
David Manikos
810,000 694,500
Mukul Pahuja us
Mukul Pahuja
760,000 -30,000
Grant Lang us
Grant Lang
745,000 -515,000
Son Ho us
Son Ho
715,000 -385,000
Michael Vela us
Michael Vela
710,000 108,000
WPT 1X Winner
Patrick Quinn ca
Patrick Quinn
665,000 -25,000
Jiang Qian us
Jiang Qian
630,000 220,000

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Weng Shreds Frank With Rivered Set

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Bin Weng
Bin Weng

There was a big pot in progress as the board read {k-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{8-Spades} and a pot of at least 250,000 in the middle. From the small blind Christopher Frank bet 260,000. Bin Weng came along under the gun from under the gun to swell the pot to an even larger amount.

The river was the {4-Clubs}. Frank led-jammed all in and Weng snap-called.

Weng tabled the {4-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} for a rivered set. Frank shook his head and showed his misfortune as he tabled the {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} as the table audibly reacted to the hand.

Frank looked like he had had his bell rung as he continued to shake his head and stare at the ceiling, continuously throwing his hands up with a stunned shrung. Meanwhile, Weng gathered the pot and became the big stack of the tournament.

Player Chips Progress
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
2,120,000 640,000
WPT 2X Winner
Christopher Frank de
Christopher Frank
90,000 -800,000

Tags: Bin WengChristopher Frank

Royal Quartet For Fegan

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante
Andrew Fegan
Andrew Fegan

Action was picked up on the river as the board read {k-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{k-Spades}. Andrew Fegan put together a bet of 200,000 into a pot of roughly 240,000. Grant Lang asked the dealer how much before making the call after a few moments.

Fegan showed the case king with the {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} for quads. Lang tabled his beaten {j-}{j-} as he surrendered a portion of his stack to his left.

Player Chips Progress
Grant Lang us
Grant Lang
1,260,000 270,000
Andrew Fegan us
Andrew Fegan
730,000 566,000

Tags: Andrew FeganGrant Lang

Quinn Eliminates Opponent

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante

Patrick Quinn called the all in from his opponent preflop.

At risk player: {k-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Patrick Quinn: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

Quinn had his opponent dominated and had clubs covered. The flop came {4-Spades}{a-Spades}{10-Spades} to pair the ace. The turn was the {k-Spades} to give the all in player a glimmer of hope but the river was the {8-Diamonds} to end his night and give Quinn the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Patrick Quinn ca
Patrick Quinn
690,000 -35,000

Tags: Patrick Quinn

Weng Wins With Top Pair

Level 20 : Blinds 8,000/16,000, 16,000 ante

Action was picked up on the river with the board showing {q-Spades}{a-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} with three players in the hand.

The pot had about 175,000 in it and Bin Weng carefully chose the chips from his stack and bet 83,000 from the small blind. The big blind quickly folded. Lanny Vaysman was in early position and called quickly.

Weng tabled the {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs} which was the winner as Vaysman mucked.

Player Chips Progress
Bin Weng us
Bin Weng
1,480,000 555,000
WPT 2X Winner
Lanny Vaysman us
Lanny Vaysman
1,110,000 120,000

Tags: Bin WengLanny Vaysman