WSOP Super Circuit Online Series MSPT Showdown Series
$1,300 Texas State $1M GTD Main Event
$1,300 Texas State $1M GTD Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Hemingway Leads Final 17 After Day 2 of the Main Event

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Jared Hemingway
Jared Hemingway

Day 2 of the Texas State Main Event was one to remember as 218 hopefuls started the day dreaming of the grand prize and when the dust settled at the end of the day after 14 hours of play, just 17 remained.

Leading the way in chips to end the day was Jared Hemingway who bagged 11,325,000. He started to accumulate a large stack with eight tables left as his chip counts rose to one of the higher ones. After a slight dip he was able to rise again during the last three tables and put himself in pole position at the end of play.

A player who had one of the more notable days was second place bagger, Christopher Doan who finished with 10,000,000. The start of day chip leader was involved in many big hands throughout the day, rapidly rising his stack early, plateauing for a while and then shooting it up again late in the day.

Michael Wang, Gabriel Andrade and Nick Shkolnik rounded out the top 5 in chips, each bagging large stacks as well, all over 9 million.

Many players were cut down over the course of the day to create the final 17. Including Chris Moneymaker and Greg Raymer who hit the rail early in the day.

Matt Berkey was taken out in 78th place and Darren Elias made a deeper run, making it down to the final four tables before succumbing in 30th place.

The 17 payers will return for the final day of the main event at 2 p.m. local time to Level 29.

PokerNews will bring you the conclusion in its entirety.

Tags: Chris MoneymakerChristopher DoanDarren EliasGabriel AndradeGreg RaymerJared HemingwayMatt BerkeyMichael WangNick Shkolnik

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Jared Hemingway us 11,325,000 4,925,000
Christopher Doan us 10,000,000 2,000,000
Michael Wang us 9,650,000 1,400,000
Gabriel Andrade us 9,400,000 -300,000
Nick Shkolnik us 9,200,000 2,800,000
Brad Freeman US 6,300,000 1,600,000
Brett Murray us 5,250,000 2,550,000
Josh Thibodaux US 4,500,000 1,100,000
Jesse McVicker us 4,500,000 350,000
Robert Wright US 3,575,000 2,475,000
Shawn Rice us 3,575,000 -125,000
Joon Park us 3,200,000 1,800,000
Brandon Packard US 2,975,000 2,515,000
Tony Potis US 2,850,000 1,400,000
Teddy Conner us 1,825,000 -1,825,000
Christopher Gonzales us 1,375,000 -2,125,000
Kevin Kaylor us 1,200,000 -350,000

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Wang Takes Out Calvert

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Michael Wang
Michael Wang

It was a preflop flip for Joshua Calvert's tournament life as he held {9-}{9-} against the {a-}{j-} of Michael Wang.

He was safe on the flop as it came {7-}{3-}{10-}. But the turn was not safe as a {j-} came off and the river was a {2-} and Wang gathered in his fallen opponent's chips.

Michael Wang us 8,250,000 3,950,000
Joshua Calvert us Busted

Tags: Michael Wang

Andrade Gets Value With Flush

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Gabriel Andrade
Gabriel Andrade

Action arrived on the river as the board showed {5-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}.

Gabriel Andrade bet 1,000,000 into a pot of around the same amount over to Tony Potis who called after a few moments.

Andrade tabled the {k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} which was the winner as Potis mucked and Andrade added more chips to his growing stack.

Gabriel Andrade us 9,700,000 2,500,000
Tony Potis US 1,450,000 -1,950,000

Tags: Gabriel Andrade

McVicker's Deuces Hold

jeffmcmillan • Level 27: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Jesse McVicker
Jesse McVicker

Jesse McVicker called the all in from Jason Daly.

Daly had {a-}{10-} vs {2-}{2-} of McVicker.

The board ran out safely for McVicker {q-}{k-}{8-}{9-}{6-} and Daly was eliminated.

Jesse McVicker us 4,150,000 550,000
Jason Daly us Busted

Final Three Table Redraw

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
11Michael Steinbacher 
12Christopher Gonzales 
13Jared Hemingway 
14Tony Potis 
15Michael Wang 
16Galen Kester 
17Joshua Calvert 
18Gabriel Andrade 
21Brandon Packard 
22Teddy Conner 
23Aaron McEvoy 
24Shawn Rice 
25Robert Wright 
26Christopher Doan 
27Nick Shkolnik 
28Josh Thibodaux 
31Chip Ervin 
32Brett Murray 
33Jason Daly 
34Joon Park 
35Jesse Jones 
36Jesse McVicker 
37Kevin Kaylor 
38Brad Freeman 

Conner Calls to Eliminate Rising

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Terry Conner
Terry Conner

Action was on the turn as the board read {2-Spades}{q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{8-Clubs}.

Kelly Rising moved all in for 825,000 over a bet of 325,000 from Teddy Conner.

Conner thought for about 30 seconds before eventually calling. He had the {a-Spades}{k-Spades} which was on top of the {j-Spades}{7-Spades} of Rising.

The river came the {6-Clubs} and Rising was eliminated.

Teddy Conner us 3,650,000 1,550,000
Kelly Rising US Busted

Tags: Terry Conner

Hemingway Shoves Out Freeman

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Action was picked up on the river with the board reading {10-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}.

The pot was at least 1,800,000. Brad Freeman mad a bet of 1,200,000. Hemingway thought a while before moving all in, Freeman folded quickly to ship the pot to Hemingway and create a shift in chips at the table.

Jared Hemingway us 6,400,000 4,700,000
Brad Freeman US 4,700,000 -5,500,000

Tags: Jared HemingwayBrad Freeman