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Day 2 Completed

Day 2 of the 2014 Master Classics of Poker Ends in the Money

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Clyde Tjauw Foe
Clyde Tjauw Foe

A total of 158 players returned to the tables of the Holland Casino in Amsterdam on Wednesday for Day 2 of the 2014 Master Classics of Poker €4,250 Main Event. Registration was still open until the first card was dealt at 14:00 CET, which allowed six late entries and 11 reentries to take advantage of the option and boost the overall attendance to 298 entries.

This equaled the number of runners of the year prior and even more remarkable is the fact that all Main Event champions of the past three years made it into the money. Ole Schemion was leading the field at the start of the day, and the 2012 winner made it through to Day 3, as did David Boyaciyan (2011), and defending champion Noah Boeken.

Among the early eliminations were such familiar names as Marcel Luske, Bryn Kenney, Steve O'Dwyer, Artur Koren, Davidi Kitai, Sorel Mizzi, and Paul Valkenburg. Jorryt van Hoof had a rough day on the felt and busted in a massive three-way pot with the {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts} against Stuart Rutter's {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} when the Brit spiked the {Q-Hearts} on the river to bust the November Niner and eliminate Fatima Moreira de Melo as well — the latter holding the {J-Clubs}{J-Spades} .

Action continued fast and furious with the field being reduced from 43 to 36 in the span of less than 20 minutes to reach the money. Clyde Tjauw Foe woke up with the {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} in the big blind after the all-in shove of Keith Hawkins with the {A-Clubs}{9-Clubs}, a call from Michiel Brummelhuis and another all-in shove from Mohamed Almani with the {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}. Brummelhuis folded the {A-Spades}{Q-Spades} and would have made a flush, but the kings held up and Tjauw Foe bagged 658,800 to claim the overnight chip lead.

Michael Telker just missed out on the money as did Aviv Meiri and Joeri van der Sman, both of whom were eliminated while Jason Wheeler had a decision for his tournament life on the bubble. Wheeler, an American, ended up calling for his stack of 180,000 in chips with the {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts} and Jussi Nevanlinna, who finished runner-up to Boyaciyan in 2011, had him covered and the better starting hand with the {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}. The board ran out {10-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}, and Wheeler was out. All remaining players were guaranteed at least €5,901 for their efforts and a shot to go further on Day 3. That's when play will continue with levels of 90 minutes and the first blinds at 2,000/4,000 with an ante of 500.

The big stacks for the penultimate day include [Removed:17] (640,700), 2011 champion Boyaciyan (582,600), Jimmy Pan (435,900), Andrew Chen (434,200), Day 1 chip leader and 2012 champion Schemion (425,800), and Amir Mozaffarian (355,700). Play will resume at 14:00 CET and will continue until the final table of the last nine players remain, the PokerNews Live Reporting team will be there to cover all crucial hands.

Tags: Amir MozaffarianAndrew ChenClyde Tjauw FoeDavid BoyaciyanFatima Moreira De MeloJason WheelerJorryt van HoofJussi NevanlinnaMohamed AlmaniOle Schemion

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Clyde Tjauw Foe nl
Clyde Tjauw Foe
nl 658,800 -11,200
[Removed:17] NZ
NZ 640,700 10,700
David Boyaciyan nl
David Boyaciyan
nl 582,600 152,600
Jimmy Pan NL
Jimmy Pan
NL 435,900 -94,100
Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 434,200 74,200
Ole Schemion de
Ole Schemion
de 425,800 -34,200
Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 402,200 2,200
Dennis Lavrijssen NL
Dennis Lavrijssen
NL 384,100 -75,900
Amir Mozaffarian de
Amir Mozaffarian
de 355,700 -14,300
Richard Milne gb
Richard Milne
gb 345,000 -5,000
Hossein Ensan de
Hossein Ensan
de 286,000 -24,000
Noah Boeken nl
Noah Boeken
nl 279,100 -900
Niels van Alphen nl
Niels van Alphen
nl 267,600 167,600
Rachid Choukri NL
Rachid Choukri
NL 258,700 226,400
Fatih Aydin nl
Fatih Aydin
nl 252,800 -82,200
Ruben Visser nl
Ruben Visser
nl 252,200 32,200
Michiel Brummelhuis nl
Michiel Brummelhuis
nl 241,800 93,800
Robbie Hendriks NL
Robbie Hendriks
NL 235,400 214,700
Nico Kuan nl
Nico Kuan
nl 235,100 -14,900
Jack Salter gb
Jack Salter
gb 227,400 107,400
Per Munksgaard dk
Per Munksgaard
dk 207,400 27,400
Marcel Verheul NL
Marcel Verheul
NL 172,000 17,000
Jan Sjavik NO
Jan Sjavik
NO 154,700 -98,300
Wim Emo nl
Wim Emo
nl 142,800 112,000
Stuart Rutter gb
Stuart Rutter
gb 141,800 -3,200

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Jason Wheeler Bubbles the 2014 Master Classics of Poker

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Jason Wheeler
Jason Wheeler

While Aviv Meiri was getting knocked out on one table and Joeri van der Sman took a beat from [Removed:17], there was still one more hand being played when hand-for-hand was announced.

Jason Wheeler was on the button with a 47,800 bet out in front of him while Jussi Nevanlinna, a former MCOP runner-up in the big blind, had a 22,800 bet before him. The Finn announced all in and the action was put back onto Wheeler. The American was just about to call off his stack when he looked at the clock - there were still 39 players left (NB this was before the exits of Meiri and van der Sman). Wheeler began to count his stack and thought for several minutes as the number of players remaining went down from 39 to 37. A crowd gathered around with several short stacks looking on expectantly.

Finally Wheeler said, "Ok I call."

Wheeler: {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}
Nevanlinna: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}

The board came {10-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{A-Diamonds} to make a full house for the Finnish player. There was a countdown, Wheeler had about 180,000 in total but Nevanlinna had roughly 210,000. The American was out, everyone else was in the money and play immediately finished for the day.

Jussi Nevanlinna fi
Jussi Nevanlinna
fi 400,000 225,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us Busted

Tags: Jason WheelerJussi Nevanlinna

Sman Overboard

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Joeri van der Sman
Joeri van der Sman

An incredibly unusual and ultimately frustrating exit for Joeri van der Sman due to the preflop action.

Ole Schemion open-limped and van der Sman limped behind him on the button. The small blind completed before [Removed:17] made it 18,000 to play. Schemion flat-called and then van der Sman shoved all in for around 150,000. The small blind folded and Yan tanked for a couple of minutes before calling. Schemion folded.

van der Sman: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Yan: {7-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}

The board came {7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} and Yan spiked three sevens to leave 37 players left and the official bubble. And hand-for-hand had not started yet. There was still one hand going on...

[Removed:17] NZ
NZ 630,000 160,000
Joeri van der Sman nl
Joeri van der Sman
nl Busted

Tags: Joeri van der SmanOle Schemion

Meiri No More

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Aviv Meiri
Aviv Meiri

Game over for Aviv Meiri, he was all in preflop with {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} against Richard Milne's {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} but the board came {7-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Meiri went out in 39th place.

With 38 players remaining, the floor staff announced the tournament would be going hand-for-hand just as soon as the remaining hands were finished...

Richard Milne gb
Richard Milne
gb 350,000 241,000
Aviv Meiri il
Aviv Meiri
il Busted

Tags: Aviv MeiriRichard Milne

Tjauw Foe busts Hawkins and Almani to take the Lead

zedmaster84 • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Mohamed Almani
Mohamed Almani

Keith Hawkins moved all in for 36,800 from middle position and Michiel Brummelhuis called from one seat over. The action folded to Mohamed Almani in the small blind and he moved all in for just over 200,000 chips. Clyde Tjauw Foe in the big blind had both players at risk covered and was all in as well to create a massive pot. Brummelhuis folded {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} and the three players turned over their cards:

Hawkins: {A-Clubs} {9-Clubs}
Almani: {J-Clubs} {J-Hearts}
Tjauw Foe: {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}

Brummelhuis would have made a flush as the board ran out {10-Spades} {2-Spades} {5-Hearts} {8-Spades} {6-Diamonds}, eliminating both Hawkins and Almani just shy of the money.

Clyde Tjauw Foe nl
Clyde Tjauw Foe
nl 670,000 455,000
Mohamed Almani NL
Mohamed Almani
NL Busted
Keith Hawkins GB
Keith Hawkins
GB Busted

Tags: Clyde Tjauw FoeKeith HawkinsMohamed Almani

Chen Powering Through

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante
Andrew Chen
Andrew Chen

On the turn of a {5-Clubs}{K-Spades}{K-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} board, Michael Telker checked and Andrew Chen bet 21,000. Telker made the call to see the {3-Diamonds} on the river before checking once more. This time Chen bet 70,000 - in effect, putting Telker all in but the latter couldn't bring himself to continue and opted to fold instead.

Andrew Chen ca
Andrew Chen
ca 360,000 74,000
Michael Telker us
Michael Telker
us 60,000

Tags: Andrew ChenMichael Telker

Hoekendijk's House

Homer • Level 16: 2,000-4,000, 500 ante

Joeri van der Sman had opened to 8,000 preflop and was called by [Removed:17] on the button and Albert Hoekendijk in the small blind. The flop came {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Clubs} and it was checked to Yan who bet 11,100. Hoekendijk called and van der Sman folded.

Both players checked the {7-Spades} turn and Hoekendijk instantly bet 15,000 on the river. Yan went into the tank for a minute then made a resigned call. Hoekendijk flipped {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs} for a full house and picked up pot.

[Removed:17] NZ
NZ 470,000 -5,000
Albert Hoekendijk nl
Albert Hoekendijk
nl 130,000 10,000

Tags: Albert HoekendijkJoeri van der Sman