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CA$10,300 Main Event



CA$10,300 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Rabichow Dominates Day 2 of the CA$10,000 Main Event

ajlamers • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
Kevin Rabichow
Kevin Rabichow

It was an action-packed Day 2 at the 2019 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,000 Main Event that saw the field dwindle from 258 players down to just 67. Another 10 levels were completed and bagging up the largest stack of them all was Kevin Rabichow with 30,105,000 chips.

Rabichow, who hails from Chicago, IL, hasn't played much live poker in the past couple of years but it seems that the time off hasn't hurt his play. He has over $80,000 in career tournament winnings and a deep run in this event could see that number increase exponentially.

A large portion of Rabichow's chips came from a late elimination of Norson Shiniti Saho. Rabichow called a four-bet shove of over five million from Saho and had him crushed with pocket jacks against Saho's nines. Rabichow will enter Day 3 with over a nine million chip lead and have the perfect opportunity to pick up more chips as the money bubble approaches.

Some other top stacks include Armin Rezaei who was the only other player to bag up over 20 million chips. Rezaei threw 2,103,000 in his bag and will sit in second place for the second day in a row. Montreal native Francois Billard sits in third place with 19,795,000 followed closely by notables Dietrich Fast (18,895,000) and Maurice Hawkins (18,810,000).

Armin Rezaei
Armin Rezaei

Coming into the day, there were 258 hopefuls looking to battle their way through another 10 levels. Unfortunately, many of them were sent to the rail leaving just 67 players. With just 63 earning a spot in the money, the action seemed to slow quite a bit as the day drew to a close. In the last level of the night, the 30-second shot clock was introduced and that will carry forward until the end of the tournament.

There were quite a few partypoker team members that were looking to make deep runs. All but one of them were eliminated from the competition with only Joni Jouhkimainen still remaining. Jouhkimainen finished the day with 8,725,000 which came in large part due to a big double up with pocket kings. Some partypoker members to fall throughout the day include Mike Sexton, Kristen Bicknell, Ludovic Geilich, and Anatoly Filatov.

Entering Day 2, former Playground Poker Club dealer Sandy Lam held the chip lead. She had an up and down day that saw her stack diminish within the first couple of levels. She managed to battler her way back to a top-ten stack but then faltered late to finish with 6,030,000. Another interesting name to keep an eye out for is Mike McDonald. The poker phenom from a few years back has taken a hiatus on the felt to develop his own business but is showing no signs of any rust. McDonald spent the latter part of the day on the feature table and wound up with a stack of 10,995,000.

Mike McDonald
Mike McDonald

The action will resume at 12 p.m. local time tomorrow with just four eliminations needed to reach the money. A min-cash will be worth CA$20,000 so it is expected that many players will tighten up until the bubble bursts. The blinds will start off at 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 big blind ante and the levels will be increased to 75 minutes for Day 3.

Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the live updates throughout the entire event.

Tags: Anatoly FilatovArmin RezaeiDietrich FastFrancois BillardJoni JouhkimainenKristen BicknellKevin RabichowLudovic GeilichMaurice HawkinsMike McDonaldMike SextonNorson ShinitiSandy Lam

Day 3 Seating Draw

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
TableSeatNameCountryChip Count
191Armin RezaeiAustria21,030,000
192Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada7,170,000
193Carl MartelCanada3,805,000
194Michal WywrotCanada8,860,000
195John CayleyCanada8,550,000
196Qi HuCanada10,655,000
197Orpen KisacikogluUnited Kingdom14,200,000
198-- empty ------
201Olivier Rebello-FrechetteCanada3,620,000
202-- empty ------
203Mike McDonaldCanada10,995,000
204Bryn KenneyUnited States11,875,000
205Cedrick Angove-BernierCanada4,285,000
206Michael LauferUnited States1,385,000
207Josue SauvageauCanada6,140,000
208Philippe D'auteuilCanada6,285,000
221Ryan PignatelliCanada3,885,000
222Sam GraftonUnited Kingdom13,075,000
223Upeshka De SilvaUnited States5,010,000
224-- empty ------
225Maurice HawkinsUnited States18,810,000
226Danick LandriaultCanada16,175,000
227Lucas BragaUnited States12,675,000
228Francois BillardCanada19,795,000
241Tyler SmillieCanada1,005,000
242Dietrich FastAustria18,895,000
243Kevin RabichowCanada30,105,000
244Alexandru BaronCanada7,145,000
245Maduka MeragalCanada4,325,000
246Alexandros KoloniasGreece14,570,000
247-- empty ------
248Gerald KarlicAustria2,645,000
261Andrew LamCanada2,365,000
262Krzysztof BireckiCanada4,250,000
263Brandon HallUnited States3,730,000
264David CowlingCanada3,540,000
265Simon AssoulineCanada7,040,000
266Daniel NeilsonAustralia3,503,500
267Joni JouhkimainenFinland8,725,000
268-- empty ------
281Maxime ChartrandCanada7,480,000
282Sergio AidoSpain3,160,000
283Brandon SheilsUnited Kingdom11,945,000
284Erik LemarquandCanada4,005,000
285Samuel TsehaiCanada6,150,000
286John Paul TabagoCanada2,715,000
287Santiago PlanteCanada17,510,000
288Tom HallUnited Kingdom1,545,000
301Griffin BengerCanada7,825,000
302Babak ForozandehCanada9,785,000
303Robin HegeleAustria1,155,000
304Will GivensUnited States12,945,000
305Castrillon FontanUnited Kingdom2,585,000
306Ruben PercevalCanada7,800,000
307Joel MillerCanada3,135,000
308Manig LoeserUnited Kingdom10,570,000
311Josh KayUnited States5,400,000
312Tony RubertoUnited States3,745,000
313Sebastien VezinaCanada3,445,000
314Ben HeathUnited Kingdom8,205,000
315Lander LijoSpain3,655,000
316Diogo VeigaPortugal6,785,000
317Seyedrohollah EttehadiCanada3,400,000
318Harry RossUnited Kingdom2,385,000
321Michael FarrowCanada6,065,000
322Jason JamesCanada14,730,000
323Senthuran VijayaratnamCanada9,665,000
324Sandy LamCanada6,030,000
325-- empty ------
326Sammy LafleurCanada10,360,000
327Philipe Pizzari PintoUnited States3,020,000
328Tommy NguyenCanada4,335,000

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 30,105,000 -65,000
Armin Rezaei at
Armin Rezaei
at 21,030,000 -1,670,000
Francois Billard ca
Francois Billard
ca 19,795,000 8,375,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 18,895,000 -2,705,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 18,810,000 1,810,000
Santiago Plante ca
Santiago Plante
ca 17,510,000 -290,000
Danick Landriault ca
Danick Landriault
ca 16,175,000 2,375,000
Jason James ca
Jason James
ca 14,730,000 3,560,000
Alexandros Kolonias gr
Alexandros Kolonias
gr 14,570,000 6,620,000
Orpen Kisacikoglu tr
Orpen Kisacikoglu
tr 14,200,000 2,500,000
Sam Grafton gb
Sam Grafton
gb 13,075,000 6,875,000
Will Givens us
Will Givens
us 12,945,000 -1,955,000
Lucas Braga us
Lucas Braga
us 12,675,000 5,415,000
Brandon Sheils gb
Brandon Sheils
gb 11,945,000 1,595,000
Bryn Kenney us
Bryn Kenney
us 11,875,000 2,255,000
Mike McDonald ca
Mike McDonald
ca 10,995,000 845,000
Qi Hu ca
Qi Hu
ca 10,655,000 -2,345,000
Manig Loeser de
Manig Loeser
de 10,570,000 2,290,000
Sammy Lafleur ca
Sammy Lafleur
ca 10,360,000 1,775,000
Babak Forozandeh ca
Babak Forozandeh
ca 9,785,000 1,685,000
Senthuran Vijayaratnam ca
Senthuran Vijayaratnam
ca 9,665,000 7,565,000
Michal Wywrot ca
Michal Wywrot
ca 8,860,000 3,290,000
Joni Jouhkimainen fi
Joni Jouhkimainen
fi 8,725,000 -2,355,000
John Cayley CA
John Cayley
CA 8,550,000 1,020,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 8,205,000 1,105,000

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Day 2 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America Main Event Concludes with Kevin Rabichow Leading

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
Kevin Rabichow
Kevin Rabichow

Day 2 of the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS North America CA$10,300 Main Event has concluded with the 521-player field reduced to 66 players.

Kevin Rabichow is the overall chip leader courtesy of a late elimination of Norson Shiniti Saho. On his heels include Armin Rezaei, Dietrich Fast, Santiago Plante, and Maurice Hawkins.

Day 3 will kick off on Friday, May 24, at 12 p.m. (EDT) with the tournament on the money bubble as only 63 players will finish in-the-money.

A full recap of the day, along with a full list of chip counts will be posted later tonight.

Tags: Kevin Rabichow

Three More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante

The Tournament Director has announced that there will be just three more hands remaining on Day 2.

With action on the bubble, these final hands will be hand-for-hand as players are only three spots from bursting the bubble.

Middleton Can't hitthehole with Kings into Hawkins' Aces

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
Tom Middleton
Tom Middleton

Maurice Hawkins opened to 300,000 in middle position before Tom Middleton three-bet to 900,000 from the cutoff.

Action folded back to Hawkins, and after asking for a count on Middleton's stack and using two time extension chips, Hawkins pushed forward a four-bet amounting to 2,325,000.

Middleton announced he was all in for roughly 7,300,000, and Hawkins snap-called.

Middleton: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Hawkins: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Middleton was eliminated.

Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 17,000,000 10,390,000
Tom Middleton gb
Tom Middleton
gb Busted

Tags: Tom MiddletonMaurice Hawkins

Lam and Karlic Swap Stacks

ajlamers • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante

Sandy Lam raised to 300,000 in the cutoff and Gerald Karlic thought for a minute before announcing all in. Lam instantly called off her stack of 2,725,000 and the players at the table were shocked to see the cards.

Lam: {a-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}
Karlic: {q-Hearts}{2-Clubs}

The flop came {k-Clubs}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs}, taking away some of Karlic's outs. The {5-Hearts} on the turn and the {8-Diamonds} on the river were safe for Lam who doubled through Karlic.

Sandy Lam CA
Sandy Lam
CA 5,600,000 3,100,000
Gerald Karlic at
Gerald Karlic
at 2,700,000 -20,000

Tags: Sandy LamGerald Karlic

Saho Eliminated by Rabichow

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante
Norson Shiniti Saho
Norson Shiniti Saho

Norson Shiniti Saho four-bet jammed all in preflop from under the gun for his last 5,390,000. His opponent in the cutoff was Kevin Rabichow, and after three-betting to 900,000, he called.

Saho: {9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}
Rabichow: {j-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The dealer spread the {a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Hearts} board and Saho was eliminated.

Kevin Rabichow us
Kevin Rabichow
us 30,170,000 7,870,000
Norson Shiniti Saho BR
Norson Shiniti Saho
BR Busted

Tags: Norson Shiniti SahoKevin Rabichow

Multiway Win for Landriault

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 70,000-140,000, 140,000 ante

Danick Landriault opened to 300,000 in the hijack and Tommy Nguyen called next to act in the cutoff.

David Cowling called from the small blind as the flop landed {8-Diamonds}{5-Spades}{5-Clubs}.

A bet of 375,000 from Landriault was enough to produce folds from both Nguyen and Cowling.

Danick Landriault ca
Danick Landriault
ca 13,800,000 8,850,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca 4,200,000 -840,000
David Cowling ca
David Cowling
ca 3,545,000 -455,000

Tags: Danick LandriaultDavid CowlingTommy Nguyen