Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
It took two separate heats and nearly 13 hours, but we are finally down to our final six players in the $5,000 NAPT Bounty Shootout.
Andrew Chen, Shaun Deeb, Michael Binger, Marko Neumann, Scott Baumstein and William Pilossop all won their heats and have a seat locked up at Sunday's final table.
There were a handful of notables who entered the day looking to advance including Amnon Filippi, David Baker, Darren Elias, Jeff Madsen, Brandon Adams, Faraz Jaka and Nick Binger.
Team PokerStars was well represented by Greg Debora, Barry Greenstein, Dario Minieri, Ville Wahlbeck and George Lind III, but none of them were able to win their respective heats. Wahlbeck was the closest, finishing runner-up when Pilossop cracked his aces heads up.
Perhaps the most intriguing story of the day was that Nick and Michael Binger sat next to each other at their table. Michael even eliminated his brother when Nick shoved with . Michael had him dominated with and held when the board ran .
Chris Klodnicki took the worst beat of the day when he flopped a full house with on a board. His opponent, Neuman, flopped trips with and after the turned the river brought the . Over 90,000 chips went in the middle, Klodnicki was left with only 1,500 and busted the very next hand.
The final table is set for Sunday at 12 p.m. local time. The remaining players have all guaranteed themselves $40,000 and will be fighting it out for both the $200,000 first-place prize and the $25,000 prize for most knockouts.
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From the butt, William Pilossoph raised to 3,500. Ville Wahlbeck reraised to 8,500 from the big blind. Pilossoph shoved and Wahlbeck snapped him off, tabling the . Pilossoph revealed the and said, "I should've smelled something there."
The flop came down and kept Wahlbeck in the lead. Pilossoph did add a pair of eights to help his cause.
The turn delivered the and spiked Pilossoph with trips. Wahlbeck could still hit the case ace or make a flush with a heart that didn't pair the board.
The river failed to give Wahlbeck any justice when the fell and he was eliminated in second place to Pilossoph, who will move on to the final table.
With the board reading , Amnon Filippi checked to Marko Neumann who bet 3,800. Philippi check-raised to 13,000 and Neumann called.
The turn was the and Filippi led for 16,000. Neumann called.
The river was the and Filippi moved all in. Neumann called and Filippi opened for a pair of jacks. Neuman took a second then finally tabled for a winning two pair.
"Why did you take so long to turn your cards over?" Filippi asked him.
Filippi received no answer and unhappily headed to the cage to collect his earnings. Neumann won the heat, made the final table and is guaranteed $40,000.
Ville Wahlbeck and William Pilossoph were all in preflop with Wahlbeck holding the chip lead. He had the and Pilossoph held the .
The board ran out and Pilossoph doubled up to 112,600 after being all in for 56,100.
Samuel Chartier open-shoved 21,600 with the button and was called by William Pilossoph in the big blind.
The board ran and Chartier was eliminated from the tournament.
Both tables are now heads up.
Amnon Filippi and Marko Neumann are now heads up on their table, and on a flop of the two got all the biscuits in the middle.
Filippi checked to Neumann who bet 3,600 and Filippi then check-raised all in for 25,900. Neumann called.
Filippi needed to dodge a club, queen or seven and did so on both the turn () and the river () to double to 58,000 chips.
Chris Klodnicki was first to act and opened to 2,700. Marko Neumann called from the big blind and the flop fell . Both players checked.
The turn brought the and Neumann checked to Klodnicki who continued for 3,000. Neumann check-raised to 8,500 and Klodnicki called.
The river was the and Neumann led for 18,500. Klodnicki thought for a bit before moving all in, having Neumann covered by just 1,500. Neumann snap called with for jacks full of fours and Klodnicki unhappily flashed for a lesser full house.
The very next hand Klodnicki got his last few chips in with and Neumann called with . The flop and turn came and everything was kosher until the rivered giving Neumann a pair and eliminating Klodnicki from the tournament.