Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
When Day 2 of the 2015 WinStar River Poker Series $2,500 Main Event began, there were 118 players remaining with Barry Hutter leading the charge. All of them were in the money and guaranteed at least $4,000, but it was the juicy $1 million guaranteed top prize that everyone had their sights set on.
Following 10 one-hour levels of play, just 10 players remained with Andy Andrejevic holding the chip lead. Andrejevic bagged up 5.58 million in chips and will be the frontrunner to earn the title when action resumes tomorrow at 12 .m. local time.
Andrejevic took the lead when he clashed with Mark Eddleman during Level 23 with the blinds at 10,000/20,000/3,000. With an all-in Ben Perez awaiting his fate on the board, Eddleman check-called a big bet of 500,000 from Andrejevic. The river was the , and Eddleman check-called 1.2 million this time. Andrejevic showed him the for top set, and Eddleman's went down. Perez had the and was eliminated. Eddleman would go on to finish in 19th place for $15,000.
Hutter started the day as the leader and he finished the day as the second largest stack going forward. He bagged up 4.835 million in chips, and much of that was due to a huge clash late with Olivier Busquet. Hutter won the hand, but it wasn't without him having to get very lucky to do so.
Busquet and Hutter got all the money in with 13 players remaining for a pot worth nearly 3 million at the 20,000/40,000/5,000 level. Busquet had the best of it with two kings, but Hutter's pocket jacks sucked out to make a full house and give him the pot. Busquet finished in 13th place for $20,000.
Along with Andrejevic and Hutter, the remaining players are Jake Haller, Lonny Hardcastle, Maxx Coleman, Joseph Skinner, Jose Montes, Patana Pradith, Douglas Claybrook, and Numit Agrawal. All 10 have locked up at least $30,000 in prize money, and the top five spots will earn a six-figure score.
Be sure to return right here to PokerNews for more live coverage tomorrow as the 2015 WinStar River Poker Series $2,500 Main Event plays down to a winner. Until then, it's goodnight from Thackerville!
With Level 27 over, the final 10 players are bagging up their chips to return tomorrow to play down to a winner. Stay tuned for end-of-day chip counts and a recap.
Andy Andrejevic raised to 125,000 from the hijack seat, Maxx Coleman reraised to 300,000 on the button, and Jake Haller cold-called from the big blind. Andrejevic also called, and the trio took the flop with Haller first up. He fired 375,000, and Andrejevic folded. Coleman moved all in for 1.325 million, and Haller gave it up.
On the button, chip leader Andy Andrejevic raised to 125,000. Max Coleman called from the big blind, and the flop came down . After Coleman checked, Andrejevic bet 150,000. Coleman called.
The turn was the , and both players checked to see a fourth diamond come out on the river in the form of the . Coleman checked, Andrejevic bet 260,000, and Coleman folded after a little bit of thought.
The last level of today has remained pretty quiet. The final 10 players seem to be feeling each other out, in hopes of using the gained knowledge in tomorrow's finale. There is a decent amount of three-betting, but not many four-bets, if any at all, and certainly not many flops have been seen.
For a couple hands, Maxx Coleman and Joseph Skinner challenged each other preflop, with Skinner taking down both pots when he raised roughly three times the original raise. Besides that, there have been plenty of hands where a player opened for a raise and everyone else folded.
There are about 10 minutes left tonight, before what looks like the remaining players come back at noon tomorrow.
Matt Lapossie was all in against Barry Hutter with just 340,000 remaining. He had the against the of Hutter. The board ran out and Hutter won the pot to eliminate Lapossie.
After the hand, the players took a short break to redraw to the final table.
Maxx Coleman limped in from the small blind when play folded to him, and then Matt Lapossie exercised his option from the big blind with a raise to 145,000. Coleman then reraised to 350,000, Lapossie moved all in, and Coleman called.
Coleman had the and was at risk for 1.245 million. Lapossie had the .
The flop, turn, and river ran out , and Coleman landed the double up for over 2.5 million. Lapossie was crippled down to just 375,000.