$5,150 Circuit Championship Main Event
$5,150 Circuit Championship Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Concludes

Chipleader Matt Stout
Chipleader Matt Stout
That's all she wrote folks. What began with 27 players this afternoon has been whittled down to just nine, barely three hours later.

David Dao was the tall stack to start the day, and he managed to ride that stack all the way into Day Three tomorrow. Unfortunately for him, he lost a few chips overall today, and he will begin as one of the short stacks. The good news is that all nine remaining players are well within contention.

Matt "Allinat420" Stout may have something to say about that though. He certainly stole the show today. Beginning play second in chips, it was hardly any time at all before he put his name firmly atop the board. Once he got there, he would not look back. Stout has become the first player to crest 1,000,000 in chips! In fact, he will take very nearly one third of the chips on the table into battle tomorrow. There's no doubt that the other eight players have their work cut out.

It's useless to speculate; we'll find out all of our answers tomorrow. We hope you'll join us at 2:00pm CST on Wednesday as we crown our champion here at the 2009 WSOP-C Tunica. Until then, goodnight from Harrah's!

Gavin Smith Eliminated in 10th Place ($14,718)

Gavin Smith - 10th Place and final table bubble boy
Gavin Smith - 10th Place and final table bubble boy
We did not see the action preflop but when we go to the table, Kai Landry had moved all in against Gavin Smith, and Smith made the call. Landry had Smith covered.

Landry: {3-Diamonds} {3-Spades}
Smith: {8-Hearts} {8-Spades}

Smith had the lead but quickly lost it when the board hit {6-Hearts} {3-Hearts} {4-Clubs}. Smith would need one of the remaining eights to win the hand. Unfortunately for Smith, the turn fell the {9-Diamonds} and the river fell the {K-Diamonds}.

Gavin Smith becomes our final table bubble boy. He finishes in 10th place, and will take home $14,718 for his fantastic run.

Tags: Gavin SmithKai Landry

Top Ten

Following the elimination of Vince Byrd, we are down to our final ten players. The seats have been redrawn and combined into one last table. We'll play on until we lose one more player, setting up our final table tomorrow.

Seat 1: Leonard Eidson
Seat 2: Brian McCoy
Seat 3: Glenn Hyde
Seat 4: Kai Landry
Seat 5: Gavin Smith
Seat 6: David Dao
Seat 7: Jeremy Byrum
Seat 8: Mike Leah
Seat 9: Frank Wyville
Seat 10: Matt Stout

Vince Byrd Eliminated in 11th Place ($14,718)

Vince Byrd - 11th Place
Vince Byrd - 11th Place
Vince Byrd has been short for a while and as he told us he "only had about 10 big blinds left." He decided to try and make a move with {8-Diamonds} {9-Diamonds} and was called by Mike Leah, who held {A-?} {J-?}.

Byrd was unable to get luck and therefore was forced to fly out of here in 11th place. He will take home $14,718 for his efforts.

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Landry Trying to Take Over

In a limped pot, three players saw a flop of {4-Clubs} {6-Hearts} {3-Clubs}. The blinds checked, and Gavin Smith took the first stab, firing out 24,000 chips. Before the chips even settled into the felt, big blind Kai Landry announced, "All in," check-raising the rest of his chips into the pot.

This decision took Gavin aback as he sat back in his chair, shoulders slouched. It would be at least 3-5 minutes before he decided what to do. He counted and re-counted his chips. He checked-and re-checked his hole cards. He scratched and re-scratched his head. Finally, and apparently with much uncertainty, Gavin released his hand.

Kai Landry has been getting a bit frisky of late, and it's not surprising that Smith gave him a bit of a sideways look after folding. We'll wait and see how many more times Smith and the other pros let Landry make those bold plays.

Tags: Gavin SmithKai Landry

Quentin Battle Eliminated in 12th Place ($14,718)

Quentin Battle - 12th Place
Quentin Battle - 12th Place
Matt Stout raised preflop to 16,000 and Quentin Battle moved all in for 72,000 total. Stout said, "If it were anyone else, I would snap call."

Stout goes into the tank for a bit before finally making the call and showing {K-Diamonds} {J-Clubs} . Battle showed {J-Spades} {10-Clubs} .

Board: {A-Spades} {A-Clubs} {K-Spades} {9-Spades} {2-Diamonds}

Quentin Battle finished in 12th place and will take home $14,718 for his efforts

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Brian McCoy Doubles Up

Preflop, Frank Wyville raised to 23,000 total and Brian McCoy made the call.

The flop fell {3-Spades} {9-Spades} {7-Clubs} and Wyville moved all in. McCoy made the call.

McCoy: {Q-Hearts} {9-Clubs}
Wyville: {A-Diamonds} {K-Diamonds}

The turn of the {5-Hearts} and the river of the {8-Diamonds} missed both players and McCoy doubled up to around 90,000.

Tags: Brian McCoyFrank Wyville

Leah Bounces Back

Mike "GoLeafsGoEh" Leah opened the pot with a minimum raise from under the gun, making it 12,000 to go. Both David Dao and Frank Wyville came along to the flop.

Three handed then, the flop showed up {K-Spades} {K-Clubs} {3-Spades}. All three men checked.

Fourth street came the {7-Clubs}. Leah checked again, while Dao asked the dealer what the blinds are.

"Three and six," replied the dealer.

"Okay, I bet six," said Dao, slipping out an orange and a gray chip.

Wyville opted to raise it up, making it 26,000 to skate. Leah quickly over-called from early position, and Dao put in the extra 20,000 as well.

With all three men still in it, the dealer put the last card on the board: {2-Diamonds}. Leah and Dao checked to Wyville, and he kept the heat on with 50,000 chips. With absolutely no delay, Leah quickly and confidently stacked his own matching 50,000 on the table. Dao released.

"Nice call," said Wyville, tapping the felt. Leah waited though, until Wyville opened up his {A-Spades} {9-Spades}. Leah tabled {K-Hearts} {10-Hearts}, plenty good to win him that sizable pot. With that, he has climbed his way back up just over 200,000.

Tags: David DaoGoLeafsGoEhJames WyvilleMike Leah

Jeremiah Vinsant Eliminated in 13th Place ($12,510)

Jeremiah Vinsant - 13th Place
Jeremiah Vinsant - 13th Place
Matt Stout just took a dominating chip lead after a big hand against Jeremiah Vinsant. Preflop, Stout raised to 12,000 and Vinsant raised 23,000 more. Stout then reraised to make it 90,000 total. Vinsant thought for a bit and then announced all in. Stout insta-called.

Stout: {J-Diamonds} {J-Clubs}
Vinsant: {10-Diamonds} {10-Hearts}

Stout held a dominating lead and never relinquished it as the board fell {Q-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {8-Clubs} {3-Hearts} {8-Spades}.

Stout had Vinsant covered and Vinsant shook Stout's hand as he headed off. Jeremiah Vinsant will take home $12,510 for his strong finish.

The dealer was going to push Vinsant's former stack over to Stout, but Gavin Smith jumped up and knocked the chips over. The table erupted in laughter as Stout said, "That's how Gavin shows his jealousy."

Everyone should have plenty of reason to be jealous as Stout now sits around 1 Million in chips.

Tags: Jeremiah VinsantMatt Stout