Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Seat 1: Victor Ramdin - 102,600
Seat 2: Jay Nair - 135,000
Seat 3: Duane Goodison - 89,000
Seat 4: Eugene Katchalov - 306,400
Seat 5: Todd Terry - 99,400
Seat 6: Dan Kelly - 73,600
Seat 7: Chris Klodnicki - 179,700
Seat 8: Sorel Mizzi - 53,500
Seat 9: David Sands - 92,600
Seat 1: Brett Richey - 138,500
Seat 2: Jack Schanbacher - 168,000
Seat 3: Christian Harder - 149,400
Seat 4: Frank Calo - 255,100
Seat 5: Andy Frankenberger - 80,900
Seat 6: Ketan Pandya - 186,200
Seat 7: Kenny Hicks - 139,900
Seat 8: Jason Burt - 195,300
Seat 9: Eli Berg - 108,200
Seat 1: Beth Shak - 106,300
Seat 2: Nick Mitchell - 183,200
Seat 3: Jonathan Little - 92,800
Seat 4: Chris Bell - 434,500
Seat 5: Micah Raskin - 85,400
Seat 6: Matthew Waxman - 179,800
Seat 7: Bobby Wisiak - 62,000
Seat 8: Lee Childs - 2,800
Seat 9: Seth Fischer - 386,700
The World Series of Poker Circuit Northeast Regional Championship resumed on Monday with 93 players remaining from the starting field of 136 to battle it out on Day 2. Seven levels and change were played and when it all said and done, only 27 were left in what was an action-packed day of poker. Ending the day at the top of the counts was Chris Bell with 434,500.
Bell started the day with 56,850, but scored knockout after knockout to vault to the top of the counts. Among those that had their bell rung were Anthony Newman, Dwyte Pilgrim, Brent Hanks, John Cernuto, and Chris Reslock. Hot on his heels, though, is Seth Fischer with 386,700. Also still in is David Sands, already with one WSOP-C Regional Championship final table under his belt.
Play resumes at 12pm local time Tuesday and will continue until the final table of nine is set. Until then, good night from Atlantic City!
On the final hand of the night, Frank Calo and Wooyang Lin mixed it up in a preflop raising war that left Lin all in for a not-insignificant amount of chips. He had the mighty , running his paint cards smack into Calo's .
Lin finds a pair, but it's not enough to get him over the hump. He's been eliminated in 28th place, and his exit means that Day 2 is over with our final 27 players just about to bag and tag their chips. We'll have a little wrap-up coming for you in just a moment.
The table folded around to the blinds, and Lee Childs moved all in from the small. He had , and his shove might have worked if Duane Goodison hadn't woken up with a hand like in the big blind. But he did, and he called, only slightly covered by Childs.
The board ran out , and Goodison's jacks double him up. Childs is now badly in need of one of those double up things; he's left with just 500 chips.
On the next hand, Childs had to post the 400-chip ante to leave himself with just one, single chip of the lowest denomination in play, T100. He got it in there with , and he was able to overcome an opponent's to take the first step back towards a respectable chip stack. He's not quite there yet, but he's back to 2,800 now.
Christian Harder raised to 5,300 under the gun, and Sorel Mizzi three-bet a couple seats over. When it came back to Harder, he tanked for a bit before shoving all in for 73,700, and Mizzi made the call with the covering stack. Harder was in a great spot to double up, tabling his to dominate Mizzi's .
There was no funny stuff on the board that ran . Harder's jacks hold up, and he's found himself a double up. Put him down for more than 150,000 again, while Mizzi takes another hit to drop around 40,000.
Under the gun, Chris Klodnicki raised to 5,500, and Micah Raskin and Jason Burt called in position. From the small blind, Lee Childs moved all in for 18,000, and Duane Goodison reraised all in for 64,600 right behind him. That folded the three monkeys in the middle, and Childs was heads up for his tournament life. And racing:
Childs managed to hold his tens as the board ran out , and he's worked his stack all the way back to 56,000. Our math tells us that Goodison is left with 46,600.
We picked up the action on the turn as the board showed and there was about 20,000 in the pot. Chris Bell checked, and Sorel Mizzi fired 13,900 at the pot. Bell called, and the filled out the board on fifth street. Mizzi wasn't slowing down, and he flung another 27,600 chips into the middle of the table. Bell, undeterred, called again.
Mizzi's hand remains a mystery as Bell's was good enough to win the pot. He's now in command of this field with a chip stack of about 437,000, while Mizzi is down to about 115,000.
This hand took nearly ten full minutes to play out, and we didn't even get to see all five community cards.
It started with Ketan Pandya opening to 6,300 from the button. From the small blind, Christian Harder three-bet to 17,600, and Pandya tanked for a long while before flatting to take a look at the flop.
It came , and it took a couple more minutes for Harder to check-call a bet of 17,200 from Pandya. The turn drew another eventual check from Harder, and Pandya must have sat still for three or four minutes before stacking out a bet of 34,500 and sliding it across the imaginary betting line. There was another long pause while Harder tanked, but he eventually surrendered his cards and let Pandya drag the chips to move to about 192,000. Harder has just over 75,000 left.
Matthew Waxman raised to 5,500 from the hijack seat, and action came to Todd Terry's small blind. The two men know each other rather well, and Terry three-bet Waxman to 14,500. Waxman spent several long minutes in the tank as he stared Terry down, occasionally throwing out a comment to gauge the reaction. Finally, Waxman settled on a fold, and Terry couldn't resist showing the as he did.
Waxman just smirked. "Big mistake, Todd. Big mistake."
Terry was amused, looking up from his stacking duties to answer, "Oh yeah?"
"Yeah, I have your bluff face now. Good luck bluffing me again, Todd. I'll give you $20 if you -- well, $15 if you bluff me again."