Live Events 2
Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Phan's The Man Entering Day 3

[user101598] • Level 23: 7,000-14,000, 2,000 ante
Tuan Phan has 1.06 million entering Day 3
Tuan Phan has 1.06 million entering Day 3

Day 2 of the 2011 World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s Atlantic City is in the books. The day began with 215 players, but that number skyrocketed when over a hundred players lined up to be alternates. When the dust finally settled, the tournament fielded 618 entrants, generating a prize pool of $899,190. Make the final table, you’re guaranteed $17,516, win and you take home $188,830 and the gold ring.

No player had a more turbulent day than our chip leader; Tuan Phan. Phan was unafraid to get all of his chips in the middle, and was fortunate enough to win a 200,000-chip pot against Chris Reslock when he flopped a set against Reslock’s flopped flush. The board paired on the river, eliminating Reslock from the tournament and propelling Phan to the top of the leaderboard. Phan finished with an impressive 1.060 million chips – we’ll see if he can go wire-to-wire tomorrow.

Hung Truong entered the day as our leader with 211,200 chips, and survived with 692,000 chips in his stack. He could’ve finished stronger, his peak was well over 700,000, but he’s certainly happy with advancing to Day 3. Jimmy Born was second in chips entering the day, and he too will return tomorrow to chase the gold. Like Truong, Born was at one time flirting with seven figures, but only managed to bag 510,000 chips.

Peter Ippolito cashed, but failed to reach a second final table at this stop. He won Event #1 for $37,926, and added $4,388 to that today with his 33rd place finish. Other notables that cashed include Sirous Jamshidi (57th, $2,940), Mark Rose (54th, $3,192), Ashira Lavine ($3,192), Jeffrey Papola (38th, $3,507), and Steven Tabb (26th, $5,755).

A gaggle of well known players busted short of the money, including Mark “Pegasus Smith, Mike “Little Man” Sica, Chris Tryba, Drazen Ilich, Carter Phillips, Josh Brikis and Matthew Chang.

The final 20 look like this:

521Mark Andre Roy672,000
523Tuan Phan1,060,000
524Spiro Stathakis687,000
526Steve Karp302,000
527Denis Gnidash391,000
528Anthony Zinno856,000
529Ken Taylor754,000
621Hung Truong692,000
623Danny Rohde352,000
624Craig Logue185,000
626Manh Nguyen947,000
627Blake Mason194,000
629Jason Steinhorn414,000
831Avdo Djokovic609,000
833Kevin Kaikko288,000
834Jimmy Born510,000
836Jeff Fielder911,000
837Hao Le705,000
839Mike Devinsky1,032,000

The tournament resumes tomorrow at 12 p.m. EST, where we will play down to a champion. Be sure to stay tuned to for exclusive coverage of the WSOP-C!

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End of Day Chip Counts

Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us 1,060,000 478,000
Mike Devinsky
Mike Devinsky
1,032,000 897,000
Manh Nguyen
Manh Nguyen
947,000 -153,000
Jeff Fielder us
Jeff Fielder
us 911,000 -2,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 856,000 -4,000
Larry Riggs us
Larry Riggs
us 846,000 441,000
Ken Taylor gb
Ken Taylor
gb 754,000 -226,000
Hao Le
Hao Le
705,000 35,000
Hung Truong us
Hung Truong
us 692,000 372,000
Spiro Stathakis
Spiro Stathakis
Marc Andre Roy
Marc Andre Roy
672,000 -8,000
Avdo Djokovic
Avdo Djokovic
609,000 -11,000
Jimmy Born
Jimmy Born
510,000 -90,000
Jason Steinhorn
Jason Steinhorn
414,000 -101,000
Denis Gnidash us
Denis Gnidash
us 391,000
Danny Rohde us
Danny Rohde
us 352,000 217,000
Steve Karp us
Steve Karp
us 302,000 -113,000
Kevin Kaikko
Kevin Kaikko
Blake Mason
Blake Mason
Richard Logue
Richard Logue

Tournaments Don't Wait for Bloggers

Paul_Oresteen • Level 23: 7,000-14,000, 2,000 ante

The players had just taken their new seats after the redraw and they already bused two players as we were getting counts. Mike Devinsky sent an opponent packing when his {A-Hearts} {K-Spades} rivered a straight to outrun pocket jacks. Then Hung Truong sent Javier Fernandez to the payout desk when Truong had pocket aces and Fernandez's {A-Hearts} {J-Diamonds} failed to improve.


[user101598] • Level 23: 7,000-14,000, 2,000 ante

After an elimination, here's what the field looks like. Information about the hand is coming shortly.

Table 8

1Hao Le670,000
2Adam Lippert445,000
3Jason Steinhorn515,000
4Spiro Stathakis580,000
5Tuan Phan582,000
6Blake Mason220,000
7Randall Cohen507,000
8Manh Nguyen1,100,000
9Anthony Zinno860,000

Table 9

1Marc Andre Roy 
2Larry Riggs405,000
3Jimmy Born600,000
4Craig Logue400,000
5Danny Rohde135,000
6Steve Karp415,000
7Kevin Kaikko425,000
8Jeff Wilker161,000
9Ken Taylor980,000

Table 22

2Jeff Joseph280,000
4Mike Devinsky870,000
5Avdo Djokovic620,000
6Hung Truong320,000
7Denis Gnidash300,000
8Javier Fernandez120,000
9Jeff Fielder450,000

Before the Redraw...


Before the redraw, we lost Tom Rubino. Rubino was all in and at risk with {a-Clubs}{6-Clubs}, but it did not improve against an opponent's {7-Hearts}{7-Clubs} and he was eliminated.

Tom Rubino
Tom Rubino

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Roy Earns Knockout, Brings Field to 27


Marc Andre Roy opened for 27,000 from under the gun and middle position player moved all in for 70,000. Action folded back around to Roy, albeit after a long tank-fold from Jeff Fielder in the small blind, and he called.

Roy: {A-Hearts} {Q-Hearts}
Opponent: {A-Clubs} {4-Clubs}

The board ran {8-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} {10-Hearts} {Q-Spades} and Roy took the pot with the queen on the river.

Marc Andre Roy
Marc Andre Roy
520,000 1,000

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Devinsky Has Phan's Number

Paul_Oresteen • Level 23: 7,000-14,000, 2,000 ante

Mike Devinsky bet out 42,000 on the turn with the board showing {10-Spades} {6-Spades} {4-Clubs} {8-Diamonds}. Tuan Phan thought for a while before calling. The river came {4-Spades} and Devinsky bet 70,000. Phan called after a period of thought and Devinsky tabled {J-Hearts} {10-Hearts}. Phan let out a big sigh and mucked his hand.

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