Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
We have wrapped up a long and action packed day here at the WSOP Circuit event at the Bicycle Casino, and we have just 17 players who will be moving on to Day 3. Leading the way is Brandon Crawford, who bagged 2.225 million chips. He is followed by Cy Williams, who has 1.43 million. Still lurking in the field are Freddy Deeb (397,000), and the last woman standing, Julie Franks (686,000).
Brandon Crawford came into today as the fifth highest chip stack with 112,300, and he was a mainstay at the top of the leaderboard the entire day. From three tables on, he was our chip leader, and going into tomorrow’s play he will be the man to beat. One of the biggest hands for Crawford happened when we were down to our final three tables. Sal Rassibi opened for 31,000, David Singontiko called as did Crawford on the button. The flop came and Rassibi moved all in, Singontiko folded and Crawford snap-called and immediately tabled for Broadway.
Rassibi was at a loss for words and tabled and was looking for a miracle runner-runner to stay alive. But he whiffed when the board completed and Crawford neared two million.
The story of the day, however, is Deeb. He is one of the players who decided to forgo Day 1 completely, and buy in today with a starting stack of 20 big blinds. He got to work right away, and every time we walked over to his table, his stack kept growing. This trend continued all day, and we will see if Deeb can add to his already illustrious poker career, as he looks for a WSOPC ring tomorrow.
Speaking of buying in today, there was another familiar face who opted to go the same route as Deeb: the poker brat himself Phil Hellmuth. Hellmuth started his day at the feature table, and while he managed an early double up, he eventually fell in the earlier levels of the day when his pocket sixes failed to outrun his opponent’s ace ten.
Other big names that fell short of the money today included Bryan Devonshire, Ray Henson, David “ODB” Baker, John Cernuto, Kenna James and Nick Rampone.
Players like Thor Hansen, Steve Brecher, and Alec Torelli all made the money, but fell short of advancing to Day 3.
The 17 remaining players have bagged and tagged their chips, and they will return tomorrow at noon PST to play down to a winner. Be sure to stay tuned to Pokernews.com for all of your up to the minute coverage. Thanks for reading, and have a great night!
Top Ten Chip Counts
|1||Brandon Crawford||2.225 million|
|2||Cy Williams||1.43 million|
|3||Leroy Spires||1.245 million|
|4||Ante Sante||1.164 million|
|5||Chris Summers||1.133 million|
David Singontiko entered the pot for 26,000, and was called by Leroy Spires on the button and Scott Verner in the big blind. The flop came out , and Verner checked to Singontiko, who bet out 19,000. Spires called, and Verner check raised all in. Singontiko quickly got out of the way, and Spires quickly called!
It was a pretty sick cooler for Verner, who's trip kings were just outkicked. Any hope of a miracle went out the door on the turn when it came the to fill up Spires. To kick him while he was down, a meaningless hit the river to give Verner a lesser boat. He was sent to the rail, while Spires upped his stack over a million.
The field has redrawn for the final 18 players.
The clock has been paused for the final 18 players to redraw.
Freddy Deeb opened the pot on the button with a raise to 32,000 and Julie Franks raised to 65,000 from the small blind. The big blind folded and Deeb bumped it up to 175,000. Franks responded by shoving for 463,000 more and put Deeb in the tank.
After a few long minutes Deeb announced "Only for you I lay this down young lady. You scare me," and folded face up. Deeb implored her to show but she wouldn't.
"Come on show me, I'll see in an hour anyways," Deeb pressed. "I'll even give her $1,000 right now if she had aces."
To everyone's disappointment Franks did not show.
We came to the table as Jeff Epstein was shoving the rest of his 90,000 stack into the middle after David Singontiko had raised under the gun. Action folded around to Singontiko, who instantly called. The cards were tabled, and it was a classic coin flip.
Singontiko has been running hot today, and this hand was no exception, as the flop came out , giving Singontiko trip kings. The turn brought no help, coming the , and the river rubbed salt in the wound, as it came the , giving Singontiko quads. Epstein made his way to the payout desk, while Singontiko cemented his spot in second place behind Brandon Crawford.
We found Julie Franks, Freddy Deeb and Ante Sante go to a flop of . Sante was first to act and checked, Deeb checked and Franks bet 45,000. Sante raised to 110,000, Deeb got out of the way and Franks called. The turn paired the board with the and Sante moved all in.
Franks went deep into the tank. A few minutes passed before the clock was called on Franks. She was given a minute to act on her hand and after 30 seconds she announced a call.
The river brought the and Franks doubled up.