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Main Event
Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Teasdale Leads The Final 26

123md • Level 23: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Adam Teasdale
Adam Teasdale

After 14 levels, Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah's Resort Atlantic City is in the books. We began with 337 players left from the starting field of 616 (with 63 cashing) and when it was all said and done, only 26 survived. Leading the way into Day 3 is Adam Teasdale with 1,468,000, followed by Aaron Overton with 1,040,000 and Brandon Fish with 1,016,000.

Among those who made the money but came up a bit short of making Day 3 were Will Failla, Jamie Kerstetter, David Diaz, Dan Buzgon, and Chris Reslock.

Here is the Day 3 table and seat draw:

521Ed Modlin239,000
522Jack Thomas993,000
523Douglas MacKinnon455,000
524Pete Rios861,000
525Brian Nguyen739,000
526Gregory Fishberg295,000
527William Galler213,000
529Patricia Cahill126,000
621Jeffrey Einsidler182,000
622Cathy Dever363,000
623Scott Baumstein336,000
624Feming Chan506,000
625Terry Grimes413,000
626Aaron Overton1,040,000
627Gino Levrini226,000
628Michael Pariso621,000
629Sung Kim331,000
641Paul Mullins250,000
642Jeffrey Wicker494,000
643Brandon Fish1,016,000
644Barry Leventhal310,000
645Wade Woelfel205,000
646Trevor Deeter252,000
647Adam Teasdale1,468,000
648Mark Warren307,000
649Travell Thomas245,000

Play resumes at noon local time tomorrow, so be sure to join us then!

Chip Counts (full)

Adam Teasdale 1,468,000
Aaron Overton 1,040,000
Brandon Fish 1,016,000
Jack Thomas 993,000 263,000
Pete Rios 861,000 201,000
Brian Nguyen 739,000 169,000
Michael Pariso 621,000 -189,000
Feming Chan 506,000
Jeffrey Wicker 494,000
Douglas MacKinnon 455,000 -125,000
Terry Grimes 413,000 33,000
Cathy Dever 363,000 128,000
Scott Baumstein 336,000
Sung Kim 331,000
Barry Leventhal 310,000 -110,000
Mark Warren 307,000 137,000
Gregory Fishberg 295,000 -45,000
Trevor Deeter 252,000 -98,000
Paul Mullins 250,000 -100,000
Travell Thomas 245,000 -175,000
Ed Modlin 239,000
Gino Levrini 226,000 -244,000
William Galler 213,000
Wade Woelfel 205,000 -5,000
Jeffrey Einsidler 182,000

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27th-36th Place

Shamus • Level 23: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Here are the final 10 eliminations of Day 2, with the amounts for which they cashed:

27th: Richard Austin ($5,914)
28th: Michael Cologna ($5,128)
29th: Ryan Moriarty ($5,128)
30th: Yung Hwang ($5,128)
31st: Will Failla ($4,509)
32nd: Stan Jablonski ($4,509)
33rd: Christian Soto ($4,509)
34th: Jamie Kerstetter ($4,010)
35th: Brian Munshower ($4,010)
36th: Kam Chin ($4,010)

For the Nguyen (But Woelful Not Woeful)


Brian Nguyen just earned a huge double-up through Wade Woelfel in a hand that saw Woelfel raise, Nguyen reraise-shove, and Woelfel call. Nguyen had {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Woelfel {A-}{Q-}. The flop came {2-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{10-Diamonds} to give Nguyen a set. Then the {2-Clubs} turn improved Nguyen's hand to an unbeatable full house, making the {Q-Spades} on the river too little too late for Woelfel.

Woelfel counted up his stack of more than 200,000 afterwards, declaring he wasn't worried and that he still had plenty of chips to work his way back into contention.

"I'm going to win this," he said with a shrug. And the next hand was dealt.

Brian Nguyen 570,000 60,000
Wade Woelfel 210,000 -280,000

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Teasdale Busts Moriarty in Huge Pot


Adam Teasdale has just taken the chip lead in dramatic fashion.

He opened the action with a raise to 25,000 from the hijack and was called by the player on the button. Ryan Moriarty three-bet to 61,000 from the small blind, both players called, and the flop came down {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{10-Spades}.

Moriarty bet 65,000, but Teasdale popped it to 140,000. The player on the button folded, putting the action back on Moriarty who tanked for about 45 seconds before re-raising all in for about 505,000.

Teasdale called and tabled {A-Spades}{J-Spades}, trailing (but with many outs against) the {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} of Moriarty.

The {8-Diamonds} fell on the turn to keep Moriarty ahead, but it gave Teasdale a few extra outs. On cue, the {9-Diamonds} landed on the river to give Teasdale a queen-high straight to score the elimination.

Adam Teasdale 1,350,000 700,000
Ryan Moriarty Busted

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Chip Counts

Brandon Fish 1,020,000 125,000
Pete Rios 660,000 70,000
Aaron Overton 650,000 -120,000
Michael Pariso 630,000 -40,000
Barry Leventhal 420,000 130,000
Trevor Deeter 350,000 -10,000
Gregory Fishberg 340,000 50,000
Yung Hwang 195,000 25,000
Mark Warren 170,000 -100,000

Following Fish

Brandon Fish
Brandon Fish

We were mentioning yesterday how the race for the 2012-13 WSOP Circuit Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Casino Champion was a tight one, since the first nine events had seen nine different winners with none of those players having cashed in any other event thus far. That meant a nine-way tie for first in the points race, with each of those champions having 50 points heading into the Main Event (Event #10).

Once we made the money today, just one of those players was still alive, Brandon Fish, winner of Event #2 ($365 NLHE). This cash therefore nudges Fish out in front in the Casino Champion race, and in fact he appears primed to do more than just pick up a few points as he continues as our chip leader as we begin the last level of Day 2. (There are still two more events in the mix, both of which complete tomorrow.)

Fish has just over 1 million chips at present, the first player to reach that milestone.

Brandon Fish 1,050,000 155,000

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Failla Falls


Action folded to Ryan Moriarty in the small blind and he limped in. Will Failla slowly squeezed his cards and after seeing them, shoved for another 110,000-ish.

It was bad news for Failla as Moriarty snap called and tabled {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}.

"Need two pair here," said Failla, showing {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

The dealer fanned a {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{2-Hearts} flop, but that wasn't enough for Failla.

"I said two pair!"

However, it was not meant to be for Failla as the {6-Spades} turn and {3-Hearts} river ended his Main Event in 31st place.

Ryan Moriarty 530,000 185,000
Will Failla Busted

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