Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event here at the Horseshoe Hammond Casino is in the books, and your end-of-day chip leader is Claudia Crawford with 3.426 million chips.
Joining Crawford on Day 3 will be Brad Albrinck, Josh Williams, James Henson, Tripp Kirk, and 24 other hopefuls.
An extra two dozen players joined the action on Day 2, poneying up $1,675 for less than 10 big blinds. Robert and Michael Mizrachi were among the mega-late entrants, but both of them were quickly eliminated.
Phillip Liou didn’t buy in today, he was one of the initial chip leaders, but unfortunately he was eliminated before play concluded for the evening. Many other notables cashed but failed to survive the day, including Kathy Liebert, Jonathan Tamayo, Ryan Lenaghan, Ryan Julius, Mike Leah, Blair Hinkle, Aaron Steury, Mukul Pahuja, and Ty Reiman.
Crawford shot up the charts in the middle of the day, eliminating James Nelson holding against Nelson’s . Crawford held as the board came , and crossed the 775,000-chip threshold. She quickly crossed 1 million chips, and then she won a near 2 million-chip pot off of Charles Donahue.
Donahue, Crawford and Josh Williams all saw a flop of . Crawford fired 40,000, Williams called, and Donahue raised to around 100,000. Only Crawford called. The turn was the , and Donahue led for 148,000. Crawford raised to 308,000, Donahue moved all in for 813,000, and Crawford tank-called. Crawford’s led Donahue’s , and held when the completed the board.
Crawford’s stack continued to grow through the latter levels, and she peaked during the final level.
Albrinck, who finished the day second in chips, also went on a heater during the latter levels of the day. He busted Steve Verrett, and Kyle Weir en route to bagging 2.71 million chips.
The 29 remaining players will return tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time, and we will play until a winner is crowned. For now, good night from Hammond, Indiana!
From middle position, Lee Childs raised to 45,000. Louis Cohen made the call from the hijack seat, and then action fell on Zal Irani asked, "Is that a call?" from the cutoff seat. It seemed as though he was asking if the two players in front of him, Childs and Cohen, limped in. When someone responded "yes," Irani took that as there were two limps in front of him. The person who responded was saying yes to the fact that Cohen had called the raise from Childs.
Irani seemed to have misunderstood and said, "Let's make it 60," but that wasn't enough for a raise. After a bit of debate, the floor was called. It was ruled that because Irani announced a raise to 60,000, and that was more than half of the original raise, he was forced into a min-raise and needed to make it 70,000. He did so, then action folded back to Childs.
Childs reraised all in for just under 600,000, and Cohen folded. Irani quickly called with the and put himself at risk for 405,000 total. Childs held the .
The flop, turn and river ran out to give Irani the win and double him up. Childs was left with 170,000 in chips and didn't seem to like what had happened, but more so how it happened.
Someone at the table made the comment to Irani, "Nice angle," but laughed and it seemed like a friendly little ribbing at Irani's mistake when he actually had two kings. Childs also commented, "Nice angle, bro," but his tone seemed a little more serious. Irani defended himself and said that he wasn't angling, but made a mistake after a misunderstanding. Childs repeated himself and said, "Nice angle, bro."
Whether or not it was an angle or an honest mistake, it's up to the interpreter. What we do know is that Childs was left with under 200,000 in chips while Irani moved to over 850,000.
Sean Szurko was all in and at risk for 957,000 holding two aces, and Matt Newcombe had him at risk with ace-king. Szurko's aces held, and he was shipped a massive pot.
Kevin Olsta was all in with the and up against the for Rob Zazay. The board ran out , and Olsta was eliminated.
John Bitakis was all in for 254,000 with the . Jimmy Shelton was all in for 258,000 with the . Brad Albrinck had them both covered and held the .
Bitakis make the work quick and easy as the flop came down to give him quads. The turn was the and river the to finish off the hand and give Bitakis the triple up. Shelton was eliminated by Albrinck in the small side pot as well.
On the flop, John Bitakis checked, and Rob Zazay bet 52,000. Bitakis called.
The turn was the , and Bitakis checked. Zazay upped his wager to 84,000, and Bitakis called again.
The river completed the board with the , and Bitakis checked. Zazay bet 134,000, and Bitakis quickly folded.
Jonathan Tamayo moved all in on a board of , and Tripp Kirk instantly called. Tamayo's was trailing Kirk's set of sevens, and the turn and river came , respectively, eliminating Tamayo from the tournament.