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Hannah Guthrie Leads Final 15 Players of WSOPC Cherokee Main Event

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Hannah Guthrie
Hannah Guthrie

Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Harrah’s Cherokee $1,700 Main Event wrapped up Sunday night and what a wild day of action it was as a starting field of 162 was trimmed all the way down to the final 15 players.

Leading the way is Hannah Guthrie who bagged 4,885,000, which is a third more than her next closest competitor. In the penultimate level of the day, Guthrie had a run of hands that propelled her to the chip lead including leaving Dan Lowery on fumes when she faded a flush draw. Then shortly after she eliminated David Jackson when she turned a straight to best his top pair to give her over four million in chips, a height that she would not come down from for the rest of the day.

Second in chips to end the day was Ken Aldridge, who finished with 3,327,000. He collected the majority of his chips very late in the day, in the last half of the last level to surge himself into second place.

Ryan Jones (2,800,000), Kyle Cartwright (2,535,000), and Randall Rothwell (2,470,000) round out the top five stacks.

Fikret Kovac finished sixth in chips with 2,350,000 after making a lot of noise once play got down to three tables. He took the reigns in his hands and forced his opponents into several tough decisions, many of which went in his favor as he surged to a chip lead at one point just before the ascension of Guthrie at the same action-packed table.

Well known players Marshall White (1,515,000), Spencer Champlin (1,345,000) and defending champ Jake Bazeley (1,185,000) are also among the 15 remaining.

Action of the Day

The day began with 162 players and the 150 money bubble threshold was breached shortly with no need for any hand-for-hand play. Eliminations occurred at a steady pace throughout the day including Maurice Hawkins. who went down in 44th place, and start-of-day chip leader Ben Petrillo, who hit the rail in 36th place. The dinner break was reached with 30 players remaining and when they returned after eating, the real action began as several big hands (as mentioned previously) unfolded that helped shape the landscape headed into the final day.

Day 3 will begin at noon local time as the 15 remaining players will return to Level 27 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and a big blind ante of 50,000. PokerNews will be on hand once again to provide all the action packed updates as a winner will be crowned.

Tags: Ben PetrilloDan LoweryDavid JacksonFikret KovacHannah GuthrieJake BazeleyKen AldridgeKyle CartwrightMarshall WhiteMaurice HawkinsRandall RothwellRyan JonesSpencer Champlin

End-of-Day Chip Counts

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Hannah Guthrie us 4,885,000 585,000
Ken Aldridge us 3,327,000 427,000
Ryan Jones us 2,800,000 100,000
Kyle Cartwright us 2,535,000 835,000
Randall Rothwell US 2,470,000 370,000
Fikret Kovac ba 2,350,000 -1,050,000
Nilesh Choudhary us 1,980,000 -470,000
Michael Kassem US 1,700,000 -200,000
Matt Ernst US 1,575,000 275,000
Marshall White us 1,515,000 -315,000
Spencer Champlin us 1,345,000 -505,000
Jake Bazeley us 1,185,000 -815,000
Asaf Benshushan us 810,000 -240,000
Kevin Johnson us 755,000 -595,000
Erik Gorman us 730,000 -370,000

End of Play

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante

Play has ended for the night with 15 players remaining. Chip counts and recap to follow shortly.

Aldridge Raises Out Champlin

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Ken Aldridge
Ken Aldridge

The flop read {7-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}. Spencer Champlin had bet 315,000 and was raised to 1,125,000 by Ken Aldridge.

Champlin went into the tank, checked his cards and studied the all diamond board. He started to engage in some talk with Aldridge, prompting him to answer whether or not he should fold. Aldridge talked back and eventually Champlin pitched his hand into the muck,

Aldridge showed one card, the {a-Diamonds}.

Ken Aldridge us 2,900,000 600,000
Spencer Champlin us 1,850,000 -120,000

Tags: Ken AldridgeSpencer Champlin

Justin Hoffman Eliminated in 17th Place ($14,021)

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Justin Hoffman
Justin Hoffman

Justin Hoffman moved all in preflop over a raise from Michael Kassem. It folded around to Bud Gibson who thought for a while before folding after about 15 seconds.

Kassem tossed in one chip to call the all in instantly and turned over the {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} which was crushing the {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} of Hoffman.

The board ran out {3-Spades}{q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{k-Spades} and Hoffman was eliminated by rockets.

Michael Kassem US 1,900,000 700,000
Justin Hoffman US Busted

Tags: Bud GibsonMichael Kassem

Level:
26
Blinds:
20,000/40,000
Ante:
40,000

Ernst Doubles With Turned Set

jeffmcmillan • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Matt Ernst
Matt Ernst

Matt Ernst moved all in on the turn and was called by Robert Moreno on a board that read {10-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}.

Ernst had turned a set as he showed the {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs} which was ahead of the {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts} of Moreno. The river was the {3-Diamonds} and Ernst confirmed his double up.

Matt Ernst US 1,300,000 650,000
Robert Moreno us 575,000 -525,000

Tags: Matt ErnstRobert Moreno