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Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Turner and Hawkins Among the Leaders After Day 2 of $1,700 Main Event

ajlamers • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Dann Turner
Dann Turner

After another 12 hours of poker, Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit $1,700 Main Event has come to an end. The day began with 174 players returning to their seats but only 20 would survive to make the final day.

One of the big stacks heading into Day 2 with 2,480,000 chips is Dann Turner who is looking to record the largest cash of his career. Turner got things started early in the day when he worked his way up the leaderboard and it continued throughout the day. Turner has over $605,000 in career earnings with many of his cashes coming on the WSOP circuit.

Turner will only be looking up at Thomas Alcorn, who bagged the chip lead with 3,200,000. Alcorn only has two recorded cashes to his name and is widely considered to play the game as a hobby rather than professionally like many of his opponents. Alcorn proved on Day 2 that he could hang tough with the big boys and will be looking to do the same on Monday.

Some other notables moving on to the final day include Maurice Hawkins (2,015,000), Martin Kozlov (1,700,000), Rodney Seymour (1,260,000), and Asher Conniff (1,120,000). Hawkins is coming off a third-place finish in the WSOP Global Casino Championship and would like nothing more than to add another final table to his resume and potentially a 14th circuit ring.

Day 2 Action

When the action kicked off at 12 pm local time, the money bubble was on the minds of everyone still in the field, only 15 eliminations away. It came in a hurry and the hand-for-hand process wasn't even needed. Multiple eliminations occurred at the same time including that of David Jackson. His ace-king was cracked by AJ Kelsall's ace-jack, leaving the remaining 159 players a piece of the prize pool.

With a prize pool of over $1.6 million, the lion's share of the money is still up for grabs when the action resumes on Monday. While the winner will take home $271,234, the min-cash was worth $2,550. There were many notables who made some deep runs but faltered throughout the day.

In the largest pot of the tournament thus far, WSOP Global Casino Championship winner Ryan Eriquezzo found himself on the wrong side of a cooler. Eriquezzo held an overpair to the jack-high board but Kobie Wilkerson flopped a set of jacks. A two million-chip pot ensued as all of the chips got in the middle on the flop and Eriquezzo was unable to improve as he hit the payout desk. Things didn't end so well for Wilkerson, however, as he was eliminated in the last level of the day after losing a preflop flip.

It also wasn't a welcoming day for many of the chip leaders from the starting flights who made their way to the payout desk early on. Pete Theodocion (80th place), Elilton Gouveia (108th place), and Ryan D'Angelo (77th place) all entered the day at the top of the leaderboard but were unable to make a push to the finish. Vincent Moscati appeared to be on track early on, being the first player to reach the seven-figure mark, but a couple of big pots brought his day to an end in 35th place.

The remaining 18 players will return at noon on Monday for the final day where a new WSOP circuit ring will be awarded to the Main Event champion. The blinds will resume on level 27 at 25,000/50,000 with a 50,000 big blind ante. There will be a new redraw at 18 players and for the final table of nine players. The levels will continue to be 60 minutes in length with a 15-minute break after every two levels.

Be sure to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team for all of the updates on route to a Main Event champion.

Tags: Asher ConniffDann TurnerDavid JacksonElilton GouveiaKobie WilkersonMartin KozlovMaurice HawkinsPete TheodocionRodney SeymourRyan D'AngeloRyan EriquezzoVincent Moscati

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

jeffmcmillan • Level 26: 20,000-40,000, 40,000 ante
Thomas Alcorn us
Thomas Alcorn
us 3,200,000 400,000
Dann Turner us
Dann Turner
us 2,480,000 -205,000
Scott Born US
Scott Born
US 2,175,000 275,000
Billy Cashwell us
Billy Cashwell
us 2,100,000 350,000
Brad Albrinck us
Brad Albrinck
us 2,095,000 -105,000
Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 2,015,000 335,000
Joshua Martin us
Joshua Martin
us 2,015,000 465,000
Randy Lowery us
Randy Lowery
us 1,770,000 -75,000
Jonathan Hanner us
Jonathan Hanner
us 1,720,000 220,000
Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 1,700,000 240,000
Brandon Livengood US
Brandon Livengood
US 1,695,000 -255,000
Robert Georato us
Robert Georato
us 1,275,000 395,000
Rodney Seymour us
Rodney Seymour
us 1,260,000 780,000
Steven Grybas us
Steven Grybas
us 1,260,000 -165,000
Wayne Whittinghill us
Wayne Whittinghill
us 1,125,000 -500,000
Asher Conniff us
Asher Conniff
us 1,120,000 120,000
Forrest Raleigh us
Forrest Raleigh
us 975,000 -755,000
Srinivasa Vadlamudi us
Srinivasa Vadlamudi
us 745,000 -465,000
Shawn McClanahan us
Shawn McClanahan
us 720,000 -530,000
Dinh Ba us
Dinh Ba
us 625,000 -320,000

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Kozlov Doubles

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

Martin Kozlov was all in preflop with his tournament life at stake.

Kozlov {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}
Steven Grybas {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

The flop came {a-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} to send Kozlov into the lead. The turn was the {3-Clubs} and the river came the {8-Diamonds} to secure the double up for the Australian.

Martin Kozlov au
Martin Kozlov
au 1,460,000 -150,000
Steven Grybas us
Steven Grybas
us 1,425,000 245,000

Cashwell Makes Correct Fold

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

Action was picked up on the turn with a board that read {9-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{4-Clubs}. Billy Cashwell was facing a 500,000 bet from Thomas Alcorn. Cashwell thought it over long and hard, well over a minute as the other players at the table engaged in conversation.

Finally Cashwell laid it down and showed the {a-}{k-} that he folded. Alcorn showed that it was the correct fold as he turned over the {j-}{9-} for two pair.

Thomas Alcorn us
Thomas Alcorn
us 2,800,000 1,290,000
Billy Cashwell us
Billy Cashwell
us 1,750,000 -100,000

Tags: Billy Cashwell

Best Hand Prevails for Livengood

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

After a couple of raises, Darren Martin and Brandon Livengood got all of their chips in the middle preflop. The cards were tabled and Livengood held a dominating preflop advantage.

Brandon Livengood: {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Darren Martin: {a-}{j-}

The flop came {j-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts} and Martin took over the lead with a pair of jacks. The {9-Spades} on the turn changed nothing but the {q-Diamonds} on the river gave Livengood a straight. When the stacks were counted, Martin was the player at risk for 955,000, covered by just 10,000 chips.

Brandon Livengood US
Brandon Livengood
US 1,950,000 1,180,000
Darren Martin us
Darren Martin
us Busted

Tags: Darren MartinBrandon Livengood

Albrinck Sends Farrar to the Rail

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

The action folded around to the blinds and they each put 90,000 in the middle before the flop of {a-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Spades} hit the felt. Brad Albrinck checked his small blind and Richard Farrar shoved all in for just under 500,000 in the big blind. Albrinck called and the cards were on their backs.

Brad Albrinck: {a-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Richard Farrar: {7-Spades}{6-Spades}

Albrinck was ahead with his pair of aces but the {3-Spades} on the turn gave Farrar plenty of outs with a straight flush draw. The {3-Clubs} on the river paired the board and Albrinck held on to eliminate Farrar.

Brad Albrinck us
Brad Albrinck
us 2,200,000 1,745,000
Richard Farrar us
Richard Farrar
us Busted

Tags: Brad AlbrinckRichard Farrar

Wilkerson Busts in Flip

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

Kobie Wilkerson who had been losing chips rapidly, was all in preflop for his tournament life with {7-Spades}{7-Clubs} against the {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} of Darren Martin.

The flop was bad news for Wilkerson as it came {a-Spades}{2-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}. The turn was the {j-Spades} and the {5-Hearts} on the river confirmed his finish in in 24th place.

Darren Martin us
Darren Martin
us 1,420,000 740,000
Kobie Wilkerson US
Kobie Wilkerson
US Busted

Good Timing for Martin

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

The action folded to Maurice Hawkins on the button who made a large raise to 150,000. Dinh Ba three-bet shoved all in for 1,190,000 in the small blind and Darren Martin put the last of his 245,000 in the middle from the big blind. Hawkins folded and the remaining two hands were face up.

Darren Martin: {q-Spades}{q-Diamonds}
Dinh Ba: {8-Clubs}{6-Spades}

"I was just trying to get you to fold," Ba said to Hawkins, but found himself in a predicament once Martin got involved. The flop came {j-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} to give Ba an open-ended straight draw but the {k-Diamonds} and {j-Clubs} runout ensured Martin of a double up.

Maurice Hawkins us
Maurice Hawkins
us 1,680,000 340,000
Dinh Ba us
Dinh Ba
us 945,000 -165,000
Darren Martin us
Darren Martin
us 680,000 60,000

Tags: Darren MartinDinh BaMaurice Hawkins

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