2022 888poker XL Winter Series WSOPC Rozvadov
$1,700 Main Event
Days:
$1,700 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Shainiuk and Chai Continue Setting the Pace at WSOP Circuit Thunder Valley Main Event

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Roman Shainiuk
Roman Shainiuk

Day 2 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley $1,700 Main Event is in the books, ending with a case of déjà vu.

Play finished at the conclusion of nine 60-minute levels with the final table of nine players remaining. Of those, Day 1 chip leaders Roman Shainiuk (2,315,000) and Paul Chai (2,275,000) find themselves atop the leader board for a second consecutive day.

Shainiuk’s Day 2 trajectory was nearly all upward. Chai started the day a little more slowly but picked up steam around the dinner break to again become one of the largest stacks in the room. Arish Nat (2,080,000) comes in hot on their tails as the only other player over 2 million in chips.

Main Event Final Table

SeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
1Roman Shainiuk2,315,00077
2Paul Richardson855,00029
3Terence Reardon1,560,00052
4Paul Chai2,275,00076
5Travis Fujisaka1,540,00051
6Soumitra Nagar750,00025
7Landen Lucas300,00010
8Bobby Pham745,00025
9Arish Nat2,080,00069

Day 2 Action

Play began with 96 players from the 414-entry field returning to action and go to battle on the felt. Even with hour-long levels, play progressed at a swift pace. Sixty-three players were slated to make it into the money and the field reached that number with two minutes left on the clock before the first break of the day when Nat knocked out David Vu after Vu three-bet all in with ace-king over Nat’s open. Nat had pocket aces and his rockets launched the tournament into the money.

Players such as Jasthi Kumar, Pat Lyons, and Peter Park were among those to fall short of the money on Day 2. Jesse Cohen (56th - $2,532), Brett Murray (31st - $3,552), Alex Condon (23rd - $4,595), and Day 1a chip leader Noel Rodriguez (12th - $9,361) all made it into the money but found their day conclude with trips to the payout desk.

The final nine players will resume for the third and final day at noon local time on Monday with play scheduled to occur until a champion has been crowned. Levels will continue to last one hour in length with play beginning at the start of Level 25 (15,000/30,000/30,000).

Come back to PokerNews for updates all along the road to victory.

Tags: Alex CondonArish NatBrett MurrayDavid VuJasthi KumarJesse CohenNoel RodriguezPat LyonsPaul ChaiPeter ParkRoman Shainiuk

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

GeoffFisk • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The final 20 minutes of the night saw no major changes in chips; play will resume at Level 25 at noon Monday, with the blinds at 15,000/30,000 and a 30,000 big blind ante. A recap of Day 2 action will follow shortly.

Roman Shainiuk us
Roman Shainiuk
us 2,315,000 345,000
Paul Chai US
Paul Chai
US 2,275,000 45,000
Arish Nat us
Arish Nat
us 2,080,000 330,000
Terence Reardon US
Terence Reardon
US 1,560,000 385,000
Travis Fujisaka us
Travis Fujisaka
us 1,540,000 -410,000
Paul Richardson us
Paul Richardson
us 855,000 -170,000
Soumitra Nagar us
Soumitra Nagar
us 750,000 -135,000
Bobby Pham us
Bobby Pham
us 745,000 -50,000
Landen Lucas us
Landen Lucas
us 300,000 -120,000

Richardson Pulls Off a Squeeze

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Paul Chai was under the gun and opened to 90,000, receiving calls from Bobby Pham in the hijack and Roman Shainiuk on the button. Paul Richardson was next to act in the small blind and piled the rest of his chips into the middle.

Chai folded after about 10 seconds to fold and he gave Richardson the longest sweat of his three opponents, resulting in a sizeable pot won before the flop.

Paul Chai US
Paul Chai
US 2,230,000 130,000
Roman Shainiuk us
Roman Shainiuk
us 1,970,000 -50,000
Paul Richardson us
Paul Richardson
us 1,025,000 5,000
Bobby Pham us
Bobby Pham
us 795,000 -80,000

Tags: Bobby PhamPaul ChaiPaul RichardsonRoman Shainiuk

Fujisaka Three-Bets Reardon

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Terence Reardon opened to 60,000 from the hijack and was three-bet to 175,000 by Travis Fujisaka, who was on the button. Action folded back to Reardon and he put out chips to call.

The flop came {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and Reardon checked. Fujisaka made a continuation-bet of 160,000.

"That's you," he said, flashing his hand to Fujisaka as he folded. Fujisaka remarked in an affirmative manner.

"What'd you show?" asked tablemate Roman Shainiuk, who was unable to see Reardon's hand from his angle.

"Tens," Reardon responded.

Travis Fujisaka us
Travis Fujisaka
us 1,950,000 140,000
Terence Reardon US
Terence Reardon
US 1,175,000 -160,000

Tags: Roman ShainiukTerence ReardonTravis Fujisaka

Nagar Gets the First Final Table Double Up

GeoffFisk • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Paul Chai opened to 90,000 from the button, Soumitra Nagar three-bet all in for his last 430,000, and Paul Chai called.

Soumitra Nagar: {a-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}
Paul Chai: {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}

Board: {6-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

Chai excitedly declared "straight!" when the {8-Diamonds} hit the board, but it was actually Nagar with the best hand, having the flush come in on the river.

Paul Chai US
Paul Chai
US 2,100,000 -670,000
Soumitra Nagar us
Soumitra Nagar
us 885,000 485,000

Tags: Paul ChaiSoumitra Nagar

Slow Start To Final Table

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

There has been over 10 minutes-worth of play with no notable pots after the amendment of the schedule to decide play would conclude upon the completion of the current level. Combined with a full table after a few hours of short-handed play, it is likely play will continue to have a slower pace for the last 35 minutes or so of the evening.

Final Table Seat Draw and Chip Counts

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament has officially reached the final table with nine players remaining. The redraw has been completed and play is underway with 46:15 left in Level 24 and counting. Here is the official seat draw and accompanying chip counts.

TableSeatPlayerChip CountBig Blinds
11Roman Shainiuk2,020,00081
12Paul Richardson1,810,00072
13Terence Reardon1,335,00053
14Paul Chai2,770,000111
15Travis Fujisaka1,335,00053
16Soumitra Nagar400,00016
17Landen Lucas420,00017
18Bobby Pham875,00035
19Arish Nat1,750,00070
Paul Chai US
Paul Chai
US 2,770,000 390,000
Roman Shainiuk us
Roman Shainiuk
us 2,020,000 -280,000
Travis Fujisaka us
Travis Fujisaka
us 1,810,000 130,000
Arish Nat us
Arish Nat
us 1,750,000 105,000
Terence Reardon US
Terence Reardon
US 1,335,000 -65,000
Paul Richardson us
Paul Richardson
us 1,020,000 10,000
Bobby Pham us
Bobby Pham
us 875,000 -10,000
Landen Lucas us
Landen Lucas
us 420,000 -120,000
Soumitra Nagar us
Soumitra Nagar
us 400,000 75,000

Dan Stir Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,361)

GeoffFisk • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Dan Stir
Dan Stir

Dan Stir open shoved for 700,000 from the button, and Paul Chai called from the small blind.

Dan Stir: {a-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Paul Chai: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

Board: {k-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{6-Spades}

The six on the river didn't play for Stir, as Paul Chai took down the pot with two pair, aces and kings, with the {q-Spades} kicker.

The final nine will now redraw to the final table. Play will continue until the end of the current level, and then Day 2 will conclude.

Dan Stir us
Dan Stir
us Busted

Tags: Dan StirPaul Chai

Anthony Hugenberg Eliminated in 11th Place ($9,361)

HillKerby • Level 24: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Anthony Hugenberg
Anthony Hugenberg

Action folded to Paul Chai, who was on the button and raised to 100,000. Anthony Hugenberg went all in for close to the same amount, putting action on Bobby Pham in the big blind. Pham announced he was all in, coming over the top for a little over 600,000.

"Do you want to see the hand I'm going to fold?" said Chai as he folded {k-Spades}{9-Spades} face up.

Anthony Hugenberg: {a-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Bobby Pham: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

Hugenberg picked up a small sweat on the flop {10-Spades}{2-Hearts}{4-Clubs} but was unable to improve further as the turn {j-Spades} and river {9-Clubs} completed the runout, sending him to the rail in 11th place.

Paul Chai US
Paul Chai
US 2,380,000 45,000
Bobby Pham us
Bobby Pham
us 885,000 175,000
Anthony Hugenberg us
Anthony Hugenberg
us Busted

Tags: Anthony HugenbergBobby PhamPaul Chai