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$1,700 Main Event
Day 2 Completed

Ryan Jones Leads Final Eight in WSOP Circuit Baltimore Main Event

SandraBarbour • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Ryan Jones
Ryan Jones

Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Baltimore $1,700 Main Event is in the books with eights players remaining and bagging for the final day of the tournament tomorrow at noon local time.

The lineup is led by two-time Circuit ring winner Ryan Jones with 2,100,000. Jones started Day 2 as the chip leader and managed to bag the chip lead for the final day as well. Jones has two WSOPC Main Event wins and will bring up a ton of experience and skills from his past victories.

Jones is followed by Faisal Siddiqui with 1,890,000 in the bag. Siddiqui has already been at the final table of this event. In fact, he was the runner-up of the WSOPC Baltimore Main Event in March 2015. He fell one spot short from glory back then and will be looking to get the title this time.

Joseph Cashen will return to the final day with the third biggest stack (1,225,000) and has already locked his biggest Circuit cash by making it to the final table. It wasn't all smooth for Cashen but he did show that he wasn't afraid to gamble it up and he played many huge pots throughout the day.

Ryan Tamanini sits in fourth with 990,000. Tamanini found himself as one of the shortest stacks at some point but he didn't give up and managed to climb his way back up eventually bagging 40 big blinds for the final day.

Mark Redding is closely training Tamanini with 970,000. Redding will be going for the first six-figure score of his poker career.

Bracelet winner Michael Wang is still in contention as well with 875,000 in the bag. Wang is an experienced pro with $718,228 in WSOP cashes. He has been having an incredible series and he claimed two victories at this stop. He will try to top it with a third one.

Shinya Shimada (660,000) and Joseph Malebranche (415,000) round up the final eight. Shimada took over the chip lead early in the day and although he couldn't keep it all the way, he did manage to make it to the final day.

As for Malebranche, he started Day 2 near the top of the leaderboard and continued climbing throughout Day 2 eventually making it to the final day.

The remaining eight players all have $11,860 locked up but eight-place will be no-one's target when play resumes. They will have their eyes on the first-place prize of $113,143 along with the WSOP Circuit ring.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Ryan TamaniniUnited States990,00040
2Michael WangUnited States875,00035
3Shinya ShimadaJapan660,00026
4Joseph CashenUnited States1,225,00049
5Ryan JonesUnited States2,100,00084
6Joseph MalebrancheUnited States415,00016
7Faisal SiddiquiUnited States1,890,00075
8Mark ReddingUnited States970,00039

Action of the Day

Day 2 saw 50 players returning to the felt of 303 entries. The bustouts were going at a very fast pace at the beginning of the day and within two levels, the field was whittled down to just 28 players. Just a level later, the field was reduced to 18 payers and many notables made it to the final two tables but couldn't survive much longer including David Moses (18th place - $5,248), Charles Johnson (15th place - $6,250), Peter Vitantonio (13th place - $6,250) and Christian Harder (11th place - $7,591).

The final table was reached when Siddiqui eliminated Jeremy Meacham after turning a flush against Meacham's nut flush draw. Siddiqui managed to get paid and stay ahead.

Action slowed considerably at the final table and within the last two levels of play Chris Grove was the only player to hit the rail. Grove only had 12 big blinds left and needed to find a spot to double up. He three-bet shoved with ace-eight against Mark Redding's ace-seven in a blind vs blind situation, but Redding flopped a seven and Grove couldn't recover.

The remaining eight players will return to the tournament area at noon tomorrow to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned.

Play will resume at Level 24 which features a small blind of 10,000, big blind of 25,000 with a 25,000 big blind ante.

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be bringing you all of the updates througout the final day of the event so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.

Tags: Charles JohnsonChris GroveChristian HarderDavid MosesFaisal SiddiquiJeremy MeachamJoseph CashenJoseph MalebrancheMark ReddingMichael WangPeter VitantonioRyan TamaniniShinya Shimada

Cashen Doubles Through Wang

SandraBarbour • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Michael Wang raised to 50,000 from the hijack and Joseph Cashen called from the button.

The flop fell {10-Spades}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} and Wang bet 110,000. Cashen raised to 260,000 and Wang three-bet to 850,000. Cashen called with his last chips and the players tabled their hands.

Joseph Cashen: {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}
Michael Wang: {9-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Wang had flopped a set of nines but Cashen had flopped a pair of tens and an open-ended straight draw. The {q-Diamonds} turn was just what Cashen needed to take the lead with a straight and the {5-Spades} river completed the board for Cashen to win the pot.

Joseph Cashen us
Joseph Cashen
us 2,050,000 1,550,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 870,000 -630,000

Tags: Joseph CashenMichael Wang

Chris Grove Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,399)

SandraBarbour • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante
Christopher Grove
Christopher Grove

Action folded to Mark Redding who raised to 50,000 from the small blind. Chris Grove three-bet jammed for his last 250,000 from the big blind and Redding made the call.

Chris Grove: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Mark Redding: {a-Hearts}{7-Spades}

Redding hit a pretty favorable flop of {j-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. The {j-Clubs} turn and {2-Hearts} river filled up the board and Redding raked in the pot with jacks and sevens, ending Grove's run in 9th place for $9,399.

Mark Redding us
Mark Redding
us 950,000 -20,000
Chris Grove us
Chris Grove
us Busted

Tags: Chris GroveMark Redding

Tamanini Folds to Wang

SandraBarbour • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Ryan Tamanini opened to 45,000 from the hijack and Michael Wang three-bet to 125,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Tamanini who added the remainder to call.

The dealer fanned a flop of {5-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} and Tamanini checked. Wang bet 80,000 and Tamanini check-called.

The turn was the {3-Clubs} and Tamanini checked again. Wang continued with a bet of 150,000 that was enough to win the pot.

Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 1,500,000 200,000
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini
us 925,000 -125,000

Tags: Michael WangRyan Tamanini

Jones Doubles Through Cashen

SandraBarbour • Level 23: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Michael Wang opened to 50,000 from early position and Joseph Cashen called from middle position. Ryan Jones three-bet to 225,000 from the hijack and Wang folded but Cashen stuck around with a call.

The dealer spread a flop of {j-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and Cashen checked. Jones bet 145,000 and Cashen check-called. The turn came the {3-Diamonds} and Cashen checked once more. Jones moved all in for 440,000 and Cashen thought for a long while, then made the call.

Ryan Jones: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Joseph Cashen: {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}

"I was hoping you had ace-king," muttered Cashen.

The {2-Diamonds} filled up the board and Jones doubled up.

Ryan Jones us
Ryan Jones
us 1,700,000 950,000
Joseph Cashen us
Joseph Cashen
us 500,000 -210,000

Tags: Joseph CashenMichael WangRyan Jones

Level:
23
Blinds:
10,000/20,000
Ante:
20,000

Turn Bet Takes it for Jones

SandraBarbour • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Faisal Siddiqui raised to 37,000 from early position and Ryan Tamanini called from the hijack along with Michael Wang in the cutoff and Ryan Jones in the big blind.

The flop fell {5-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds} and was checked around to the {3-Clubs} turn. Jones threw in a bet of 150,000 that was enough to claim the pot.

Faisal Siddiqui us
Faisal Siddiqui
us 2,200,000 -50,000
Michael Wang us
Michael Wang
us 1,300,000 -75,000
Ryan Tamanini us
Ryan Tamanini
us 1,050,000 110,000
Ryan Jones us
Ryan Jones
us 750,000 268,000

Tags: Faisal SiddiquiMichael WangRyan JonesRyan Tamanini

Redding Folds to Siddiqui's Shove

SandraBarbour • Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 16,000 ante

Joseph Cashen raised to 33,000 from the hijack and Faisal Siddiqui called from the small blind along with Mark Redding in the big blind.

The flop fell {a-Spades}{4-Spades}{2-Spades} and Siddiqui checked. Redding bet 75,000 and Cashen folded but Siddiqui check-raised all in for about 2,050,000. Redding let it go.

Faisal Siddiqui us
Faisal Siddiqui
us 2,250,000
Mark Redding us
Mark Redding
us 810,000 -338,000