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Day 2 Completed

Bethyo Bags the Lead After Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Evan Bethyo
Evan Bethyo

From a starting field of 989 players over two starting flights, only 184 returned to the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond $1,700 Main Event for Day 2 action in the conference center. After ten one-hour levels of play, only 17 remained in contention, with Evan Bethyo holding a commanding chip lead over the rest of the field with a 5,165,000 stack coming back for Day 3.

Bethyo, who started the day in 31st place, spent the latter levels of the day ramping up the aggression, taking out Chris Karambinis (23rd - $9,592) and Josh Yoo (20th - $11,472) to contend for the chip lead. Bethyo then scored the last elimination of the day, when his ace-four found a four on the flop to stop Ala Aqel (18th - $13,862) from returning for the final day.

Nearly two million chips separate Bethyo from his closest opponent, as Patrick Steele (3,350,000) and Firas Sadou (2,695,000) round out the top three stacks. Other notables left in the pack include 12-time WSOP Circuit ring winner Josh Reichard (1,985,000), Jake Bazeley (1,355,000), Giedrius Bagdonas (825,000) and David Jackson (255,000).

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
871Sachin Bhargava2,250,00056
873David Jackson255,0006
874Bryan Skreens415,00010
875Jake Bazeley1,355,00034
876Patrick Steele3,350,00084
877Casey Carroll1,725,00043
878Nicola Ditrapani935,00023
879Evan Bethyo5,165,000129
     
811Hussain Sajwani2,260,00057
812Gregory Wilson2,480,00062
813Giedrius Bagdonas825,00021
814Shiva Dudani835,00021
815Tom Bouziden1,025,00026
816William Webb425,00011
817Voytek Glab1,690,00042
818Firas Sadou2,695,00067
819Josh Reichard1,985,00050

Day 2 Action

34 players would walk away empty-handed from the 184 that started the day, and Mike Shin, Tim Vance, and Paul Elfelt all found themselves on the outside looking in of a payday. Ralph Massey ended up being the unfortunate bubble boy, the result of his pocket kings being cracked on the flop by the Big Slick of Ryan Jones, and the remaining 149 players were all in the money.

Notable players that walked home with a chunk of the prize pool include Jamey Kramer (19th - $11,472), John Sun (31st - $5,976), Alex Ziskin (38th - $4,601), Craig Trost (48th - $4,105), Nadya Magnus (55th - $3,704), Chad Holloway (90th - $2,914), and defending champ Ravi Raghavan (97th - $2,753).

Ravi Raghavan
Ravi Raghavan

Day 3 will kick off at Noon local time on Monday, March 2nd, at the start of Level 26 (20,000/40,000/40,000). Play will continue until a winner is crowned. Be sure to stay tuned right here to PokerNews as we determine which of the 17 remaining players will walk out of Horseshoe Hammond with $258,078 a coveted WSOPC ring, and a seat at the 2020 WSOPC Global Championship!

Tags: Ala AqelAlex ZiskinChad HollowayChris KarambinisCraig TrostDavid JacksonEvan BethyoFiras SadouGiedrius BagdonasJake BazeleyJamey KramerJohn SunJosh ReichardJosh YooMike ShinNadya MagnusPatrick SteelePaul ElfeltRalph MasseyRavi RaghavanRyan JonesTim Vance

End of Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Evan Bethyo us
Evan Bethyo
us 5,165,000 465,000
Patrick Steele us
Patrick Steele
us 3,350,000 250,000
Firas Sadou us
Firas Sadou
us 2,695,000 670,000
Gregory Wilson US
Gregory Wilson
US 2,480,000 80,000
Hussain Sajwani us
Hussain Sajwani
us 2,260,000 210,000
Sachin Bhargava us
Sachin Bhargava
us 2,250,000 -1,250,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 1,985,000 285,000
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
us 1,725,000 -25,000
Voytek Glab us
Voytek Glab
us 1,690,000 -210,000
Jake Bazeley us
Jake Bazeley
us 1,355,000 55,000
Tom Bouziden us
Tom Bouziden
us 1,025,000 -525,000
Nicola Ditrapani us
Nicola Ditrapani
us 935,000 350,000
Shiva Dudani us
Shiva Dudani
us 835,000 35,000
Giedrius Bagdonas us
Giedrius Bagdonas
us 825,000 200,000
William Webb us
William Webb
us 425,000 -5,000
Bryan Skreens us
Bryan Skreens
us 415,000 -315,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 255,000 -265,000

Play Ends For the Day

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

The final seventeen players are bagging and tagging up their chips for evening. Stay tuned for full chip counts and a full recap of the day's action.

Late Night Double For Carroll

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Casey Carroll
Casey Carroll

Sachin Bhargava raised to 65,000 from under the gun, then called a three-bet shove for 825,000 from Casey Carroll on the button.

Casey Carroll: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Sachin Bhargava: {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds}

Bhargava failed to catch up on a {3-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} board to send the double to Carroll with just minutes left in the evening.

Sachin Bhargava us
Sachin Bhargava
us 2,050,000 -1,450,000
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
us 1,750,000 1,190,000

Tags: Casey CarrollSachin Bhargava

Ala Aqel Eliminated in 18th Place ($13,862)

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Ala Aqel
Ala Aqel

Evan Bethyo raised to 70,000 from the cutoff, and Ala Aqel three-bet shoved for 210,000 from the small blind.

"I can't lose!" Bethyo said as he tossed in calling chips.

Ala Aqel: {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Evan Bethyo: {a-Spades}{4-Spades}

"Oh, yes I can!" Bethyo said after seeing he was dominated.

Bethyo's run of good fortune continued when the {4-Hearts}{q-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} flop paired up his four, and Aqel couldn't catch back up on the {6-Spades} turn and {6-Diamonds} river to hit the rail.

Evan Bethyo us
Evan Bethyo
us 4,700,000 200,000
Ala Aqel us
Ala Aqel
us Busted

Tags: Ala AqelEvan Bethyo

Two Table Redraw

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
TableSeatNameChip CountBig Blinds
871Sachin Bhargava3,500,000117
872Ala Aqel260,0009
873David Jackson520,00017
874Bryan Skreens730,00024
875Jake Bazeley1,300,00043
876Patrick Steele3,100,000103
877Casey Carroll560,00019
878Nicola Ditrapani585,00020
879Evan Bethyo4,500,000150
     
811Hussain Sajwani2,800,00093
812Gregory Wilson2,400,00080
813Giedrius Bagdonas625,00021
814Shiva Dudani800,00027
815Tom Bouziden1,550,00052
816William Webb430,00014
817Voytek Glab1,900,00063
818Firas Sadou2,025,00068
819Josh Reichard1,700,00057
Evan Bethyo us
Evan Bethyo
us 4,500,000 300,000
Sachin Bhargava us
Sachin Bhargava
us 3,500,000 1,800,000
Patrick Steele us
Patrick Steele
us 3,100,000 -1,100,000
Hussain Sajwani us
Hussain Sajwani
us 2,800,000 500,000
Gregory Wilson US
Gregory Wilson
US 2,400,000 -5,000
Firas Sadou us
Firas Sadou
us 2,025,000 425,000
Voytek Glab us
Voytek Glab
us 1,900,000 -100,000
Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 1,700,000 -200,000
Tom Bouziden us
Tom Bouziden
us 1,550,000 -450,000
Jake Bazeley us
Jake Bazeley
us 1,300,000 475,000
Shiva Dudani us
Shiva Dudani
us 800,000 500,000
Bryan Skreens us
Bryan Skreens
us 730,000 -85,000
Giedrius Bagdonas us
Giedrius Bagdonas
us 625,000 -125,000
Nicola Ditrapani us
Nicola Ditrapani
us 585,000 -485,000
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
us 560,000 -165,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 520,000 -360,000
William Webb us
William Webb
us 430,000 -395,000
Ala Aqel us
Ala Aqel
us 260,000 -40,000

Eliminated 19th-27th

AnthonyThompson • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
*PlacePlayerPrize
19thJamey Kramer$11,472
20thJosh Yoo$11,472
21stAndrew Pepinski$11,472
   
22ndJoe Messineo$9,592
23rdChris Karambinis$9,592
24thAjith Philip$9,592
   
25thMarcus Yofon$8,106
26thDamon Chittenden$8,106
27thCharles Donahue$8,106

Carroll Can't Call

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante

Josh Reichard raised to 65,000 from the hijack, and Casey Carroll called in the big blind.

Both players checked the {j-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop, and Carroll checked the {10-Clubs} turn. Reichard bet 130,000 and Carroll called.

Carroll checked again on the {8-Spades} river, and Reichard jammed, putting Carroll at risk for his last 725,000. Carroll tanked for a minute before folding, and Reichard flashed the {9-Clubs} before pulling in the pot.

Josh Reichard us
Josh Reichard
us 1,900,000 275,000
Casey Carroll us
Casey Carroll
us 725,000 -250,000

Tags: Casey CarrollJosh Reichard

Yoo Loses a Flip to Bethyo

BrandonTemple • Level 25: 15,000-30,000, 30,000 ante
Josh Yoo
Josh Yoo

Evan Bethyo raised to 75,000 from the cutoff, and Josh Yoo three-bet shoved for 580,000 in the small blind. Bethyo tanked for a minute, then flicked a single chip in the pot to call.

Josh Yoo: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}
Evan Bethyo: {5-Diamonds}{5-Spades}

Bethyo found a set on the {2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{j-Hearts} flop, but Yoo picked up a gutshot on the {3-Diamonds} turn to stay alive. The {j-Spades} river gave Bethyo a full house and sent Yoo to the rail.

Evan Bethyo us
Evan Bethyo
us 4,200,000 600,000
Josh Yoo US
Josh Yoo
US Busted

Tags: Evan BethyoJosh Yoo