888poker WPTDS London Online 2021 World Series of Poker Europe End Boss Poker Series BetMGM
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
Event 55 - $10,000 World Championship No Limit Holdem
Day 2a Completed

Day 2a is Over

The announcement has come across that play has ended for Day 2a. The remaining 350 players will return on Thursday for Day 3.

Tomorrow is Day 2b, where a larger field than today (thanks to the big Day 1c and Day 1d crowds) will come in and play until around 12:04 a.m. PDT. Play will stop at the designated time, and those finishers will join these 350 for Day 3. From then on, the field will be combined.

Dutchak Cracks Kings

Board: {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

John Dutchak is all in with Q-Q preflop and his opponent calls with K-K. Dutchak spikes a queen on the river and is at 200,000. His opponent, who refuses to shake Dutchak's hand afterward, is crippled at 5,000.

Tags: John Dutchak

Spectators Cleared Out

All the spectators have been asked to leave. That means we must be close to the magic number of 350 players.

David "The Dragon" Pham Eliminated

David "The Dragon" Pham
David "The Dragon" Pham
David "The Dragon" Pham is one of the late causalities on Day 2a. Having moved all in preflop, Pham had one caller. Pham turned over {A-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, while his opponent held {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

Pham was in big trouble after the flop of {8-Hearts}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs} gave his opponent a set. The {7-Spades} on the turn gave Pham some outs, but the {K-Clubs} was not one of them.

Tags: David "The Dragon" Pham

Peterson Rakes 160K Pot

Tom Peterson called an opponent's 40,000 bet on the turn, holding A-Q on a board of {Q-Spades}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}. The river brought the {A-Diamonds} and both players checked.

Peterson then showed his A-Q, while his opponent frustratingly flashed K-Q before mucking his hand.

Peterson is now sitting on approximately 380,000 in chips late on Day 2a.

Tags: Tom Peterson

Bonding Takes Down a Pot Without a Showdown

With 25,000 in the pot and the board reading {8-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{2-Hearts}, the small blind bet out 13,000. Lars Bonding, playing from the cutoff seat, raised to 35,000. The player on the button folded and the small blind made the call. The turn brought the {6-Diamonds}. The small blind checked, Bonding moved all in, and the small blind folded. The player on the button commented that he folded 2-2 and Lars seemed relatively unmoved as he stacked his chips, now at 257,000.

Tags: Lars Bonding

Tuan Lam: Second in Chips

Board: {6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{9-Hearts}

Tuan Lam is all in preflop with {A-Clubs}{A-Spades}. His opponent has {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. Lam busts the player and is up to 515,000 -- good for second in chips.

Tags: Tuan Lam

Weiss Up to 400K

Jeff Weiss just raked in a big pot against Scott Seiver, holding K-J on a J-10-6-8-2 board; Seiver mucked at the showdown.

Their chip counts after the hand were as follows:

Seiver: 146,000
Weiss: 401,000

Tags: Jeff WeissScott Seiver

Gary Benson Holds On

Gary Benson Holds On
Gary Benson Holds On
Gary Benson has doubled up. All in from the small blind with {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}, Benson was up against his opponent's {Q-Clubs}{J-Hearts}.

The board ran out {7-Clubs}{10-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{A-Diamonds}.

Benson now has 43,000. While nowhere near what he was playing with earlier, his stack is a lot healthier than what he had moments before.

Tags: Gary Benson