Live Events 2
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Event 24 - $1,500 No Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Concludes; Let's All Get Some Sleep

Yup, it's an early 1pm start tomorrow in an effort to get all our remaining runners good and busted before the day is out. It has in fact been an incredibly fast day -- we did, after all, start with 270 runners. Nevertheless it has been a very long one, and the lucky gentlemen still in would do well to get all the sleep they can if they want to make final table tomorrow.

Notable folks who didn't make it today include Kara Scott, Humberto Brenes, Chris Moorman and Eric Liu. And not forgetting the impressive run by PokerNews' own field reporter Anthony Yeh, which ended in a 76th place finish.

Chip counts for our remaining 19 will appear as if by magic overnight; in the meantime, do get some rest...

Four Way Action at the Death

In one of the last hands of the night, we had a very large pot emerge. Van Dung Nguyen pushed his last 145,000 in from UTG and was called by Benny Champlin on the button and Ali Davoudi in the small blind. Chris Roulier then moved in for 30,000 more. The bigger stacks called before they checked the {8-Clubs} {4-Clubs} {2-Clubs} {10-Diamonds} {2-Hearts} board down.

Van Dung Nguyen was eliminated with {A-?} {4-?}.
Benny Champlin loses with {7-Hearts} {7-Clubs}.
Ali Davoudi has {A-Hearts} {K-Hearts} and loses too.
Chris Roulier scoops the lot with {J-Hearts} {J-Clubs}.

Morales No More

With the flop reading {3-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {J-Clubs}, Alan Jaffray bet out 60,000 from the cutoff and Roberto Morales minimum raised to 120,000. Call.

They saw an {A-Spades} turn and Jaffray set Morales in; a call and they were on their backs.

Jaffray: {A-Clubs} {J-Hearts}
Morales: {7-?} {7-?}

Thus, we lost Roberto Morales and Jaffray is up over a million.

Hermans Recovers a Little

Ernst Hermans has managed to get back to 535,000 after eliminating David Crittenden. Hermans pushed from the button before Crittenden called all-in from the SB. The BB had a difficult decision but folded.

{5-Clubs} {5-Diamonds} for Hermans and {A-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} for Crittenden and the board came {J-Clubs} {7-Spades} {J-Diamonds} {3-Spades} {9-Diamonds}. The BB claimed to have folded ace-jack.

Last Five Hands

We're all feeling the strain, to be honest. Bedtime soon.

Jaffray Doubles Through Fitzpatrick

Brian Fitzpatrick had just got his paws on Ryan Welch's chips, when he gave all of them back to Alan Jaffray.

Fitzpatrick raised and, an incredibly sleepy looking Jaffray called from the small blind to see a {2-Hearts} {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} flop. Jaffray checked and Fitzpatrick bet 62,000. Jaffray strained to see the bet size, and, looking frankly unwell, announced that he was all in for a shade over 300,000. Fitzpatrick sighed and tanked... And eventually made the call.

Fitzpatrick: {3-Hearts} {3-Diamonds}
Jaffray: {10-Hearts} {10-Clubs}

Turn: {Q-Hearts}
River: {8-Clubs}

Jaffray didn't look any happier for winning the huge hand. I reckon it's past someone's bedtime...

Tags: Alan Jaffray

Ryan Welches

Ryan Welch has busted out 23rd in a blind on blind confrontation. Ryan was holding {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs} in the big blind and Brian Fitzpatrick held a dominate-y {A-Spades} {Q-Spades} in the small blind.

Board: {A-Clubs} {8-Spades} {2-Clubs} {5-Spades} {3-Hearts}

Racey Elimination

Glenn McCaffrey has taken care of another player after a preflop all in encounter. He was holding {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds} to Roberto Correa's {9-Spades} {9-Clubs} before the board came {10-Hearts} {2-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {A-Diamonds} {5-Diamonds}.

We didn't catch the action, but Correa didn't seem too pleased with how his foe played the hand nor too happy when the floor person congratulated him on being a 'winner'.

McCaffery making great strides with this new table draw and currently sits on 900,000.

Biggest Pot to Date

The biggest pot of the tournament so far has just grown out of a blind battle. It was folded around to Andy Seth in the SB, who completed before Ernst Hermans made it 30,000 to play. Seth responded by adding another 106,000 to that raise before snap calling Hermans' all in bet.

Seth -- {K-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}
Herman -- {A-?} {J-?}

The board ran {7-Diamonds} {7-Spades} {3-Diamonds} {4-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} to send the 1.25 million pot Seth's way. A shocked Hermans has 290,000 left.

Tags: Andy Seth