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Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
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Event 56 - $5,000 Six-handed No Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Concludes

Shamus
Peter Feldman is among the chip leaders heading into the final day of play at Event No. 56
Peter Feldman is among the chip leaders heading into the final day of play at Event No. 56
Play has concluded and just 16 players remain from the 928 who entered this $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Handed event. At night's end, Rory Mathews bagged the most chips with 1.358 million, with Matt Hawrilenko (1.327 million), Peter Feldman (1.321 million), and Robert Kay (1.213 million) close behind.

Players will be returning tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time to determine who among them will be walking away with that $1,003,163 first prize and the last WSOP gold bracelet to be awarded until the Main Event winner is determined in November.

Thanks for following today's coverage, and come back to join us tomorrow for all the action from the final day of Event No. 56.

Andrey Zaichenko Eliminated in 17th Place ($26,824)

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Andrey Zaichenko had a wild, up-and-down last half-hour tonight. He was crippled down to 80,000 in a huge hand versus Matt Waxman, then doubled up a couple of times, then was at 290,000 when the following hand took place.

Zaichenko opened with a standard-sized raise from under the gun, Rory Mathews reraised to 60,000 from the cutoff, it folded back around and Zaichenko shoved all in, and Mathews called.

Zaichenko tabled {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} and Mathews {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}. The board went {4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{A-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}, and Zaichenko's roller-coaster ride finally came to an end.

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Seating Assignments for Final Three Tables

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The remaining 18 players have redrawn for seats around the final three tables:

Table #60
Seat #1 -- Robert Kay
Seat #2 -- Ryan Milisits
Seat #3 -- Frank Calo
Seat #4 -- Sean Keeton
Seat #5 -- Matt Hawrilenko
Seat #6 -- Faraz Jaka

Table #61
Seat #1 -- James St. Hilaire
Seat #2 -- John Conkright
Seat #3 -- Andrey Zaichenko
Seat #4 -- Rory Mathews
Seat #5 -- Jonas Wexler
Seat #6 -- Eugene Katchalov

Table #62
Seat #1 -- Peter Feldman
Seat #2 -- Aurelien Guiglini
Seat #3 -- Josh Brikis
Seat #4 -- Thorsten Schaefer
Seat #5 -- Matt Waxman
Seat #6 -- Alex Venovski

Lee Vlastaris Eliminated in 20th Place ($26,824); Jon Van Fleet Eliminated in 19th Place ($26,824)

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We just had two eliminations in short order. First Lee Vlastaris was eliminated in 20th by Alex Venovski. Then a short-stacked Jon Van Fleet was knocked out in 19th by Rory Mathews.

In the latter hand, Mathews raised to 35,000 from the button, and Van Fleet pushed all in for 185,000 from the small blind. Mathews called showing {K-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} versus Van Fleet's {8-Hearts}{8-Spades}.

The board went {Q-Clubs}{J-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}, and Van Fleet is out. Mathews is now at 960,000.

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Raymond Davis Eliminated in 21st Place ($26,824)

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Raymond Davis has been short-stacked but hanging on for most of the latter part of the day. Just now he ended up all in for his last 195,000 before the flop with {Q-Hearts}{8-Spades} and hoping to catch a card to beat Sean Keeton's {A-Clubs}{J-Clubs}.

The flop came {J-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{4-Spades}, and Keeton was still ahead. Then the turn brought the {Q-Clubs}, putting Davis in the lead. But the river {K-Clubs} gave Keeton the flush and Davis is out. Keeton now has 900,000.

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Hilaire Spikes Ten, Wins Million-Plus Chip Pot

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James St. Hilaire open-raised from the button for 50,000, and Jonas Wexler -- fresh off winning that big hand just before to knock out David Chiu -- reraised to 113,000 from the big blind. St. Hilaire came back over the top for 599,000 total, and Wexler called instantly.

Wexler showed {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}, while St. Hilaire had {A-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}. The flop came {4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}, and Wexler was still good. But the turn was the {10-Spades}, and suddenly Wexler was looking for a king. The river was the {3-Spades}, and St. Hilaire is now up to 1.2 million while Wexler falls back again to 680,000.

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David Chiu Eliminated in 22nd Place ($26,824)

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David Chiu just committed his stack of 510,000 before the flop with {10-Hearts}{10-Spades} only to run up against Jonas Wexler's {J-Clubs}{J-Hearts}.

The community cards came {Q-Clubs}{K-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{9-Hearts}, and Chiu is out in 22nd. Wexler is up to 1.3 million now.

Blair Hinkle Eliminated in 23rd Place ($26,824)

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The fireworks continue over at Table #58. Peter Feldman opened with a raise from the button, and Blair Hinkle reraised from the big blind. Feldman came over the top all in, and Hinkle called, committing all of his 425,000 chips.

Hinkle showed {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}, and Feldman {K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. The flop came {8-Clubs}{K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}, giving Feldman kings and the lead. The turn was the {6-Spades} and the river the {6-Hearts}, and Hinkle is out in 23rd. Feldman is now at 1.4 million.

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