2011 World Series of Poker

Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Day: 2
Event Info

2011 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Oleksii Kovalchuk
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

Day 2 Completed

Ruberto and Moorman Leading After Day 2

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Day 2 of the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em Six Handed event is now in the books and it was an interesting day to say the least! Out of the 189 players who started the day only 22 remain. Our chipleader heading into day 3 is Anthony Ruberto who finished the day with 1,550,000. His aggressive style and ability to apply pressure to his opponents has served him well throughout the day.

All of the remaining players are guaranteed to take home at least $20,377, but we're sure they're all salivating over the chance to take home the $689,739 and gold bracelet that will go to our eventual champion.

Players to watch on day 3 include Chris Moorman, the winningest online tournament poker player of all time, and Will "The Thrill" Failla who cashed in seven WSOP events in 2010.

There were many notable players who hit the rail today including Jean-Robert Bellande, who started the day 2nd in chips, Jake Cody, Tuan Le, Jimmy Tran, Olivier Busquet, and Mohsin Charnia.

Play will resume tomorrow afternoon at 2:30pm in the Blue section of the Amazon Room. Make sure to keep following PokerNews for all your up-to-the-minute WSOP updates!

Tags: Anthony RubertoChris MoormanDavid Bakes BakerWill Failla

Two Bustouts To End The Day

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

Players on most tables have begun to bag their chips here at the $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed, but we ended the day with a couple of bust outs late.

David "Bakes" Baker was all in preflop for his last 150,000 with {a-Diamonds}{7-Spades} against the {a-Spades}{k-Diamonds} of Michael Finstein. The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Bakes hit the rail in 24th.

On another table, almost simultaneously, Alex Fitzgerald got his last 270,000 in on the flop of {7-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} against Anthony Lellouche. Fitzgerald had {4-}{4-} for a set of fours but Lellouch had {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} for a set of nines. Lellouche is up to around 800,000 after the hand

Tags: Alex FitzgeraldAnthony LelloucheDavid "Bakes" BakerMichael Finstein

O'Brien Scores Big Double Up

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

When we saw Dan O'Brien bet out 34,000 on the turn from middle position with the board reading {2-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{3-Diamonds} there was already close to 100,000 in the pot. Anthony Lellouche made the call from late position and the river came {7-Clubs}.

O'brien thought about it for a little while and eventually went all in for his last 171,000. Lellouche eventually made the call and O'Brien showed {4-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the nuts. Lellouche mucked and O'brien is now a factor again with around 490,000 after the hand.

Tags: Anthony LelloucheDan O'Brien

Four Tables Left

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

The field has been reduced down to 24 players across four full tables. There is only ten minutes left before the floorman draws a card to determine how many hands to play. We don't expect any more bustouts tonight, but hey, this is poker and anything can happen.

Ruberto Rockin' A Big Stack

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

Anthony Ruberto's mountain of chips has been growing as we near the end of the night.

Most recently he and Gabriel Nassif got all the chips in the middle preflop with Nassif's {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds} trailing Ruberto's {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}.

The board of {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{q-Clubs} brought no help to Nassif who was eliminated from the tournament.

Ruberto now has around 1,450,000 in chips and is still our overwhelming chipleader.

Tags: Anthony RubertoGabriel Nassif

More Miracles On The River

Vladimir Mefodichev and Anthony Lellouche got it all in preflop (Vladimir was the shorter stack with 296,000).

Mefodichev showed {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} and Lellouche had {3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}

The flop of {4-Hearts}{a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} was a good one for Mefodichev giving him top pair. But the turn {5-Hearts} and river {2-Clubs} gave Lellouche a wheel and the knockout of Mefodichev.

Any more big river miracles this deep in the tournament and one of our players may have a heart attack. We'll keep you posted

Player Chips Progress
Antony Lellouche fr
Antony Lellouche
800,000 432,000
Vladimir Mefodichev
Vladimir Mefodichev

Tags: Anthony LelloucheVladimir Mefodichev

Miracle Ace On The River

We were drawn to table 375 after hearing some shouts when the river card hit the felt.

Davidi Kitai was all in preflop with {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} against the {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} of Daniel Morgan.

We didn't see the rest of the board, but we were told that an {a-} hit the river to give Kitai the win and cripple Morgan. Neither had huge stacks, but Kitai moves up to 350,000 after the hand and Morgan moves down to just 80,000.

Player Chips Progress
Davidi Kitai be
Davidi Kitai
350,000 190,000
Winamax Team Pro
WSOP 3X Winner
Daniel Morgan us
Daniel Morgan
80,000 -150,000

Tags: Daniel MorganDavidi Kitai

Level: 20

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 1,000