Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Day 2 In The Books!

tayke2 • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Matt Stout-2nd in Chips

Well it was an action packed day here at the Rio, as we narrowed 370 players down to just 30 in Event #48: $1,500 No-Limit Holdem. Your chip leader going into Day 3 is Sebastian Winkler, who bagged a whopping 1,156,000. Not far behind is Matt Stout who bagged 1,062,000 in chips.

Stout got most of those chips in a huge hand about 2 hours before the end of the night. Action folded around to Cameron Wiley, who raised it to 18,000. Stout was next to act, and he made it 44,000. It folded back to Wiley, and he decided to re-pop it to 118,000. Stout called, and we already had a pot over 250,000.

The flop came out {j-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{q-Clubs} and Wiley wasted little time in firing out 200,000. Stout moved all in for about 390,000 total, and while he may not have loved it, there was too much in the pot for Wiley to fold. He made the call, and saw he was in big trouble.

Stout: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}
Wiley: {k-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

The turn was a beautiful card for Stout, coming the {q-Diamonds}. Wiley would need a jack and a jack only to take the pot. The river came the {3-Diamonds}, and Stout scooped the ginormous pot to make him the big chip leader.

Stout isn’t the only big name left in the field. We still have Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Mike DeMichele. There were several big names who made the money, but fell short of day 3, including David Singer, Jonathan Little, James Mackey, Chino Rheem, and Sorel Mizzi, who busted in one of the last hands of the night.

The remaining 30 players will return tomorrow for the third and hopefully final day of the tournament. They will resume play at 2:30 pm local time, and try to play down to a winner. If a winner hasn’t been decided by the end of 10 levels, the remaining players will return for a 4th day. Thanks for reading Pokernews, and stay tuned tomorrow for the thrilling conclusion!