Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 All Done: Bilokur Leads, Harman Hanging On

tayke2 • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
Jennifer Harman is short, but still in
Jennifer Harman is short, but still in

When we started today’s play, 222 players were still alive and in contention for a coveted gold bracelet in Day 2 of Event 13: $1,500 Limit Hold’em. After 10 hours full of min raises, we are down to just 25. Leading the way is Leonid Bilokur, who bagged up a mountain of chips that totaled 318,000. Not far behind is Ian Johns, who is taking 258,000 into tomorrow, and Chris Swan, who has 256,000.

Only 81 of the 222 players that started the day left with extra money in their pockets. Amongst the players who didn’t make it to the money plateau were Chad Brown, Jason Mercier, JC Tran, Michael Mizrachi, Matt Glantz, David Sklansky, Randy Lew, and Huck Seed, who ended up being our bubble boy after an up and down ride on the money bubble.

We also lost a handful of notable faces after the bubble burst. Amongst them were Justin Bonomo, Men “The Master” Nguyen, Humberto Brenes, Brett Jungblut, John Racener, and Eric Buchman.

We didn’t lose all the notables though. Roland Israel will have 199,000 when he comes back tomorrow. Isaac Haxton(72,000) is still around looking for that elusive first bracelet. Jennifer Harman (63,000) will also be joining us tomorrow, as will Alex Queen (66,000) and Al “Sugar Bear” Barbieri (214,000).

That wraps it up for us tonight! We will be back tomorrow at 2:00 PM, where we will play down to a winner. Be sure to stay tuned to Pokernews for every flop, turn, and river. Until then, so long from Las Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Leonid Bilokur ru 318,000
Ian Johns us 258,000 33,000
Chris Swan US 256,000
Ben Landowski us 240,000
Al Barbieri us 214,000 187,500
Roland Israel 199,000 173,500
Glenn Engelbert us 190,000
Jeff Weiss us 171,000
Kevin Mcguinness US 164,000
Bruce Rosen us 159,000
David Arsht us 130,000 -13,000
Stephen Hung US 116,000
Lori Kirgan US 110,000
Jed Dickerson US 89,000
Eric Blair us 87,000 68,300
Joshua Biedak CA 84,000
Donald Auger US 75,000
Isaac Haxton us 72,000 58,500
Charles Tucker us 69,000
Alex Queen us 66,000 -44,000
Eric Menser US 61,000
Jennifer Harman us 60,300 35,400
Michael Noori us 50,000
Jared Woodin us 22,000
Chris Winchester US 21,000

Three More Hands

tayke2 • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

Each table will deal three more hands before we are done for the night. Once that happens, we will get updated chip counts for everyone who's left.

Final 3 Tables

tayke2 • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante
4341Joshua Biedak
4342Isaac Haxton
4343Stephen Hung
4344Chris Swan
4345Alex Queen
4346Eric Blair
4347Glenn Engelbert
4348Charles Tucker
4349Michael Noori
4351Leonid Bilokur
4352Donald Auger
4353Ian Johns
4354Chris Winchester
4355Al Barbieri
4357Jed Dickerson
4358Jared Woodin
4359Bruce Rosen
4361Damian Lyon
4362Lori Kirgan
4363Kevin Mcguinness
4364Ben Landowski
4365Roland Israel
4366Jeff Weiss
4367Jennifer Harman
4368Jason Manger
4369David Arsht

Redrawing Final Three Tables

tayke2 • Level 18: 2,500-5,000, 0 ante

We are down to just 27 players, and play has been stopped so that they can have a full redraw. Once the new tables are set, we will get a full seating chart up.

Israel Retakes Chip Lead


Roland Israel raised in late position, and Jed Dickerson was the only caller in the small blind. Dickerson check called a bet after the flop, {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{6-Hearts}, and the turn, {7-Hearts}. The {2-Clubs} hit the river, and both players checked. Israel showed {q-Clubs}{j-Spades} for second pair, and Dickerson mucked his hand. After that pot, Dickerson dropped to under 150,000, while Israel jumped to 265,000.

Roland Israel 265,000 25,000
Jed Dickerson US 148,500 -26,500

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Ospina Out, Haxton Hurting


Action started with Ian Johns in middle position, and he made it two bets. Haxton three bet in the cutoff, and it was on Daniel Ospina on the button. He went all in for 16,500, and after the blinds folded, Johns and Haxton made the call. The flop came down {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}, and Johns check raised Haxton. Haxton called, but folded when the {10-Hearts} hit the turn and Johns bet again.

Johns: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}

Johns hit his gin card on the turn, filling up and leaving Ospina drawing dead. The meaningless river was the {2-Spades}, and Johns collected the pot, upping his stack to 225,000. Meanwhile, Haxton is down to just 57,000 after the hand.

Ian Johns us 225,000
Isaac Haxton us 57,000 -83,000
Daniel Ospina co Busted

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Dickerson Cruising


A player in early position raised, and the cutoff made it three bets. It folded to Jed Dickerson in the big blind, and he put in a fourth bet. The first raiser folded, but the second one called. The flop came down {4-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}, and Dickerson kept it going with another bet. He was called, and he bet again when the {3-Spades} hit the turn. This time his opponent folded, giving the pot to Dickerson, who is now up to 175,000.

Jed Dickerson US 175,000 70,000

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