MSPT Showdown Series
Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 2 Completed

Muzzatti Leads Final Nine Into Day 3

Paul_Oresteen • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Robert Muzzati has a slight lead over Mark Darner
Robert Muzzati has a slight lead over Mark Darner

Day 2 of Event 16, $1,500 Six Handed No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker is in the books. Just 137 of the 1,604 entrants returned today and only nine remain. Leading the march to the final day is Robert Muzzatti with 1.445 million.

Nipping at Muzzatti’s heels is Mark Darner, who bagged up 1.412 million. Mike Matusow finds himself third in chips with 816,000. Capable pros Matt Glantz (774,000), Mark Radoja (556,000) and Matt Matros (542,000) all lurk behind.

It was a day that saw many notable pros hit the rail, including; Allan Le, Raul Paez, Matt Hawlrilenko, Huy Nguyen, Tony Dunst, Andy Frankenberger, Andy Seth, Kathy Liebert, James Akenhead, Chino Rheem, Steve Zolotow, Tristan Wade and overnight chip leader Nick Maimone.

Matusow is looking for his fourth WSOP bracelet. He last made a WSOP final table in 2008 in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low World Championship, which was just ten days after he won his third bracelet in a $5,000 2-7 Triple Draw. He spent most of the day with a below average stack but rallied at the right times to survive.

Matros will be looking to add a third WSOP bracelet to his wrist in as many years. His bracelet in 2010 came a Limit Hold’em event and last year’s bracelet was in a Mixed Hold’em event. He also has two Main Event cashes to his credit.

Tenth Place finisher, an amateur, Elio Cohen played in his first WSOP event. He saved up all year to play and when Glantz asked why he picked this event he said, “Since I only had one event to play I might as well see some hands. It was worth it.”

Day 3 will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. PST in the Amazon Room and we’ll play down until we crown a new bracelet winner. Follow all the WSOP action live on

Official Chip Counts

Robert Muzzatti1,445,000
Mark Darner1,412,000
Mike Matusow816,000
Matt Glantz774,000
Gordon Vayo730,000
Jonathan Currle621,000
Mark Radoja621,000
Matt Matros542,000
Ramey Shaio333,000

Two More Hands

Paul_Oresteen • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

They will play two more hands before bagging and tagging their chips.

Elio Cohen Eliminated in 10th Place ($29,665)

Elior Cohen - 10th Place
Elior Cohen - 10th Place

Mark Radoja opened the hand with a raise to 24,000, Mark Darner called from the button and then Matt Matros moved all in from the small blind. Elio Cohen announced all in from the big blind so fast that Matros hadn't even gotten his chips all the way forward.

Radoja and Darner tossed their cards away to see Matros attempted to make a player holding {8-Hearts} {5-Hearts}. Cohen was in good spirits holding {A-Spades} {J-Hearts}.

The flop hit them both when it rolled out {8-Spades} {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}. A blank {10-Spades} on the turn didn't help anyone but the {5-Spades} river gave Matros a second pairt and Cohen his walking papers.

Elio Cohen Busted

Tags: Elio CohenMatt Matros

Gulyy Yury Eliminated in 12th Place ($22,585)

Gulyy Yury - 12th Place
Gulyy Yury - 12th Place

It seems like every time we look over at the tournament area, a player is all in. That has just happened again very recently and resulted in the elimination of Gulyy Yury in 12th place. The player who busted Yury was none other than Mike Matusow.

It started when Yury opened it to 30,000. Matusow was in the big blind when he enquired how much Yury had left. Satisfied with the answer he received, Matusow shoved his stack in and Yury made the call.

Yury: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Matusow: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

When the {9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades} flop was dealt, it was bleak times for Yury. It didn't get any better on the turn (tc} or the river {2-Diamonds} and that was it for Yury.

After Yury had left the table, in typical "The Mouth" fashion, Matusow said, "They say i can't play No-Limit Holdem anymore. I'm gonna win this thing and tell all those [email protected]#&ing kids to shove it up their asses."

Mike Matusow us 850,000 250,000
Gulyy Yury Busted

Tags: Gulyy YuryMike Matusow

Final Two Tables Redraw

Paul_Oresteen • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 439

1Mark Darner1,040,000
2Matt Matros400,000
3Elio Cohen195,000
4Jonathan Currle660,000
5Gordon Vayo750,000
6Mark Radoja360,000

Table 441

1Thijmar Stockton340,000
2Matt Glantz600,000
3Mike Matusow600,000
4Robert Muzzatti1,250,000
5Gulyy Yury235,000
6Ramey Shalo350,000

Randy Christing Eliminated in 13th Place ($17,323)

Randy Christing - 13th Place
Randy Christing - 13th Place

Randy Christing's elimination in 13th place has seen the 12 remaining players redraw for their seats. Christing's last hand saw him all-in holding {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} against Mark Darner's {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{q-Clubs} board was not pretty for Christing as Darner took down another big pot and Christing was sent out the door.

With that, we will have the new table draw up for you, post haste!

Randy Christing Busted

Tags: Mark DarnerRandy Christing