Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 2: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Jacob Bazeley Out in Front With 15 Players Remaining

Happy_Freaked • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Will it be bracelet #3 for JP Kelly?
Will it be bracelet #3 for JP Kelly?

After an intense day filled with amazing poker action we are down to just 15 players. The day started with 239 players and it didn't take long before we reached the money bubble. A total of 216 players managed to cash for at least $2,893 and amongst the players to bust out shortly after that was saw Carter Gill, Terrence Chan and Jason Mercier who all picked up a min cash.

Brent Hanks was knocked all the way down to just a few antes when he started an impressive run. Hanks managed to survive the day with a nice stack as did Vanessa Selbst who is looking to grab her second WSOP bracelet. Dan Smith was also amongst the players with massive swings but right before the end he busted when he got unlucky. His ace-queen failed to hold up against king-jack after being well out in front with a flopped pair of aces.

Last years 26th finisher in the WSOP Main Event, JP Kelly, also had an amazing day. Kelly has to be the most experience player left in the field with two WSOP bracelets under his belt from 2009. Kelly managed to win the $1,500 Pot Limit Hold'em in Las Vegas and added a titel in London when he won the £1,000 No Limit Hold'em tournament just three months later.

Play will resume tomorrow at 1pm local time with with Jacob Bazeley as our chip leader. Bazeley is a regular on the WSOP Circuit with four final tables behind his name. His biggest result so far was a 66th place finish in last years Main Event giving him a nice $108,412 pay day. In order to top that result Bazeley has to finish at least fifth tomorrow. The winner tomorrow will walk him with the first bracelet in an open event at the 2012 WSOP and a hefty $517,725 top prize. Make sure to tune in to PokerNews.com as we bring you all the updates as the final day of this tournament will unfold.

Tags: Brent HanksDan SmithJacob BazeleyJP KellyVanessa Selbst

Seat Draw: Final 15 Players

[user169505] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Table 11Kwinsee Khoa Tran592,000
 2Vanessa Selbst706,000
 5Andrew Badecker349,000
 6JP Kelly721,000
 7Ryan Schmidt1,163,000
 8Kennii Nguyen411,000
 9Todd Keikoan265,000
Table 21Richard Park379,000
 2Neil Willerson479,000
 3Joseph Cino703,000
 4Abdyl Konjuhi754,000
 5Kenneth Strickland685,000
 7Michael Kaufmann243,000
 8Jacob Bazeley1,316,000
 9Brent Hanks703,000

Chip Counts Final 15 Players

Jacob Bazeley us
Jacob Bazeley
us 1,316,000 1,271,600
Ryan Schmidt US
Ryan Schmidt
US 1,163,000 1,129,000
Abdyl Konjuhi US
Abdyl Konjuhi
US 754,000 700,000
JP Kelly gb
JP Kelly
gb 721,000 677,900
Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 706,000 231,000
Brent Hanks us
Brent Hanks
us 703,000 655,000
Joseph Cino US
Joseph Cino
US 703,000 612,900
Kenneth Strickland US
Kenneth Strickland
US 685,000 606,800
Kwinsee Khoa Tran US
Kwinsee Khoa Tran
US 592,000 519,100
Neil Willerson us
Neil Willerson
us 479,000 456,100
Kennii Nguyen us
Kennii Nguyen
us 411,000 358,700
Richard Park US
Richard Park
US 379,000 357,000
Andrew Badecker us
Andrew Badecker
us 349,000 279,500
Todd Keikoan us
Todd Keikoan
us 265,000 95,000
Michael Kaufman US
Michael Kaufman
US 243,000 177,800

Dan Smith (17th) and Nicolas Verkaik (16th) Eliminated ($18,890)


Kwinsee Khoa Tran just moved all-in for 233,000 chips and after Vanessa Selbst had folded her cards it was onto Dan Smith. He tanked for a bit and than moved all-in as well. The other players folded and we got to see the following showdown.

Dan Smith{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}
Kwinsee Khoa Tran{K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{K-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{J-Hearts} and with another very unlucky river Smith lost most of his chips. He was knocked down to just 40,000. The very next hand Vanessa Selbst raised to 24,000 from the hijack and Smith, who was in the cutoff, moved all-in. Nicolas Verkaik was sitting on the button and quickly he decided to move in for his last 199,000 chips. Action got folded back around to Selbst who gave it some thought and made the call.

Dan Smith{A-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Vanessa Selbst{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}
Nicolas Verkaik{A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{8-Diamonds} giving Selbst the winner and all of a sudden we are down to just 15 players.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 740,000 470,000
Kwinsee Khoa Tran US
Kwinsee Khoa Tran
US 570,000 210,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us Busted
Nicholas Verkaik ca
Nicholas Verkaik
ca Busted

Tags: Dan SmithNicolas VerkaikVanessa Selbst

Bazeley Keeps Crushing


"Yeah buddy!", some friends of Jacob Bazeley shouted from the rail when he managed to hit a lucky river. A unknown player moved all-in for 213,000 chips from the button and Bazeley made the call from the big blind after which we saw the following showdown.

Jacob Bazeley{A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

The board ran out {Q-Hearts}{6-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{10-Diamonds} giving Bazeley a pair of tens and the win.

Jacob Bazeley us
Jacob Bazeley
us 1,250,000 430,000

Tags: Jacob Bazeley