2012 World Series of Poker

Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
60,000 / 120,000

Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Day 2 Ends With Jamie Armstrong Bagging the Most

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Jamie Armstrong
Jamie Armstrong

With 222 people coming in with chips, only 17 left the day with their markers. Jamie Armstrong finished the day with the most chips, bagging 1,434,000. Right behind him was Noah Vaillancourt with 1,212,000 and Eric Baldwin with 887,000,making this no easy pickings for anyone. Those players will return tomorrow in the Amazon room to fight it out.

Of course the day was filled with plenty of players hitting the rail early. Of those departed Maria Ho made the strongest impression. Dictating the action at her table most of the day. Here is a look at what happened when we watched her table for an orbit early on today. Eventually a few bad beats caused Ho to be on the chopping block, and she never recovered and was sent packing. A few other players that left us today were Martin Staszko, Matthew Prior, Ryan Gentry, and Huy Nguyen.

Nguyen especially had a rough go at it, coming out with a monster stack early on today, but falling after a string of bad beats, including this one. Alan Keating who came out of the woodwork late, making a strong impression by acquiring chips. In the end though he was vanquished by Jamie Armstrong.

Tomorrow the 17 remaining players will play down until an ultimate winner is crowned. Will it be Eric Baldwin? The former collegiate baseball champion and current career poker player had many highs today, knocking out opponents, doubling up late, and just knowing when he is ahead and getting value. The truth is anyone could come out tomorrow and walk away with a World Series of Poker bracelet.

The golden bracelet along with $440,829 is going to be awarded to one of these 17 players tomorrow. Stay tuned to PokerNews tomorrow at 1:00 PST to stay up to day with all the eliminations.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Player Chips Progress
Jamie Armstrong us
Jamie Armstrong
Noah Vaillancourt ca
Noah Vaillancourt
1,212,000 812,000
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
887,000 864,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Derek Wolters us
Derek Wolters
865,000 595,000
Eric Davis us
Eric Davis
527,000 302,000
Jason Manggunio ca
Jason Manggunio
400,000 310,000
Mitch Merritt
Mitch Merritt
388,000 228,000
Jonathon Poche us
Jonathon Poche
374,000 374,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
339,000 273,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
309,000 284,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Hok-Leung Wong ca
Hok-Leung Wong
245,000 115,000
Glenn McCaffrey us
Glenn McCaffrey
243,000 160,000
William Fichman us
William Fichman
178,000 78,000
John Esposito us
John Esposito
164,000 101,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Joshua Field us
Joshua Field
153,000 38,000
Randy Green us
Randy Green
96,000 -194,000
Jean-Louis Santoni fr
Jean-Louis Santoni
59,500 -190,500

Action Slowing

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

Since the flury of bustouts we just saw things have calmed down a bit. The end is in sight and players are being careful to avoid a big mistake.