Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

123md • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
4451Bradley Kopelson862,000
4452Vincent van der Fluit301,000
4453Max Steinberg833,000
4454Joseph Marzicola875,000
4455Noah Bronstein287,000
4458Matt Stout462,000
4459Ryan Laplante272,000
4511Samuel Gerber616,000
4512Vitaly Meshcheriakov946,000
4513David Nicholson708,000
4514Christopher Shaw504,000
4517Justin Zaki283,000
4518Dylan Hortin939,000
4519Mikhail Timoshin509,000

Meshcheriakov Leads Final 14; Stout & van der Fluit in Contention

Chad_Holloway • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Stout
Matt Stout

On Sunday, the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em with 2,795 players. That field was reduced down to just 231 players in 11 levels of play, all of who returned to action on Day 2. After another ten levels of play, just 14 players remained with Russia’s Vitaly Meshcheriakov and his stack of 946,000 best positioned to capture the $440,238 first-place prize.

The day started off with a bang as the eliminations came at a brisk pace. Within for levels, the field was down to under 95 players, which meant more than 100 had hit the rail. Among the list of casualties was Andy Frankenberger, who is currently in contention for WSOP Player of the Year honors. In what would be his last hand, Andy Frankenberger bet 3,500 from the big blind on a board reading {3-}{4-}{5-} only to have Ryan "Protential" Laplante raise to 7,900 from the cutoff. Frankenberger thought for a long time before moving all in for around 40,000, and was snap-called by Laplante.

Frankenberger: {7-Spades}{5-Spades}
Laplante: {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Frankenberger shot out of his seat when he discovered his opponent had flopped the nuts, meaning he needed a six just to chop. The {2-Hearts} turn was not it and neither was the {8-Clubs} river. With that, Laplante chipped up to over 100K while Frankenberger was eliminated from the tournament in 165th place.

Likewise, it was a rough day for Brad Libson, who began as the chip leader but experienced a tumultuous three levels that result in an early elimination. We’re not sure where all his chips went, though a large chunk was sent over to fellow pro Matt Stout. On the very next hand after that, Libson was involved in a three-way all-in preflop with {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs} against {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board improved Libson's hand but gave another player the winning set. Libson was sent off to the cashier in 111th place to collect $2,767.

Some other players who failed to survive the day were Martins Adeniya (215th-$2,012), Anton Makiievskyi (176th-$2,214), Erik Seidel (153rd-$2,465), Humberto Brenes (148th-$2,465), Daniel Idema (134th-$2,767), Amanda Baker (79th-$4,176), Thiago Nishijima (61st-$5,786), Tim Duckworth (47th-$6,918) and Faraz Jaka (34th-$10,213).

While 217 players hit the rail, a few notables managed to navigate the minefield and are still in contention for the bracelet. They include the seasoned Stout (462,000); recent WSOP bracelet winner Vincent van der Fluit (301,000); and young guns Laplante (272,000), Justin Zaki (283,000) and Dylan Hortin (939,000), just to name a few.

The remaining 14 players will return on Tuesday at 2 PM PST to play down to a winner. Join us then as we capture all the action and eliminations on our way to crowning the next WSOP champion.

End of Day 2 Counts

Vitaly Meshcheriakov RU
Vitaly Meshcheriakov
RU 946,000 -34,000
Dylan Hortin us
Dylan Hortin
us 939,000 -121,000
Joseph Marzicola CA
Joseph Marzicola
CA 875,000 -37,000
Bradley Kopelson US
Bradley Kopelson
US 862,000 411,000
Max Steinberg us
Max Steinberg
us 833,000 63,000
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
us 708,000 28,000
Samuel Gerber CH
Samuel Gerber
CH 616,000 379,000
Mikhail Timoshin us
Mikhail Timoshin
us 509,000 -56,000
Christopher Shaw us
Christopher Shaw
us 504,000 23,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 462,000 172,000
Vincent van der Fluit nl
Vincent van der Fluit
nl 301,000 161,000
Noah Bronstein us
Noah Bronstein
us 287,000 -100,000
Justin Zaki us
Justin Zaki
us 283,000 68,000
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 272,000 -77,000

Ryan Teves Eliminated in 15th Place ($19,847)


In one of the last hands of the night, Ryan Teves moved all in under the gun for 200,000 and was called by Dylan Hortin in middle position.

Teves: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Dylan Hortin: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

It was a classic race situation, but Teves didn't like the {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop as it gave Hortin a pair of aces and the lead. The {K-Hearts} on the turn meant Teves needed a four on the river, and while the {5-Clubs} was close, it wasn't close enough.

Teves was eliminated in 15th place and will take home $19,847.

Ryan Teves us
Ryan Teves
us Busted

Tags: Ryan TevesDylan Hortin

Michael Dentale Eliminated in 16th Place ($15,722)

Michael Dentale
Michael Dentale

We caught the action on the {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop when Michael Dentale moved all in for around 250,000 from the cutoff and Joseph Marzicola made the call from the small blind.

Dentale: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Marzicola: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Dentale had flopped top pair with a good kicker, but it was still behind the pocket rockets of Marzicola. The {J-Spades} turn was of no consequence, while the {2-Hearts} river sent Dentale out the door in 16th place with a $15,722 consolation prize.

Joseph Marzicola CA
Joseph Marzicola
CA 912,000 631,000
Michael Dentale us
Michael Dentale
us Busted

Tags: Michael DentaleJoseph Marzicola

Minh Vu Eliminated in 17th Place ($15,722)


A short-stacked Minh Vu moved all in under the gun for 16,000 and was called by Michael Dentale in middle position. Max Steinberg came along from the big and both active players checked the {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop.

When the {Q-Spades} appeared on the turn, Steinberg check-called a bet of 28,000 and then led out for 70,000 on the {Q-Clubs} river, which got Dentale to fold, Steinberg rolled over {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for quads, which of course defeated the {9-Spades}{4-Clubs} of Vu.

Max Steinberg us
Max Steinberg
us 770,000 -12,000
Minh Vu US
Minh Vu
US Busted

Tags: Max SteinbergMinh Vu

Two Table Redraw

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

Table 439

1Bradley Kopelson668,000
2Vincent van der Fluit175,000
3Max Steinberg753,000
4Minh Vu18,000
5Noah Bronstein547,000
6Michael Dentale290,000
7Jeffrey Romano120,000
8Matt Stout460,000
9Ryan Laplante310,000

Table 441

1Samuel Gerber482,000
2Vitaly Meshcheriakov915,000
3David Nicholson740,000
4Chris Shaw510,000
5Ryan Teves290,000
6Joseph Marzicola480,000
7Justin Zaki400,000
8Dylan Hortin650,000
9Mikhail Timoshin492,000

Ladies Champion Down

Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton, who you may recall won the World Series of Poker Ladies Event in 2009 for $195,390, moved all in from the button for 118,000. Max Steinberg was in the small blind and decided to move all in himself for 327,000, and surprisingly Minh Vu, who had both players covered, call from the big.

Hamilton: {A-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Steinberg: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Vu: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

Hamilton was in bad shape, while Vu needed to catch either an ace or king to score the double elimination. The {5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop gave Hamilton a little hope of catching another three, but the {9-Clubs} meant she'd have to do it on the river. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {2-Clubs}.

Hamilton was eliminated in 19th place, while Vu was left with just 18,000; meanwhile, Steinberg chipped up to 782,000.

Max Steinberg us
Max Steinberg
us 782,000 452,000
Minh Vu US
Minh Vu
US 18,000 -317,000
Lisa Hamilton us
Lisa Hamilton
us Busted

Tags: Lisa HamiltonMinh VuMax Steinberg