Ten more levels of poker action are in the books as Day 2 of Event 41: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end. While the remaining players were unable to reach a final table, we were able whittle down to just 30 from the original 324 who began the day. After all was said and done, Joseph Chaplin emerged as our Day 2 chip leader with 1,085,000 in chips.
Day 2 was anything but predictable, especially considering that Hafiz Khan, the Day 1 chipleader, busted within just two levels of play! After suffering a large blow to his stack against Ronald Lee, Khan met his end after five-bet shoving all in and running into Lee's pocket queens.
Other unfortunates who busted early on include Josh Arieh, Carter Phillips, Annette Obrestad and Brock Parker, who busted brutally when he ran his kings into an opponents aces in a blind versus blind confrontation.
The eliminations came swiftly and before we knew it, the bubble had burst. Leroy Spires claimed the unfortunate title of "bubble boy," however, many notables hung on to survive the bubble and cash, including Tristan Wade (who busted just two spots after the bubble burst), John Racener, Layne Flack and Brett Richey.
Other eliminations include Lars Bonding (74th), Kennii Nguyen (70th), James Hess (63rd), Ryan Olisar (40th) and Ronald Lee (37th).
One of the more impressive highlights toward the end of Day 2 was our last-woman-standing Jackie Glazier, who is right behind Chaplin in chips with 1,077,000. Glazier had a big turning point after she scored a huge pot and took out Ryan Julius during level 19. Glazier recently took down the 2012 Melbourne Poker Championship Main Event - good for $98,107 USD.
Also heading into Day 3 are JP Kelly (742,000), Scott Montgomery (554,000), Fabrice Soulier (344,000), Dan Shak (330,000), Jason Koon (320,000) and Shannon Shorr (154,000).
Here is the seating assignment for Day 3:
|446||1||Peter Nguyen (507,000)|
|446||4||Mario Puccini (216,000)|
|446||5||Jason Koon (320,000)|
|446||6||John Hice (126,000)|
|446||7||Kevin Schaffel (466,000)|
|446||8||Fabrice Soulier (344,000)|
|446||9||Shannon Shorr (154,000)|
|447||2||Alejandro Trevino (350,000)|
|447||4||Morten Mortensen (484,000)|
|447||5||Greg Ostrander (586,000)|
|447||6||Dylan Hortin (740,000)|
|447||7||Michael McNeil (154,000)|
|447||8||Elio Fox (697,000)|
|447||9||JP Kelly (742,000)|
|448||1||Daniel Buzgon (219,000)|
|448||2||William Givens (332,000)|
|448||3||Kyle Frey (361,000)|
|448||4||Dan Shak (330,000)|
|448||5||Vincent Bellissimo (275,000)|
|448||6||Paul Vas Nunes (642,000)|
|448||7||Darryl Ronconi (374,000)|
|448||8||Scott Montgomery (554,000)|
|448||9||Evan McNiff (224,000)|
|449||2||Niall Farrell (285,000)|
|449||3||Jackie Glazier (1,077,000)|
|449||4||Roger Fontes (250,000)|
|449||5||Karim Lehoussine (157,000)|
|449||6||David Lunde (43,000)|
|449||8||Joseph Chaplin (1,085,000)|
|449||9||Hiren Patel (457,000)|
Our third and final day is set to begin tomorrow at 1:00 PM PST. With so much poker talent remaining - you can be sure the action will be anything but dull. Be sure to follow us here at PokerNews as we bring you the action and crown an eventual champion!
Until then, we wish you a goodnight!