2012 World Series of Poker

Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Rocco Palumbo
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
30,000 / 60,000

Conway Tops Day 2; Robinson Close Behind

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Thomas Conway - your Day 2 chip leader.
Thomas Conway - your Day 2 chip leader.

After ten additional levels of No-Limit Hold'em action, Event 44: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em is history with just 16 players remaining. Thomas Conway won the day by bagging the most chips - 880,000 to be exact. Right behind him is Nelson Robinson with 871,000 in chips.

Day 2 began with 297 players, but they dropped like flies as we lost over 100 players within the first hour, including notables Victor Ramdin, Barry Hutter, Pascal LeFrancois and Erik Seidel.

Others who fell during Day 2 include Joe Cada (112th), Jonathan Little (104th), Soi Nguyen (88th), Jude Ainsworth (78th), Ivan Demidov (76th), Joe Tehan (73rd), Maya Antonius (65th), and Amnon Filippi (62nd), who was eliminated by Travell Thomas after coming into Day 2 as one of the chip leaders.

As more and more of the field was wiped out, many eyes were on Blair Hinkle, who recently got 4th place in Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. Hinkle was near the chip lead for some time, however, he eventually busted in 24th place after running top two pair into Niel Mittelman's top set for all his chips.

One to watch during Day 3 is our last woman standing, Anke Berner. Berner came into Day 2 with just 7,600 in chips and said she expected to play just one hand. Instead, Berner will come into Day 3 with 655,000 and will look to use those chips to become the first woman to win an open World Series of Poker event since Vanessa Selbst back in 2008.

Here are our final 16 players and chip counts:

Thomas Conway880,000
Nelson Robinson871,000
Darren Rabinowitz760,000
Patrick Karschamroon678,000
Francisco Azares678,000
Anke Berner655,000
Keven Stammen654,000
Niel Mittelman578,000
Jaspal Brar551,000
Kevin Elia503,000
David Forster437,000
Jason Everett399,000
Rocco Palumbo382,000
Travell Thomas368,000
Mario Delis234,000
Paul Sokoloff209,000

Play is set to begin tomorrow at 1:00 PM PST. Be sure to stick with us right here at PokerNews as we race our way to a final table and crown an eventual champion!

Until then, we wish you a good night!

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