2012 World Series of Poker

Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2012 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Berende With a Big Lead Going into Day 3

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante
Paul Berende leads.
Paul Berende leads.

After ten more hours of exciting Limit Hold’em play, Paul Berende is the chip leader of Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold’em with 331,500. His nearest competitor – Kenny Hsiung – trails by nearly 90,000 chips.

Day 2 began with 126 of the original 247 entrants, and Sam Barnhart started the day as our chip leader. Joining him at the top of the counts were Chad Brown, Ray Henson, Maria Ho, and Jimmy Fricke, but unfortunately, only three of those players made the money.

Barnhart and Fricke were among the 99 players who fell short of the money, and no one exited quicker than Daniel Negreanu. On one of the first hands of the day, Negreanu was all in holding two tens. His opponent called him with {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, and the board ran out {8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, eliminating Kid Poker from the tournament.

“I’m tweeting that one,” Negreanu joked after the hand. “That was funny.”

Following Negreanu out the door were dozens of notables, including Humberto Brenes, Ronnie Bardah, Aubin Cazals, Jarred Solomon, Al Barbieri, and Leonid Bilokur.

Hand-for-hand play began in the middle of Level 16, and lasted an hour and twenty minutes. Ultimately, twenty-four hands later, Jesse Martin burst the bubble when he was all in with {8-Clubs}{5-Spades} in the big blind. Cary Marshall and Chek Shen had him at risk, and there was betting on the side with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Marshall was forced out, and Shen rolled over {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} for just ace-high. It held as the {3-Spades} completed the board, and Martin left empty-handed.

As soon as the bubble burst, we lost Maria Ho, David Steicke, and Michael Shelton. No more than twenty minutes later, we also lost Sok Cheng, Jeff Shulman, Chek Shen, Yakov Kirsch, and Jeramy Govert.

Twenty players will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time , and a full list of chip counts can be found below. Be sure to check back then.

Good night from Las Vegas!

Tags: Paul Berende

End-of-Day Counts

Player Chips Progress
Paul Berende nl
Paul Berende
331,500 61,500
Kenny Hsiung us
Kenny Hsiung
242,000 99,000
WSOP 1X Winner
John Virtue us
John Virtue
223,000 56,000
Cary Marshall us
Cary Marshall
195,500 81,500
Mitchell Davis us
Mitchell Davis
155,500 106,500
Jonathan Cohen ca
Jonathan Cohen
112,500 -77,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Chad Brown us
Chad Brown
112,000 -13,000
Stephen Hung us
Stephen Hung
Matthew Woodward us
Matthew Woodward
95,500 -13,500
John Myung us
John Myung
92,000 22,000
Robert Hwang us
Robert Hwang
91,000 33,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
86,300 4,300
David Longood us
David Longood
74,500 -5,500
Dwyte Pilgrim us
Dwyte Pilgrim
66,700 6,700
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
65,000 -40,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Brandon Young us
Brandon Young
55,000 -35,000
Baothang Nguyen us
Baothang Nguyen
49,000 -29,000
Joe Kuether us
Joe Kuether
30,000 -88,000
Jason Manger us
Jason Manger
26,000 2,000
Vladimir Shchmelev ru
Vladimir Shchmelev
25,000 -4,000

Four More!

Level 17 : 4,000/8,000, 0 ante

Tournament staff has announced that players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Duhamel Ousts Ho

Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Jonathan Duhamel opened with a raise from late position and a short-stacked Maria Ho peeked down at her cards in the big blind while laughing.

"I just have to make sure I'm live," said Ho before moving all in. Duhamel called and showed {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Ho was indeed live with her {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}.

Unfortunately for Ho, the board ran out {3-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and she was sent home with a min-cash to her name.

Also quickly eliminated once the bubble burst were David Steicke and Michael Shelton.

Player Chips Progress
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
80,000 -38,000
Michael Shelton us
Michael Shelton
David Steicke au
David Steicke
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho

Tags: David SteickeJonathan DuhamelMaria HoMichael Shelton