We were expecting an action packed ten levels here at Day 2 of Event #11 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em Six Handed, and boy, we were not disappointed. Everywhere we looked, players were four-betting and five-betting each other, and at the end of all the madness, Levi Berger leads the final 14 going into Day 3. He bagged up a whopping 1.42 million chips, which is good for more then a half-million chip lead over the field.
Berger was all but out of this tournament in level 19 when he got in a huge all in confrontation with James Carroll. Berger ended up calling a six-bet shove from Carroll with queens, and ran square into the pocket aces of Carroll. However, Berger turned an unlikely two outer, and he rode that wave to a giant chip lead at night's end.
The day began with 122 player, but only 108 of them would make the money. Amongst the unlucky 14 who walked away empty handed were John Beauprez, who just won the $1,500 Six-Max a few days ago, Mike Leah, and Corey Burbick, who was the stone bubble boy when his Ace-King couldn’t catch up to the pocket fours of Andrew Lichtenberger.
From there, we lost a bunch of notables in the money, including Erick Lindgren (102nd), JC Tran (83rd), David Peters (41st), David Randall (31st), Chino Rheem (28th), Chris Moorman (25th), and Jeff Lisandro (17th).
That’s enough about the players who didn’t make Day 3. Those who will be coming back tomorrow, and are still alive for the gold bracelet and the $473,019 top prize, includie Tuan Le (873,000) and Scott Clements (842,000), who are second and third in chips coming into tomorrow. Eddy Sabat (694,000), Jacob Bazeley (638,000), and 2012 bracelet winner Clifford Goldkind (318,000) also advanced to the final day.
We will kick back off again tomorrow at 1 PM, with the plan to play down to a winner. If one hasn't emerged by the end of ten levels, then the remaining players will come back on Friday for a fourth day, but hopefully it won’t come to that. Pokernews.com will have all the hand-for-hand action at the final table, so be sure to tune back in then!