Lone Star Poker Series
Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)
Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six Handed)
Day 2 Completed

Gross Leads Final 22 to Conclude Day 2

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Steve Gross
Steve Gross

Day 2 of Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six-Handed) is done, and after another action-packed day of short-handed, four-card poker it was Steve Gross emerging at night's end as the leader among the 22 who survived the day. Gross will come back to a stack of 526,000 to start play tomorrow.

Sorel Mizzi had led the 117 returners today, but soon after play began Ville Mattila surged past Mizzi and everyone else to claim the top spot in the counts for much of the afternoon and early evening. Meanwhile the field trimmed down under 50 players and toward the money bubble, with the bursting finally happening just a few minutes before the dinner break when Michel Abecassis was the unfortunate 43rd-place finisher.

After dinner the bustouts continued, with Chad Brown (39th), Dan Smith (38th), Tony Cousineau (37th), Juha Helppi (36th), Daniel Negreanu (34th), Matt Giannetti (33rd), Manuel Bevand (30th), Scott Bohlman (29th), and Jamie Pickering (28th) among those going out over the next couple of hours.

It was during the latter part of the night that Jesse Rockowitz began his ascent to the top of the counts, hovering near the half-million chip mark for the last stages of the evening, before finally Gross passed him and that milestone just before night's end. During that last stretch the two Deebs — Freddy and Shaun — went out next in 27th and 26th, respectively, with Victor Shuchleis (25th), Davidi Kitai (24th), and Stephen Wolfe (23rd) being the final eliminations of the night.

Joining Gross and Rockowitz on Monday will be Mattila and Mizzi, with Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Event #2: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Eight-Handed) winner Trevor Pope also still in the mix.

Play resumes tomorrow at 2 p.m. for the third and final day of Event #41. Thanks for following our coverage thus far, and be sure to check in tomorrow to see who among the final 22 will win the next WSOP gold bracelet.

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End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts; 22 Remain

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
Steve Gross us 526,000
Jesse Rockowitz us 476,000 -4,000
Salman Behbehani us 456,000 112,000
Alex Manzano cl 450,000 30,000
Ville Mattila fi 392,000 2,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua 352,000
Joseph Leung ca 348,000 -57,000
Viacheslav Zhukov ru 340,000 115,000
Tony Gargano us 291,000 -59,000
Gary Bolden us 289,000 -66,000
Lucas Vandenbelt MT 278,000 -18,000
Trevor Pope us 250,000 105,000
Lee Goldman US 244,000 -11,000
Sorel Mizzi ca 234,000 79,000
Timo Pfutzenreuter DE 233,000 -102,000
Wei Kai Chang US 187,000 42,000
Ross Mallor us 152,000 -33,000
Jonathan Poche us 135,000 15,000
Lasell King CA 128,000 2,000
Nader Arfai us 90,000 -54,000
Marko Neumann de 82,000 -150,000
Roland Israelashvili us 77,000 2,000

Timoshenko Knocks Out Wolfe in 23rd

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

On the next-to-last hand of the night at Table 347, Stephen Wolfe was all in before the flop versus two opponents, Yevgeniy Timoshenko and Steve Gross. The flop came {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, and when Timoshenko bet, Gross stepped aside.

Wolfe had {K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} and was well behind Timoshenko's {A-Spades}{Q-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, and when a {Q-} fell on the turn to fill up Timoshenko the river was no matter, eliminating Wolfe in 23rd.

Lasell King would then double up one more time — again with kings — versus Steve Gross when his {A-Clubs}{K-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} held versus Gross's {10-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades} through a {7-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{10-Spades} board, and the bags were brought out as play had concluded for the night.

Steve Gross us 526,000 191,000
Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua 352,000 82,000
Lasell King CA 126,000 46,000
Stephen Wolfe US Busted

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Two More Hands

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

The tournament director has stopped the clock with 10 minutes left and after drawing a card has announced just two more hands will be played before they stop for the night.

Kitai Cut Down

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante
David Kitai
David Kitai

Yevgeniy Timoshenko raised to 12,000 from under the gun, then Stephen Wolfe called the raise from late position. The action on Davidi Kitai on the button, the Event #19: $5,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em winner reraised all in for 79,000. Timoshenko then reraised all in himself for 90,500, and Wolfe called, having both players covered.

Timoshenko: {K-Diamonds}{K-Spades}{10-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}
Wolfe: {K-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Kitai: {9-Spades}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades}{4-Clubs}

The board came {6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Hearts}, then {8-Hearts}, then {2-Diamonds}. Kitai had made eights and sevens, but Timoshenko's kings and deuces gave him the best hand and the pot, eliminating the Belgian.

Yevgeniy Timoshenko ua 270,000 150,000
Stephen Wolfe US 127,000 -103,000
Davidi Kitai be Busted

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Shuchleis Sent Out

Shamus • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 0 ante

Four players had made it to a {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, at which point Victor Shuchleis bet the pot — about 45,000 — leaving himself just a few chips behind. Steve Gross considered the stacks of everyone else still involved, then reraised to push out the other two players, and Shuchleis called.

Shuchleis had {J-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Gross {J-Hearts}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}, so when the {8-Hearts} fell on the turn Gross had made the better flush and the river {7-Clubs} was inconsequential, thus ending Shuchleis's Event #41 run in 25th place.

Steve Gross us 335,000 60,000
Victor Shuchleis MX Busted

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