Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of Event #49, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament, has ended and only 21 players remain in the field. Of those 21, Robin Ylitalo is the man to catch; his 1,151,000 stack being the largest of the surviving players.
Ylitalo, a Swedish professional poker player, has some excellent results in major live tournaments in Europe including a final table appearance at the EPT Campione Main Event and at the WP Copenhagen Main Event. Ylitalo has one cash at the WSOP, ironically it came in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2012 WSOP where he finished 32nd. He’s guaranteed to beat that finish in this event.
Paul DaSilva goes into the third and final day’s play as the only other player to bag up a seven-figure stack. We have been unable to uncover any major live cashes belonging to DaSilva, but he and the rest of the field in Event #49 are guaranteed to take home at least $15,622 for their efforts so far.
Taras Kripps and Valentin Messina both ended with over 900,000 chips each, too.
Other notables to look out for on Day 3 include British pro Barny Boatman (347,000) and Kevin MacPhee (136,000). The latter lost all but three big blinds of his stack during the second half of play on Day 2, but managed to grind his way through to make Day 3. He will start with less than 10 big blind, but if anyone can claw his way back into contention from such a position it is MacPhee.
Play resumes at 1 p.m. Las Vegas time and will continue until one man has won all of the chips in play. This player will become Event #49’s champion, a title worth more than the WSOP bracelet and the $546,080 awarded to them.
|8||Jan Eric Schwippert||459,000|
|2||J. Austin Hijar||638,000|
With less than eight minutes until Day 2 ends, the players seem content with passing the blinds around and settling pots preflop. It is going to take a cooler of a hand to see anyone crash out of the tournament at this stage. Not only is there the prestige of reaching a Day 3 of a WSOP event, the players can all but taste the $546,080 first place prize and that coveted gold bracelet.
The following players have been eliminated from Event #49.
Michael Jukich opened with a raise from the cutoff and then quickly called when Taras Kripps three-bet to 55,000 in the small blind. The dealer spread out the flop and Kripps led for 55,000. Jukich then raised to 110,000 in total but instantly folded when Kripps moved all in.
|4||Hoa Vinh Luong|
|8||Jan Eric Schwippert|
|7||J. Austin Hijar|
"Ace! Ace!" pleaded Robert Bonneau but the ace never came on the board, leaving Mike Quick's as the best hand.
The remaining 27 players will now redraw for the final three seats.
We joined the action on a flop, where Robert Little had checked in the big blind. British favorite Barny Boatman bet 23,000 from the cutoff only to see Little make it 55,000. No sooner had Little's chips hit the felt, Boatman had raised all in. Little snap-folded and Boatman scooped the pot.