2014 World Series of Poker

Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winner
Winning Hand
k6
Prize
$335,659
Event Info
Buy-in
$1,000
Entries
2,043
Level Info
Level
29
Blinds
40,000 / 80,000
Ante
10,000

Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Bounahra, "THAY3R" Lead Final 16

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Bob Bounahra has the lead going into Day 3.
Bob Bounahra has the lead going into Day 3.

Bob Bounahra bagged 1,058,000 to lead the 16 remaining runners at the end of Day 2 of Event #21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em. Bounahra, notably, was a member of the November Nine in 2011, the final table eventually won by Pius Heinz. That $1.3 million cash for seventh place is his lone six-figure score, but he'll be shooting for number two tomorrow.

Trailing Bounahra is Thayer Rasmussen, best known by his online handle "THAY3R," under which he has had plenty of success online. Rasmussen ended the night in second with 933,000, good for a wide gap over third-place Dominik Nitsche (707,000). Rasmussen collected a huge pot near the end of the night when he turned two pair against Louis Campbell.

The field of a $1,000 buy-in at the WSOP is typically chock full of lesser experienced players, however plenty of steely veterans navigated the minefield and find themselves among the final 16. Jeff Gross, Mickey "mement_mori" Petersen, Nitsche, Bounahra and Dan Alspach all have north of $1 million in live cashes alone, with plenty more online.

Some big names also fell along the way: JC Tran, Erik Seidel, Jason Koon, James Mackey, David Williams, Mukul Pahuja, and Jason Senti all collected some money but no glory as they fell by the wayside during the 10 level grind today.

Day 3 begins tomorrow at 1 p.m. local time, and we'll be on the watch as the field is whittled down to a winner who will collect more than $300,000 and a gold bracelet. Be sure to tune in to the action right here on PokerNews.

Tags: Bob BounahraDan AlspachDavid WilliamsDominik NitscheErik SeidelJames MackeyJason KoonJason SentiJC TranJeff GrossLouis CampbellMickey PetersenMukul PahujaThayer Rasmussen

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Bob Bounahra bz
Bob Bounahra
1,058,000
858,000
858,000
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
933,000
23,000
23,000
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
707,000
257,000
257,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jeff Gross us
Jeff Gross
540,000
-23,000
-23,000
Zachary Gruneberg us
Zachary Gruneberg
540,000
200,000
200,000
Eric Shanks us
Eric Shanks
407,000
7,000
7,000
Lance Harris us
Lance Harris
337,000
-88,000
-88,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
258,000
84,000
84,000
Eric Milas us
Eric Milas
240,000
78,000
78,000
David Burt gb
David Burt
237,000
127,000
127,000
Mickey Petersen dk
Mickey Petersen
231,000
-243,000
-243,000
Billy Horan us
Billy Horan
175,000
-75,000
-75,000
Louis Campbell us
Louis Campbell
174,000
-41,000
-41,000
Dave D'Alesandro us
Dave D'Alesandro
163,000
-232,000
-232,000
Dan Alspach us
Dan Alspach
91,000
-29,000
-29,000
David Lucchesi us
David Lucchesi
41,000
-259,000
-259,000

"Action" Dan Doubles

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

Dan Alspach, dubbed "Action Dan" by his tablemates, shipped from under the gun for 56,000.

"You better flip that, your time's running out, sir," Zachary Gruneberg joked, referring to Alspach's hourglass card protector.

David Burt pushed over the top, and everyone else folded.

Alspach: {a-Clubs}{j-Spades}
Burt: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

Things look good for Burt on the {k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop. The dealer burned and turned a {j-Hearts} though, causing Burt to hang his head in disappointment. A {9-Spades} river changed nothing.

Player Chips Progress
Dan Alspach us
Dan Alspach
120,000
75,000
75,000
David Burt gb
David Burt
110,000
-160,000
-160,000

Tags: Dan AlspachDavid Burt

Rasmussen Leads

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante
Chip Leader Thayer Rasmussen.
Chip Leader Thayer Rasmussen.

Thayer Rasmussen just moved into the chip lead here and is close to cresting the one-million chip mark.

He called a 75k bet on an {a-Spades}{8-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop then somehow managed to get Louis Campbell to shove in on him on the {3-Hearts} turn. Rasmussen called, having turned {6-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} into two pair.

Campbell had {a-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} and a lot less chips after the {4-Hearts} river was revealed.

Player Chips Progress
Thayer Rasmussen us
Thayer Rasmussen
910,000
560,000
560,000
Louis Campbell us
Louis Campbell
215,000
-535,000
-535,000

Petersen Doubles Through Pecheux

Level 21 : 6,000/12,000, 2,000 ante

Mickey Petersen just won an all-in battle of sponsored European pros.

The Dane opened to 20,000 in the cutoff, only to see Frenchman Erwann Pecheux three-bet to 52,000 on the button. Petersen shipped it for 225,000 when action came back to him, and Pecheux called.

Pecheux: {a-Hearts}{j-Spades}
Petersen: {10-Clubs}{10-Spades}

The {2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{4-Spades} flop gave Pecheux a straight draw, but the {k-Diamonds} was a safe turn for Petersen. The {8-Clubs} finished out the board, and Petersen collected his double.

Player Chips Progress
Mickey Petersen dk
Mickey Petersen
474,000
357,000
357,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
174,000
-211,000
-211,000

Tags: Erwann PecheuxMickey Petersen

Level: 21

Blinds: 6,000/12,000

Ante: 2,000

Final 18 Redraw

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

Table 440

SeatPlayer
1Eric Shanks
2Timothy Adams
3Louis Campbell
4Bob Bounahra
5Eric Milas
6Mickey Petersen
7Erwann Pecheux
8Dave D'Alesandro
9Thayer Rasmussen

Table 445

SeatPlayer
1Jeff Gross
2David Burt
3Dominik Nitsche
4Lance Harris
5Billy Horan
6Arthur Baraan
7David Lucchesi
8Zachary Gruneberg
9Dan Alspach