2014 World Series of Poker

Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
Day: 2
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
25,000 / 50,000

Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 Completed

Jeff Madsen Leads the Final 23 Headed Into Day 3

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jeff Madsen
Jeff Madsen

On Tuesday, the remaining 170 players in a 550-player field returned for ten more one-hour levels of play in the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #35: $5,000 Eight-Handed No-Limit Hold’em. By the end of that time, which rolled into the early Wednesday morning hours, just 23 remained with Jeff Madsen and his stack of 661,000 leading the way.

Madsen, the three-time bracelet winner and 2006 WSOP Player of the Year, may be in the best position to make a run at the $633,341 first-place prize and WSOP gold bracelet, but there are some other big stacks nipping at his heels including Jay Conley (592,000), Brian Yoon (587,000), Josh Bergman (553,000) and Matt Davenport (543,000), who round out the top five.

Day 2 began with everyone looking to crack the money at the top 56; however, 114 players needed to fall before that happened. Among those to leave empty handed were Isaac Baron, Dan Heimiller, Fabian Quoss, Jennifer Tilly, Jason Mercier, Dan Shak, John Juanda, Amanda Musumeci, Philipp Gruissem, Igor Kurganov, Sorel Mizzi, and Dario Sammartino, who didn’t even show up for Day 2 and simply let his stack be blinded out.

As for Mizzi, he fell in frustrating fashion when his pocket kings were cracked by 2010 WSOP Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel. After dinner, the field was down to 57 players and on the money bubble. It took awhile for it to burst, but it finally did when in Level 17 (2,000/4,000/500) when Madsen opened for a raise in middle position, and the big blind shoved all in for about 60,000. Madsen called, and after actions at the other tables had ended, the players revealed their cards.

Madsen: {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades}
Big blind: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}

Madsen's hand held up easily as the board came {3-Hearts}{4-Spades}{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{a-Hearts}, and the remaining players were all guaranteed a minimum payday of $9,642.

From there, the in-the-money eliminations came quick and included Brent Wheeler (56th - $9,6420, Steven Kerr (47th - $11,141), Michael Mizrachi (44th - $11,141), Steven Silverman (43rd - $11,141), Eric Baldwin (38th - $12,847), Jonathan Duhamel (37th - $12,847), Aaron Massey (31st - $15,148), Dan O’Brien (28th - $15,148), and Nick Schulman (26th - $15,148).

While dozens fell a pack of notables managed to survive the fracas including Sam Trickett (456,000), Nick Grippo (413,000), Josh Arieh (385,000), David Peters (314,000), Sam Stein (289,000), Sylvan Loosli (285,000), Tony Cousineau (281,000), Mustapha Kanit (274,000), Dan Smith (138,000) and Olivier Busquet (118,000).

Day 3 action is set to get underway at 1 p.m. local time on Wednesday, and of course the PokerNews Live Reporting Team will be on hand to bring you all the action and eliminations through ten more levels of play. Until then, check out this video featuring some WSOP trivia:

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End-of-Day-2 Chip Counts

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Jeff Madsen us
Jeff Madsen
661,000 91,000
WSOP 4X Winner
Jay Conley us
Jay Conley
592,000 112,000
Brian Yoon us
Brian Yoon
587,000 -38,000
WSOP 5X Winner
Josh Bergman us
Josh Bergman
553,000 152,000
Matt Davenport gb
Matt Davenport
543,000 269,000
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
501,000 56,000
Sam Trickett gb
Sam Trickett
456,000 146,000
Everest Poker Everest Poker
Timo Pfutzenreuter de
Timo Pfutzenreuter
429,000 14,000
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
413,000 -28,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
385,000 170,000
WSOP 6X Winner
David Peters us
David Peters
314,000 -26,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Sam Stein us
Sam Stein
289,000 -26,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
285,000 -235,000
Tony Cousineau us
Tony Cousineau
281,000 81,000
Mustapha Kanit it
Mustapha Kanit
274,000 114,000
Winamax Team Pro
James Taylor us
James Taylor
273,000 23,000
Justin Kindred us
Justin Kindred
267,000 -25,000
Erwann Pecheux fr
Erwann Pecheux
265,000 70,000
Ardit Kurshumi us
Ardit Kurshumi
259,000 62,000
Ravi Raghavan us
Ravi Raghavan
228,000 23,000
Eric Froehlich us
Eric Froehlich
143,000 25,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
138,000 -172,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
118,000 -38,000

Pantaleo & Riehl Falls at the End of Day 2

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

In one of the last hands of the night, and shotly after Giuseppe Pantaleo fell in 25th place in unknown action, Ludovic Riehl shoved all in for 140,000 from the cutoff. Michael Rocco moved all in over the top from the button, the blinds folded, and the cards were turned up.

Rocco: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Riehl: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Riehl had some serious kicker issues, but he found what he was looking for on the {7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs} flop, though Rocco did pick up a flush draw. The {5-Hearts} turn was safe enough for Riehl, but the {3-Clubs} river wasn't. Rocco hit his flush and Riehl was eliminated in 24th place.

Given that Pantaleo and Riehl fell after the last hands had been called, there was no redraw. That will be done later tonight after the bagging and tagging process.

Player Chips Progress
Michael Rocco us
Michael Rocco
445,000 135,000
Ludovic Riehl fr
Ludovic Riehl
Giuseppe Pantaleo de
Giuseppe Pantaleo
WSOP 1X Winner

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Schulman Succumbs

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Nick Schulman from a previous event
Nick Schulman from a previous event

Action folded around to a short-stacked Nick Schulman in the small blind and he moved all in for 76,000. Timo Pfutzenreuter was in the big blind and opted to defend.

Pfutzenreuter: {k-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Schulman: {q-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}

Schulman was drawing to two live cards, but the {9-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades} didn't contain either of them. The {J-Hearts} turn took away some of Schulman's outs as Pfutzenreuter picked up a flush draw, and that flush actually came in when the {Q-Hearts} peeled off on the river.

Schulman fell in 26th place and secured a $15,148 payday.

Player Chips Progress
Timo Pfutzenreuter de
Timo Pfutzenreuter
415,000 40,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
WSOP 4X Winner

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Schulman Crippled The Triples

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

Josh Bergman got his stack of 191,000 all in preflop holding the {a-Clubs}{k-Hearts} and was in bad shape against the {k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} of Nick Schulman. Bergman was ready to walk out the door, but then he flopped the stone cold nuts on the {q-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{10-Diamonds} flop. The {6-Diamonds} turn gave Schulman a flush draw, but the useless {5-Clubs} peeled off on the river.

Fortunately for Schulman he was able to triple up to 88,000 shortly thereafter.

Player Chips Progress
Josh Bergman us
Josh Bergman
401,000 191,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
88,000 -72,000
WSOP 4X Winner

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Grippo vs. Pfutzenreuter

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante

Nick Grippo opened for 17,000 from the hijack only to have Timo Pfutzenreuter three-bet to 41,000 from the big blind. Grippo responded by moving all in for 215,000 and Pfutzenreuter made the call.

Pfutzenreuter: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Grippo: {j-Clubs}{j-Spades}

It was a race, and Grippo was looking to hold to extended his tournament life. That's just what he did as the board ran out {6-Spades}{q-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts}. Ship the double to Grippo.

Player Chips Progress
Nick Grippo us
Nick Grippo
441,000 226,000
Timo Pfutzenreuter de
Timo Pfutzenreuter
375,000 -215,000

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