Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
After two full days of playing in Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a field of 1,663 players has been whittled down to the last 27 hopefuls. They'll be returning to the felt on Saturday, June 9 at 12 p.m. to continue their bid for a coveted WSOP bracelet. Many notables are still in contention to capture the first-place prize of $378,743 on top of WSOP champion honors.
Among those that will come back for Day 3 are Luke Brereton (767,000), Bart Lybaert (716,000), Pierre Calamusa (690,000), Ryan D’Angelo (585,000), Nick Schulman (280,000) and Ivan Deyra (237,500).
The largest stack belongs to Gabriel Baumgartner, who will bring 987,000 chips into Day 3. With a little bit more than $10,000 in career tournament earnings, he will be looking for his biggest live cash and a first gold bracelet. He’s followed by Alexandro Tricarico with 983,000. The Belgian player boasts $260,000 in live tournaments winner and will be one to watch on the final day.
Day 2 Action
On Day 2, 264 players came together today and the bubble quickly burst 20 minutes into play. Amongst those who cashed were Jake Schwartz (39th - $7,819), Gil Thierry (42nd - $7,819), Jared Hamby (50th - $5,413), Alexandre Reard (75th - $3,984), Jeff Madsen (78th - $3,984), Tom Koral (114th - $2,835) and Tom Marchese (124th - $2,835). 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson fell in 64th position for $4,608.
Thomas Muehloecker ($4,608) saw his attempt end in 62nd place after his pocket aces got cracked by pocket queens in a preflop all-in situation. Muehloecker was followed by three-time bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, who cashed the same amount for busting in 61st. Yordan Petrov (55th - $4,608) also got eliminated in a hand he will remember for a while. Flopping the nut straight with seven-six on a board containing two diamonds, Petrov got his stack in on three streets. The river brought the third diamond and Brereton showed seven-six of diamonds, for the same nut straight that improved to a flush.
For Tricarico, a pot with a rivered flush with ten-five of hearts against the pocket queens of Foad Larki proved pivotal towards his end-of-day big stack. Larki held a set of queens and was eliminated in 52nd place. Tricarico claimed top spot after the hand but Baumgartner pipped him for the end of day chip lead in the final stages of the day.
Action resumes at noon local time on Saturday, June 9, where the blinds will resume at Level 21 with 60-minute levels to be played down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break scheduled after the sixth level of the day (≈ 6.30pm).
Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to find out who will be crowned the next $1,500 6-handed champion.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|424||3||Jamie Rosen||United States||638,000||64|
|424||4||Hon Cheong Lee||Hong Kong||418,000||42|
|432||1||Markus Kuhnen||United Kingdom||293,000||29|
|432||4||Dilip Ravindran||United States||245,000||25|
|432||5||Nick Schulman||United States||280,000||28|
|432||6||Affif Lemos Do Prado||Brazil||271,000||27|
|433||1||Victor Figueroa||United States||223,000||22|
|433||4||Luke Graham||United States||171,000||17|
|433||5||Jason Brin||United States||580,000||58|
|433||6||Luke Brereton||United Kingdom||767,000||77|
|440||1||Alexandr Lipkin||United States||346,000||35|
|440||6||Ryan D'Angelo||United States||585,000||59|
|441||1||Christian Iacobellis||United States||230,000||23|
|441||2||Tristan Wade||United States||280,000||28|
|441||4||Adrian Buckley||United States||72,000||7|
|441||5||Joey Weissman||United States||364,000||36|
|441||6||Oliver Biles||United Kingdom||189,000||19|
With the field now cut to the final 30 players, there are just five tables remaining in the Amazon room for Event #17.
On a first hand Luke Brereton opened to 16,000 on the button and Nick Schulman called in the small blind.
The flop came and both players checked, as well as on the turn and river. Schulman tabled and was dominated by in Brereton's hand.
The hand after, Brereton opened for 20,000 in the hijack and face a raise to 65,000 from Schulman on the button. He called after some thought.
On the flop, Brereton check-called a bet worth 35,000 from Schulman and both players checked on the turn.
The river brought a , giving a full house on the board, and after a tank Schulman called the 60,000 from Brereton. The latter showed and Schulman lost the pot.
In a raised pot, the flop showed and Bart Lybaert check-called a 30,000 bet from Ivan Deyra. They both checked on the turn.
The rolled off on the river and Lybaert bet 40,000. Deyra moved all in for about 130,000 and Lybaert gave it up.
In the hand after, Deyra raised to 13,000 and was called by the players in the blinds. On the flop, they both check-folded to an 18,000 bet from Deyra. With the two hands, Deyra climbed up to 290,000.
The remaining 34 players are now into their final 60-minute level of the day at which point the players will bag up their chips and return for Day 3 tomorrow (Saturday, June 9).