2018 World Series of Poker

Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day: 2
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
40,000 / 80,000

Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Day 2 Completed

27 Players Remain After Day 2 of $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Max; Baumgartner, Tricarico Lead

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

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.

Alexandro Tricarico
Alexandro Tricarico sits in second place after Day 2

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

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
4241Yue DuChina749,00075
4242Ognyan DimovBulgaria380,00038
4243Jamie RosenUnited States638,00064
4244Hon Cheong LeeHong Kong418,00042
4245Pierre CalamusaFrance690,00069
4246Antonio BarbatoItaly534,00053
4321Markus KuhnenUnited Kingdom293,00029
4322Arunas SapitaviciusLithuania587,00059
4324Dilip RavindranUnited States245,00025
4325Nick SchulmanUnited States280,00028
4326Affif Lemos Do PradoBrazil271,00027
4331Victor FigueroaUnited States223,00022
4332Kanzuki IkeuchiJapan710,00071
4333Ivan DeyraFrance237,50024
4334Luke GrahamUnited States171,00017
4335Jason BrinUnited States580,00058
4336Luke BreretonUnited Kingdom767,00077
4401Alexandr LipkinUnited States346,00035
4403Bart LybaertBelgium716,00072
4404Gabriel BaumgartnerGermany987,00099
4405Alexandro TricaricoBelgium983,00098
4406Ryan D'AngeloUnited States585,00059
4411Christian IacobellisUnited States230,00023
4412Tristan WadeUnited States280,00028
4414Adrian BuckleyUnited States72,0007
4415Joey WeissmanUnited States364,00036
4416Oliver BilesUnited Kingdom189,00019

Tags: Alexandro TricaricoBart LybaertGabriel BaumgartnerIvan DeyraLuke BreretonNick SchulmanPierre CalamusaRyan D'Angelo

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Gabriel Baumgartner de
Gabriel Baumgartner
987,000 567,000
Day 2 Chip Leader
Alexandro Tricarico be
Alexandro Tricarico
983,000 273,000
Luke Brereton gb
Luke Brereton
767,000 87,000
Yue Du cn
Yue Du
749,000 349,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
716,000 -4,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Kanzuki Ikeuchi jp
Kanzuki Ikeuchi
710,000 662,300
Pierre Calamusa fr
Pierre Calamusa
690,000 340,000
Jamie Rosen us
Jamie Rosen
638,000 568,300
Arunas Sapitavicius lt
Arunas Sapitavicius
587,000 -13,000
Ryan D'Angelo us
Ryan D'Angelo
585,000 85,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Jason Brin us
Jason Brin
580,000 -70,000
Antonio Barbato it
Antonio Barbato
534,000 334,000
Hon Cheong Lee hk
Hon Cheong Lee
418,000 278,000
Ognyan Dimov bg
Ognyan Dimov
380,000 338,700
WSOP 2X Winner
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
364,000 -286,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Alexandr Lipkin us
Alexandr Lipkin
346,000 272,000
Markus Kuhnen de
Markus Kuhnen
293,000 93,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
WSOP 4X Winner
Tristan Wade us
Tristan Wade
280,000 30,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Affif Lemos Do Prado br
Affif Lemos Do Prado
271,000 271,000
Dilip Ravindran in
Dilip Ravindran
245,000 203,700
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
237,500 -52,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Christian Iacobellis us
Christian Iacobellis
230,000 185,000
Victor Figueroa us
Victor Figueroa
223,000 -17,000
Oliver Biles gb
Oliver Biles
189,000 120,500

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Down to Five Tables

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

With the field now cut to the final 30 players, there are just five tables remaining in the Amazon room for Event #17.

Brereton Battles with Schulman

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

On a first hand Luke Brereton opened to 16,000 on the button and Nick Schulman called in the small blind.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and both players checked, as well as on the {9-Diamonds} turn and {9-Clubs} river. Schulman tabled {4-Clubs}{4-Spades} and was dominated by {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds} 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 {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{5-Spades} flop, Brereton check-called a bet worth 35,000 from Schulman and both players checked on the {3-Clubs} turn.

The river brought a {3-Hearts}, giving a full house on the board, and after a tank Schulman called the 60,000 from Brereton. The latter showed {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} and Schulman lost the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Luke Brereton gb
Luke Brereton
580,000 -20,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
440,000 130,000
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Nick SchulmanBreretonLuke Brereton

Deyra Climbs Up

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

In a raised pot, the flop showed {7-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs} and Bart Lybaert check-called a 30,000 bet from Ivan Deyra. They both checked on the {5-Spades} turn.

The {5-Diamonds} 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 {q-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{6-Clubs} flop, they both check-folded to an 18,000 bet from Deyra. With the two hands, Deyra climbed up to 290,000.

Player Chips Progress
Bart Lybaert be
Bart Lybaert
720,000 -105,000
Day 1 Chip Leader
Ivan Deyra fr
Ivan Deyra
290,000 150,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Bart LybaertIvan Deyra

Last Level of the Day

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

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).

Level: 20

Blinds: 4,000/8,000

Ante: 1,000