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Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Christopher Bolek Bags the Chip Lead at the End of Day 2 in Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

MartianNews • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Chris Bolek
Chris Bolek

A total of 189 runners began Day 2 of Event #20: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em, adding 19 more players during the late registration period that was open until the tournament resumed at 2pm on Saturday, 9 June. The tournament brought in a total of 518 entries and generated a hardy $2,408,700 prize pool.

After the last chance saloon had closed for business it was Chris Bolek that had bagged the chip lead with an impressive 1,129,000 and is in the best of positions to take down the $537,710 top prize and coveted bracelet.

Bolek stayed around average for most of the day and started to stack up after the last break. The three table redraw was the highlight of his day when he got into a hand with Martin Mathis who moved all in on the turn into Bolek's flopped set. After that hand Bolek moved into first and never looked back. The 2017 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em-Bounty Champion will be looking to secure his second bracelet.

It was on level 16 when Matthew Parry was eliminated in 79th place on the money bubble by Kristin Bicknell. Parry moved all in under the gun with ace-jack and ran into Bicknell's aces. Once the money bubble busted all the remaining players were guaranteed $7,435, with a final table finish getting at least $34,862.

There were a lot of well know players that made the money but could not survive long enough to move on to Day 3. They had a jewelry box full of bracelets between them and these decorated individuals included Justin Bonomo (29th-$12,331), Bryn Kenney (40th-$10,659), Brian Yoon (47th Place-$9,417), Humberto Brenes (57th Place-$8,506), Erik Seidel (64th-$7,860), Tom Cannuli (65th-$7,860), and Ben Yu (75th-$7,435).

Justin Bonomo Out 29th
Justin Bonomo Out 29th

There is a large contingent of notable players moving on to Day 3 and that list includes Seth Davies (812,000), Jake Shindler (926,000), Shawn Buchanan (846,000), Arne Ruge (166,000), Stephen Chidwick (164,000), and two-time bracelet winner Kristen Bicknell (106,000).

Action will resume at 2pm local time on Sunday, 10 June, where players will return to play another ten 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break every two levels. Blinds will resume at 6,000/12,000 with an ante of 12,000.

Seat Draw

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4311Peter NeffUnited States683,00057
Amazon4312Seth DaviesUnited States812,00068
Amazon4313Kristen BicknellCanada106,0009
Amazon4314Stephen ChidwickUnited Kingdom164,00014
Amazon4315Jeremy WienUnited States437,00036
Amazon4316Ross SchultzUnited States244,00020
Amazon4317David LakaSpain673,00056
Amazon4318Michael GaglianoUnited States320,00027
Amazon4319John AmatoUnited States420,00035
Amazon4391Asi MosheIsrael698,00058
Amazon4392Chris BolekUnited States1,129,00094
Amazon4393Kenneth SmaronUnited States990,00083
Amazon4394Martin MathisUnited States385,00032
Amazon4396David PetersUnited States171,00014
Amazon4397Jan Christoph Von HalleGermany593,00049
Amazon4399Patrick TruongUnited States655,00055
Amazon4471Nicholas PupilloUnited States367,00031
Amazon4472Jake SchindlerUnited States926,00077
Amazon4473Richard TuhrimUnited States532,00044
Amazon4474William RemshardtUnited States342,00029
Amazon4475Arne RugeGermany166,00014
Amazon4476Ran IlaniIsrael924,00077
Amazon4477Eric BlairUnited States352,00029
Amazon4478Shawn BuchananCanada846,00071

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Tags: Arne RugeChristopher BolekJake ShindlerJustin BonomoKristen BicknellRan IlaniSeth DaviesShawn Buchanan

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Chris Bolek us
Chris Bolek
us 1,129,000 -183,000
Kenneth Smaron us
Kenneth Smaron
us 990,000 -90,000
Jake Schindler us
Jake Schindler
us 926,000 560,000
Ran Ilani il
Ran Ilani
il 924,000 342,000
Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 846,000 -49,000
Seth Davies us
Seth Davies
us 812,000 127,000
Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
il 698,000 -86,000
Peter Neff us
Peter Neff
us 683,000 -200,000
David Laka es
David Laka
es 673,000 360,500
Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
us 655,000 -15,000
Jan Christoph Von Halle de
Jan Christoph Von Halle
de 593,000 298,500
Richard Tuhrim us
Richard Tuhrim
us 532,000 -48,000
Jeremy Wien us
Jeremy Wien
us 437,000 437,000
John Amato us
John Amato
us 420,000 169,000
Martin Mathis us
Martin Mathis
us 385,000 -1,000
Nicholas Pupillo us
Nicholas Pupillo
us 367,000 87,000
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
us 352,000 82,000
Jason Remshardt us
Jason Remshardt
us 342,000 147,500
Michael Gagliano us
Michael Gagliano
us 320,000 320,000
Ross Schultz us
Ross Schultz
us 244,000 244,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 171,000 -63,000
Arne Ruge de
Arne Ruge
de 166,000 15,500
Stephen Chidwick gb
Stephen Chidwick
gb 164,000 4,000
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
ca 106,000 -14,000

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Dominik Nitsche Eliminated in 26th Place ($14,572)

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

In one of the last hands of the night, Dominik Nitsche opened to 20,000 and Patrick Truong three-bet to 55,000 directly to his left. The action folded back to Nitsche who moved all in for around 270,000 and Truong instantly called.

Patrick Truong: {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}
Dominik Nitsche: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {7-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Truong was still in the lead with a pair of kings. The turn was the {a-Hearts}, giving Nitsche the best hand, but the {k-Spades} on the river reversed that as Truong made a set of kings.

The players are now bagging up their chips to return for Day 3 tomorrow. A recap and full chip counts will be posted shortly.

Patrick Truong us
Patrick Truong
us 670,000 -34,500
Dominik Nitsche de
Dominik Nitsche
de Busted

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Buchanan Building a Stack Late in Day 2

MartianNews • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The board read {9-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{6-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and action checked to Shawn Buchanan who bet 42,000 into a pot of around 80,000.

Richard Tuhrim called and the river fell the {k-Spades}. Tuhrim checked and Buchanan then fired 90,000 into the middle. Tuhrim took a few moments before finding the fold button and Buchanan added another pot to his stack.

Shawn Buchanan ca
Shawn Buchanan
ca 895,000 445,000
Richard Tuhrim us
Richard Tuhrim
us 580,000 -108,000

Tags: Richard TuhminShawn Buchanan

Bolek Wins a Monster Pot Against Peters

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

David Peters raised it up to 23,000 from middle position and Chris Bolek defended from the big blind. The flop came {7-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades} and Bolek check-called a bet of 42,000 from Peters.

The turn brought the {5-Clubs} and both players checked to the {6-Diamonds} on the river. Bolek checked one more time and Peters slid in a bet of 100,000. Bolek thought for over a minute before raising to 290,000. Peters went into the tank for at least five minutes before eventually tossing in a chip to signify a call. Bolek turned over {5-Spades}{5-Hearts} for a full house and Peters was forced to muck his cards.

Chris Bolek us
Chris Bolek
us 1,312,000 466,000
David Peters us
David Peters
us 234,000 -206,000

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Bolek's Kings Reel in a Big One

MartianNews • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante

The board read {k-Hearts}{6-Spades}{8-Hearts} and Martin Mathis bet 55,000. Chris Bolek made the call and the turn fell the {a-Clubs}. Mathis thought for a second before slamming a stack in the middle that was big enough to put Bolek all in.

Bolek snap-called with his remaining 243,000 chips and players then flipped their hands. Mathis turned over {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds} for a pair of aces and Bolek then tabled {k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} for a flopped set.

Mathis was drawing dead to the {4-Hearts} on the river and Bolek got a full double up just after the three table redraw.

Chris Bolek us
Chris Bolek
us 846,000 318,500
Martin Mathis us
Martin Mathis
us 386,000 -272,000

Tags: Chris BolekMartin Mathis


Three Table Redraw

ajlamers • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4311Peter Neff595,000
4312Seth Davies722,000
4313Kristen Bicknell266,000
4314Stephen Chidwick250,000
4315Jeremy Wien485,000
4316Ross Schultz261,000
4317David Laka527,000
4318Mike Gagliano360,000
4319John Amato63,000
4391Asi Moshe765,000
4392Chris Bolek429,000
4393Kenneth Smaron1,175,000
4394Martin Mathis861,000
4395Benjamin Dobson106,000
4396David Peters445,000
4397Jan Christoph Van Holle305,000
4398Dominik Nitsche229,000
4399Patrick Truong320,000
4471Nicholas Pupillo298,000
4472Jake Schindler586,000
4473Richard Tuhrim790,000
4474William Remschardt226,000
4475Arne Ruge256,000
4476Ran Ilani920,000
4477Eric Blair205,000
4478Shawn Buchanan856,000
4479Kevin Law333,000

Moshe Out-Kicks Johnson

ajlamers • Level 19: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Chris Johnson opened to 20,000 from middle position and Asi Moshe three-bet to 51,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Johnson shipped all in for 244,000. Moshe quickly called and the cards were face up.

Asi Moshe: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Chris Johnson: {a-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}

The board of {9-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Spades}{4-Hearts}{7-Spades} was safe for Moshe and his ace-king high eliminated Johnson. The players will now redraw for seats at the final three tables.

Asi Moshe il
Asi Moshe
il 784,000 442,000
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us Busted

Tags: Chris JohnsonAsi Moshe