Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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).
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.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||431||1||Peter Neff||United States||683,000||57|
|Amazon||431||2||Seth Davies||United States||812,000||68|
|Amazon||431||4||Stephen Chidwick||United Kingdom||164,000||14|
|Amazon||431||5||Jeremy Wien||United States||437,000||36|
|Amazon||431||6||Ross Schultz||United States||244,000||20|
|Amazon||431||8||Michael Gagliano||United States||320,000||27|
|Amazon||431||9||John Amato||United States||420,000||35|
|Amazon||439||2||Chris Bolek||United States||1,129,000||94|
|Amazon||439||3||Kenneth Smaron||United States||990,000||83|
|Amazon||439||4||Martin Mathis||United States||385,000||32|
|Amazon||439||6||David Peters||United States||171,000||14|
|Amazon||439||7||Jan Christoph Von Halle||Germany||593,000||49|
|Amazon||439||9||Patrick Truong||United States||655,000||55|
|Amazon||447||1||Nicholas Pupillo||United States||367,000||31|
|Amazon||447||2||Jake Schindler||United States||926,000||77|
|Amazon||447||3||Richard Tuhrim||United States||532,000||44|
|Amazon||447||4||William Remshardt||United States||342,000||29|
|Amazon||447||7||Eric Blair||United States||352,000||29|
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|Jan Christoph Von Halle||593,000||298,500|
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.
The flop came and Truong was still in the lead with a pair of kings. The turn was the , giving Nitsche the best hand, but the 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.
|Dominik Nitsche||888poker Ambassador||Busted|
The board read 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 . 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.
David Peters raised it up to 23,000 from middle position and Chris Bolek defended from the big blind. The flop came and Bolek check-called a bet of 42,000 from Peters.
The turn brought the and both players checked to the 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 for a full house and Peters was forced to muck his cards.
The board read and Martin Mathis bet 55,000. Chris Bolek made the call and the turn fell the . 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 for a pair of aces and Bolek then tabled for a flopped set.
Mathis was drawing dead to the on the river and Bolek got a full double up just after the three table redraw.
|439||7||Jan Christoph Van Holle||305,000|
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.
The board of was safe for Moshe and his ace-king high eliminated Johnson. The players will now redraw for seats at the final three tables.