Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of the Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship has come to a conclusion with Michael Mizrachi leading the remaining 42 players.
The opening day of the Poker Players Championship saw 77 players take a seat throughout the day as only 74 would survive until the bagging and tagging process at the end of the night. Leading those players would be three-time WSOP bracelet winner Benny Glaser who was sitting slightly ahead of previous Poker Players Championship winners Brian Rast and John Hennigan.
Late registration was open through dinner break, and an additional ten players would enter the tournament as the likes of Ben Lamb, Bryn Kenney, Gus Hansen, Aaron Ogus, Sergii Baranov, Luke Schwartz, Cary Katz, Tommy Hang, and Chris Klodnicki all found themselves in the field, while defending champion Elior Sion would enter as the buzzer sounded after dinner break.
Once registration closed, and the 87-player field was set, a prize pool of $4,176,000 would be created that would pay the final 14 players a guaranteed $72,500. Those fortunate enough to make the final table would each be guaranteed a $191,234 payday, while the eventual winner of the Poker Players Championship would collect the $1,239,126 first prize, the coveted WSOP bracelet, and the David "Chip" Reese Memorial Trophy.
Once play concluded, just 42 players would remain for Day 3 play. Leading those players would be two-time Poker Players Championship winner Michael Mizrachi who amassed a chip stack of 1,274,000. Right behind Mizrachi is Phil Ivey (1,131,000), Shaun Deeb (933,000), Eli Elezra (917,000), and Dan Smith (901,500). Previous champions Mike Gorodinsky (519,000), Elior Sion (344,000), Brian Rast (304,500), and John Hennigan (289,000) are also still in contention, along with a multitude of mixed game crushers and WSOP bracelet winners.
Play is set to resume at 2pm (PDT) on Sunday, 17 June, with the PokerNews Live Reporting Team providing continuous live updates of all the Poker Players Championship action. So stay tuned right here to PokerNews.com for all the Event #33 updates, along with all the continued coverage from the 2018 World Series of Poker.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Counts||Big Blinds||Big Bets|
|Amazon||429||1||Michael Mizrachi||United States||1,274,000||212||106|
|Amazon||429||2||Brian Rast||United States||304,500||51||25|
|Amazon||429||4||Randy Ohel||United States||383,000||64||32|
|Amazon||429||5||David "ODB" Baker||United States||84,000||14||7|
|Amazon||429||6||Justin Bonomo||United States||712,000||119||59|
|Amazon||430||1||David Benyamine||United States||467,500||78||39|
|Amazon||430||2||David "Bakes" Baker||United States||513,000||86||43|
|Amazon||430||4||Michael Glick||United States||480,500||80||40|
|Amazon||430||5||Anthony Zinno||United States||396,000||66||33|
|Amazon||430||6||Eli Elezra||United States||917,000||153||76|
|Amazon||431||1||Jason Mercier||United States||339,000||57||28|
|Amazon||431||3||Ryan Miller||United States||306,000||51||26|
|Amazon||431||4||Ben Lamb||United States||160,000||27||13|
|Amazon||431||5||Jean-Robert Bellande||United States||716,000||119||60|
|Amazon||431||6||Tommy Hang||United States||560,000||93||47|
|Amazon||438||1||Mike Gorodinsky||United States||519,000||87||43|
|Amazon||438||2||Jared Bleznick||United States||192,500||32||16|
|Amazon||438||3||Chri Vitch||United States||843,500||141||70|
|Amazon||438||4||John Monnette||United States||361,500||60||30|
|Amazon||438||5||Benny Glaser||United Kingdom||330,500||55||28|
|Amazon||438||6||Aaron Katz||United States||787,500||131||66|
|Amazon||439||1||Ian Johns||United States||165,000||28||14|
|Amazon||439||2||Jesse Martin||United States||763,500||127||64|
|Amazon||439||3||Shaun Deeb||United States||933,000||156||78|
|Amazon||439||4||Isaac Haxton||United States||346,000||58||29|
|Amazon||439||5||Phil Ivey||United States||1,131,500||189||94|
|Amazon||439||6||Phil Galfond||United States||513,500||86||43|
|Amazon||446||1||Dan Smith||United States||901,000||150||75|
|Amazon||446||2||Yehuda Buchalter||United States||418,000||70||35|
|Amazon||446||3||Eric Wasserson||United States||257,000||43||21|
|Amazon||446||4||Elior Sion||United Kingdom||344,000||57||29|
|Amazon||447||1||Chris Klodnicki||United States||454,000||76||38|
|Amazon||447||2||Luke Schwartz||United Kingdom||485,000||81||40|
|Amazon||447||3||Naseem Salem||United States||602,000||100||50|
|Amazon||447||5||Ben Yu||United States||678,500||113||57|
|Amazon||447||6||John Hennigan||United States||289,000||48||24|
As recapped to us by Eli Elezra, Nick Schulman raised all in from under the gun for 67,500 and Elezra called from the button. Michael Mizrachi called from the big blind and the flop came down .
Mizrachi checked, Elezra bet 100,000 and Mizrachi folded.
Elezra showed for a set of queens, well ahead of Schulman's .
Schulman was unable to catch up, securing the pot for Elezra to increase his stack past the million mark.
However, a few hands later Elezra lost about 200,000 to Mizrachi.
The clock has been paused, and there will be four more hands remaining in the day.
Dan Smith opened the cutoff to 20,000 and Jean-Robert Bellande three-bet the button to 30,000. Smith called, and the flop landed .
Smith checked, Bellande bet 10,000, and Smith called.
Both players checked the on the turn as the completed the board on the river.
Smith checked, Bellande bet 20,000 and Smith folded.
John Hennigan opened and Yehuda Buchalter called. Dan Smith raised the pot from the big blind to 52,000. Hennigan called and Buchalter folded.
The flop came . Smith announced pot and Hennigan slid a stack of 25,000 chips forward. Smith called.
The turn was the and the river was the and Smith secured a big double up through Hennigan.
Phil Ivey raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.
They checked to the turn of a board where Negreanu bet 10,000. Ivey called, the river completed the board and Negreanu bet 27,000. Ivey called.
Negreanu showed for a missed straight draw, while Ivey tabled for tens and treys to win the pot.
On a flop Jesse Klein checked to Marco Johnson who potted to 40,000 off of an 80,000 chip stack. David "Bakes" Baker just called and Klein raised all in for 120,000. Johnson put the rest of his stack in the middle and Baker called, putting two players at risk.
David "Bakes" Baker:
The turn was the giving Baker a full house and the river meant he sent both players to the rail.