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Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Highlights

Event #33: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 2 Completed

Michael Mizrachi Leads Final 42 Players in Poker Players Championship

tRaMSt0p • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi
Michael Mizrachi

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.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountsBig BlindsBig Bets
Amazon4291Michael MizrachiUnited States1,274,000212106
Amazon4292Brian RastUnited States304,5005125
Amazon4293James ObstAustralia599,50010050
Amazon4294Randy OhelUnited States383,0006432
Amazon4295David "ODB" BakerUnited States84,000147
Amazon4296Justin BonomoUnited States712,00011959
        
Amazon4301David BenyamineUnited States467,5007839
Amazon4302David "Bakes" BakerUnited States513,0008643
Amazon4303Mike LeahCanada176,0002915
Amazon4304Michael GlickUnited States480,5008040
Amazon4305Anthony ZinnoUnited States396,0006633
Amazon4306Eli ElezraUnited States917,00015376
        
Amazon4311Jason MercierUnited States339,0005728
Amazon4312Daniel NegreanuCanada422,0007035
Amazon4313Ryan MillerUnited States306,0005126
Amazon4314Ben LambUnited States160,0002713
Amazon4315Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States716,00011960
Amazon4316Tommy HangUnited States560,0009347
        
Amazon4381Mike GorodinskyUnited States519,0008743
Amazon4382Jared BleznickUnited States192,5003216
Amazon4383Chri VitchUnited States843,50014170
Amazon4384John MonnetteUnited States361,5006030
Amazon4385Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom330,5005528
Amazon4386Aaron KatzUnited States787,50013166
        
Amazon4391Ian JohnsUnited States165,0002814
Amazon4392Jesse MartinUnited States763,50012764
Amazon4393Shaun DeebUnited States933,00015678
Amazon4394Isaac HaxtonUnited States346,0005829
Amazon4395Phil IveyUnited States1,131,50018994
Amazon4396Phil GalfondUnited States513,5008643
        
Amazon4461Dan SmithUnited States901,00015075
Amazon4462Yehuda BuchalterUnited States418,0007035
Amazon4463Eric WassersonUnited States257,0004321
Amazon4464Elior SionUnited Kingdom344,0005729
Amazon4465Greg MuellerCanada595,0009950
Amazon4466Alexander KostritsynRussia122,0002010
        
Amazon4471Chris KlodnickiUnited States454,0007638
Amazon4472Luke SchwartzUnited Kingdom485,0008140
Amazon4473Naseem SalemUnited States602,00010050
Amazon4474Sergii BaranovUkraine717,00012060
Amazon4475Ben YuUnited States678,50011357
Amazon4476John HenniganUnited States289,0004824

Tags: Michael Mizrachi

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 1,274,000 74,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,131,000 -94,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 933,000 -37,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 917,000 -3,000
Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 901,500 71,500
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 843,500 343,500
Aaron Katz us
Aaron Katz
us 787,500 -10,500
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 763,500 23,500
Sergii Baranov ua
Sergii Baranov
ua 717,000 282,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 716,000 96,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 712,500 -27,500
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 678,500 108,500
Naseem Salem US
Naseem Salem
US 602,000 -8,000
James Obst au
James Obst
au 599,500 -35,500
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 595,000 15,000
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 560,000 135,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 519,000 -101,000
Phil Galfond us
Phil Galfond
us 513,500 215,500
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 513,000 -197,000
Luke Schwartz gb
Luke Schwartz
gb 485,000 25,000
Michael Glick us
Michael Glick
us 480,500 125,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 467,500 -7,500
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 454,000 169,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 422,000 64,000
Yehuda Buchalter us
Yehuda Buchalter
us 418,000 211,500

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Schulman Eliminated by Elezra

123md • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman

No-Limit Hold'em

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 {A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}.

Mizrachi checked, Elezra bet 100,000 and Mizrachi folded.

Elezra showed {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts} for a set of queens, well ahead of Schulman's {Q-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}.

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.

Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 1,200,000 280,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 920,000 60,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us Busted

Tags: Eli ElezraNick Schulman

Four More Hands

tRaMSt0p • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

The clock has been paused, and there will be four more hands remaining in the day.

Bellande Bets Out Smith on River

tRaMSt0p • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Limit Hold'em

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 {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{K-Hearts}.

Smith checked, Bellande bet 10,000, and Smith called.

Both players checked the {J-Spades} on the turn as the {K-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

Smith checked, Bellande bet 20,000 and Smith folded.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 830,000 -22,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 620,000 -54,000

Tags: Jean-Robert BellandeDan Smith

Smith Secures Big Double

will_shill • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

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 {2-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Smith announced pot and Hennigan slid a stack of 25,000 chips forward. Smith called.

Dan Smith: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
John Hennigan: {k-Hearts}{j-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}

The turn was the {2-Spades} and the river was the {k-Spades} and Smith secured a big double up through Hennigan.

Dan Smith us
Dan Smith
us 852,000 192,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 455,000 -305,000

Tags: Dan SmithJohn HenniganYehuda Buchalter

Ivey vs. Negreanu

123md • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Phil Ivey raised to 13,000 from the cutoff and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.

They checked to the turn of a {Q-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades} board where Negreanu bet 10,000. Ivey called, the {3-Hearts} river completed the board and Negreanu bet 27,000. Ivey called.

Negreanu showed {6-Hearts}{5-Spades} for a missed straight draw, while Ivey tabled {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} for tens and treys to win the pot.

Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,225,000 80,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 358,000 -267,000

Tags: Phil IveyDaniel Negreanu

Updated Chip Counts

tRaMSt0p • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 1,145,000 5,000
Shaun Deeb us
Shaun Deeb
us 970,000 240,000
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 920,000 50,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 760,000 120,000
Justin Bonomo us
Justin Bonomo
us 740,000 -48,000
Jesse Martin us
Jesse Martin
us 740,000 135,500
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 710,000 -90,000
Naseem Salem US
Naseem Salem
US 610,000 500,000
Ben Yu us
Ben Yu
us 570,000 338,000
John Monnette us
John Monnette
us 400,000 25,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 210,000 -360,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 165,000 -45,000
Eric Wasserson us
Eric Wasserson
us 110,000 -30,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 75,000 -183,000
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 45,000 -45,000

Bakes Up Among Chip Leaders with Double Elimination

will_shill • Level 12: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
David "Bakes" Baker
David "Bakes" Baker

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a {q-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds} 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.

Jesse Klein: {q-Spades}{10-Spades}{7-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Marco Johnson: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}
David "Bakes" Baker: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{7-Spades}

The turn was the {a-Spades} giving Baker a full house and the river {10-Diamonds} meant he sent both players to the rail.

David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 800,000 196,000
Jesse Klein US
Jesse Klein
US Busted
Marco Johnson us
Marco Johnson
us Busted

Tags: David "Bakes" BakerJesse KleinMarco Johnson