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Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship
Day 2 Completed

Late Rush Sees Zack Bag Lead With 14 Remaining in Limit Hold'em Championship

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Dan Zack
Dan Zack

Limit Hold'em grinders making it to Day 2 of Event #52: $10,000 Limit Hold'em Championship at the World Series of Poker played through five double-length levels of poker on Tuesday, and just 14 remain in contention for the bracelet.

Tops among those in terms of chip count is Dan Zack. The mixed-game star has racked up just shy of $440,000 in cashes at the WSOP since he began making his mark in 2014 but has yet to capture his first bracelet. It seems only a matter of time until he gets and he has a golden opportunity here after bagging 1,217,000, a mile clear of all of his opposition.

Zack had an above average chip count for most of the day but was hovering around 500,000 when the final level began. He went off to end things, running it up in the last 30 minutes in particular. At that point, he hit a set of eights in a multi-way pot to bust Gregory De Bora and then cracked Ken Deng's kings with ace-queen in a three-bet pot for another pile.

No player is within shouting distance of Zack's lofty count. Rounding out the top five are Matt Szymaszek (561,000), Nick Schulman (499,000), Anthony Zinno (493,000) and Christopher Chung (487,000). Bracelet winners Scott Seiver (467,000), Michael Moore (368,000), Benny Glaser (215,000) and Brock Parker (167,000) also remain.

Everyone left is in the money, and the bubble burst in eventful fashion. Ray Henson was the shortest stack remaining in the tournament and after four players made it to the flop for a single raise, he put the four-bet in with a set of tens and got the rest in on the turn. Unfortunately for him, two players had made straight and Deng wound up dragging the monster pot with the nuts when the board didn't pair on the river.

Joao Vieira, who had the lower straight in that pot, De Bora, Ofir Mor and John Hennigan were the players busting in the money.

While Zack may be the favorite going into the final day, there's still plenty of limit action left. Everyone has their eyes on the $296,222 first-place prize with $17,000 locked up. Come back to PokerNews for live updates of the final day.

Nick Schulman
Nick Schulman bagged one of the top stacks on Day 2

Tags: Dan ZackGregory De Bora

Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Bets
Brasilia601Nick SchulmanUnited States499,00021
Brasilia603Brock ParkerUnited States167,0007
Brasilia604Philip CordanoUnited States251,00010
Brasilia606Michael MooreUnited States368,00015
Brasilia607Christopher ChungUnited States487,00020
Brasilia608Matt SzymaszekUnited States561,00023
Brasilia609Maria HoUnited States224,0009
       
Brasilia922Anthony ZinnoUnited States493,00021
Brasilia923Bryce LandierUnited States83,0003
Brasilia924Scott SeiverUnited States467,00019
Brasilia925Ken DengUnited States406,00017
Brasilia927Daniel ZackUnited States1,217,00051
Brasilia928Matt GlantzUnited States267,00011
Brasilia929Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom215,0009

End of Day Chip Counts

TKBluffs • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Dan Zack us
Dan Zack
us 1,217,000 87,000
Matt Szymaszek us
Matt Szymaszek
us 561,000 95,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 499,000 164,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 493,000 -37,000
Christopher Chung us
Christopher Chung
us 487,000 50,000
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 467,000 157,000
Ken Deng us
Ken Deng
us 406,000 -169,000
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
us 368,000 50,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 267,000 -299,000
Philip Cordano us
Philip Cordano
us 251,000 -29,000
Maria Ho us
Maria Ho
us 224,000 -101,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 215,000 85,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 167,000 29,000
Bryce Landier us
Bryce Landier
us 83,000 -32,000

Ofir Mor Eliminated in 15th Place ($17,000)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Ofir Mor
Ofir Mor

Small blind Michael Moore check-raised against Ofir Mor on {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} and Mor called. Moore check-raised again on the {10-Spades} turn and Mor called. Moore finally just bet into Mor on the {5-Clubs} river and received a call. Moore won the showdown with {j-Hearts}{10-Hearts} for a full house.

Mor had 30,000 left and got it in with {k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} against the {a-Hearts}{k-Clubs} of Brock Parker. The {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{10-Spades} flop made it likely Mor would survive but the {q-Spades} turn gave Parker Broadway. The river was a blank and Mor headed for the rail in 15th place ($17,000).

Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
us 318,000 123,000
Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us 138,000 -212,000
Ofir Mor us
Ofir Mor
us Busted

Tags: Brock ParkerMichael MooreOfir Mor

Zack Climbs Over a Million

TKBluffs • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Dan Zack
Dan Zack

Ken Deng raised from under the gun and Dan Zack three-bet next to act. It folded back to Deng who called and they went heads-up to the {a-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Spades} flop.

Deng check-called a bet from Zack and the dealer burned and turned the {4-Hearts}. Deng check-called another bet and he did the same on the {8-Clubs} river. Zack turned over his {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades} for top pair and Deng flashed his {k-Hearts}{k-Diamonds} before firing his hand into the muck.

Zack scooped the pot and he is now the first player to cross the million chip mark with less than 10 minutes of play left in the night.

Dan Zack us
Dan Zack
us 1,130,000 260,000
Ken Deng us
Ken Deng
us 575,000

Tags: Dan ZackKen Deng

Glantz Takes a Big One

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante

Matt Glantz raised on the button and Benny Glaser three-bet. Anthony Zinno cold-called and Glantz made it three to {5-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. Glaser bet, Zinno raised and Glantz three-bet it. Everyone continued to the {6-Spades} turn. Glantz bet and this time only Glaser called. The river was the {9-Diamonds} and Glaser check-folded.

Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 566,000 184,000
Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 130,000 -130,000

Tags: Anthony ZinnoBenny GlaserMatt Glantz

Moore Backdoors a Flush

TKBluffs • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
Michael Moore
Michael Moore

Michael Moore raised from early position and Matt Szymaszek three-bet. Moore called and they saw a flop of {10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}. Moore check-called a bet and the turn was the {2-Diamonds}.

Moore once again check-called a bet from Szymaszek and the {k-Diamonds} completed the board. Moore led out and Szymaszek went into the tank for about 30 seconds. He eventually called and Moore turned over {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} for the nut flush to win the pot.

Matt Szymaszek us
Matt Szymaszek
us 466,000 -109,000
Michael Moore us
Michael Moore
us 195,000 -117,000

Tags: Matt SzymaszekMichael Moore

John Hennigan Eliminated in 16th Place ($14,615)

mnuwwarah • Level 20: 10,000-20,000, 0 ante
John Hennigan
John Hennigan

Benny Glaser raised under the gun and John Hennigan reraised for 27,000. Action folded back to Glaser and he called with {k-Spades}{9-Spades}.

Hennigan had him dominated with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} but that changed in a hurry as {k-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flopped. The {j-Spades} and {7-Spades} had Hennigan calling out "payout" for himself.

The 16th place finish was worth another 50.43 points for Hennigan in the 2018 WSOP Player of the Year race, where he currently sits in second place behind Shaun Deeb.

Benny Glaser gb
Benny Glaser
gb 320,000 10,000
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us Busted

Tags: Benny GlaserJohn Hennigan