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Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #54: Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Jonathan Abdellatif Advances as Massive Chipleader to Day 3 of $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Jonathan Abdellatif
Jonathan Abdellatif

Jonathan Abdellatif ended Day 2 of Event #54 Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em as the overwhelming chipleader with 2,725,000 in chips. They played ten 60-minute levels on Day 2 and the field got whittled down from 252 players to 31 players. Other big stacks in the hunt include Barry Hutter (953,000), Marciano Cruz (807,000), Todd Ivens (780,000) and David "MissOracle" Yan (714,000).

Abdellatif made it to Day 3 and with a massive 2,725,000 after sneaking in the money with just 50,000 in chips. It seemed as if no one was able to stop the Belgian poker player from winning pot after pot. In fact, he the only player in the field that has over 1 million chips. Abdellatif's stack is so massive that he already holds has 20% of the chips with 31 players left in the tournament.

The day started with a flurry of bust outs and the field very quickly went down from 252 players to 160 and close in on the money. Players that did make Day 2, but didn’t end up making in it the money include Sam Phillips, Muskan Sethi, Arne Ruge, and Chance Kornuth.

Others that did make it the money but did not make it through to Day 3 are Athanasios Polychronopoulos (153rd - $4,513), Kathy Liebert (139th - $4,513), Matt Salsberg (118th - $4,720), Calvin Anderson (111th - $4,720), Michael Ruane (85th - $5,441), Bertrand Grospellier (65th - $6,712), and Scotty Nguyen (45th - $10,387).

There is still the possibility of another female WSOP champion with Nikita Luther (392,000), Kristen Bicknell (298,000), and Anna Antimony (200,000) still in the tournament.

The tournament will continue on Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. local time. Follow all the action here brought to you by the PokerNews live reporting team.

Nikita Luther
India's Nikita Luther is among the final 31

Tags: Anna AntimonyArne RugeAthanasios PolychronopoulosBarry HutterBertrand GrospellierCalvin AndersonChance KornuthJonathan AbdellatifKathy LiebertKristen BicknellMarciano CruzMatt SalsbergMichael RuaneMuskan SethiNikita LutherSam PhillipsScotty Nguyen

Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts

KaleGozer • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4301Diogo VeigaPortugal393,000
Amazon4302Nikita LutherIndia392,000
Amazon4304Michael CiaravinoUnited States141,000
Amazon4305Steve YeaSouth Korea414,000
Amazon4307Tony SinishtajUnited States176,000
Amazon4309Rayan ChamasCanada396,000
Amazon4311Luke BancroftUnited States493,000
Amazon4312Kevin SongUnited States675,000
Amazon4313Tom McCormickUnited States533,000
Amazon4314Cathal ShineIreland207,000
Amazon4315Paul FontanUnited Kingdom125,000
Amazon4316David KellyIreland294,000
Amazon4317Radoslav SoyanovBulgaria583,000
Amazon4318Kris HomerdingUnited States628,000
Amazon4391Zachary SmileyUnited States603,000
Amazon4392Kristen BicknellCanada298,000
Amazon4393Ryan HallUnited States603,000
Amazon4395David ButkusUnited States184,000
Amazon4396Quang NgoUnited States440,000
Amazon4397Julien PolgeFrance311,000
Amazon4398Alexander QueenUnited States269,000
Amazon4399Luciano HollandaBrazil116,000
Amazon4471Marciano CruzUnited States807,000
Amazon4472Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium2.723,000
Amazon4473Todd IvensUnited States780,000
Amazon4474Barry HutterUnited States953,000
Amazon4475Ian SteinmanUnited States296,000
Amazon4477Julian MehardtGermany393,000
Amazon4478Bret OliverioUnited States168,000
Amazon4479Anna AntimonyUnited States200,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Jonathan Abdellatif be 2,725,000 125,000
Barry Hutter us 953,000 83,000
Marciano Cruz BR 807,000 272,000
Todd Ivens us 780,000
[Removed:17] 714,000 -96,000
Kevin Song us 675,000 155,000
Kris Homerding us 628,000
Ryan Hall (US) us 603,000 -187,000
Radoslav Stoyanov bg 583,000 -2,000
Tom McCormick us 533,000
Luke Bancroft us 493,000
Steve Yea kr 414,000
Zachary Smiley us 403,000 -200,000
Rayan Chamas ca 396,000 76,000
Julian Menhardt at 393,000
Nikita Luther in 392,000 152,000
Julien Polge fr 311,000 -209,000
Kristen Bicknell ca 298,000 -110,000
Ian Steinman us 296,000 86,000
David Kelly ie 294,000
Alexander Queen us 269,000 -245,000
Cathal Shine ie 207,000
Anna Antimony us 200,000 -7,000
Bret Oliverio US 189,000
David Butkus us 184,000

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McCormick Finds Kings in the Last Hand

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

Preflop, Zachary Smiley called a reraise to 37,000 from Tom McCormick. The flop was {5-Spades}{3-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Smiley check-called McCormick's continuation bet for 40,000.

Both players checked on the {8-Hearts} turn and {6-Spades} river and Smiley tabled {a-Hearts}{2-Hearts} for ace-high. McCormick showed {k-Spades}{k-Clubs} and won the last hand of the night.

Zachary Smiley us 603,000 603,000
Tom McCormick us 533,000 153,000

Three More Hands

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

The floor paused the clock and just announced that the players will be playing three more hands tonight before bagging up.

Song Takes From Chamas

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

On a flop showing {4-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}, Rayan Chamas called a bet from Kevin Song. Both players checked on the {k-Hearts} turn. The river was the {a-Diamonds} and Song bet 60,000. After some thought, Chamas opted to let it go and Song earned the pot.

Kevin Song us 520,000 150,000
Rayan Chamas ca 320,000 -180,000

Abdellatif Takes From Hollanda

DegenOnTour • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 10,000 ante
Luciano Hollanda
Luciano Hollanda

Luciano Hollanda check-called a 14,000 bet from Jonathan Abdellatif on a {3-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{A-Spades} board. The turn was the {J-Spades} and Hollanda bet out 30,000 himself. Abdellatif called the bet and the river was the {5-Diamonds}.

Hollanda checked to Abdellatif again this time and the Belgian bet 23,000. Hollanda folded and the rich got richer.

Jonathan Abdellatif be 2,600,000 300,000
Luciano Hollanda BR 350,000 250,000

Tags: Jonathan AbdellatifLuciano Hollanda

McCormick's Check-Raise Does It

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

Todd Ivens opened to 23,000, Kristen Bicknell called one seat over and Tom McCormick called in the big blind.

The flop came {8-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{k-Hearts}. McCormick and Ivens checked, Bicknell bet 30,000, McCormick check-raised to 84,000, Ivens folded and Bicknell folded after some thought.

Kristen Bicknell ca 408,000 78,000
Tom McCormick us 380,000 380,000
Todd Ivens us 370,000 -470,000

Tags: Kristen BicknellTodd IvensTom McCormick

Ivens Sends Watson to the Rail

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

Frederik Jensen raised from the under the gun position and Todd Ivens called from middle position. When it folded around to big blind Cylus Watson he pushed all in. Jensen got out of the way and Ivens called after a minute.

Todd Ivens: {A-Hearts}{10-Hearts}
Cylus Watson: {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{6-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs} and Watson was off to the cashier to collect his money.

Todd Ivens us 500,000 150,000
Cylus Watson us Busted

Tags: Cylus WatsonFrederik JensenTodd Ivens