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Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed



Event #58: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 of Event #58: No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Concludes with Andrew Graham Bagging the Chip Lead

LiveReporter • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Andrew Graham
Andrew Graham

Day 2 kicked off with the 203 survivors from Day 1 merging with the 26 runners who used the last minutes of late registration to get involved. After ten levels of play, those 229 have been reduced to just 27, here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, all guaranteed a payday of at least $16,958.

Top of the field sits Andrew Graham with 1,403,000 chips in play. Graham catapulted into the chip lead in the penultimate level of the night when Anthony Spinella called his five-bet shove with pocket jacks but ran into Graham's pocket kings. Graham managed to retain his chip lead for the remainder of the evening.

Eric Blair (1,280,000), Dave Stefanski (1,150,000) and Justin Adams (1,113,000) were the other three who made up the millionaire's club today and who have a chip advantage going into Day 3.

Other big names contending the $616,302 first prize and gold bracelet are James Mackey (787,000), Sergio Aido (744,000) Main Event Champion Greg Merson (584,000), John-Robert Bellande (440,000), Martin Finger (304,000), and Sylvain Loosli (288,000).

It wasn't good news for everyone. Many players fell by the wayside including Main Event Champion and 888poker Ambassador, Martin Jacobson, fellow Main Event Event Champion Ryan Riess, Jake Schindler, Michael Gathy, Bryn Kenney, Scott Seiver, Liv Boeree, Igor Kurganov, Robert Mizrachi, Asi Moshe, Ryan Leng, Bart Lybaert and Felix Bleiker.

Day 3 resumes at 2pm on Saturday, June 30. Pokernews will be here for the duration, bringing you all the action. Don't miss it!

Tags: Andrew GrahamAnthony SpinellaAsi MosheBart LybaertBryn KenneyDave StefanskiEric BlairFelix BleikerGreg MersonIgor KurganovJake SchindlerJames MackeyJustin AdamsLiv BoereeMartin FingerMartin JacobsonMichael GathyRobert MizrachiRyan LengRyan RiessScott SeiverSergio AidoSylvain Loosli

Day 3 Seat Draw and Chip Counts

LiveReporter • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia51Samuel BernabeuSpain250,00021
Brasilia52Dean LyallUnited Kingdom301,00025
Brasilia53Ugnius SimelionisUnited States121,00010
Brasilia54Arthur MorrisUnited States683,00057
Brasilia55Stefan HuberSwitzerland596,00050
Brasilia101Jimmy GuerreroFrance583,00049
Brasilia102James MackeyUnited States787,00066
Brasilia104Eric BlairUnited States1,280,000107
Brasilia105Justin AdamsUnited States1,113,00093
Brasilia106Greg MersonUnited States584,00049
Brasilia151Tay NguyenUnited States871,00073
Brasilia152Seth AkashUnited States611,00051
Brasilia153David SeresUnited States195,00016
Brasilia154Kacper PyzaraPoland248,00021
Brasilia155Sylvain LoosliFrance288,00024
Brasilia156Martin FingerGermany304,00025
Brasilia451Joseph DroryUnited States218,00018
Brasilia452Yann BrosoloFrance565,00047
Brasilia453Guillaume DiazFrance438,00037
Brasilia454Arsenii KarmatakiiRussia671,00056
Brasilia456Dave StefanskiUnited States1,150,00096
Brasilia501Yorane KerignardFrance314,00026
Brasilia502Sergey LebedevRussia557,00046
Brasilia503Andrew GrahamUnited States1,403,000117
Brasilia504Alexandre ReardFrance213,00018
Brasilia505Sergio AidoSpain74,4006
Brasilia506Jean-Robert BellandeUnited States440,00037

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Andrew Graham us
Andrew Graham
us 1,403,000 -97,000
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
us 1,280,000 80,000
Dave Stefanski us
Dave Stefanski
us 1,150,000 670,000
Justin Adams us
Justin Adams
us 1,113,000 253,000
Tay Nguyen us
Tay Nguyen
us 871,000 372,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 787,000 95,000
Sergio Aido es
Sergio Aido
es 744,000 176,000
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 683,000 21,000
Arsenii Karmatakii ru
Arsenii Karmatakii
ru 671,000 -104,000
Akash Seth us
Akash Seth
us 611,000 361,000
Stefan Huber ch
Stefan Huber
ch 596,000 81,000
Greg Merson us
Greg Merson
us 584,000 59,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 583,000 13,000
Yann Brosolo fr
Yann Brosolo
fr 565,000 18,000
Sergey Lebedev ru
Sergey Lebedev
ru 557,000 61,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 440,000 303,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
fr 438,000 -237,000
Yorane Kerignard fr
Yorane Kerignard
fr 314,000 314,000
Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 304,000 14,000
Dean Lyall gb
Dean Lyall
gb 301,000 301,000
Sylvain Loosli fr
Sylvain Loosli
fr 288,000 -75,000
Samuel Bernabeu es
Samuel Bernabeu
es 250,000 -140,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 248,000 -24,000
Joseph Drory us
Joseph Drory
us 218,000 -192,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 213,000 213,000

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Last Four Hands of the Night

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director has paused the clock with ten minutes remaining and has announced there will be four more hands in the night. While that was happening Yann Brosolo three-bet to 85,000 from the small blind over the top of a Jimmy Guerrero open.

The action was back on Guerrero who four-bet to 200,000. Brosolo thought for a minute but elected to pick a different battle and try to survive the last few hands of the night.

Jimmy Guerrero fr
Jimmy Guerrero
fr 570,000 178,000
Yann Brosolo fr
Yann Brosolo
fr 547,000 116,000

Pyzara Takes a Little Back

LisaY • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Justin Adams opened to 25,000 from the button and Kacper Pyzara peeled from the big blind.

It was a {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Hearts} flop and Pyzara check-raised all-in over Adams' 27,000 continuation. It was a fold from Adams and Pyzara is up to 27 big blinds.

Justin Adams us
Justin Adams
us 860,000 460,000
Kacper Pyzara pl
Kacper Pyzara
pl 272,000 -96,000

Tags: Justin AdamsKacper Pyzara

Morris Gets a Chunk from Mackey

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Arthur Morris opened to 24,000 from the cutoff and James Mackey re-raised to 90,000 out of the small blind. Morris made the call and the two went heads-up to a flop of {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}.

Mackey led out for 65,000 and Morris called to see the {5-Diamonds} on the turn. Mackey checked this time and Morris slid in a bet of 110,000. Mackey wasted no time before sending his cards to the muck and Morris raked in the pot.

James Mackey us
James Mackey
us 692,000 -184,000
Arthur Morris us
Arthur Morris
us 662,000 227,000

Tags: Arthur MorrisJames Mackey

Graham Overtakes For the Chip Lead

LisaY • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Graham relayed a big pot that just took place between himself and Anthony Spinella that resulted in the bracelet winner hitting the rail, whilst propelling Graham into the top spot.

All the money went in preflop and it ended up with Spinella four-bet calling off a five-bet with jacks and running into Graham's pocket kings. The board held for Graham and he now has around 10 percent of the chips in play.

Andrew Graham us
Andrew Graham
us 1,500,000 1,110,000
Anthony Spinella us
Anthony Spinella
us Busted

Tags: Andrew GrahamAnthony Spinella

Simelionis Out-Flops Finger

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Ugnius Simelionis and Martin Finger got all of the chips in the middle with Simelionis being the player at risk for a little over 100,000. Finger definitely had the preflop advantage and Simelionis was in jeopardy of being eliminated.

Ugnius Simelionis: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}
Martin Finger: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}

The flop came {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}{2-Diamonds} and Simelionis spiked an ace to take the lead. The {9-Hearts} on the turn and the {6-Diamonds} on the river were no help to Finger as Simelionis earned himself a double up.

Martin Finger de
Martin Finger
de 290,000 -254,000
Ugnius Simelionis lt
Ugnius Simelionis
lt 241,000

Tags: Martin FingerUgnius Simelionis

Blair Moves Into the Chip Lead

LisaY • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Eric Blair
Eric Blair

Eric Blair has been chipping up steadily and the last pot he was in put him over the 1 million mark. He is the first player to reach that milestone in the tournament.

Just now he was in a big pot against Jean-Robert Bellande. Blair had opened to 18,000 and Bellande three-bet to 51,000.

The flop fell {5-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{9-Spades} and Bellande continued for 51,000, which Blair called. The turn was a {5-Clubs} and and Bellande barreled for 103,000, which Blair also called.

The last card out was the {q-Hearts} and Bellande bet again, this time for 140,000. Blair moved all-in, which covered Bellande who had 137,000 behind. Bellande did not look happy to be in his spot and took his time before folding {a-Diamonds}{a-Spades} face up. The scoop made Blair the new chip leader.

Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
us 1,200,000 614,000
Jean-Robert Bellande us
Jean-Robert Bellande
us 137,000 -315,000

Tags: Eric BlairJean-Robert Bellande