Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Jorden Fox Leads the Remaining 11 Players Heading into Day 3 of Event #22: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em
After two complete days of what was originally scheduled as a two-day tournament, the remaining 11 players will be returning for a third and final day to play down to a winner. Coming into Day 2 Jorden Fox sat near the top of the chip counts and he now sits atop the leaderboard heading into the final day of play. Fox has lifetime earnings of $409,866, so a win in this event would easily surpass that total.
Two-time WSOP bracelet winner Timur Margolin, who started Day 2 as the chipleader, bowed out in 20th place, but another player, Christopher Andler, who also finished near the top of Day 2’s leaderboard is not only still in contention for the title, but he’s once again returning as one of the top chipstacks. Rounding out the remaining top five are Jeffrey Smith, Scott Vener and Jaychandra Gangaiah.
The day started with 430 players, which included recreational and professional players, an Oscar-winning actress and a gold medal-winning boxer. Jennifer Tilly was eliminated early in the day, while former professional boxer Audley Harrison put up quite a fight before being knocked out later in the day. Other notables that returned on Day 2 included Blair Hinkle, Bernard Lee and Mike Del Vecchio. Female players were well represented by Maria Ho, Kelly Minkin, Maria Konnikova and Nguyet Dao, who all put in strong performances at the felt.
Play resumes later today at 12 p.m. local time in the Amazon room with blind levels of 200,000/400,000 and an ante of 400,000. All the returning players have locked up a $22,354 payday, but what they’re really chasing is the $420,693 first place prize and of course the highly-coveted WSOP gold bracelet, maybe even more so because of this being a first-time event.
The PokerNews team will once again be there bringing you all of the action from the first hand until the last hand when a champion will be crowned.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||2||Atrayon Trevino||United States||4,550,000||9|
|Amazon||1||3||Ryan Teves||United States||8,725,000||17|
|Amazon||1||4||Jayachandra Gangaiah||United States||12,625,000||25|
|Amazon||1||5||Andrew Glauberg||United States||6,025,000||12|
|Amazon||2||1||Sridhar Natarajan||United States||10,675,000||21|
|Amazon||2||2||Jorden Fox||United States||26,150,000||52|
|Amazon||2||3||Scott Vener||United States||17,600,000||35|
|Amazon||2||4||Jeffrey Smith||United States||21,775,000||44|
|Amazon||2||5||Marco Garcia||United States||4,000,000||8|
The tournament director has stopped play after level 35 and the remaining 11 players are now bagging their chips to return tomorrow. A full recap and chip counts will be posted shortly.
Picking up the action on the flop with the board reading , Erkut Yilmaz checked from the big blind. Jorden Fox counted out a bet of 1,200,000 on the button and Yilmaz check-raised to 4,000,000. Fox announced all in and Yilmaz called off his stack of around 10,000,000 chips.
Fox held a commanding lead with Yilmaz only drawing to one of two remaining tens in the deck. The turn was the and the river was the to send Fox into a commanding chip lead to end the night.
The action folded around to Cosmin Joldis who shoved all in for 3,250,000 in the small blind. Christopher Andler wasted little time before making the call from the big blind.
The flop came and Joldis was left drawing to just a king. The turn was the and the river brought the to eliminate Joldis in 13th place.
Action folded around to Ivan Uzunov in the small blind and he announced, "All in," which received an immediate call from Scot Vener in the big blind. The players tabled their hands, which showed Uzunov was the victim of a blind vs. blind cooler of sorts.
The runout only improved Vener's dominating ace, ending Uzunov's tournament shortly before play concluded for the evening.
Ryan Teves raised it up on the button and Andrew Glauberg shipped all in for 2,320,000 in the big blind. Teves quickly called but soon found out that he was dominated.
The board ran out to give both players a pair of tens but Glauberg held the better kicker to double up.
The action folded to Atrayon Trevino in the small blind who raised it up to 900,000. Ryan Teves called the near min-raise from the big blind and the two players saw a flop of .
Trevino dropped in a stack of chips that looked like 1,300,000 and Teves shoved all in for 4,355,000. Trevino instantly called and the cards tabled. Trevino showed while Teves showed for a flush draw.
The turn was the to give Teves the flush but Trevino was looking for one more heart. The river was the and Teves secured a double up to over 10 million chips.
The action folded around to Cosmin Joldis in the small blind who announced all in. Christopher Andler looked down at his cards in the big blind, then eyed the tournament clock before making the call for his stack of 4,945,000.
The flop came which left Andler in the lead with his better kicker. The on the turn and the on the river were no help to Joldis who slid over a double up.