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Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon
Day 2 Completed

Coleman Bags Impressive Chip Lead After Day 2 of Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon

ajlamers • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
David Coleman
David Coleman

After a long day of over 12 hours of poker, Day 2 of Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon has come to an end with many players staggering out of the tournament area. It was a fight to keep their eyes open, but 188 players will be back tomorrow in an attempt to make it through another day.

Leading the way after an impressive six levels is David Coleman (pictured left) with 651,200 chips. That equates to over 250 big blinds when the action resumes tomorrow for Day 3. Coleman already has one cash to his name at the 2019 World Series of Poker in Event #19: #1,500 Millionaire Maker for $4,577. The New Jersey native plays a lot of mid-stakes tournament throughout the United States but a deep run in this event could result in largest career cash which currently sits at just over $18,000.

A few other big stacks moving on to Day 3 include Timothy Miles (483,400), Joseph Liberta (386,300), and Stoyan Obreshkov (340,000) who all had profitable days in their own right. The field was littered with notable names at every table who were soaking up the opportunity to play in one of the best structures at the WSOP. Joseph Cheong (289,700), Anatoly Filatov (229,000), Joao Vieira (182,000), along with bracelet winners David Pham (178,000), Adrian Mateos (139,300), Ryan Leng (100,000), and Mohsin Charania (68,900).

Two of the largest pots on the day belonged to Morten Mortensen who won multiple pots worth over 200,000 in chips. The Danish poker pro got value from a big straight early in the day to move among the chip leaders and in the last level of the night, Mortensen claimed another monster pot with a full house against his opponent's overpair. By the end of the day, Mortensen put 435,000 in his bag and will return to a healthy stack tomorrow.

The action got started at around 12 p.m. this afternoon with a little over 500 players returning to the felt. Late registration remained open for two levels today and players continued to filter into the field. The number of entries grew to 1,083 which created a prizepool of $2,553,714 to play for.

The players were busting at a rapid pace for the first half of the day, but with an average stack of around 100 big blinds after the dinner break, the action slowed down. When the action resumes on Day 3, the money bubble won't be far off, with just 163 players earning a payday. A min-cash will be worth $3,928 and the winner will be taking home $477,401 after six days of play.

Unfortunately for some, the day wasn't as successful as others. Marvin Rettenmaier, Kristen Bicknell, Cord Garcia, Ryan Laplante, Martin Jacobson, Alex Foxen, Jamie Gold, Niall Farrell, and defending champion Michael Addamo were among some of those that failed to run up a stack. Unfortunately for Kenny Hallaert, he was able to run up a stack to over 200,000 but saw it all disappear when he flopped a set against his opponent's straight.

Kenny Hallaert gets coolered on Day 2
Kenny Hallaert gets coolered on Day 2

The players will return to the felt at 1 p.m. tomorrow for Day 3 with another six levels on the schedule. The levels will remain at 100 minutes throughout with a 15-minute break scheduled after every level. There will also be a 60-minute dinner break after the fourth level of the day. All of the action will take place in the Miranda Room and the PokerNews live reporting team will be here to bring you all the coverage throughout the event.

Tags: Adrian MateosAlex FoxenAnatoly FilatovCord GarciaDavid ColemanDavid PhamJamie GoldJoao VieiraJoseph CheongJoseph LibertaKenny HallaertKristen BicknellMartin JacobsonMarvin RettenmaierMichael AddamoMohsin CharaniaMorten MortensenNiall FarrellRyan LaplanteRyan LengStoyan ObreshkovTimothy Miles

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #26: $2,620 No-Limit Hold'em Marathon (full)

Webjoker • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Miranda6001Paco BlancoSpain190,000
Miranda6002Johan SchumancherBelgium277,200
Miranda6003Mohsin CharaniaUnited States68,900
Miranda6004Michal MrakesCzech Republic198,800
Miranda6005Joseph BrumpachecoBrazil57,800
Miranda6006Fausto ValdezUnited States189,900
Miranda6007Jacob PerryUnited States67,400
Miranda6008Paul HizerUnited Kingdom186,200
Miranda6009Sergio FernandezSpain132,300
      
Miranda6011Stoyan ObreshkovBulgaria340,000
Miranda6012Roman KorenevRussia161,100
Miranda6013Chris ChongSingapore48,200
Miranda6014Mario NavarroSpain41,000
Miranda6015Gustavo DarosamunizBelize265,400
Miranda6016Morten MortensenDenmark524,500
Miranda6017Olivier BusquetUnited States196,600
Miranda6018William KoppUnited States152,000
Miranda6019Sebastian ToroColombia102,900
      
Miranda6021Rene Van KrevelenNetherlands180,700
Miranda6022Anuj KwatraUnited States171,000
Miranda6023Nicholas WrightAustralia133,300
Miranda6024Javier GomezUnited States138,000
Miranda6025Samuel VitelloUnited States55,900
Miranda6026Zu ZhouUnited States82,300
Miranda6027Joseph CoudenUnited States132,000
Miranda6028Saya OnoUnited States67,800
Miranda6029Tuan PhanUnited States346,000
      
Miranda6031Josias SantosUnited States169,000
Miranda6032Neil BlumenfieldUnited States121,500
Miranda6033Johan GuilbertFrance168,500
Miranda6034James LeeUnited States197,100
Miranda6035Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece399,900
Miranda6036Chris GrigorianUnited States188,600
Miranda6037Yan LavrovskyUnited States43,400
Miranda6038Matt BerkeyUnited States119,300
Miranda6039Yicheng XuUnited States254,200
      
Miranda6041Joao VieiraPortugal182,000
Miranda6042Justin ConleyUnited States113,300
Miranda6043Walter RodriguezMexico90,400
Miranda6044Jared KoppelUnited States121,600
Miranda6045James AinsworthUnited States73,300
Miranda6046Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria54,900
Miranda6047Vladimir AlexandrovUnited States277,900
Miranda6048Maxim LykovRussia100,000
Miranda6049Marcelo Giordano MendesBrazil193,400
      
Miranda6051Dong MiCanada73,700
Miranda6052DID NOT REPORT 1United States138,000
Miranda6053Piotr TrebaczPoland27,300
Miranda6054Guoliang WeiChina171,800
Miranda6055Carlos ChangTaiwan51,000
Miranda6056Benjamin LudlowUnited States201,300
Miranda6057Roy ThungUnited States120,000
Miranda6058Clyde WaltersUnited States89,000
Miranda6059Preston LeeUnited States195,800
      
Miranda6061Artem MetalidiUkraine205,300
Miranda6062David ColemanUnited States651,200
Miranda6063Steven WarburtonUnited Kingdom120,000
Miranda6064Julien LoireFrance160,600
Miranda6065Uri ReichensteinIsrael295,500
Miranda6066Jeffrey ChangUnited States191,900
Miranda6067Anatoly FilatovUnited States229,000
Miranda6068Freek ScholtenNetherlands139,000
Miranda6069Bruno PolitanoBrazil168,500
      
Miranda6071Yuejian WangUnited States120,900
Miranda6072Denys ShafikovUnited Kingdom54,000
Miranda6073Abhinav IyerIndia270,400
Miranda6074Mike ShinUnited States39,900
Miranda6075Amir LehavotUnited States162,700
Miranda6076Chad EveslageUnited States117,800
Miranda6077Bertrand GrospellierFrance58,000
Miranda6078Dong Sheng PengChina149,800
Miranda6079Manelic MinayaUnited States135,000
      
Miranda6081Uriel Remi LevyUnited States216,200
Miranda6083Igor PinheiroBelize89,800
Miranda6084Ruslan GazaevRussia171,800
Miranda6085Phachara WongwichitAustralia152,400
Miranda6086Sherry HammersUnited States172,900
Miranda6087Nai HuUnited States141,100
Miranda6088Michael LavkerUnited States75,600
Miranda6089Ryan LengUnited States100,000
      
Miranda6091Park Yu CheungHong Kong138,800
Miranda6092Gene RamanUnited States91,300
Miranda6093Arkadi OnikoulUnited States116,800
Miranda6094Denis TimofeevRussia126,000
Miranda6095Christian PhamVenezuela33,000
Miranda6096Peter HongUnited States258,000
Miranda6097Ronni BorgDenmark83,900
Miranda6098Daniel KirschCanada312,600
Miranda6099Daniel DeveauUnited States139,500
      
Miranda6101Adam WaltonUnited States202,300
Miranda6102Arnaud EnselmeFrance137,000
Miranda6103Mladen NincevicAustria325,500
Miranda6104Theodore BourgUnited States54,000
Miranda6105Forouzan SotoudehCanada51,300
Miranda6106Benjamin TaylorUnited States34,100
Miranda6107Lauren RobertsUnited States54,000
Miranda6108Emile SchiffJamaica238,100
Miranda6109Vinod VangimallaUnited States34,000
      
Miranda6111Garilyn NelsonUnited States123,000
Miranda6113Paul HirschornUnited States46,800
Miranda6114Gustavo LopezUnited States96,300
Miranda6115Scott MenardUnited States55,000
Miranda6116Daniel NeilsonAustralia289,700
Miranda6117Raj VohraUnited States298,000
Miranda6118Kent RomanUnited States22,000
Miranda6119Martin MagalIsrael231,300
      
Miranda6121Ben PalmerUnited States157,000
Miranda6122Daniel ParkUnited States75,000
Miranda6123Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada94,600
Miranda6124Andre AkkariBrazil68,000
Miranda6125Alexander FarahiUnited States258,900
Miranda6126Dillon OttUnited States140,200
Miranda6127Dong ChenChina82,200
Miranda6128Jason WandlingUnited States221,200
Miranda6129Matt RussellUnited States180,900
      
Miranda6131Tobias AnttilaAustria23,200
Miranda6132Michael SortinoUnited States56,700
Miranda6133Michael VanderwoudeUnited States173,600
Miranda6134Daniel MeltenGermany98,200
Miranda6135Marcel VonkNetherlands82,600
Miranda6137Kane KalasUnited States26,300
Miranda6138Oihan AbarzuzaSpain110,000
Miranda6139Fulvio Di MeoItaly97,700
      
Miranda6141Yake WuChina271,200
Miranda6142Joseph LibertaUnited States386,300
Miranda6143Ian MatakisUnited States379,400
Miranda6144Maria LampropulosArgentina90,000
Miranda6145Rayan ChamasCanada302,900
Miranda6147Matas CikinasLithuania116,500
Miranda6148Ole SchemonAustria117,200
Miranda6149Nicholas SalimbeneUnited States181,700
      
Miranda6151Jesse CohenUnited States222,900
Miranda6152Kevin GlennUnited States270,100
Miranda6153Michael AcevedoCosta Rica39,200
Miranda6154Natalie TehMalaysia253,500
Miranda6155Francis AndersonUnited States142,800
Miranda6156Benjamin GriseUnited States74,400
Miranda6157Eric LescotBelgium40,000
Miranda6158Shigang ChangChina60,100
Miranda6159Robbie BeckUnited States79,500
      
Miranda6161Alan CartyUnited States157,700
Miranda6162Erkut YilmazUnited States203,000
Miranda6163Timothy MilesUnited States483,400
Miranda6164Mark MazzaUnited States279,300
Miranda6165Christopher DibariUnited States108,200
Miranda6166Keith BlockUnited States100,400
Miranda6167Fiodor MartinoItaly52,900
Miranda6168Christopher FrankGermany253,100
Miranda6169Cao SiyouTaiwan37,700
      
Miranda6171Adrian MateosSpain139,300
Miranda6172Sebastian PauliGermany174,900
Miranda6173Taylor HartUnited States106,000
Miranda6175Vladimir RevniagaUnited States69,000
Miranda6177David PhamUnited States178,000
Miranda6178Joel IslaUnited Kingdom112,200
Miranda6179Scott PolingUnited States184,800
      
Miranda6182Daniel DizenzoUnited States44,300
Miranda6183Patrick MahoneyUnited States205,100
Miranda6184Xi YangChina82,000
Miranda6185Fahredin MustafovBulgaria286,700
Miranda6186Cliff JosephyUnited States193,300
Miranda6187Francis WitekUnited States156,600
Miranda6188Augusto CavazziniItaly140,100
Miranda6189Jason MormanUnited States61,000
      
Miranda6191Paulo VillenaSpain48,000
Miranda6193Derek BowersUnited States282,200
Miranda6194Vincent LiChina78,400
Miranda6195Michael CarterCanada49,600
Miranda6196Corentin RopertFrance113,700
Miranda6197Eddie PuiaUnited States74,400
Miranda6198Drew JohnsonUnited States142,500
Miranda6199Peter JakslandDenmark115,900
      
Miranda6231Florian BordetItaly54,600
Miranda6232Bradley HarrisUnited States69,600
Miranda6233Edward ShadeUnited States125,800
Miranda6234Samantha CohenUnited States71,800
Miranda6235Lee FlemmingUnited States155,100
Miranda6237Joe CurcioUnited States149,200
Miranda6238Marc RemmesUnited States118,600
Miranda6239Christopher MaUnited States318,700
      
Miranda6241Andrew SardellaUnited States52,200
Miranda6242Stephen ShanksUnited States195,400
Miranda6243Angel LopezUnited States127,300
Miranda6244Joseph CheongUnited States289,700
Miranda6245Anthony MenderUnited States87,600
Miranda6246Iori YogoJapan201,200
Miranda6247Ian O'HaraUnited States165,400
Miranda6248Dave StefanskiUnited States89,800
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 651,200 46,200
Morten Mortensen dk
Morten Mortensen
dk 524,500 100,500
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us 483,400 -16,600
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou-Konstas
gr 399,900 399,900
Joseph Liberta us
Joseph Liberta
us 386,300 334,400
Ian Matakis us
Ian Matakis
us 379,400 9,400
Tuan Phan us
Tuan Phan
us 346,000 281,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
bg 340,000 133,500
Mladen Nincevic AT
Mladen Nincevic
AT 325,500 244,800
Christopher Ma us
Christopher Ma
us 318,700 196,100
Daniel Kirsch ca
Daniel Kirsch
ca 312,600 -400
Rayan Chamas ca
Rayan Chamas
ca 302,900 302,900
Raj Vohra us
Raj Vohra
us 298,000 298,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 295,500 61,500
Joseph Cheong us
Joseph Cheong
us 289,700 93,700
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 289,700 45,700
Fahredin Mustafov bg
Fahredin Mustafov
bg 286,700 -6,300
Derek Bowers us
Derek Bowers
us 282,200 198,300
Mark Mazza us
Mark Mazza
us 279,300 240,100
Vladimir Alexandrov us
Vladimir Alexandrov
us 277,900 104,900
Johan Schumacher be
Johan Schumacher
be 277,200 277,200
Yake Wu cn
Yake Wu
cn 271,200 124,800
Abhinav Iyer in
Abhinav Iyer
in 270,400 174,200
Kevin Glenn us
Kevin Glenn
us 270,100 226,300
Gustavo Darosamuniz BR
Gustavo Darosamuniz
BR 265,400 200,700

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Last Four Hands

ajlamers • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes remaining in the last level of the night. There will be four more hands at each table before the players bag and tag for the day.

Metalidi Fires the Turn and River

ajlamers • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The action folded to the cutoff who made it 4,500 to go. Artem Metalidi called from the small blind which invited the big blind to come along as well. The flop came {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and the action checked around to the {10-Diamonds} on the turn.

Metalidi led out for 6,000 which got the big blind to fold but the cutoff called. The {6-Diamonds} paired the board on the river and Metalidi tossed in another bet of 15,000. His opponent thought for a minute but ultimately decided to fold.

Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 214,000 -6,000

Tags: Artem Metalidi

Ropert Takes Some From Miles

gaellej • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Corentin Robert
Corentin Robert

It folded to Timothy Miles in the small blind who raised and Corantin Ropert made the call.

{a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts} appeared on the flop and Ropert called a continuation's bet for 7,000. Both players checked the turn {7-Diamonds}.

The dealer revealed a {q-Spades} on the river and it was checked as well. Miles showed {q-Spades}{3-Spades} while Ropert tabled {a-Hearts}{6-Diamonds} for a pair of aces and the pot.

Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us 500,000 -1,000
Corentin Ropert fr
Corentin Ropert
fr 100,000 -40,000

Tags: Corentin RopertTimothy Miles

Coleman Leads the Race

gaellej • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The cutoff player opened and it was called by David Coleman on the button.

The flop brought {j-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} and Coleman called his opponent's bet for 3,500. The same action happened on the turn {a-Hearts}, but this time for 11,500.

A {8-Hearts} showed up on the river and both players checked. The cutoff player tabled {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs} for king high while Coleman revealed {q-Hearts}{j-Clubs} for a pair of jacks and adding the pot to his stack to climb over 600,000 chips.

David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 605,000 9,500

Tags: David Coleman

Block Gets a Fold from Pham

gaellej • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante

The flop read {6-Clubs}{7-Spades}{3-Clubs} with the pot already containing around 40,000 when Christian Pham checked. Keith Block, situated on the button, moved a pile of 5,000 chips in front of him, putting Pham's tournament at risk.

Pham, the winner of the 2015 $1,500 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw, thought for some time before folding his hand.

Keith Block us
Keith Block
us 147,000 -30,000
Christian Pham us
Christian Pham
us 45,000 -35,000

Tags: Christian PhamKeith Block

Updated Chip Counts

ajlamers • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
David Coleman us
David Coleman
us 595,500
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us 501,000 470,200
Natalie Teh my
Natalie Teh
my 245,500 53,500
Daniel Neilson au
Daniel Neilson
au 244,000 179,000
Uri Reichenstein il
Uri Reichenstein
il 234,000 -80,000
Artem Metalidi ua
Artem Metalidi
ua 220,000 -18,000
Olivier Busquet us
Olivier Busquet
us 189,000 -8,000
Neil Blumenfield us
Neil Blumenfield
us 160,000 -40,000
Cliff Josephy us
Cliff Josephy
us 159,000 82,000
Sergio Fernandez es
Sergio Fernandez
es 151,000 -20,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
ca 129,000 -15,500
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 127,000 91,000
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 106,500 -35,500
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 73,000 -27,000

Kwatra Doubles on Berkey

gaellej • Level 12: 1,000-2,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Berkey
Matt Berkey

Matt Berkey opened to 4,000 and the player one seat over made the call. Anuj Kwatra three-bet to 21,000 and it folded back to Berkey who tossed a pile of 5,000 chips for a four-bet to around 105,000. The second player folded and Kwatra called all in for a stack worth 103,000.

Matt Berkey: {q-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Anuj Kwatra: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

The flop fell {10-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, giving a flush draw to Kwatra. The turn fell a {5-Spades} and the river brought the flush to Kwatra with the {q-Hearts} as well as the double up.

Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
us 240,000 -53,600
Anuj Kwatra us
Anuj Kwatra
us 210,000 119,700

Tags: Anuj KwatraMatt Berkey