Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Upeshka De Silva is looking to continue his streak of winning a bracelet every other year.
He grabbed one in 2015 — $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em for $424,577 — and another in 2017 — $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout for $229,923, and now he's got a strong shot in 2019. Just 20 players remain in Event #31: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed, and De Silva has just shy of 100 big blinds coming back on Day 3 to lead the pack.
When the dust settled for the day in Amazon Purple, De Silva bagged 1,965,000. The two-time bracelet winner is trailed by Nicholas Howard (1,700,000) and Thomas Cazayous (1,690,000) amid a top three that has paced a bit ahead of the others.
Also remaining in contention are bracelet winners Angel Guillen and Kyle Cartwright.
De Silva came in with one of the biggest stacks and was as dominating as ever, staying near the top of the counts all day. Among his victims was last year's Main Event runner-up Tony Miles, falling in a decent-sized flip in the last few levels of play.
Miles did at least get some dough for his troubles, as did most of the players who went bust, with 114 paid and around 140 starting the day. The money bubble burst before the first break, with James Obst, Daniel Negreanu, Chris Ferguson, Joe Cada, and Adrian Mateos among those cashing.
The tournament resumes at 2 p.m. local time on Friday with blinds and antes at 10,000/20,000/20,000. Day 3 will not be the final one, as the plan is to play to a final six who will battle it out on Day 4 for the bracelet and $414,766. Stay tuned to PokerNews to find out who those final six will be.
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||400||2||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||335,000||17|
|Amazon||401||1||Kyle Cartwright||United States||490,000||25|
|Amazon||401||3||Raul Martinez||United Kingdom||475,000||24|
|Amazon||401||6||Jan Bednar||Czech Republic||770,000||39|
|Amazon||402||1||Glen Cressman||United States||465,000||23|
|Amazon||402||3||Jonathan Proudfoot||United Kingdom||530,000||27|
|Amazon||402||5||Paul Pires Trigo||France||600,000||30|
|Amazon||402||6||Nicholas Howard||United States||1,700,000||85|
|Amazon||403||1||Jeremy Menard||United States||310,000||16|
|Amazon||403||2||Thomas Cazayous||United Kingdom||1,690,000||85|
|Amazon||403||4||Josh Weiss||United States||940,000||47|
|Amazon||403||6||Upeshka De Silva||United States||1,965,000||98|
Nicholas Howard opened on the button for 36,000 and Francisco Torrecillas defended big blind. Torrecillas checked the flop and Howard bet 25,000. Torrecillas raised to 76,000 and Howard called. On the turn, Torrecillas slowed down with a check and quickly folded to an all-in shove.
Four more hands will be played at each table before the remaining players bag and tag for the night.
Paul Pires Trigo raised to 43,000 on the button and Nicholas Howard in the small blind three-bet to 137,000. Trigo stuck around with a call.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Howard bet 70,000. Trigo called.
The turn came the and Howard fired another bet of 260,000 that Trigo called again.
The filled up the river and Howard continued with a bet of 330,000. Trigo made the call. Howard revealed and Trigo sent his hand to the muck.
Sandeep Pulusani limped the button, Paul Pires Trigo made it 60,000 and Nicholas Howard called. Pulusani made it three ways to and Trigo checked. Howard bet 70,000 and only Pulusani called. Both players checked the and Howard bet 150,000 on the river. Pulusani tanked over a minute.
"Dumb hand," he muttered.
Finally, he let it go.
Jonathan Proudfoot raised to 32,000 from the hijack and Demosthenes Kiriopoulos called from the big blind.
A flop reading was dealt and Kiriopoulos checked. Proudfoot bet 27,000 and Kiriopoulos check-called.
The turn came the and Kiriopoulos checked once more. Proudfoot continued with another bet of 90,000, that was enough to win the pot.
Nicholas Howard opened in the cutoff for 38,000 and called a three-bet to 121,000 by Paul Pires Trigo in the big blind. The board checked through to the river until Trigo jammed for about 400,000 effective. Howard conceded.
At other tables, Danny Wong and Anthony Spinella ran dry on chips.