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Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em



Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

888poker Ambassador Vivian Saliba Bags Among Top Five Chip Leaders on Day 2 of Event #64: $888 - Crazy Eights

Tboss • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Vivian Saliba
Vivian Saliba

Day 2 of Event #64: $888 - Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em has come to a close with only 91 players remaining from the massive 10,185 field. 1,223 players started the action-packed day, with only 670 bracelet hopefuls still remaining at the first break.

At the end of 10 hour-long levels of play, Natalia Panchenko (11,870,000), Scott Davies (11,855,000), Ryan Leng (11,765,000), 888poker ambassador Vivian Saliba (9,565,000) and Roland Rokita (9,515,000) finished as the top five chip-stacks.

888 ambassador Vivian Saliba's stack grew continuously throughout the day with only one downswing happening near the end of the night when she lost close to 3,000,000 chips against Mario Hofler. Hofler and Saliba got their chips in the middle preflop, Saliba was behind and couldn't catch up on the five-card runout.

Saliba has $124,044 in earnings at the World Series of Poker alone, with 15 cashes in total, two of them coming this summer. She cashed in Event #42: $600 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em / Pot-Limit Omaha Deepstack 8-Handed for $961 and Event #34: $1,000 Double Stack No-Limit Hold'em for $2,393. Saliba will be battling hard to win her first WSOP gold bracelet and the first place prize of $888,888.

Out of the 1,223 players who made it to Day 2, there were a lot of well-known players busting out before the end of the day, including Alex Foxen, Greg Raymer, "Captain" Tom Franklin, Calvin Anderson, and Ben Yu.

Day 3 won't be an easy one as two WSOP gold bracelet winners, Scott Davies and Ryan Leng bagged near the top. Scott Davis has $1,372,009 in WSOP earnings alone and has a total of 78 cashes, six of them coming this summer already. Davies largest cash came in Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em when he finished in 424th place for $4,397. Davies will be looking to take home his second coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet at the end of this tournament.

Scott Davies
Scott Davies

All of the remaining 91 players are guaranteed to take home $6,957 and will be fighting to win $888,888 for first place along with the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet. They will resume Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 at 12 noon, with play resuming at level 30, playing 60-minute levels, with a 15-minute break after every second level and a 60-minute dinner break after the 6th level (approximately 6:30 p.m.) and play down to the final eight.

Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team here for all of the updates throughout the day.

Tags: Alex FoxenBen YuCalvin AndersonGreg RaymerMario HoflerNatalia PanchenkoRyan LengScott DaviesScott DavisTom FranklinVivian Saliba

Seat Draw Day 3 Event #64: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em

Webjoker • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6001Adrien GuyonFrance5,960,00050
Miranda6003Nino UllmanGermany6,175,00051
Miranda6004Tam NguyenUnited States3,335,00028
Miranda6005Thomas DrivasUnited States4,485,00037
Miranda6006Joshua MountainUnited States1,615,00013
Miranda6007Ryan LengUnited States11,765,00098
Miranda6008Chris ChongSingapore4,270,00036
Miranda6011Jerry OdeenSweden7,460,00062
Miranda6012Guowei ZhangUnited States2,625,00022
Miranda6013Ming ZhuUnited States2,490,00021
Miranda6014Andre HungerkampGermany6,040,00050
Miranda6015Jeremy CalverleyUnited States3,735,00031
Miranda6016Arsenii KarmatckiiRussia5,385,00045
Miranda6017Bjorn Book LarssonUnited States3,420,00029
Miranda6018Anthony HuUnited States3,880,00032
Miranda6021Vlad DarieRomania6,300,00053
Miranda6022Ren LinUnited States3,760,00031
Miranda6023Mario HoflerUnited States7,250,00060
Miranda6024Anna AntimonyUnited States1,900,00016
Miranda6025Anil JivaniUnited States2,435,00020
Miranda6026Jacob SteedeUnited States2,950,00025
Miranda6027Yves RollandFrance4,900,00041
Miranda6028Jeffrey PleimanUnited States5,485,00046
Miranda6031Nirath ReanUnited States3,700,00031
Miranda6032Natalia PanchenkoRussia11,870,00099
Miranda6033Artem MetalidiUkraine4,535,00038
Miranda6034Kenneth SmaronUnited States6,305,00053
Miranda6035Ying ChanHong Kong366,0003
Miranda6036TJ ShulmanUnited States2,640,00022
Miranda6037Oren RosenUnited States8,550,00071
Miranda6038David CossioUnited States3,350,00028
Miranda6041Zheng YuChina4,200,00035
Miranda6042Jeanpierre BesanconAustralia8,190,00068
Miranda6043Tommy NguyenCanada5,885,00049
Miranda6044Woqia ZhuUnited States3,440,00029
Miranda6045Rachid AmamouCanada8,105,00068
Miranda6046Mike AzzaroUnited States1,495,00012
Miranda6047Mark RadojaCanada7,170,00060
Miranda6048Martijn GerritsNetherlands2,860,00024
Miranda6052Andrew BrokosUnited States9,485,00079
Miranda6053Matt MatrosUnited States2,330,00019
Miranda6054Davis ModansLatvia3,595,00030
Miranda6055John HernandezUnited States3,275,00027
Miranda6056Daniel WagnerUnited States1,249,50010
Miranda6057Patrick ClarkeIreland6,100,00051
Miranda6058Andrew RobinsonUnited States4,370,00036
Miranda6061Cooper WantyUnited States3,420,00029
Miranda6062Vivian SalibaBrazil9,565,00080
Miranda6063Lachezar PetkovBulgaria6,965,00058
Miranda6064Telemaco GenovesiBrazil3,655,00030
Miranda6065Roland RokitaAustria9,515,00079
Miranda6066Aleksa PavicevicUnited States2,650,00022
Miranda6067Paul HoferGermany2,450,00020
Miranda6068Gabriel MuzzioArgentina10
Miranda6071David WilliamsUnited States2,070,00017
Miranda6072Anant PatelUnited States4,470,00037
Miranda6073Michael FinsteinUnited States1,885,00016
Miranda6074Aleksandras RusinovasLithuania4,390,00037
Miranda6075Phuoc NguyenUnited States6,985,00058
Miranda6076Juan TejedaUnited States5,000,00042
Miranda6077Leo MargetsSpain3,750,00031
Miranda6078Kevin CalenzoUnited States2,310,00019
Miranda6081Giuseppe LiantonioUnited States3,490,00029
Miranda6082Keun KwakUnited States1,360,00011
Miranda6083Dien LeUnited States2,285,00019
Miranda6084Uselis GediminasUnited States2,315,00019
Miranda6085Jean FabreFrance9,305,00078
Miranda6086Muhammad Abdel RahimUnited States6,495,00054
Miranda6087Adam KaplanUnited States1,450,00012
Miranda6088Daniel MijacUnited States3,110,00026
Miranda6091Ekrem BozkurtUnited States7,220,00060
Miranda6092Gaston AbrevayaArgentina2,235,00019
Miranda6093Tom GottliebIsrael1,010,0008
Miranda6094Adam LippertUnited States2,680,00022
Miranda6095Ignacio BarcenasSpain4,855,00040
Miranda6096Gustavo KameiBrazil2,570,00021
Miranda6097Rajasekaran RamakrishnanUnited States1,435,00012
Miranda6101Allyn ShulmanUnited States1,680,00014
Miranda6102Sanjay MayekarUnited States3,410,00028
Miranda6103Scott DaviesCanada11,855,00099
Miranda6104Pete MalesUnited States3,200,00027
Miranda6106Jesse SylviaUnited States1,625,00014
Miranda6107Rick AlvaradoUnited States8,475,00071
Miranda6108Victor FigueroaUnited States3,475,00029
Miranda6111Vinicius MoraesBrazil3,220,00027
Miranda6112Colin PhoenixUnited States3,910,00033
Miranda6113Jaspal BrarCanada1,895,00016
Miranda6114Shivanraif AbdineAustralia4,425,00037
Miranda6115Allan TirelFrance5,065,00042
Miranda6116Alexandre FradinFrance3,030,00025
Miranda6117Truyen NguyenUnited States3,000,00025

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

GeoffFisk • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Natalia Panchenko ru
Natalia Panchenko
ru 11,870,000 5,770,000
Scott Davies us
Scott Davies
us 11,855,000 1,355,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 11,765,000 8,915,000
Vivian Saliba br
Vivian Saliba
br 9,565,000 4,015,000
Roland Rokita at
Roland Rokita
at 9,515,000 8,893,000
Andrew Brokos us
Andrew Brokos
us 9,485,000 8,553,000
Jean Fabre fr
Jean Fabre
fr 9,305,000 9,048,000
Oren Rosen il
Oren Rosen
il 8,550,000 7,887,000
Rick Alvarado us
Rick Alvarado
us 8,475,000 888,888
Jeanpierre Besancon fr
Jeanpierre Besancon
fr 8,190,000 7,991,000
Rachid Amamou ch
Rachid Amamou
ch 8,105,000 7,708,000
Jerry Odeen se
Jerry Odeen
se 7,460,000 6,547,000
Mario Hofler at
Mario Hofler
at 7,250,000 750,000
Ekrem Bozkurt us
Ekrem Bozkurt
us 7,220,000 1,220,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 7,170,000 620,000
Phuoc Nguyen us
Phuoc Nguyen
us 6,985,000 3,150,000
Lachezar Petkov bg
Lachezar Petkov
bg 6,965,000 4,665,000
Muhammad Abdel Rahim us
Muhammad Abdel Rahim
us 6,495,000 3,665,000
Kenneth Smaron us
Kenneth Smaron
us 6,305,000 5,367,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 6,300,000 5,100,000
Nino Ullman de
Nino Ullman
de 6,175,000 4,275,000
Patrick Clarke ie
Patrick Clarke
ie 6,100,000 30,000
Andre Hungerkamp de
Andre Hungerkamp
de 6,040,000 5,862,000
Adrien Guyon fr
Adrien Guyon
fr 5,960,000 5,647,000
Tommy Nguyen ca
Tommy Nguyen
ca 5,885,000 5,785,000

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Hofler Takes a Chunk Out of Saliba

Tboss • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Mario Hofler
Mario Hofler

After a series of raises preflop, Mario Hofler was all-in for 2,985,000 and Vivian Saliba called.

Mario Hofler: {a-Spades}{k-Spades}
Vivian Saliba: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

Hofler had Saliba dominated and nothing changed on the {10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{10-Clubs} board, giving him a massive double up with a pair of tens, ace-king kicker.

Mario Hofler at
Mario Hofler
at 6,500,000 6,100,000
Vivian Saliba br
Vivian Saliba
br 5,550,000 -3,400,000

Tags: Mario HoflerVivian Saliba

Yu Gets the Double

GeoffFisk • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Zheng Yu three-bet against an early position open, the opponent four-bet, and Yu went all in over the top.

Zheng Yu: {a-}{q-}
Opponent: {10-}{10-}

Board: {k-}{3-}{7-}{a-}{x-}

Yu found his ace on the turn, and survived to play on as the last level of the day continues.

Zheng Yu cn
Zheng Yu
cn 4,000,000 3,071,000

Tags: Zheng Yu

Saliba Adds to Her Stack

Tboss • Level 29: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante
Vivian Saliba
Vivian Saliba

On a board of {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Spades}{a-Hearts}{j-Spades} there was already a little more than 2,500,000 in the middle in a heads up pot. Vivian Saliba was faced with a 500,000 bet and snap-called by throwing in one 25,000 chip. Saliba's opponent tabled {a-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and she tabled {a-Spades}{q-Clubs} to win with trip aces queen-kicker.

Vivian Saliba br
Vivian Saliba
br 8,950,000 2,250,000

Tags: Vivian Saliba


Brar Gets Lucky at the Right Time

GeoffFisk • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante
Jaspal Brar
Jaspal Brar

Jaspal Brar went all in for his last 705,000 from under the gun and got a caller in the cutoff.

Jaspal Brar: {k-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Cutoff: {a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}

It didn't look good for Brar when the cards were turned over and no help came on the {7-Diamonds}{j-Spades}{5-Hearts} flop. Brar's card came in on the turn however with the {k-Hearts} giving him top pair. The river fell a harmless {9-Hearts}, and Brar got the double.

Jaspal Brar ca
Jaspal Brar
ca 1,600,000 540,000

Tags: Jaspal Brar

Nguyen Shoves on the Turn Against Davies

Tboss • Level 28: 40,000-80,000, 80,000 ante

Scott Davies raised from the cutoff to 180,000 and Tam Nguyen defended his big blind. The flop came {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{7-Clubs}, Nguyen checked and Davies continued for 150,000. Nguyen check-raised to 500,000 and Davies made the call.

The turn was the {2-Hearts} and Nguyen wasted no time announcing that he was all in. Davis took a few seconds and mucked his hand.

Tam Nguyen us
Tam Nguyen
us 3,930,000 680,000

Tags: Scott DaviesTam Nguyen