Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Portuguese grinder Joao Vieira managed to end Day 2 of Event #70: $5,000 No Limit Holdem 6-Handed at the 2019 World Series of Poker with the chip lead. He bagged an impressive 2,100,000 which is about two-and-a-half times the average stack of 870,000. Shahar Levi sits pretty in second with 1,800,000, while Olivier Busquet (1,433,000) and four-time WSOP bracelet winner and 2009 Main Event champion Joe Cada (1,389,000) also start Day 3 of the tournament very comfortably stacked.
Late registration closed right at the start of the day and the total number of entries ended at 815 which is a record breaker. The 65 new entries caused a small delay at the start when they had to open up a couple of new tables, but a total of 282 players started Day 2 and only 28 managed to survive. There was money to be made for 123 fortunate players and they would take home at least $7,402. The winner of the event will take home a lot more - a massive $758,011.
Day 2 Action
The inaugural ''shuffle up and deal'' was announced thirty minutes past the original start time of 2 p.m. A flurry of eliminations followed as the new entries only started the day with 15 big blinds. Niklas Astedt, Jerry Wong, David Peters, Ben Yu, and Chris Ferguson were among the late entries and they all ended being eliminated before the money.
A couple of the early eliminations include Bryn Kenney, Thai Ha, Davidi Kitai, and Parker Talbot. They all busted out before the money was reached in the tournament. Marc MacDonnell, Dan Zack, Seth Davies, 2012 Main Event Champion Greg Merson, and Tom McCormick also missed out on a piece of the $3,789,750 prize pool.
Once there were 124 players left the tournament halted to start hand-for-hand play but that turned out to be unnecessary as the bubble burst in that hand. Chris Hunichen was all in and at risk with pocket kings on the bubble but he managed to double up against ace-king and secure himself of a place in the money. He managed to find a bag at the end of the day with 1,051,000 which is above average.
Others that were fortunate enough to make the money but unfortunate enough to miss Day 3 include Ryan Laplante (120th - $7,402), Mustapha Kanit (119th - $7,402), Sonny Franco (114th - $7,402), Samuel Vousden (102nd - $7,618), Anatoly Filatov (85th -$8,029), Leon Tsoukernik (75th - $8,659), Dietrich Fast (63rd -$9,554), Koray Aldemir (50th - $10,776), Dan Shak (41st - $14,622), and [Removed:172] (32nd - $17,575).
One of the players that did make it through to Day 3 is Richard Sheils. He managed to bag 842,000 which is slightly under average. He played multiple hours of Day 2 on the same table as his brother Brandon Sheils, but while both managed to make a deep run in the tournament, Brandon was eliminated with only 15 minutes left of the day. Brandon cashed for $21,558 while his brother has a good position at the start of Day 3.
Other players that will come back for Day 3 are Day 1 chip leader Barry Hutter (1,047,000), Pierre Calamusa (965,000), Marton Czuczor (710,000), Twitch streamer Patrick 'IrEgption' Tardif (634,000), Ankush Mandavia (614,000), and Joey Couden (404,000). All players still in the tournament are guaranteed to take home at least $21,558.
The remaining 28 players will come back on Wednesday, July 3rd, in the Miranda room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at 2 p.m. local time.
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|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Miranda||600||1||Barry Hutter||United States||1,047,000||52|
|Miranda||600||2||Timothy Cramer||United States||1,032,000||52|
|Miranda||600||6||Olivier Busquet||United States||1,433,000||72|
|Miranda||601||2||Ankush Mandavia||United States||614,000||31|
|Miranda||601||3||David Cabrera Polop||Spain||950,000||48|
|Miranda||602||1||Jacob Daniels||United States||300,000||15|
|Miranda||602||2||Christopher Brammer||United Kingdom||345,000||17|
|Miranda||602||4||Phong Nguyen (WA)||United States||360,000||18|
|Miranda||602||5||Jamie Oconnor||United Kingdom||310,000||16|
|Miranda||602||6||Ryan Jones||United States||1,031,000||52|
|Miranda||603||2||Richard Sheils||United Kingdom||862,000||43|
|Miranda||603||4||Richard Lowe||United States||866,000||43|
|Miranda||603||5||Chris Hunichen||United States||1,051,000||53|
|Miranda||603||6||Steven Sarmiento||United States||684,000||34|
|Miranda||604||3||Joseph Couden||United States||404,000||20|
|Miranda||604||6||Joe Cada||United States||1,389,000||69|
The clock has been paused with ten minutes left in the day and the tournament staff just announced that they will play two more hands until they will hand out the bags and they end the day.
Players will restart at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, July 3rd.
Full chip counts and the recap of today's action will be posted soon.
Alexandros Theologis and Jake Daniels got all their chips into the middle preflop, with Theologis the player at risk.
Theologis had run into a dominating hand but found some hope on the flop with the nut flush draw. The turn card kept Daniels in the lead, but Theologis saw the heart he needed peel off on the river to secure his lifeline.
Brandon Sheils moved all in from under the gun and saw David Cabrera Polop call in the small blind.
David Cabrera Polop:
The board ran out clean for Cabrera Polop, and Sheils saw his deep run come to an end in 29th place for $21,558.
Sheils will no doubt now turn his attention to supporting his brother Richard who is on course for a place in Day 3.
It folded to Twitch sensation Patrick 'IrEgption' Tardif in the small blind and he raised to 56,000. He was called by big blind Ryan Jones and the two saw the flop.
Tardif continued with a bet of 43,000 on the flop and Jones raised to 135,000. Tardif called the bet and the turn was dealt. Both players checked this time and the completed the board.
Tardif checked again and Jones checked behind. Tardif opened up for the rivered nut-flush and he won the pot.
The completes board was down and in front of an all-in Ankush Mandavia was .
Barry Hutter had in front of his stack and was counting out chips to pass to Mandavia who had secured a full double up.
Mandavia moved up to 600,000 while Hutter was still going strong on 1,100,000.
Joao Vieira folded in the hijack and Olivier Busquet opened the action with a raise to 35,000. Big blind Chris Hunichen called to see a flop. The flop fell and Hunichen check-called a bet of 30,000 from Busquet.
The turn was the which paired the board and Hunichen checked again, only to call a bet of 110,000 from Busquet. The river was the and both players checked.
Hunichen showed and Busquet had to win the hand.