Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Andras Nemeth Leads the Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em Final 14
Event #79: $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em has seen another day of rapid action, with just fourteen players remaining at the end of Day 2.
Hungary's high roller Andras Nemeth (2,895,000) will lead the returning players when the action resumes on Thursday, July 11 at 2 pm. The well-known online crusher showed his dominance in the live arena today, which included the final elimination of the night (Tom Bedell finished 15th for $15,618) when Nemeth's ace-king held against ace-queen.
David Gonzalez (2,185,000), Jonas Mackoff (2,125,000), and David Dibernardi (1,050,000) will join Nemeth in starting Day 3 with a bag worth a million.
Mackoff secured his spot among the chip leaders after a series of profitable decisions including folding a flush on the river, after Dennis Brand (960,000) had moved all in holding a full house. Mackoff also made it known to the table late in the day how his run was aided by picking up pocket kings on seven occasions and pocket aces twice.
Frenchman Ivan Deyra (735,000), and WSOP bracelet winner Michael Tureniec (710,000) will also return to action, alongside the likes of Guillaume Nolet (675,000), Karen Sarkisyan (545,000), Will Givens (390,000) and Patrick Leonard (310,000).
Action of the Day
Day 2 saw 148 players return to battle, with only 101 able to secure a place in the money. Players such as recent bracelet winner Joao Vieira, Benjamin Dobson, Roman Korenev, Sonny Franco, Tsugunari Toma, and Paul Volpe departed short of the cash prizes.
With the bubble looming, hand-for-hand play lastest close to an hour before Israel's Liran Twito was the unfortunate player to depart without a cash. Twito and Nolet got all their chips into the middle on a jack-ten-deuce flop, with Twito holding ace-queen for the nut flush draw and Nolet revealing pocket jacks for top set. Twito hit his much-needed spade on the turn to take the lead, but was brutally eliminated when the deuce on the river improved Nolet to a full house.
Jeremy Ausmus, defending champion Diogo Veiga, Marc MacDonnell, Dan Zack, Rainer Kempe, Aleksei Istomin, Alex Keating, Kami Hudson, Michael Soyza, David Pham, Aaron Mermelstein, Kristen Bicknell, Jesse Martin, Igor Kurganov, Joey Weissman and Larry Greenberg all secured a spot in the money before just three tables remained.
Greenberg had done exceptionally well to secure a 28th place finish ($8,715) having seen his 20,000 stack reduced to just 600 in chips during the first orbit on Day 1 when he lost with pocket aces against jacks.
All-time money list leader Justin Bonomo departed in 22nd place for $10,387 and secured his fifth WSOP cash of the series.
Start-of-day chip leader Ignacio Moron (20th, $10,387) saw his run come to an end by end-of-day leader Nemeth when he saw his pocket kings cracked by pocket jacks.
Join us back here at PokerNews for continued coverage of Event #79 as the final fourteen continue their bid for a coveted gold bracelet and the $380,090 first-place prize.
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
The day is over and Andras Nemeth closed it out as chip leader of the remaining 14 players. A full recap of today's action will follow soon.
Tom Bedell Eliminated in 15th Place ($15,618)
Andras Nemeth raised to 35,000 from the cutoff and saw Tom Bedell three-bet to 76,000 from the button.
The action folded back to Nemeth and put a stack worth over 1,000,000 into the middle, enough to put Bedell at risk of elimination if he called.
"I know you are folding, let's play a few more hands tonight," said Nemeth.
"I'm not sure, I could have a long sleep tomorrow," said Bedell with Day 2 minutes away from ending.
Bedell thought for another 15 seconds before he made his move.
"I like to sleep," said Bedell as he called.
Nemeth tabled , and Bedell continued to show his humor by saying, "I was only joking" before tabling .
The board ran out , and Bedell was eliminated in 15th place for $15,618.
Simon Burns Eliminated in 16th Place ($12,618)
Four players saw the flop and the first to act was Karen Sarkisyan who checked from the small blind. Big blind Allen Berger checked as well but Simon Burns put 90,000 in the middle from the under-the-gun position. He was called by David Gonzalez.
The turn was the and Burns announced all in for about 335,000 and Gonzalez checked if he was all in before quickly calling.
Gonzalez showed and Burns was hoping to chop with . The river was a blank and Burns was eliminated in 16th place, cashing for $12,618.
Deyra Doubles Through Burns
Ivan Deyra raised from early position and he was put all in by Simon Burns. Deyra quickly called as he had pocket kings. Burns was well behind.
The board ran out and didn't do harm to Deyra as he doubled up his stack. Deyra still has an under average stack but he has plenty of big blinds to play around with now.
Graeme Ladd Eliminated in 17th Place ($12,618)
Michael Tureniec raised to 40,000 from early position and called after Graeme Ladd had moved all in for around 300,000 from the big blind.
Ladd was unable to survive after the five community cards appeared and departed in 17th place for $12,618.
Berger Doubles Through Deyra
The board was down , and Allan Berger's all in for around 300,000 was called by Ivan Deyra.
Berger revealed for the flush and Deyra had seen his lose its preflop advantage.
The river was no help for Deyra and Berger secured the double.
A.J. Allee Eliminated in 18th Place ($12,618)
A.J. Allee got his chips in the middle from the button with and Andras Nemeth took him up on the challenge with .
The flop was dealt and it could go both ways but the turn sealed the deal. The river was the to complete the board and the pot was pushed to Nemeth.
Allee was eliminated in 18th place earning himself $12,618.
Two Table Redraw
|Table #194||Player||Table #204||Player|
|1||Dennis Brand||1||David Dibernardi|
|2||A.J. Allee||2||Karen Sarkisyan|
|3||Andras Nemeth||3||Allan Berger|
|4||Tom Bedell||4||Simon Burns|
|5||Jonas Mackoff||5||David Weinstein|
|6||Patrick Leonard||6||David Gonzalez|
|7||Graeme Ladd||7||Ivan Deyra|
|8||Diego Zeiter||8||Will Givens|
|9||Michael Tureniec||9||Guillaume Nolet|