Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
So popular did Event #9: $600 No Limit Hold’em Deepstack prove to be (there were 6,150 entries in total) that it has had to be extended to a third day of play. Returning to contend for the WSOP bracelet and $398,281 tomorrow, June 5th at 3 pm will be nine players led by Paul Jain.
Perhaps the most surprising final table appearance is that of David Elet who was heading to collect his payout slip when it was realized that he still had 15,000 chips – this amount, however, not even enough for a big blind. After proving that “a chip and a chair” could indeed win you a bracelet, David Elet will be playing at the final table with 21,300,000 in chips.
|1||Paul Jain||United States||41,700,000|
|2||Tan Nguyen||United States||18,400,000|
|3||John Skrovan||United States||11,600,000|
|5||Dan Kuntzman||United States||11,600,000|
|7||Noomis Jones||United States||21,100,000|
|8||David Elet||United States||21,300,000|
|9||Jeremy Pakarek||United States||21,800,000|
Finishers in the money today included start-of-day chip leader Paul Dhaliwal and a host of bracelet winners including Daniel Negreanu, Phillip Hui, Justin Liberto, Ylon Schwartz, Aditya Sushant, Alexander Ziskin, Scott Davies, and Robert Peacock. For full payouts from this event (923 places in total are paid) visit the Payouts tab.
Live reporting recommences at 3 pm on Wednesday.
With fatigue setting in and the shortest stack on the table by a large margin, James Mackey made a good go of trying to build back, moving in preflop twice in quick succession. The first time (on the button) got through, but the second saw Jeremy Pekarek re-shove, isolating Mackey.
The board ran out and just like that, the mammoth Deepstack Day 2 draws to a close.
Final table seating, chip counts and a recap of the day will be posted shortly.
Showdowns have dried up this level, as players pass the huge blinds around. There are definite haves and have-nots, however.
There was discussion of coming back ten-handed tomorrow instead of playing on, but one player wanted to stick to the original schedule, so that's what's happening.
Noomis Jones proved that Paul Jain is not invincible recently, as his held up (all in preflop) vs. Jain's over a board. Even before the flop, he predicted his victory (although said he'd hit a set on the river).
Chad Layne had manoeuvred a short stack off and on for the last few levels around huge pots which destroyed the bracelet hopes of erstwhile chip leaders. He was all-in with against pocket fours in his last hand, and succumbed to a four on the river.
Stephen Song's stack never recovered from the hit it took from Paul Jain, and his final hand saw his pocket sixes outflipped by the of Dan Kuntzman.