The second day of Event #90: $50,000 Final Fifty No-Limit Hold'em is in the books with sevens players remaining and bagging up for the final day of the tournament tomorrow at noon local time.
Leading the way is Brandon Adams with an impressive stack of 11,970,000. Adams began Day 2 with a stack of 830,000 and started building early and found himself at the top of the leaderboard at the end of the night. Adams has over $1,400,000 in total earnings at the WSOP and claimed his first bracelet less than a week ago after taking down Event #74: $3,200 WSOP.com ONLINE No-Limit Hold'em High Roller for $411,561. He is already guaranteed to add a six-figure score to his summer resume but will try to go for a seven-figure and a second bracelet, following in Robert Campbell's footsteps, the Australian being the only player so far to win two WSOP bracelets this summer.
Adams is followed by three-time bracelet winner Adrian Mateos (7,375,000). Mateos started the day fourth in chips with a stack of 1,450,000 and managed to keep building throughout the day to bag one of the top stacks once again. Mateos is a dominant force at the WSOP with over $3,200,000 in earnings. He will be looking to earn the second seven-figure score of his WSOP career.
Michael Addamo rounds off the top three with 5,765,000. Addamo took a shot at this event yesterday but couldn't find a bag. He decided to fire another bullet today, a decision that might lead him to his third bracelet. Addamo is a familiar face in the high rollers. He won his second bracelet last October after winning the €25,500 Super Highroller Series at the 2018 WSOP Europe.
Danny Tang will start the final day fourth in chips with 4,550,000 and will try to win his first bracelet. Bracelet winner Sam Soverel (3,600,000) and Ali Imsirovic (2,190,000) are still in contention as well, along with short-stack Keith Tilston, but all will need to get off to good starts to put themselves in real contention with Adams' stack so dominant.
The remaining 7 players all have $212,292 locked up but seventh-place will be no-one's target when play resumes. They will all have their eyes on the first-place prize of $1,608,406 along with the WSOP bracelet.
Other players who came back for Day 2 but couldn't make the money include Daniel Negreanu, Ivan Luca, Ben Yu and David Peters.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Brandon Adams||United States||11,970,000||75|
|3||Danny Tang||Hong Kong||4,550,000||28|
|4||Keith Tilston||United States||1,500,000||9|
|5||Ali Imsirovic||United States||2,190,000||14|
|6||Sam Soverel||United States||3,600,000||23|
Final Table Results
|8||Seth Davies||United States||$167,420|
Action of the Day
Day 3 saw 44 players returning to the felt but they were joined by 15 players who entered at the start of Day 2 including champions Nick Petrangelo, Scott Seiver,Justin Bonomo,Dominik Nitsche, and Erik Seidel. The bustouts were going at a rapid pace and the bubble burst at Level 17 of the tournament when Mateos made a set of jacks to eliminate Gary Friedlander who held kings in an all-in preflop situation.
Twenty minutes later, the field was whittled down to just 15 players and the stakes were high as many stars took their seats at the final two tables of the tournament. Sean Winter (15th place- $83,830), Dan Smith (14th place - 95,740), Cary Katz (12th place - 112,357), and Ben Heath (10th place - $135,395), all made it to the final two tables but unfortunately came up short from the final table.
Play started for the unofficial final table at Level 20 and within three levels, the field was whittled down to only seven players.
Elior Sion was the first casualty of the final table in a post-flop situation. Brandon Adams check-raised all in from the hijack after flopping a flush on the flop and Sion called for less with an ace-high flush draw putting at risk his last twenty six big blinds. The turn and river bricked and Sion was eliminated.
Seth Davies was next to go in 8th place when Adrian Mateos shoved from the small blind with ace-five suited and Davies called from the big blind with ace-nine suited for his last 18 big blinds. Mateos turned a pair of fives, ending Davies's tournament life.
Play halted for the day after Davies' elimination and the remaining 7 players will return at noon local time to continue to battle it out until a winner is crowned. Action will resume with 24 minutes and 5 seconds remaining at Level 22 with blinds of 80,000/160,000 with a 160,000 ante.
The final day of this event will be airing on CBS All Access and PokerGO as this event is simulcast on both platforms with equal access for the subscribers of those platforms at 1 p.m. local time.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing all you all of the updates throughout the final day of the event, so stay tuned as all of the action unfolds.