Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
A total of 1,181 players took their seats this morning at the start of Day 2 in the World Series of Poker Event #55: $400 Colossus, but only 49 advanced to Monday’s final day. They are all guaranteed at least $6,120 but all have their eyes on the $314,705 top prize and the prestigious gold bracelet.
The chip lead is held by Rafael Fernandes, who ended the day with 23,300,000 in chips and already cashed in two WSOP events in this series. Second in chips stands Elad Kubi with 18,675,00 and closing the podium right behind him is John Trinh with a nice 18,500,000.
Also still in the hunt are WSOP bracelet winners Anatolii Zyrin (9,675,000), Vincas Tamasauskas (6,025,000), Brett Apter (3,000,000) and Carlos Chang with a short stack of 1,775,000.
Event #55: $400 Colossus Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Rafael Fernandes||United States||23,300,000|
|2||John Trinh||United States||18,850,000|
|4||Michael Lee||United States||16,900,000|
|6||Matthew O'Meara||United States||12,400,000|
|7||Penh Lo||United States||12,175,000|
|9||Lucas Kulbe||United States||11,925,000|
Among the notables who will be back for the final day are are Avi Cohen (12,675,000), Arie Kliper (11,150,000) and Korean Inkyu Choi (5,025,000). The chip leader at the start of the day, Frankie Flowers, also found a bag tonight and will be returning tomorrow with 2,775,000.
The eliminations came in in abundance from all corners of the Pavilion Room here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Bracelet winners such as Thi Truong (232nd for $1,805), Kevin Song (267th for $1,805), Ari Engel (556th for $1,065), and Ismael Bojang (663rd for $980) were among the casualties. The Apprentice runner-up and Boise Boys star Clint Robertson (162th for $2,350), Brock Wilson (106th for $2,350), Garrett Greer (149th for $2,350), Jason Wheeler (384th for $1,430) and Rafi Elharar (707th for $910) were also eliminated throughout the day.
End of The Day Action
The action was fast and furious and only 95 players made it to the dinner break. The tournament was down to the last six tables less than two hours after the play restarted.
Kathy Liebert, member of the women in poker Hall of Fame, fell not long after returning from the dinner break in 89th place for $3,140, shoving her last 12 big blinds preflop with ace-ten and facing Yonatan Basin who called with pocket jacks. She was followed a few minutes later by Andres Korn (81st for $3,675), winner of the 2017 $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em.
The action will pick up again at 10 a.m local time Monday and will play down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break every three levels until a new champion is crowned.
As usual, the PokerNews live reporting team will be providing a complete coverage until the final cards have been dealt, so make sure to return.
|Amazon||423||1||Priscilla Lake||United States||4,075,000|
|Amazon||423||4||Timothy Miles||United States||8,850,000|
|Amazon||423||5||David Stenseth||United States||2,175,000|
|Amazon||423||6||Gabriel Morales||United States||8,000,000|
|Amazon||423||7||Matthew O'meara||United States||12,400,000|
|Amazon||423||8||Penh Lo||United States||12,175,000|
|Amazon||423||9||John Trinh||United States||18,850,000|
|Amazon||424||1||Michael Morris||United States||5,700,000|
|Amazon||424||3||Brett Apter||United States||3,000,000|
|Amazon||424||4||Huy Nguyen||United States||6,425,000|
|Amazon||424||6||Phuoc Nguyen||United States||6,450,000|
|Amazon||424||8||Lucas Kulbe||United States||11,925,000|
|Amazon||431||1||Brandon Cashwell||United States||7,375,000|
|Amazon||431||3||Chen Peiheng||United States||6,425,000|
|Amazon||431||4||Michael Lee||United States||16,900,000|
|Amazon||431||5||Frank Flowers||United States||2,775,000|
|Amazon||431||6||William Gian||United States||5,325,000|
|Amazon||431||7||Milad Hajihabib||United States||6,025,000|
|Amazon||431||8||David Ripley||United States||2,000,000|
|Amazon||431||9||Timothy Guilford||United States||6,225,000|
|Amazon||432||4||Harrison Ashdown||United States||5,700,000|
|Amazon||432||5||Kevin Rand||United States||9,350,000|
|Amazon||432||6||Bobby Sanoubane||United States||3,250,000|
|Amazon||433||1||Hoan Nguyen||United States||205,000|
|Amazon||433||2||Inkyu Choi||South Korea||5,025,000|
|Amazon||433||4||Jacob Thibodeau||United States||10,700,500|
|Amazon||433||5||Barbara Enright||United States||1,900,000|
|Amazon||433||6||Rachel Giacopuzzi||United States||3,950,000|
|Amazon||433||8||Robert Mather||United States||4,100,050|
|Amazon||433||9||[Removed:321] Berenjinataj||United States||8,650,000|
|Amazon||440||2||Robert Mercer||United States||11,425,000|
|Amazon||440||3||Timothy Vance||United States||8,625,000|
|Amazon||440||4||Jerry Zehr||United States||4,700,000|
|Amazon||440||5||Jeffrey Stellwagon||United States||7,600,000|
|Amazon||440||7||Rafael Fernandes||United States||23,300,000|
|Amazon||440||9||Eric Kim||United States||5,975,000|
Elad Kubi raised to 800,000 and faced an all-in raise worth 3,455,000 from Jerry Zehr in the blinds. After some thinking, Kubi decided to let it go and Zehr took down the last pot of the night.
The tournament's clock has now been paused and tournament officials have announced that four more hands will be played to close out the day.
There was a raise to 625,000 from under the gun followed by two calls. Robert Mercer was in the hijack and shipped all in for 4,410,000. The action folded back to Avi Cohen who had previously called in middle position and he quickly called Mercer to put him at risk.
Mercer was in the lead with the larger of the two pocket pairs and the board ran out to give Mercer a double up.
The tabled folded to John Trinh who raised on the button and faced an all-in from Abhishek Goindi in the blinds, putting him at risk for a stack of 7,880,000. Trinh called and the players showed their cards:
Trinh had the dominated hand, but managed to find a board , giving him a pair of queens on the turn for the double up.
On a board in a raised pot, Inkyu Choi checked from the blinds and Giancarlo Santolin sent a bet worth 600,00. Choi replied by moving all in for 3,500,000, putting Santolin at risk for a stack worth 3,300,000.
After a few minutes, the clock was called and Santolin ended up folding . Choi agreed to show his hand, and revealed for a flush draw.
Terry Morrison ripped all in for a little over 2,000,000 in early position and David Flores stuck in the last of his 1,665,000 on the button. The blinds folded and the two hands were tabled.
Flores held a dominating position but the flop of provided some chop outs. The on the turn changed nothing and the on the river gave both players two pair, but Flores had the better kicker to double up. Morrison was left with just a couple big blinds and was eliminated in the next hand.