Live Events 2
Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors
Day 2 Completed

Bradley Rogoff Leads Final Table of Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors

jeffmcmillan • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Bradley Rogoff
Bradley Rogoff

Day 2 of Event #63: $500 Salute to Warriors began with 169 players and when the dust settled after 12 hours of play at the end of the night only nine remained who are still alive for the grand prize of $102,465.

Leading the pack of the nine remaining as the night came to a close was Ohio's Bradley Rogoff with 8,800,000 in chips. Rogoff gathered a large stack toward the middle part of the day and remained among the chip leaders before re-gaining the pole position in the final level of the night. The chip leader has little poker resume to speak of thus far and will be looking to make a big splash in this event.

Final Table Seat Draw

SeatPlayerChip Count
1Guy Hadas5,500,000
3Hlib Kovtunov3,475,000
4Marty Zabib2,700,000
5Anthony Mccurdy3,350,000
6Chulhan Choi3,900,000
7Christopher Corbo4,475,000
8Mitch Garshofsky4,475,000
9Eric Zhang7,175,000
10Bradley Rogoff8,800,000

Eric Zhang (7,175,000) had a roller-coaster day that ended on a high to place him in second place heading into the final table. He was very nearly out the door with a few tables remaining but hit runner-runner straight to crack a flopped set. From there he rode the momentum to a large stack until he was again whittled down to just a “lone ember” of a stack as he put it just before the final table. But he was again able to spin it back to finish the day in a strong position.

Guy Hadas finished third in chips, some distance behind with 5,500,000. He was a large stack for much of the day and coasted to the end after taking out several players.

Two-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner Mitch Garshofsky finished the day fourth in chips with 4,475,000. Garshofsky was the short stack close to the end of the night before spinning it up in the last level. He has amassed over $600,000 in career WSOP earnings so far and will be want to add the elusive bracelet to his poker collection.

Fifth in chips at the end was Christopher Corbo with 4,275,000. He held the chip lead late in the night but dropped a few preflop all-ins to sink to the middle of the chip counts before the bell rang for the night.

South Korea and Ukraine are represented at the final table with Chulhan Choi (3,900,000) and Hlib Kontunov (3,475,000) respectively. While Anthony Mccurdy (3,350,000) and Marty Zabib (2,700,000) round out the final table as the short stacks.

Day 2 Action

The eliminations came hot and heavy all day as the fast structure forced players to get their stacks in quickly and try to double up. Among those who hit the rail as the day went on were; Everett Carlton in 162nd, Jake Schwartz in 113th, and John Song in 39th.

Play quickly got down to the final three tables, where things would slow ever so slightly before the unofficial final table was reached late in the night, and Philip Sacks elimination in tenth place would bring the field to its official final table where the play would eventually be halted.

Play resumes Thursday at 12 p.m. noon local time and PokerNews will again pick up the coverage as a new WSOP Bracelet winner will be crowned.

Tags: Everett CarltonGuy HadasHlib KovtunovJake SchwartzPhilip Sacks

Top Pair Good for Corbo

Tboss • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Eric Zhang raised in early position, Bradley Rogoff called next to act, and Christopher Corbo called in the big blind.

On the {k-Hearts}{9-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop, Corbo check-called a bet of 800,000 from Rogoff and Zhang folded.

The turn was the {8-Diamonds} and both players checked. When the {7-Hearts} landed on the river both players checked once again. Corbo tabled {k-Spades}{4-Spades} for top pair on the flop and that was good enough to take down the pot.

Bradley Rogoff us
Bradley Rogoff
us 8,000,000 1,820,000
Christopher Corbo US
Christopher Corbo
US 6,300,000 2,350,000
Eric Zhang US
Eric Zhang
US 5,540,000 140,000

Philip Sacks Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,872)

Tboss • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Philip Sacks
Philip Sacks

Philip Sacks shipped all-in under the gun for about 1,160,000 and Hlib Kovtunov announced all-in as well next to act for 1,640,000. The action folded around to Eric Zhang on the button who had them both covered and he shoved his whole stack in as well.

Philip Sacks: {6-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Hlib Kovtunov: {a-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Eric Zhang: {k-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Zhang was in great shape to have an enormous chip lead until the flop came {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{3-Spades}, giving Kovtunov a pair of aces. The board completed with the {10-Clubs} on the turn and the {j-Diamonds} on the river. Sacks was eliminated in 10th place while Kovtunov doubled through Zhang.

Eric Zhang US
Eric Zhang
US 5,400,000 -3,600,000
Hlib Kovtunov ua
Hlib Kovtunov
ua 4,440,000 2,800,000
Philip Sacks US
Philip Sacks
US Busted

Tags: Hlib KovtunovPhilip Sacks

Zabib Doubles

jeffmcmillan • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante

Marty Zabib moved all-in preflop from early position. Christopher Corbo called from the button.

Corbo saw the bad news when Zabib flipped over the well-timed {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} while his {9-Hearts}{9-Spades} was crushed.

The flop came the {10-Hearts}{k-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The turn was the {q-Spades} to give players a straight but Zabib had broadway. The river was the {3-Hearts} and Zabib gathered in a nice double up.

Christopher Corbo US
Christopher Corbo
US 3,950,000 -3,170,000
Marty Zabib us
Marty Zabib
us 3,300,000 1,940,000

Zhang Shoves River

Tboss • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Eric Zhang
Eric Zhang

Eric Zhang raised from the cutoff to 450,000 and Philip Sacks defended the big blind.

Both players checked the {k-Spades}{9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} flop to see the {q-Diamonds} on the turn. Sacks led out for 450,000 and Zhang made the call.

The {6-Diamonds} landed on the river. Sacks used both hands to grab his stacks of 25,000, pushed them ahead and cut out a bet of 750,000. After a few seconds Zhang announced all-in and the dealer gave him the all in Plaque.

Sacks had about 1,200,000 behind and decided to save it for another hand as he tossed his hand into the muck.

Eric Zhang US
Eric Zhang
US 9,000,000 5,020,000
Philip Sacks US
Philip Sacks
US 1,200,000 -2,960,000

Tags: Philip Sacks

Triple Up for Mccurdy

Tboss • Level 31: 100,000-200,000, 20,000 ante
Anthony Mccurdy
Anthony Mccurdy

Anthony Mccurdy shoved for 1,300,000 in middle position and the action folded to Mitch Garshofsky in the cutoff who jammed for 3,000,000. Guy Hadas was in the big blind and called to put both players at risk.

Anthony Mccurdy: {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}
Mitch Garshofsky: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Guy Hadas: {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Mccurdy was in great shape as both players had the same hand and the board ran out {j-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds} for his queens to hold and triple up through both players.

Guy Hadas US
Guy Hadas
US 6,650,000 -1,390,000
Anthony Mccurdy US
Anthony Mccurdy
US 4,200,000 2,780,000
Mitch Garshofsky us
Mitch Garshofsky
us 1,540,000 -2,160,000

Tags: Guy Hadas

Level:
31
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
20,000

Final Table Redraw

jeffmcmillan • Level 30: 80,000-160,000, 16,000 ante
SeatPlayerChip Count
1Guy Hadas8,040,000
2Philip Sacks4,160,000
3Hlib Kovtunov1,640,000
4Marty Zabib1,360,000
5Anthony Mccurdy1,420,000
6Chulhan Choi5,100,000
7Christopher Corbo7,120,000
8Mitch Garshofsky3,700,000
9Eric Zhang3,980,000
10Bradley Rogoff6,180,000
Guy Hadas US
Guy Hadas
US 8,040,000 -950,000
Christopher Corbo US
Christopher Corbo
US 7,120,000 -680,000
Bradley Rogoff us
Bradley Rogoff
us 6,180,000 -20,000
Chulhan Choi KR
Chulhan Choi
KR 5,100,000 1,260,000
Philip Sacks US
Philip Sacks
US 4,160,000 1,790,000
Eric Zhang US
Eric Zhang
US 3,980,000 1,330,000
Mitch Garshofsky us
Mitch Garshofsky
us 3,700,000 1,400,000
Hlib Kovtunov ua
Hlib Kovtunov
ua 1,640,000 -1,260,000
Anthony Mccurdy US
Anthony Mccurdy
US 1,420,000 -1,460,000
Marty Zabib us
Marty Zabib
us 1,360,000 -565,000