Live Events 2
Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Days:
123

Highlights

Highlights

Level:
29
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Yanovski Fades The World To Double

LiamGannon • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Leonid Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski

Pot-Limit Omaha

Leonid Yanovski raised to 300,000 preflop in the small blind and Rafael Mota defended the big blind.

The flop of {2-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} was met with a bet of 250,000 from Yanovski, a raise to 1,500,000 from Mota and a snap call from Yanovski for his whole stack.

Leonid Yanovski: {a-Spades}{q-Hearts}{7-Spades}{4-Hearts}
Rafael Mota: {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}

While Yanovski had the best hand on the flop, he was not a favorite versus Mota's flush and wrap draw and needed to dodge quite a few outs. The {9-Clubs} turn added a few more outs to Mota and the river {5-Spades} left Yanovski's queens and fives as the best hand.

Rafael Mota BR
Rafael Mota
BR 7,400,000 -1,290,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 2,700,000 450,000

Tags: Leonid YanovskiRafael Mota

Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha
Day 2 Completed

Rafael Mota Bags Chip Lead at End of Day 2

Tboss • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Rafael Mota
Rafael Mota

A total of 126 players returned for battle on Day 2 of Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha returned to the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and after ten levels of play only eight hopefuls remain.

Leading the way heading towards the gold bracelet is Rafael Mota with 7,515,000, almost double the next closest Motoyoshi Okamura with 3,835,000. Nick Yunis is right on Okamura's tail with 3,190,000.

The day was action-packed right from the get-go as 126 remaining players turned into just 50 players in the first couple of hours of play. Mota had gotten chips early as he made it to the final three tables with a total of 2,700,000 and managed to keep climbing, reaching the final two tables with 4,560,000.

World Series of Poker bracelet winner Mike Takayama is also still in contention, looking to claim his second bracelet with a total of 1,900,000 in chips. Takayama won his bracelet in 2018, taking down the 2,065 player field in Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty. With this victory, he claimed the grand prize of $198,568.

Event #72 Final Table Seat and Chip Counts

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4141Nick Yunis3,190,000
Table 4142Leonid Yanovski2,070,000
Table 4143Marc Lange535,000
Table 4144Rafael Mota7,515,000
Table 4145Tim Grau360,000
Table 4146Jordan Spurlin1,740,000
Table 4147Mike Takayama1,900,000
Table 4148Motoyoshi Okamura3,835,000

Not all champions were lucky enough to survive through Day 2, though, including Andrew Donabedian finishing in 24th place, four-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh in 40th place, Manig Loeser in 45th Place, and Joao Vieira in 50th.

Day 3 will resume at 2:00 p.m. with the eight remaining players having $20,737 locked up and playing for the grand prize of $209,716. Play will continue until there is a new champion is crowned. Blinds will resume at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.

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Tags: Andrew DonabedianJoao VieiraJordan SpurlinLeonid YanovskiManig LoeserMarc LangeMike TakayamaMotoyoshi OkamuraNick YunisRafael MotaTim Grau

Yunis Sets the Trap on the River

Tboss • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Nick Yunis
Nick Yunis

Pot-Limit Omaha

Nick Yunis raised in the hijack to 150,000 and Marc Lange called on the button.

The dealer fanned a flop of {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Yunis continued for 250,000, which got called.

The {a-Spades} hit the turn and Yunis didn't slow down, betting 650,000. Lange paused for a brief moment before making the call.

When the {a-Clubs} hit the river, Yunis checked to Lange who announced all in. Yunis snap-called and tabled {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Spades} for the nut full house and Lange showed {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}{9-Spades}{7-Hearts} as he paid off the 1,260,000.

Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 4,750,000 2,500,000
Marc Lange de
Marc Lange
de 500,000 -2,730,000

Tags: Nick YunisMarc Lange

Nohad Teliani Eliminated In 9th Place ($16,128)

LiamGannon • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Nohad Teliani
Nohad Teliani

Pot Limit Omaha

Nohad Teliani raised to 175,000 preflop in early position and Nick Yunis three-bet to 350,000 in the cutoff, which was followed by an all-in from Leonid Yanovski for 795,000. Teliani went all-in for 360,000 total, and Yunis reluctantly called.

Nohad Teliani: {k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}
Leonid Yanovski: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}
Nick Yunis: {k-Spades}{k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{5-Hearts}

The board ran out {6-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Yanovski's set on the turn was good enough for the pot as he scooped the main and the side, eliminating Teliani in ninth place.

Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 2,250,000 -570,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 2,080,000 1,190,000
Nohad Teliani ca
Nohad Teliani
ca Busted

Tags: Leonid YanovskiNick YunisNohad Teliani

Spurlin Doubles Through Teliani

Tboss • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Jordan Spurlin
Jordan Spurlin

Jordan Spurlin raised to 100,000 in middle position and Nohad Teliani jammed on the button for about 1,200,000. The blinds quickly folded and Spurlin snap-called.

Jordan Spurlin: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}
Nohad Teliani: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}

Teliani couldn't find a six as the board ran out {k-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{q-Hearts}.

Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 1,865,000 865,000
Nohad Teliani ca
Nohad Teliani
ca 360,000 -865,000

Tags: Jordan SpurlinNohad Teliani

Unofficial Final Table Redraw

LiamGannon • Level 25: 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
Table 4981Nohad Teliani1,225,000
Table 4982Nick Yunis2,820,000
Table 4983Leonid Yanovski890,000
Table 4984Marc Lange3,230,000
Table 4985Rafael Mota6,365,000
Table 4986Tim Grau585,000
Table 4987Jordan Spurlin1,000,000
Table 4988Mike Takayama1,150,000
Table 4989Motoyoshi Okamura3,510,000
Rafael Mota BR
Rafael Mota
BR 6,365,000 395,000
Motoyoshi Okamura jp
Motoyoshi Okamura
jp 3,510,000 35,000
Marc Lange de
Marc Lange
de 3,230,000 330,000
Nick Yunis cl
Nick Yunis
cl 2,820,000 70,000
Nohad Teliani ca
Nohad Teliani
ca 1,225,000 25,000
Mike Takayama ph
Mike Takayama
ph 1,150,000 390,000
Jordan Spurlin us
Jordan Spurlin
us 1,000,000 -250,000
Leonid Yanovski il
Leonid Yanovski
il 890,000 -1,030,000
Tim Grau at
Tim Grau
at 585,000 -620,000