Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Christoph Kwon Looks for First WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
After ten levels of one-hour blinds, it is Christoph Kwon at the top of the chip counts on Day 2 of Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em with 1,695,000 in chips. Lee Markholt also bagged a great stack after holding onto a massive amount of chips for the majority of the day, bringing a total of 1,405,000 into Day 3.
Kwon's road to victory will not be easy, with four bracelet winners remaining in the field, including 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen (1,405,000), Steven Wolansky (1,180,000), Kenny Hsiung (835,000), and Yueqi Zhu (785,000).
Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Christoph Kwon||United States||1,695,000|
|2||Lee Markholt||United States||1,405,000|
|3||Nick Pupillo||United States||1,340,000|
|4||Joe McKeehen||United States||1,195,000|
|5||Steven Wolansky||United States||1,180,000|
|6||Pedro Rios||United States||985,000|
|7||Ben Ross||United States||965,000|
|8||Kenny Hsiung||United States||835,000|
|10||Fred Lavassani||United States||710,000|
Day 2 began with a total of 160 of the 522 entries, battling to survive until only 79 were remaining to get their share of the $696,000 prize pool. Many notables made Day 2 but couldn't quite make it into the money including, Jesse Lonis, defending champion Yuval Bronshtein and Kevin Erickson.
Once the bubble burst, the play was rapid as many notables were sent to the payout desk, including, Aditya Prasetyo (69th), Benjamin Scholl (68th), Brandon Shack-Harris (46th), and Anthony Zinno (20th).
The final 16 players return to their seats at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Paris Las Vegas; they come back to level 26 with blinds of 40,000-80,000. The players are all guaranteed $5,553 but all eyes are on the $145,856 top prize and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. The champion will be crowned on June 8th.
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Seat Draw For Day 3
|Paris||1||1||Francisco Garzon||United States||495,000||12|
|Paris||1||2||Lee Markholt||United States||1,405,000||35|
|Paris||1||4||Yueqi Zhu||United States||785,000||20|
|Paris||1||5||Michael Moncek||United States||600,000||15|
|Paris||1||6||Ben Ross||United States||965,000||24|
|Paris||1||7||Robert Linchesky||United States||45,000||1|
|Paris||1||8||Nick Pupillo||United States||1,340,000||34|
|Paris||1||9||Steven Wolansky||United States||1,180,000||30|
|Paris||2||1||Fred Lavassani||United States||710,000||18|
|Paris||2||2||Pedro Rios||United States||985,000||25|
|Paris||2||3||Michael Picardi||United States||65,000||2|
|Paris||2||4||Christoph Kwon||United States||1,695,000||42|
|Paris||2||6||Joe McKeehen||United States||1,195,000||30|
|Paris||2||7||Kenny Hsiung||United States||835,000||21|
|Paris||2||8||Patrick Megna||United States||380,000||10|
|Paris||2||9||Damoun Nikouie||United States||380,000||10|
End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)
Michael Lipner Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,553)
Kenny Hsiung raised in early position and Michael Lipner three-bet in the cutoff. The action folded back to Hsiung as he put in the four-bet and Lipner called off his stack of 120,000 total.
"I got it," Hsiung said before the cards were tabled.
It was a classic flip until the flop came .
"I told you I got it," repeated Hsiung.
The turn and river were no help for Lipner as he left the tournament in 17th place for $5,553.
Nikouie Dodges Everything
Damoun Nikouie got his last 145,000 in the middle against Patrick Megna.
The flop gave Megna outs to a straight or a counterfeit two pair. "The classic flop for a classic flip," Joe McKeehen said.
Nikouie dodged the turn and secured the double up when the river came the , improving him to a full house.
Robert Linchesky was all-in for his last 20,000 in the big blind before Francisco Garzon raised in middle position and Ben Ross called.
The dealer spread a flop of and Ross check-called a bet from Garzon.
Ross and Garz4h] on proceeded to check down the on the turn and river. Ross tabled and Garzon showed the same hand tabling . Linchesky who hadn't seen his hand yet flipped one card first, showing the which was already a winner, and the followed behind, tripling him back up to 60,000 in chips.
Picardi Flops Well
Mike Picardi raised from early position, leaving himself only around 20,000. Damoun Nikouie re-raised from the button and Picardi called all in.
"Alright brother. At least I made the pay jump," Picardi said as he called. All suspense in the hand was removed when the flop gave Picardi the nut straight.
The turn and river improved Nikouie to a flush but Picardi's ten-kicker was better to secure the double up.
Venkata Tayi Eliminated in 18th Place ($4,629)
Venkata Tayi arrived at his new table with 200,000 and got them all in the middle against Joe McKeehen.
The board ran out . Tayi had paired his eight on the flop, but McKeehen had taken the lead on the turn with a pair of kings. Tayi had a flush draw going to the river but missed as the 2017 runner-up in this event made his exit after another deep run.