Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
Day 1 Completed

Kertland Bags Lead, Shorr and Kelsall Still In Contention In Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em

YorkshirePud • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Shannon Shorr
Shannon Shorr

After 17 levels of play, a total of 113 bagged for the night, out of the 752 initial entrants, to return for Day 2 of Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Leading the way is Jesse Kertland who bagged 941,000. Kertland maintained a strong stack throughout the day, but acquired a large portion of his chips on the final hand of the night, where he got his pocket queens in against Christopher Gu’s pocket tens. The bubble burst with Gu’s elimination and Kertland bagged the overall chip lead of the tournament.

Players also bagging big for Day 2 included Shannon Shorr with 670,000 and Andrew “A.J.” Kelsall with 603,000. Kelsall will be looking to take home his second bracelet, while Shorr will be looking to take home his first, each looking to add to their own illustrious resumes.

Event #3: $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts

1Jesse KertlandUnited States941,000
2Michael MoncekUnited States873,000
3Casey HatmakerUnited States849,000
4Jan BednarCzech Republic829,000
5Shannon ShorrUnited States670,000
6Andrew KelsallUnited States604,000
7Wojciech BarzantnyAustria568,000
8Chris HunichenUnited States543,000
9David BenyamineFrance520,000
10Dylan LindeUnited States495,000

Others that found their way to the bags included bracelet winners David Benyamine (520,000), Dylan Linde (495,000), Adrian Mateos (423,000), Scott Seiver (340,000), as well as 2009 Main Event Champion Joe Cada (80,000) and soap opera star Farah Galfond (169,000)

Players that were unable to cash in this event included WSOP bracelet winners Michael Gathy, Ryan Laplante, Ryan Riess, Ryan Depaulo, Kristen Foxen, and 10-time bracelet winner Phil Ivey. They will have to look elsewhere to add more gold bracelets to their collections.

Because of the time left at the remainder of the level, players will return on Thursday, June 2nd at 12:00 p.m. with blinds of 4,000/8,000 with an 8,000 big blind ante for only ten minutes. Once the following level is reached, the levels will be upped to 60-minute levels rather than the 40-minute levels of Day 1. Fifteen-minute breaks will occur every two levels with a 60-minute dinner break following Level 23, with play ending after at the tournament's discretion.

The remaining players are all guaranteed $4,027 with all eyes on a first-place prize of $320,059. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the updates at the World Series Of Poker at Bally’s and Paris in Las Vegas, Nevada!

Tags: Adrian MateosChristopher GuDavid BenyamineDylan LindeFarah GalfondJesse KertlandJoe CadaKristen FoxenMichael GathyPhil IveyRyan DepauloRyan LaplanteRyan RiessScott SeiverShannon Shorr

Seat Draw For Day 2

YorkshirePud • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's6411Shawn DanielsUnited States409,00051
Bally's6412Raymond HensonUnited States61,0008
Bally's6413Benjamin MccoyUnited States121,00015
Bally's6414Christopher KirshakUnited States310,00039
Bally's6415Tyler GastonUnited States106,00013
Bally's6416Paul DewaldUnited States74,0009
Bally's6417Dejuante AlexanderUnited States51,0006
Bally's6418Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom488,00061
Bally's6419Wojciech BarzantnyGermany568,00071
Bally's6461Park Chan HoSouth Korea401,00050
Bally's6462Jeffrey BurrellUnited States344,00043
Bally's6463Lewis SpencerUnited Kingdom179,00022
Bally's6464Jon GislerUnited States80,00010
Bally's6465Anthony ThambynayagamUnited States161,00020
Bally's6466Matthew LambrechtUnited States134,00017
Bally's6467David GoodmanUnited States251,00031
Bally's6468Andrew KelsallUnited States604,00076
Bally's6469Anthony ZinnoUnited States40,0005
Bally's6471Adrian MateosSpain423,00053
Bally's6472Sergio Aido EspinaUnited Kingdom296,00037
Bally's6473Marton CzuczorHungary121,00015
Bally's6475Shaun DeebUnited States292,00037
Bally's6476Sampson SimmonsUnited States301,00038
Bally's6477Timothy McDermottUnited States153,00019
Bally's6478William KleinUnited States421,00053
Bally's6479Stephanie DaoCanada80,00010
Bally's6481Brandon ConradUnited States5,0001
Bally's6482Daniel DangoorUnited States121,00015
Bally's6483Mitch GarshofskyUnited States162,00020
Bally's6484Stefan ClemensUnited States301,00038
Bally's6485Rittie ChuaprasertUnited States167,00021
Bally's6486Nicholas ManganaroUnited States176,00022
Bally's6487Bradley HinsonUnited States20,0003
Bally's6488Ryan RogersUnited States324,00041
Bally's6489Christopher BrewerUnited States68,0009
Bally's6491Scott SeiverUnited States340,00043
Bally's6492Shawn HoodUnited States63,0008
Bally's6493Sergi ReixachUnited Kingdom125,00016
Bally's6494Tom McCormickUnited States310,00039
Bally's6495Jason SellerUnited States100,00013
Bally's6496Walter PeddyUnited States220,00028
Bally's6498Hanna KhalafUnited States147,00018
Bally's6499Jacob MendelsohnUnited States139,00017
Bally's6541Tom BonaCanada74,0009
Bally's6542Anthony DenoveUnited States150,00019
Bally's6543Michael WangUnited States208,00026
Bally's6544Ravee SundaraUnited States139,00017
Bally's6545DeAngela NavaUnited States108,00014
Bally's6546Sebastien GraxFrance136,00017
Bally's6547Filipp KhavinUnited States109,00014
Bally's6548Dylan LindeUnited States495,00062
Bally's6549Anthony AskeyUnited States145,00018
Bally's6551Scott WallaceUnited States37,0005
Bally's6552Stephen McnultyUnited States229,00029
Bally's6553Kevin StevensUnited States37,0005
Bally's6554Luke BlindertUnited States76,00010
Bally's6555Gregory RobbinsUnited States147,00018
Bally's6556Chris HunichenUnited States543,00068
Bally's6557Jesse KertlandUnited States941,000118
Bally's6558Harry BienenfeldUnited States86,00011
Bally's6559Craig MasonUnited States222,00028
Bally's6561Vincas TamasauskasLithuania178,00022
Bally's6562Casey HatmakerUnited States849,000106
Bally's6563Kelly AndrewsUnited States132,00017
Bally's6564Joe CadaUnited States80,00010
Bally's6565Craig GrayUnited States200,00025
Bally's6566Aditya AgarwalIndia435,00054
Bally's6567Nick SchulmanUnited States154,00019
Bally's6568Michael BrazilUnited States107,00013
Bally's6569Anthony HarbUnited States106,00013
Bally's6571Trace HendersonUnited States468,00059
Bally's6572Jonathan DoklerUnited States157,00020
Bally's6573Ken AldridgeUnited States74,0009
Bally's6574Pedro FernandezMexico73,0009
Bally's6575Jiacong ZhangUnited States234,00029
Bally's6576Milan NovakovicUnited States289,00036
Bally's6577Cord GarciaUnited States261,00033
Bally's6579Derek BowersUnited States381,00048
Bally's6621Sean YuUnited States70,0009
Bally's6622Guo ChenUnited States206,00026
Bally's6623Ciaran AndrewsUnited States351,00044
Bally's6624Michael AllenUnited Kingdom96,00012
Bally's6625Shannon ShorrUnited States670,00084
Bally's6626David "Bakes" BakerUnited States73,0009
Bally's6627Lucas OgilvieUnited States234,00029
Bally's6628Josue AguirreMexico343,60043
Bally's6629Anthony HuUnited States269,00034
Bally's6631David ColemanUnited States118,00015
Bally's6632Pedro GarciaUnited States220,00028
Bally's6633Kenny HallaertBelgium389,00049
Bally's6634Jacob FerroUnited States262,00033
Bally's6635Hayden FortiniUnited States205,00026
Bally's6636Michael MoncekUnited States873,000109
Bally's6637George TomescuRomania123,00015
Bally's6638Zak LawsonUnited Kingdom137,00017
Bally's6639Tarun GulatiUnited States240,00030
Bally's6641Edwin LeeUnited States187,00023
Bally's6642Matt RussellUnited States130,00016
Bally's6643David BenyamineFrance520,00065
Bally's6644Farah GalfondUnited States169,00021
Bally's6645Christopher MoranUnited States197,00025
Bally's6646Ralph PerryUnited States44,0006
Bally's6647Jan BednarCzech Republic829,000104
Bally's6648Benjamin FranciscoUnited States45,0006
Bally's6649Jordan MeltzerUnited States336,00042
Bally's6651Steve ZolotowUnited States116,00015
Bally's6652Stephen JohnsonUnited States311,00039
Bally's6654Brent RobertsUnited States447,00056
Bally's6655Taylor PaurUnited States106,00013
Bally's6656Alexander FarahiUnited States298,00037
Bally's6657Mitchell HalversonUnited States168,00021
Bally's6658Sejo KasicUnited States167,00021
Bally's6659Maximino RamirezUnited States61,0008

Official End of Day Chip Counts (full)

YorkshirePud • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante
Jesse Kertland us
Jesse Kertland
us 941,000
Michael Moncek us
Michael Moncek
us 873,000
Casey Hatmaker us
Casey Hatmaker
us 849,000
Jan Bednar cz
Jan Bednar
cz 829,000 419,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 670,000
Andrew Kelsall us
Andrew Kelsall
us 604,000 1,000
Wojciech Barzantny at
Wojciech Barzantny
at 568,000 568,000
Chris Hunichen us
Chris Hunichen
us 543,000 88,000
David Benyamine fr
David Benyamine
fr 520,000
Dylan Linde us
Dylan Linde
us 495,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 488,000 2,000
Trace Henderson us
Trace Henderson
us 468,000
Brent Roberts us
Brent Roberts
us 447,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 435,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 423,000
William Klein us
William Klein
us 421,000 421,000
Shawn Daniels us
Shawn Daniels
us 409,000 409,000
Park Chan Ho KR
Park Chan Ho
KR 401,000 401,000
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 389,000
Derek Bowers us
Derek Bowers
us 381,000 381,000
Ciaran Andrews US
Ciaran Andrews
US 351,000 351,000
Jeffrey Burrell
Jeffrey Burrell
344,000 344,000
Josue Aguirre mx
Josue Aguirre
mx 343,600 343,600
Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 340,000
Jordan Meltzer us
Jordan Meltzer
us 336,000 -79,000

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Christopher Gu Bubbles Event #3 $2,500 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em; Play Ends For Tonight

lewispowell2000 • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Picking up action on the flop of {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}. Christopher Gu checked to Jesse Kertland who bet 27,000. Gu raised to 75,000 to which Kertland responded by moving all-in for roughly 340,000 effective.

Gu went deep into the tank as all other hands concluded. Another player called the clock to which the floorman announced he had 30 seconds to make his decision. The clock ticked down to nearly zero before Gu tossed in the call and tabled his hand.

Christopher Gu: {10-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Jesse Kertland: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}, giving no help to the pocket tens and sending home Christopher Gu as the official bubble boy of Event #3. The remaining 113 players, all guaranteed $4,027, bagged up for tomorrow where they will return at 12 P.M.

Jesse Kertland us
Jesse Kertland
us 941,000 941,000
Christopher Gu us
Christopher Gu
us Busted

Tags: Christopher GuJesse Kertland

Ferro Doubles on the Bubble

LiamGannon • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Jacob Ferro was having a double counted out by the dealer with the board reading {k-Hearts}{10-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}{9-Spades}

Ferro was all in for 123,000, with his opponent covering him by just 5,000. Ferro had spiked an ace with {a-Hearts}{q-Clubs} to crack his opponent's {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds} to move above average stack.

The tournament is still waiting for all hands to conclude before starting hand-for-hand.

Jacob Ferro us
Jacob Ferro
us 260,000

Hand-For-Hand Has Begun

LiamGannon • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

With the tournament clock reading 114 players remaining, the tournament has shifted to hand-for-hand play.

Tamasauskus Doubles On Bubble Versus Seiver

Nathan2113 • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Vincas Tamasauskus open jammed for 81,000 after action folded to him on the hijack. It got as far as Scott Seiver on the Small Blind, who went into the tank and asked for a count. After a minute of thought, Seiver called and the big blind got out of the way.

Vincas Tamasauskus: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}
Scott Seiver: {q-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Spades}, doubling up Tamasauskus.

Scott Seiver us
Scott Seiver
us 342,000 -170,000
Vincas Tamasauskus
Vincas Tamasauskus

Tags: Scott SeiverVincas Tamasauskus

Andrews Doubles Up On The Soft Bubble

Nathan2113 • Level 17: 4,000-8,000, 8,000 ante

Under the gun made it 21,000 to play and action folded to Kelly Joe Andrews on the button. He paused a moment he ripped it in for 71,000 total. Play folded to the initial raiser, who sighed and confirmed the total bet they faced. "I can't fold for 50k more," they said and they called.

Kelly Joe Andrews: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Under The Gun: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

The board gave the {a-Spades} in the window as it ran out {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

Kelly Joe Andrews us
Kelly Joe Andrews
us 162,000 162,000

Tags: Kelly Joe Andrews