Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 Completed

David Williams Leads Final 22 Players; Nakamura, Rosario, Albini Still Alive

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
David Williams
David Williams

Play has ended on Day 2 of Event #32: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E, and after 10 hour-long levels, it is David Williams who takes the chip lead into the final day.

Williams bagged up 2,125,000 and is poised to snap a long drought without a bracelet. The 2004 Main Event runner-up has nearly $5 million in career WSOP earnings, but his lone bracelet came 16 years ago in a Seven Card Stud event.

Event #32: H.O.R.S.E Top 10 Chip Counts

1David WilliamsUnited States2,125,000
2Jason DalyUnited States2,015,000
3Michelle RothUnited States1,405,000
4Richard BaiUnited States1,310,000
5Shirley RosarioUnited States1,170,000
6Robin RightmireUnited States1,140,000
7Kyle LomanUnited States1,110,000
8Tamon NakamuraJapan1,005,000
9Peter BrownsteinUnited States975,000
10Steven AlbiniUnited States970,000

Jason Daly found himself at the center of controversy when he took a seat at the wrong table. Since he had already played a hand, the tournament officials allowed him to stay there, and he went on to bust Lawrence Berg and Amnon Filippi in a massive pot to finish in second place in the chip counts with 2,015,000. Two women are in the top-five: Michelle Roth (1,405,000) and poker industry veteran Shirley Rosario (1,170,000)

Rising Japanese star Tamon Nakamura came into the day with the chip lead and managed to bag up 1,005,000 as he tries to win his first bracelet. Record producer and bracelet winner Steven Albini (970,000) and Steven Loube (900,000), a 2012 bracelet winner, are also still alive.

Day 2 began with 249 hopefuls remaining out of a starting field of 773 players. Daniel Negreanu, Michael Mizrachi, and defending champion Anthony Zinno would have their day cut short before the money was reached at 116 players.

Once the bubble burst, Mike Matusow (76th), Ari Engel (54th), and German soccer pro Max Kruse (52nd) would find their way to the payout desk. Phil Ivey briefly moved into the top-five in the chip counts after busting Allyn Shulman but lost most of his chips in an Omaha 8 or Better pot against Williams and was eliminated in 26th place.

The final 22 players will return on June 17 at noon local time inside the Bally’s Event Center to play down to a champion. PokerNews will be along the entire way until a new mixed game specialist is crowned.

Tags: Amnon FilippiAnthony ZinnoAri EngelDaniel NegreanuDavid WilliamsJason DalyMax KruseMichael MizrachiMichelle RothMike MatusowPhil IveyShirley RosarioSteven AlbiniSteven LoubeTamon Nakamura

Final Day's Seat Draw

YorkshirePud • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Bally's11James Morgan (CAN)Canada555,000
Bally's12Steven LoubeUnited States900,000
Bally's13Murilo FigueredoBrazil770,000
Bally's14Michael EstesUnited States140,000
Bally's15Peter BrownsteinUnited States975,000
Bally's16Eddy VataruUnited States595,000
Bally's17Danny ChangUnited States900,000
Bally's18Kyle LomanUnited States1,110,000
Bally's21Steven AlbiniUnited States970,000
Bally's22Jamie McCarrelUnited States270,000
Bally's23Ziya RahimUnited States365,000
Bally's24Tamon NakamuraJapan1,005,000
Bally's25Jason DalyUnited States2,015,000
Bally's27Robin RightmireUnited States1,140,000
Bally's28Michelle RothUnited States1,405,000
Bally's32Jason BigelowCanada750,000
Bally's33John FahmyUnited States265,000
Bally's34Richard BaiUnited States1,310,000
Bally's35Maurizio MelaraItaly585,000
Bally's36Shirley RosarioUnited States1,170,000
Bally's37David WilliamsUnited States2,125,000
Bally's38Adrian PanockiPoland85,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
David Williams us
David Williams
us 2,125,000 225,000
Jason Daly us
Jason Daly
us 2,015,000 -185,000
Michelle Roth us
Michelle Roth
us 1,405,000 305,000
Richard Bai us
Richard Bai
us 1,310,000 570,000
Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us 1,170,000 70,000
Robin Rightmire us
Robin Rightmire
us 1,140,000 340,000
Kyle Loman us
Kyle Loman
us 1,110,000
Tamon Nakamura jp
Tamon Nakamura
jp 1,005,000 105,000
Peter Brownstein us
Peter Brownstein
us 975,000 125,000
Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 970,000
Steven Loube us
Steven Loube
us 900,000 450,000
Danny Chang us
Danny Chang
us 900,000 -300,000
Murilo Figueredo br
Murilo Figueredo
br 770,000 -230,000
Jason Bigelow ca
Jason Bigelow
ca 750,000 190,000
Eddy Vataru US
Eddy Vataru
US 595,000 45,000
Maurizio Melara it
Maurizio Melara
it 585,000 -215,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 525,000 -75,000
Ziya Rahim us
Ziya Rahim
us 365,000 -85,000
Jamie McCarrel us
Jamie McCarrel
us 270,000
John Fahmy us
John Fahmy
us 265,000 -560,000
Michael Estes us
Michael Estes
us 140,000 40,000
Adrian Panocki pl
Adrian Panocki
pl 85,000 -245,000

Play Has Ended

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Day 2 has come to an end with 22 players remaining. They will return tomorrow at noon local time.

Stay tuned for a full recap of the day's action.

Tim Marsters Eliminated in 23rd Place ($6,542)

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Tim Marsters
Tim Marsters

Stud 8 or Better

On the last hand of the night, Tim Marsters and Jamie McCarrel were all in on third street and up against Steven Albini. McCarrel had Marsters covered by 40,000.

Tim Marsters: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{x-}
Jamie McCarrel: {a-Spades}{6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs}
Steven Albini: {7-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Spades}{j-Hearts}{3-Spades}

Albini's three sevens were enough to take the high pot, while McCarrel made an 8-6-4-3-A for the low. Marsters was left with a pair of aces and mucked his last card before wishing the table luck and heading for the exit.

Steven Albini us
Steven Albini
us 970,000 120,000
Jamie McCarrel us
Jamie McCarrel
us 270,000 -80,000
Tim Marsters au
Tim Marsters
au Busted

Tags: Jamie McCarrelSteven AlbiniTim Marsters

Loman Scoops Morgan

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante

Stud 8 or Better

Kyle Loman: {x-}{x-}/{3-Spades}{8-Clubs}{2-Clubs}{7-Spades}/{x-}
James Morgan: {x-}{x-}/{a-Hearts}{7-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{j-Clubs}/{x-}

Kyle Loman completed, then called when James Morgan raised. Morgan continued betting through to sixth street.

On sixth street, Loman put out a raise and Morgan called. Loman also bet on seventh and Morgan called.

"Seven perfect with aces," Loman announced, turning over {a-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{a-Diamonds}. Morgan stood up and took one last look at Loman's board before mucking.

Kyle Loman us
Kyle Loman
us 800,000 550,000
James Morgan ca
James Morgan
ca 600,000 -350,000

Tags: James MorganKyle Loman

Parenti Won't See Day 3

veunstyle72 • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante
Nathaniel Parenti
Nathaniel Parenti

Seven Card Stud

Shortstack, Nathaniel Parenti was fighting to survive in this tournament, but he finally failed in this mission.

Nathaniel Parenti: {7-Diamonds}{k-Spades}{2-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}
Maurizio Melara: {q-Clubs}{4-Spades}{5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{j-Hearts}

Melara made a full house and Parenti didn't need to check his last card, he was already drawing dead.

Maurizio Melara it
Maurizio Melara
it 800,000
Nathaniel Parenti us
Nathaniel Parenti
us Busted

Chang Takes Two in Razz

dsalituro • Level 25: 30,000-60,000, 0 ante


Danny Chang: {x-}{x-}/{4-}{5-}{3-}{6-}/{x-}
Michael Estes: {x-}{x-}/{6-}{2-}{4-}{4-} - folded

Michael Estes bet on fifth street and Danny Chang called. On sixth street, it was Chang who bet and Estes who stood up off his seat and stared at Chang's board for more than a minute before folding, saving his last 100,000 chips.

The next hand, Chang was involved in a pot with Steven Loube.

Danny Chang: {x-}{x-}/{a-}{5-}{k-}{7-}/{x-}
Steven Loube: {x-}{x-}/{4-}{3-}{q-}{q-}/{x-}

Loube completed and bet on fourth and fifth streets, with Chang calling both bets. Loube checked to Chang on sixth, then quickly folded to a bet.

Danny Chang us
Danny Chang
us 1,200,000 450,000
Steven Loube us
Steven Loube
us 450,000 -125,000
Michael Estes us
Michael Estes
us 100,000 -170,000

Tags: Danny ChangMichael EstesSteven Loube