Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Salazar Leads as $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Heads to Final Day
Day 2 of Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha has been completed and at the end of the day, 11 players still have a chance to win the bracelet.
Aden Salazar ended the day in pole position with a massive chip count of
9,140,000, more than double than his closest competitor, Noah Bronstein, who bagged 4,200,000.
Salazar, who is only 21 years old, is having success in his first WSOP as he finished fifth in Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/ Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) for $161,239 two weeks ago and he now has his eyes on the bracelet and the $277,949 top prize that will be awarded Wednesday.
“I feel really grateful, blessed, and lucky for everything,” said a smiling Salazar, who plays a lot of live events in his hometown of Houston, Texas. “I hope now that it will continue tomorrow.”
Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Chip Counts
|1||Aden Salazar||United States||9,140,000||152|
|2||Noah Bronstein||United States||4,200,000||70|
|5||Daniel Chuprun||United States||2,040,000||34|
|6||Robert Topham||United States||1,805,000||30|
|7||Richard Kellett||United Kingdom||1,580,000||26|
|8||Esther Taylor||United States||1,385,000||23|
|9||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||1,210,000||20|
|10||William Leffingwell||United States||1,130,000||19|
|11||Jordan Kaplan||United States||1,000,000||17|
The start of day chip leader, Vincent Lam, finished third in chips with 3,810,000, coming off a fairly steady day that saw him maintain a large stack throughout.
Vegard Andreassen (3,500,000) and Daniel Chuprun (2,040,000) ended the day as the middling chip counts, while Sandeep Pulusani, the only bracelet-owner left in the field, ended the day in ninth position in the counts with 1,210,000.
The day began with 151 players already in the money as the bubble burst at the end of Day 1. There was a pile of bracelet winners and notables to leave with some consolation prize money on Day 2 as Shea Quintin (144 - $2,625), Ryan Laplante (136th - $2,625), Dan Shak (127th - $2,625), Barny Boatman (116th - $3,000), Mike Watson (88th - $3,238), and Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (31st- $8,174) all failed to find a bag.
The six-time WSOP champion, Daniel Negreanu, was poised to make yet another deep run this series. Negreanu came into the day with more than the average stack and maintained his course along the day but busted in 18th place against Salazar when he shoved on a jack-high flop with aces and flush and straight draws while Salazar had hit two pair that held on the rest of the board.
The final 11 will return on July 13th at 1 p.m. local time with play resuming in Level 26, with blinds of 30,000/60,000 and 60,000 big blind ante. They will continue play until a winner is determined and as always, PokerNews will bring the action live as it happens.
Seat Draw For Day 3
|Bally's||1||1||Jordan Kaplan||United States||1,000,000||17|
|Bally's||1||3||William Leffingwell||United States||1,130,000||19|
|Bally's||1||5||Robert Topham||United States||1,805,000||30|
|Bally's||1||8||Noah Bronstein||United States||4,200,000||70|
|Bally's||2||3||Aden Salazar||United States||9,140,000||152|
|Bally's||2||4||Daniel Chuprun||United States||2,040,000||34|
|Bally's||2||5||Esther Taylor-Brady||United States||1,385,000||23|
|Bally's||2||8||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||1,210,000||20|
|Bally's||2||?||Richard Kellett||United Kingdom||1,580,000||26|
End of Day Chip Counts
Three More Hands
The tournament director has just announced that each table will be dealt three more hands until bagging and tagging for the night.
Lam Takes One to Kellett
Richard Kellett opened to 105,000 and only Vincent Lam called in the big blind.
The flop gave and both checked to see the on the turn. Lam led out for 100,000 and Kellett called.
A hit the river and Lam quickly check-called a bet from Kellett worth 300,000. Kellett showed but the pot was sent to Lam who tabled for trips.
Taylor Doubles Through Pulusani
Esther Taylor raised under the gun to 150,000 and Sandeep Pulusani potted for 525,000. It folded back to Taylor who shoved for 1,045,000 and Pulusani called:
The board revealed and Taylor got the double up she needed with a flush.
Andreassen Chipping Up on Kaplan
On a board , Jordan Kaplan check-called in the small blind a bet worth 275,000 from Vegard Andreassen in the big blind.
The completed the board on the river and Kaplan checked again. Andreassen fired 750,000 and Kaplan tanked for some time before sending a chip for the call but mucked his cards when he saw in Andreassen's hand for the nut flush.
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Nick Schwarmann Eliminated in 12th Place ($14,834)
Nick Schwarmann opened from the button by moving all in. Robert Topham rejammed in the small blind, putting Schwarmann at risk. Once the big blind got out of the way, it was time to showdown.
Schwarmann seemed in poor shape, behind to a pocket pair with only one over card, but that changed quickly as the flop gave him top pair. That hope quickly faded though as the turn improved Topham to a set. Upon seeing this, Schwarmann moved his chip stack over to Topham, not even waiting for the river, which was a brick, eliminating Schwarmann.