Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
Event #77: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha
Day 2 Completed

Salazar Leads as $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot Limit Omaha Heads to Final Day

gaellej • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Aden Salazar
Aden Salazar

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

PlacePlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
1Aden SalazarUnited States9,140,000152
2Noah BronsteinUnited States4,200,00070
3Vincent LamCanada3,810,00064
4Vegard AndreassenNorway3,500,00058
5Daniel ChuprunUnited States2,040,00034
6Robert TophamUnited States1,805,00030
7Richard KellettUnited Kingdom1,580,00026
8Esther TaylorUnited States1,385,00023
9Sandeep PulusaniUnited States1,210,00020
10William LeffingwellUnited States1,130,00019
11Jordan KaplanUnited States1,000,00017

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.

Daniel Negreanu
Daniel Negreanu

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.

Tags: Aden SalazarBarny BoatmanDan ShakDaniel ChuprunDaniel NegreanuDemosthenes KiriopoulosMike WatsonNoah BronsteinRyan LaplanteSandeep PulusaniShea QuintinVegard AndreassenVincent Lam

Seat Draw For Day 3

YorkshirePud • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
CasinoTableSeatPlayerCountryChipsBig Blinds
Bally's11Jordan KaplanUnited States1,000,00017
Bally's12Vegard AndreassenNorway3,500,00058
Bally's13William LeffingwellUnited States1,130,00019
Bally's15Robert TophamUnited States1,805,00030
Bally's18Noah BronsteinUnited States4,200,00070
Bally's22Vincent LamCanada3,810,00064
Bally's23Aden SalazarUnited States9,140,000152
Bally's24Daniel ChuprunUnited States2,040,00034
Bally's25Esther Taylor-BradyUnited States1,385,00023
Bally's28Sandeep PulusaniUnited States1,210,00020
Bally's2?Richard KellettUnited Kingdom1,580,00026

Three More Hands

gaellej • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

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

gaellej • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Richard Kellett opened to 105,000 and only Vincent Lam called in the big blind.

The flop gave {j-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and both checked to see the {10-Diamonds} on the turn. Lam led out for 100,000 and Kellett called.

A {k-Clubs} hit the river and Lam quickly check-called a bet from Kellett worth 300,000. Kellett showed {9-Hearts}{9-Clubs} but the pot was sent to Lam who tabled {q-Spades}{10-Clubs} for trips.

Vincent Lam ca
Vincent Lam
ca 3,540,000 320,000
Richard Kellett gb
Richard Kellett
gb 1,300,000 -300,000

Tags: Richard KellettVincent Lam

Taylor Doubles Through Pulusani

gaellej • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

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:

Esther Taylor: {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Sandeep Pulusani: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}

The board revealed {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{8-Hearts}{4-Spades} and Taylor got the double up she needed with a flush.

Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us 2,150,000 650,000
Sandeep Pulusani us
Sandeep Pulusani
us 1,430,000 -1,870,000

Tags: Esther TaylorSandeep Pulusani

Andreassen Chipping Up on Kaplan

gaellej • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

On a board {9-Spades}{5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}, Jordan Kaplan check-called in the small blind a bet worth 275,000 from Vegard Andreassen in the big blind.

The {k-Spades} 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 {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{3-Spades} in Andreassen's hand for the nut flush.

Vegard Andreassen no
Vegard Andreassen
no 2,900,000 1,065,000
Jordan Kaplan US
Jordan Kaplan
US 1,840,000 -1,060,000

Tags: Vegard AndreassenJordan Kaplan

Koray Aldemir: Back-to-Back WSOP Main Event Runs "A Privilege"

KaleGozer • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Koray Aldemir - Kara Scott
Koray Aldemir - Kara Scott

It's a record that will take some beating. In total, Koray Aldemir spent approximately 135 hours straight unbeaten in the World Series of Poker Main Event.

After winning it in 2021, Aldemir then ran deep again in this year's Main Event, finally falling in 75th place for $101,700. Read what the champ had to say about his incredible run.

Read the full story on PokerNews

Nick Schwarmann Eliminated in 12th Place ($14,834)

mattohalloran • Level 25: Blinds 25,000-50,000, 50,000 ante
Nick Schwarmann
Nick Schwarmann

No-Limit Hold'em

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.

Nick Schwarmann: {a-Spades}{9-Spades}
Robert Topham: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}

Schwarmann seemed in poor shape, behind to a pocket pair with only one over card, but that changed quickly as the {a-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades} flop gave him top pair. That hope quickly faded though as the {k-Hearts} turn improved Topham to a set. Upon seeing this, Schwarmann moved his chip stack over to Topham, not even waiting for the {7-Diamonds} river, which was a brick, eliminating Schwarmann.

Robert Topham US
Robert Topham
US 1,900,000 200,000
Nick Schwarmann us
Nick Schwarmann
us Busted

Tags: Nick SchwarmannRobert Topham