Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Canadian player Demosthenes Kiriopoulos takes the lead into the final day of Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed with only 21 players left in contention for the $393,273 first prize and the prestigious WSOP bracelet. Kiriopoulos dominated Day 2, eventually bagging a giant stack of 1,450,000. He will have more than 120 big blinds when play resumes.
One of Kiriopoulos's numerous victims was six-time WSOP bracelet winner Layne Flack who was knocked out by "D. K." in the second-last hand of the day, leaving the tournament in 23rd place.
Anthony Marquez climbed up into second place after winning a huge pot with quads on the last hand of the day. He is just shy of one million in chips, with 998,000 in his bag. Shivan Abdine (970,000) rounds out the top three.
There were 263 players coming back for Day 2 of the $1,500 6-Handed tournament, all guaranteed a min-cash as they survived the bubble in the 1,748-entry field. Today's first two levels brought a ton of eliminations as the room was full of short stacks who were trying to spin their way back up to contention.
Matt Berkey, Justin Bonomo and Aditya Agarwal were all looming around the pole position at the early stages of the day. Agarwal went from the top all the way to zero within an hour and Bonomo's run was halted in 41st place.
Berkey's stack was diminished when his top pair couldn't hold when he was all in on the turn against James Mackey's huge draw. But Berkey healed his wounds and rebuilt his stack. He'll be back for the final day with 796,000, good for fifth place on the leaderboard.
Those who were eliminated during Day 2 included former WSOP Main Event finalists Jeremy Ausmus (37th for $8,187), Dan Sindelar (40th for $8,187), Sylvain Loosli (47th for $6,750), Bruno Politano (53rd for $5,648) and JC Tran (96th for $3,222).
Day 2 came to a close midway through Level 21 (6,000/12,000, ante 2,000) and play will resume Saturday at 12 p.m. in the Brasilia Room. The PokerNews team will be present to monitor all the action all the way through to the final hand. Tune in for the live coverage to see the new champion arise.
Seat Assignments for Day 3
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||1||1||Anthony Marquez||United States||998,000||83|
|Brasilia||1||3||Brett Murray||United States||297,000||25|
|Brasilia||1||4||Daniel Weinman||United States||484,000||40|
|Brasilia||1||5||Arash Behnam||United States||566,000||47|
|Brasilia||1||6||Royce Matheson||United States||619,000||52|
|Brasilia||2||1||John Cynn||United States||313,000||26|
|Brasilia||2||2||Steven Jair Cabas||United States||495,000||41|
|Brasilia||2||5||Bradley Lubetkin||United States||684,000||57|
|Brasilia||3||1||Matt Stout||United States||583,000||49|
|Brasilia||3||2||Jeffrey Tugwell||United States||356,000||30|
|Brasilia||3||4||Matt Berkey||United States||796,000||66|
|Brasilia||3||6||Andy Spears||United States||305,000||25|
|Brasilia||4||1||Steven Buckner||United States||759,000||63|
|Brasilia||4||2||Alexander Condon||United States||510,000||43|
|Brasilia||4||3||Matthew Zarcadoolas||United States||457,000||38|
|Brasilia||4||5||James Mackey||United States||662,000||55|
Four more hands have been dealt to wrap up the action from Day 2. The remaining players will be bagging right after that.
Robert Schulz open-shoved from the cutoff with a stack withing a 10-to-15 big blind range. Anthony Marquez was in the big blind and he looked him up with . Schulz held so it wasn't all that bad for him, but he still needed some help from the dealer.
The flop gave Schulz a fair chance to win, but the and were blanks. Schulz was eliminated in 25th place and the table broke right after his departure.
Matt Berkey was on the brink a few levels ago. Not anymore. Since he went as low as bout 100,000, Berkey has run over his table, and it has not gone unnoticed.
James Mackey had got the best of Berkey in two massive pots but Berkey has taken it all back. Even stating for the record during the last level that he "would take all of those chips."
The two tangled again recently in a preflop raise war that ended with Mackey all-in and at risk. Both players tabled ace-king but Mackey was forced to sweat a club flush that Berkey picked up on the turn. The river bricked and both players pulled their chips back.
The players have gone on their final 15-minute break. They will return to play half of the next level.
We missed the action but caught the dealer cutting down Daniel Weinman's stack. The board was , and laid in front of Weinman's stack. Matt Stout had been the opponent and paid Weinman the double up.
All chips went into the middle on the turn reading . James Mackey and Arash Behnam both liked their hands, but Mackey soon found out that his trips weren't good enough. Mackey turned over only to see Behnam's turned straight as he showed for a wheel.
It still wasn't all set for Behnam as there were some cards that would deny his further appearance in the tournament. Luckily for him, the wasn't one of them.