2017 World Series of Poker

Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
Day: 2
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Anthony Marquez
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
50,000 / 100,000

Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Day 2 Completed

Kiriopoulos Leads 21 Players into Final Day of Event #16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos

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

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia11Anthony MarquezUnited States998,00083
Brasilia12Ilkin AmirovAzerbaijan850,00071
Brasilia13Brett MurrayUnited States297,00025
Brasilia14Daniel WeinmanUnited States484,00040
Brasilia15Arash BehnamUnited States566,00047
Brasilia16Royce MathesonUnited States619,00052
Brasilia21John CynnUnited States313,00026
Brasilia22Steven Jair CabasUnited States495,00041
Brasilia24Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada1,450,000121
Brasilia25Bradley LubetkinUnited States684,00057
Brasilia26Ismael BojangGermany627,00052
Brasilia31Matt StoutUnited States583,00049
Brasilia32Jeffrey TugwellUnited States356,00030
Brasilia34Matt BerkeyUnited States796,00066
Brasilia35Miguel CieriVenezuela370,00031
Brasilia36Andy SpearsUnited States305,00025
Brasilia41Steven BucknerUnited States759,00063
Brasilia42Alexander CondonUnited States510,00043
Brasilia43Matthew ZarcadoolasUnited States457,00038
Brasilia45James MackeyUnited States662,00055
Brasilia46Shivan AbdineAustralia970,00081

Tags: Demosthenes KiriopoulosJames MackeyJustin BonomoLayne FlackMatt Berkey

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
Player Chips Progress
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos
1,450,000 300,000
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
998,000 428,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Shivan Abdine au
Shivan Abdine
970,000 195,000
Ilkin Amirov az
Ilkin Amirov
850,000 530,000
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
796,000 -4,000
Steven Buckner us
Steven Buckner
759,000 79,000
Bradley Lubetkin us
Bradley Lubetkin
684,000 381,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
662,000 102,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Ismael Bojang de
Ismael Bojang
627,000 27,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Royce Matheson us
Royce Matheson
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
583,000 113,000
Arash Behnam us
Arash Behnam
566,000 236,000
Alexander Condon us
Alexander Condon
510,000 477,800
Steven Jair Cabas us
Steven Jair Cabas
495,000 454,800
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
484,000 -96,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 2X Winner
Matthew Zarcadoolas us
Matthew Zarcadoolas
457,000 318,700
Jeffrey Tugwell us
Jeffrey Tugwell
356,000 -139,000
Miguel Cieri it
Miguel Cieri
318,000 108,000
John Cynn us
John Cynn
313,000 13,000
WSOP Main Event Champion
WSOP 1X Winner
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
305,000 -35,000
Brett Murray us
Brett Murray
297,000 -3,000

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Marquez Wakes Up With Big Slick to Bust Schulz

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

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 {A-Clubs}{K-Hearts}. Schulz held {J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} so it wasn't all that bad for him, but he still needed some help from the dealer.

The flop {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}{4-Diamonds} gave Schulz a fair chance to win, but the {5-Clubs} and {5-Hearts} were blanks. Schulz was eliminated in 25th place and the table broke right after his departure.

Player Chips Progress
Anthony Marquez us
Anthony Marquez
570,000 120,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Robert Schulz de
Robert Schulz
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Robert SchulzAnthony Marquez

Berkey on a Tear

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

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.

Player Chips Progress
Matt Berkey us
Matt Berkey
800,000 670,000
James Mackey us
James Mackey
560,000 -170,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: James MackeyMatt Berkey

Final Break

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

The players have gone on their final 15-minute break. They will return to play half of the next level.

Behnam Wheels Out Mackey

Level 20 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante

All chips went into the middle on the turn reading {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. James Mackey and Arash Behnam both liked their hands, but Mackey soon found out that his trips weren't good enough. Mackey turned over {A-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} only to see Behnam's turned straight as he showed {A-Clubs}{4-Clubs} 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 {8-Hearts} wasn't one of them.

Player Chips Progress
James Mackey us
James Mackey
730,000 -275,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Arash Behnam us
Arash Behnam
330,000 239,000

Tags: Arash BehnamJames Mackey