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

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