Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Jessie Bryant finished as the chip leader at the end of Day 2 with the official final table of nine set right at the end of play. Bryant eliminated an opponent toward the end of Level 6 when his aces held versus a straight draw and he used those chips relentlessly to pound on his opponents and finish top of the heap going into the final day.
The $565 Pot-Limit Omaha event resumed in the Amazon Room at 2 p.m. with 107 players returning to do battle for 10 hour-long levels after Friday's two Day 1 flights saw a combined total of 3,332 entries set a new record for the largest live PLO tournament.
The longer levels on Day 2 did allow for a bit more room for maneuvering, but the eliminations flowed at a steady pace for the first six levels of the day.
Among the early fallers were Chris Ferguson, Dermot Blain, Erick Lindgren and Will Failla.
Jason Mercier kept his head above water for a long while and found a double up in Level 22 when he flopped a flush against Ankush Mandavia, but he eventually fell in the next level to Mark Radoja who rivered an ace high flush which saw Mercier call a river bet and muck. Mercier took home $6,214 for 31st place.
Thi Ngo was playing only her second PLO tournament and made a remarkable run, finishing 24th for $7,443. Ngo admitted that in her first PLO tournament, to her embarrassment, her table had spotted her googling how to play. It seems unlikely this will be her last shot at the four-card game.
Runaway chip leader at the start of Day 2, Cody Slaubaugh, lasted until just before the dinner break when he was eliminated in the 23rd spot taking home $7,443. It just wasn’t to be for Slaubaugh today after his amazing run yesterday.
One of the biggest names who had navigated his way through the huge field was two-time bracelet winner JC Tran. However, he was eliminated in 19th place for $7,443 when his flopped set of sevens was beaten on the turn by a John Dallaire flush and the board failed to pair on the river.
Joe “The Elegance” Beevers, one of the legends of the U.K poker scene, just failed to make a final table appearance when he fell in 14th place, making this his 19th WSOP cash of a remarkable poker career.
Play will resume Sunday when the final nine will play down to a winner who will get that fabled gold WSOP bracelet and $224,344.
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|Brasilia||1||1||Ryan Wince||United States||1,610,000|
|Brasilia||1||2||Marek Ohnisko||Czech Republic||1,340,000|
|Brasilia||1||3||John Dallaire||United States||1,210,000|
|Brasilia||1||4||Tyler Smith||United States||1,335,000|
|Brasilia||1||5||Jessie Bryant||United States||3,245,000|
|Brasilia||1||8||Jason Stockfish||United States||1,680,000|
Rick Alvarado got all his chips in the middle against Marek Ohnisko on a flop of .
Alavarado had a diamond flush draw and a pair of kings, but was up against Ohnisko's flopped nut straight and needed to improve in order to preserve his tournament life. However, neither the turn nor river was any help to Alvarado and he was eliminated.
Rick Alvarado was short stacked and got the last of his 300,000 chips in the middle from early position.
No one wanted to dance until it got to Yves Kupfermunz in the big blind who gave him a spin.
Rick Alvarado had found the aces as he showed .
Yves Kupfermunz tabled .
The flop of was pretty devastating to Alvarado’s chances and the turn saw him stand up. The river though rode to the rescue to keep him in the game.
With only 10 players remaining, the unofficial final table has been reached. The seat draw is as follows:
Wing Wong opened the action and John Dallaire called.
The flop was and when Dallaire bet he got the rest of his chips in against the at risk Wong.
“I was hoping you didn’t have a king.” said Dallaire as Wong was staring at a vital double up.
The Turn card changed nothing but the river gave Dallaire a full house and crushed Wongs hopes, sending him home short of the unofficial final table of 10.
Jason Stockfish got his stack in before the flop against Marek Ohnisko, who had him covered by a fair margin.
Stockfish had the preflop advantage, and the board was no help to Ohnisko so Stockfish took the pot to double up.
Igor Sharaskin got all his chips in the pot before the flop against Ryan Wince, who had the larger of the two stacks by a fair margin.
Wince had the preflop advantage and Sharaskin needed help from the deck in order to double up. The board ran out to give Sharaskin nines full of deuces to win the pot.
Rick Alvarado got his stack of approximately 200,000 chips into the middle before the flop against Marek Ohnisko.
Ohnisko had the preflop advantage, and Alvarado needed help from the deck to double up. The board ran out to give him trip kings, which was good enough to win the pot.