Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Day 2 of Event #19: THE GIANT - $365 No-Limit Hold'em started with 882 players. During the 13th level of the day the tournament reached 27 players and the clock was stopped with 20 minutes left. The tournament staff did the redraw while the 27 players that were left bagged their chips. They will come back Sunday to try and win the highly desired gold bracelet.
The chip leader after a tumultuous Day 2 is John Hutchinson with 21,200,000 chips. Second in chips is Hrair Yapoudjian with 18,875,000, and third in the chip counts is Ravi Raghavan with 12,900,000. Other notables still in the hunt are Dieter Dechant (8,775,000) and Eric Baldwin (8,075,000).
Among those who did not make it through the day was the chip leader after the first flights, Valentin Vornicu. Other notables that failed to make it through today, including Barry Greenstein, Niall Farrell, Ryan Riess, Allen Cunningham, Jesse Martin, Dietrich Fast, Liv Boeree, John Racener, Maxim Lykov amongst many others.
Day 3 will kick off at 2 p.m local time on Sunday in the Amazon Room and play down to a winner. You can follow all the updates here at PokerNews.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||22||1||Jorge Pena||United States||6,150,000||21|
|Amazon||22||3||Michael Guzzardi||United States||11,450,000||38|
|Amazon||22||4||Robert Palfrey||United States||4,700,000||16|
|Amazon||22||5||John Hutchinson||United States||21,200,000||71|
|Amazon||22||7||Dieter Dechant||United States||8,775,000||29|
|Amazon||22||8||Eric Baldwin||United States||8,075,000||27|
|Amazon||22||9||Andrew Crookston||United States||7,800,000||26|
|Amazon||23||2||Marc Spielberg||United States||3,800,000||13|
|Amazon||23||3||Dylan Easley||United States||2,075,000||7|
|Amazon||23||4||Ben Volpe||United States||1,275,000||4|
|Amazon||23||5||Marcus Laffen||United States||5,700,000||19|
|Amazon||23||6||Hai Nguyen||United States||7,300,000||24|
|Amazon||23||7||Martin Zamani||United States||7,375,000||25|
|Amazon||23||8||Sang Kim||United States||4,800,000||16|
|Amazon||24||1||Dan Stark||United States||5,425,000||18|
|Amazon||24||2||Tremayne Jernigan||United States||9,800,000||33|
|Amazon||24||3||Romit Advani||United States||6,675,000||22|
|Amazon||24||4||John Myung||United States||6,500,000||22|
|Amazon||24||6||John Hayes||United States||4,875,000||16|
|Amazon||24||7||Jeffery Lovvorn||United States||5,825,000||19|
|Amazon||24||8||Ravi Raghavan||United States||12,900,000||43|
|Amazon||24||9||Christopher Grove||United States||3,600,000||12|
The final 27 have been set and due to the delays earlier on in the day, the tournament directors have called an early end to the night. Tomorrow's action will continue from the exact spot play ended today. A recap will follow shortly with all the stacks and table draw for tomorrow.
Akin Tuna got it all in pre-flop against Ben Volpe for roughly 4,450,000.
The flop wasn't kind to Volpe as it came giving Tuna the flush. Volpe would need some combo of a runner-runner to hit if he wanted to win the pot. The turn was the leaving Volpe drawing dead and the river completed things with the . After the hand, Tuna said, "I'm so tired, I just wanted to go and sleep to play the main tomorrow." We think he may have to re-arrange those plans as this tournament will carry on at 2pm tomorrow.
Dieter Dechant was in the hijack and raised to 825,000. John Myung was on the button and called before Martin Zamani moved all in from the big blind. Dechant folded and Myung tanked. After asking Zamani several questions and noting how he looked nervous, Myung elected to fold. Zamani has chipped up well in these latter levels and has his eyes set on moving onto Day 3.
In the last hand before the break, John Hutchinson and Romit Advani were involved in a huge pot.
Advani raised to 525,000 from the under-the-gun position and Hutchinson called.
The flop came on which they both checked.
The turn brought them the , Advani bet 775,000, Hutchinson raised to 2,150,000 and Advani called.
The on the river completed the board. Advani checked, Hutchinson bet 3,610,000 and after taking some time to think, Advani called. Hutchinson showed for a set of jacks and Advani showed for top pair on the turn. Hutchinson took the pot and the chip lead.
The 5,000 chips will be colored up on this break and 32 players remain.
With about 1,800,000 already in the pot James Alexander was all in for his remaining 2,350,000. He was facing Jerwin Pasco heads up and Alexander tabled . Pasco showed .
The board ran out and Alexander got the double and then some. His mother cheered on from the rail gleefully as her son stacked up his new found chips.