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Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Chris Johnson Closes Day 2 as the Chip Leader of Event #37

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Chris Johnson
Chris Johnson

Day 2 of Event #37: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em started with 238 players. All of them knew they had cashed for at least $1,678, but they had their sights set on the first prize of $292,880 and the gold WSOP bracelet.

Twenty players will come back on Wednesday to play for the win. The overwhelming chip leader after Day 2 is Chris Johnson with 1,242,000 chips after having knocked out Craig Varnell in the last minutes of the day. Second in chips is Vlad Darie with 902,000, and third in the chip counts is Joep Raemakers with 890,000. Other notables still in the hunt are Day 1 leader Chad Eveslage (564,000), Michael Gathy (672,000), and Eric Blair (825,000).

Among those who did not make it through the day were Barry Greenstein, Martin Jacobson, Mark Seif, Louis Salter, and defending champion Chase Bianchi, who left the tournament in 28th place.

Day 3 will kick off at noon on Wednesday in the Brasilia room and play down to a winner. For a complete look at the seat draw, visit You can follow all the updates here at PokerNews.

Tags: Chad EveslageChris JohnsonEric BlairJoep RaemaekersMichael GathyVlad Darie

End-of-Day Chip Counts

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 1,242,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 902,000 702,000
Joep Raemaekers nl
Joep Raemaekers
nl 890,000 640,000
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
us 825,000 385,000
Chad Layne us
Chad Layne
us 755,000 585,000
Thomas Reynolds us
Thomas Reynolds
us 739,000 574,000
Michael Gathy be
Michael Gathy
be 672,000 92,000
Chad Eveslage us
Chad Eveslage
us 564,000 -171,000
Shaun Davis us
Shaun Davis
us 535,000 -265,000
Daniel Deveau us
Daniel Deveau
us 458,000 18,000
Katie Swift gb
Katie Swift
gb 425,000 65,000
Reginald Hampton ca
Reginald Hampton
ca 298,000 -182,000
Li Fu cn
Li Fu
cn 282,000 -8,000
Benoit Lam fr
Benoit Lam
fr 280,000 51,000
James Hughes us
James Hughes
us 274,000 104,000
Allan Bieler US
Allan Bieler
US 240,000 -30,000
Jeff Blenkarn us
Jeff Blenkarn
us 203,000 -24,000
Dakota Burnett US
Dakota Burnett
US 190,000 -128,000
Hilton Givens US
Hilton Givens
US 175,000 -150,000
Ryan Smith ca
Ryan Smith
ca 107,000 -23,000

Play Has Ended

Yardley • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining 20 players have bagged up for the night.

The full chip counts and a recap of the day's events will be published shortly.

Craig Varnell Eliminated In 21st Place

Yardley • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Craig Varnell - 21st Place
Craig Varnell - 21st Place

On the last hand of the night Craig Varnell moved all in on the turn of a board reading {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Chris Johnson quickly called.

Varnell had lost a lot of chips earlier to Johnson and he had been a thorn in his side for a while.

Craig Varnell: {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Chris Johnson: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}

Top pair for Varnell but Johnson had trapped him.

The river was the {2-Hearts} and Varnell made a quick exit as the rest of the players bagged up their chips.

Chris Johnson us
Chris Johnson
us 1,242,000 662,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us Busted

Benoit Lam Doubles Up

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Benoit Lam
Benoit Lam

Daniel Deveau raised to 28,000 from the under-the-gun position. Shaun Davis called from middle position. Benoit Lam shoved all in from the button with 98,000 left. Deveau called and Davis folded.

Benoit Lam: {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades}
Daniel Deveau: {A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

The board ran out {3-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{7-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Lam doubled up.

Daniel Deveau us
Daniel Deveau
us 440,000 183,000
Benoit Lam fr
Benoit Lam
fr 229,000 131,000

Tags: Benoit LamDaniel DeveauShaun Davis

Last Break of the Day

Yardley • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Quick 10-minute break then half a level to play before they bag up.