Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
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 WSOP.com. You can follow all the updates here at PokerNews.
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.
On the last hand of the night Craig Varnell moved all in on the turn of a board reading 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.
Top pair for Varnell but Johnson had trapped him.
The river was the and Varnell made a quick exit as the rest of the players bagged up their chips.
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.
The board ran out and Lam doubled up.
Peter Vitantonio moved all in and got a call from Shaun Davis to put Vitantonio’s tournament at risk.
The board ran out and the tens held to bust Vitantonio.
Peter Vitantonio, raised to 25,000 in the cutoff. Allan Bieler, in the big blind, went all in for 130,000 in total. Vitantonio, had him covered and called.
The board ran out and Bieler doubled up.
Quick 10-minute break then half a level to play before they bag up.
Anthony Spinella moved all in and James Hughes called.
“I never win these.” Hughes said of his hand in the flip and he groaned at the pain to come.
The board ran out .
Ace on the river to bust Spinella.