Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
With a late surge on Day 2, Christopher Logue pulled ahead of the competition in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better, ending the day with a stack of 498,000 in his quest for his first WSOP gold bracelet. Of the 254 players who started the day, only 29 move on to Day 3.
Nipping at Logue's heels are James Chen, Jared Hemingway, Jon Seaman, Kevin Gerhart and Kate Hoang who all have over 300,000 in chips. Still in the hunt for an additional bracelet to add to their collections are Marco Johnson (224,000), Jim Collopy (433,000) and Benjamin Zamini (340,000).
There were 136 players who made it to the money today. The bubble broke just before the second break of the day with the unexpected elimination of Abdel Hamid which led to the remainder of the field (and some nursing half a big blind) to collect $2,253 for their efforts. Players who didn’t make it that far included John Monnette, David Bach, Victor Ramdin, Jeff Lisandro, Men Nguyen, Mike Wattel and Jon Turner.
Among those who did cash without moving on to Day 3 was last year’s winner Benny Glaser (120th - $2,315), Brandon Shack-Harris (92nd - $2,425), James Woods (71st - $3,116), Bruno Fitoussi (47th - $4,027) and Tuan Le (42nd - $4,027).
Players will return and need to eliminate two more before the final 27 get redrawn to the final three tables where they will play out the duration of the event.
Play resumes Saturday at 2 p.m., with the final four tables of players competing to determine the winner of the WSOP gold bracelet and first-place money of $238,620.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Brasilia||726||1||George Dicambio||United States||94,000||8|
|Brasilia||726||2||James Hagan||United States||141,000||12|
|Brasilia||726||4||Scott Buller||United States||246,000||21|
|Brasilia||726||5||Gary Vick||United States||294,000||25|
|Brasilia||726||6||Mark Jenkins||United States||101,000||8|
|Brasilia||726||7||Kevin Gerhart||United States||393,000||33|
|Brasilia||726||8||James Van Alstyne||United States||105,000||9|
|Brasilia||726||9||Carol Fuchs||United States||172,000||14|
|Brasilia||727||1||Scott Fitzhugh||United States||70,000||6|
|Brasilia||727||2||Jon Seaman||United States||390,000||33|
|Brasilia||727||3||Jordan Rich||United States||299,000||25|
|Brasilia||727||4||Martin Corpuz||United States||209,000||17|
|Brasilia||727||5||Ryan Paluf||United States||220,000||18|
|Brasilia||727||7||Forrest Auel||United States||249,000||21|
|Brasilia||727||8||Alex Ferrari||United States||46,000||4|
|Brasilia||728||2||Erle Mankin||United States||278,000||23|
|Brasilia||728||3||Brian Nadell||United States||70,000||6|
|Brasilia||728||4||Kate Hoang||United States||320,000||27|
|Brasilia||728||5||Dustin Sitar||United States||248,000||21|
|Brasilia||728||6||James Chen||United States||336,000||28|
|Brasilia||728||7||Christopher Logue||United States||498,000||42|
|Brasilia||728||9||Aron Dermer||United States||244,000||20|
|Brasilia||729||1||Marco Johnson||United States||224,000||19|
|Brasilia||729||2||Jim Collopy||United States||433,000||36|
|Brasilia||729||3||Benjamin Zamani||United States||340,000||28|
|Brasilia||729||4||Mark Bixler||United States||100,000||8|
|Brasilia||729||5||Viktor Celikovsky||Czech Republic||186,000||16|
|Brasilia||729||7||Jared Hemingway||United States||323,000||27|
|Brasilia||729||9||Ziya Rahim||United States||280,000||23|
|James Van Alstyne||105,000||65,000|
Players will play six more hands to finish out the night.
James Chen opened the pot and found two callers. On the flop, both players checked to Chen who bet. Only Scott Buller called.
The turn was the and Buller checked to Chen. Chen bet. Buller put in a check raise and Chen called.
The river was the and both players checked.
"I have two pair," Buller said.
"Me too," Chen responded.
Buller turned up for two pair and Chen mucked.
Todd Ickow raised from middle position before Gary Vick bumped it up from the button. James Chen called from the small blind before the decision fell back on Ickow. He called for 26,000 and was all in for less then the raise.
The flop came and Chen check-called a bet from Vick.
The turn brought the and again Vick fired out a bet after Chen checked. Chen was intrigued and stuck around.
The completed the board and one last time Chen checked. Vick pushed forward another bet and was called by Chen who just needed to see what he was up against.
Vick then rolled over his qd] for trip queens and scooped the pot after Chen tabled and Ickow flipped over .
Paul Tedeschi's tournament run has just come to an end at the hands of Jared Hemingway.
With a board reading Tedeschi was all in holding . On the other end, Hemingway held for a straight, and that was enough to eliminate Tedeschi.
"Man, that guy had nine lives," Aron Dermer said, who was also sitting at the table. Despite those nine live, Tedeschi was sent to the payout desk to collect for his 35th place finish.
James Chen opened. Chris Carey raised. Chen raised one more and Carey called all in for his tournament life.
"I'm sorry," Chen said. "I have a very good hand."
The board ran out giving Carey a straight and the scoop.
On the very next hand. Christopher Logue opened. Carey raised. Logue made it three bets, Carey capped the pot and Logue called.
The flop came and Logue bet. Carey moved all in for 14,000 more and Logue called.
The board completed with the and the and that gave Logue the nut straight for the win.
"Nice hand," Logue said.
"Did he just say nice hand?" Carey asked.
Logue, on the other hand has vaulted up the leader board and nears the top of the counts.
On a flop of Aron Bermer checked from the big blind. Paul Tedeschi bet from the hijack and Jim Collopy called from the button. Bermer then reraised which prompted Tedeschi to move all in for 26,000. Collopy contemplated for a moment but decided to fold. Bermer committed the additional 6,000 and the cards were shown.
Bermer had Tedeschi dominated until the board ran out running and to give Tedeschi the whole pot with a full house.
"Impossible," said Bermer following the hand. "Nice run out," he added, before slumping in his chair still taken back after losing the hand.