Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)

Event Info

Buy-in $5,000
Prize Pool $2,438,250
Players 505

Level Info

Level 34
Blinds 120,000 / 240,000
Ante 40,000

Viliyan Petleshkov Eliminated by Apostolos Bechrakis

Valerie.Cross • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Viliyan Petleshkov raised to 27,000 in middle position and Apostolos Bechrakis three-bet to 71,000 on the button. The blinds folded and Petleshkov moved all in for 309,000 total. Bechrakis quickly called and Petleshkov was at risk.

Bechrakis: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}
Petleshkov: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {A-Spades}{K-Hearts}{J-Clubs}, giving Bechrakis a set and a gut-shot straight draw for Petleshkov. The {8-Diamonds} and the {4-Diamonds} changed nothing and Petleshkov was eliminated.

Apostolos Bechrakis gr
Apostolos Bechrakis
gr 728,000 510,000
Viliyan Petleshkov bg
Viliyan Petleshkov
bg Busted

Tags: Viliyan PetleshkovApostolos Bechrakis

Kyle Julius Eliminated by Liang Xu

Valerie.Cross • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Kyle Julius (from previous event)
Kyle Julius (from previous event)

Kyle Julius open-shoved for 186,000 from middle position and Liang Xu called in the small blind.

"Kings again?" Julius asked.

"Yes," Xu answered.

The big blind folded and Julius was at risk, and behind.

Julius: {8-Spades}{8-Diamonds}
Xu: {K-Spades}{K-Clubs}

The board ran out {10-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{2-Clubs} {4-Diamonds} {9-Spades} and Julius was eliminated.

Liang Xu cn
Liang Xu
cn 455,000 350,000
Kyle Julius us
Kyle Julius
us Busted

Tags: Kyle JuliusLiang Xu


Diego Sanchez Leads the Remaining 49 Players

Diego Sanchez
Diego Sanchez

Welcome to Day 2 coverage of Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30-minute levels).

The starting field of 505 players is down to just 49 survivors, each looking to outlast the field and capture a coveted World Series of Poker bracelet along with the first-place prize of $527,555. On top of the chip counts entering Day 2 is Diego Sanchez with 661,000.

Sanchez found himself on the winning side of a race on the money bubble, eliminating Loni Harwood. Sanchez held pocket queens, Harwood had ace-king, and a third queen found the board to vault Sanchez up the leaderboard en route to his bagging the chip lead. Rounding out the top five are Dennis Blieden (561,000), Jake Bazeley (509,000), Max Silver (504,000), and Conor Beresford (488,000).

Action in Event 45 resumes at noon and will continue until a winner emerges.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7091Apostolos BechrakisGreece218,00018
Brasilia7092Frank KasselaUnited States444,00037
Brasilia7093Conor BeresfordUnited Kingdom504,00042
Brasilia7094Sean LoringUnited States128,00011
Brasilia7095Christopher BrammerUnited Kingdom464,00039
Brasilia7096Pete ChenTaiwan135,00011
Brasilia7097James ChenTaiwan361,00030
Brasilia7098Jonathan ConcepcionSpain207,00017
Brasilia7099Quang NgoUnited States138,00012
Brasilia7101Joseph KohlsUnited States117,00010
Brasilia7102Leonel FloresUnited States177,00015
Brasilia7103Jett SchenckerUnited States240,00020
Brasilia7104Andrew MarsonUnited States272,00023
Brasilia7105Clinton HarrisUnited States124,00010
Brasilia7106Ty ReimanUnited States191,00016
Brasilia7107Alex FoxenUnited States207,00017
Brasilia7108Ashton GriffinUnited States247,00021
Brasilia7111Jason TamCanada297,00025
Brasilia7112David OrmsbyCanada477,00040
Brasilia7113Michael TureniecSweden278,00023
Brasilia7114Viliyan PetleshkovBulgaria293,00024
Brasilia7115Yevgeniy TimoshenkoUnited States385,00032
Brasilia7116Oliver WeisUnited States272,00023
Brasilia7117Dennis BliedenUnited States561,00047
Brasilia7118Brant HowCanada210,00018
Brasilia7121Javier GomezUnited States59,0005
Brasilia7122Max SilverUnited Kingdom504,00042
Brasilia7123Kenneth SmaronUnited States264,00022
Brasilia7124Diego SanchezMexico660,00055
Brasilia7125Jimmy GuerreroFrance180,00015
Brasilia7127Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom179,00015
Brasilia7128Ivan DeyraFrance183,00015
Brasilia7129Rui YeUnited States110,0009
Brasilia7131[Removed:14]United States219,00018
Brasilia7132Dan WirgauUnited States60,0005
Brasilia7133Liang XuChina105,0009
Brasilia7134Kiryl RadzivonauBelarus215,00018
Brasilia7135James AkenheadUnited Kingdom184,00015
Brasilia7136Aditya AgarwalIndia416,00035
Brasilia7137Kyle JuliusUnited States236,00020
Brasilia7138Jacob BazeleyUnited States509,00042
Brasilia7141Quan ZhouChina181,00015
Brasilia7142Tobias ZieglerGermany373,00031
Brasilia7143Michael BrinkenhoffUnited States171,00014
Brasilia7144Ivan LucaArgentina219,00018
Brasilia7145Neel MurthyUnited States321,00027
Brasilia7146Samuel PhillipsUnited States74,0006
Brasilia7147Kenneth RayUnited States99,0008
Brasilia7148Carlos BoydPanama145,00012

Tags: Conor BeresfordDennis BliedenDiego SanchezJake BazeleyLoni HarwoodMax Silver

Event #45: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em (30 minute levels)
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