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Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Samuel Phillips Leads After Day 2 of Event #52; Mercier Eyes Bracelet No. Six

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Samuel Phillips
Samuel Phillips

After a slow start to the day here on Day 2 of Event #52: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em, the pace quickly picked up until there were only 23 players remaining.

Leading the way is Samuel Phillips (1,289,000), but only just. Phillips benefited from the late elimination of former NFL defensive end Richard Seymour late in the last level of the night to pip Jamie Florence (1,284,000) to the overnight chip lead.

Other players over 1,000,000 in chips include Mohsin Charania (1,045,000), Brandon Ageloff (1,200,000) and Griffin Malatino (1,114,000).

There are still a whole host of names still in the mix for the title, bracelet and $364,438 in prize money, most notably last year’s WSOP player of the year Jason Mercier (457,000). Joining him are Andy Frankenberger (525,000), and Rainer Kempe (240,000).

Mikhail Rudoy doubled through Christopher Chabris in the last hand of the night to leave his opponent with less than one big blind coming into Day 3.

The start of the day was marred by stalling with play just nine eliminations away from the money and a min-cash worth $2,254. Eventually the bubble burst when Noah Vaillancourt’s ace-queen was bested by the pocket Kings of Mohsin Charania during the first level of the day.

From there a steady stream of players headed to the cage. Those receiving a min-cash included Tom Schneider, Manig Loeser and Sergi Reixach, while four-time bracelet winnerJeff Madsen, Dominique Terzian and Andy Spears were lucky enough to ladder into the $2,346 payout.

Barry Greenstein notched yet another WSOP cash; his ninth this year, and took home $2,477 for his 156th place.

As the day drew one, another multiple bracelet winner left the field in Dan Heimiller (44th - $7,536), while Eugene Katchalov (35th - $9,107) and Kelly Minkin (26th - $11,144) both bust with less than two hours to go in the day.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7001Scott HorvathUnited States337,00028
Brasilia7002Jack AllenUnited Kingdom459,00038
Brasilia7003Ian SteinmanUnited States268,00022
Brasilia7004Andy FrankenbergerUnited States525,00044
Brasilia7005Milan SimkoCzech Republic411,00034
Brasilia7006Yanki KoppelUnited States436,00036
Brasilia7007Lorne WechslerCanada220,00018
Brasilia7009Jason MercierUnited States457,00038
Brasilia7013Mikhail RudoyRussia216,00018
Brasilia7014Phil CollinsUnited States258,00022
Brasilia7015Denny CrumUnited States170,0008
Brasilia7016Griffin MalatinoUnited States1,114,00093
Brasilia7017Samuel PhillipsUnited States1,289,000107
Brasilia7018Christopher ChabrisUnited States14,0001
Brasilia7019Parker DrewUnited States394,00032
Brasilia7021Brandon AgeloffUnited States1,200,000100
Brasilia7022Cary KatzUnited States145,00012
Brasilia7023James FlorenceCanada1,284,000107
Brasilia7024Mohsin CharaniaUnited States1,045,00087
Brasilia7025Alexander EliasUnited Kingdom847,00071
Brasilia7026Alexandre ReardFrance122,00010
Brasilia7027Rainer KempeGermany240,00020
Brasilia7029Mathieu SelidesFrance399,00033

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

will_shill • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 1,289,000 -11,000
James Florence CA
James Florence
CA 1,284,000 -107,000
Brandon Ageloff us
Brandon Ageloff
us 1,200,000 100,000
Griffin Malatino us
Griffin Malatino
us 1,114,000 324,000
Mohsin Charania us
Mohsin Charania
us 1,045,000 55,000
Alexander Elias gb
Alexander Elias
gb 847,000 317,000
Andy Frankenberger us
Andy Frankenberger
us 525,000 105,000
Jack Allen GB
Jack Allen
GB 459,000 -51,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 457,000 162,000
Yanki Koppel us
Yanki Koppel
us 436,000 -24,000
Milan Simko cz
Milan Simko
cz 411,000 -149,000
Mathieu Selides fr
Mathieu Selides
fr 399,000 64,000
Parker Drew us
Parker Drew
us 394,000 97,000
Scott Horvath us
Scott Horvath
us 337,000 87,000
Ian Steinman us
Ian Steinman
us 268,000 -92,000
Phil Collins us
Phil Collins
us 258,000 -82,000
Rainer Kempe de
Rainer Kempe
de 240,000 -149,000
Lorne Wechsler CA
Lorne Wechsler
CA 220,000 5,000
Mikhail Rudoy ru
Mikhail Rudoy
ru 216,000 53,000
Denny Crum US
Denny Crum
US 170,000 -115,000
Cary Katz us
Cary Katz
us 145,000 -20,000
Alexandre Reard fr
Alexandre Reard
fr 122,000 -248,000
Christopher Chabris US
Christopher Chabris
US 14,000 -226,000

Richard Seymour Knocked Down and Out by Samuel Phillips

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Richard Seymour
Richard Seymour

Richard Seymour raised from the under-the-gun position, Samuel Phillips three-bet to 92,000 from the small blind. Seymour shoved all in and Phillips called. The stacks were closely matched with Phillips having a slight edge.

Samuel Phillips: {A-Diamonds}{K-Clubs}
Richard Seymour: {Q-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}

The board ran out {4-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{A-Spades} to give Phillips trip aces and knock Seymour out of the tournament in 24th place.

Samuel Phillips us
Samuel Phillips
us 1,300,000 705,000
Richard Seymour us
Richard Seymour
us Busted

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Mathieu Selides Four-bet Folds vs Brandon Ageloff

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

Mathieu Selides raised to 34,000 from the button. Brandon Ageloff three-bet to 82,000 from the small blind. Cary Katz folded in the big blind.

Selides then verbally announced a four-bet to 151,000. However, before he could assemble the chips Ageloff had announced that he was all in. Selides instantly mucked his hand, before suffering the ignominy of having to count out his four-bet and slide it across to his opponent.

Brandon Ageloff us
Brandon Ageloff
us 1,250,000 167,000
Mathieu Selides fr
Mathieu Selides
fr 400,000 -221,000

Pellegrino Marotta Eliminated by Brandon Ageloff

poolshir • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Pellegrino Marotta
Pellegrino Marotta

Pellegrino Marotta and Brandon Ageloff were both involved in the hand. Marotta was covered by Ageloff and in danger of being eliminated, as he was all in.

Brandon Ageloff: {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}
Pellegrino Marotta: {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {2-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{4-Hearts}. Even though Marotta had a pair of queens on the flop with a higher kicker, Ageloff managed to hit his flush draw on the river to knock Marotta out of the tournament in 25th place.

Brandon Ageloff us
Brandon Ageloff
us 1,083,000 231,000
Pellegrino Marotta AT
Pellegrino Marotta
AT Busted

Tags: Brandon AgeloffPellegrino Marotta

Jason Mercier Doubles Up

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

Yank Koppel raised to 25,000 from the hijack and Jason Mercier moved all in for 144,000 from the small blind. Koppel called.

Mercier: {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}
Koppel: {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{k-Spades}{k-Diamonds} and Mercier doubled up.

Yanki Koppel us
Yanki Koppel
us 460,000 -220,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 295,000 161,000