Live Events 4
Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Days:
1234

Highlights

Highlights

Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Ari Engel Among Leaders at the End of Day 2 in Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

ElleSriracha • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Day 2 of Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em is in the books, and Canadian pro Ari Engel has bagged one of the top stacks heading into Day 3 on Canada Day tomorrow. He ended the day with 977,000 chips and hopes to earn Canada's second bracelet of the series on his country's 150th birthday.

Hungary's Marton Czuczor leads the remaining 32 players with 1,352,00 chips, worth 112 big blinds going into Day 3 when blinds start at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. Behind him in second is Argentina's Norberto Korn with 1,098,000 chips, followed by Venezuela's Donis Agnelli (980,000) in third, Canada's Ari Engel (977,000) in fourth, and United States' Simon Lam rounding off the top five with 785,000. Interestingly enough, the top five stacks are represented by five different countries, showing what a diverse community the poker world has become.

The entire tournament brought forth a total of 623 entries, paying out 94 spots. The eventually winner will earn a whopping $618,285, but most importantly the coveted gold WSOP bracelet. A min-cash was worth $7,414, and the remaining 32 players are guaranteed to pocket $14,183 when they begin Day 3.

The day began with 250 players and dwindled down to just 32 to end the night. The bubble burst just after the dinner break, and it was Steve Karp who was responsible for bringing 94 players into the money. Jeff Hakim was the eventual bubble boy after losing a flop with ace-king, up against Karp's queens. A king hit the river, but it also completed a straight for Karp so he was eliminated in 95th place.

Jack Salter was one of the early chip leaders but gave up half of his stack after attempting to bluff Juha Helppi before the dinner break. Helppi tank-called after about five minutes and his straight was good to double up, making him one of the chip leaers. Ari Engel also built up a stack and stayed consistent throughout the day. Engel made a hero call, and followed that with winning a big pot with queens against Jonathan Concepcion's pocket tens. He clearly kept up with the momentum, bagging heaps at the end of the night.

The field today was stacked, so there's certainly a large list of notable players that made it through to Day 3 including Dietrich Fast (672,000), Juha Helppi (658,000), Damian Salas (481,000), Ravi Raghavan (467,000), Mike Watson(445,000), Matt Stout (389,000), Barny Boatman (361,000), Pierre Neuville (320,000), Matt Affleck (304,000), Aditya Agarwal (201,000), Andy Spears (197,000), and Darren Rabinowitz (174,000).

Final Table Payouts:

PrizePlace (USD)
1$618,285
2$382,122
3$264,306
4$185,794
5$132,767
6$96,472
7$71,300
8$53,615
9$41,031

Many big names made their way to Day 2, and a lot of them made the money but weren't able to go deep, including Ivan Luca (36th place - $14,183), Jack Salter (37th place - $12,147), Benjamin Heath (43rd place - $12,147), Matt Berkey (44th place - $12,147), Olivier Busquet (61st place - $9,466), Cate Hall (73rd place - $8,020), and Chris Hunichen (88th place - $7,626).

Only 94 players made the money, meaning a good chunk of the field hit the rail without cash in their pockets, including the likes of Jason Mercier, Ryan Laplante, Maria Ho, Federico Butteroni, Gerg Merson, Matt Salsberg, Paul Volpe, Jeff Gross, and Natasha Mercier.

Keep following along as PokerNews reports all of the action over the next two days on the way to crowning a winner in this event.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7181Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom361,00030
Brasilia7182Huihan WuUnited States117,00010
Brasilia7184[Removed:14]United States561,00047
Brasilia7185Mike VanierUnited States709,00059
Brasilia7186Julian StuerGermany289,00024
Brasilia7187Sergio CabreraGranada, ES303,00025
Brasilia7188Matt AffleckUnited States304,00025
Brasilia7189Dietrich FastGermany672,00056
       
Brasilia7221Dong ZhaoChina95,0008
Brasilia7223Guy ParienteFrance350,00029
Brasilia7224Marton CzuczorHungary1,352,000113
Brasilia7225Pascal HartmanGermany361,00030
Brasilia7226Ari EngelUnited States977,00081
Brasilia7227Andy SpearsUnited States197,00016
Brasilia7228Damian SalasArgentina486,00041
Brasilia7229Mark ZulloUnited States462,00039
       
Brasilia7262Simon LamUnited States785,00065
Brasilia7263Pete ChenTaiwan315,00026
Brasilia7264Mike SowersUnited States652,00054
Brasilia7265Thomas BoivinBelgium651,00054
Brasilia7266Mike WatsonCanada445,00037
Brasilia7267Norberto KornGermany1,098,00092
Brasilia7268James HughesUnited States108,0009
Brasilia7269Pierre NeuvilleBelgium320,00027
       
Brasilia7271Matt StoutUnited States389,00032
Brasilia7272Ravi RaghavanUnited States467,00039
Brasilia7273Carlos ChangTaiwan126,00011
Brasilia7274Aditya AgarwalIndia201,00017
Brasilia7275Donis AgnelliItaly980,00082
Brasilia7277Darren RabinowitzUnited States174,00015
Brasilia7278Yaron Zeev MalkiIsrael681,00057
Brasilia7279Juha HelppiFinland658,00055

Tags: Aditya AgarwalAndy SpearsAri EngelBarny BoatmanBen HeathCate HallDietrich FastFederico ButteroniGreg MersonIvan LucaJack SalterJason MercierJeff GrossJeff HakimJonathan ConcepcionJuha HelppiMarton CzuczorMatt AffleckMatt BerkeyMatt SalsbergMatthew StoutMike WatsonNatasha MercierNorberto KornOlivier BusquetPierre NeuvilleRavi RaghavanRyan LaplanteSimon Lam

Day 2 End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

ajlamers • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 1,352,000 452,000
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 1,098,000 -152,000
Donis Agnelli it
Donis Agnelli
it 980,000 280,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 977,000 192,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 785,000 235,000
Mike Vanier us
Mike Vanier
us 709,000 119,000
Yaron Zeev Malki il
Yaron Zeev Malki
il 681,000 581,800
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 672,000 -168,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 658,000 -47,000
Mike Sowers us
Mike Sowers
us 652,000 114,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 651,000 301,000
[Removed:14] US
[Removed:14]
US 561,000 11,000
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 481,000 -194,000
Ravi Raghavan us
Ravi Raghavan
us 467,000 82,000
Mark Zullo us
Mark Zullo
us 462,000 462,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 445,000 135,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 389,000 -16,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 361,000 -89,000
Pascal Hartman DE
Pascal Hartman
DE 361,000 -63,000
Guy Pariente fr
Guy Pariente
fr 350,000 265,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 320,000 5,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 315,000 55,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 304,000 164,000
Sergio Cabrera ES
Sergio Cabrera
ES 303,000 303,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 289,000 49,000

Read full

Five More Hands

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

The clock has been paused and players will battle it out for just five more hands before bagging for the night!

Stay tuned for chip counts and a full recap.

Day 3 begins at noon on Saturday, July 1st.

Updated Stacks: Norberto Korn Leads Late in the Day

ElleSriracha • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Andres Korn ar
Andres Korn
ar 1,250,000 700,000
Dietrich Fast de
Dietrich Fast
de 840,000 250,000
Ari Engel ca
Ari Engel
ca 785,000 110,000
Juha Helppi fi
Juha Helppi
fi 705,000 15,000
Damian Salas ar
Damian Salas
ar 675,000 385,000
Marton Czuczor hu
Marton Czuczor
hu 610,000 -210,000
Mike Vanier us
Mike Vanier
us 590,000 450,000
[Removed:14] US
[Removed:14]
US 550,000 150,000
Simon Lam us
Simon Lam
us 550,000 90,000
Darren Rabinowitz us
Darren Rabinowitz
us 455,000 95,000
Barny Boatman gb
Barny Boatman
gb 450,000 90,000
Matt Stout us
Matt Stout
us 405,000 -110,000
Ravi Raghavan us
Ravi Raghavan
us 385,000 -50,000
Pierre Neuville be
Pierre Neuville
be 315,000 105,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
in 310,000 95,000
Mike Watson ca
Mike Watson
ca 310,000 60,000
Tim West us
Tim West
us 295,000 43,000
Pete Chen tw
Pete Chen
tw 260,000 40,000
Julian Stuer at
Julian Stuer
at 240,000 -20,000
Thomas Boivin be
Thomas Boivin
be 200,000 50,000
Keven Stammen us
Keven Stammen
us 190,000 90,000
Andy Spears us
Andy Spears
us 161,000 31,000
Matt Affleck us
Matt Affleck
us 140,000 -110,000
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
ar Busted

Tags: Norberto Korn

Agnelli Sends Luca to the Rail

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

Ivan Luca has been grinding a small stack for quite some time now and was even down to just 7,000 chips. Luca worked his way back to a reasonable stack of around 200,000 until he ran into Donis Agnelli.

Luca and Agnelli got all of their chips in the middle preflop with Luca showing {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}, but Agnelli tabled {a-Spades}{a-Diamonds}. The board ran out {j-Spades}{6-Spades}{3-Hearts}{5-Spades}{9-Clubs} and Luca was eliminated late in the evening.

Donis Agnelli it
Donis Agnelli
it 700,000 -80,000
Ivan Luca ar
Ivan Luca
ar Busted

Tags: Ivan Luca

Tim West Has the All-In Button on Speed Dial

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

Tim West was down to his last 65,000 chips and after Marton Czuczor raised to 25,000 and received a call, West put his last few chips to work. Czuczor pushed all-in over the top and the two were heads-up with West being the one at risk. Czuczor tabled {j-Spades}{j-Hearts} and West held {A-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}. The board ran out clean for West and more than doubled up his stack.

In just a few hands later, West moved all-in for around 135,000 and Mike Watson pushed all-in as well. When the action was complete both players showed pocket kings and chopped the pot.

The next two hands, West shipped all-in both time and picked up the blinds and antes as he now sits over 250,000 chips.

Tim West us
Tim West
us 252,000 172,000

Tags: Tim WestMarton CzuczorMike Watson

Last Level of the Night

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

The last level of the day has begun! In just 60 minutes, the remaining players will bag and tag to come back for Day 3 tomorrow.

Level:
20
Blinds:
5,000/10,000
Ante:
1,000