Day 2 Completed
Day 2 Completed
Alex Luneau won a big pot on the final hand of the night and secured the chip lead at the end of Day 2. The final 14 players will return Saturday at 2 p.m. and play down to a winner.
Luneau finished with 783,000 and the chip lead by more than 100,000 over the second biggest stack, Jared Bleznick (679,000).
Barry Greenstein (417,000) is one of the biggest names going through to Day 3. The WSOP Hall of Famer will earn his tenth cash of this year's WSOP and will be looking to push for bracelet number four.
Bleznick has three cashes this summer, with two fifth place finishes ($1,500 2-7 No-Limit Lowball and $2,500 Mixed Triple Draw Lowball).
Day 1 chip leader Larry Tull made it through to Day 3 as well. He bagged 418,000.
Here is the seating chart for Day 3:
|Brasilia||713||1||Chad Eveslage||United States||414,000|
|Brasilia||713||3||Larry Tull||United States||418,000|
|Brasilia||713||5||Jameson Painter||United States||257,000|
|Brasilia||713||6||Esther Taylor||United States||189,000|
|Brasilia||713||7||Samoeun Mon||United States||165,000|
|Brasilia||713||1||John Sorgen||United States||295,000|
|Brasilia||713||3||Abdel Hamid||United States||121,000|
|Brasilia||713||5||Smith Sirisakorn||United States||548,000|
|Brasilia||713||6||Barry Greenstein||United States||417,000|
|Brasilia||713||7||Jared Bleznick||United States||679,000|
|Brasilia||713||8||Bonnie Rossi||United States||365,000|
Below are the chip counts for the other remaining players, all of whom are playing for the $215,902 and the WSOP gold bracelet. Follow all the action on PokerNews.com as another WSOP Champion is crowned.
Chad Eveslage had the betting lead against a raggedy set of boards on fourth street, and he bet fifth as well. When Alex Luneau paired queens with one queen up and another having been killed already, he nonetheless bet and got two calls.
Samoeun Mon: /
Luneau bet on the end as well, and Eveslage quickly folded. Mon did likewise, and Luneau dragged the large pot without needing to show down.
Ryan Paluf was eliminated after a pot that started three ways with Larry Tull and Alex Luneau. The flop came and everyone checked. Tull led the on the turn and Paluf called off the rest of his chips. Luneau folded.
Tull had trips with and was against . The river was the and Tull scooped to eliminate Paluf.
|Seat||Table 89||Table 90|
|1||Chad Eveslage||John Sorgen|
|3||Larry Tull||Abdel Hamid|
|4||Ryan Paluf||Mikhail Semin|
|5||Jameson Painter||Smith Sirisakorn|
|6||Esther Taylor||Barry Greenstein|
|7||Samoeun Mon||Jared Bleznick|
|8||Alex Luneau||Bonnie Rossi|
At two different tables, a player was eliminated in a Stud Hi-Lo hand.
First Manuel Labandeira got all in against Jared Bleznick.
Jared Bleznick: / /
Manel Labandeira: /
Bleznick raised Labandeira on fourth and the two got all in on fifth. Bleznick was focused on his hand and didn't reveal his cards until seventh.
"I'm dead," Bleznick said, "you got me. Oh wait, I gotta flush."
Bleznick tabled , giving himself a flush. Labandeira missed his low draw and was eliminated. Labandeira wasn't upset as much as he was confused about what just happened. Not only did Bleznick delay showing his hole cards, but when he showed the flush, Labandeira had assumed he was winning the high.
At the next table, Naoya Kihara and Jameson Painter chopped up Brian Nadell. Kihara had a flush and Painter had a better low to eliminate Nadell. (pictured below).
Alex Luneau completed with last to act, and Abdel Hamid reraised from the bring-in with . Luneau raised again to put Hamid at risk.
"I actually have a really big hand," Hamid said, tabling .
So did Luneau: .
Hamid's board ran out , giving him a lock low as Luneau was dealt . Luneau did hit kings up on the end, so Hamid needed to improve on the high end to get the whole pot. He did just that with the .
Noah Bronstein got all in against Barry Greenstein on the flop and Bronstein needed to go runner-runner quads if he wanted to win since Greenstein had flopped a full house with . Bronstein had and when the turn was not a four, he was eliminated in 18th place.
Jesse Martin had all his chips in on an early street, either third or fourth. He had when we got to to his table, and Larry Tull had . Tull picked up to wind up with eights up. Martin improved to jacks on fifth with . The did nothing for him, so he needed improvement on the river. He rolled over a and told everyone good luck.