Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix
Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix
Day 2 Completed

Ryan Laplante Once Again Leads After Day 2

AnTh0nyWTF • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ryan Laplante
Ryan Laplante

Just 16 remain after Day 2 of Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix. Topping the counts after ten more levels of play was the start-of-day leader Ryan Laplante. Laplante bagged a healthy stack of 1,105,000.

Laplante entered play on Day 2 with the chip lead, just ahead of Chris Moorman. A fitting end to the day for Laplante was knocking Moorman out on the final hand of the night. Moorman moved all-in with pocket nines and Laplante put him at risk with pocket sixes. A six on the flop gave Laplante the lead and Moorman busted to bring on a final two-table redraw.

Joining Laplante at the head of the chip counts are Esther Taylor with 1,057,000, Khorchidian Nichan (895,000), Shannon Shorr (789,000) and Mark Radoja (710,000) rounding out the top five.

Other notables still in contention include Sebastian Langrock (404,000), Connor Drinan (392,000), Fernando Brito (287,000), and Bernardo Dias (226,000).

It is amazing that Shorr made it through the day, period. At one point before the dinner break, Shorr lost all of his stack except for just less than a big blind, which he was forced to pay the next hand. Less than 30 minutes later, Shorr had doubled, tripled, and quadrupled his stack back to more than average chips.

Another player making a bold move that maybe secured his seat on Day 3 was Drinan. Drinan folded queens face up after he four-bet in a three-way pot and got five-bet by Dias.

A total of 158 players started the day, all fresh in the money due to the bubble bursting at the end of Day 1. Familiar faces that are no longer in the running but departing with some consolation on Day 2 include Juha Helppi (28th - $6,718), Bryce Yockey (39th - $5,628), Matt Affleck (48th - $4,785), Jared Jaffee (63rd - $3,620), Jay Farber (65th - $3,222),Jeff Gross (72nd - $3,222), Tom Marchese (78th- $2,914), Naoya Kihara (120th - $2,374), and Carlos Mortensen (126th - $2,374).

The remaining players will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and play down until one of them gets to dawn a brand new, shiny gold WSOP bracelet and claim a top prize of $268,555.

Day 3 Seat Draw:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Miranda6001Rick AlvaradoUnited States175,000
Miranda6002Slimane MamecheFrance110,000
Miranda6003Ryan LaplanteUnited States1,105,000
Miranda6004Khorchidian NichanLebanon895,000
Miranda6005Fernando BritoBrazil287,000
Miranda6006Zahir GilaniCanada166,000
Miranda6007Victor ChoupeauxFrance667,000
Miranda6008Shannon ShorrUnited States789,000
Miranda6011Mark RadojaCanada710,000
Miranda6012Connor DrinanUnited States392,000
Miranda6013Gabriele DigiuseppeItaly320,000
Miranda6014Jerry CallahanUnited States451,000
Miranda6015Esther TaylorUnited States1,057,000
Miranda6016Sebastian LangrockAustria404,000
Miranda6017Jagdeep SinghIndia198,000
Miranda6018Bernando DiasBrazil226,000

Tags: Bernardo DiasBryce YockeyCarlos MortensenChris MoormanConnor DrinanEsther TaylorFernando BritoJagdeep SinghJared JaffeeJay FarberJeff GrossJuha HelppiKhorchidian NichanMark RadojaMatt AffleckNaoya KiharaRick AlvaradoRyan LaplanteSebastian LangrockShannon ShorrTom MarcheseVictor ChoupeauxZahir Gilani

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

KaleGozer • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 1,105,000
Esther Taylor us
Esther Taylor
us 1,057,000 -43,000
Khorchidian Nichan LB
Khorchidian Nichan
LB 895,000 -55,000
Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 789,000 -11,000
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca 710,000 130,000
Victor Choupeaux fr
Victor Choupeaux
fr 667,000 152,000
Jerry Callahan US
Jerry Callahan
US 451,000 51,000
Sebastian Langrock de
Sebastian Langrock
de 404,000 114,000
Connor Drinan us
Connor Drinan
us 392,000 82,000
Gabriele Digiuseppe IT
Gabriele Digiuseppe
IT 320,000 120,000
Fernando Brito pt
Fernando Brito
pt 287,000 157,000
Bernardo Dias br
Bernardo Dias
br 226,000 66,000
Jagdeep Singh in
Jagdeep Singh
in 198,000 168,000
Rick Alvarado us
Rick Alvarado
us 175,000 -5,000
Zahir Gilani us
Zahir Gilani
us 166,000 -124,000
Slimane Mameche dz
Slimane Mameche
dz 110,000 -8,000

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Day 2 is Done

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

After a crazy final 30 minutes, Day 2 is in the books. 16 players have made their way to Day 3 and have redrawn for the final two tables. An extensive recap and all chip counts follow.

Chris Moorman Eliminated in 17th Place ($8,137)

KaleGozer • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

No-Limit Hold'em

On the final hand of the night, Chris Moorman moved all in preflop and was put at risk by Ryan Laplante.

Moorman: {9-}{9-}
Laplante: {6-}{6-}

Moorman was in great shape but a six in the flop gave Laplante the lead and it held through the turn and river to send Moorman to the rail in 17th place, good for $8,137.

Ryan Laplante us
Ryan Laplante
us 1,105,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
gb Busted

Tags: Chris MoormanRyan Laplante

Patrik Korsar Eliminated in 19th Place ($8,137)

KaleGozer • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Patrik Korsar
Patrik Korsar

No-Limit Hold'em

Shannon Shorr raised to 22,000 from the cutoff. Patrik Korsar three-bet shoved 304,000 from the big blind. Shorr gave it over a minute of thought, then flicked in a call.

Korsar: {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}
Shorr: {A-Clubs}{J-Hearts}

The {6-Clubs}{8-Spades}{9-Spades} flop kept Korsar in front. The {J-Clubs} on the turn swung it to Shorr and left Korsar with just two outs. The {Q-Clubs} on the river sealed it, and Korsar was eliminated.

Shannon Shorr us
Shannon Shorr
us 800,000
Patrik Korsar se
Patrik Korsar
se Busted

Tags: Patrik KorsarShannon Shorr

Millard Hale Eliminated in 22nd Place ($8,137)

KaleGozer • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Millard Hale
Millard Hale

No-Limit Hold'em

Khorchidian Nichan raised from under the gun and Millard Hale defended his big blind. On the {Q-Spades}{10-Hearts}{4-Spades} flop, Hale check-raised all in and Nichan called.

Hale: {K-Spades}{9-Spades}
Nichan: {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}

Hale needed a spade or a jack to survive but bricked twice with the {8-Clubs} on the turn and {J-Hearts} on the river. Hale, who had topped the standings during the early stages of the day, saw his shot at WSOP glory come to an end in 22nd place.

Khorchidian Nichan LB
Khorchidian Nichan
LB 950,000 490,000
Millard Hale us
Millard Hale
us Busted

Tags: Khorchidian NichanMillard Hale