Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 Completed

Day 2 of Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Ends With 23 Players

[user276399] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert - Chip Leader
Kenny Hallaert - Chip Leader

The remaining 23 players of Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em will return Friday to play down to a winner who will receive $428,423 along with a WSOP gold bracelet.

Day 2 started with 308 players returning and only 14 spots from the money. Yordan Petrov was the unfortunate bubble; his elimination guaranteed the remaining 294 players a minimum payout of $2,248.

Kenny Hallaert ended Day 2 as chip leader with 1,779,000, and only 8,000 chips behind is Schuyler Thornton (1,771,000). Dylan Hortin sits third in chips with 1,571,000. Other notables coming into Day 3 include Chris Klodnicki (1,442,000), Darren Elias (619,000), Ben Zamani (500,000), Alex Rocha (493,000), Vojtech Ruzicka (320,000), Aditya Prasetyo (256,000), and Brian Hastings (201,000).

Tommy Tran began the day as chip leader but finished in 58th. Other notables who cashed but busted before the end of the day were Ben Yu, John Racener, Eddy Sabat, Christian Harder, Dutch Boyd, Joe Serock, and Jackie Glazier.

Day 3 begins at noon in the Miranda room, and PokerNews.com will have all of the live updates and hand-for-hand play from the final table.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6261Kenny HallaertBelgium1,779,000111
Miranda6263Dylan HortinUnited States1,571,00098
Miranda6264Brian HastingsUnited States201,00013
Miranda6265Todor KondevskiAustralia370,00023
Miranda6266Aditya PrasetyoUnited States256,00016
Miranda6267Tom BrabandUnited States538,00034
Miranda6269Aditya SushantIndia1,313,00082
Miranda6351Wang YifeiChina390,00024
Miranda6352Ryan LengUnited States369,00023
Miranda6353Benjamin ZamaniUnited States500,00031
Miranda6354Justin ConleyUnited States180,00011
Miranda6355Vojtech RuzickaCzech Republic320,00020
Miranda6356Ulrich SchnetterUnited States101,0006
Miranda6358Christopher HaydtUnited States191,00012
Miranda6359Schuyler ThorntonUnited States1,771,000111
Miranda6442Moses MustonenUnited States140,0009
Miranda6443Darren EliasUnited States619,00039
Miranda6444Thomas BlizniakUnited States540,00034
Miranda6445Chris KlodnickiUnited States1,442,00090
Miranda6446Alex RochaUnited States493,00031
Miranda6447Emile SchiffJamaica984,00062
Miranda6448Ashish KhannaUnited States389,00024
Miranda6449Steven SnyderUnited States222,00014

Tags: Ben YuBen ZamaniBrian HastingsChris KlodnickiChristian HarderDarren EliasDylan HortinEddy SabatJackie GlazierJoe SerockKenny HallaertSchuyler ThorntonTommy TranVojtech Ruzicka

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Webjoker • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 1,779,000
Schuyler Thornton us
Schuyler Thornton
us 1,771,000
Dylan Hortin us
Dylan Hortin
us 1,571,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 1,442,000
Aditya Sushant in
Aditya Sushant
in 1,313,000
Emile Schiff jm
Emile Schiff
jm 984,000
Darren Elias us
Darren Elias
us 619,000
Thomas Blizniak us
Thomas Blizniak
us 540,000
Tom Braband us
Tom Braband
us 538,000
Ben Zamani us
Ben Zamani
us 500,000
Alex Rocha us
Alex Rocha
us 493,000
Wang Yifei CN
Wang Yifei
CN 390,000
Ashish Khanna US
Ashish Khanna
US 389,000
Todor Kondevski au
Todor Kondevski
au 370,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 369,000
Vojtech Ruzicka cz
Vojtech Ruzicka
cz 320,000
Aditya Prasetyo us
Aditya Prasetyo
us 256,000
Steven Snyder us
Steven Snyder
us 222,000
Brian Hastings us
Brian Hastings
us 201,000
Christopher Haydt us
Christopher Haydt
us 191,000
Justin Conley us
Justin Conley
us 180,000
Moses Mustonen FI
Moses Mustonen
FI 140,000
Ulrich Schnetter US
Ulrich Schnetter
US 101,000

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End of Play

[user276399] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Play has ended for the day and the 23 remaining players are bagging their chips. A recap of the day will be posted shortly.

Zamani Wins in a Cooler

[user340040] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ben Zamani
Ben Zamani

Ben Zamani was in middle position and raised to 28,000. Ulrich Schnetter was on the button and made it 80,000 to go. Zamani moved all in for 236,000 and Schnetter called having him covered.

Ben Zamani: {a-Clubs}{a-Diamonds}
Ulrich Schnetter: {q-Spades}{q-Clubs}

The board ran out {5-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds} and Zamani heads into the last hand of the night with a nice double up.

Ben Zamani us
Ben Zamani
us 502,000 385,000
Ulrich Schnetter US
Ulrich Schnetter
US 105,000 -240,000

Tags: Ben Zamani

Final Three Tables

[user276399] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The final three tables will begin with 26 players as there was two eliminations just before the redraw.

RoomTableSeatPlayerChip Count
Pavillion2961Riley Fuller168,000
Pavillion2962Moses Mustonen230,000
Pavillion2963Darren Elias860,000
Pavillion2964Thomas Blizniak248,000
Pavillion2965Chris Klodnicki1,370,000
Pavillion2966Alex Rocha365,000
Pavillion2967Emile Schiff820,000
Pavillion2968Ashish Khanna138,000
Pavillion2969Steven Snyder138,000
Pavillion2951Wang Yifei279,000
Pavillion2952Ryan Leng282,000
Pavillion2953Ben Zamani114,000
Pavillion2954Justin Conely378,000
Pavillion2956Ulrich Schnetter418,000
Pavillion2957Joe Gottlieb428,000
Pavillion2958Christopher Haydt263,000
Pavillion2959Schuyler Thornton1,438,000
Pavillion2941Kenny Hallaert2,020,000
Pavillion2942Vojtech Ruzicka215,000
Pavillion2943Dylan Hortin434,000
Pavillion2944Brian Hastings132,000
Pavillion2945Todor Kondevski321,000
Pavillion2946Aditya Prasetyo296,000
Pavillion2947Tom Braband513,000
Pavillion2948George Sevier214,000
Pavillion2949Aditya Sushant1,092,000


[user276399] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. The three table re-draw has taken place and will be posted as soon as available with 26 players remaining.

Hallaert Gets Double K.O.

[user340040] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Kenny Hallaert
Kenny Hallaert

Kenny Hallaert was under the gun and raised to 22,000. Eugene Schwartz was in middle position and called. Philippe Bretan was on the button and three-bet to 77,000. Hallaert and Schwartz called.

The flop was {4-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Clubs} and Hallaert checked. Schwartz moved all in for approximately 390,000. Bretan called with about 210,000 and Hallaert called having both players covered.

Kenny Hallaert: {a-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}
Eugene Schwartz: {j-Clubs}{q-Clubs}
Philippe Bretan: {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs}

Hallaert was in a great spot just needing to fade a club and he did just that when the turn came down the {q-Hearts} and the river the {2-Hearts}. Hallaert eliminated both players sending us to the three table re-draw with 26 players remaining and he is now the overall chip leader of the tournament.

Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be 2,020,000 642,000
Eugene Schwartz US
Eugene Schwartz
US Busted
Philippe Bretan DE
Philippe Bretan
DE Busted

Tags: Eugene SchwartzKenny HallaertPhilippe Bretan