2017 World Series of Poker

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
Day: 2c
Event Info

2017 World Series of Poker

Final Results
Winning Hand
Event Info
Prize Pool
Level Info
1,500,000 / 3,000,000

Event #73: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship

Day 2c Completed

Artan Dedusha Leads WSOP Main Event Going into Day 3

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Artan Dedusha
Artan Dedusha

Play has concluded in Day 2c of the 2017 World Series of Poker Main Event. This was the last day where the first three starting flights were separated, meaning all remaining players will converge into one massive field for Day 3 on Thursday.

A field of 3,300 players returned Wednesday to continue on their path to Main Event glory, and at the end of it there are still plenty of big names advancing, as well as more unknown players ready to spring an upset.

Leading at the end of Day 2c — and leading overall going into Day 3 — is British player Artan Dedusha in his very first Main Event. He told us as the day ended that his aim was to double his stack to around 200,000-220,000 on Day 2. He ended up with more than three times that amount with 680,000.

Dedusha, who has just over $100,000 in cashes to his name, mostly in England, had an eventful day, cracking kings when his pocket fives flopped a set, and cracking aces when he flopped two pair.

“I guess I ran good," Dedusha said. "I lost a few pots as well, but mainly I ran good. I held up, I won the races, I was on the better end of a cooler. But also I played good. I picked up many small pots here and there.

“I'm happy, I'm very happy. But, I'm not that excited because I've seen so many things. I've gone up and down, up and down. It doesn't mean anything right now. You never know.”

Also bagging big stacks were Marcin Chmielewski (564,000), Michael Krasienko (561,300), Sonny Franco (546,700), and Player of the Year contender and two-time bracelet winner Ryan Hughes (510,100).

It was tough a day for former Main Event champions. Ryan Riess, Joe McKeehen and Phil Hellmuth all fell, with 2000 Main Event Champion and 2017 POY contender Chris Ferguson also eliminated when his {a-}{k-} ran into {2-}{2-} on a flop of {k-}{j-}{2-}.

Multiple bracelet-winners Men Nguyen, Paul Volpe, JC Tran, Antonio Esfandiari, and Loren Klein, as well as November Niners Griffin Benger, Federico Butteroni and Max Steinberg also won’t be advancing.

Fan favorites Maria Ho, Bertrand Grospellier, Anthony Zinno and Gus Hansen were also eliminated. Joining them on the rail was William Kassouf, who was eliminated early in the day.

William Kassouf

Both Kassouf and opponent Dany Georges held jack-ten on an {8-}{9-}{10-}{q-} board when the money got in, but importantly for Georges he held a redraw to a diamond flush to eliminate the loud-mouthed Brit. The all-important diamond fell on the river and the Main Event lost one of its loudest and polarizing voices.

Two-time $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em Heads-up Championship runner-up John Smith also came back on Day 2c, but was eliminated after he failed to pull off a monster bluff with just a single pair. His opponent called with a set to eliminate Smith in Level 7.

Former Main Event champions Scotty Nguyen, Johnny Chan, Joe Cada, and Carlos Mortensen are still in contention. Other notables include 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche, Jake Cody, Felipe Ramos, Cate Hall, 2016 November Niner Fernando Pons.

Natasha Mercier bagged 218,000 at the end of Day 1c, and found herself bagging over 470,000 at the culmination of another ten hours of play. Meanwhile, her husband Jason started a lot shorter with only 28,000 and he managed to chip up to 150,000 before bagging 101,000.

When asked if they found it distracting to be playing in the same tournament, Natasha said it was business as usual.

“I think we’re both very competitive,” Natasha said. “So when I see him at the table I really want him to do well, but at the same time I want to beat him. I’m like hoping to get more chips than he does.”

“I don’t really wanna beat Natasha,” Jason said. “Actually, it’s nice to see her still in the event. Especially when she has so many chips, so hopefully if I bust, she can go on and go really deep. It’s awesome that we’re both still in. We’ve never both made day three.”

All those advancing from Day 2c will join together with the 1,023 players that advanced from Day 2ab for Day 3 on Thursday. Cards will be in the air at 11 a.m. local time, and PokerNews will be there to cover the action from start to finish.

A full list of chip counts and the Day 3 seat draw will be posted later tonight.

Tags: Anthony ZinnoAntonio EsfandiariArtan DedushaCarlos MortensenCate HallChris FergusonDany GeorgesDominik NitscheFederico ButteroniFelipe RamosGalen HallGriffin BengerGus HansenJake CodyJason MercierJC TranJoe CadaJoe McKeehenJohnny ChanJoseph McKeehenLoren KleinMarcin ChmielewskiMaria HoMax SteinbergPaul VolpeRyan HughesScotty NguyenSonny FrancoWilliam Kassouf

Chip Leaders From 2c Entering Day 3 (full)

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
680,000 15,000
Day 2C Chip Leader
Michael Krasienko us
Michael Krasienko
561,300 86,300
Marcin Chmielewski pl
Marcin Chmielewski
561,000 34,000
Sonny Franco fr
Sonny Franco
546,700 -13,300
Todor Kondevski au
Todor Kondevski
529,100 529,100
Joshua Tekesky us
Joshua Tekesky
526,300 526,300
Ryan Hughes us
Ryan Hughes
510,100 -19,900
WSOP 3X Winner
Denis Timofeev ru
Denis Timofeev
498,000 163,000
Nick Petrangelo us
Nick Petrangelo
480,300 200,300
WSOP 2X Winner
Natasha Mercier lb
Natasha Mercier
476,800 10,800
Khaled Gutierrez mx
Khaled Gutierrez
464,800 464,800
Paul Senat us
Paul Senat
449,700 39,700
Remi Castaignon fr
Remi Castaignon
424,000 19,000
Joe Serock us
Joe Serock
423,000 203,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
421,100 251,100
James Gilbert us
James Gilbert
420,500 305,500
Seth Fischer us
Seth Fischer
418,400 418,400
Jesus Javier Sanchez Blanco es
Jesus Javier Sanchez Blanco
412,700 412,700
Matt Bond us
Matt Bond
412,600 412,600
Kfir Nahum il
Kfir Nahum
411,400 411,400
Javier Garcirreynaldos es
Javier Garcirreynaldos
405,400 405,400
Dan Colpoys us
Dan Colpoys
404,000 404,000
Jared Jaffee us
Jared Jaffee
399,500 -2,500
WSOP 1X Winner
Matthias De Meulder be
Matthias De Meulder
397,300 37,300
Quoc Vu us
Quoc Vu
396,000 71,000

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Dedusha Up; Bicknell Down

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Artan Dedusha
Artan Dedusha

Picking up the action on the turn of an {8-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} board with roughly 40,000 in the pot, Artan Dedusha bet 22,500 from the small blind. Kristen Bicknell called from the button, the {J-Clubs} river completed the board, Dedusha checked, and Bicknell bet 39,000. Dedusha tanked for nearly three minutes before he called.

Bicknell showed {A-Clubs}{10-Spades}, while Dedusha turned over {A-Spades}{J-Hearts} for jacks and eights to win the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Artan Dedusha gb
Artan Dedusha
665,000 145,000
Day 2C Chip Leader
Kristen Bicknell ca
Kristen Bicknell
121,000 -99,800
WSOP 4X Winner

Tags: Artan DedushaKristen Bicknell

Jake Cody Gets a Fold

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Jake Cody
Jake Cody

Jake Cody raised to 3,800 from mid-position and got called by the players on the button and in the big blind.

The flop came {6-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}, the player in the big blind check-folded to the 7,600 bet of Cody. The other player called though.

The {Q-Diamonds} came on the turn, now Cody lead out for 14,300 and the other player called.

The {10-Spades} on the river completed the board, Cody shoved all in for his remaining 48,200 chips. His opponent was considering his options and in the end decided to fold.

Player Chips Progress
Jake Cody gb
Jake Cody
105,000 48,500
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Jake Cody

Zarco Takes a Multi-Way Pot

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

With four or five players in the pot, Javier Zarco bet 6,800 from early position on an {8-Hearts}{6-Spades}{k-Spades}{j-Hearts} board. He got called by a player on the button and another in the big blind. On the {8-Spades} river, everyone checked, and Zarco's {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} took it down. Zarco remains above the 400,000 mark heading into the final few hands of the night.

Player Chips Progress
Javier Zarco es
Javier Zarco
405,000 1,000

Tags: Javier Zarco

Jason Ramos Flushes the River

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante

Four players put in 3,500 preflop and the flop came {J-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}. Jason Ramos checked in the small blind, the big blind checked, and Victor Choupeaux bet 5,500. The button folded and Ramos and the next player called. On the {6-Diamonds} turn, Ramos checked, the big blind bet 11,000, Choupeaux folded, and Ramos called.

It was heads up to the {A-Diamonds} river and both players checked. Ramos tabled {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for the flush on the river, good for the pot.

Player Chips Progress
Jason Ramos us
Jason Ramos
267,000 35,000

Tags: Jason RamosVictor Choupeaux

Eric Nathan Hits a Full House

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Eric Nathan
Eric Nathan

A player in middle position raised to 3,500 and both Eric Nathan, in the hijack, and the player on the button called.

The flop came {6-Spades}{3-Spades}{6-Hearts}, the player in middle position led out for 6,500, Nathan called and the other player folded.

The turn brought the {7-Hearts}, and Nathan called a bet of 10,000.

The river completed the board with the {4-Hearts}. The other player checked, and Nathan decided to bet 25,000. His opponent took some time to think and opted to call. Nathan showed {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds} for a full house, sevens over sixes.

Player Chips Progress
Eric Nathan us
Eric Nathan
247,500 -2,500

Tags: Eric Nathan

Counts from Tan

Level 10 : 800/1,600, 200 ante
Player Chips Progress
Marcin Chmielewski pl
Marcin Chmielewski
527,000 87,000
Natasha Mercier lb
Natasha Mercier
466,000 -4,000
David Mock us
David Mock
392,000 -28,000
Adam Levy us
Adam Levy
280,000 50,000
Victor Choupeaux fr
Victor Choupeaux
275,000 21,000
Paul Wasicka us
Paul Wasicka
Jared Palmer us
Jared Palmer
267,000 -42,000
Aditya Agarwal in
Aditya Agarwal
251,000 28,000
Ricardo Eyzaguirre us
Ricardo Eyzaguirre
240,000 240,000
Jason Ramos us
Jason Ramos
232,000 162,000
David Pham us
David Pham
190,000 73,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Gavin Smith us
Gavin Smith
175,000 15,000
Richard Tuhrim us
Richard Tuhrim
163,000 -74,000
Phillip Hui us
Phillip Hui
124,000 -47,000
WSOP 3X Winner
Mike Wattel us
Mike Wattel
114,000 23,000
WSOP 2X Winner
Minh Ly us
Minh Ly
113,000 21,000
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
97,000 -18,000
WSOP 6X Winner
Je Oh us
Je Oh
89,000 1,000
Steffen Sontheimer de
Steffen Sontheimer
60,000 -17,000
Alexis Sterner us
Alexis Sterner
43,000 -1,000