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Event #57 Main Event Day 2B (1C + 1D)
- Number of players entered Day 1A: 1,116, Remaining 821
- Number of players entered Day 1B: 873, Remaining 655
- Number of players entered Day 1C: 1,696, Remaining 1,106
- Number of players entered Day 1D: 2,809, Remaining 1,816
- Number of players on Day 2A: 1,476, Remaining 607
- Number of players on Day 2B: 2,922, Remaining 1,436
11:31 AM -- Official count remaining from Day 2A was 607 players. Now the 2,922 players from
Day 1C and Day 1D will combine and have another round of play. Action will continue at level 6 with
blinds at $250/$500 with a $50 ante. Day 2B will start at noon.
Keep in mind that players will have an off day tomorrow, so if you are following our blog use the
day to sleep in late. We will.
12:15 PM -- Things got started a little late, but underway nonetheless. Lots of all-in will
take place as many are short stacked. Like Vanessa Rousso with 6,350 chips, James Ma 7,275, Todd
Witteles 9,625, Paul Darden 10,450, Toto Leonidas 10,875 and Bobby Toye 11,075. There are 186 players
under 12,000 chips.
Actually, before we could release this, dealers were already crying, "All-in with a call" to an
almost deafening level.
12:32 PM -- Erick Lindgren
is gone from the Main Event. His all-in with pocket Q's was
met by another player with pocket J's, but another Jack came on the river. Erick began with 20,450 and pushed
a remaining 17,500 in chips to the middle before he busted.
Remember on Day 1D, when there were numerous players who did not make it into the Main Event because
of too many trying to get in? Well believe it or not, T.J. Cloutier was one of those player. Cloutier
was going around the Amazon room wishing those he knew good luck. Pro player Robert Cheung experienced the
happiness of hitting a royal flush today!
1:44 PM -- Eric Froelich is no longer in the game after the flush hand he made on the turn
was overrun by the full house made on the river (6's/K's) by the other player. Isabelle Mercier
also was eliminated. Hal Lubarsky
is up to 40,000 from his initial 24,025 chips. Paul Darden went
all-in with pocket K's only to meet up with a full house (2's/10's) of another player, sending Paul
to the rail.
2:07 PM -- Victor Ramdin has lost his remaining chips and is gone from the Main Event.
Ramdin's pocket 9's were no match for the other player with pocket Q's. Bill Chen followed Ramdin
to the rail after his opponent made a flush by the turn.
J.C. Tran put lots of pressure to make the other player fold to a good sized pot. After that hand
Tran increased his stack to 125,000.
2:55 PM -- Steve Wong could not overcome the two pair made by the other player (A's and Q's), and
had to make a fast exit from the tournament. Vanessa Rousso was on the short stack, but doubled up
quickly to stay alive. She did well, but ran into trouble when she went all-in with A K verses
pocket 4's. No other cards came to help Rousso and she is no longer at the tables.
3:40 PM -- Scotty Nguyen had Lady Luck not only leave him, but she took his drink too! Scotty
went in with pocket A's on turn with 5 5 10 K on the board. The other player who called did so with
K 10. Then the river card came up a King, giving the full house (K's/10's) to the player and leaving
Scotty high and dry. (That is no fun in Scotty's book!)
Chris Klodnicki's dream of a Main Event bracelet was flushed away when the other player made the
flush on the river card.
4:25 PM -- The 2008 Main Event champion Peter Eastgate is still at the tables with over 20,000
chips. Rob Hollink
was not so fortunate as his all-in with pocket Q's was crushed as his caller (A Q)
made a board of x 5 4 3 2, boom! No more Hollink. He was followed by Howard Lederer
who put his pocket
6's to the test, but met up with pocket Kings that held to the river.
5:00 PM -- Dinner break will be for the next 90 minutes.
6:48 PM -- Play will continue at level 8 for the next few minutes. Before the break Michael
"The Grinder" Mizrachi was still not feeling well after tossing his chips to a player who beat his
hand. He had a straight flush draw when he went all-in, but that is as far as it got. Fans of John "Miami" Cernuto
will be happy to know he is still in the game and looking well. John earlier in another
event had taken ill and required hospitalization.
7:22 PM -- Comedian/Actor Marlon Wayans won a great sized pot to keep him playing and
his stack up to 57,000 chips. Also fighting for another Main Event bracelet is 2005 champion
Joe Hachem with 77,000 in front of him.
Gavin Griffin is out of the tournament after his all-in with K J was stopped by A K and no other
cards came to help him. Noah Schwartz is also gone due to his A K suited losing to the pocket 8's
of his opponent.
8:35 PM -- Phil Ivey is really racking up chips by taking out other players. Right now
he is up to 230,000 chips, winning 200,000+ in a recent hand that sent a player to the rail.
Also looking solid is Phil Hellmuth with about 170,000 chips.
These big piles of chips have not come without a cost to others. Right now the field has lost
200 players in the last hour. Head count is around 1,900 give or take a few.
8:58 PM -- Latest to leave the tables are Brian Devonshire, Maya Geller, Stephen Kjaestad,
Kevin O'Leary, Tim Vance, Tom Dwan, Johnny Loden and David Plastik. Ylon Schwartz pushed his chips
to the middle with pocket K's, but the caller who had A K hit on another Ace card to send Ylon
to the showers. If you recall Ylon made the final table last year which is not an easy thing to do.
9:27 PM -- Top 6 players in the field with chip counts are:
Other players who are doing well are Justin Bonomo 190,000, Josh Arieh 185,000, Hevad Khan 145,000,
Nasr El Nasr 130,000 and Tony Hachem 155,000.
- Troy Weber -- 475,000
- John Hammer -- 360,000
- Andreas Altmeyer -- 318,000
- Amir Lehavot -- 280,000
- Brian Lemke -- 275,000
- Bertrand Grospellier -- 250,000
10:45 PM -- It is all over for Day 2B, but for some who were this close to making the
cut it's really over. Cyndi Violette lost the rest of her chips to a player holding pocket K's to
her Q 9. Hal Lubarsky lost his last 20,000 to Nick Binger, and will probably come back next year.
Vivek Rajkumar went in with pocket A's and came out with nothing as the
other player got him on the flop, so Vivek can party with Marlon. See you on Friday!
Official count of remaining players was 1,436. Here are the top 50:
Day 2B Chip Leader Amir Lehavot
- Amir Lehavot -- 610,500
- Peter DeBaene -- 465,000
- Troy Weber -- 453,200
- Dan Bilzerian -- 439,500
- Franklin Grigsby -- 424,400
- Gabe Walls -- 417,900
- Mikael Thuritz -- 395,400
- Jason Brice -- 376,100
- John Hammer -- 359,400
- Phil Ivey -- 346,200
- Adam Latimer -- 340,100
- Tyler Patterson -- 337,800
- Brennan Hanson -- 312,600
- Raul Mestre -- 306,500
- Adam Bilzerian -- 305,300
- Bolivar Palacios -- 301,400
- Mike Lesle -- 299,000
- Jon Weinbach -- 297,000
- Michael Kinney -- 291,700
- Jason Somerville -- 289,600
- Brendan Taylor -- 287,400
- JC Tran -- 284,600
- David Wickham -- 283,500
- Hung Pham -- 282,800
- Behzad Javadzadeh -- 282,300
- Michael Merichko -- 281,900
- James Keys -- 278,200
- Scott Eskenazi -- 276,100
- Joseph Ward -- 273,000
- Kenny Tran -- 273,000
- Derek Cheung -- 259,100
- Tyson Marks -- 256,500
- Joseph Sanders -- 254,000
- Saieva Maurizio -- 253,500
- Bernhard Perner -- 247,300
- Keith Lehr -- 247,100
- Denis Estelle -- 245,100
- Akio Ishige -- 243,500
- Fergal Nealon -- 241,500
- Thom Werthmann -- 241,100
- Nick Eisel -- 240,400
- James Akenhead -- 240,200
- Joseph Michael -- 238,800
- Joe Conner -- 237,300
- Jason Maxwell -- 236,100
- Lawrence Greenberg -- 235,500
- Mohamedazam Razabsekh -- 235,400
- Stan Jablonski -- 235,200
- Haiduc Florian -- 232,000
- Mads Andersen -- 231,700