Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has wrapped up after another 10 levels of play. Finishing atop the final 19 was Gregg Wilkinson with 1.227 million in chips. He'll return on Monday with the chip lead for the final day, but it's not going to be easy to win this thing.
Early in the day the money bubble broke. It was Pratik Ghatge who was the tournament bubble boy. His pocket kings went down to an opponent's when an ace hit the river and that sent everyone into the money. Some of the notables to finish the day in the money, but short of Day 3 were Sam Stein, Clint Tolbert, Justin Schwartz, John Dolan, Lauren Kling, Isaac Haxton and Christina Lindley.
Coming in behind Wilkinson and rounding out the top five are Patrick Smith (867,000), Cliff Goldkind (760,000), Eric Wasserson (725,000) and Adria Balaguer (697,000).
Canadian Philippe Boucher is still alive and bagged up 459,000 in chips. Boucher was the winner of Event 6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe. There he won €125,584 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Another notable, David Peters, bagged up 681,000 and is in sixth place overall.
Day 3 will commence on Monday at 1:00 PM where the players will return to play for the whopping $559,514 first-place prize and the most coveted prize in poker, a WSOP gold bracelet. Be sure to join us right here on PokerNews for all of the live updates!
David Peters started the action with an open to 24,000 from the hijack seat. In the next seat in the cutoff, Tai Lam reraised to 74,000 and then Barry Shulman reraised all in for 278,000 on the button. Action folded back to Peters and he gave it up. Lam snap-called and showed the . Shulman held the .
The board ran out and Shulman nailed a jack-high straight to win the pot.
"Woooooooooo! That's my boy!" yelled out Allyn Jaffrey Shulman as she raised her glass above her head in celebration. Shulman was excited as well and popped out of his chair, knocking it over on accident.
Shulman collected the pot to finish the night on a strong note while Lam was left shaking his head.
Paul Siem has been eliminated after his couldn't outrun Greg Ronaldson"S . A board fell out of the deck and Siem was on his way out the door.
The tournament clock has been paused with 10 minutes left in the last level of the night and each table will play out three more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.
Stuart Marshack was all in with the versus Gregg Wilkinson's . The flop, turn and river ran out and Marshack headed out the door.
Short stacked Andrew Plucker moved all in from early position to start out a recent hand. Action folded around to Josh Bergman who took a while before ultimately moving all in himself. When action came around to Ismael Bojang in the big blind he called, having them both covered.
Bojang held the lead for now, but that can change very easily. A flop put Bojang far out front and neither player was able to catch up as the turn fell the and the appeared on the river.
Barry Shulman raised all in preflop for 158,000 after David Peters raised to 24,000. Peters tank-called holding the . Shulman held the .
The flop came down and only Shulman had a freeroll to backdoor hearts. The turn was the and made his flush draw very much live. The river smacked the felt with the and Shulman had backed into a flush to double up.
"Oooh baby!" said Shulman, popping out of his chair slightly when the river card hit. He's now back to 350,000 in chips.
With the board reading , Patrick Smith checked and David Peters bet 43,000. Smith check-raised to 125,000 and Peters gave it some thought. In the end he found a fold and Smith won the pot.
Blake Luther who at one point in time was the chip leader has just been eliminated after his couldn't hold against Tai Lam's . With a board running out Luther was sent packing.