Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em
Event 20: $5,000 Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Woodward is the Final Day Limit Leader; Chan Not Far Behind

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Terrence Chan, the limit king, is in contention for his first gold bracelet
Terrence Chan, the limit king, is in contention for his first gold bracelet

Well folks, after a long day of limit hold’em action, it has all finally come to an end. Leading the pack heading into the final day is Matthew Woodward as he managed to bag up 265,000 in chips.

It all started around 12 hours ago when 109 players returned to the felt with one thing on their mind; surviving the night. Some of those who couldn’t manage the task include Dwyte Pilgrim, Shawn Buchanan, George Lind, Jason Mericer, Daniel Negreanu, Humberto Brenes and Huck Seed.

For most of the day it seemed like it was Terrence Chan who was constantly raking in pots as he took a big lead over the field with a couple of levels to go. Chan, known as a limit hold’em specialist, bagged up the second largest stack and will be looking to see this event become his first WSOP gold bracelet win. You can get to know Terrence Chane a little better here in Sarah Grant's Seat Open with Terrence Chan.

One player who didn’t fair quite as well as Chan was Todd Witteles as he ended up being the bubble-boy. After Witteles busted, Nicholas Muraco was quickly sent home in 18th place with a min-cash and shortly thereafter, the night came to an end.

With Muraco’s late elimination, there will be 15 players who join Chan and Woodward at the felt tomorrow and it is Raymond Dehkharghani and Ayman Qutami who are also up the top of the counts. Matt Glantz, Jeff Shulman and Jesse Martin are also still in contention with plenty of chips, so don’t rule them out either.

Below is how they will be lining up tomorrow:

TableSeatPlayerChips
4461Andrew Prock105,500
4462Douglas Rutherford32,000
4463Mike Schneider44,000
4464Matt Szymaszek134,500
4465Terrence Chan238,000
4466Kenneth Shei120,500
4467Ayman Qutami224,500
4468Matt Glantz166,500
4469Jeff Shulman219,500
4521Matthew Woodward265,000
    
4522Ron Burke50,500
4523Chris Overgard72,500
4524Nicholas Derke75,500
4525Raymond Dehkharghani210,000
4526Samuel Golbuff231,500
4527Jesse Martin200,500
4528--empty----
4529Brandon Scholl105,500

While most of tonight’s attention may have been on Phil Hellmuth taking down his 12th World Series of Poker bracelet and the fact that Andy Frankenberger defeated Phil Ivey heads-up in Event 17: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em, it doesn’t mean that the Limit Holdem event wasn’t an exciting adventure from start to finish. The best players in the world began in this event and now only 17 remain and one of them is going to become the limit hold’em champion.

The final day of action is set to begin tomorrow at 2:00 PM and we will be here every step of the way to crowning a victor. Who will be the next gold bracelet winner in the format of limit hold’em? Make sure to return to tomorrow to find out!

Seventeen Hang In

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There has been quite a bit of action during these last six hands of play, but nothing game changing. All 17 players are looking like making it through the night.

Just Six More

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The clock has been stopped and the players have been told they will play six more hands before they bag and tag for the night. Tune in to see the end of night chip counts and wrap up of all the action.

Nicholas Muraco Eliminated in 18th Place ($11,071)

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The first elimination in the money has just occurred, with Nicholas Muraco our 18th-place finisher. The last hand of Muraco's night saw him commit the last of his chips on the turn with a board showing {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}. The player he was up against was Samuel Golbuff who held {a-Clubs}{a-Hearts}. Muraco's {k-Spades}{j-Hearts} would need to hit a ten to see him survive, but the {8-Hearts} on the river changed nothing and he was out the door with a $11,071 min-cash.

Samuel Golbuff 285,000 75,000
Nicholas Muraca Busted

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Final Two Tables

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TableSeatPlayerChips
4451Matthew Woodward290,000
4452Ron Burke60,000
4453Chris Overgard55,000
4454Nicholas Derke150,000
4455Raymond Dehkharghani130,000
4456Samuel Golbuff210,000
4457Jesse Martin150,000
4458Nicholas Muraca65,000
4459Brandon Scholl108,000
    
4461Andrew Prock155,000
4462Douglas Rutherford40,000
4463Mike Schneider90,000
4464Matt Szymaszek92,000
4465Terrence Chan210,000
4466Kenneth Shei130,000
4467Ayman Qutami180,000
4468Matt Glantz140,000
4469Jeff Shulman220,000

Witteles Bubbles Brutally

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Action folded to Nicholas Derke in the small blind, he raised it up. Todd Witteles was in the big blind and put in a raise. Derke made the call and a {6-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop was spread along the felt. Derke checked the flop and then raised when Witteles put a bet in. Witteles called all in and the two players turned their hands over.

Witteles' {a-Hearts}{k-Spades} was in front of the {9-Hearts}{4-Hearts} of Derke at this point and it was extremely bad news as the {3-Clubs} turn gave Derke a straight. The {A-Diamonds} river changed nothing and with that, the bubble is burst and the 18 remaining players are redrawing their seats.

Nicholas Derke us 150,000 32,000
Todd Witteles us Busted

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Tood Whittles Down

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Todd Witteles is one step closer to becoming our bubble-boy thanks to Terrence Chan. The hand in question saw Witteles open the pot from under the gun and Chan then three-bet from the hijack. Witteles made the call and a {8-Clubs}{q-Hearts}{9-Clubs} flop was dealt. Witteles check-called a bet from Chan and then both players checked the turn ({k-Diamonds}) and the river ({q-Clubs}).

Showdown
Chan: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Witteles: {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}

Chan had his opponent out-kicked by a small margin and Witteles is now in need of some help.

Terrence Chan ca 210,000 49,500
Todd Witteles us 21,000 -30,000

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Roman Brings in the Bubble

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The elimination of Roman Draheim has seen the play go hand-for-hand. But that's skipping ahead, before we get there, let's tell you about Draheim's last hand.

Matt Glantz opened up the pot from the cutoff and Draheim re-raised in the big blind. A call from Glantz and the {q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} flop was dealt. This is where all the action heated up, with five bets hitting the felt to see Draheim all-in.

Draheim: {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Glantz: {k-Clubs}{q-Hearts}

Draheim needed some help that would never come as the turn ({3-Clubs}) and the river ({9-Hearts}) changed nothing and sent Glantz the pot and Draheim out the door.

Matt Glantz us 120,000 47,000
Roman Draheim Busted

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