Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Four-Handed
Event 28: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Four-Handed
Day 2 completed

Eight Players Return, Rubie Leads

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Brendon Rubie leads the way.
Brendon Rubie leads the way.

Day 2 is in the books for Event 28, $2,500 No Limit Hold’em Four-Handed, of the World Series of Poker. A hopeful 86 players returned today but that number has been trimmed to eight. Leading the field into the final day of play is Brendon Rubie after bagging 1,682,000.

Behind Rubie is James Schaaf with 1,126,000. Greg Merson, Timothy Adams, Andreyy Gulyy, Anthony Gregg, Toan Trinh and Torrey Reily remain in the field.

The four-handed action went fast and sent plenty of notable players to rail today. Annette Obrestad, Leo Wolpert, Isaac Haxton, Gavin Smith, Josh Brikis, Humberto Brenes, Lex Veldhuis, Jake Cody, Darryll Fish, Jon Turner, Tony Dunst and Brian Rast are a few that did not survive the day.

Nick Schulman was eliminated on the stone bubble when he three-bet to 12,700 preflop, Mustapha Kanit four-bet and the Schulman shoved. Kanit called holding pocket kings and Schulman needed help holding {A-Clubs} {8-Spades}. His help never came when the board ran ten high and hand-for-hand play only lasted one hand.

Veldhuis was eliminated when he shoved on the button holding {A-Clubs} {J-Hearts}. Alex Hering called with {A-Spades} {Q-Spades}. Velhuis never improved his hand and was eliminated.

One of the most interesting hands of the day came when Eric Froehlich crippled Sam Stein in a blockbuster hand. After a couple of raises Sam Stein snap-called Froehlich’s preflop all in. Stein held pocket aces and Froehlich had jacks. The flop came {Q-Spades} {A-Hearts} {K-Diamonds} and Stein was well ahead. But the board completed {6-Hearts} {10-Hearts}, giving Froehlich Broadway.

Day 3 will have cards in the air promptly at 1 p.m. PST in the Blue Section of the Amazon Room. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com

Official Chip Counts

PlacePlayerChips
1Brendon Rubie1,682,000
2James Schaaf1,126,000
3Greg Merson870,000
4Timothy Adams628,000
5Andrey Gulyy509,000
6Anthony Gregg406,000
7Toan Trinh318,000
8Torry Reily199,000

Three More Hands

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The remaining players will play three more hands and then bag and tag for Day 2.

Grinding Halt

[user196676] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Play has seemingly come to a halt here with only thirty minutes remaining before the end of the day. The combination of the players being quite deep in terms of stack size and the payout jumps from place to place has caused what seems to be more cautious play around the board.

Schaaf Doubles Through Koon

We found Jason Koon and James Schaaf go to a flop of {6-Clubs} {8-Spades} {J-Clubs}. Koon checked, Schaaf bet 50,000 and Koon check-raised to 120,000. Schaaf called and the turn came {8-Clubs}.

Koon moved all in and Schaaf called. Koon held {K-Spades} {J-Diamonds} and Schaaf held {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds}. The river came {K-Hearts} and Schaaf thought he lost momentarily. Then Koon pointed he won the hand.

James Schaaf us 470,000 80,000
Jason Koon us 227,000 -323,000

Tags: James SchaafJason Koon

Level:
20
Blinds:
4,000/8,000
Ante:
1,000

Koon's Trap Didn't Spring

• Level 19: 3,000-6,000, 1,000 ante
Jason Koon failed to induce any betting.
Jason Koon failed to induce any betting.

Jason Koon, James Schaaf and Andrey Gulyy all went to a {5-Diamonds} {J-Hearts} {8-Spades} flop. Koon bet 20,000 and both players called. The turn came {A-Spades} and all three players checked. The river brought the {Q-Clubs} and Koon checked a third time.

Schaaf and Gulyy checked behind again and Koon let out a sigh and tabled {K-Hearts} {10-Spades} for Broadway and the other two players mucked, happy they didn't get fancy.

Tags: Jason KoonJames SchaafAndrey Gulyy