Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is in the books, and after ten levels of play, John Monnette is our chip leader with 825,000 chips. We started the day with 136 of the 178 original entrants, and broke the money bubble in Level 17, eleven hours into the day. Eric Wasserson was the bubble boy – he had dwindled all the way down to 12,000 chips, and Phil Ivey busted him in a stud hand. Ivey started the hand with split eights, and caught a third eight on fourth street. Wasserson could only make a pair of jacks, and was eliminated.
Wasserson’s elimination on the bubble must’ve been painful, but over a hundred players busted before we reached the money, including Jason Mercier, Allen Bari, Jennifer Harman, Mike Matusow, Robert Mizrachi, Alexander Kuzmin, Michael Binger, Shaun Deeb, Mike Sexton, and Michael Chow.
Joining Monnette at the top of the counts are David Bach (645,000), David “Bakes” Baker (574,000), Phil Hellmuth (571,000), and Brandon Shack-Harris (500,000). Bach, who won the 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, crossed the half-million chip mark before dinner, and was flirting with the 600K mark for the rest of the night. He won a massive pot off of Daniel Negreanu during Level 11, where both players made a flush and a low. Bach had an ace-high flush and a seventy-five low however, both of which bested Negreanu, and he scooped the pot.
There are two 2012 WSOP bracelet winners looked to become multiple-bracelet winners. Monnette and Hellmuth – who both won non-hold’em events at the 2012 WSOP – are headed to Day 3 try and capture another bracelet. Monnette and Hellmuth are also third and ninth respectively in the WSOP Player of the Year race.
Day 3 will begin at 2 p.m. local time, and the plan is to play until we have a winner. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from the 2012 World Series of Poker.
Good night from Vegas!
|David "Bakes" Baker||574,000||-6,000|
Folded to Matt Waxman on the button, he raised it up. David Bach then three-bet from the small blind. Waxman called and a flop hit the felt. Bach led on the flop and Waxman rasied. A call from Bach and a would land on the turn. Bach opted to check-call here and a completed the board on the river. Bach again checked on the river and Waxman checked behind.
Bach tabled his , which was good enough to scoop the pot and send Waxman's cards into the muck.
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier only had one big blind after the total redraw, and got it in holding against David "Bakes" Baker's . Baker won the pot, eliminating Grospellier from the event.
|David "Bakes" Baker||580,000|
The clock has struck the ten minute mark and the field will play six more hands.
The remaining 16 players have had a complete table redraw.
|2||Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier|
|8||David "Bakes" Baker|
Eugene Katchalov was eliminated in unknown action.
David Bakes Baker has been crushing after the bubble and we were there to catch a recent hand play out between him and Phil Ivey. When we arrived at the table, there was a flop showing and Ivey checked to Baker, who bet. Ivey called and an hit the turn. This time both players checked and the completed the board on the river.
This time Ivey led with a bet and Baker quickly raised it up. Ivey was not excited by this bet, eventually flicking in the call. Baker tabled his , with his hand good enough for the high and the low as Ivey's cards went into the muck.
|David "Bakes" Baker||580,000||280,000|