Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

[user139916] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
4451--empty--
4452Bastian Fischer320,000
4453Marcus Gurley176,00
4454--empty----
4455Blake Cahail431,000
4456Zachary Korik725,000
4457Jesse Wilke410,000
4458Scott Clements325,000
4459Kristijonas Andrulis729,000
    
4511Jeffrey Manza1,302,000
4512Bahman Jahanguiri461,000
4513Miguel Proulx285,000
4514David Pham508,000
4515Jia Liu268,000
4516--empty----
4517--empty----
4518Matthew Pierce804,000
4519Blair Hinkle750,000
    
4571Ricky Crandell237,000
4572--empty----
4573Jason Lester352,000
4574--empty----
4575Theo Tran458,000
4576Mihails Morozovs609,000
4577Dung Nguyen1,273,000
4578Michael Borovetz558,000
4579Tyler Patterson451,000

Jeffrey The Manza Heading into Day 3

[user162117] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Chip leader, Jeffrey Manza
Chip leader, Jeffrey Manza

An exciting day of poker has been played out here in Event 38: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and by the time it was all over, it was Jeffrey Manza who led the 21 remaining players and will start the final day as the chip leader. A huge day from Manza saw him accumulate 1,302,000 in chips as he will start the final day in the best shape to make a run at the $607,200 first-place prize.

It began around 12 hours ago when 277 players all took the tables with the hope of making it to the end of the night. Unfortunately seven of those players would have to go home empty handed in order for 270 to finish in the money. The bubble burst within half an hour of the day starting, with four players becoming the “bubble team”.

Some of the players who couldn’t survive the day, but still managed to lock in a min-cash were Tony Cousineau, Gabriel Nassif, Ari Engel and Alex Phahurat. The likes of Tommy Vedes, Will Failla and Richard Toth made it a little further than these players, but still found the rail throughout the evening.

It was the same story for Eoghan O’Dea (92nd), Mike Leah (80th), Dan Smith (70th) and Jim Collopy (64th) as they left the tournament with a small consolation prize. One player who managed to survive longer than all these players was Isaac Haxton. Starting the day with only 20,800 in chips, Haxton was one of the short stacks, but some great play at the felt saw him become a chip leader in the afternoon. Unfortunately it all came to an end in 39th place, which in fact becomes Haxton’s seventh cash of the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Nicholas Cardyn was still in the mix at this point, but saw his tournament life end in 36th place when his {9-}{9-Diamonds} couldn’t hold up against Ricky Crandell’s {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}. Sam Razavi was another player still at the tables late into the night, but it all came to a halt when his {a-}{6-} couldn’t hold up against the {k-}{10-} of an opponent. Razavi was officially eliminated in 33rd place, taking home $14,094. Lauren Kling was unable to survive much longer than Razavi, eventually eliminated in 31st place for the same score as Razavi.

When only 27 players remained, it was Matthew Pierce who led the pack, but it was Manza who claimed the lead by the time the chips were bagged and tagged just an hour later. A key moment for Manza during the day came when he caught a massive one-outer to eliminate Illan Boujenah. There was no looking back from there and now Manza will be looking to win his first WSOP gold bracelet.

Not far behind Manza is Dung Nguyen as he managed to accumulate 1,273,000 in chips. An interesting story is that this is the second time in just two weeks that Kristijonas Andrulis has started Day 2 with a very small stack and then made it deep in one these huge-field no-limit hold’em tournaments. Andrulis finished 32nd in Event 21 and has already bettered that effort here going into the final 21.

Also returning tomorrow with a fighting chance of taking down his third WSOP gold bracelet is Scott Clements. A great day saw Clements bag up 325,000 in chips and he will surely be one to watch tomorrow. Also not to be overlooked heading into the final day are Blair Hinkle and David Pham as Hinkle looks to capture his second bracelet and Pham his third.

The action is set to begin at 1:00 PM tomorrow and PokerNews will be on the floor all day long as we will crown another WSOP champion. Who will it be? Make sure to return and find out!

Tags: Jeffrey Manza

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Jeffrey Manza us 1,302,000 1,265,600
Dung Nguyen us 1,273,000 1,213,000
Matthew Pierce us 804,000 763,300
Blair Hinkle us 750,000 727,000
Kristijonas Andrulis lt 729,000 710,200
Zachary Korik us 725,000 662,900
Mihails Morozovs lv 609,000 588,000
Michael Borovetz 558,000 411,100
David Pham us 508,000 433,500
Bahman Jahanguiri us 461,000 423,200
Theo Tran us 458,000 402,900
Tyler Patterson us 451,000 394,500
Blake Cahail us 431,000 355,000
Jesse Wilke 410,000 364,500
Jason Lester us 352,000 278,700
Scott Clements us 325,000 270,200
Bastian Fischer de 320,000 266,100
Miguel Proulx ca 285,000 217,800
Jia Liu 268,000 202,200
Ricky Crandell 237,000 196,500
Marcus Gurley us 176,000 55,400

Slow and Three More

[user162117] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The players have slowed their play down in the last ten minutes or so, with the bright light at Day 3's tunnel now in vision. The call has just been made for three more hands to be dealt before it will be over for the night. Stay tuned for any late big action, all the end-of-day chip counts and wrap-up of the whole day.

Pham and Jahanguiri Tangle

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When we arrived at Table 439 there was a board showing {j-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} and David Pham and Bahman Jahanguiri were involved in a hand. Pham was set to act first and fired out 36,000. Jahanguiri made the call and the {j-Diamonds} completed the board on the river. Pham didn't take long to bet again, making it 72,000 to go. Jahanguiri thought long and hard before eventually calling.

When Pham's {j-Spades}{9-Spades} landed on the felt, it was enough to take down the pot and send Jahanguiri's cards into the muck. Despite taking this hand down, Pham's stack has slightly decreased since the table redraw.

David Pham us 550,000 -65,000
Bahman Jahanguiri us 410,000 -98,000

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Shabtay and Flack Bust

Layne Flack
Layne Flack

Aharon Shabtay and Layne Flack have both busted late on.

Flack was crippled down to around 10,000 chips when he pushed all-in from the small blind after the action was checked to him. Fischer looked down at {a-Clubs}{j-Hearts} and called all in. Flack opened {k-Spades}{4-Hearts} and the board ran {2-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}.

Flack looked set for the pot on the turn, but the river came to haunt him. He was out a few minutes later.

Bastian Fischer de 230,000 25,000
Aharon Shabtay Busted
Layne Flack us Busted

Tags: Aharon ShabtayBastian FischeLayne Flack

Chips With a Level Left of Play

Matthew Pierce us 1,000,000 510,000
Zachary Korik us 875,000 365,000
Dung Nguyen us 630,000 155,000
David Pham us 615,000 -35,000
Michael Borovetz 610,000 211,000
Kristijonas Andrulis lt 580,000 360,000
Mihails Morozovs lv 550,000 550,000
Michael Palamidessi 530,000 335,000
Bahman Jahanguiri us 508,000 208,000
Christopher Bonita 480,000 230,000
Blair Hinkle us 450,000 280,000
Jeffrey Manza us 431,000 31,000
Ricky Crandell 413,000 43,000
Blake Cahail us 408,000 258,000
Jesse Wilke 340,000 195,000
Theo Tran us 335,000 120,000
Marcus Gurley us 260,000 -20,000
Aharon Shabtay 240,000 95,000
Jason Lester us 222,000 -283,000
Scott Clements us 220,000 -5,000
Bastian Fischer de 205,000 151,100
Tyler Patterson us 200,000 -10,000
Miguel Proulx ca 182,000 114,800
Ardys Reed 158,000 129,000
Layne Flack us 110,000 -390,000

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