Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event 46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Joey Weissman Leads The Final Day of Event #46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Joey Weissman leads going into the final day
Joey Weissman leads going into the final day

Day 2 of Event #46: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em has been officially stored in the World Series of Poker (WSOP) archives and the man at the top of the chip counts is Joey Weissman who has just sealed 1,239,000 chips in a transparent plastic bag. That bag will be opened at 1:00 PM but until then, let us guide you through the main milestones, in what has been a tumultuous day of poker.

It was Ryan D'Angelo who started the day with the chip lead, but it was snatched from him in the very first level. Frank Rusnak on the receiving end of a bevvy of bluffs from Yordan Jeliazkov to move up to 225,000 chips. That mis-step from Jeliazkov placed him towards the lower end of the counts, but he made an incredible comeback to finish the day with 678,000 chips. Rusnak also made it through to the final day with 345,000 chips.

The unfortunate honour of bubble boy went to Gordon Vayo who lost a three way all-in versus Hunter Frey and Rene Angelil to be eliminated in 172nd place. As usual, the floodgates opened after we moved into the money and we lost the likes of Mike Leah, Marvin Rettenmaier and Kenni Nguyen.

With the short stacks moving all-in at will, it seemed that Michael Gagliano was gobbling up most of them, and he soon became our chip leader. Then we saw a huge hand between Hayden Fortini and Ryan D'Angelo that cemented D'Angelo's place back at the top. Fortini five-betting with {A-} {Q-} and then calling the six-bet jam from D'Angelo who was holding {10-} {10-}.

At that time Ryan D'Angelo was the man that everyone was talking about. He was making moves and dragging in more pots than anyone out there. Then it all went wrong when he lost a huge pot to WSOP bracelet holder Pascal LeFrancois. D'Angelo slipped from grace, and the lead at the top changed hands more times than bacteria. D'Angelo would eventually fizzle out in 38th place whilst Jeliazkov, Joey Weissman, Michael Gagliano and William Reynolds would all take turns of being the main man.

The WSOP Main Event champion, Pius Heinz, was having one of his rare 2012 deep runs but it wasn't to be. Heinz eliminated in 43rd place and fellow bracelet holder LeFrancois followed not long after in 42nd. Two more bracelet holders remained in the field after the elimination of LeFrancois, and they belonged to the wrists of Konstantin Puchkov and Vanessa Selbst, both players making it through to our final day.

So Weissman will have his twelve hours of glory as he sits on the top of the leader board. We will return at 1:00 PM where Weissman and the rest of the pack will return to continue this quest for WSOP gold.

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The Final Chip Counts and Seat Draw

Table #439

Seat 1Larry Duplantis218,000
Seat 2Yordan Jeliazkov678,000
Seat 3Joey Weissman1,239,000
Seat 4Vanessa Selbst786,000
Seat 5Jimmy Fradettedufour778,000
Seat 6Joshua Pedraza121,000
Seat 7Michael Gagliano1,108,000
Seat 8Adria Balaguer300,000
Seat 9Fabrizio Gonzalez228,000

Table #440

Seat 1Stephen Reynolds591,000
Seat 2William Reynolds1,066,000
Seat 3Joe Gualtieri228,000
Seat 4William Rogers288,000
Seat 5Jeremy Quehen601,000
Seat 6Mark Schmid227,000
Seat 7Nicholas Augustino349,000
Seat 8empty 
Seat 9Fernando Brito497,000

Table #441

Seat 1Daniel Chamberlain284,000
Seat 2Joshua Hillock530,000
Seat 3Frank Rusnak345,000
Seat 4Konstanin Puchkov510,000
Seat 5He Huang164,000
Seat 6Philip Meulyzer167,000
Seat 7empty 
Seat 8Robert Castoire414,000
Seat 9Bradley Lipsey435,000
Joey Weissman us 1,239,000 1,194,700
Michael Gagliano us 1,108,000 1,021,900
William Reynolds us 1,066,000 1,016,900
Vanessa Selbst us 786,000 674,500
Jimmy Fradettedufour 778,000 706,200
Yordan Jeliazkov 678,000 552,000
Jeremy Quehen 601,000 572,700
Stephen Reynolds 591,000 566,800
Joshua Hillock us 530,000 496,100
Konstantin Puchkov ru 510,000 437,700
Fernando Brito br 497,000 466,000
Bradley Lipsey 435,000 381,200
Robert Castoire us 414,000 378,900
Nicholas Augustino us 349,000 188,800
Frank Rusnak us 345,000 255,100
Adria Balaguer 300,000 207,000
William Rogers 288,000 266,300
Daniel Chamberlain 284,000 177,500
Joe Gualtieri ca 228,000 210,000
Fabrizio Gonzalez uy 228,000 107,300
Mark Schmid us 227,000 172,300
Larry Duplantis 218,000 142,200
Philip Meulyzer be 167,000 144,500
He Huang 164,000 114,000
Joshua Pedraza 121,000 102,200

Seat Draw

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Table #439

Seat 1Larry Duplantis
Seat 2Yordan Jeliazkov
Seat 3Joey Weissman
Seat 4Vanessa Selbst
Seat 5Jimmy Fradettedufour
Seat 6Joshua Pedraza
Seat 7empty
Seat 8Adria Balaguer
Seat 9Fabrizio Gonzalez

Table #440

Seat 1Stephen Reynolds
Seat 2William Reynolds
Seat 3Joe Gualtieri
Seat 4William Rogers
Seat 5Jeremy Quehen
Seat 6Mark Schmid
Seat 7Nicholas Augustino
Seat 8empty
Seat 9Fernando Brito

Table #441

Seat 1Daniel Chamberlain
Seat 2Joshua Hillock
Seat 3Frank Rusnak
Seat 4Konstanin Puchkov
Seat 5He Huang
Seat 6Philip Meulyzer
Seat 7Jason Wheeler
Seat 8Robert Castoire
Seat 9Bradley Lipsey

Frank Rusnak Eliminates Matthew Rosen

Matthew Rosen opened to 22,000 on the button and Frank Rusnak three-bet to 54,000 in the small blind. Back to Rosen and he moved all-in handing the decision back to Rusnak and that decision was to call.

Rusnak{A-Spades} {9-Clubs}
Rosen{Q-Spades} {7-Diamonds}

The flop was {J-Diamonds} {6-Diamonds} {2-Diamonds} - handing Rosen some flush outs - then the turn was the {9-Hearts} and finally Rusnak gets to the turn more than an 8% dog! The river {A-Hearts} gives Rusnak two pair and he eliminates Rosen.

Frank Rusnak us 495,000 185,000
Matthew Rosen Busted

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Gagliano Gains

Michael Gagliano
Michael Gagliano

The table folded around to Larry Duplantis in middle position and he raised it up. Michael Gagliano made the call from the button and the rest of the table folded.

The flop came {6-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Hearts} and Duplantis continued his aggression by betting out 22,000. Gagliano made the call.

The {2-Clubs} on the turn saw another bet by Duplantis, this time for 24,000. After a minute or so passed, Gagliano pushed out a raise to 110,000. Duplantis eventually folded and Gagliano added to his mountain.

Michael Gagliano us 1,100,000 307,000
Larry Duplantis 500,000 -100,000

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