Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Berende With a Big Lead Going into Day 3

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Paul Berende leads.
Paul Berende leads.

After ten more hours of exciting Limit Hold’em play, Paul Berende is the chip leader of Event 48: $3,000 Limit Hold’em with 331,500. His nearest competitor – Kenny Hsiung – trails by nearly 90,000 chips.

Day 2 began with 126 of the original 247 entrants, and Sam Barnhart started the day as our chip leader. Joining him at the top of the counts were Chad Brown, Ray Henson, Maria Ho, and Jimmy Fricke, but unfortunately, only three of those players made the money.

Barnhart and Fricke were among the 99 players who fell short of the money, and no one exited quicker than Daniel Negreanu. On one of the first hands of the day, Negreanu was all in holding two tens. His opponent called him with {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}, and the board ran out {8-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{6-Spades}{3-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, eliminating Kid Poker from the tournament.

“I’m tweeting that one,” Negreanu joked after the hand. “That was funny.”

Following Negreanu out the door were dozens of notables, including Humberto Brenes, Ronnie Bardah, Aubin Cazals, Jarred Solomon, Al Barbieri, and Leonid Bilokur.

Hand-for-hand play began in the middle of Level 16, and lasted an hour and twenty minutes. Ultimately, twenty-four hands later, Jesse Martin burst the bubble when he was all in with {8-Clubs}{5-Spades} in the big blind. Cary Marshall and Chek Shen had him at risk, and there was betting on the side with the board reading {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{6-Spades}. Marshall was forced out, and Shen rolled over {a-Diamonds}{k-Spades} for just ace-high. It held as the {3-Spades} completed the board, and Martin left empty-handed.

As soon as the bubble burst, we lost Maria Ho, David Steicke, and Michael Shelton. No more than twenty minutes later, we also lost Sok Cheng, Jeff Shulman, Chek Shen, Yakov Kirsch, and Jeramy Govert.

Twenty players will return tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time , and a full list of chip counts can be found below. Be sure to check back then.

Good night from Las Vegas!

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End-of-Day Counts

Paul Berende nl 331,500 61,500
Kenny Hsiung us 242,000 99,000
John Virtue 223,000 56,000
Cary Marshall us 195,500 81,500
Mitchell Davis 155,500 106,500
Jonathan Cohen us 112,500 -77,500
Chad Brown us 112,000 -13,000
Stephen Hung 95,500
Matthew Woodward us 95,500 -13,500
John Myung 92,000 22,000
Robert Hwang 91,000 33,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca 86,300 4,300
David Longood 74,500 -5,500
Dwyte Pilgrim us 66,700 6,700
Justin Bonomo us 65,000 -40,000
Brandon Young us 55,000 -35,000
Baothang Nguyen 49,000 -29,000
Joe Kuether us 30,000 -88,000
Jason Manger 26,000 2,000
Vladimir Shchmelev ru 25,000 -4,000

Four More!

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Tournament staff has announced that players will play four more hands before bagging and tagging for the night.

Duhamel Ousts Ho

Maria Ho
Maria Ho

Jonathan Duhamel opened with a raise from late position and a short-stacked Maria Ho peeked down at her cards in the big blind while laughing.

"I just have to make sure I'm live," said Ho before moving all in. Duhamel called and showed {K-Hearts}{5-Hearts}. Ho was indeed live with her {10-Hearts}{4-Clubs}.

Unfortunately for Ho, the board ran out {3-Diamonds}{J-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{A-Clubs} and she was sent home with a min-cash to her name.

Also quickly eliminated once the bubble burst were David Steicke and Michael Shelton.

Jonathan Duhamel ca 80,000 -38,000
Michael Shelton us Busted
David Steicke au Busted
Maria Ho us Busted

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