Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
Event 6: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max
Day 2 completed

Official Day 2 Chip Counts

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Warwick Mirzikinian au 467,500
Fabrizio Baldassari it 461,000
Aaron Jones us 409,000
John Hennigan us 362,500
Aubin Cazals fr 340,000
Ryan Leng us 335,000
Joseph Cheong us 307,500
Sergey Tikhonov 294,000
Marvin Rettenmaier de 266,000
Nicolas Levi fr 253,500
Randy Haddox us 244,500
Brian Rast us 230,500
Adam Geyer us 202,500
Hugo Lemaire pr 201,000
Daniel Buzgon us 196,000
Michael Ferrell us 184,000
Ryan O'Donnell 153,500
Dimitar Danchev bg 152,000
Robert Tepper 135,500
Markus Gonsalves us 118,000
Toby Lewis gb 108,500
Konstantin Puchkov ru 105,500
Brock Parker us 100,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua 92,000
Matthew DeLuca 90,500

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End of Day 2 Brings the Bracket for the Bracelet

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante
Warwick Mirzikinian - Sweet 16 Bound
Warwick Mirzikinian - Sweet 16 Bound

Day 2 of the $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em Mixed-Max has come to an end with 31 players gearing up for the chance to compete for a WSOP bracelet tomorrow in a heads-up tournament.

The day started with 112 players playing six-handed and play was scheduled to last until 32 remained. Interestingly enough we lost two players on the last hand of the night, and chip leader Warwick Mirzikinian will receive a bye in the round of 32 as a result. The bracket is seeded by having the largest stack face off against the smallest stack, the second largest stack against the second shortest stack, and so on. Here is how the final 31 will square off.

Round of 32 Heads-Up Matches

1. Warwick Mirzikinian (467,500) vs. 32. bye (only 31 players remain)
16. Michael Ferrell (184,000) vs. 17. Ryan Odonnell (153,500)

8. Sergey Tikhonov (294,000) vs. 25. Matthew Deluca (90,500)
12. Brian Rast (230,500) vs. 21. Toby Lewis (108,500)

4. John Hennigan (362,500) vs. 29. Anthony Gargano (49,000)
13. Adam Geyer (202,500) vs. 20. Markus Gonsalves (118,000)

5. Aubin Cazals (340,000) vs. 28. Eric Froehlich (64,000)
9. Marvin Rettenmaier (266,000) vs. 24. Igor Yaroshevskyy (92,000)

2. Fabrizio Baldassari (461,000) vs. 31. Tom McCormick (19,000)
15. Daniel Buzgon (196,000) vs. 18. Dimitar Danchev (152,000)

7. Joseph Cheong (307,500) vs. 26. Nabih Zaczac (78,000)
11. Randy Haddox (244,500) vs. 22. Konstantin Puchkov (105,500)

3. Aaron Jones (409,000) vs. 30. Victor Ramdin (47,500)
14. Hugo Lemaire (201,000) vs. 19. Robert Tepper (135,500)

6. Ryan Leng (335,000) vs. 27. Joe Tehan (67,000)
10. Nicolas Levi (253,500) vs. 23. Brock Parker (100,000)

With the elimination of 81 players today it was only natural that few familiar faces wouldn't be making day 3. Chad Brown, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Collins, Eli Elezra and Eugene Katchalov all made impressive showings before being eliminated early on in the day.

Joe Tehan again controlled the chip lead for most of the day, but as the night wore on his chip stack started to dwindle before ending the night with 67,000. Former November Niner Joseph Cheong went on a rush late in the evening to end the day with 307,500 and looks to face off against Nabih Zaczac who holds 78,000.

With the exit of Ronald Lee, all remaining players made the money. Once the money bubble was burst players started dropping fairly quickly. Unfortunately, WIll Failla knows the feeling all too well as two back-to-back hands sent him packing..

We return tomorrow at 1:00pm and will play down to the final eight players. Until then, goodnight from the Amazon Room!

Day 3 Matches

[user139916] • Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

Round of 32 Heads-Up Matches

1. Warwick Mirzikinian (467,500) vs. 32. bye (only 31 players remain)
16. Michael Ferrell (184,000) vs. 17. Ryan Odonnell (153,500)

8. Sergey Tikhonov (294,000) vs. 25. Matthew Deluca (90,500)
12. Brian Rast (230,500) vs. 21. Toby Lewis (108,500)

4. John Hennigan (362,500) vs. 29. Anthony Gargano (49,000)
13. Adam Geyer (202,500) vs. 20. Markus Gonsalves (118,000)

5. Aubin Cazals (340,000) vs. 28. Eric Froehlich (64,000)
9. Marvin Rettenmaier (266,000) vs. 24. Igor Yaroshevskyy (92,000)

2. Fabrizio Baldassari (461,000) vs. 31. Tom McCormick (19,000)
15. Daniel Buzgon (196,000) vs. 18. Dimitar Danchev (152,000)

7. Joseph Cheong (307,500) vs. 26. Nabih Zaczac (78,000)
11. Randy Haddox (244,500) vs. 22. Konstantin Puchkov (105,500)

3. Aaron Jones (409,000) vs. 30. Victor Ramdin (47,500)
14. Hugo Lemaire (201,000) vs. 19. Robert Tepper (135,500)

6. Ryan Leng (335,000) vs. 27. Joe Tehan (67,000)
10. Nicolas Levi (253,400) vs. 23. Brock Parker (100,000)

Down to 31

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

With the recent elimination of Jesse Yaginuma the tournament was down to the mandated 32 for the day. However while Yaginuma was being eliminated; another player, Raja Kattamuri also was knocked out. The field is now down to the final 31 players.

Who ever ends up with the biggest chip stack tonight will be given a bye tomorrow in the first round of heads up in order to rectify this.

Tikhonov Taking Off

• Level 16: 1,500-3,000, 500 ante

With 33 players left Victor Ramdin bet out 6,500 from under the gun. Jesse Yaginuma in the cut off then raised to 17,500. The blinds still had to act and Sergey Tikhonov in the small blind three bet to 32,000. Action was back on Ramdin who took about a minute or two before ultimately folding. When it came back to Yaginuma, he moved all in for 108,500. Tikhonov then took a few minutes before completing the call.

Tikhonov: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Yaginuma: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

With two monster hands, the winner was going to received a very large pot. The dealer pressed out a {Q-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Clubs}, giving Tikonov a set of queens. Tikhonov was not out of the woods yet, he stilled needed to avoid a jack or run run clubs as to not have a split pot happen.

With a {4-Diamonds} turn and a {8-Hearts} river Taginuma was eliminated and Tikhonov raked in a great pot.

Will the Thrill Indeed

Will Failla
Will Failla

Will Failla started out this recent hand by making it 6,000 from the cutoff. Nicolas Levi, on the button, then raised to 13,500. Failla made the call and both players witnessed a {9-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts} flop. It was here that Failla check-called a bet of 11,500 from Levi.

An {8-Clubs} turn brought a repeat of action with Failla again check-calling a bet from Levi, this time 13,000. A river {10-Diamonds} saw Failla bet out 20,000. Levi then made it 45,000, Failla completed the call and was shown {J-Spades}{10-Spades} by his opponent for a jack-high straight. After the hand, Failla was knocked down to 46,500.

A hand later Failla was at it again, only this time against Cheong. Failla moved all in for 46,000 from the hijack and was called by Joseph Cheong on the button.

Failla: {A-Clubs}{5-Spades}
Cheong: {A-Diamonds}{10-Spades}

Failla was all in and behind for his tournament life. a {J-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{A-Spades} board brought Failla two pair, but it was only second best as Cheong's ace-ten was the better hand.

Joseph Cheong us 325,000 80,000
Nicolas Levi fr 290,000 55,500
Will Failla us Busted

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Dominating Danchev

We don't know how the action unfolded, but what we do know is that Matthew Frankland was all in and at risk holding {K-Spades}{Q-Spades}. His opponent, Dimitar Danchev held {A-Hearts}{k-Clubs} and looked to be in great shape.

A {A-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs} flop was probably one of the best flops Danchev could have imagined as his pair of aces now had a stranglehold on the hand. A {2-Hearts} turn sealed the deal and Frankland was eliminated. A meaningless {9-Spades} fell out of the deck for the river as Frankland was escorted to where he can get his 37th place money.

Dimitar Danchev bg 175,000 97,000
Mathew Frankland gb Busted

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Busquet Busted

Olivier Busquet
Olivier Busquet

One of the first hands back was a quick one for Olivier Busquet as he managed to get all in against Brock Parker. With a {10-}{A-}{A-} board, Busquet's {j-}{10-} was not up to snuff against Parker's {A-}{Q-}. A {A-} turn and a {3-} river gave Parker quads which was more than enough to deliver the knock out blow.

Olivier Busquet us Busted

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