Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Day 2 completed

Williams Charging Into Day 2; Bloch and Greenstein Riding Shotgun

[user68268] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
"That's right, I'm the man."
"That's right, I'm the man."

Day 2 of the Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud is in the books and it was a long one. When the day began, 110 players remained from the starting field of 367. The money bubble was set at 40 players at it didn't take very long to get there. The last player to go without any profit on his or her investment was David Tighe in 41st place. From there, the quest for the final table was on, although not reached at the end of the night.

Speaking of the end of the night, the player on top when things were finished was David Williams. He bagged up a massive 493,500 in chips and will start Day 3 as the man to catch. In second place is Andy Bloch with 296,500 and then Barry Greenstein comes in behind him at 254,000.

Some of the notables to finish in the money, but bust on the day included Artie Cobb, David Singer, Brett Richey, Sam Grizzle, Marco Traniello, Chau Giang and Fabrice Soulier.

Here's how the final nine finished out the day:

SeatPlayerChips
1Scott Abrams130,000
2Andy Bloch296,500
3Joseph Ranciato35,000
4David Williams493,500
5Lee Goldman175,500
6Stephen Su180,000
7Huu Vinh26,500
8Caroline Hermesh61,500
9Barry Greenstein254,000

Up top for tomorrow's winner is $126,363 and the most coveted prize in poker — a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. PokerNews will be on hand for all of the live coverage starting at 2:00 PM and we hope to have you following along.

Until then, goodnight from the Rio!

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Bagging Up

[user139916] • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has run out and we will return with 9 players tomorrow. David Williams took down a nice pot to close the night and will be the big chip leader entering Day 3.

Full counts coming shortly...

Fabrice Soulier Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,046)

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Fabrice Soulier - 10th Place
Fabrice Soulier - 10th Place

The champion of last year's $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Fabrice Soulier, has just been eliminated in 10th place for $9,046.

Soulier was all in on fourth street with the ({J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}) / {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for a split pair of eights. he was up against Barry Greenstein holding the ({Q-Spades}{4-Spades}) / {Q-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a split pair of queens. Soulier couldn't improve and therefore was eliminated in 10th place.

The final nine players then voted to play out the final 13 minutes of the night or call it quits. After some back and forth, one player — Lee Goldman — objected to stopping for the night and voted to play on. And with that, we'll have the "unofficial" final table redraw for you in just a few moments.

Fabrice Soulier fr Busted

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Matt Grapenthien Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,144)

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Matt Grapenthien - 12th Place
Matt Grapenthien - 12th Place

Matt Grapenthien was all in on fifth street with ({K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}) / {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for a split pair of queens and a flush draw. His opponent, David Williams, held the ({A-Spades}{3-Hearts}) / {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a split pair of threes.

Williams nailed the {9-Spades} on sixth and the {K-Spades} on seventh to finish with nines and threes. Grapenthien bricked off and was eliminated.

David Williams us 300,000 30,000
Matt Grapenthien us Busted

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