Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
After 10 more levels of play in Event #10: $1,500 Limit Hold'em, the field is down to 19 players, and your end-of-day chip leader is two-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Eric Froehlich. Froehlich bagged 319,000 chips, and his closest competitors are Mark Mierkalns (266,000), Morgan Newman (242,000), and Aaron Ogus (233,000).
The day began with 177 players, and several notable players quickly hit the exits. On one of the first hands of the day, Phil Ivey was knocked out by the aforementioned Ogus. Ogus made a pair of fours, which bested the nine-time WSOP bracelet winner's jack-high. Ivey's friend and fellow multiple gold bracelet winner Daniel Negreanu also fell before the first break of the day. He found himself all in with ace-king, made top pair, but unfortunately an opponent turned two pair to eliminate him.
Other notables who fell short of the money include David "ODB" Baker, Bryan Devonshire, and Tobias Peters.
The bubble finally burst at the end of Level 13, when Andrew Leshovsky was forced to go all in from the small blind with just 800 chips. An opponent made trip queens against his ten-high, and sent him to the rail empty handed.
Once the players were in the money, we lost a gaggle of players, including Matt Hawrilenko, Sam Barnhart, Tom Schneider, Nick Schulman, David Goldberg, Michael Moore, Kevin MacPhee, Larry Wright, Hoyt Corkins, Lee Goldman, and Alex Dovzhenko.
En route to grabbing the chip lead, Froehlich eliminated Mike Sowers in 29th place. The two got it in on the turn of a board, and Froehlich opened up for a straight flush. Sowers was drawing dead with , and hit the rail.
After the redraw, Froehlich made another timely flush - this one against Thomas Blizniak. With the chip lead and the experience, Froehlich is certainly one of the favorites to bring home the gold, but there are several tough players remaining.
Jeff Shulman is looking to replicate what his father and mother have accomplished by bringing home a gold bracelet. He will be in tough shape with just 23,000, however, and will need to spin it up early on Day 3.
Play will begin tomorrow at 2 p.m. local time. We hope you join us then.
2010 WSOP bracelet winner, and a man who chose to tell us that his name was "Falafel," Arkadiy Tsinis raised and called a three-bet from Binh Ly. Tsinis got the rest of his chips in the middle on a flop of , and the hands were tabled.
Tsinis' hand didn't improve as the turn and river came , respectively, and he was eliminated in 20th place.
Stuart McHenry has been eliminated from the tournament. On his final hand, he called a raise for all his chips and tabled . His opponent held . The board provided McHenry no help, coming up . McHenry finishes in 21st place, good for $5,938.
Brandon Guss raised, Chiduziem Obi three-bet in the cutoff, and Jared Talarico moved all in for 18,500 out of the small blind. Only Obi called.
The queens improved to a full house as the board came , and Talarico was eliminated.
Eric Froehlich has been taking command of his table. The two-time bracelet winner is aggressively picking up chips, and now sits with about 350,000
Matt Schultz raised in late position, Mark Mierkalns three-bet on his left, and Schultz moved all in for 22,000. Mierkalns called.
The sixes held as the board came , and Schultz was eliminated. Mierkalns is now our clear chip leader with 330,000 chips.
Thomas Blizniak raised in early position, Stuart McHenry called on his left, and Jeff Shulman called on the button. The flop produced the , Blizniak checked, McHenry bet, and Shulman raised. Only McHenry called.
McHenry then check-called bets on the turn () and the river (), only to muck when Shulman showed for a pair of queens.
Aaron Ogus raised from middle position, and Doug Saab, who had been short-stacked for quite awhile, called for the rest of his chips. Brandon Guss also called. The flop came , and Ogus bet out. Guss folded, and Saab and Ogus turned up their cards.
Ogus was ahead with his top pair. The turn and river fell , , giving Saab no help. He has been eliminated from the tournament and will earn $5,938 for his efforts.