Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Level:
22
Blinds:
8,000/16,000
Ante:
2,000
Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Event #14 Day 2 Ends With 14 Players Remaining, Hiren Patel Leading the Way

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Hiren Patel, Day 2 Chip Leader
Hiren Patel, Day 2 Chip Leader

After ten levels and ten hours of play the remaining 206 players in Event #14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has been reduced to just 14 players. Play started today just eight players away from the money. After two rounds of hand for hand play that number had been reduced to 198 and all the players were in the money. The bubble boy was Zohar Spivack. He was eliminated when his {A-Spades}{10-Hearts} was outrun by Mark Wahba's {J-Spades}{10-Spades}.

Soon after the players began dropping fast and we lost pros and new faces alike. Very quickly we lost Huy Nguyen, Dan Kelly, Nick Schulman, Dominik Nitsche, Todd Terry, Andy Frankenberger, and more. Towards the end of the night there were two well known pros left in the field in Erick Lindgren and Owen Crowe.

Lindgren made it to the final three tables but he was eliminated in 19th place ($13,260) when he got it all in behind Jonathan Taylor. Crowe lasted a little longer but was working with a short stack most of the night after he ran into a cooler hand against Hunter Frey. Crowe was later eliminated in 16th place ($16,379) when he shoved into Hiren Patel's monster in the big blind.

It is Patel leading the way of the final 14 coming into tomorrow's action and he will be the man everyone is chasing on their way to the final table. Patel finished the day with 1,510,000. Not far behind was Jonathan Taylor who finished up with 1,222,000. Action will resume tomorrow in the blue section of the Amazon room at 1 p.m. where players will play down to final table and then down to the eventual winner. PokerNews.com will be here with updates for the entire day so make sure to stay tuned for all the action.

Official End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

How the final 14 players stack up:

Hiren Patel us 1,510,000 375,000
Jonathan Taylor us 1,222,000 402,000
Russell Crane us 767,000 262,000
Dan Gannon US 648,000
Blake Bohn us 641,000 38,000
Hunter Frey us 600,000 -220,000
Jed Hoffman us 533,000 23,000
Chris Hunichen us 517,000 183,000
Patrick Kubat 417,000 7,000
Tommy Vu us 339,000 94,000
Morgan Machina us 277,000 97,000
Daniel Paska 251,000 136,000
Benjamin Dobson gb 244,000 -201,000
Joseph Pergola 228,000 48,000

Robert Layne Eliminated in 15th Place ($20,504)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Robert Layne
Robert Layne

Action folded all around to Bobby Layne in the small blind but not before the {j-Spades}{7-Spades} was exposed. Layne went all in and Dan Gannon was contemplating the call and was not happy that one of his outs was exposed. Gannon eventually made the call with {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} and was ahead of Layne's {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}.

The board ran out {a-Hearts}{10-Spades}{3-Hearts}{6-Spades}{9-Hearts} and Gannon's kicker played eliminating Layne in 15th place.

Dan Gannon US 619,000 281,000
Robert Layne us Busted

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Owen Crowe Eliminated in 16th Place ($16,379)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Owen Crowe
Owen Crowe

Action folded to Owen Crowe in middle position who after sitting on a short stack for a few levels now, went all in for his final 75,000. Hiren Patel woke up with a monster in the small blind and went all in with {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts} forcing the big blind to fold.

Patel: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}
Crowe: {q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

It was pretty much over for Crowe when the flop came {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}{q-Clubs}. The {3-Clubs}{2-Spades} turn and river were dealt giving Patel trips and eliminating Crowe.

Hiren Patel us 1,135,000 35,000
Owen Crowe ca Busted

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Adam Shuman Eliminated in 17th Place ($16,379)

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Adam Shuman
Adam Shuman

Jonathan Taylor made a raise in early position to 24,000. He found resistance in Adam Shuman who raised to 63,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back around to Taylor who made four bet to 102,000. Shuman five-bet shove all in and Taylor quickly snapped him off.

Taylor: {A-Clubs}{A-Hearts}
Shuman: {K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}

It was a cooler situation for Shuman and it didn't get any better as the board rolled out {Q-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} eliminating him from the tournament in 17th place.

Final Two Tables

[user217945] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayer
4101Daniel Paska
4102Adam Shuman
4103Joseph Pergola
4104Russell Crane
4105Chris Hunichen
4106Tuan Vu
4107Jed Hoffman
4108Hunter Frey
4109Jonathan Taylor
   
4151Michael Gagliano
4152Morgan Machina
4153Hiren Patel
4154Blake Bohn
4155Patrick Kubat
4156Owen Crowe
4157Benjamin Dobson
4158Robert Layne
4159Dan Gannon

Erick Lindgren Eliminated in 19th Place ($13,260)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Erick Lindgren
Erick Lindgren

Jonathan Taylor raised to 24,000 and it folded to Erick Lindgren in the small blind who went all in. The big blind folded and Taylor called.

Taylor: {k-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}
Lindgren: {j-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

Lindgren didn't find any help on the {5-Spades}{3-Spades}{k-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{j-Hearts} board and was eliminated in 19th place.

Players are now redrawing for seats. Play will resume momentarily.

Jonathan Taylor us 820,000 155,000
Erick Lindgren us Busted

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