Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 has come to a close here at Event 17 $1500 buy in No-Limit Hold’em. It was an action packed day that had a lot of players aiming for the top prize of $518,755. 226 players of the original 2,105 had come back today and 10 of them did not make the money. At the end of the day the field whittled to the final 15 and those players will be coming back tomorrow at 1:00 pm PST to play down to a champion.
The Chip Leader is none other that David “Bakes” Baker who bagged up 1,384,000 in chips and he will he one of the favorites going into tomorrow. He is followed closely by Samuel Taylor with 1,216,000 and Athanasios Polychronopoulos with 1,135,000.
Joe Cada still hot off his fourth place in the $1500 six-max event at the beginning of the series is still alive and doing well. He bagged up 540,000 and will go for his second bracelet tomorrow. Barry Greenstein also survived the day and he will try to get his stack of 367,000 through tomorrow’s field and into another gold bracelet.
Not everyone was so fortunate as many notables fell in the money. James Dempsey (150th), Jake Cody (126th), Vanessa Selbst (60th), Matt Jarvis (37th), Jacob Balsiger, (31st), Joe Kuether (26th), and Amnon Filippi (18th) all fell short from day 3.
Tomorrow should be a good day with several bracelet winners going for more gold. The action starts at 1:00 pm and the remaining 15 will play until there is a final table, move to the main stage, and play down until a champion. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all your latest on Event 17.
Here are your unofficial chip counts after two full days of play.
|David "Bakes" Baker||1,384,000||184,000|
|Paul Francoi Tedeschi||850,000||-70,000|
The Clock has read 0:00 and the players are done for the day. The final 15 players will return tomorrow at 1 pm to finish this event off.
Mike Kurth got it all-in with the against Byron Kaverman's , and was in a dominant position to notch the knockout.
Kaverman caught his kicker and took the lead on the flop, but the on the turn was a bolt of lightning, striking down his hopes of making the final table. A harmless on the river sealed the deal, and Kurth moved his stack back to a respectable level as Day 2 draws to a close.
Joshua Hillock with got all his money in against Joseph Ward's . The flop came . The turn brought an inside straight draw for Ward with the and the river came the giving Ward a winning straight. Hillock wanted his hand to hold but couldn't and he now exits in 17th place.
Amnon Filippi got his tiny stack in and lost when his pocket fives lost to his opponent's ace-jack. For his efforts he will finish in 18th with $18,926.
A Texas Hold'em tournament is often decided when the game's premium hands clash, and Amnon Filippi just found himself on the wrong end of that equation.
Holding , Filippi got his chips into the middle preflop, but he soon discovered that Everett Carlton held the goods: .
Bemoaning his fate by telling a friend at the other table "kings versus aces, f--k me," Filippi watched as the board ran out , and despite picking up a few additional outs on the flop, he shipped almost every chip he had to Carlton in the next seat over.
|David "Bakes" Baker||1,200,000||-100,000|
|Paul Francoi Tedeschi||920,000||35,000|
|359||7||David "Bakes" Baker|
|353||4||Paul Francoi Tedeschi|