Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Nagata Leads Final 16; Cloutier Still in Contention

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Masayuki Nagata holds a large chip lead.
Masayuki Nagata holds a large chip lead.

We began the day with 223 players, and just 16 survived today's 10 levels of play.

Masayuki Nagata bagged 1,742,000 chips to lead remaining players at the end of Day 2 here at Event #28: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em. He holds the chip lead by a wide margin over fellow big stack Dan Martin (1,050,000). Terik Brown (755,000), William Cogan (750,000) and Tommy Townsend (670,000) round out the top five.

Perhaps the biggest story coming out of today, however, is the survival of tournament legend TJ Cloutier. In an era when the game seems to be getting younger and younger, the 73-year-old defied the odds, and he's attempting to secure his seventh World Series of Poker bracelet. He bagged one of the shorter stacks, 335,000, but that hasn't been a hindrance to him thus far, as he mostly hung around with a stack near the tournament average.

Notable players eliminated today include Olivier Busquet (26th), James Woods (54th), Eric Baldwin (60th), Phil Collins (80th) and Men Nguyen (156th).

Play resumes tomorrow at 1 p.m., at which point the tournament will be played down to a winner, who will claim $521,202.

Tags: Dan MartinMasayuki NagataT.J. CloutierTerik BrownTommy TownsendWilliam Cogan

Day 3 Stacks and Seating Assignments (full)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 409

SeatPlayerStack
1Peter Nguyen425,000
2Steve Bartlett576,000
3Zach Humphrey237,000
4William Cogan750,000
5Majid Yahyaei538,000
6Dan Martin1,050,000
7Joe Cappuccio573,000
8--empty--n/a
9James Lee573,000

Table 410

SeatPlayerStack
1Tommy Townsend678,000
2Tim Stickradt522,000
3Terik Brown755,000
4Daniel Bishop317,000
5Masayuki Nagata1,742,000
6Robert James Bloom103,000
7Jason Duval378,000
8--empty--n/a
9TJ Cloutier335,000
Masayuki Nagata jp 1,742,000 770,000
Dan Martin us 1,050,000 560,000
Terik Brown US 755,000 395,000
William Cogan US 750,000 292,000
Tommy Townsend us 673,000 473,000
Stephen Bartlett US 576,000 -234,000
James Lee us 573,000 -47,000
Joseph Cappuccio us 571,000
Majid Yahyaei us 538,000 188,000
Timothy Stickradt US 522,000 140,000
Peter Nguyen us 425,000 65,000
Jason Duval ca 378,000 -42,000
TJ Cloutier us 335,000 45,000
Daniel Bishop us 317,000 107,000
Zachary Humphrey us 237,000 -23,000
Jason Bloom 103,000 -132,000

Day 2 Ends

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Players are bagging up, and we'll have chip counts and Day 3 seating assignments posted shortly.

Barry Allen Eliminated in 17th Place ($19,015)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Barry Allen - 17th Place.
Barry Allen - 17th Place.

Barry Allen put his last 11,000 in the pot, and both blinds called. Dan Martin bet out when checked to on the flop, and small blind folded. Martin had flopped a pair of fours, and Allen's {a-}{3-} was way behind. He didn't improve his hand.

Barry Allen US Busted

Tags: Barry Allen

Plenty of Extras Being Given Away At This Year's WSOP

[user68268] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The buzz inside the walls of the Rio extends beyond just the tournaments on the 2013 World Series of Poker schedule. Online poker in Nevada is a very, very hot topic right now, and WSOP.com is making a lot of noise.

While the site has yet to launch, you can head to the Lambada Room of the Rio or look for one of the beautiful and friendly WSOP.com ladies walking the hallways to sign up for a free, personal WSOP.com online poker account. This is a great way to get a jump on the site's registration, and plenty of people have already taken this opportunity.

What's more is that the WSOP will be hosting daily raffles for everyone that has taken the time to register for WSOP.com at the Rio. What can you win? Plenty of fantastic prizes including 36 WSOP seats!

Players 21 years of age and older who sign up for a WSOP.com account will automatically be entered into the “36-Seat Giveaway” where a randomly-selected winner will win a seat into the next day’s first WSOP gold bracelet event. One of the events eligible in this promotion is the $111,111 One Drop High Roller No-Limit Hold’em tournament that is expected to feature a $10,000,000 prize pool and allow you to play poker with the biggest names in the game. In total, $182,333 in WSOP seats, including a seat to the WSOP Main Event, are being given away during this one-of-a-kind WSOP.com promotion.

In addition to the 36-Seat Giveaway, a “Hot Seat” promotion will allow any player who signs up for a WSOP.com online account and wears their WSOP.com patch on their chest at the table while playing an event to be randomly selected to receive 500 bonus dollars deposited directly into their WSOP.com online account once the site has received all regulatory approvals and launches.

With 62 WSOP gold bracelet events and three winners promised for the Main Event, this promotion includes $32,000 worth of value to those participating.

Tags: WsopWSOP.com

Frederick Li Eliminated in 18th Place ($19,015)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Frederick Li
Frederick Li

Frederick Li moved all in from under the gun. Action folded around to James Lee in the big blind who after some thought made the call. Li was behind and he needed to catch up with his {A-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}. Lee had made the call with {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}.

After the board ran out, both players had made a pair of aces, but Lee had the better kicker and he sent Li packing to the payout desk.

Frederick Li us Busted

Flurry of Busts at the Same Time

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Masayuki Nagata flopped two pair against AA.
Masayuki Nagata flopped two pair against AA.

Austin Apicella pushed all in from the cutoff with {4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}, and Tommy Townsend called from the small blind with {a-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out {10-}{q-}{10-}{7-}{7-}, and Apicella was out.

Meanwhile, Robert Lum pushed his short stack all in from the small blind after Dan Martin opened for a raise from late position. Makoto Yoshimichi went all in from the big blind, and Martin called.

Yoshimichi: {7-Spades}{7-Diamonds}
Lum: {2-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}
Martin: {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}

The flop came {9-Hearts}{10-Spades}{q-Spades}, and Martin took a hammerlock on the hand. The turn and river were {a-Clubs} and {6-Spades}, and Martin took two scalps in one hand.

Back at Table 415, another all in was underway. Barry Allen had open shoved with {2-Clubs}{2-Spades}, and Daniel Bishop called with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. The tens held up to cripple Allen, as he slightly covered Bishop.

Finally, David Adler had limped his {a-}{a-} and ran into the nightmare scenario. Masayuki Nagata had flopped two pair with {7-}{2-} on a {k-}{2-}{7-} board and the two got it all in. The aces didn't improve, and Adler hit the rail.

Barry Allen US 12,000 -298,000
Austin Apicella US Busted
Robert Lum US Busted
Makoto Yoshimichi JP Busted
David Adler US Busted

Tags: Austin ApicellaBarry AllenDan MartinDaniel BishopDavid AdlerMakoto YoshimichiMasayuki NagataTommy Townsend

Lee Eliminated

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Dan Martin raised to 25,000 from the cutoff, and Jason Lee shoved with {k-Diamonds}{q-Diamonds} from the small blind. Martin made the call with {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The board ran out {6-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}{a-Diamonds}, and Martin sent Lee to the rail.

Jason Lee us Busted

Tags: Jason LeeDan Martin