Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
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.
|6||Robert James Bloom||103,000|
Players are bagging up, and we'll have chip counts and Day 3 seating assignments posted shortly.
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 was way behind. He didn't improve his hand.
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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 . Lee had made the call with .
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.
Austin Apicella pushed all in from the cutoff with , and Tommy Townsend called from the small blind with . The board ran out , 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.
The flop came , and Martin took a hammerlock on the hand. The turn and river were and , and Martin took two scalps in one hand.
Back at Table 415, another all in was underway. Barry Allen had open shoved with , and Daniel Bishop called with . The tens held up to cripple Allen, as he slightly covered Bishop.
Finally, David Adler had limped his and ran into the nightmare scenario. Masayuki Nagata had flopped two pair with on a board and the two got it all in. The aces didn't improve, and Adler hit the rail.
We didn't catch the hand, but Eoghan O'Dea was sent to the rail in 23rd place.
Dan Martin raised to 25,000 from the cutoff, and Jason Lee shoved with from the small blind. Martin made the call with . The board ran out , and Martin sent Lee to the rail.