Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

[user139916] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
4461Nam Le361,000
4463Jia Liu351,000
4464Andrii Tolsteneko116,000
4465Jonathan Tamayo109,000
4466Ryan Olisar815,000
4467Darren Rabinowitz181,000
4468Charles Sylvestre787,000
4469Seth Baker175,000
4471Ruben Ybarra155,000
4472Joshua Weiss95,000
4473Makoto Yoshimichi107,000
4475David Olmsted278,000
4476Jeffrey Borneman153,000
4477James Matteucci383,000
4478Mark Wilds58,000
4479William Guerrero185,000
4482Michael Cooper187,000
4483Cole Jackson93,000
4484Dermot Blain234,000
4485Douglas Stewart121,000
4486Seth Berger994,000
4488Travis Wiedower354,000
4489Gregory Schaefer77,000
4521Dmitrii Valouev182,000
4522Garrick Lau346,000
4523Guy Dunlap146,000
4526Derek Buonano104,000
4527Jeffrey Fagan113,000
4528Ping Liu475,000
4529Vladimir Geshkenbein400,000
4531Oliver Greer120,000
4532Scott Seiver163,000
4533Sunny Chattha141,000
4534Aaron Steury81,000
4535Ryan Tepen313,000
4538Jonathan Azoulay249,000
4539Binh Ta165,000

End-Of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

[user139916] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Seth Berger us 994,000
Ryan Olisar us 815,000
Charles Sylvestre ca 787,000
Ping Liu us 475,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru 400,000
James Matteucci 383,000
Nam Le us 361,000
Travis Wiedower 354,000
Jia Liu us 351,000
Garrick Lau 346,000
Ryan Tepen us 313,000
David Olmsted 278,000
Jonathan Azoulay us 249,000
Dermot Blain ie 234,000
Michael Cooper us 187,000
William Guerrero 185,000
Dmitrii Valouev 182,000
Darren Rabinowitz us 181,000
Seth Baker 175,000
Binh Ta 165,000
Scott Seiver us 163,000
Ruben Ybarra 155,000
Jeff Borneman 153,000
Guy Dunlap 146,000
Sunny Chattha gb 141,000

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Day 2 Ends with Seth Berger Leading and Ryan Olisar Looking For Back To Back Final Tables

[user217945] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Seth Berger
Seth Berger

Last year in Event 9: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Re-Entry, Ashkan Razavi took home the bracelet and $781,398. Today we saw three of the final tablists from that event make a run at the final table for the second year in a row. Ashkan Razavi and Amanda Musumeci both finished today in the top 200 players and netted a small payday, but in the end it was another one of the final tablists, Ryan Olisar, who lasted the longest and finished with 815,000 chips. Seth Berger managed to bag up the most chips with 994,000. Berger and Olisar were closely trailed by Charle Sylvestre who finished in third with 787,000 chips.

The day began with 543 players of the original 3,164 field. On top were Thiago Nishijima, who failed to make the money, and Jerry Payne who finished in 215th place, grabbing him a $2,335 payday. Early in the day, the money bubble was burst but as soon as hand for hand play was over the players began dropping like flies. Also busting today were pros such as Adam Levy, Burt Boutin, Amanda Baker, Ryan Laplante, Leo Wolpert, and Eric Baldwin, each of whom netted a small payday.

Ryan Olisar spent most of the day up and down, hovering around the chip average, but in the second to last level of the night, Olisar finally found a spot to pick up speed. In the hand one player was all in for about 70,000 with {K-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, another for about 100,000 with {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}, and Olisar had them both in bad shape with {A-Hearts}{A-Spades}. The board ran out a harmless {J-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{8-Spades}, vaulting Olisar into the chip lead at the time.

Right on Olisar's tail was Charles Sylvestre who was in the chip lead for most of the day. We saw him pick up a huge pot late in the night that pushed him into the chip lead before Olisar took it over. In the huge hand A.J. Thompson opened for 8,000 and received calls from the small blind and Charles Sylvestre, who was in the big. Two checks on the {5-Hearts}{10-Spades}{7-Clubs} flop saw Thompson bet 17,500, the small blind fold and Sylvestre wake up with a check-raise to 50,000. Thompson responded with a three-bet to 125,000, Sylvestre moved all in with what turned out to be the {5-Clubs}{7-Spades} and Thompson called off his stack holding the {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}.

Neither the {3-Spades} turn nor {2-Spades} river helped Thompson and he was eliminated from the tournament while Sylvestre raked in a pot of approximately 600,000.

But it was Seth Berger who finished up top. He went on a real heater in the last few levels of the night culminating with his elimination of Kenny Nguyen with {A-}{K-} against Nguyen's {A-}{Q-}.

Tomorrow Berger will return as the chip leader heading the final 38 players. They will return at 1:00 P.M. and attempt to play to a winner. We will begin at level 19 with the blinds at 4000/8000 and a 1000 chip ante. Make sure you tune in to PokerNews.com for up to the minute updates as we pave our way to a champion.

"I'm the Boss"

[user217945] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante

Garrick Lau is the boss apparently. At Scott Seiver and Vladimir Geshkenbein's table, a long running joke has been Geshkenbein telling everyone at the table periodically that they are "the boss."

In a recent hand, after a preflop raise, Lau and Geshkenbein were heads up in a pot. Lau bet 30,000 on the flop of {7-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds} and was called by Geshkenbein.

On the {4-Hearts} turn, Lau bet out 60,000 but this time, Geshkenbein folded.

"I'm the boss," Lau proclaimed after the hand, tossing over his {K-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}. With that hand, Lau moved up the chip counts with 388,500 chips.

Garrick Lau 388,500 88,500

Chip Counts

[user139916] • Level 18: 3,000-6,000, 500 ante
Ryan Olisar us 770,000 -30,000
Charles Sylvestre ca 570,000 -30,000
Seth Berger us 515,000 155,000
Nam Le us 395,000 175,000
Vladimir Geshkenbein ru 380,000 -30,000
Kenny Nguyen us 335,000 15,000
Jia Liu us 330,000 50,000
Ryan Tepen us 200,000 -8,500
Dermot Blain ie 160,000
Ravi Raghavan us 145,000 45,000
Scott Seiver us 134,000 -16,000
Michael Cooper us 120,000 31,000
Jonathan Tamayo us 120,000 -60,000
Aaron Steury us 95,000 -11,000