Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Bulgaria’s Dimitar Yosifov is the man to catch as Event #30 of the 2013 World Series of Poker progresses to its third and final day.
Day 2 saw 216 players take their seats in the cavernous Amazon Room and by the time 10 one-hour levels were completed only 13 players still had chips in front of them that required bagging up.
Each of the returnees sat down safe in the knowledge they would receive at least $1,935 for their efforts because the money bubble burst as play ended on Day 1. During the course of Day 2, the tournament lost the likes of Andrew Lichtenberger (133rd), Jonathan Aguiar (112nd), Xuan Liu (103rd), Nam Le (102nd), Todd Terry (98th), Mark “Pegasus” Smith (49th), Kevin MacPhee (42nd), Randy Lew (39th), John Racener (36th) and the overnight chip leader Antoine Saout (34th).
Despite losing a plethora of marquee players we were still treated to some intense poker action as the tournament reached the latter stages of Day 2. Some such action resulted in the aforementioned Yosifov becoming chip leader.
The hand in question, the largest of the tournament so far, saw Main Khoury open to 24,000 and Yosifov three-bet to 65,000. Khoury then four-bet to 115,000 only to see Yosifov stick in a five-bet to 200,000! The betting didn’t end there, either! Khoury moved all in and Yosifov snap-called creating a massive 1,234,000 chip pot!
Khoury turned over and was in big trouble against the of Yosifov. Khoury’s plight worsened as the flop came down followed by the turn and river. This hand left Khoury with just 6,000 chips (he was eliminated on the following hand) and saw Yosifov soar into a substantial chip lead.
Play resumes at 1:00pm local time and continues until one man has won all of the 6,324,000 chips that are currently in play. Who will be Event #30’s champion? Keep your browsers locked to PokerNews.com to find that answer out.
Here are the remaining chip counts for the last 13 in this event. The players are done for the night and will be coming back at 1:00 PM tomorrow to finish it out.
|Ryan Thomas Riess||306,000||306,000|
Jesse McEuen raised from under the gun. Action got to Brad Libson and he pushed his stack out which equalled 223,000. McEuen snap called for all the chips and the cards were flipped.
McEuen was in great shape to eliminate Libson. The board ran out . With that Brad Libson was eliminated in 14th place.
Jed Hoffman was all in with against Mathew Moore and his . Hoffman would need some help and a king. The flop came . The turn was the . The river the and that would be the end for Hoffman. He did add $15,822 to his already impressive three cashes this year.
As the minutes and second tick down towards the end of Day 2, play has dramatically slowed down. There is never a good time to bust from a tournament, but on the cusp of Day 3 must be the worst; especially when each player is only six eliminations away from a WSOP final table.
In what has been the largest pot of the tournament, two of the biggest stacks went up against each other, and there was indeed a war.
The war started harmless with Mazin Khoury raising to 24,000 preflop. His battle was against Dimitar Yosifov. Yosifov 3-bet to 65,000. The rest folded and action was back on Khoury. He 4-bet to 115,000. Now it was the Yosifov warrior who had to combat the raise. Yosifov stuck out a load of orange equaling over 200,000. Khoury looked back at his cards and announced "all in". Yosifov snap-called and the battle was to be played out on the board with all 1,234,000 going to the victor.
Yosifov was well ahead. The flop came . The turn the . The river and the final stab was . That did it for Khoury as he only had 6,000. His amazing run ended the next hand.
The victor, Dimitar Yosifov, won the biggest pot of the tournament. He turned his big stack into a monster stack with 1,234,000. He is all but surely heading into the final table.
Yury Gulyy has finished in 17th place and his quest for a WSOP bracelet will have to wait a while longer.
Gulyy open-shoved from UTG+1 and he was looked up by Matt Seer. Gulyy showed and Seer the .
Both players paired their ace on the board, Seer winning with his club flush.
Gary Robinson's tournament has ended, and although he is obviously disappointed he walks away with $12,635 and a great story to tell his friends.
Chris Dombrowski opened and quickly called when Robinson moved all-in for around 70,000. Robinson was narrowly ahead with his to Dombrowski's but that all changed on the flop. Dombrowski's hand stayed best as the and fell on the turn and river.
"I'm going home," said Robinson, "I'm going home but it has been a pleasure and I have gone further than I could ever have imagined."
Good game, sir. Good game indeed.
The action passed around to Yury Gulyy in the small blind and he elected to move all in with . Unfortunately for Gulyy, his plan of stealing the blinds without a showdown backfired because Jed Hoffman woke up with and he called.
The board won the hand for Hoffman and left Gulyy nursing a short stack.