Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Play began today with 120 players at 10 separate tables attempting to make it to Day 3 and the final 12. The field was still stacked with notables at the beginning of the day. That number was reached by the end of the day with several notables making it through and several others looking to make a name for themselves in the poker community by winning their table and advancing to the final 12.
Nacho Barbero made it through the day and onto tomorrow by controlling his table for most of the day. Barbero started early by picking up the chip lead. In one spot he picked up a massive advantage by eliminated Andreas Hoivold and Andrew Teng on the same hand when he rivered a full house with . That propelled him into a massive lead that he did not relinquish until three handed play. Just before three handed play, Barbero eliminated Allen Kessler and held three-fourths of the chips in play. The chip lead was exchanged several times before Barbero won another massive three way all in to regain the chip lead. He ended up defeating Sebastion Saffari in heads up play to move on to tomorrow.
Kevin Vandersmissen was at one of the arguably tougher tables in the field featuring Aaron Jones, Jesse Sylvia, Amanda Musumeci and Maxim Lykov. At one point Vandersmissen was down to less than ten big blinds after shoving into the quad nines of Steve Hohn, but he was able to battle back and make it into heads up play. Vandersmissen was able to extract his revenge in heads-up play against Hohn. At the end of the match Vandersmissen and Hohn got it all in preflop with Vandersmissen holding against Hohn's . Vandersmissen flopped a ten and that was all she wrote for Hohn. After facing a tough table and a short stack, Vandersmissen advanced into day three and has his eye on the bracelet.
One of the last heads up tables playing into the night was Erik Seidel and Simeon Naydenov. Seidel cruised through most of the day with a short stack and was almost able to make it through to Day 3, but at the end of the night Naydenov woke up with when Seidel was sitting with . Naydenov dispatched of Seidel and he will advance to tomorrow to take a shot at making his second shootout final table of the 2013 World Series of Poker.
Others who made it into day three include Tobias Wenker, Andrew Kloc, Noah Bronstein, Sumanth Reddy, Jake Schwartz, Vladimir Kochelaevskiy, Jan Kropacek, Mike Watson, and Salman Behbehani. We'll be back tomorrow with updates from all these players and the final table of Event #36: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all the updates.
Pierre Peretti opened from the button to 12,000. From the big blind Noah Bronstein effectively moved all in with his covering stack. Pierre Peretti looked pained but eventually called.
The board rolled out locking up the win for Bronstein and advancing him into the final 12.
Simeon Naydenov knows how to play shootouts. He came 10th in the $3,000 Shootout No-Limit Hold'em event earlier this series. He just locked up his seat for tomorrow's final 12 by taking out one of the greats in Erik Seidel.
In a back and forth match Naydendov finally grabbed the chip lead when he got his in against Seidel's . Naydendov had to sweat an eight for the victory. The board ran pure to give Naydendov the win and send Seidel packing.
Naydendov will go into tomorrow with 444,000.
Andrew Kloc check-raised David Paredes' 14,000 bet to 40,000 on a flop of . Paredes made the call. The turn came , and Kloc immediately shipped all in. Paredes thought for a bit before announcing a call.
Both had top pair, but Kloc had a hammerlock on the hand with a better kicker and a flush draw. The river was a , and Paredes was out in second at his table.
Kevin Vandersmissen instantly called Steve Hohn's all in with . Hohn held and the two were off to the races.
The flop came . That gave Vandersmissen a set and Hohn an inside straight draw. Hohn would need a king to survive. The turn came the and no help to Hohn. The river came the and that did the deed. Hohn was eliminated and Vandermissen bagged his chips equalling 448,000.
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Noah Bronstein and Pierre Peretti are locked in a heads-up battle on Table 438.
Players have resumed the tournament.