Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #49: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Robin Ylitalo Leads Event #49 Where Only 21 Players Remain

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Robin Ylitalo
Robin Ylitalo

Day 2 of Event #49, the $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament, has ended and only 21 players remain in the field. Of those 21, Robin Ylitalo is the man to catch; his 1,151,000 stack being the largest of the surviving players.

Ylitalo, a Swedish professional poker player, has some excellent results in major live tournaments in Europe including a final table appearance at the EPT Campione Main Event and at the WP Copenhagen Main Event. Ylitalo has one cash at the WSOP, ironically it came in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em event at the 2012 WSOP where he finished 32nd. He’s guaranteed to beat that finish in this event.

Paul DaSilva goes into the third and final day’s play as the only other player to bag up a seven-figure stack. We have been unable to uncover any major live cashes belonging to DaSilva, but he and the rest of the field in Event #49 are guaranteed to take home at least $15,622 for their efforts so far.

Taras Kripps and Valentin Messina both ended with over 900,000 chips each, too.

Other notables to look out for on Day 3 include British pro Barny Boatman (347,000) and Kevin MacPhee (136,000). The latter lost all but three big blinds of his stack during the second half of play on Day 2, but managed to grind his way through to make Day 3. He will start with less than 10 big blind, but if anyone can claw his way back into contention from such a position it is MacPhee.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. Las Vegas time and will continue until one man has won all of the chips in play. This player will become Event #49’s champion, a title worth more than the WSOP bracelet and the $546,080 awarded to them.

Tags: Robin Ylitalo

Day 3 Seat Draw

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Table 410

SeatPlayerChips
1Valentin Messina905,000
2Luis Silva325,000
3Empty 
4Empty 
5Barny Boatman347,000
6Sergei Stazhkov410,000
7Roger Lussier231,000
8Jan Eric Schwippert459,000
9Brian O'Donoghue772,000

Table 409

SeatPlayerChips
1Aditya Prastyo344,000
2J. Austin Hijar638,000
3Empty 
4Noah Sandler616,000
5Empty 
6Robert Redman289,000
7Greg Oleson183,000
8Walter Treccarichi757,000
9Paul DaSilva1,129,000

Table 415

SeatPlayerChips
1Kevin MacPhee136,000
2Taras Kripps945,000
3Van Tran207,000
4Robin Ylitalo1,151,000
5Empty 
6Michael Quick343,000
7Empty 
8Michael Perrone145,000
9Mike Jukich365,000

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Robin Ylitalo se 1,151,000 171,000
Paul Dasilva US 1,129,000 749,000
Taras Kripps CA 945,000 345,000
Valentin Messina fr 905,000 335,000
Brian O'Donoghue US 772,000 342,000
Walter Treccarichi it 757,000 512,000
J. Austin Hijar US 638,000 278,000
Noah Sandler US 616,000 302,000
Jan Eric Schwippert de 459,000 459,000
Sergei Stazhkov RU 410,000 -55,000
Michael Jukich US 365,000 319,700
Barny Boatman gb 347,000 112,000
Aditya Prastyo (Aditya Prasetyo) 344,000 344,000
Michael Quick US 343,000 307,700
Luis Silva us 325,000 325,000
Robert Redman us 289,000 144,000
Roger Lussier us 231,000 -9,000
Van Tran us 207,000 -243,000
Greg Oleson US 183,000 168,000
Michael Perrone us 145,000
Kevin MacPhee us 136,000 74,000

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Play's Grinding to a Halt

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With less than eight minutes until Day 2 ends, the players seem content with passing the blinds around and settling pots preflop. It is going to take a cooler of a hand to see anyone crash out of the tournament at this stage. Not only is there the prestige of reaching a Day 3 of a WSOP event, the players can all but taste the $546,080 first place prize and that coveted gold bracelet.

Jukich Caught Bluffing

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Michael Jukich opened with a raise from the cutoff and then quickly called when Taras Kripps three-bet to 55,000 in the small blind. The dealer spread out the {9-Hearts}{A-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} flop and Kripps led for 55,000. Jukich then raised to 110,000 in total but instantly folded when Kripps moved all in.

Tags: Mike JukichTaras Kripps

The Bracelet is Getting Closer

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Table 443

SeatPlayer
1Aditya Prastyo
2Gordon Vayo
3Greg Olesah
4Noah Sandler
5Yun Lo
6Bob Redman
7Roger Lussier
8Ryan Hartman
9Paul Dasilva

Table 444

SeatPlayer
1Valentin Messina
2David Peters
3Walter Treccarichi
4Hoa Vinh Luong
5Barny Boatman
6Sergei Stazhkov
7Roger Lussier
8Jan Eric Schwippert
9Brian O'Dononghue

Table 445

SeatPlayer
1Kevin MacPhee
2Taras Kripps
3Van Tran
4Robin Ylitalo
5Russell Crane
6Mike Quick
7J. Austin Hijar
8Luis Silva
9Michael Jukich

Snap-Shove, Snap-Fold

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We joined the action on a {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds}{4-Hearts} flop, where Robert Little had checked in the big blind. British favorite Barny Boatman bet 23,000 from the cutoff only to see Little make it 55,000. No sooner had Little's chips hit the felt, Boatman had raised all in. Little snap-folded and Boatman scooped the pot.

Tags: Barny BoatmanRobert Little