Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Ojiri leads; Arieh Healthy

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
OJ Ojiri, Day 2 Chip Leader
OJ Ojiri, Day 2 Chip Leader

After 10 levels of play, Day 2 has come to an end for Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. OJ Ojiri holds the chip lead with 1,510,000 followed by Rahul Raju Byrraju with 1,190,000. A few other notables still in the field are Nicolas Levi (762,000), Josh Arieh (517,000) and Jonathan Tamayo (100,000).

The day began with 243 players all vying for a spot in the top 198, because that was the magic number to secure a payday. It took about one hour into the day before the money was reached. Following that milestone, a flurry of bustouts ensued including such notables as Lee Childs (190th), Erik Seidel (170th), Dan Smith (161th), David Peters (114th), Pius Heinz (112th), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (64th), Matt Stout (52nd), Jesse Sylvia (35th) and Matt Marafioti (30th).

Tomorrow the final 23 players return to the Blue Section of the Amazon Room with their eyes on the first-place prize of $730,756 and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Stay with PokerNews as we continue to bring live reports from the tournament floor and hand-for-hand coverage of the final table. See you tomorrow.

Tags: Dan SmithDavid PetersErik SeidelJesse SylviaJonathan TamayoJosh AriehLee ChildsMarc LadouceurMatt MarafiotiMatt StoutNicolas LeviOJ OjiriPius HeinzRahul Byrraju

Final Day 2 Counts (full)

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
OJ Ojiri 1,510,000 10,000
Rahul Raju Byrraju 1,190,000 580,000
Vincent Maglio 884,000 484,000
Eric Kurtzman us 832,000 282,000
Mark Golub ca 805,000 180,000
Sebastien Comel fr 781,000 65,000
Nicolas Levi fr 762,000 -28,000
Alex Dovzhenko ua 727,000 -123,000
Sergey Lebedev ru 638,000 547,800
Fabian Deimann 622,000 227,000
Nicolas Faure 620,000 554,200
Kirill Rabtsov 609,000 564,700
Ricardo Fasanaro BR 526,000
Josh Arieh us 517,000 17,000
John Scaife 360,000 125,000
Chris Karambinis us 300,000 30,000
Owen Crowe ca 300,000 -90,000
Joseph Ward 290,000 -100,000
Mario Silvestri us 269,000 204,000
Alan Bertenshaw 231,000
Dan Owen us 200,000 121,100
Nikolaus Teichert de 167,000 110,200
Jonathan Tamayo us 100,000 -48,000

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• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Play has ended for the night, and we'll bring you final chip counts shortly.

Dovzhenko Doubles Through Arieh

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Alex Dovzhenko bet 52,000 after Josh Arieh checked to him on a board of {6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{k-Clubs}{q-Spades}. Arieh pushed all in, and Dovzhenko called.

Arieh: {a-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}
Dovzhenko: {k-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

Arieh had been caught semi-bluffing, and he needed a club to eliminate his opponent. The river was the {9-Hearts} though, and Dovzhenko doubled up.

Alex Dovzhenko ua 850,000 766,400
Josh Arieh us 500,000 -280,000

Andrey Pateychuk Eliminated in 27th Place ($21,326)

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

We were in the process of documenting the seat draw when we noticed some action on table #443. It folded around to Andrey Pateychuk on the button who moved all in for his final 115,000. Sergey Lebedev, in the small blind, woke up with a hand and called.

Pateychuk: {3-Diamonds}{3-Spades}
Lebedev: {a-Diamonds}{q-Spades}

The flop found a little something for everyone when it came {2-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{3-Hearts} but it kept Pateychuk in the lead. The {q-Diamonds} turn gave Pateychuk a reason to groan and someone said "it's never easy". And easy it wasn't, as the {q-Clubs} came on the river to give Lebedev a better full house and eliminating Pateychuk in 27th place.

Tags: Andrey PateychukSergey Lebedev

Final 27 Seat Draw

• Level 21: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeat Player
4431OJ Ojiri
4432Sebastien Comel
4433Owen Crowe
4434AJ Bertenshaw
4435Chris Karambinis
4436Jamil Kanji
4437Andrey Pateychuk
4438Sergey Lebedev
4439Rahul Raju Byrraju
TableSeat Player
4441Ricardo Fasanaro
4442Mario Silvestri
4443Nicolas Levi
4444Fabian Craib
4445Dan Owen
4446Eric Kurtzman
4447Mark Golub
4448Jonathan Tamayo
4449Kirill Rabtsov
TableSeat Player
4451Christopher Winter
4452Joseph Ward
4453Josh Arieh
4454Jack Salter
4455Nicolas Faure
4456John Scaife
4457Alex Dovzhenko
4458Vincent Maglio
4459Nikolaus Teichert