Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
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.
|Rahul Raju Byrraju||1,190,000||580,000|
Play has ended for the night, and we'll bring you final chip counts shortly.
Jack Salter and Vincent Maglio had all the chips in the middle preflop, however it was Salter at risk.
Salter would need to see some improvement to his hand but it wouldn't materialize on the [7c3h6h108d] board. Salter left the tournament in 24th place.
Christopher Winter got it all in with against the of Vincent Maglio. Maglio rivered a queen to eliminate Winter in 25th.
OJ Ojiri raised to 35,000 under the gun, and Jamil Kanji shipped it for 290,000 on the button. Ojiri thought for a bit and made the call.
Ojiri had his opponent dominated, and the board ran out , eliminating Kanji.
Alex Dovzhenko bet 52,000 after Josh Arieh checked to him on a board of . Arieh pushed all in, and Dovzhenko called.
Arieh had been caught semi-bluffing, and he needed a club to eliminate his opponent. The river was the though, and Dovzhenko doubled up.
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.
The flop found a little something for everyone when it came but it kept Pateychuk in the lead. The turn gave Pateychuk a reason to groan and someone said "it's never easy". And easy it wasn't, as the came on the river to give Lebedev a better full house and eliminating Pateychuk in 27th place.
|443||9||Rahul Raju Byrraju|