Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Seth Berger Leads Final 31; Gruissem, Serock, Busquet in the Mix

[user80015] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Seth Berger
Seth Berger

Day 2 of Event #57: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em has come to an end with Seth Berger topping the final 31 players.

At the beginning of the day 235 players all had eyes of firstly making the money-paying top 81, but as players battle back-and-forth trying to climb the chip leaderboard many notables would fall with the likes of Maria Ho, Taylor Paur, Allen Cunningham, Calvin Anderson, Eugene Katchalov, Dan O'Brien and Mike Watson all finding themselves on the rail.

With dinner break fast approaching, so was the bubble, and although multiple players doubled, play would be paused so that some grub could be consumed. However on return it would only take a few hands before Eros Nastasi committed holding {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} but would be outdrawn by his opponent's {A-Clubs}{K-Diamonds} to leave the remaining 81 players guaranteed $9,175.

Chips would begin to fly as a multitude of players hit the rail with Tobias Reinkemeier (77th), Dani Stern (72nd), Barry Shulman (63rd), Dominik Nitsche (60th), Eric Baldwin (43rd), Phil Laak (41st) and Jared Hamby (35th) all bounced to the rail before play was called for the night. Of those remaining players it is Seth Berger who topped the counts with an impressive 986,000 however snapping on his heels include Philipp Gruissem (743,000) and Antonio Buonanno (732,000) as the top ten chip counts stack up follows.

Name Chip Count
Seth Berger986,000
Philipp Gruissem743,000
Antonio Buonanno732,000
Christian Rudolph668,000
Arthur Pro656,000
Dan Martin630,000
Matt Perrins619,000
Ravi Raghavan598,000
Joe Serock574,000
Olivier Busquet546,000

With play expected to play down to the final table of nine, highly skilled players such as Joe Serock, Olivier Busquet, Matt Berkey, Grant Levy and the short stacked Sam Trickett all still have a chance of grabbing their first WSOP bracelet here in Event #57.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be back on the floor at 1 p.m. local Las Vegas time on Thursday afternoon providing continuous live updates of every flopped set, turned straight and rivered flush live from Event #57 and the 2013 World Series of Poker!

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Official End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Seth Berger us 986,000 561,000
Philipp Gruissem de 743,000 293,000
Antonio Buonanno it 732,000 -8,000
Christian Rudolph de 668,000 248,000
Arthur Pro US 656,000 -14,000
Dan Martin us 630,000 225,000
Matt Perrins gb 619,000 119,000
Ravi Raghavan us 598,000 228,000
Joe Serock us 574,000 -1,000
Olivier Busquet us 546,000 -59,000
Jeff Papola US 543,000 193,000
Thomas Muehloecker at 451,000 111,000
Matt Berkey us 445,000 70,000
Randal Flowers us 433,000 -2,000
Anton Morgenstern de 348,000 -77,000
Viet Vo us 318,000 48,000
Pratyush Buddiga us 243,000 -27,000
Igor Yaroshevskyy ua 242,000 18,000
Giuseppe Pantaleo de 202,000 -158,000
Matt Schulte 201,000 81,000
Carter Swidler ca 184,000 -36,000
Grant Levy au 171,000 -19,000
Thayer Rasmussen us 158,000 -122,000
Alexandre Rivero US 155,000 -125,000
Sam Trickett gb 153,000 3,000

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Seven More Hands

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced that the remaining players will play seven more hands before the night ends.

Levy Doubles

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Giuseppe Pantaleo opened to 17,000 from the hijack, before Grany Levy moved all in for 86,000 from the button. The action folded back to Pantaleo who made the call.

Levy: {k-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Pantaleo: {6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}

“Good luck Aussie,” said Yaron Zeev Malki, wishing his table mate some luck.

“Thank you, I need it,” replied Levy, before the dealer then spread out the {9-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{10-Spades} flop.

“There it is,” added Malki, as Levy took the lead.

The board ran out the {8-Diamonds} and {2-Spades}, to see Levy double back up to 190,000 in chips.

Grant Levy au 190,000 -40,000

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Reilly Eliminated

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

The action folded around to Dan Martin on the button, who shoved all in. Timothy Reilly called from the small blind and showed his {9-}{9-}, which was good against Martin’s {q-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Unfortunately for Reilly, a {q-} would make its way on the turn, to see him eliminated from the tournament.

Timothy Reilly us Busted

Queens for Vo

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Jeff Papola opened to 17,000 and Viet Vo flatted next to act before Carter Swidler shoved all in for 223,000. Papola quickly folded but Vo thought for a few moments before calling all-in for 122,000.

Swider: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}
Vo: {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}

The {2-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}{A-Spades}{Q-Spades}{3-Diamonds} board ensured Vo the double to 270,000 as Swidler was left with 101,000 in chips.

Viet Vo us 270,000 80,000
Carter Swidler ca 101,000 -99,000

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Zografov Triples, Swidler Chips Up, Morgenstern Suffers

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Petar Zografov pushed all in for 40,000 and Anton Morgenstern called from the cutoff. With the action on Carter Swidler in the big blind, he moved all in for 146,000 and Morgenstern called.

Zografov: {J-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Morgenstern: {K-Clubs}{10-Spades}
Swidler: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}

The board ran out {J-Spades}{j-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} to see Zografov more than triple to 135,000 as Swidler moves to 200,000 and Morgenstern slips to 425,000.

Anton Morgenstern de 425,000 -60,000
Carter Swidler ca 200,000 20,000
Petar Zografov BD 135,000 104,000

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