Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #60: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Cy Williams Leads Final 15; Loni Harwood Still in Hunt

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Cy Williams
Cy Williams

At the start of the day, 297 players were hoping to set themselves up for a final table run in Event #60 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. After 11 levels of play, only 15 still have a shot at obtaining that goal, and the player in prime position to do so is Cy Williams, who bagged up 1.372 million chips. Not far behind is Bijon Notash with 1.255 million, and Daniel Cascado (1.106 million), who just finished runner up in Event #24 earlier this summer.

Along the way to the end of the day, the following players were eliminated: Manig Loeser (269th), Jeremy Ausmus (219th), Bryan Micon (162nd), Rupert Elder (125th), Bill Chen (112th), Lauren Kling (91st), Melanie Weisner (78th), Yuval Bronshtein (44th), and Jeff Madsen (33rd).

We still have a few notables in the hunt for the bracelet, including circuit grinder Hiren Patel (1.099 million), Loni Harwood (669,000) and Ryan Julius (479,000).

The final 15 will return at 1 p.m. tomorrow, and they will play down to a winner by the end of the night. Be sure to come back to PokerNews for all of the live updates, including hand-for-hand coverage of the final table. Until then, good night from Las Vegas!

Official Chip Counts (full)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Cy Williams us 1,372,000 -28,000
Bijon Notash US 1,255,000 595,000
Daniel Cascado GB 1,106,000 26,000
Hiren Patel us 1,099,000 414,000
Mika Paasonen US 911,000 186,000
Songjie Zhou 854,000 -6,000
Jason Reynolds 746,000 -274,000
Yngve Steen no 678,000 8,000
Loni Harwood us 669,000 14,000
Asi Moshe il 650,000 250,000
Cormac Ohiggins 615,000 -95,000
Ryan Julius US 479,000 -256,000
Maksim Tyurin 433,000 -32,000
Ashwin Sarin us 383,000 138,000
Yongjun Lu 230,000 20,000

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The Day Is Done

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Players are bagging and tagging. We will be back with chip counts shortly.

Aleksejs Meless Eliminated in 17th Place ($21,748)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Aleksejs Meless
Aleksejs Meless

Aleksejs Meless raised it up to 50,000 in middle position, leaving himself just 75,000 behind. Yongshuo Zheng reraised to 100,000, and when it got back to Meless, he moved all in for just 25,000 more. Zheng quickly called.

Meless: {4-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Zheng: {q-Spades}{q-Hearts}

Meless was in rough shape versus the big pair of Zheng, and he never had a sweat, as the board ran down {10-Spades}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}. After winning that hand, Zheng is now up to 860,000.

Songjie Zhou 860,000 475,000
Aleksejs Meless Busted

Tags: Aleksejs MelessYongshuo Zheng

Henry Lu Eliminated in 18th Place ($21,748)

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Henry Lu
Henry Lu

The action folded to Hiren Patel in the small blind who raised to 40,000. Henry Lu, the big blind, reraised to 84,000 and it was back on Patel. Patel 4-bet to 172,000 and Lu 5-bet shoved. Patel called and the hands were tabled.

Patel: {j-Diamonds}{j-Hearts}
Lu: {10-Spades}{10-Hearts}

Lu was behind and was the player at risk as they headed to the flop. It came {5-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{a-Diamonds} and gave Patel a set. The {j-Spades} turn gave Patel quads and Lu was drawing dead. To add a bit of salt to the wound, a {10-Clubs} came on the river and Lu was sent to the rail in 18th place.

Tags: Henry LuHiren Patel

Full Updated Counts

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante
Cy Williams us 1,400,000 100,000
Daniel Cascado GB 1,080,000 170,000
Jason Reynolds 1,020,000 325,000
Ryan Julius US 735,000 140,000
Mika Paasonen US 725,000 -220,000
Cormac Ohiggins 710,000 130,000
Hiren Patel us 685,000 150,000
Yngve Steen no 670,000 403,000
Bijon Notash US 660,000 -200,000
Loni Harwood us 655,000 390,000
Henry Lu us 575,000 65,000
Maksim Tyurin 465,000 465,000
Asi Moshe il 400,000 -75,000
Songjie Zhou 385,000 145,000
Ashwin Sarin us 245,000 -15,000
Yongjun Lu 210,000 -135,000
Emil Olesson 171,000 -99,000
Aleksejs Meless 170,000 -68,000

Final Two Tables

• Level 22: 8,000-16,000, 2,000 ante

Table 349

1Cormac Ohiggins
2Bijon Notash
3Daniel Cascado
4Maksim Tyurin
5Yngve Steen
6Ryan Julius
7Loni Harwood
8Jason Reynolds
9Asi Moshe

Table 355

1Henry Lu
2Cy Williams
3Ashwin Sarin
4Emil Olesson
5Yongjun Lu
6Mika Paasonen
7Aleksejs Meless
8Songjie Zhou
9Hiren Patel