Day 2c completed
Day 2c completed
|Dirk Vanluijk (Dick Van Luijk)||435,000|
|Raj Singh (Amritraj Singh)||284,100|
Day 2c has come to a close here at the 2013 World Series of Poker Main Event. The Rio was a jam-packed place for poker's greatest tournament all day long, with play taking place in all three rooms. At the end of the night, Mark Kroon finished on top of the leader board with 507,300 in chips.
Kroon began the day as the overall leader, and picked up right where he left off. In the first level of the day, Level 6, Kroon was involved on a flop of . He led with a bet of 2,525, and one opponent called before a third player in the hand raised to 6,000. Both Kroon and the other player called, and the turn brought the . Kroon led again, this time for 10,025. Both opponents called. Then, on the river, Kroon bet 10,575. The next player called before the third folded. Kroon showed the for trip sixes and won the pot.
Plenty of big name poker pros, celebrities and athletes were in the mix today including Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi, Jason Mercier, Phil Hellmuth, Nate Silver, Haralabos Voulgaris, Gerard Piqué and Roberto Luongo, just to name a few. Of that bunch, Ivey, Mizrachi, Hellmuth and Voulgaris were the ones that advanced.
Two former Main Event champions, Jamie Gold and Joe Hachem, were also eliminated on the day. Gold fell in a cooler situation against Gregory Liang where the 2006 champ turned a Broadway straight against Liang's turned full house. Drawing dead, it wouldn't be a repeat run for Gold.
While many, many players hit the rail, plenty also survived. Several of those survivors thrived on the day, including Vladimir Geshkenbein, Victor Figueroa, William Reymond, Dirk Van Luijk, Ryan Olson, Chris Lindh, Jean-Robert Bellande, Glen Chorny, Ty Reiman and Stephen Chidwick.
All remaining players who advanced from Day 2a/b and Day 2c will return tomorrow at 12 p.m. for a combined Day 3. This will be the first time many players have tangled with one another, so things should be interesting from the get go. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the live coverage from the 2013 WSOP Main Event.
|Jamila Von Perger||243,300||24,300|
We caught Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi playing a few pots just before the night ended and he managed to win all three, despite switching tables between the first and second hand.
In the first hand, Mizrachi opened with a raise to 2,500. He drew two calls, one from the small blind. The flop came down and all three players checked to see the on the turn. Action checked to Mizrachi who fired a bet of 5,000. Only the small blind called. The river was the and the player in the small blind checked again. Mizrachi bet out 15,000 and the player in the small blind eventually folded, showing a for a busted straight draw.
"What did you want?" Mizrachi asked after the hand. "You didn't want a six." Mizrachi showed a and then he was promptly moved to another table in the back of the silver section with Jean-Robert Bellande and Humberto Brenes.
For his first hand at his new table, Mizrachi opened to 2,500 again. Everyone folded and Mizrachi took down the pot. He showed the and blew on it before mucking his hand and passing it to the dealer.
On the third hand, Mizrachi opened for a third time. The player to his direct left reraised to 12,000 and action folded back to Mizrachi who called. "That's strong," Mizrachi said upon seeing the reraise. The flop came down and both players checked to see the on the turn. Mizrachi bet 20,000 on the turn which drew an immediate fold from his opponent who showed .
With that, Mizrachi is pushing close to 400,000 in chips which would be a strong finish for the day, but not quite his highest for Day 2.
Table 378 has easily been the most animated in Amazon Orange all day, with Chris Tryba leading the conversation and laughs for most of the day, and Jackie Glazier fitting right in when she was moved to the table during the early evening.
Suddenly all became solemn, however, as a big hand began to develop involving those two. It started with an initial opening raise from Yevgeniy Timoshenko to 2,700, then Tryba reraised to 5,700 from a seat over in the cutoff. Glazier had the button, and studied the bets for a while before four-betting herself to 9,400.
It folded back to Timoshenko who quickly folded, then Tryba took his time before putting out another reraise to 22,700. Glazier again was very deliberate as she silently contemplated the situation, then reraised again the minimum to 36,000.
At that Tryba acted somewhat quickly by setting out a column of orange chips worth 70,000, and Glazier nearly two minutes before finally letting her hand go.
Tryba tabled his cards — — and afterwards Glazier said she'd folded . The conversation is slowly starting to pick back up over there now, but all seem just a little more subdued after that sequence, perhaps having been reminded by the hand how quickly and unexpectedly one's Main Event run can come to a sudden end.
A middle position player raised to 2,400, the cutoff called, and William Reymond called from the small blind. The flop came , and Reymond checked, as did the preflop raiser. The cutoff bet out 3,600, and Reymond check-raised to 8,800. Only the cutoff called, and the dealer turned the . Reymond bet out 12,400. His opponent thought for a minute, then called, and the completed the board on the river. Reymond bet out again, this time for 17,400. His opponent called, and Reymond showed for trips. His opponent mucked, and Reymond took the pot.
After the hand, Reymond is up to 417,000 in chips.
The players at Nate Silver's former table have confirmed that he busted out of the tournament.
The Tournament Director has just announced that there will be just five more hands for the evening.
Jay Rosenkrantz raised it up to 2,500 from under the gun +1, and the cutoff raised it up to 5,600. It got back to Rosenkrantz, and he quickly tossed out a reraise to 12,500. The cutoff called, and the flop came down . Rosenkrantz fired out the same bet, 12,500, and he was called. Both players knuckled when the hit the turn, and the river was the . Rosenkrantz checked again, and his opponent eyeballed his stack, then put out enough orange T5,000 chips to move Rosenkrantz.
"That's a wild and wacky bet," Rosenkrantz said with a laugh as he tanked. About 20 seconds went by, and Rosenkrantz then said "I think you might be German." He laughed again, then folded his hand. The player confirmed he was German, and Rosenkrantz joked, "Ahhh I knew I should have called!"