Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Patel Holds Big Lead After a Hot Finish in the Day

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Hiren Patel is leading the pack
Hiren Patel is leading the pack

After another long day of play, just 12 players remained in Event #19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. Hiren Patel held the chip lead at the end of the night with a massive 1,873,000 to take into the final day, Day 3, on Monday.

The day began with 233 players and they fell fast. It was only 30 minutes before the money bubble had burst and 216 players made it into the prize money. The tournament room was a constant chorus of “payout” yelled by the dealers as players were eliminated.

Among those who made the money but did not survive the day are notable players like Eric Mizrachi (207th - $2,872), Allen Kessler (161st - $3,154), Jonas Mackoff (152nd - $3,154), Darryll Fish (138th - $3,154), Scott Montgomery (111th - $3,506), Jason Somerville (84th - $4,505), Matt Affleck (36th - $12,390), Loni Harwood (29th - $12,390), Phil Collins (16th - $18,755), and in a huge double knockout at the end of the night, Max Silver (13th - $23,486).

With only a few minutes left on the clock, Silver pushed all in over the raise from Matt Ditonto. They both knew they were in trouble when Patel got his chips in as well, and the three of them were all in three-handed. Patel showed the {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}, Ditonto had the {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}, and Silver held the {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}. Silver and Ditonto needed to spike something if they wanted to avoid the death grip of Patel who had them both covered. The board ran out {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and Patel scored the double knockout. Silver, the seasoned UK pro, was the last player eliminated before play wrapped up for the evening.

Everyone has their eye on the top prize of $514,027 to go along with the highly-coveted WSOP gold bracelet that will be awarded to the winner on Monday. Players will reconvene at 1 p.m. Follow along on the PokerNews live update blog to stay up to date on all the action.

Until then, good night.

Tags: Hiren PatelMax Silver

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4501Dylan Thomassie692,000
4502Dejan Divkovic360,000
4503--empty----
4504--empty----
4505Ted Gillis1,118,000
4506Jacobo Fernandez827,000
4507Jaime Kaplan984,000
4508Darin Stout272,000
4509--empty----
    
4461Ron Mcmillen603,000
4462Edison Shields155,000
4463John Hennigan746,000
4464--empty----
4465--empty----
4466--empty----
4467Gregg Merkow517,000
4468Hiren Patel1,873,000
4469Mustapha Kanit1,183,000

Matthew Ditonto Eliminated in 14th Place ($23,486); Max Silver Eliminated in 13th Place ($23,486)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Max Silver - 13th
Max Silver - 13th

In a massive three-way all-in hand, two players have been eliminated. The under-the-gun player limped and the player to his left called. Then Matt Ditonto raised to 63,000 and Max Silver shoved all in from middle position. Hiren Patel called from the button and the first two limpers folded. Ditonto pushed his chips in the middle too, and all three players flipped up their cards.

Ditonto: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Silver: {9-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}
Patel: {a-Hearts}{a-Clubs}

When the dust settled, the board read {3-Clubs}{6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{8-Diamonds} and the rockets held, giving Patel a massive pot to add to his already-large stack. Silver and Ditonto were eliminated in 13th and 14th respectively, and each received $23,486 from the cage.

Hiren Patel us 1,536,000 728,000
Max Silver gb Busted
Matthew Ditonto Busted

Tags: Hiren PatelMax SilverMatt Ditonto

Phil Collins Eliminated in 16th Place ($18,755)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Phil Collins - 17th
Phil Collins - 17th

Phil Collins was sitting in the cutoff position when he raised to 25,000 preflop and faced a three-bet from Ted Gillis in the small blind to 70,000. Collins four-bet all in and Gillis snap-called.

Collins: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Gillis: {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts}

The board ran out clean and the cowboys held: {5-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts}. Collins earned $18,755 as he exited the tournament, and Gillis is sitting on a nice-sized stack of chips to continue his run.

Ted Gillis us 1,040,000 717,000
Phil Collins us Busted

Tags: Ted GillisPhil Collins

Level:
21
Blinds:
6,000/12,000
Ante:
2,000