Dan 2 Kraj
Dan 2 Kraj
Only 17 players remain in Event #24: $5,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em, and the chip leader is Matt Jarvis. The 2010 November Niner and 2011 World Series of Poker bracelet winner – in this event – bagged 1,373,000 chips, and was the only player to finish Day 2 with over a million chips.
On one of the final hands of the night, Jarvis eliminated Andrea Dato in a big cooler. Both the Italian and the Canadian flopped trip aces, but Jarvis had his opponent out-kicked with a king to Dato’s queen. The money went in on the river, and Jarvis was shipped a massive pot.
Also joining Jarvis atop the counts are Jeremy Kottler and Bryn Kenney. Kottler bagged 815,000 chips, and Kenney finished the day with 612,000 chips — less than half of Jarvis’ stack.
Griffin Benger will also return for Day 3 –- his fourth final-day appearance at the WSOP since 2012. Benger was crippled down to five big blinds during the penultimate level of the evening when Pratyush Buddiga cracked his ace-queen with ace-jack, but he received a fortuitous triple up with jack-ten against pocket tens and then exacted revenge with a weak ace against Buddiga’s ace-king. The Canadian will be looking to capture his first gold bracelet on Thursday.
A slew of other notables are returning for the final day, including Byron Kaverman, Pierre Neuville, Greg Merson, Mustapha Kanit, Kory Kilpatrick, and Amanda Musumeci.
Day 2 started with 129 players, and the bust outs were fast and furious. Among the players who busted before the money were Eddy Sabat, Christian Harder, Erick Lindgren, Michael Mizrachi, and Blake Bohn.
The bubble boy was Nicholas Immekus, who exited in Level 15 with pocket queens. Jean Gaspard had him at risk with ace-seven, and ran down a straight. Gaspard busted in the money shortly thereafter, as did Dan O’Brien, Bjorn Li, Kevin Saul, and the start-of-day chip leader Chris Hunichen.
“Big Huni” exited in 20th place when he moved all in on the river of a completed board with just king-high. Lichtenberger tank-called with ace-high, and Hunichen hit the rail.
The remaining 17 players will return on Thursday at 1 p.m. PT to battle it out for the bracelet. As always, we look for you to return to PokerNews for exclusive live updates straight from the tournament floor. Until then, good night from Las Vegas!
The tournament clock was momentarily paused with 10 minutes remaining, and a member of the tournament staff announced that only three more hands would be played, but that decision was overridden.
The remaining 17 players will now play out the rest of the level, then bag and tag for the evening.
Matt Jarvis raised to 17,000 on the button, Andrea Dato called out of the small blind, and Griffin Benger defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , the action checked to Jarvis, and he continued for 19,000. Dato check-raised to 45,000, Benger folded, and Jarvis called.
The turn was the , Dato led out for 53,000, and Jarvis raised to 109,000. Dato reraised to 200,000, and Jarvis called. The river was the , Dato moved all in for 215,000, and Jarvis snap-called.
Dato turned over for trip aces, but he was pipped by Jarvis who had for a full house.
Jarvis, who won this event two years ago, is now up to 1.33 million chips.
According to Mark Darner, he completed from the small blind and Will Givens moved all in for around 200,00 out of the big blind. Darner called with , which was ahead of Givens' .
Givens flopped a , taking a brief lead, but the river was a . Givens was eliminated in 19th place, and the final 18 players will redraw to three tables.
Amanda Musumeci moved all in for 67,000 on the button, and recent WSOP bracelet winner Kory Kilpatrick called out of the small blind.
The flop was an interesting one; . Kilpatrick improved to a pair of tens, but Musumeci had a royal flush draw. The on the turn was a big red brick, leaving Musumeci one card away from elimination, but the spiked on the river to keep her alive and give her a royal flush.
The New Jersey native dragged the pot, doubling to 146,000 chips, while Kilpatrick dipped down to 240,000.
We just lost Chris Hunichen in 20th place while we were following a hand on the adjacent table. The hand was reconstructed by Matt Jarvis who told us that Andrew Lichtenberger raised from the button and Hunichen called from the big blind.
The flop brought out and both players checked. On the turn the hit and Hunichen bet, Lichtenberger called.
The board completed on the river with the and Hunichen moved all in for 76,000. Lichtenberger went into the tank for several minutes, but ultimately he made the call.
Hunichen showed and complimented Lichtenberger by saying,"Ace high is good," before his opponent had shown his cards.
Lichtenberger tabled , as he indeed had ace-high, and the other players at the table complimented him on this nice call.