Dan 2 Kraj
Dan 2 Kraj
The second day of the Event #56: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em saw 206 players return to the tables in the Amazon Room and Raymond Chen was leading the field as one of three players with three-digit stacks. Ten hours and levels later, only 16 players would remain and Ray Henson claimed the top spot with 897,000 in chips.
A large portion of his stack came from the elimination of Seyed Fazeli in 24th place when the pocket kings of Henson held up.
Not far behind in the overnight chip counts are Steve "gboro780" Gross (859,000) and Scottish veteran Richard Milne (827,000). Gross won his first gold bracelet one year ago in the $5,000 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha.
Other notables that made it through to the final day included World Poker Tour champion and TV producer Matt Salsberg (494,000), Justin Schwartz (354,000), Neo Hoang (237,000), and Bastian Fischer (219,000).
Among the first to hit the rail early on Day 2 were Noah Bronstein, Hoyt Corkins, Kathy Liebert, Vladimir Geshkenbein, and Soi Nguyen. Nguyen was a victim of the roller-coaster ride of Loni Harwood, who created the two of the largest pots of the entire day before bowing out in 46th place in a setup hand versus Matthew Frampton.
Vinny Pahuja was looking for another deep run after reaching the final two tables three times already at the 2014 WSOP, but his aces got cracked and he had to settle for 73rd place. John Hennigan, winner of the $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, followed in 69th place and Thomas Muehloecker was eliminated in a three-way hand towards the end of the day.
Bryan Berryman and Craig Rombough reached the last two tables and were sent to the rail in the last level of play to create the following "Sweet 16" for Day 3:
Play will resume in level 22 at blinds 8,000/16,000 with an ante of 2,000, and the action gets underway at 1 p.m. Las Vegas time and will continue until a winner has been determined. All players have already secured a payday of $14,407, but the eyes are set on the first-place payout of $403,483.
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Viktor Skoldstedt opened the action with a raise to 25,000 and Craig Rombough moved all in for 122,000. The action folded back to Skoldstedt and the Swede said "well, I already have 25 in so I guess I have to call" and then tossed in the chips.
The Swede picked up a straight draw on the flop and sure enough the turn completed just that. The river was a blank for Rombough, who could have only split the pot still anyways and after that hand the chips were bagged and tagged.
With two minutes of play on the clock Bryan Berryman moved all in and was quickly called by Andrew Egan.
Berryman showed and was dominated by the of Egan.
The board ran out and Berryman was gone.
Justin Schwartz open-shoved the button for 185,000 chips and Viktor Skoldstedt moved all in for more from one seat over. The player in the big blind folded and they turned over their cards.
The Swede would not hold up on the board and was left short. He was all in the next hand for 76,000 with and Andrew Egan made the call after raising to 24,000 previously. Egan had but Skoldstedt doubled up on the board and also claimed the blinds and antes uncontested one hand later with another all in.
Adam Fairbanks raised to 60,000 and left himself 5,000 chips behind. One seat over, Andrew Egan moved all in to isolate and all other players folded, except for Fairbanks who called off.
The board reduced the field to only 18 players and a redraw for the final two tables will take place shortly.
Guillaume Jenner moved all in and Ray Henson moved all in too. Just to add the party Steve Gross moved all in too. Henson had them both covered and the three players turned their cards over.
Jenner Vs Henson Vs Gross .
The flop was and Henson was looking good to score a double knockout, the turn however was the putting Jenner in the lead.
A river though gave Gross a full house which gave him a double up but knocked out Jenner.
Christopher Chabris moved all in and was called by Andrew Egan.
It was Chabris who was the player at risk and he turned over . Egan showed him the and the cards would decide their fate.
A final board of gave Chabris hope on the flop but it was snatched away on the turn.