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Dia 2b Terminado

Esfandiari Near the Top of Day 2B in the $5,300 Main Event

• Nível 16: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Antonio Esfandiari
Antonio Esfandiari

The second Day 2 has now come to an end at the partypoker MILLIONS North America $5,300 Main Event in Montreal, Canada. The day was full of a lot of anticipation as players tried to get into Day 3 and there were 587 entries trying to do so today but only 148 found a bag for Day 3. A constant stack that seemed to always be going up today was Antonio Esfandiari who took over his table and never seemed to lose a hand.

Esfandiari ended the day with 23,685,000 and was left almost sitting atop the Day 2B leaderboard when it was time to bag. The Las Vegas native has over $27,600,000 in live cashes and is in a prime position to add to that amount. Esfandiari has not had a major cash in 2018 yet and it is looking like this will be the start of another great year for him.

A few other players that have bagged a healthy sized stack include chip leader Ubaid Habib (24,115,000), Kevin Rivest (20,020,000), Demosthenes Kiriopoulos (19,405,000), Michael Pitcher (18,610,000), and Usman Hussain Siddique (17,215,000) who all finished in the top six of Day 2B.

Some notable faces still left in the running for a title include partypoker Team Online Pro Renato Numora (13,390,000), Pfizer Jordan (13,805,000), Shawn Buchanan (12,540,000), Ludovich Geilich (9,245,000), Martin Jacobson (8,745,000), and Marvin Rettenmaier (8,890,000) all of which be looking to surge to the top tomorrow.

The $5,300 Main Event had a turn out of 1954 runners and came up just shy of the 2000 entries needed to hit the $10,000,000 guarantee. The tournament had a guarantee of at least the top three finishers being able to say that they have a million dollar cash under their belt.

Players will start Day 3 at 12:00 PM EST and will be playing ten 1-hour blind levels starting at 70,000/140,000 and a 140,000 button ante. The final day will have a total of 285 runners with 250 of them making the money. From 250-100 place is the same payout, so look for a lot of action when the bubble burst.

Day 3 Seat Draw

TableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
171George LagosCanada14,215,000102
172Michael GathyBelgium19,270,000138
173Antti HalmeAustria9,715,00069
174Jeff CormierCanada6,005,00043
175Nick-Real SeideCanada7,015,00050
176John TabagoCanada4,330,00031
177Shaun DeebUnited States10,440,00075
178Sang LeeUnited States7,125,00051
      
181Ryan SmithCanada5,165,00037
182Medhat RamzyCanada12,460,00089
183Dejuante AlexanderUnited States7,425,00053
184Carter SwidlerCanada10,610,00076
185Michel LecceseCanada7,020,00050
186Philippe D'auteuilCanada4,355,00031
187Malcolm BolgerCanada7,100,00051
188Joel BrownCanada4,100,00029
      
191Joseph SabbahCanada1,775,00013
192Jimmy LeeCanada6,600,00047
193Karim ChaturCanada7,360,00053
195Joe BrindleUnited Kingdom9,460,00068
196Peter EichhardtIreland3,485,00025
197Richard MullenCanada3,980,00028
198Kevin RivestCanada20,020,000143
      
201Foad LarkiCanada1,550,00011
202Guillaume NoletCanada8,600,00061
203Balakrish PaturUnited States13,600,00097
204Tomas Larivee-MagniCanada2,960,00021
205Toby JoyceIreland3,830,00027
206Isaiah GoldmanUnited States10,510,00075
207Michael SmithCanada5,635,00040
208Michael PitcherCanada18,610,000133
      
211Kurt JewellUnited States5,450,00039
212Jared GrienerUnited States6,080,00043
213Stephen WoodheadUnited Kingdom5,515,00039
214John RacenerUnited States4,430,00032
215Richard HasnipUnited Kingdom3,065,00022
216Derek VerrianCanada7,555,00054
217Eric AfriatCanada7,620,00054
218Alexander LynskeyUnited Kingdom7,850,00056
      
221Charles La BoissonniereCanada3,740,00027
222Frederick MowattCanada2,385,00017
223Jimmy LehouillerCanada1,825,00013
224Yuan JiangUnited States5,130,00037
225Ivan MamuzicCanada6,400,00046
226Francois BergeronCanada4,400,00031
227Jonathan DwekCanada4,305,00031
228Joseph CheongUnited States7,715,00055
      
231Yves LoiselleCanada2,175,00016
232Patrick QuinnCanada2,455,00018
233Helio BandeiraBrazil7,580,00054
234Thomas ZanotUnited States3,995,00029
235William GivensUnited States3,340,00024
236Wayne HarmonUnited States4,325,00031
237Roberto RomanelloWales8,100,00058
238Seth DaviesUnited States4,930,00035
      
241Dominique MosleyUnited States12,485,00089
242Ian O'haraUnited States4,020,00029
243Sylvain SiebertCanada14,550,000104
244Ryan D'angeloUnited States4,440,00032
245Craig MccorkellUnited Kingdom2,600,00019
246Wayne ObrienCanada10,560,00075
247Kenny NguyenUnited States3,100,00022
248Daniel DizenzoUnited States8,120,00058
      
251Usman SiddiqueUnited Kingdom17,215,000123
252Dean MurphyCanada10,300,00074
253Michal WywrotCanada6,410,00046
254Thomas MaguireUnited States3,515,00025
255Kevin MacPheeUnited States8,135,00058
256Keven StammenUnited States1,855,00013
257Maxime Flibotte-BlanchardCanada12,125,00087
258Ron FarberCanada3,720,00027
      
261Alexander HalmenschlagerAustria6,845,00049
262Sean BCanada8,900,00064
263Patrick TardifCanada12,065,00086
264Francois RoyCanada3,000,00021
265Antonio EsfandiariUnited States23,685,000169
266Matthew HumphreyUnited States2,785,00020
267Gregory RobertsUnited States10,620,00076
268Pablo MarizCanada3,580,00026
      
271Ryan WoltersCanada4,920,00035
272Jeremy JosephUnited States3,255,00023
273Arjun GuptaCanada2,250,00016
274Ardavan YazdiUnited States1,770,00013
275Lucas GreenwoodCanada11,320,00081
276Charles CusimanoUnited Kingdom2,390,00017
277Hagop KetendjianCanada17,200,000123
278Jean-serge BarilCanada4,025,00029
      
281Alex Fortin-DemersCanada2,345,00017
282Mukul PahujaUnited States3,655,00026
283David NguyenCanada9,135,00065
284Philip ElliotCanada3,625,00026
285Brian YoonUnited States24,910,000178
286Markus PrinzGermany9,000,00064
287Gerald KarlicAustria8,745,00062
288Kristen BicknellCanada7,790,00056
      
291Konstantine PlatisUnited States14,870,000106
292Franco CupelloCanada4,507,00032
293Troy HamiltonCanada9,415,00067
294Rodger JohnsonUnited States2,370,00017
295Jean-Francois AlexandreCanada9,810,00070
296Harrison GimbelUnited States2,680,00019
297Braden HallCanada3,550,00025
298Van Hung NguyenSwitzerland4,750,00034
      
301Matthew YorraUnited States2,405,00017
302Saya OnoUnited States3,330,00024
303Mark DubeUnited States3,305,00024
304Brendan McGeeCanada3,535,00025
305Michael DentaleUnited States8,000,00057
306Paul PritchettCanada4,870,00035
307Lucas DroletCanada7,715,00055
308Ian ModderCanada1,860,00013
      
311Brandon ShaneUnited States3,275,00023
312Matthew ShermanCanada4,285,00031
313Daniel GhionoiuCanada6,500,00046
315Ricardo MateoUnited States3,580,00026
316Alex ArsenaultCanada1,960,00014
317Mathieu ClavetCanada4,600,00033
318Philip CoutureCanada2,425,00017
      
321Chris BCanada14,755,000105
322Mark RuzyckyCanada2,320,00017
323Tuan PhanUnited States6,725,00048
324Tony DunstUnited States3,790,00027
325Gal YifrachUnited States6,245,00045
326Eric GulassarianCanada2,340,00017
327Brent RobertsUnited States7,575,00054
328Harpreet GillCanada3,700,00026
      
331Peter VitantonioUnited States6,840,00049
332Benjamin MenacheCanada8,355,00060
333Adam OwenUnited Kindom2,665,00019
334Tsz Him PunUnited Kingdom8,625,00062
335Eric ValleeCanada2,330,00017
336Bruce KaganCanada2,705,00019
337Tommy NguyenCanada7,900,00056
338Orlando RomeroUnited States6,940,00050
      
341Ramesh PuradchithasanCanada7,275,00052
342Anatoly ZharnitskyCanada6,775,00048
343Nicholas RuizCanada16,550,000118
344Shawn BuchananCanada12,540,00090
345Michael SklenickaCzech Republic6,990,00050
346Charles SylvestreCanada3,690,00026
347Scott WilsonCanada4,745,00034
348Maximilian DroegeCanada2,150,00015
      
491Erik LemarquandCanada10,255,00073
492Tam HoUnited States2,720,00019
493Martin HarrisUnited Kingdom4,370,00031
494James CollopyUnited States4,610,00033
495Rameez ShahidCanada9,290,00066
496Lisa PickellUnited States5,445,00039
497Michael DietrichCanada4,945,00035
498Marc-Etienne MclaughlinCanada2,450,00018
      
501Brent TaylorCanada2,660,00019
502Spencer Jean-BaptisteCanada14,670,000105
503Will FaillaUnited States6,385,00046
504Eric VanaukenUnited States5,125,00037
505Long TranUnited States5,915,00042
506Brian HastingsUnited States10,510,00075
507Karan SehgalUnited States7,575,00054
508Senthuran VijayaratnamCanada5,420,00039
      
511Ashkan RazaviCanada14,180,000101
512Francis CollinsCanada5,140,00037
513Bradley SmithCanada5,355,00038
514Thomas BoivinBelgium6,115,00044
515Anthony RubertoUnited States3,425,00024
516Ludovic GeilichUnited Kingdom9,245,00066
517Martin RausCanada6,405,00046
518Jonas MackoffCanada2,305,00016
      
521Sean RuaneUnited States8,425,00060
522Sergei GurinCanada2,805,00020
523Alexander WongCanada4,600,00033
524Bowen FricCanada7,705,00055
525John MisirianUnited States4,250,00030
526James NixonUnited Kingdom7,030,00050
527Brian MorganCanada15,545,000111
528Jason Mandanici-TurcotCanada5,250,00038
      
531Jake DanielsUnited States5,310,00038
532Todd BudgellCanada4,845,00035
533Ema ZajmovicCanada11,700,00084
534Ernesta MleckaiteUnited Kingdom10,325,00074
535Christopher KostoulasUnited States11,930,00085
536Giovanni MassaCanada4,640,00033
537Jeff GrossUnited States3,420,00024
538Francois GouletCanada5,750,00041
      
541Renato NomuraBrazil13,390,00096
542Joseph ClarkUnited Kingdom3,820,00027
543Matthew VolosevichUnited Kingdom5,475,00039
544James GilbertUnited States3,945,00028
545Jessica PilkingtonUnited Kingdom4,220,00030
546Francis LavalleeCanada3,780,00027
547Fredrik BergmannNorway6,170,00044
548Alexander VillaCanada4,425,00032
      
551Matthew ShafmanUnited States7,775,00056
552Khaly DangCanada1,785,00013
553Michael TieuCanada9,355,00067
554Benjamin DobsonUnited Kingdom.9,845,00070
555Alexander SaladzeCanada7,200,00051
556Mike SextonUnited States2,290,00016
557Thomas TaylorCanada6,010,00043
558Gabriel VezinaCanada2,400,00017
      
561Jason DuvalCanada5,550,00040
562Vineet PahujaUnited States2,390,00017
563Jonathan BussieresCanada7,500,00054
564Victor RamdinUnited States8,100,00058
565Ubaid HabibUnited States24,116,000172
566Oleg BoulchyiCanada3,150,00023
567Samuel ChartierCanada9,315,00067
568Shang DaiUnited States6,800,00049
      
571Keith SampsonCanada4,815,00034
572Charles FureyUnited States2,775,00020
573Demosthenes KiriopoulosCanada19,405,000139
574Giuseppe NiroCanada7,100,00051
575Russell SerionCanada2,820,00020
576Marvin RettenmaierUnited Kingdom8,890,00064
577Brandon VaysmanUnited States2,130,00015
578Alex DifeliceCanada5,065,00036
      
581David BabaCanada3,370,00024
582Joseph SickoUnited States7,535,00054
583Craig R MasonUnited States12,810,00092
584Robert CheungCanada2,620,00019
585Jonathan AbdellatifBelgium11,470,00082
586Ami AlibayCanada14,800,000106
587John RichardsUnited States13,155,00094
588Ryan MceathronCanada11,290,00081
      
591Waheed AshrafUnited Kingdom2,260,00016
592Darryll FishUnited States2,520,00018
593Drew DoironCanada7,595,00054
594Manig LoeserUnited Kingdom2,555,00018
595Tomas FaraCzech Republic4,065,00029
596Marc-Andre LadouceurCanada4,585,00033
597Michael WatsonCanada11,340,00081
598Wataru NippaUnited States11,335,00081
      
601Shannon ShorrUnited States8,850,00063
602Zachary SmileyUnited States3,050,00022
603Pfizer JordanUnited States13,805,00099
604William FirebaughUnited States6,205,00044
605David GuayCanada1,800,00013
606Norson SahoBrazil7,350,00053
607Christopher SwaminathanCanada2,500,00018
608Omar El nasrallahCanada4,545,00032
      
611Faisal KhanCanada8,855,00063
612Mark RadojaCanada4,825,00034
613Justin LibertoUnited States3,880,00028
614Damjan RadanovUnited States7,600,00054
615Macradij YacoubianUnited States14,425,000103
616Jonathan DuhamelCanada1,040,0007
617Shaan SiddiquiCanada3,875,00028
618Jesper HoogSweden1,425,00010
      
621David EldridgeUnited States5,430,00039
622Michael BenkoCanada12,300,00088
623Jorge MartinezUnited States5,450,00039
624Joshua KayUnited States11,550,00083
625Joshua TrottCanada16,100,000115
627Kevin DaweCanada5,645,00040
628Paul MichaelisAustria13,155,00094
      
631Michael DellabarcaUnited States3,045,00022
632Jules-Michael D'melloCanada2,520,00018
633Carlo NiniCanada11,370,00081
634Shayne MatyjasCanada8,045,00057
635Richard DubiniArgentina6,480,00046
636Mikko TurtiainenFinland9,310,00067
637Chi Tsun ChanCanada2,230,00016
638Joshua PlatzCanada10,910,00078
      
641Jerry WongUnited States1,050,0008
642Martin JacobsonSweden8,745,00062
643Lukas ChiciakCanada2,365,00017
644Shawn DaigleCanada6,990,00050
645Alexandre Nadeau-levesqueCanada5,440,00039
646Taylor BlackUnited States14,385,000103
647Jean-Pascal SavardCanada3,890,00028
648Jeffrey ManzaUnited States14,845,000106
      
671Stephen DiamantasUnited States10,795,00077
672Elizabeth Bennett-MartinCanada2,600,00019
673Michael LauferUnited States830,0006
674Andrejevic AndjelkoUnited States4,230,00030
675Chanracy KhunCanada6,200,00044
676Bart LybaertUnited Kingdom12,185,00087
677Jeremy MenardUnited States2,835,00020
678Daniel StrelitzUnited States6,900,00049
      
681Tim ReillyUnited States4,280,00031
682Keith Donovan 15,030,000107
683Andrew MacdonaldCanada3,990,00029
684Daniel BuzgonUnited States4,845,00035
685Scott HillCanada10,030,00072
686Jean-Christophe FerreiraCanada7,400,00053
687Jeffrey BatmanianCanada3,415,00024
688Thomas LefortCanada15,335,000110

The PokerNews live reporting team is on site to bring you all of the live updates throughout the tournament.

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariDemosthenes KiriopoulosLudovic GeilichMartin JacobsonMarvin RettenmaierMichael PitcherPfizer JordanShawn BuchananUsman Siddique

End of Day Chip Counts (Completo)

[user339872] • Nível 16: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante
Ubaid Habib us 24,115,000 4,715,000
Antonio Esfandiari us 23,685,000 -1,715,000
Kevin Rivest ca 20,020,000 2,620,000
Demosthenes Kiriopoulos ca 19,405,000 13,325,000
Michael Pitcher ca 18,610,000 15,880,000
Usman Hussain Siddique GB 17,215,000 17,215,000
Nicholas Ruiz CA 16,550,000 4,250,000
Konstantine Platis US 14,870,000 14,870,000
Chris B ca 14,755,000 14,755,000
Spencer Jean-Baptiste ca 14,670,000 14,670,000
Macradij Yacoubian us 14,425,000 10,425,000
George Lagos CA 14,215,000 12,165,000
Pfizer Jordan us 13,805,000 13,805,000
Renato Nomura br 13,390,000 9,380,000
John Richards us 13,155,000 4,755,000
Craig R Mason US 12,810,000 9,230,000
Shawn Buchanan ca 12,540,000 1,080,000
Dominique Mosley us 12,485,000 8,330,000
Maxime Flibotte-Blanchard ca 12,125,000 7,490,000
Patrick Tardif ca 12,065,000 9,480,000
Joshua Kay us 11,550,000 8,905,000
Carlo Nini ca 11,370,000 7,890,000
Carter Swidler ca 10,610,000 6,210,000
Dean Murphy ca 10,300,000 4,299,975
Antti Halme fi 9,715,000 9,715,000

Leia tudo

Last Five Hands of the Night

• Nível 16: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

The clock is now paused as the last five hands of the night are played. Day 3 will begin tomorrow at 12:00 PM EST with the blinds resuming at 70,000/140,000 and a button ante of 140,000.

Baba Doubles Late in the Night

• Nível 16: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

Nicholas Ruiz opened for 350,000 from the cutoff and David Baba shoved all in for is last 1,625,000. Ruiz made the call and the players flipped over their hands.

David Baba: {a-Clubs}{8-Hearts}
Nicholas Ruiz: {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}

The board ran out {3-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{5-Hearts} and Baba got the double up.

Updated Chip Counts Late in the Day

Antonio Esfandiari us 25,400,000 11,250,000
Kevin Rivest ca 17,400,000 9,150,000
Nicholas Ruiz CA 12,300,000 100,000
Victor Ramdin us 9,100,000 6,050,000
Martin Jacobson se 7,625,000 1,775,000
Ludovic Geilich gb 7,100,000 -1,655,000
Alexander Lynskey au 6,850,000 6,850,000
Shawn Daigle ca 6,300,000 2,200,000
Tony Dunst us 4,200,000 2,150,000
David Baba ca 3,450,000 2,660,000

Tags: David BabaNicholas Ruiz

Richards Fires the River

• Nível 16: 60,000-120,000, 120,000 ante

John Richards opened to 240,000 from middle position and Todd Budgall called from the big blind. The flop came down {a-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{2-Clubs} and both players checked to the {7-Spades} on the turn. Budgall checked the turn to Richards who then bet 250,000 and Budgall called.

The river was the {k-Spades} and Budgall checked again to Richards who then fired 950,000. Budgall said, "You always have an ace on my big blind!" then threw is jacks in the muck face up.

John Richards us 8,400,000 8,400,000
Todd Budgell ca 4,450,000

Tags: John RichardsTodd Budgall

Nível:
16
Blinds:
60,000/120,000
Ante:
120,000

Pun Chipping Up

• Nível 15: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Michael Sklenicka opened to 225,000 on the button and Tsz Him Pun called from the small blind. Brent Robe also called from the big blind and the flop came down {2-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Pun checked to Robe who then bet out 300,000 and action folded back to Pun who called.

The turn came the {3-Diamonds} and Pun led out for 700,000. Robe made the call and the river came the {5-Hearts}. Pun led out for 1,500,000 and Robe thought for several minutes before throwing his cards in the muck.

Tsz Him Pun hk 9,545,000
Brent Robe 7,075,000
Michael Sklenicka cz 6,105,000 -2,205,000

Tags: Michael SklenickaJustin RobeTsz Him Pun

Wong gets Caught

• Nível 15: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

The board read {10-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts} and Orlando Romero checked to Alexander Wong who then bet 550,000 into a pot of approximately 900,000. Romero quickly made the call and the river came the {k-Hearts}. Romero again checked and again Wong quickly fired a bet into the middle of 850,000.

Romero did not even waste a second before snap calling the bet and both players tabled their hands. Wong showing {7-Spades}{8-Spades} for a missed open ender and Romero flipped over {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} for a rivered straight.

Alexander Wong ca 5,700,000 1,830,000
Orlando Romero us 5,395,000 3,465,000

Tags: Alexander WongOrlando Romero

Jacks are Good

• Nível 15: 50,000-100,000, 100,000 ante

Nicholas Ruiz opened to 250,000 from under the gun and Antonio Esfandiari three-bet to 700,000. Ruiz made the call and the flop came {6-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}. Ruiz checked to Esfandiari who then bet 655,000 and Ruiz quickly check-raised to 1,400,000.

Esfandiari made the call and the turn fell the {10-Diamonds}. Both players checked and the {8-Clubs} came on the river. Once again both players checked and then tabled their cards. Esfandiari showed {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and Ruiz flipped over {j-Diamonds}{j-Spades} for a nice even split of the chips.

Antonio Esfandiari us 14,150,000 2,200,000
Nicholas Ruiz CA 12,200,000 8,830,000

Tags: Antonio EsfandiariNicholas Ruiz