Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
Dia 2b Terminado

Veteran Williamson Takes Day 2b Chip Lead; Wheeler, Geilich, Liberto, Piccioli, Ferguson All Through Too

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Jerald Williamson
Jerald Williamson

Day 2b of Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold’em is in the books after seven levels of play. Out of 5,972 entries, 1,580 returned to the felt today to battle it out with two goals in mind, making it into the money and bagging up at the end of the day for Day 3, which wil take place on Wednesday, June 5th. When the final chip was bagged, 321 players reached that goal and will return in a few days after some well-deserved rest.

Claiming the chip lead is veteran Jerald Williamson with 4,105,000 in chips. Williamson climbed the ranks slowly during the tournament but scooped a huge pot at the end of the day to take over the chip lead from Azad Azram who did the opposite. Azram lost a pot which caused him to bag 3,030,000 instead of the 3,700,000 he had a bit earlier during the night.

Also bagging an above average stack are players like David Towson, Jason Wheeler, Ludovic Geilich, bracelet winners Justin Liberto and Scott Davies, Stoyan Obreshkov, and Cosmin Joldis. Other familiar names to find a bag for Day 3 are more bracelet winners like Kyle Julius, Bryan Piccioli, and Chris Ferguson.

Not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through, some of the players who failed to win their final all-in include Viliyan Petleshkov, Jamie Kerstetter, Matt Affleck, Pierre Neuville, Jordan Young, Aaron Duczak, Jake Schwartz, and many more.

The bubble was again a short-lived affair, similar to what had happened on Day 2a. When the clock was paused and all action was completed on all tables, all open seats were counted and there were 892 players left in the field with 896 getting paid. Four players were eliminated during the process but one of them had left the tournament area already. The three others, David Scatchard, Stefan Williams, and Matthew Clark all collected $750 for their efforts over the past two days.

The 321 remaining players will join the 316 who survived Day 2a and whoever else will survive Day 2c and 2d on Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Day 3. All the remaining prize pools will then be combined into one where they will all compete for their share. Day 1d starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, which has been sold out. Late registrations and re-entries will be accepted from Level 3 onwards which is at 12 noon local time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action from this special anniversary tournament which looks to be breaking all the records so make sure to return when action continues here in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Tags: Aaron DuczakBryan PiccioliChris FergusonCosmin JoldisDavid ScatchardDavid TowsonJake SchwartzJamie KerstetterJason WheelerJordan YoungJustin LibertoKyle JuliusLudovic GeilichMatt AffleckMatthew ClarkPierre NeuvilleScott DaviesStefan WilliamsStoyan ObreshkovViliyan Petleshkov

End-of-Day Chip Counts (Completo)

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Jerald Williamson US 4,105,000 605,000
Daniel Hughes us 3,200,000 2,860,000
Azad Arazm US 3,030,000 -670,000
Michael Kamran us 2,800,000 2,224,000
David Towson us 2,540,000 2,197,000
Duane Gerleman us 2,450,000 1,759,000
David Yach LC 2,350,000 2,066,000
Jason Baldridge us 2,320,000 1,698,000
Justin Liberto us 2,235,000 1,740,000
Jerimiah Booher US 2,235,000 2,108,000
Sarkis Paronyan us 2,150,000 1,540,000
Jerry Hamilton US 2,125,000 1,629,400
Glenn Swanlund ca 2,085,000 1,216,000
Jason Wheeler us 2,070,000 220,000
Daniel Barrett US 2,065,000 1,838,000
Haecheol Jang US 2,015,000 -670,000
Santos Caminiti us 2,015,000 1,868,000
Domingos Fernandes us 2,000,050 1,865,050
Adrian Curry us 2,000,030 200,030
Kevork Kozakjian US 1,975,000 1,855,000
Nathanael Kogel us 1,965,000
Joel Smith us 1,945,000 1,181,000
Mindaugas Kerbelis LT 1,900,500 1,673,500
Cristian Linse us 1,805,000 -95,000
Joakim Beaupre CA 1,800,000 1,314,000

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Play Ended

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Play has ended for today. A selection of chip counts of a recap of today's action is to follow.

Dunkle Triples Up Prior to the End of Day 2b

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It was a three way limp around to the button Adam Dunkle and he moved all in for his remaining 205,000. The small blind also moved all in and after a long tank the player in middle position got the clock called on him but did make the call as well.

Adam Dunkle: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}

The board ran {3-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and Adam triples up right before the end of the night.

Adam Dunkle us 800,000 445,000

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Three More Hands

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The tournament clock has been paused. Three more hands need to be played before the remaining players can bag and tag their chips for Day 3.

Hosseini Takes From Obreshkov

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Stoyan Obreshkov
Stoyan Obreshkov

The flop read {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} with almost 200,000 in the middle.

Both Stoyan Obreshkov in the big blind and William Hosseini in mid-position checked.

They did the same on the {2-Hearts} on the turn to see the {4-Clubs} complete the board on the river. Obreshkov now bet 60,000 and Hosseini raised. Obreshkov asked how much the raise was for and the dealer confirmed it was 235,000. Obreshkov tanked while talking through all the options until the clock was called on him. The floor gave him 30 seconds to make a decision and when the floor gave him the 5-second warning, Obreshkov opted to let his hand go.

William Hosseini US 1,545,000 1,207,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg 485,000 485,000

Tags: Stoyan ObreshkovWilliam Hosseini

Jang Forces a Fold from Joldis

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Cosmin Joldis
Cosmin Joldis

With 435,000 in the middle already, the flop read {2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}.

Both Cosmin Joldis (under the gun) and Kathy Holz (early position) checked. Haecheol Jang bet 150,000 from the hijack and only Joldis made the call.

The turn was the {5-Hearts}, Joldis now check-called the 300,000 continuation-bet of Jang.

The river completed the board with the {9-Diamonds} and Joldis checked for the last time. Jang counted out his own stack and then fired another bet over the line, now for 600,000. Joldis glanced at his cards once more, looked at Jang, and then opted to fold.

Haecheol Jang US 2,685,000 2,108,000
Kathy Holz us 1,450,000 -250,000
Kostas Kalathakis US 600,000 -105,000
Cosmin Joldis ro 485,000 -515,000

Tags: Cosmin JoldisHaecheol Jang