Day 2 has wrapped up in Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team with 10 teams remaining and Team Newman bagging the chip lead. Michael Newman and Robert Ormont will head into the third and final day of the tournament with a stack of 2,960,000, in front of duos Tomer Wolf and David Landell (1,900,000) and Mike Ruter and Samy Dighlawi (1,700,000).
Other teams that survived Day 2 include Team Erdwurm, Team Babbitt, and the father-daughter duo of Amanda Botfeld and David Botfeld.
|1||Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones||850,000|
|2||Michael Newman - Robert Ormont||2,960,000|
|3||Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi||1,315,000|
|4||Tomer Wolf - David Landell||1,900,000|
|5||Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld||790,000|
|6||Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt||1,345,000|
|7||Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach||1,065,000|
|8||Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi||1,700,000|
|9||Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs||430,000|
|10||Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher||455,000|
The duo of Jeff Platt and Brent Hanks made it deep in the day and were eliminated in 27th place when they ran pocket kings into the pocket aces of Team Wolf. Melanie Weisner and Xuan Liu of Team Weisner made it to the final two tables but were sent home in 18th place when their king-queen couldn’t fare against the ace-ten of Team Erdwurm.
Other partnerships that didn’t make it through the day include Mike Watson and Sarah Goddard, Asi Moshe and Uri Yochelman, and Stephen Song and Brock Wilson.
Day 3 will commence on Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. Pacific Time and will play down to a winning team. Each member of the winning team will earn $56,683 and a WSOP bracelet.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews live reporting team will be back tomorrow to report on the tournament action.
Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter raised to 55,000 in early position and Michael Newman of Team Newman made the call in the hijack. Vidur Sethi of Team Adam called in the cutoff and Holly Babbitt of Team Babbitt completed in the big blind.
The flop came and once checked to Dighlawi he continued for 40,000. Sethi raised to 125,000 and only Dighalawi came along to see the on the turn.
Both players quickly checked and on the river, Dighlawi fired out a bet of 240,000. Sethi tanked for a full 3 minutes as the clock winded down to end the night. He finally put in the chips to call and Dighlawi instantly said, "Good call," as he tabled .
Sethi took down the pot as he tabled .
|414||1||Zachary Erdwurm - Steven Jones||925,000|
|414||2||Michael Newman - Robert Ormont||3,160,000|
|414||3||Alfie Adam - Vidur Sethi||910,000|
|414||4||Tomer Wolf - David Landell||2,015,000|
|414||5||Amanda Botfeld - David Botfeld||970,000|
|414||6||Holly Babbitt - Michael Babbitt||1,125,000|
|414||7||Benjamin Miner - Dmitriy Uskach||1,060,000|
|414||8||Mike Ruter - Samy Dighlawi||1,860,000|
|414||9||Mike Lutz - Matt Krebs||280,000|
|414||10||Scott Johnston - Bob Fisher||430,000|
Eric Horn of Team Divittorio open-shoved a short stack in late position and Samy Dighlawi of Team Ruter called in the big blind.
The flop of put Horn in front with a pair of jacks, but the on the turn gave Dighlawi a set and the on the river didn't change things.
Vernon Bigham of Team Bigham shoved preflop for his remaining 300,000 and Micahel Babbitt of Team Babbitt made the call.
Bigham's ran into and he couldn't catch up, sending Team Bigham home in 12th place for $5,562.
Team Wells was short-stacked and went all-in preflop. Mike Ruter of Team Ruter called.
Ruter was ahead with ace-high and stayed ahead as the board ran out to send Team Wells out in 13th place.