Dia 2 Terminado
Dia 2 Terminado
Just 16 remain after Day 2 of Event #64: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha 8-Handed Mix. Topping the counts after ten more levels of play was the start-of-day leader Ryan Laplante. Laplante bagged a healthy stack of 1,105,000.
Laplante entered play on Day 2 with the chip lead, just ahead of Chris Moorman. A fitting end to the day for Laplante was knocking Moorman out on the final hand of the night. Moorman moved all-in with pocket nines and Laplante put him at risk with pocket sixes. A six on the flop gave Laplante the lead and Moorman busted to bring on a final two-table redraw.
Joining Laplante at the head of the chip counts are Esther Taylor with 1,057,000, Khorchidian Nichan (895,000), Shannon Shorr (789,000) and Mark Radoja (710,000) rounding out the top five.
Other notables still in contention include Sebastian Langrock (404,000), Connor Drinan (392,000), Fernando Brito (287,000), and Bernardo Dias (226,000).
It is amazing that Shorr made it through the day, period. At one point before the dinner break, Shorr lost all of his stack except for just less than a big blind, which he was forced to pay the next hand. Less than 30 minutes later, Shorr had doubled, tripled, and quadrupled his stack back to more than average chips.
Another player making a bold move that maybe secured his seat on Day 3 was Drinan. Drinan folded queens face up after he four-bet in a three-way pot and got five-bet by Dias.
A total of 158 players started the day, all fresh in the money due to the bubble bursting at the end of Day 1. Familiar faces that are no longer in the running but departing with some consolation on Day 2 include Juha Helppi (28th - $6,718), Bryce Yockey (39th - $5,628), Matt Affleck (48th - $4,785), Jared Jaffee (63rd - $3,620), Jay Farber (65th - $3,222),Jeff Gross (72nd - $3,222), Tom Marchese (78th- $2,914), Naoya Kihara (120th - $2,374), and Carlos Mortensen (126th - $2,374).
The remaining players will return on Wednesday at 2 p.m. and play down until one of them gets to dawn a brand new, shiny gold WSOP bracelet and claim a top prize of $268,555.
Day 3 Seat Draw:
|Miranda||600||1||Rick Alvarado||United States||175,000|
|Miranda||600||3||Ryan Laplante||United States||1,105,000|
|Miranda||600||8||Shannon Shorr||United States||789,000|
|Miranda||601||2||Connor Drinan||United States||392,000|
|Miranda||601||4||Jerry Callahan||United States||451,000|
|Miranda||601||5||Esther Taylor||United States||1,057,000|
After a crazy final 30 minutes, Day 2 is in the books. 16 players have made their way to Day 3 and have redrawn for the final two tables. An extensive recap and all chip counts follow.
On the final hand of the night, Chris Moorman moved all in preflop and was put at risk by Ryan Laplante.
Moorman was in great shape but a six in the flop gave Laplante the lead and it held through the turn and river to send Moorman to the rail in 17th place, good for $8,137.
A very short-stacked Farhad Jamasi shoved from under the gun. Bernardo Dias called from the big blind.
The board ran out and Jamasi also failed to make Day 3.
Shannon Shorr raised to 22,000 from the cutoff. Patrik Korsar three-bet shoved 304,000 from the big blind. Shorr gave it over a minute of thought, then flicked in a call.
The flop kept Korsar in front. The on the turn swung it to Shorr and left Korsar with just two outs. The on the river sealed it, and Korsar was eliminated.
Thomas Soderstrom was put at risk by Esther Taylor, all-in preflop.
The board ran out and another victim fell to Taylor. Soderstrom banks $8,137 for 20th place.
A blind-versus-blind battle ended with Friedrich Meyer all-in and at risk against Victor Choupeaux.
The board ran out and Meyer was eliminated in 21st place, taking home $8,137.
Khorchidian Nichan raised from under the gun and Millard Hale defended his big blind. On the flop, Hale check-raised all in and Nichan called.
Hale needed a spade or a jack to survive but bricked twice with the on the turn and on the river. Hale, who had topped the standings during the early stages of the day, saw his shot at WSOP glory come to an end in 22nd place.