Official Day 2 Chip Counts
Official Day 2 Chip Counts
Day 2 of Event #19: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed is in the books, and going into the third and final day, Alexander Kuzmin is our chip leader with 412,500 chips. Kuzmin is looking to become the second bracelet winner from Russia at the 2011 World Series of Poker - his countryman and friend Viacheslav Zhukov won Event #11 just a few days ago.
Joining Zhukov on Day 3 will be a myriad of solid players including Andrey Zaichenko (315,500), Scott Stanko (290,500), Richard Lyndaker (248,000), and Gabriel Nassif (217,500)
Coming into the Day 2, Canadians Greg Mueller and Shawn Buchanan were in prime position to make a deep run. They both commanded top-twenty stacks, but failed to navigate through the field today and busted short of the money. Jennifer Harman and Marco Traniello - one of poker's more famous couples - both busted as well, and following them out the door were Ryan D'Angelo, Brandon Cantu, Ricky Fohrenbach and Terrence Chan.
Robert Thompson was our bubble boy when he got the rest of his stack in the middle with . Rep Porter looked up him with , and the board ran , eliminating Thompson from the tournament. Once the bubble burst, there was a flurry of eliminations, including Andrew Rosskamm, Justin Bonomo, Paul Rubin and Vladimir Shchemelev.
Shannon Shorr was among the chip leaders entering the day, and made the money before busting in 31st. His stack began to spiral after the dinner break, and could not best Jeffrey Neeman's on a board. Sam Grizzle tried to make a run at his sixth World Series of Poker final table - and first bracelet - but fell short, busting in 17th place for $8,786.
Stephanie Nguyen (221,000) is one of the more intriguing players returning for Day 3. Nguyen played very aggressively all day, and is looking to become the third woman to make a final table at the 2011 WSOP.
The action resumes tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST, where we will play down to a champion - unless it takes more than ten levels. Make sure to check back with us for all your up-to-the-minute updates as the remaining twelve players battle it out for the $213,431first-place prize, and the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Good night from the Rio!
William Kakon started the hand out by raising under the gun, Richard Lyndaker defended the big blind and made the call preflop.
After a flop of Kakon was reraised all in. Kakon called and showed the table his , Lyndaker held for an ace high. The turn-river came and Kakon was busted.
The tournament staff has just announced that the remaining 13 players will play three more hands before calling it a night.
Javier Torresola was down to his last 1,500 in chips, and got them in the middle against Jay Pinkussohn preflop. Pinkussohn's held against Torresola's , eliminating him in 14th place.
We don't know the action preflop, but when we got to Table 286 we found Massimiliano Martinez and Matt Schreiber firing back and forth and maxing out the betting on a flop of .
On the turn Martinez was raised all in by Schreiber, and Martinez made the call. Cards were flipped and it was Schreiber who was ahead holding for two pair. Martinez held for just a pair of jacks. The river was a and Martinez was eliminated in 15th place.
When we reached the table, the board read . Stephanie Nguyen, Samuel Golbuff and Javier Torresola got three bets in, and the turn was the . The action checked to Nguyen who bet, and only Torresola called.
The river was another three - the - and both players checked. Torresola opened for a pair of sixes, but Nguyen had him beat with for a pair of nines.