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WSOP Circuit @ The Grand - Main Event - Day 2
by 2007 World Series of Poker Circuit   
Tuesday, 16 January 2007


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WSOP Circuit @ The Grand - Main Event - Day 2
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$5,000 + $150 NLHE Championship

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 01:42 AM


 
 
Dennis Perry - Chip leader at end of day 2

The final 9 players will return Wednesday at 1pm to resume play. Here's the final table lineup with their chip counts:

PlayerChipsSeat
Dennis Perry1,050,0004
Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi669,0002
Larry Vance506,0007
Peter Martin410,0008
Andy "the Eliminator" Chang378,0001
Matt Dean240,0006
Elvin Simpson216,0003
Lance Allred166,0009
Gioi Luong146,0005

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 01:21 AM


 
 
Dan Schmiech - 10th place

Dennis Perry limped in early, all folded to Michael (small blind) who called. Dan (big blind) raised 80K. Dennis said "why so much", then re-raised another 120K. Michael folded and Dan moved in. Dennis called instantly, showing pocket 7s. Dan held AQ off. Board was 3 5 3 8 J and no help to Dan.

Dan Schmiech finished in 10th place, earning $21,809.

With only 9 players remaining, play has concluded for today. The final 9 are counting and bagging their chips now, so we will have counts posted here shortly.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 01:08 AM


 
 
Dave Delaney - 11th place

Lance Allred raised under-the-gun and then Dave moved all in for 40K. Lance insta-called, showing pocket Kings. Dave held KJ off. No help for Dave and he was toast.

Dave Delaney finished in 11th place, earning $21,809.

The final 10 players are now drawing for seats. we are on a 10 minute breather.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 01:05 AM


 
 
John Spagnuolo - 12th place

John moved his last chips in with 94 and got action from Michael Mizrachi, who held A8. Board was 4 7 3 A A and John was done.

John Spagnuolo finished in 12th place, earning $21,809.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 01:00 AM


 
 
Brian Wilson - 13th place

Four players take the flop for the minimum. Flop was 6 4 J . Dennis Perry (small blind) fired 42K and Brian moved all in for another 195K. All folded back to Dennis who went into the tank for several minutes, and finally called. Brian held A 7 for the nut flush draw and Dennis held Q 4 for bottom pair. Last two cards were T 2 and Brian missed his draw. Dennis took the pot with a pair of 4s and Brian took a walk.

Brian Wilson finished in 13th place, earning $18,175.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 12:55 AM

Gioi Luong got his last chips in with pocket 9s against Matt Dean's A6. Board came 4 J 9 6 4 and Gioi doubled through Matt with the full house.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 12:43 AM

Lance Allred doubled up through Michael Mizrachi.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 12:30 AM

Level 16: Blinds 8K/16K with 2K antes. Play has resumed. Here are the chip counts from the break:

PlayerChips
Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi690,000
Larry Vance542,000
Dennis Perry420,000
Brian Wilson327,000
Dan Schmiech278,000
Andy "the Eliminator" Chang275,000
Matt Dean273,000
Elvin Simpson224,000
Peter Martin217,000
Dave Delaney140,000
Gioi Luong105,000
John Spagnuolo98,000
Lance Allred45,000

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 12:12 AM

On a flop of 4 9 K, Lance Allred and Dave Delaney get all in. Lance held pocket Queens and Dave held pocket Kings. Running 7s gave Dave the full boat and the pot. They counted down the stacks and Lance has a few chips left.

End of level and the remaining 13 players are on break.

Wednesday, 17th of January 2007 12:07 AM

Brian made it 100K from the button and Elvin moved all in for 109K total from the big blind. Brian calls, showing A5. Elvin held AQ. Board came Q A 9 4 7 and Elvin doubled up with two pair.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 11:44 PM

Dan Schmiech doubled through Elvin Simpson when they got all in pre-flop. Dan was racing with A9 against Elvin's pocket 7s. Dan caught an Ace on the river to double up.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 11:32 PM

Matt Dean can breath a bit easier as he doubles up. When all the money gets in the middle, Matt holds pocket Jacks against Gioi Luong's pocket nines. No help on the board and Matt is up to roughly 280k with 35 minutes left in this level.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 11:19 PM

Larry Vance opened for 30K and Jordan moved in for 102K more. Larry called, showing A9. Jordan held K5. Board came 6 6 8 7 7 and Larry's Ace played.

Jordan "Ims0Lucky" Morgan finished in 14th place, earning $18,175.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 11:02 PM

Narinder moved all in for 32K from the middle. Larry Vance and Jordan Morgan called. Flop was 2 T K. Larry bet 50K and Jordan folded. Larry showed AT for a pair of Tens and Narinder held J9. Last two cards were 8 K and Narinder was done.

Narinder Singh Khasria finished in 15th place, earning $18,175.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 10:59 PM

Level 15: 6K/12K blinds with 2K antes. Play has resumed. 15 players remain.

Here are the chip counts as of the break:

PlayerChips
Brian Wilson507,000
Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi482,000
Dennis Perry361,000
Elvin Simpson331,000
Larry Vance316,000
Gioi Luong312,000
Peter Martin310,000
Andy "the Eliminator" Chang231,000
Dan Schmiech200,000
Dave Delaney179,000
John Spagnuolo158,000
Lance Allred122,000
Jordan "Ims0Lucky" Morgan122,000
Matt Dean114,000
Narinder Singh Khasria37,000

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 10:42 PM

Dennis Perry raised under the gun and Larry Vance moved all in from the big blind and Dennis called, showing pocket Queens. Larry held pocket Aces and the board changed nothing. Larry doubled through.

Gioi Luong raised and Gregg came over the top all-in and Gioi called, showing pocket Aces. Gregg held T 9 . Board came 6 2 5 6 K and Gregg was busted.

Gregg Merkow finished in 16th place, earning $14,540.

That's the end of the level and players are on break.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 10:37 PM

Elvin Simpson raised to 25K and Vanessa moved all in for 81K more. Elvin called, showing pocket 9s. Vanessa held A6. Three people at the table said they folded an Ace, so Vanessa was drawing slim. Board came J 9 Q 3 5.

Vanessa Rousso finished in 17th place, earning $14,540.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 10:28 PM

From the button in an unopened pot the Grinder raises to 60K and is met by an all-in of 92K total from the big blind, Joe Wagner. Joe holds AQ while Michael holds T 5 and the board is K 3 6 5 J giving Grinder a pair and Joe an excuse to hit the bar....er....rail.

Joe Wagner finished in 18th place, earning $14,540.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 10:11 PM

Narinder Singh Khasria moved his last chips in with T7 off and Vanessa Rousso made the required call from the big blind with 83 offsuit ("the Larry"). Board came A Q J 4 Q, Narinder's Ten played, and Narinder doubled up.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:58 PM

Keith Lehr got his last chips in with J 9 and Gioi Luong called with AT. Board came 7 6 8 4 K and the Ace-high holds up while the Lehr makes a rough landing.

Keith Lehr finished in 19th place, earning $10,905.

Play is paused as the final 18 players redraw for seats at the final two tables.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:47 PM

Thomas moved in from the small blind and ran smack into pocket Aces held by John Spagnuolo in the big blind. Thomas held J T and the Board was A 7 2 K 7 , so Thomas made his flush, but John made a full house and took the pot.

Thomas Matthew McGrath finished in 21st place, earning $10,905.

Hilbert Shirey got his last chips in with pocket Tens and ran into Gregg Merkow's pocket Queens. The board changed nothing and Hilbert was busted.

Hilbert Shirey finished in 20th place, earning $10,905.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:41 PM

Joe Wagner moved his last chips in with A3 and got called by Thomas Matthew McGrath with pocket 9s. Board came K Q J x A giving Joe the bigger pair on the river and the double-up.

Meanwhile, on another table, Jordan Smith finished in 22nd place, earning $10,905.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:37 PM

Dennis Perry jacked it up to 20K and Andy Chang called from the small blind. Nam Le has 14K total in the big blind, with 8K already in for the blind, so he puts his last 6K in. The other two players check down the board of 4 6 6 A Q and Andy "the Eliminator" Chang shows KQ for Queens-up. The other two players muck and Nam heads for the payout table.

Nam Le finished in 23rd place, earning $10,905.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:26 PM

Michael Mizrachi raised 10K from the middle. Matt Dean moved in for 57K more. Michael called, showing AT. Matt held pocket Queens. Board was K J 7 J 4, so Matt doubled up through the Grinder.

Brian Wilson, apparently in a cold-medicine-induced fog, walks away from his table headed for the payout lady. His hand was Q J and he was all in against chip leader Gregg Merkow, who held AK. The board read 4 4 9 J 5 and Brian had won the pot, but didn't realize it and had walked away. They called him back to the table to stack a mountain of chips, as he became the chip leader on that hand.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 09:20 PM

Level 14: Blinds 4K/8K with 1K antes. Play has resumed. 23 players remain. Here are the chip counts as of the break:

PlayerChips
Gregg Merkow467,000
Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi431,000
Dennis Perry360,000
Peter Martin304,000
Brian Wilson290,000
Andy "the Eliminator" Chang273,000
Elvin Simpson210,000
Jordan "Ims0Lucky" Morgan182,000
John Spagnuolo161,000
Dave Delaney140,000
Vanessa Rousso130,000
Lance Allred114,000
Larry Vance80,000
Thomas Matthew McGrath73,000
Dan Schmiech72,000
Narinder Singh Khasria70,000
Jordan Smith69,000
Matt Dean67,000
Gioi Luong64,000
Hilbert Shirey57,000
Joe Wagner45,000
Keith Lehr37,000
Nam Le22,000

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 08:56 PM

Andy Chang was on the button and asked Norm (small blind) how much he had left, and that's how much Andy raised. Norm called Q J and Andy held A 6 . Board was 4 3 4 3 K and Norm was busted.

Norm Ketchum finished in 25th place, earning $10,905.

Michael raised to 16K from the cutoff. Vanessa Rousso called on the button, then Jeff Cohen moved all in from the big blind for 40K total. Michael raised to 121K to shut Vanessa out, but she was folding anyway. Michael declared his call "horrible", showing 43. Jeff held AT. Board was 2 3 K 8 4 giving Michael two pair and the monster suck-out.

Jeff Cohen finished in 24th place, earning $10,905.

End of level and they are coloring up the black 100 chips. Players are on break.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 08:48 PM

Matt Dean raised to 17K and Thomas Matthew McGrath called from the small blind. Flop was K Q 6 and Thomas moved in. Matt called, showing pocket 8s. Thomas held AQ and the bigger pair, but the last two cards were 2 Q giving Thomas trips and the double-up.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 08:32 PM

Joe Rivers and Dennis Perry get into a raising war and finally Joe moved in for 70K. After some conderation, Dennis finally called, showing T8 suited (?). Joe held pocket Jacks and was looking good to double up, but the board came 4 5 7 6 T and Dennis makes a straight to bust Joe. (Andy Chang called that the "Sickest Call Ever".)

Joe Rivers finished in 27th place, earning $10,905.

Harold got his last 30K in with pocket Queens and got called by an AQ. An Ace hit on the flop and Harold was done.

Harold "Big Daddy" Mahaffey finished in 26th place, earning $10,905.

Tuesday, 16th of January 2007 08:08 PM

James Lindsay got his last chips in with pocket 7s and got called by Elvin Simpson, who had AT. Elvin flopped a straight and that was all she wrote for James.

James Lindsay finished in 28th place, earning $7,270.

Play is paused as they redraw and change seats.





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