Day 2 of the 2007 World Series of Poker $2,000 No-Limit Hold'Em event
Sunday, 17th of June 2007 02:21 AM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Our final table is set for tomorrow:
Sunday, 17th of June 2007 02:07 AM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Martin Green was eliminated when he moved all-in from the small blind and Evan Schwartz smelled out the bluff. Green had J-5 and Schwartz had K-J. The better hand held up.
The players redrew down to a single table and it took just three hands to eliminate another player. Praz Bansi raised to 65K and Travis Rice called from the big blind. The flop came 8 6 4 . Rice checked, Bansi bet 80K, and Rice called. On the K turn, Rice checked, Bansi moved in, and Rice insta-called, turning over 6 6 for the set of sixes. Bansi had just A 3 and was drawing dead.
There was a slight controversy as the players were counting their chips in preparation for bagging them. Danny Noam claims he must have accidentally swept one of his 25K chips into the big pot from that elimination hand, as he had 25K more than his current count. Travis Rice, who would have been the beneficiary of that accident, said he had no idea if it was true or not. The tournament staff directed them to bag the chips as they are, and that overnight they would review any video footage available to substantiate the claim. If there is conclusive evidence, they will adjust the chip counts prior to action beginning tomorrow.
Sunday, 17th of June 2007 01:15 AM(Michael Cheser reporting)
With blinds at 10K/20K, here were a few victims:
Dave Daneshgar got all-in with K K and got called by Justin Rollo with 9 9 . Daneshgar jumped out of his seat when he saw the nine on the turn which ended his day.
Martin Green raised from the button and Sam Alsharairi moved all-in from the big blind. Green agonized and called with 6 6 . Alsharairi turned over the best hand in poker (provided, that is, you are not called): 9 2 . The pocket pair held up and Alsharairi is out.
On a flop of K Q 8 , Ken Einiger bet 40K and Yakov Hirsch moved all-in for a huge 375K. Einiger sucked it up and called, turning over K J for top pair. Einiger showed Q 8 for two pair. The 9 2 turn-river were bricks, so Yakov Hirsch is gone.
When two more players are eliminated, we will be done for tonight.
Sunday, 17th of June 2007 12:06 AM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Ross Boatman, one of the Hendon Mob clan, finally succumbed in 20th place. Justin Pechie, who finished in 2nd place in last month's WSOP Circuit Event at Caesar's Palace, got knocked out in 19th.
The players then redrew for seats.
Peter Auer, the chip leader going into today's session, busted when he moved in on the flop with bottom pair and got called by Adam Ross with top pair. He finishes in 18th place. We will continue playing tonight until we have just nine remaining.
Players are on a 15-minute break currently.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 11:15 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Charlie Ng got his last 110K in with K T and got called by a gutsy Ken Einiger, who had Q J . The flop came 5 9 3 , and things looked good for the king-high. But when the J hit on the turn, Ng exclaimed, "Oh, C'mon!" No king on the river, with the 8 . Charlie Ng is out in 22nd place.
Matthew Beisner went in with J T and got called by Justin Rollo, who had A Q . Out came the board of A 7 Q 9 J . Matthew Beisner was eliminated in 21st place.
When it gets down to 18 players, they will redraw for seats and go to two tables.
Here is the updated bustout board:
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 09:14 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
There are only 23 players left as they left for their dinner break. The most recent payouts are listed below, and they include the last woman standing, Jennifer Lam. Players are scheduled to return at 10:15pm PST. While they're away, please enjoy the following list:
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 09:01 PM(Aaron Hendrix reporting)
Jordan Morgan is sick right now... and not in the sick running good kind of way. Jordan raised to 32K UTG and was called by the BB. On a flop of JT9 the BB pushed all in for 320K... a huge overbet into the less then 100K pot. Jordan contemplated the call for some time. It would leave him with less then 30K if he called and lost the hand. Convinced he had the best hand Morgan made the call. The BB turned over AQ for the open ended straight draw. Morgan showed KK. The BB had 9 outs. 4 8's, 2 K's, and 3 A's. The turn was a brick. The river gave Morgan a set of kings. Unfortunately it was one of the 9 outs his opponent needed to win the hand.
Jordan Morgan went all in the next hand with his last 27K and was eliminated in 24th place, so close to being the massive chip leader just moments earlier. There are 23 players left and they are on a dinner break until 10:15. Eric "Basebaldy" Baldwin recently won a big pot with AJ against A3 and is near the 300K mark after hovering between the 100-200K mark most of the day.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 08:20 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Ken Einiger had an adventurous series of hands. He went all-in or called all-in four out of five consecutive hands:
#1 He went from 131K to 26K when his A Q lost a race to David Daneshgar's pocket sevens.
#2 He doubled up when his 9 9 stayed ahead of David Daneshgar's A 7
#3 He doubled again when his 7 6 beat out Jordan Morgan's A 3 when the board was 4 K 7 4 J
#4 He moved all-in and got no callers.
That was a lot of work just to get back about where he started.
Doug Miranda was eliminated when his K T lost to Yakov Hirsch's K J on a board of J 2 K 8 Q .
29 players remain. The average stack is 222K.
According to the tournament director, this event will go on dinner break right at 9:00pm, despite that being in the middle of a level.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 06:52 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
More payouts to ponder over your evening meal:
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 06:29 PM(Jennifer Newell reporting)
More payouts for your reading pleasure:
In 51st place (be patient - the next chart of bustouts is on its way), Rolf Slotboom exited the tournament. And as I was sitting at the table where the floorperson took his information, I introduced myself. He said he knows who I am. How? Because what I wrote in a previous blog about him being one hot European man made its way to Rolf himself. He said that people in the Netherlands were aware of it. (Blush)
Anyway, when I got over acting like a school girl, I asked if he'd be playing any more tournaments. He responded that he would be going up to "smack his room" and decide later. I'm not sure what that means, but he can pretty much say anything he wants.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 06:05 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Stephen Feraca busted when he got it all-in on a K-8-4 flop and his K-J was just behind his opponent's K-Q. The 5-5 turn-river spelled the end of his tournament.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 05:02 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Since Liz Lieu was eliminated in 89th place, Jennifer Lam is the sole female player remaining in the tournament.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 04:59 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Down to 79 players. After they colored up the black 100 chips, the players got a 15-minute break.
Here are the players that took the walk of shame so far today:
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 03:42 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
As the 130 players began this session, I could smell the desperation. Short-stacks and some middle-stacks were going all-in with alacrity. In the first twenty minutes, once could hear a cacophony of dealers announcing "all-in!" and "seat open!" Within a half hour, two tables had been broken and integrated into those empty seats. The payout guy was kept busy, as the latest count I saw was 110 players remaining and dropping steadily.
Brandon Schaefer knocked out Warren Karp. Derek Boice eliminated Jon Eaton. I'll post the bustouts in batches, with the first one coming soon.
Saturday, 16th of June 2007 02:49 PM(Michael Cheser reporting)
Due to the throng of players entered into Event 27, which began at noon, the restart for this event has been pushed back to 3:00pm, as there would not be sufficient free tables until then. So we should have an update posted soon thereafter.
One of the larger fields of the 2007 World Series of Poker participated in the $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event. 1,619 players started the day and they just made the money before play ended at 2 a.m. Making the money isn't the goal for most of the players, however, as they are after the nearly $600,000 first place money.
There are only a few big name players remaining in the field but that does not mean there isn't talent left in the pool. Jordan Morgan is among the chip leaders. Other players still in contention include Amnon Filippi, Ross Boatman, Julian Gardner, and pokerpages.com's own Rolf Slotboom. Play resumes at 2 p.m. Tune into pokerpages.com for all of the exciting action.
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