2008 World Series of Poker - Event #41 - $1,500 Mixed Hold'em - Day 2
End of Day 2 chip counts and payout information:
Tuesday, 24th of June 2008 01:30 AM
The action has slowed waaay down in the Brasilia room. Only one bust out in the last hour to report.
Daniel Kraus finished in 16th place, picking up a check for $7,484. David Machowsky in the SB and Kraus in the BB capped the action preflop with Kraus committing all of his chips. His A 9 is behind Machowsky's A Q and stays that way when the board runs out: J 6 2 T 8.
Tuesday, 24th of June 2008 12:30 AM
Alexander Borteh was all in on a K 3 2 4 J board, having added 8,500 on the end with absolutely nothing. Alex Jalali showed A-T for Ace-high, and Borteh mucked and left the table in 20th place.
Michael Rosenthal was next in 19th. Rosenthal raises from the CO, and SB Sam Hiatt and BB Hien Tran call to see the Q T 7 flop. Check-check-check to bring the turn, a Ten. Hiatt bets out, Tran folds, and Rosenthal calls. Hiatt bets the 3 on the river, and Rosenthal calls all in. Ace-high isn't good enough this time as Rosenthal's A-9 is dominated by Hiatt's Q-J. Rosenthal earns $5,688 for 19th place.
Quyen Nguyen's turn. On a 9 7 6 flop, Nguyen and Mats Gavatin cap the action, and Nguyen gets it all in in the process. He shows 6 6 for a set, but Gavatin's K 4 flush looks pretty bad for Quyen. The T and the 2 that come next don't help, and Nguyen goes home in 18th with $7,484.
Jeff Norman hit the rail in 17th. Elliot Smith follows Norman's raise with another one, and Norman calls. The flop comes A 6 4. After three bets on the turn, Norman is all in, showing A 9 for the flush draw. Smith's A-Q stays ahead with no on the turn, and the river bricks as well, ending Norman's tournament.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 11:30 PM
With only 20 players still standing, they are off on a 20-minute break. They'll come back to Round 15. The first 30 minutes are Limit at 2,500-5,000, and the second 30 minutes are No Limit with blinds at 1,500-3,000.
Jason Rufinelli was eliminated in 24th place, followed by Nicolas Ragot in 23rd. Nick Binger took out Peter Rho in 22nd. In a No-Limit hand, Binger raised to 5,500, and Rho shoved for 20k from the button. Binger's J-8 is behind Rho's K-Q suited, but since when does that matter? Binger flopped an 8 to further increase his chip lead and make the field one smaller.
Ricky Sanders and Mats Gavatin got it all in preflop. It was a bad time for Sanders to wake up with Kings, because he ran them squarely into Gavatin's pocket Aces. The board missed him, and Sanders went home in 21st.
At break time, Binger is in the lead with 390,000. Jonathan Tamayo and Sam Hiatt are tied behind him with 230,000.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 10:30 PM
Down to two dozen. John Keefe's A-K lost a race to Daniel Krause's pair of Queens when the board ran out 4 3 2 3 4, sending Keefe home in 27th place. Daniel Deveau was bounced in 26th when his A-7 couldn't connect against Peter Rho's A-9. Keefe and Deveau both pick up $5,688.
Michael Guzzardi was the next to go in the limit session. Ricky Sanders raised UTG, Guzzardi reraised, and Sanders called. The flop was dealt J 6 5, and Sanders checked the action to Guzzardi. Michael bet, and Ricky called. Sanders again checked the 7 on the turn. Guzzardi bet, and Sanders raised him all in. Guzzardi called to find his Queens ahead of Ricky's J-T. But a Ten on the river changed that, giving Sanders two pair for the win. Guzzardi takes home $5,688 for 24th place.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 09:30 PM
The remaining 30 just returned from dinner, and three quick eliminations have them redrawing to three tables already. Todd Witteles jammed short-stack Marc Goldman all in preflop. Dan Druff's Q 9 was behind Goldman's A Q, but Witteles picked up flush and inside straight draws on the T 8 6 flop. The turn bricks the 2, but the 2 gives Witteles a flush and Goldman a trip to the cashier.
Chris Rentes pulled out pocket Kings to bust Greg de Bora's A-J. A few minutes later, Nick Binger's K-5 caught a King in the door to eliminate Mitch Schock's A-T. Schock's chips built Binger's stack above the two century mark.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 08:00 PM
Players are on a one-hour dinner break.
Jason Ruffinelli - 140,000
Nick Binger - 134,000
Alexander Borteh - 130,000
Sam Hiatt - 124,000
Mats Gavatin - 115,000
Jonathan Tamayo - 110,000
Alex Jalali - 92,000
Elliot Smith - 90,000
Michael Chu - 86,000
Daniel Kraus - 82,000
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 07:00 PM
Small Blind: 1,300
Big Blind: 2,500
Small Blind: 600
Big Blind: 1,200
Levi leveled during limit.
After the 9-6-2 flop, Levi and Tomayo would take part in a raising war that saw Levi toss in all but his last 4K. Levi would get those chips in after a 7 fell on the turn. Tomayo would call with A-A. Levi tabled K-Q and was drawing dead, knocked out in the middle of Day Two.
Nam's got nothin'.
Action was checked to Nam with A-8-7-K-5 on the board. Nam moved all in. After a count of Nam's last 39,700, his opponent would make the call with A-9. Nam tabled his rags, 6-3, on his way to the payouts desk.
Rolf Slotboom moved in with 7-3, only to run into Q-Q. His opponent would pick up a boat on the Q-4-4 flop, eliminating Slotboom and another player in one swipe.
Fabrice Soulier was all in with 10-9, at risk vs. 5-5. After the dealer ran out A-K-4-2-3, his opponent had picked up a wheel, eliminating Soulier.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 06:00 PM
Everyone who's in the money, please stand up. Not so fast, Bob Lauria.
Lauria was UTG and down to just 600. He tossed his last few chips in and Nam Le gave him some protection from MP.
It was Le's A-Q in front of Lauria's J 9. Sadly, Le was able to hit a boat on the A-2-Q-Q-K board, sending Lauria home empty handed.
Here's what finishing in the top 72 will earn you:
We had a handul of short-stacks fall after the bubble popped, including Lou Esposito.
"The Big Easy" was down to just a few thousand. He would bet 2K in the dark, out of turn after a 7-7-10 flop. Tomayo looked a little confused, but would put in the raise. Esposito would call off the rest of his stack. followed by a color up of the green 25 chips and a 20-min break. Tomayo turned over 9-7 and Esposito tossed his hand in the muck. Esposito put on an impressive performance in Day One, just to have a shot at the money, but will have to settle for about $3,000.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 05:00 PM
Todd Witteles, flirting with the bubble.
Many players look at the bubble as a time to really chip up. Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles hasn't been afraid to get the rest of his stack in, shoving on at least three different occassions. The first went without a call. He was looked up on the next two. In both hands, Witteles got it in good, but would have to settle for a chop after the board ran out a straight in the first hand and a flush in the second.
Nam Le doubles through Levi.
Lee had his tournament life on the line, all in vs. David Levi after a Q-10-7 flop. Levi would show kings, but Nam held 7-7 and had found bottom set. Nam would improve to a full house after the river paired the board, avoiding the title of bubble boy and doubling up to almost 30K.
Jan von Halle forced to chop.
Monday, 23rd of June 2008 04:00 PM
In between the sea of Seniors and the 2-7 Triple Draw restart is Day Two of the Event 41, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em. Just 98 players survived Day One. Jonathan Tamayo eveters the day with the lead, after bagging 98,100 chips to end the night. Tomayo will have his work cut out for him, as he starts the day seated with David Levi, Alex Bolotin, Lou Esposito and Nam Le.
Like Day One, we're alternating between limit and no limit in half hour intervals. Odd numbered levels are limit, even no limit. Here's how they were to start the day.
Day 2 chip counts and seat assignments
Live coverage of Event #41 Day 2, $1,500 Mixed Hold'em, begins Monday, June 23rd.
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