Book it: Day Two
by Amy Calistri
Day Two Results:
|Frank Sinopoli||739,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||655,000 |
|Kathrine Jackson||489,500 |
|Stacy Matuson||486,000 |
|James Van Alstyne||406,000 |
|Richard Freire||340,000 |
|James English||296,000 |
|Matthew Bell||279,500 |
|Devin Porter||254,500 |
|Barry Greenstein||248,000 |
|Claudio Di Prinzio||238,500 |
|Josh Schlein||236,000 |
|Todd Keikoan||201,500 |
|Chris Bell||197,500 |
|Aron Chugani||175,000 |
|Alex Wendell||171,000 |
|Fabrice Soulier||167,000 |
|Nick Adanakis||166,500 |
|Johan Storakers||150,500 |
|Steve Hohn||147,000 |
|Andrew Wiggins||90,500 |
|Patrick Johson||85,000 |
|Steve Brandvold||84,000 |
|Scott Serafin||68,000 |
|Robert Border||63,000 |
|Steve Barclay||43,000 |
I'll have the remaining players and chip counts shortly. There is a little mystery tonight. Apparently a player at another table busted out on the same hand as Karlo Lopez. So there are only 26 players remaining. But they never took a card or signed out. At this point, they are the mystery man.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 10:10 PM
Karlo Lopez went out 28th when his 88 ran into Barry Greenstein's TT. But Karlo's fatal blow was dealt by Freddy Deeb in an earlier hand.
Deeb bets 40K on the flop of Q J 7. Lopez calls. On the turn of Q , Deeb puts out 60K. On the river, Deeb throws out 165.5K. At this point Lopez believes that Deeb is betting on a missed flush draw. He calls. Deeb shows JJ for jacks full of queens.
Bill Seber finishes at 29th.
Lee Goldman finished in 30th
Marc Durand is out at 31st.
All the money was in on the flop. It was Durand's KJ vs Steve Hohn's AK. The board came 5449A, and Durand was done.
In another hand Stacy Matuson raised in late position and was called by the BB.
The flop came 4 T 5. Matuson went into the tank momentarily and bet out 40K. The BB reraised it to 80K. Matuson immediately called "all-in." It was the BB's turn in the tank. He folded showing AT for top pair, best kicker.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 09:33 PM
|Frank Sinopoli||650,000 |
|James English||420,000 |
|Kathy Jackson||320,000 |
|Karlo Lopez||320,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||300,000 |
|James Van Alstyne||280,000 |
|Josh Schlein||277,000 |
|Johan Storakers||265,000 |
|Richard Freire||245,000 |
|Devin Porter||240,000 |
|Stacy Matuson||230,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||140,000 |
|Andrew Wiggins||97,000 |
|Steve Black||85,000 |
|Steve Hohn||75,000 |
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 09:13 PM
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 09:04 PM
We are down to 34 players. The plan is to stop tonight when we reach 27 players. The players are on a 15 minuted break.
|43||David "Devilfish" Ulliott||$6,000|
|45||Feite Lichtendahl ||$6,000|
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 08:33 PM
A few additional chip counts:
Devon Porter 240,000
Chris Bell 210,000
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 08:32 PM
Approximate chip counts:
|Frank Sinopoli||520,000 |
|Karlo Lopez||475,000 |
|Josh Schlein||395,000 |
|James English||350,000 |
|James Van Alstyne||280,000 |
|Johan Storakers||205,000 |
|Richard Freire||201,000 |
|Stacy Matuson||163,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||160,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||137,000 |
As I was just lining up for a photo of Erik Seidel when Kristy Gazes and Karina Jett cat call him from the rail until he giggles. He looks down at his hand, in late position and pushes all-in. He is called by Kathy Jackson. He shows the A 8 and she shows K K . The flop is 2Q2 and Erik is drawing thing. The K on the turn has him drawing dead.
Erik Seidel has been eliminated in 38th place.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 08:02 PM
The Devilfish is done.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 07:39 PM
Al Ardebili is elimated. Pushing all-in in a late position move, Al is called by both blinds, Chad Hicks and Claudio De Prinzio. On a 7-high rag flop, De Prinzio moves all-in and Hick folds. De Prinzio shows QQ and Ardebili shows J 8. The turn and river bring no help to Ardebili.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 07:31 PM
We are back from the dinner break and there are 48 players left.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 06:59 PM
The players are going on dinner break.
|64||Mac Mccoord ||$6,000|
|65||Cliff Josephy ||$6,000|
|66||Pete Hassett ||$6,000|
|67||Mike Ross ||$6,000|
|68||Earl Socha ||$6,000|
|74||Paul Tanaka ||$6,000|
Just before the break, Karlo Lopez took the chip lead after winning a three-way pot. He's is sitting with a little over 600K.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 05:33 PM
Men "The Master" Nguyen has been eliminated. Paul Magriel is also out.
Alex Vuong went all-in, followed by Al Aldebili, in position, who also went all-in. The cutoff looks at his hand and calls. Alex turns over J J . Al shows A K . And the cutoff, Chad Hicks, has K K .
The flop is 6 4 7
At this point Alex needs a jack and Al needs a diamond or an A.
The turn and river are 2 6 and Alex Vuong is eliminated.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 05:23 PM
There are 65 players left. We've taken a short break to color up and the players will be heading out for a dinner break in a little over a half an hour.
|Frank Sinopoli||$305,000 |
|Josh Schlien||$290,000 |
|Richard Knucklehead Freire||$275,000 |
|James English||$270,000 |
|Karlo Lopez||$230,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||$175,000 |
|Johan Storakers||$145,000 |
|Men The Master Nguyen||$140,000 |
|Stacy Matuson||$122,000 |
|Erik Seidel||$84,500 |
|Steve Hohn||$79,000 |
|Alexandra Vuong||$61,000 |
|Al Ardebili||$60,300 |
|Freddy Deeb||$59,000 |
|Cliff Johnny Bax Josephy||$54,000 |
|Mark Petrillo||$39,000 |
|David Devil Fish Ulliott||$17,000 |
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:54 PM
Mike Mizrachi is eliminated. Mike Mizrachi started Day 2 as the chip leader. But today was not to yield the same result. Today's death blow came when his AQ ran into JJ.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:31 PM
Frank Sinopoli won a couple of nice back-to-back hands. One 100,000 pot was secured when his KK went up against AQ. The flop came Axx. The K turn brought Sinopoli a set. And the river was a Q. At approx. 300K, Sinopoli is out chip leader.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:30 PM
Stacy Matuson finally gets a pot of her own. Paul Magriel makes it 20K. Matuson re-raises all-in. Magriel's AK vs. her 99. The coin flip goes to Stacy when the nines hold up.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:18 PM
More money finishes:
Some catch-up stories:
My favorite occured at Stacy Matuson's table. One player goes all-in. Another player goes all-in. Stacy looks down at her hand, and she goes all-in. It's A J and A K for the other players and A A for Stacy.
The flop comes 2 5 K
The turn is a 4
The AJ now has a flush draw. AK can catch another K for the set.
Matuson yells, "Make it low and black." But sometimes you have to be careful what you wish for.
The river was a 3 .......giving them all the wheel.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:10 PM
Sorry y'all. No internet for a little over an hour.
We're down to 72 players and we're at level 13 where the ante is 400 and the blinds are 1500/3000.
Kristy Gazes, Jan Sorensen, Paul Esfandiary, and Jeff Shulman have all been eliminated.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 04:04 PM
We're down to 90 players - so much for my theory that things would slow down. xxPiratexx finished 97th. Marsha waggoner has also been eliminated.
|112||John McCann ||$5,500|
Chris Bigler is out. And Scotty Nguyen has been eliminated
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 02:24 PM
Stacy Matuson has been pretty patient today. But she just got into an all-in situation with Freddy Deeb. The final result: her higher flush against Deeb's lower flush. She's up to over a little over 97K.
And Paul Wolfe is out - his pocket 5's losing to a K-high straight. And Bob Hume is out. And I suspect we're already down to under 110 players. We'll be posting a money finish list shortly.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 01:55 PM
We've made the money. We're at 125 players.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 01:42 PM
Chip counts at the break:
|James Van Alstyne||$180,000 |
|James English||$149,000 |
|Freddy Deeb||$110,000 |
|Johan Storakers||$109,000 |
|Cliff Josephy||$84,000 |
|Erik Seidel||$80,000 |
|Paul Magriel||$79,000 |
|Barry Greenstein||$64,000 |
|Frank Sinopoli||$78,000 |
|Paul Esfandiary||$70,000 |
|Mike Mizrachi||$69,000 |
|Steve Hohn||$58,000 |
|Stacy Matuson||$56,000 |
|Bob Hume||$55,000 |
|Chris Bigler||$51,000 |
|Roland De Wolfe||$49,000 |
|Alexandra Vuong||$45,000 |
|Paul Wolfe||$45,000 |
|Dewey Tomko||$43,000 |
|David Devil Fish Ulliott||$35,000 |
|Mark Petrillo||$29,000 |
|Jeff Shulman||$25,000 |
|Al Ardebili||$24,000 |
|Mark Cole||$23,000 |
|Scotty Nguyen||$20,000 |
|Abraham Gray||$18,000 |
|Marsha Waggoner||$17,000 |
|Steve Zolotow||$16,000 |
|Men The Master Nguyen||$9,000 |
PSOer mwig did indeed go out. He was at about 9K in chips when faced with a 3.5K raise by Erik Seidel. Seidel had been very aggressive at the table and had to show down some marginal hands. Mwig re-raised all-in with AQ. He was relieved when Seidel showed AJ...that is until Seidel flopped a flush.
xxPiratexx is sitting with 28.7K. This close to the money his plan is to "not do anything stupid."
I haven't seen TheBrain, and I coming to the conclusion he may have been lost in the early debacle.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 01:20 PM
Morgan Machina pushed all-in with A T . His opponent called with A K . Morgan can only win with a runner runner straight flush when his opponent hits the A-high flush on a board of 9 8 3 . No miracles occur and Machina is gone.
And for Chris Bell fans - and I know you're out there - he's having a rather nice day, building his stack up to about 48K. I will work on more chip counts going into the break.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 12:55 PM
Clonie Gowen is out! Gowen pushed all-in with A8 and got called by Katherine Jackson's KK. Clonie caught and 8 on the flop, but that is where her luck ended, just shy of the money.
We're down to under 150 players. In other words, we lost over 90 players in 95 minutes. And we are surprisingly close to the money. Payouts start at 125. I will repost the payouts during the upcoming break.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 12:42 PM
Erick Lindgren is out, one of the earlier casualties of the first hour's debacle. Short stacks moved early and the action was brisk. We started with 27, nine-handed, tables and we're down to 19 tables now. The first hout of rocking and rolling seems to be settling down some. And I suspect the attrition rate will slow down.
Clonie Gowen doubled up again, this time when her 9To found love on a board of 9 5 J 9 8. She told her table, "I told you I was crazy."
On the PSO front, xxPiratexx is still hanging on with a short stack. And I'm afraid the mwig's table broke, and I can't find him in the field just yet. I'm trying not to panic.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 12:24 PM
Kristy Gazes tripled up when she pushed all-in with 99, called by A K and J 9 . The flop had some danger as it contained two diamonds, but no flush materialized and the 9's held up. Kristy is looking at slightly better than 50K.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 11:59 AM
Barry Greenstein took a nice pot off Mizrachi. Mizrachi raised pre-flop and was called by Greenstein. They both checked a rag flop. Barry bet out 12K on the 7 turn. They both check down the river. Greenstein shows A7 for a pair of 7's. Mizrachi mucks.
And one the exciting (although not stack shattering) hands this morning was a flopped royal by Men the Master.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 11:55 AM
There's a lot of action already.
Clonie Gowen doubled up when her all-in pre-flop with 44 was called by a 72o (no kidding).
Scott Swedlund was all-in with AK, against Men The Master's AK. No drama enfolded with the board and it was a chopped pot. Scott wasn't as lucky when his QQ ran into Freddy Deeb's AA. Scott Swedlund has been eliminated.
One of our chip leaders, Cliff Josephy, took one on the chin when his A Q ran into Robert Figulski's AK. The money went in on a flop of A K 4. The turn and river had no diamonds or running Qs (6 Q ) and Josephy is down to about 45K. Figulski is now over 120K.
Thursday, 29th of September 2005 11:32 AM
Although the starting field for the Aruba Classic had professional players in the minority, many of poker’s well-known names emerged to start Day Two in relatively strong chip positions.
Mike “The Grinder” Mizrachi is our chip leader going into Day Two. Mizrachi has had a stellar year so far, cashing in seven WSOP events and making two final tables at WPT events, including his 1st place finish at the L.A. Poker Classic.
Cliff Josephy enters the field today second in chips. Josephy won his first WSOP bracelet this year in the $1500 Stud event. Cliff also has a cash finish in this year’s WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
Frank Sinopoli starts today 4th in chip count. Sinopoli cashed in two WSOP events this year and five WSOP events in 2004. He won the $1000 NLHE event at the L.A. Poker Classic earlier this year.
James Van Alstyne has cashed in five WSOP events, including three final table appearances. He also has two WPT money finishes under his belt and placed 3rd in this year’s WSOP Circuit Event in Lake Tahoe. Van Alstyne starts today 5th in chip count.
Stuart Fox starts 6th in chip count today. Fox cashed in three WSOP events this year and has a number of money finishes in UK tournaments.
Paul Esfandiary, currently 7th in chip count, has yet to build up a track record. But being the brother of Antonio Esfandiari one has to assume he is no stranger to the game.
Roland de Wolfe starts at 8th place in chips today. Roland already has a 1st place finish in a WPT event this year, scoring at the Rendezvous in Paris. He also had a money finish in this year’s WSOP.
Stacy Matuson is starting today 11th in chip position. Matuson seems to like Aruba as she had back-to-back final table appearances in the $500 NLHE events here last year. And while she currently has no majors under her belt, Matuson, close friends with Mike Mizrachi and Frank Sinopoli, obviously knows the terrain.
Other notables starting towards the top of the field today include Chad Brown (14th), Dewey Tomko (15th), Paul Magriel (19th), Jeff Shulman (20th), Bob Hume (23rd), Freddy Deeb (24th), and Erik Seidel (26th). And there are many many more within striking distance. Below is a complete list of today’s starters.
The players and their starting chip counts for Day Two:
|James Van Alstyne||82600|
|Roland de Wolfe||79000|
|Serge St. Pierre||34200|
|Brian Van Loo||10800|