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Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Highlights

Highlights

Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

David "Bakes" Baker Leads Final 15

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
David "Bakes" Baker
David "Bakes" Baker

Day 2 has come to a close here at Event 17 $1500 buy in No-Limit Hold’em. It was an action packed day that had a lot of players aiming for the top prize of $518,755. 226 players of the original 2,105 had come back today and 10 of them did not make the money. At the end of the day the field whittled to the final 15 and those players will be coming back tomorrow at 1:00 pm PST to play down to a champion.

The Chip Leader is none other that David “Bakes” Baker who bagged up 1,384,000 in chips and he will he one of the favorites going into tomorrow. He is followed closely by Samuel Taylor with 1,216,000 and Athanasios Polychronopoulos with 1,135,000.

Joe Cada still hot off his fourth place in the $1500 six-max event at the beginning of the series is still alive and doing well. He bagged up 540,000 and will go for his second bracelet tomorrow. Barry Greenstein also survived the day and he will try to get his stack of 367,000 through tomorrow’s field and into another gold bracelet.

Not everyone was so fortunate as many notables fell in the money. James Dempsey (150th), Jake Cody (126th), Vanessa Selbst (60th), Matt Jarvis (37th), Jacob Balsiger, (31st), Joe Kuether (26th), and Amnon Filippi (18th) all fell short from day 3.

Tomorrow should be a good day with several bracelet winners going for more gold. The action starts at 1:00 pm and the remaining 15 will play until there is a final table, move to the main stage, and play down until a champion. Stay tuned to PokerNews for all your latest on Event 17.

Unofficial End of Day Chip Counts

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Here are your unofficial chip counts after two full days of play.

David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 1,384,000 184,000
Samuel Taylor us
Samuel Taylor
us 1,216,000 496,000
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 1,135,000 35,000
Paul Francoi Tedeschi
Paul Francoi Tedeschi
850,000 -70,000
Brian Ray us
Brian Ray
us 718,000 18,000
Joe Ward
Joe Ward
669,000 479,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 663,000 -42,000
Manuel Mutke de
Manuel Mutke
de 619,000 361,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 540,000 -60,000
Michael Kurth
Michael Kurth
402,000 72,000
Thomas Nicotera
Thomas Nicotera
398,000 -319,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 367,000 132,000
Joseph Michael us
Joseph Michael
us 278,000 -142,000
Yi Wang cn
Yi Wang
cn 192,000 -93,000
Chad Chavez
Chad Chavez
90,000 15,000

Play is Done

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The Clock has read 0:00 and the players are done for the day. The final 15 players will return tomorrow at 1 pm to finish this event off.

Byron Kaverman Eliminated in 16th Place ($18,926)

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Byron Kaverman Out in 16th Place
Byron Kaverman Out in 16th Place

Mike Kurth got it all-in with the {A-Hearts}{7-Diamonds} against Byron Kaverman's {A-}{4-}, and was in a dominant position to notch the knockout.

Flop: {2-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

Kaverman caught his kicker and took the lead on the flop, but the {7-Clubs} on the turn was a bolt of lightning, striking down his hopes of making the final table. A harmless {K-Spades} on the river sealed the deal, and Kurth moved his stack back to a respectable level as Day 2 draws to a close.

Mike Kurth
Mike Kurth
375,000 375,000
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us Busted

Joshua Hillock Eliminated in 17th Place ($18,926)

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Joshua Hillock with {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} got all his money in against Joseph Ward's {5-Spades}{5-Clubs}. The flop came {8-Spades}{2-Clubs}{9-Hearts}. The turn brought an inside straight draw for Ward with the {6-Clubs} and the river came the {7-Clubs} giving Ward a winning straight. Hillock wanted his hand to hold but couldn't and he now exits in 17th place.

Joshua Hillock us
Joshua Hillock
us Busted

Amnon Filippi Eliminated in 18th Place ($18,926)

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Amnon Filippi
Amnon Filippi

Amnon Filippi got his tiny stack in and lost when his pocket fives lost to his opponent's ace-jack. For his efforts he will finish in 18th with $18,926.

Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us Busted

Amnon Filippi Nearly Finished After Brutal Cooler

Jonathan_Zaun • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

A Texas Hold'em tournament is often decided when the game's premium hands clash, and Amnon Filippi just found himself on the wrong end of that equation.

Holding {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}, Filippi got his chips into the middle preflop, but he soon discovered that Everett Carlton held the goods: {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}.

Bemoaning his fate by telling a friend at the other table "kings versus aces, f--k me," Filippi watched as the board ran out {j-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{2-Spades}{q-Hearts}, and despite picking up a few additional outs on the flop, he shipped almost every chip he had to Carlton in the next seat over.

Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 645,000 330,000
Amnon Filippi us
Amnon Filippi
us 30,000 -245,000

Final 18 Chip Counts

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
David "Bakes" Baker us
David "Bakes" Baker
us 1,200,000 -100,000
Athanasios Polychronopoulos us
Athanasios Polychronopoulos
us 1,100,000 -250,000
Paul Francoi Tedeschi
Paul Francoi Tedeschi
920,000 35,000
Samuel Taylor us
Samuel Taylor
us 720,000 518,000
Thomas Nicotera
Thomas Nicotera
717,000 557,000
Brian Ray us
Brian Ray
us 700,000 82,000
Joe Cada us
Joe Cada
us 600,000 75,000
Joseph Michael us
Joseph Michael
us 420,000 -155,000
Michael Kurth
Michael Kurth
330,000 -60,000
Everett Carlton us
Everett Carlton
us 308,000 -7,000
Yi Wang cn
Yi Wang
cn 285,000 237,400
Joshua Hillock us
Joshua Hillock
us 270,000 -130,000
Manuel Mutke de
Manuel Mutke
de 258,000 -142,000
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 235,000 -190,000
Joe Ward
Joe Ward
190,000 142,300
Byron Kaverman us
Byron Kaverman
us 125,000 59,200
Chad Chavez
Chad Chavez
75,000 -69,000

The Final 18

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatPlayer
3591Joe Cada
3592Mike Kurth
3593Joshua Hillock
3594Byron Kaverman
3595Barry Greenstein
3596Chad Chavez
3597David "Bakes" Baker
3598Joseph Michael
3599Joe Ward
   
3531Thomas Nicotera
3532Samuel Taylor
3533Manuel Mutke
3534Paul Francoi Tedeschi
3535Athanasios Polychonopoulos
3536Brian Kelly
3537Yi Wang
3538Amnon Filippi
3539Everett Carlton