Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
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Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed
Day 2 completed

Harkin Snatches the Lead After Day 2 of Event #12: $1,500 Dealer's Choice 6-Handed; 15 Remain

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Jeremy Harkin
Jeremy Harkin

Jeremy Harkin emerged as the chip leader ahead of the final day of the $1,500 Dealer's Choice event which will see the last 15 players battle it out for the $129,882 first-place prize and the bracelet.

Harkin was seen handling a very promising stack throughout the day, but ultimately it was one particular hand that catapulted him to the top of the leaderboard. It happened 10-minutes before the close of play.

Harkin was sitting on a stacked table that also featured Mike Leah, John Hennigan and Chris Klodnicki. Harkin joined the three mixed game superstars in a pot of PLO and raised Klodnicki's bet after the flop to reduce the contest to heads-up.

Klodnicki then shoved all-in on the turn and Harkin snapped him off with the nuts, an eight-high straight. Klodnicki had flopped a set of fours and the river was a giant sweat for a 500,000-chip pot with Harkin's tournament life on the line. Harkin avoided a paired board and took a massive bite out of his neighbor's stack and will be bringing 502,500 in chips into the final day.

Klodnicki himself stormed through the day and looked to be chasing the overnight lead, but the unfortunate collision sent him to the bottom half of the chip counts.

The final day will also feature Chris Vitch and George Trigeorgis, two players who had to enter the Dealer's Choice event very late as they were busy battling for a bracelet on the final table of the Mixed Triple Draw on Monday.

Final day seat draw and chip counts:

TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
4241Frankie O'DellUnited States373,000
4242Chris VitchUnited States143,500
4243-- empty ------
4244Curtis PhelpsUnited States14,500
4245Scott AbramsUnited States207,500
4246Anthony ArvidsonUnited States88,000
     
4251John HenniganUnited States169,000
4252-- empty ------
4253Jeff LisandroAustralia137,000
4254Chris KlodnickiUnited States136,000
4255Jeremy HarkinUnited States502,500
4256Mike LeahCanada227,000
     
4261James WoodsUnited States170,500
4262-- empty ------
4263George TrigeorgisUnited States313,000
4264Jimmy FrickeUnited States118,500
4265Chris BolekUnited States122,500
4266Brayden GazlayUnited States323,500

Note: Table 424 is playing Stud Hi-Lo Regular, Table 425 is playing Badugi, Table 426 is playing Badeucey

Day 2 brought a fast-paced game flow as the field got halved in the first four levels of the day, bringing the tournament to the money bubble. It took 13 hands to find the unfortunate casualty, which happened to be Jason Gooch. Gooch was down to peanuts and couldn't come back in a three-way pot, bricking the board and losing to Andrey Zhigalov who hit a pair of nines.

Some of those who made it further than Gooch but were forced to depart during the close of Day 2 play were Mike Ross (21st for $4,219), Layne Flack (25th for $3,503), Jake Schwartz (31st for $3,002), Mike Sexton (37th for $2,657), John Monnette (46th for $2,432), Manig Loeser (57th for $2,263), Martin Staszko (58th for $2,263), and Allen Kessler (60th for $2,263).

The remaining 15 players are guaranteed to take home at least $5,238 but their current focus is surely aimed at the six figures up top.

Wednesday, 6 June, will see the champion arise as the Dealer's Choice continues at 2pm PST. PokerNews will be on the ground once again to provide live updates, guiding you throughout the search for the winner of one of the most complex poker events in the world.

Tags: Chris KlodnickiChris VitchJeremy HarkinJohn HenniganMike Leah

Day 3 Seating Draw

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
TableSeatPlayerCountryChips
4241Frankie O'DellUnited States373,000
4242Chris VitchUnited States143,500
4243-- empty ------
4244Curtis PhelpsUnited States14,500
4245Scott AbramsUnited States207,500
4246Anthony ArvidsonUnited States88,000
     
4251John HenniganUnited States169,000
4252-- empty ------
4253Jeff LisandroAustralia137,000
4254Chris KlodnickiUnited States136,000
4255Jeremy HarkinUnited States502,500
4256Mike LeahCanada227,000
     
4261James WoodsUnited States170,500
4262-- empty ------
4263George TrigeorgisUnited States313,000
4264Jimmy FrickeUnited States118,500
4265Chris BolekUnited States122,500
4266Brayden GazlayUnited States323,500

Note: Table 424 is playing Stud Hi-Lo Regular, Table 425 is playing Badugi, Table 426 is playing Badeucey

End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Jeremy Harkin us
Jeremy Harkin
us 502,500 -3,500
Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 373,000 23,000
Brayden Gazlay us
Brayden Gazlay
us 323,500 103,500
George Trigeorgis us
George Trigeorgis
us 313,000 33,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 227,000 103,800
Scott Abrams us
Scott Abrams
us 207,500 17,500
James Woods us
James Woods
us 170,500 16,500
John Hennigan us
John Hennigan
us 169,000 34,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 143,500 -19,500
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 137,000 79,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 136,000 16,000
Chris Bolek us
Chris Bolek
us 122,500 22,500
Jimmy Fricke us
Jimmy Fricke
us 118,500 -81,500
Anthony Arvidson us
Anthony Arvidson
us 88,000 3,000
Curtis Phelps us
Curtis Phelps
us 14,500 -15,500

Shirley Rosario Eliminated in 16th Place ($5,238)

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Shirley Rosario - 16th place
Shirley Rosario - 16th place

Badeucey

George Trigeorgis raised to 16,000 and both James Woods and Shirley Rosario call from the blinds.

Woods drew one, Rosario drew three, and Trigeorgis drew two. Woods led out for 8,000 and Rosario called all in for 6,500, with Trigeorgis calling also.

Woods stood pat, Rosario drew two, and Trigeorgis drew two.

Woods bet 16,000 and Trigeorgis folded. Woods stood pat and Rosario drew one.

Woods tabled his {7-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{2-Clubs} for a number two low and a three-card six. Rosario tabled her {7-Spades}{6-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} and could only find a {J-Spades} on her draw, and was eliminated in 16th place on the final hand of the night.

Shirley Rosario us
Shirley Rosario
us Busted

Tags: George TrigeorgisJames WoodsShirley Rosario

Monster PLO Double for Harkin

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Jeremy Harkin
Jeremy Harkin

Pot-Limit Omaha

Jeremy Harkin raised to 10,000 and Mike Leah called next to act in the cutoff, as did John Hennigan on the button, and Chris Klodnicki from the big blind.

On the {5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop, Klodnicki bet 25,000 before Harkin raised pot to 117,000. Leah and Hennigan folded, and Klodnicki called.

The turn landed the {8-Clubs} and Klodnicki announced a bet of pot, and Harkin called all in for 115,300.

Harkin: {9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}
Klodnicki: {6-Spades}{6-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{4-Hearts}

The river landed the {3-Diamonds}, and Harkin doubled through.

Jeremy Harkin us
Jeremy Harkin
us 506,000 231,000
Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 120,000 -270,000

Tags: Jeremy HarkinChris KlodnickiMike LeahJohn Hennigan

Klodnicki Makes a Big Jam

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw

John Hennigan picked a round of NL 2-7 and the first hand saw a huge pot emerge between Jeff Lisandro and Chris Klodnicki. Klodnicki raised to 11,000 in the first position and Lisandro responded with a three-bet to 50,000 out of the big blind. Klodnicki eyed Lisandro's stack and called.

Lisandro stood pat and Klodnicki took one. Lisandro then slid forward 60,000, just over a half of his belongings. Klodnicki paused for about 10 seconds and then announced he was all-in. Lisandro quickly laid his hand down.

Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 390,000 140,000
Jeff Lisandro au
Jeff Lisandro
au 58,000 -157,000

Tags: Chris KlodnickiJeff Lisandro

Tommy Hang Eliminated in 17th Place ($5,238)

tRaMSt0p • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Tommy Hang - 17th place
Tommy Hang - 17th place

Razz

Tommy Hang completed and Frankie O'Dell raised. Hang was short from a previous Omaha Hi-Lo hand where O'Dell scooped him with the nut low and a pair of eights. Consequently, Hang called all-in following O'Dell's raise.

Unfortunately for Hang, he made a {10-}{8-}{4-}{3-}{2-} low while O'Dell made a {10-}{5-}{4-}{3-}{2-} low to eliminate Hang in 17th place.

Frankie O'Dell us
Frankie O'Dell
us 350,000 130,000
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us Busted

Tags: Tommy HangFrankie O'Dell

Klodnicki Quartered in Big O

Jan_Kores • Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante

Big O

Chris Klodnicki raised to 10,000 on the button and Mike Leah defended his big blind.

They got all the money into the pot on the {6-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{4-Clubs} flop in the following sequence: Leah checked, Klodnicki bet 16,000 and Leah raised pot.

"OK, I'll just re-pot it," said Klodnicki, making sure they were all-in.

Mike Leah: {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs}
Chris Klodnicki: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{J-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}

Both players had the nut low and Klodnicki observed that Leah was ahead with his sixes. The turn and river bricked for Klodnicki and Leah scooped three-quarters of the pot, gaining 40,400 from his opponent.

"Stupid f***ing game," Klodnicki said in a relaxed tone. "Amateur cbet on the flop!" John Hennigan needled him from across the table.

Chris Klodnicki us
Chris Klodnicki
us 250,000 -85,000
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 123,200 -1,800

Tags: Chris KlodnickiMike Leah