Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Jonathan Abdellatif ended Day 2 of Event #54 Big Blind Antes $3,000 No-Limit Hold'em as the overwhelming chipleader with 2,725,000 in chips. They played ten 60-minute levels on Day 2 and the field got whittled down from 252 players to 31 players. Other big stacks in the hunt include Barry Hutter (953,000), Marciano Cruz (807,000), Todd Ivens (780,000) and David "MissOracle" Yan (714,000).
Abdellatif made it to Day 3 and with a massive 2,725,000 after sneaking in the money with just 50,000 in chips. It seemed as if no one was able to stop the Belgian poker player from winning pot after pot. In fact, he the only player in the field that has over 1 million chips. Abdellatif's stack is so massive that he already holds has 20% of the chips with 31 players left in the tournament.
The day started with a flurry of bust outs and the field very quickly went down from 252 players to 160 and close in on the money. Players that did make Day 2, but didn’t end up making in it the money include Sam Phillips, Muskan Sethi, Arne Ruge, and Chance Kornuth.
Others that did make it the money but did not make it through to Day 3 are Athanasios Polychronopoulos (153rd - $4,513), Kathy Liebert (139th - $4,513), Matt Salsberg (118th - $4,720), Calvin Anderson (111th - $4,720), Michael Ruane (85th - $5,441), Bertrand Grospellier (65th - $6,712), and Scotty Nguyen (45th - $10,387).
There is still the possibility of another female WSOP champion with Nikita Luther (392,000), Kristen Bicknell (298,000), and Anna Antimony (200,000) still in the tournament.
The tournament will continue on Thursday, June 28 at 2 p.m. local time. Follow all the action here brought to you by the PokerNews live reporting team.
|Amazon||430||4||Michael Ciaravino||United States||141,000|
|Amazon||430||5||Steve Yea||South Korea||414,000|
|Amazon||430||7||Tony Sinishtaj||United States||176,000|
|Amazon||431||1||Luke Bancroft||United States||493,000|
|Amazon||431||2||Kevin Song||United States||675,000|
|Amazon||431||3||Tom McCormick||United States||533,000|
|Amazon||431||5||Paul Fontan||United Kingdom||125,000|
|Amazon||431||8||Kris Homerding||United States||628,000|
|Amazon||439||1||Zachary Smiley||United States||603,000|
|Amazon||439||3||Ryan Hall||United States||603,000|
|Amazon||439||5||David Butkus||United States||184,000|
|Amazon||439||6||Quang Ngo||United States||440,000|
|Amazon||439||8||Alexander Queen||United States||269,000|
|Amazon||447||1||Marciano Cruz||United States||807,000|
|Amazon||447||3||Todd Ivens||United States||780,000|
|Amazon||447||4||Barry Hutter||United States||953,000|
|Amazon||447||5||Ian Steinman||United States||296,000|
|Amazon||447||8||Bret Oliverio||United States||168,000|
|Amazon||447||9||Anna Antimony||United States||200,000|
Preflop, Zachary Smiley called a reraise to 37,000 from Tom McCormick. The flop was and Smiley check-called McCormick's continuation bet for 40,000.
Both players checked on the turn and river and Smiley tabled for ace-high. McCormick showed and won the last hand of the night.
The floor paused the clock and just announced that the players will be playing three more hands tonight before bagging up.
On a flop showing , Rayan Chamas called a bet from Kevin Song. Both players checked on the turn. The river was the and Song bet 60,000. After some thought, Chamas opted to let it go and Song earned the pot.
Luciano Hollanda check-called a 14,000 bet from Jonathan Abdellatif on a board. The turn was the and Hollanda bet out 30,000 himself. Abdellatif called the bet and the river was the .
Hollanda checked to Abdellatif again this time and the Belgian bet 23,000. Hollanda folded and the rich got richer.
Todd Ivens opened to 23,000, Kristen Bicknell called one seat over and Tom McCormick called in the big blind.
The flop came . McCormick and Ivens checked, Bicknell bet 30,000, McCormick check-raised to 84,000, Ivens folded and Bicknell folded after some thought.
Frederik Jensen raised from the under the gun position and Todd Ivens called from middle position. When it folded around to big blind Cylus Watson he pushed all in. Jensen got out of the way and Ivens called after a minute.
The board ran out and Watson was off to the cashier to collect his money.