Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em



Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Tan Leads Day 2 of Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em; Margolin Inching Closer to Second Bracelet of the Series

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Longsheng Tan
Longsheng Tan

Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em drew a total of 1,351 entries and after two days of play, just 26 players remain. Leading the way is Longsheng Tan with 993,000, and Heng Zhang, who vaulted to the top of the counts in the last level, is right on his heels with 938,000.

Stephen Bierman rounds out the top three Day 2 chips stacks with 744,000 and Timur Margolin will return with a healthy stack of 513,000 as he inches closer to his second WSOP bracelet of the series.

Margolin bested the stacked 1,248-entry field in the $2,500 No Limit Hold'em (Event #43) to earn over $500,000 and his first WSOP bracelet less than two weeks ago.

John Pannucci, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1, held strong near the top of the counts and bagged one of the biggest stacks on Day 2 with 512,000.

It was a roller coaster Day 2 for Rex Clinkscales who managed to battle back after doubling up Jason Song and put chips in the bag.

There was no shortage of Day 2 action and plenty of big name pros hit the rail along the way. WSOP bracelet winners Ben Yu, Arkadiy Tsinis, and Ryan Bambrick were eliminated early on.

Two more WSOP bracelet winners were eliminated with less than two hours of play left in the night as Kenny Hallaert and Brock Parker fell in back-to-back hands.

Gaelle Baumann grinded a short stack for much of the night but she fell by the wayside in the very last hand of the night.

The final 26 will return on Saturday, July 7 at 2 p.m. to resume Day 3 play and PokerNews will be bringing you all of the live updates. The players are all guaranteed at least $9,657 and they will battle it out to a winner who will take home $323,472 and the most coveted jewelry in poker.

Day 3 seating and chip counts

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Miranda6021Jayaram KovoorchathothUnited States286,00029
Miranda6022Jorge AristizabalUnited States197,00020
Miranda6023Shyam SrinivasanCanada241,00024
Miranda6024Rex ClinkscalesUnited States420,00042
Miranda6025Stephen BiermanUnited States744,00074
Miranda6026Jason ParadisUnited States251,00025
Miranda6027Juan TestoniBrazil219,00022
Miranda6028Heng ZhangUnited States938,00094
Miranda6029Austin HughesUnited States320,00032
Miranda6031John PannucciUnited States512,00051
Miranda6032Johnson LiuUnited States264,00026
Miranda6033Vladimir FomineUnited States107,00011
Miranda6034Kfir NahumUnited States323,00032
Miranda6035Michael WassermanUnited States594,00059
Miranda6036Xiaoqiong LiuUnited States135,00014
Miranda6037Timur MargolinIsrael513,00051
Miranda6038Adam LaskeyUnited States372,00037
Miranda6039Nathan NguyenUnited States162,00016
Miranda6042Trey BrabhamUnited States603,00060
Miranda6043Chen Yu HungUnited States374,00037
Miranda6044Longsheng TanUnited States993,00099
Miranda6045Lanny LevineUnited States206,00021
Miranda6046Daniel WeinmanUnited States401,00040
Miranda6047Georgios TavoularisGreece362,00036
Miranda6048Nick CipitiUnited States240,00024
Miranda6049Justin ZakiUnited States238,00024

Tags: Arkadiy TsinisBen YuBrock ParkerGaelle BaumannHeng ZhangJason SongJohn PannucciKenny HallaertLongsheng TanRex ClinkscalesRyan BambrickStephen BiermanTimur Margolin

End of the Night Leaders and Notables (full)

LisaY • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Longsheng Tan us
Longsheng Tan
us 993,000 468,000
Heng Zhang us
Heng Zhang
us 938,000 438,000
Stephen Bierman us
Stephen Bierman
us 744,000 -58,000
Trey Brabham us
Trey Brabham
us 603,000 168,000
Michael Wasserman us
Michael Wasserman
us 594,000 4,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 513,000 174,000
John Pannucci us
John Pannucci
us 512,000 -38,000
Rex Clinkscales us
Rex Clinkscales
us 420,000 255,000
Daniel Weinman us
Daniel Weinman
us 401,000 310,500
Chen Yu Hung us
Chen Yu Hung
us 374,000 -81,000
Adam Laskey us
Adam Laskey
us 372,000 307,000
Georgios Tavoularis gr
Georgios Tavoularis
gr 362,000
Kfir Nahum il
Kfir Nahum
il 323,000 -142,000
Austin Hughes US
Austin Hughes
US 320,000 39,000
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth us
Jayaram Kovoorchathoth
us 286,000 94,000
Johnson Liu US
Johnson Liu
US 264,000 39,000
Jason Paradis US
Jason Paradis
US 251,000 194,100
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 241,000 -129,000
Nick Cipiti us
Nick Cipiti
us 240,000 -53,000
Justin Zaki us
Justin Zaki
us 238,000 118,000
Juan Testoni br
Juan Testoni
br 219,000 104,100
Lanny Levine us
Lanny Levine
us 206,000 54,000
Jorge Aristizabal US
Jorge Aristizabal
US 197,000 171,400
Nathan Nguyen us
Nathan Nguyen
us 162,000 22,000
Xiaoqiong Liu us
Xiaoqiong Liu
us 135,000 -120,000

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Four More Hands

LisaY • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Four more hands will be played for tonight. At which point, the clock will stop, ready for it to resume again tomorrow.

Margolin Shoves the River

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Timur Margolin raised to 16,000 from late position and Georgios Angelo Tavoularis called from the small blind. The big blind called and they went three-handed to the {j-Clubs}{2-Spades}{2-Hearts} flop.

Tavoularis led out with a bet of 29,000 and Margolin called. The turn was the the {q-Spades} and Tavoularis fired out a bet of 38,000. Margolin called and the {3-Spades} completed the board.

Tavoularis checked and Margolin moved all in for his last 150,000. Tavoularis instantly folded and Margolin scooped the pot without showdown.

Georgios Angelo Tavoularis GR
Georgios Angelo Tavoularis
GR 340,000 -85,000
Timur Margolin il
Timur Margolin
il 339,000 -91,000

Tags: Georgios Angelo TavoularisTimur Margolin

Stein Busts

LisaY • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Jan Stein was extremely low on chips and got it all in preflop. He found two callers in Michael Wasserman and Longsheng Tan.

The {j-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop went check-check, as did the {6-Clubs} turn. On the {8-Clubs} river, Tan lead for 40,000 and it was enough to convince Wasserman to fold.

Tan showed {k-Clubs}{5-Clubs} for the flush and Stein's {5-Spades}{5-Diamonds} couldn't beat it.

Michael Wasserman us
Michael Wasserman
us 590,000 222,000
Longsheng Tan us
Longsheng Tan
us 525,000 110,000
Jan Stein us
Jan Stein
us Busted

Tags: Jan SteinMichael WassermanLongsheng Tan

Recent Eliminations

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Brock Parker
Brock Parker

We are down to the final 33 players here in Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em and there is less than one level of play left in the night.

Brock Parker, Kenny Hallaert, Timothy Miles, and Mark Radoja were among the latest wave of players to be eliminated.

Brock Parker us
Brock Parker
us Busted
Kenny Hallaert be
Kenny Hallaert
be Busted
James Edminister us
James Edminister
us Busted
Denis Munos FR
Denis Munos
FR Busted
Aaron Overton us
Aaron Overton
us Busted
Robert Pacleb us
Robert Pacleb
us Busted
Christopher Searles CA
Christopher Searles
CA Busted
Timothy Miles us
Timothy Miles
us Busted
Mark Radoja ca
Mark Radoja
ca Busted

Pannucci Chipping Up

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
John Pannucci
John Pannucci

Shyam Srinivasan raised to 18,000 from middle position and it folded to John Pannucci in the small blind. "How much are you playing?" asked Pannuci, to which Srivasan replied, "Two hundred."

Pannucci slid out a reraise to 66,000 and Srivasan quickly folded. Pannucci scooped the pot and he is now sitting behind one of the biggest stacks in the room with 550,000.

John Pannucci us
John Pannucci
us 550,000 371,000
Shyam Srinivasan ca
Shyam Srinivasan
ca 182,000 -18,000

Tags: John PannucciShyam Srinivasan