Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout is in the books. 100 competitors returned to the Amazon area today to continue to battle it out and try to top their tables once again. The remaining 100 players all had $5,279 locked up for making it to Day 2, but they all had their eyes on making it to the final table, in order to get one step closer to the bracelet and to the first place prize of $238,824.
At the end of the day, only 10 players reached their goal of the day.
Anatolii Zyrin took the narrow chip lead for today with 2,306,000. He outlasted two-time bracelet winner Athanasios Polychronopoulos to make it through. Kenna James (2,203,000) also locked up a seat at the final table. James was the first player to secure a seat for tomorrow after defeating Dustin Born.
Tommy Nguyen (2,213,000) and Cary Katz (2,266,000) are still in contention as well. Katz has over $4,000,000 in earnings at the WSOP and will be looking to claim his first bracelet. Nguyen is the only player at the table with a title on his WSOP resume. He took down the $1,500 Monster Stack last year to win his first bracelet and will be looking to grab his second one tomorrow.
Brett Apter will be returning for Day 3 as well with 2,258,000. Apter defeated eight-time bracelet winner Erik Seidel heads-up to be the last one standing at his table.
Michael O'Grady (2,298,000), Manuel Ruivo (2,245,000), Adrian Scarpa (2,286,000), Marko Maher (2,240,000), and Shintaro Baba (2,237,000) are the other fives players that have made it through to the final day. Baba will be looking to win a bracelet in his first WSOP cash ever.
Other big names that came in today with high hopes but couldn't make it through another day include Erik Seidel, Joe Cada, and Athanasios Polychronopoulos. The three of them managed to make it through to the heads-up portion of play, but fell one elimination short of the final table. Other stars that didn't make it through include Jennifer Tilly, Upeshka De Silva, Qui Nguyen, Kane Kalas, Nicolas Manion, Loni Harwood, Kelly Minkin, and Bill Klein.
Play will resume tomorrow at 12 p.m. local time. The players will begin play in the first level of Round 3 which features a small blind of 5,000, big blind of 10,000 and an ante of 10,000.
Final Table Lineup
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Brett Apter||United States||2,258,000||226 bb|
|2||Anatolii Zyrin||Russia||2,306,000||231 bb|
|3||Marko Maher||Slovenia||2,240,000||224 bb|
|4||Shintaro Baba||Japan||2,237,000||224 bb|
|5||Adrian Scarpa||United States||2,286,000||229 bb|
|6||Michael O'Grady||United States||2,298,000||230 bb|
|7||Kenna James||United States||2,203,000||220 bb|
|8||Cary Katz||United States||2,266,000||227 bb|
|9||Manuel Ruivo||Portugal||2,245,000||225 bb|
|10||Tommy Nguyen||Canada||2,213,000||221 bb|
Marko Maher raised all in from the button and Jason Johnson called all in from the big blind for about 500,000 with , slightly leading Maher's .
The board ran out , giving Maher two pair to eliminate Johnson.
The last remaining match between Jason Johnson and Marko Maher is on a 15-minute break.
Cary Katz raised all in from the button and Michael Ciaravino called all in from the big blind for about 200,000. Katz showed , while Ciaravino tabled .
"It's been a pleasure," said Ciaravino.
The board came down , no help to Ciaravino, locking up the pot and a seat at the final table for Katz.
Following the turn of a board with about 230,000 in the pot, Cary Katz checked from the big blind and Michael Ciaravino bet 125,000 from the button. Katz check-raised to 350,000 and Ciaravino called.
The river was the , Katz bet 264,000 and Ciaravino called.
Katz tabled for a set of fours, Ciaravino showed a defeated , and Katz won the pot.
Quinn Bruno moved all in for about 500,000 on the button. Michael O'Grady, in the big blind, called.
The board ran and O'Grady eliminated Bruno and made it to the final ten.
George Alex was all in for about 580,000 from the button with , trailing Manuel Ruivo's in the big blind.
The board ran out , no help to Alex, locking up the pot for Ruivo who advanced to the final table.
Cary Katz raised to 60,000 on the button. Michael Ciaravino, in the big blind, called.
A flop of was dealt and checked through to the turn. Ciaravino checked. Katz bet 85,000. Ciaravino check-called.
The filled up the board. Both players opted to check. Ciaravino showed for a straight and Katz sent his hand to the muck.