Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #28: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em began with 346 players and with the accelerated 40-minute levels forcing the short stacks to attempt to double up or go home, eliminations came like an avalanche. The action crazy day eventually ended with six players remaining who still have a chance to win the coveted WSOP bracelet.
Leading the remaining pack of six at the end of the day was Stephen Song of Greenwich, CT who lapped the field with nearly half the chips in play with an outstanding count of 24,655,000.
Song was one of the first players to cross the 1 million-chip threshold early in the day and he would not relinquish that momentum as he became the beneficiary of several big hands that went his way throughout the day, including the very last hand of the day when he chose the right time to get pocket aces, which took down the pocket queens of Pedro Ingles that reduced the field to its final six players.
Five other players survived the day, including WSOP bracelet winner Ryan Laplante who will take a stack of 4,885,000 into the final six, Brazilian Renato Kaneoya (4,875,000] who is coming off a deep run in the Millionaire Maker, Sevat Mikaiel (6,395,000), Scot Masters (5,315,000) and Dominic Coombe (3,505,000).
Final Table Seat Draw
|1||Scot Masters||United States||5,315,000|
|2||Sevak Mikaiel||United States||6,395,000|
|4||Stephen Song||United States||24,655,000|
|5||Ryan Laplante||United States||4,885,000|
The frenetic action led to many well-known players busting out throughout the day. Among those who met their fate and busted on Day 2 were; Daniel Zack (108th Place), Giuseppe Pantaleo (87th Place) who started the day in the chip lead, Jessica Dawley (38th Place), Shaun Deeb (28th Place} who ran into queens just before the three table redraw and Phil Hellmuth (16th Place).
The always enigmatic Hellmuth did not disappoint on Day 2 as he spent most of the day chirping to his tablemates and doing his best to get their chips. He had a fairly steady day as he rode a medium-short stack all the way down to the final two tables, but that is where his dreams for a 16th bracelet would end when his pocket sevens went down in flames to the pocket kings of Scot Masters.
The remaining six players will return to determine a champion at 12 p.m. local time on Thursday. Play will commence with 27 minutes remaining at Level 31 with blinds at 80,000/160,000 and a 160,000 big blind ante. All remaining levels will be 40 minutes long.
PokerNews will provide live hand-for-hand updates until the bracelet winner is crowned, so make sure to stay up to date as the action continues.
Hand #15: Action folded to Dominic Coombe in the hijack who raised to 350,000. Pedro Ingles three-bet from the button to 900,000. Sevak Mikaiel then folded his small blind, putting action on Stephen Song who cold four-bet to 2,660,000. Coombe quickly folded and it didn't take long for Ingles to announce he was all in. Song quickly called.
Ingles was in rough shape in a cooler situation for his tournament life, and the board ran out , ending it shortly thereafter.
Hand #14: Stephen Song opened to 400,000 from under the gun and was called by Pedro Ingles from the small blind. The two went heads up to a flop of and Ingles checked. Song made a continuation-bet of 400,000 and Ingles called. Both players checked through the turn and river.
Ingles tabled and Song mucked his hand.
Hand #10: Stephen Song raised to 400,000 from the button which folded out the blinds.
Hand #11: Song raised to 400,000 from the cutoff. Ryan LaPlante called from the button and the blinds folded. The flop came the . Both players checked. The turn was the and Song led out with 400,000 which LaPlante quickly folded.
Hand #12: Pedro Ingles raised to 325,000 under the gun. It folded around to Scot Masters in the big blind who called. The flop was . Ingles bet 390,000 which quickly got a fold from Masters.
Hand #13: Walk for Ingles
The remaining seven players are finishing up one final 15-minute break. The tournament director has informed the remaining players that play will continue until whichever comes first between one more elimination and the completion of one more level.
Hand #9: Vegard Ropstad raised to 275,000 from the button. Stephen Song thought for a while in the small blind before folding. Ryan Laplante in the big blind, paused for a few moments before raising all in which was instantly called by Ropstad.
The flop stayed safe for the Norweigan as it came . The turn remained clean as well when it came the but the river spelled doom for Ropstad when the peeled off to end his tournament in 8th place.
Hand #8: Renato Kaneoya limped in from early position and action folded around to Yosef Lider on the button, who announced he was all in for his last 665,000. The players in the blinds folded and Kaneoya made the call.
The two were in a coin flip situation and the runout was unkind to Lider as the dealer turned over and sent the pot Kaneoya's way. Lider received a payday of $28,394 for his efforts.