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Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2b completed

Veteran Williamson Takes Day 2b Chip Lead; Wheeler, Geilich, Liberto, Piccioli, Ferguson All Through Too

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Jerald Williamson
Jerald Williamson

Day 2b of Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold’em is in the books after seven levels of play. Out of 5,972 entries, 1,580 returned to the felt today to battle it out with two goals in mind, making it into the money and bagging up at the end of the day for Day 3, which wil take place on Wednesday, June 5th. When the final chip was bagged, 321 players reached that goal and will return in a few days after some well-deserved rest.

Claiming the chip lead is veteran Jerald Williamson with 4,105,000 in chips. Williamson climbed the ranks slowly during the tournament but scooped a huge pot at the end of the day to take over the chip lead from Azad Azram who did the opposite. Azram lost a pot which caused him to bag 3,030,000 instead of the 3,700,000 he had a bit earlier during the night.

Also bagging an above average stack are players like David Towson, Jason Wheeler, Ludovic Geilich, bracelet winners Justin Liberto and Scott Davies, Stoyan Obreshkov, and Cosmin Joldis. Other familiar names to find a bag for Day 3 are more bracelet winners like Kyle Julius, Bryan Piccioli, and Chris Ferguson.

Not everyone was fortunate enough to make it through, some of the players who failed to win their final all-in include Viliyan Petleshkov, Jamie Kerstetter, Matt Affleck, Pierre Neuville, Jordan Young, Aaron Duczak, Jake Schwartz, and many more.

The bubble was again a short-lived affair, similar to what had happened on Day 2a. When the clock was paused and all action was completed on all tables, all open seats were counted and there were 892 players left in the field with 896 getting paid. Four players were eliminated during the process but one of them had left the tournament area already. The three others, David Scatchard, Stefan Williams, and Matthew Clark all collected $750 for their efforts over the past two days.

The 321 remaining players will join the 316 who survived Day 2a and whoever else will survive Day 2c and 2d on Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Day 3. All the remaining prize pools will then be combined into one where they will all compete for their share. Day 1d starts at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 2, which has been sold out. Late registrations and re-entries will be accepted from Level 3 onwards which is at 12 noon local time.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action from this special anniversary tournament which looks to be breaking all the records so make sure to return when action continues here in the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino.

Tags: Aaron DuczakBryan PiccioliChris FergusonCosmin JoldisDavid ScatchardDavid TowsonJake SchwartzJamie KerstetterJason WheelerJordan YoungJustin LibertoKyle JuliusLudovic GeilichMatt AffleckMatthew ClarkPierre NeuvilleScott DaviesStefan WilliamsStoyan ObreshkovViliyan Petleshkov

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Jerald Williamson US
Jerald Williamson
US 4,105,000 605,000
Daniel Hughes us
Daniel Hughes
us 3,200,000 2,860,000
Azad Arazm US
Azad Arazm
US 3,030,000 -670,000
Michael Kamran us
Michael Kamran
us 2,800,000 2,224,000
David Towson us
David Towson
us 2,540,000 2,197,000
Duane Gerleman us
Duane Gerleman
us 2,450,000 1,759,000
David Yach LC
David Yach
LC 2,350,000 2,066,000
Jason Baldridge us
Jason Baldridge
us 2,320,000 1,698,000
Justin Liberto us
Justin Liberto
us 2,235,000 1,740,000
Jerimiah Booher US
Jerimiah Booher
US 2,235,000 2,108,000
Sarkis Paronyan us
Sarkis Paronyan
us 2,150,000 1,540,000
Jerry Hamilton US
Jerry Hamilton
US 2,125,000 1,629,400
Glenn Swanlund ca
Glenn Swanlund
ca 2,085,000 1,216,000
Jason Wheeler us
Jason Wheeler
us 2,070,000 220,000
Daniel Barrett US
Daniel Barrett
US 2,065,000 1,838,000
Haecheol Jang US
Haecheol Jang
US 2,015,000 -670,000
Santos Caminiti us
Santos Caminiti
us 2,015,000 1,868,000
Domingos Fernandes us
Domingos Fernandes
us 2,000,050 1,865,050
Adrian Curry us
Adrian Curry
us 2,000,030 200,030
Kevork Kozakjian US
Kevork Kozakjian
US 1,975,000 1,855,000
Nathanael Kogel us
Nathanael Kogel
us 1,965,000
Joel Smith us
Joel Smith
us 1,945,000 1,181,000
Mindaugas Kerbelis us
Mindaugas Kerbelis
us 1,900,500 1,673,500
Cristian Linse us
Cristian Linse
us 1,805,000 -95,000
Joakim Beaupre CA
Joakim Beaupre
CA 1,800,000 1,314,000

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Play Ended

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

Play has ended for today. A selection of chip counts of a recap of today's action is to follow.

Dunkle Triples Up Prior to the End of Day 2b

Leo_Contreras • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

It was a three way limp around to the button Adam Dunkle and he moved all in for his remaining 205,000. The small blind also moved all in and after a long tank the player in middle position got the clock called on him but did make the call as well.

Adam Dunkle: {a-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}
Opponent: {k-Clubs}{k-Spades}
Opponent: {4-Clubs}{4-Spades}

The board ran {3-Spades}{j-Spades}{8-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{a-Hearts} and Adam triples up right before the end of the night.

Adam Dunkle us
Adam Dunkle
us 800,000 445,000

Tags: Adam Dunkle

Three More Hands

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante

The tournament clock has been paused. Three more hands need to be played before the remaining players can bag and tag their chips for Day 3.

Hosseini Takes From Obreshkov

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Stoyan Obreshkov
Stoyan Obreshkov

The flop read {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts} with almost 200,000 in the middle.

Both Stoyan Obreshkov in the big blind and William Hosseini in mid-position checked.

They did the same on the {2-Hearts} on the turn to see the {4-Clubs} complete the board on the river. Obreshkov now bet 60,000 and Hosseini raised. Obreshkov asked how much the raise was for and the dealer confirmed it was 235,000. Obreshkov tanked while talking through all the options until the clock was called on him. The floor gave him 30 seconds to make a decision and when the floor gave him the 5-second warning, Obreshkov opted to let his hand go.

William Hosseini US
William Hosseini
US 1,545,000 1,207,000
Stoyan Obreshkov bg
Stoyan Obreshkov
bg 485,000 485,000

Tags: Stoyan ObreshkovWilliam Hosseini

Jang Forces a Fold from Joldis

poolshir • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Cosmin Joldis
Cosmin Joldis

With 435,000 in the middle already, the flop read {2-Diamonds}{6-Hearts}{6-Spades}.

Both Cosmin Joldis (under the gun) and Kathy Holz (early position) checked. Haecheol Jang bet 150,000 from the hijack and only Joldis made the call.

The turn was the {5-Hearts}, Joldis now check-called the 300,000 continuation-bet of Jang.

The river completed the board with the {9-Diamonds} and Joldis checked for the last time. Jang counted out his own stack and then fired another bet over the line, now for 600,000. Joldis glanced at his cards once more, looked at Jang, and then opted to fold.

Haecheol Jang US
Haecheol Jang
US 2,685,000 2,108,000
Kathy Holz us
Kathy Holz
us 1,450,000 -250,000
Kostas Kalathakis US
Kostas Kalathakis
US 600,000 -105,000
Cosmin Joldis ro
Cosmin Joldis
ro 485,000 -515,000

Tags: Cosmin JoldisHaecheol Jang

Level:
20
Blinds:
10,000/25,000
Ante:
25,000