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Event #3: BIG 50 - $500 No-Limit Hold'em



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

Saya Ono Leads Day 2c in The Big 50 - the Largest Ever Live Event

• Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Saya Ono
Saya Ono

Day 2c of Event #3: The Big 50 $500 No Limit Hold’em is over. A total of 404 players from a starting field of 7,183 now pause until 11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5, when Day 3 will intermingle them with survivors of the other three Big 50 flights. This record-breaking event has attracted over 25,000 entries, all hoping to turn $500 into a bracelet and million dollar first prize.

Day 1a entries: 6,095
Day 1a unique players: 5,159
Day 1a prize pool: $2,986,660

Day 1b entries: 5,972
Day 1b unique players: 3,784
Day 1b prize pool: $2,843,780

Day 1c entries: 7,183
Day 1c unique players: 3,861
Day 1c prize pool: $3,375,570

Thanks to a triple bust-out, hand-for-hand play on the money bubble did not last long. All three of those eliminated on the bubble suffered the same fate: getting it in good and falling victim to bad runouts. The most brutal involved a two-outer while holding the best starting hand in poker; the other two bubbling players, Shmuel Mama and Dmitry Levin, suffered similar fates.

Everyone from 1,078th onwards received at least $750 for their efforts, with the cash prizes rising throughout the day. The last player eliminated on 1c received $1,220.

Leading this flight’s survivors is Saya Ono with 3,810,000 chips. Ono was all-in for her tournament life on the pure bubble today (albeit with the second nut straight), but from that dangerous point, she accumulated chips throughout and now lies behind only Day 2b’s leader Jerald Williamson (4,105,000) overall, with Day 2d left to play. Second in chips lies British player Ben Dobson, who bagged up 3,560,000.

After winning a huge three-way pot early in the day, Nelson Rose steadily chipped up to 2,915,000. A disciplined fold pre-flop with queens late in the day (vs aces and kings) was correct but would have resulted in a suck-out and 6 million chip stack had he called.

Also returning on day 3 will be Asher Conniff (1,650,000), David Inselberg (785,000), Ari Engel (725,000), Eric Baldwin (480,000) and Matt Stout (480,000), while Cat Valdes (2,430,000), Anna Wroblewski (1,200,000) and Daphne Turner (500,000), among others, continue to represent the strong female contingent at this year’s WSOP.

Day 2d will round off the fourth flight, and the tournament from then on will combine. Coverage begins right here on PokerNews at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, June 4.

Tags: Anna WroblewskiAri EngelAsher ConniffBen DobsonCat ValdesEric BaldwinMatt StoutNelson RoseSaya Ono

End of Day 2c Chip Counts (full)

RazorSharpPro • Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Saya Ono us
Saya Ono
us 3,810,000
Benjamin Dobson gb
Benjamin Dobson
gb 3,560,000 3,215,000
Nelson Rose CA
Nelson Rose
CA 2,915,000
Ubaid Habib us
Ubaid Habib
us 2,600,000
Danny Ehrenberger de
Danny Ehrenberger
de 2,440,000 1,892,000
Catherine Valdes us
Catherine Valdes
us 2,430,000 2,178,000
Renato Manalo us
Renato Manalo
us 2,360,000 2,100,000
Samuel Welbourne gb
Samuel Welbourne
gb 2,275,000 2,010,000
Janae Pham US
Janae Pham
US 2,250,000 1,783,000
Jiehao Zhu us
Jiehao Zhu
us 2,230,000 2,149,000
Klint Tevaearai PF
Klint Tevaearai
PF 2,210,000
Dimitrios Bergos US
Dimitrios Bergos
US 2,210,000 1,966,000
Anthony Gugliuzza US
Anthony Gugliuzza
US 2,200,000 1,689,000
Jarod Einsohn us
Jarod Einsohn
us 2,200,000 1,250,000
Andrei Konopelko by
Andrei Konopelko
by 2,150,000 1,506,000
Patrick Lacey us
Patrick Lacey
us 2,145,000 2,057,000
Gerson Gomez US
Gerson Gomez
US 2,100,010 1,746,010
Morten Christensen (SG) sg
Morten Christensen (SG)
sg 2,060,000 360,000
Rolando Yagin us
Rolando Yagin
us 2,055,000 2,054,999
Glenn Kaplan us
Glenn Kaplan
us 2,055,000 1,471,000
Joshua Suyat us
Joshua Suyat
us 2,040,000 1,285,000
Ming Hong Jian US
Ming Hong Jian
US 2,025,000 2,025,000
Ioannis Angelou Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou Konstas
gr 2,015,000 -90,000
Michael Needle us
Michael Needle
us 1,980,000 1,701,000
Darrel Daniels US
Darrel Daniels
US 1,935,000 1,045,000

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Day 2c Players Have Bagged, Tagged and Exited

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

At the eleventh hour, Saya Ono has overtaken Ben Dobson for the probable chip lead in the Big 50's third Day 2. A recap of the day will follow, as will full chip counts when they have been recorded.

Saya Ono us
Saya Ono
us 3,810,000 2,130,000
Ben Dobson gb
Ben Dobson
gb 3,560,000 -90,000
Nelson Rose CA
Nelson Rose
CA 2,915,000 515,000
Ubaid Habib us
Ubaid Habib
us 2,600,000 2,345,000
Cat Valdes US
Cat Valdes
US 2,430,000 30,000
Jay Zhu US
Jay Zhu
US 2,230,000
Klint Tevaearai PF
Klint Tevaearai
PF 2,210,000 1,843,000
Ioannis Angelou Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou Konstas
gr 2,105,000 5,000
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
us 1,200,000

Tags: Saya Ono

Late Stage Chip Leader Likely Ben Dobson

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

While there are dozens of stacks around the 2 million chip mark, it appears that Ben Dobson has pulled away from the pack of would-be end-of-day leaders and is now sitting with 3,650,000. The last hands have been called, the clock is paused and Day 2c will soon be at an end.

Ben Dobson gb
Ben Dobson
gb 3,650,000 2,150,000

Tags: Ben Dobson

Perfect Time for Rockets

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

Action folded around to the button, and he raised to 50,000.

Andre Butler then three-bet shoved from the small blind, only to be met by a four-bet shove from David Miscikowski in the big blind.

The button got out of the way and the blinds tabled their hands.

Butler: {k-Clubs}{6-Clubs}
Miscikowski: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Unfortunately the {4-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{3-Spades}{3-Hearts}{4-Spades} board was no help to Butler and he made his way to the payout desk.

David Miscikowski us
David Miscikowski
us 1,900,000 1,738,000
Andre Butler us
Andre Butler
us Busted

Tags: David MiscikowskiAndre Butler

Medvinsky Cracks Aces Twice in the Same Hand

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

An unlikely hand just saved Vladimir Medvinsky from the rail in the final level of the day. With just over 200,000, he got it in preflop and found two other larger stacks also happy to put their tournament lives on the line. Both held pocket aces (one {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}, one {a-Clubs}{a-Spades}), while Medvinsky showed down {q-Clubs}{k-Clubs}.

Flop: {7-Spades}{10-Hearts}{j-Hearts}
Turn: {3-Clubs}
River: {9-Hearts} - at which point the table let out a collective "whooooah" while they congratulated Medvinsky and both players with aces paid him off.

Vladimir Medvinsky us
Vladimir Medvinsky
us 740,000 615,000

Tags: Vladimir Medvinsky

Final Level of Big 50 Day 1c

• Level 20: 10,000-25,000, 25,000 ante
Big 50
Big 50

Blinds have risen for the final time today, as 490/7,183 players start their final level. Prize money has risen to $1,220.


More Counts from Level 19

• Level 19: 10,000-20,000, 20,000 ante

Ben Dobson rose to his current stack eliminating a player by spiking his underpair: under-the-gun, a player limped in for 20,000 and Dobson raised in late position (between 50,000 and 60,000).

He was called by neighbor Ioannis Angelou Konstas and then raised all-in (for 245,000) when it got back to the original under-the-gun limper.

Dobson thought for a while before calling with {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} while Angelou Konstas folded; his opponent held {q-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}. Straight away the flop brought Dobson a full house: {10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}{8-Spades} and there was no queen on the turn or river.

Ioannis Angelou Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou Konstas
gr 2,100,000 100,000
Andrew Gordon us
Andrew Gordon
us 1,740,000 992,000
Deepak Bothra in
Deepak Bothra
in 1,600,000 1,452,000
Ben Dobson gb
Ben Dobson
gb 1,500,000 100,000
Oscar Ortiz us
Oscar Ortiz
us 1,400,000 684,000
Brian Taylor us
Brian Taylor
us 1,400,000 200,000
Phuoc Nguyen us
Phuoc Nguyen
us 1,350,000 -70,000
Todd Witteles us
Todd Witteles
us 1,290,000 79,000
Anna Wroblewski us
Anna Wroblewski
us 1,200,000 -7,000

Tags: Ben DobsonIoannis Angelou Konstas