Day 2d completed
Day 2d completed
Day 2d has come to a close and with 2,925,000 in chips, Zachary Ackley has claimed the overnight chip lead. Dennis Brinn is hot on his heels with 2,745,000 in chips, and Rick Trigg (2,695,000), Wilburn Hutcheson (2,620,000), Albert Bragg (2,500,000), and David Frenkel (2,450,000) round out the top 6. Bracelet winner Anthony Reategui also found himself high up the leaderboard with 2,355,000 in chips.
The day started with 2,110 returning players; by the time the last hand was completed that number was whittled down to 553 players, who will be joining the remaining players that survived the other three flights. A total of 1,597 out of the record-breaking field of 28,371 players have made it to the third day.
With 1,369 players making the money, James Ray managed to earn a cash without playing a single hand all day having never returned for Day 2d. By the time play was on the money bubble, Ray's stack had dwindled down to just 4,000, which was just enough to scrape into the money when the bubble burst.
There were many notables in the flight, including last year's Main Event final tablist Alex Lynskey (2,000,000), Eric "BarstoolNate" Nathan (1,945,000), James Calderaro (1,635,000), Joe Serock (1,550,000), Jeff Madsen (1,275,000), Alex Foxen (1,050,000), Harry Arutyunyan (930,000), Ravi Raghavan (905,000), Neil Blumenfield (735,000), Loni Harwood (635,000), and Eddy Sabat (355,000), all of whom will be returning for Day 3. Others such as Kelly Minkin and Massoud Eskandari cashed but will not be returning, with Minkin busting late in the day.
Day 3 will off on Wednesday, June 5, at 11 a.m. local time with the field finally joining for the first time, and the PokerNews team will be there from the first hand to the last, bringing you all the updates.
Day 2d has wrapped up. Chip counts and an end of day recap will follow.
During the final hands of the day, a player raised to 75,000 from under the gun and Ben Ector three-bet to 225,000 in middle position. Sal Mawani was once seat over and four-bet to 385,000 after some confusion about Ector's three-bet sizing. The initial raiser folded, but Ector came over the top all in for more than a million.
Mawani then decided to fold , opting to rather preserve his stack in this gargantuan tournament, and Ector later acknowledged, albeit not visibly showed, he indeed held the .
"I respected him," Mawani later explained his fold.
A very excited Daniel Budovsky chirped about a recent confrontation that sent his table in a frenzy was kind enough to relay the details. According to Budovsky and one of his table mates, Yuri Sorken limped in for 10,000, the cutoff raised to 35,000 and Sorkin came along with a call.
On the flop, Sorken check-called 50,000. The turn brought the and Sorkin checked. The cutoff moved all in and Sorkin snapped it off with the for an overcard and a gutterball, way behind his opponent's .
The landed on the river to complete the wheel, much to the delight of Budovsky and the others. Sorkin was silently smiling when the details were relayed.
In the second-to-last hand of the day, Alex Lynskey raised to 60,000 from middle position and was three-bet to 165,000 by Marcin Chmielewski in late position.
After action folded back to Lynskey, he four-bet shoved all in, and the shorter-stacked Chmielewski made the call for his tournament life.
The players tabled hands and Chmielewski saw that he was behind a needed a great runout to stay alive and come back to play another day.
A great runout is exactly what Chmielewski got on a board of , for an on-the-board straight and a chopped pot.
It has just been announced that the remaining players will play seven more hands and then bag and tag for the day.
Hunter Moss found himself all in for his last 320,000 chips against two players before the flop.
All In Opponent:
Moss was behind and at risk of elimination but after a flop he took the lead.
The turn came the and the river was a giving Moss the win and eliminating one player.
Alex Foxen min-raised to 50,000 under the gun and action folded around to the small blind player who raised all in for 280,000, Foxen called.
Foxen had his opponent dominated and nothing changed after the board ran out and he eliminated his opponent from the tournament.