Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty played host to a frenzied pace of eliminations, with players aggressively gunning for the $500 bounties. The field narrowed down from 272 to just 23 players at the end of Day 2, and those remaining will come back to the Rio on Friday and play down to a winner. The Day 3 restart commences at noon Friday, and one of these 23 grinders will take down the WSOP bracelet and first-place prize of $253,933.
The chips were evenly spread among the tournament chip leaders as the final four levels played out, and at the end of the day it was a pair of players finishing over the four-million chip mark to lead the pack. Damjan Radanov (4,625,000) and two-time WSOP bracelet winner Asi Moshe (4,530,000) are neck-and-neck heading into the Day 3 finale.
Several other players are right on his heels, including Timothy Stephens (3,220,000), Harrison Gimbel (2,985,000), Andrew Hills (2,580,000) and Patrick Truong (2,505,000).
Moshe is the only remaining bracelet winner in the field, as Day 2 saw a number of other former WSOP champions hit the rail. Phil Ivey, Benjamin Moon, Jack Duong, Loni Harwood, Michael Gathy and Justin Libeto all finished in the money, but out of the running for a return on Day 3. Moon lasted the longest out of this group, finishing 25th for $7,500.
Moshe hung around near the top of the chip leaderboard throughout the day and surged over the four-million mark in the final level. He picked up nearly 2 million chips in a wild three-way pot, with his pocket deuces improving to a full house on the river.
Moshe will be looking for career bracelet No. 3 when he comes back for Day 3. If Moshe doesn’t take it down, Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em Bounty is guaranteed to crown a first-time bracelet winner.
Day 2 chip leader Radanov will be looking for his first bracelet, and if he wins the championship, the first-place payday will be the biggest of his career.
With so many sizeable stacks still in the field, it’s truly anybody’s bracelet to win when this event comes to its conclusion Friday. Follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to see who gets it done!
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||412||1||Joshua Gottesman||United States||1,510,000||38|
|Amazon||412||4||Patrick Truong||United States||2,505,000||63|
|Amazon||412||5||Scott Bain||United States||1,765,000||44|
|Amazon||412||7||Cooper Andrew||United States||890,000||22|
|Amazon||420||1||Matthew Volosevich||United States||775,000||19|
|Amazon||420||2||Corbin White||United States||1,730,000||43|
|Amazon||420||3||Andy Hills||United Kingdom||2,580,000||65|
|Amazon||420||8||David Thomas||United States||980,000||25|
|Amazon||428||1||Zhipeng Fang||United States||520,000||13|
|Amazon||428||2||Jason Tang||United States||660,000||17|
|Amazon||428||3||Zachary Glicken||United States||920,000||23|
|Amazon||428||4||Harrison Gimbel||United States||2,985,000||75|
|Amazon||428||5||Damjan Radanov||United States||4,625,000||116|
|Amazon||428||6||Timothy Stephens||United States||3,220,000||81|
Day 2 of the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Bounty has come to an end; a recap and end-of-day chip counts will follow shortly.
Asi Moshe opened from early position to 85,000 and action folded to Brian Potashnik who moved all in for 190,000, Andrew Cooper called from the small blind along with Moshe.
Cooper fired out 425,000 after the flop of and Moshe called.
The turn was the and Cooper check-called the 225,000 bet from Moshe.
The fell on the river and Cooper check-folded to Moshe who moved all in.
Moshe tabled for a rivered full house and Potashnik mucked his hand and left the tournament field.
Scott Bain opened with a raise on the button and Brian Potashnik moved all in for 1,400,000 from the big blind, Bain pondered then called.
Bain paired his king on the flop as the board ran out and Bain doubled through Potashnik.
Scott Bain open jammed on the button for 585,000 and Rafael Oliveira Ferreira called for less from the small blind.
Rafael Oliveira Ferreira:
Ferreira had Bain dominated until Bain spiked a jack on the turn as the board ran out and Ferreira was eliminated from the tournament.
|Seat||Table 100||Table 109||Table 118|
|1||Joshua Gottesman||Corbin White||Christopher Mazur|
|2||Asi Moshe||Matt Volosevich||Jason Tang|
|3||Thiago Macedo||Andrew Hills||Zachary Glicken|
|4||Patrick Truong||Kalidou Sow||Harrison Gimbel|
|5||Scott Bain||Vitalijs Zavorotnijs||Damjan Radanov|
|6||Brian Potashnik||Ivan Zarate||Timothy Stephens|
|7||Andrew Cooper||Martijn Gerrits||Benjamin Chalot|
|8||Rafael Oliveira Ferreira||David Thomas||Bastian Fischer|
|9||Vladislav Donchev||Tonio Roder||[Removed:124]|
Vitalijs Zavorotnijs open jammed from late position and Nacho Barbero called for less on the button.
Barbero was behind and couldn't hit as the board ran out and he was eliminated from the tournament.