Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Anuj Agarwal will lead 16 hopefuls to Day 3, after he bagged the chip lead in Event #86: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em 6-Handed Championship at the 2019 World Series of Poker with 2,171,000 in chips. His closest followers are Markus Gonsalves (1,777,000) and Jeffrey Trudeau (1,651,000). Agarwal has the best position to claim the top prize of $630,747 while all players are already guaranteed to take home at least $28,618.
Other players that bagged over the average of 1 million chips include Eric Kurtzman (1,311,000), Vicent Bosca Ramon (1,125,000), Alan Goehring (1,102,000), Lauren Roberts (1,100,000), and Kahle Burns (1,056,000). The only bracelet winners who are left in the hunt are Ben Heath (937,000) and short stack Gal Yifrach (319,000).
Day 2 Action
The day started with plenty of new entries. A total of 24 players registered the tournament as late as possible and they joined at the start of Day 2. The total number of entries was brought up to 272. Among the latest entries were familiar faces like Preben Stokkan, Scott Seiver, Brandon Adams, and defending champion Shaun Deeb. The new players started with 60,000 in the first level of the day which was 30 big blinds with the big blind at 2,000.
Plenty of players didn't have the luxury of starting with 30 big blinds and they started with less. Because of this, a fleury of eliminations happened right out of the gate. Sam Soverel was one of the early eliminations when he lost with pocket queens against ace-jack suited. An ace fell on the turn and Soverel was sent packing. Other eliminations throughout the day include Daniel Negreanu, 2013 Main Event champion Ryan Riess, Romain Lewis, Sam Greenwood, David Peters, 2019 POY front runner Robert Campbell, and many more.
Only 41 players would walk away with some money and the last player to be sent home empty-handed was the always smiling Mustapha Kanit. Kanit even cheered on David Stamm when he doubled through Dominik Nitsche on the first hand of hand-for-hand play. Kanit busted in the next hand with queen-ten against the ace-king of Steve Sung. All the other players were guaranteed to win at least $15,111 from that point onwards.
The speed of play didn't slow down after the bubble burst. There were plenty of notable players left in the field and naturally some busted out. Alex Foxen (37th - $15,111), Bryn Kenney (32nd - $16,926), Paul Volpe (29th - $19,565), start-of-day chip leader Felix Bleiker (28th - $19,565), Anson Tsang (26th - $19,565), Jason Koon (23rd - $23,315), and Marton Czuczor (18th - $28,618) all busted out before they bagged for Day 3.
Defending champion Deeb registered as late as possible for the event and he almost made it through to Day 3. He already bagged a big stack in 'The Closer' and was looking to multi-table Day 2 of that tournament and Day 3 of this tournament. Unfortunately for Deeb, he busted out in the last level of the day. Deeb couldn't win a coin flip with king-queen against the pocket eights of Goehring.
Play will continue on Monday, July 15, in the Amazon room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino at 2 p.m. local time. The plan is to play down to six players tomorrow but that is subject to change.
Make sure to keep an eye on PokerNews for all the World Series of Poker coverage while the series builds up to those last few crucial bracelet victories.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||403||2||Alan Goehring||United States||1,102,000||55|
|Amazon||403||3||Anuj Agarwal||United States||2,171,000||109|
|Amazon||403||4||Jeffrey Trudeau||United States||1,651,000||83|
|Amazon||407||1||Benjamin Heath||United Kingdom||937,000||47|
|Amazon||407||3||James Romero||United States||936,000||47|
|Amazon||407||4||Simon Deadman||United Kingdom||500,000||25|
|Amazon||407||6||Eric Kurtzman||United States||1,311,000||66|
|Amazon||411||1||Markus Gonsalves||United States||1,777,000||89|
|Amazon||411||4||Vicent Bosca Ramon||Spain||1,125,000||56|
|Amazon||411||5||Gal Yifrach||United States||319,000||16|
|Amazon||411||6||Lauren Roberts||United States||1,100,000||55|
The flop fell , and Gal Yifrach checked from the big blind.
Markus Gonsalves bet from the hijack, and Yifach called before the hit the turn.
Yifrach then check-called a 115,000 bet from Gonsalves and checked for the third time after the peeled off on the river.
Gonsalves thought for a minute then cut a 300,000 bet from his stack and slid it into the middle.
Yifrach went into the tank with 320,000 behind, and both players remained silent.
Close to two minutes ticked past before Yifrach made up his mind and gave in the to pressure from Gonsalves and folded.
"Show one?" asked tablemate Stefan Huber.
"Come on, it's for PokerNews," he added.
Ramin Hajiyev jokingly placed his hand over one of Gonsalves' cards and asked if he could show it.
Gonsalves obliged and Hajiyev flipped over the for all to see.
Alan Goehring raised from the hijack to 35,000 and chip leader Anuj Agarwal called from the cutoff. Dong Chen sat in the small blind and he decided to move all in for his last 273,000. The others folded quickly until Agarwal was up again.
Agarwal took his time to think it through and apologized to the table for taking his time. He ended up making the call and they tabled their hands.
Agarwal was happy to see that had two live cards but he couldn't hit any of them on the run out. Chen even managed to improve to an unnecessary straight to double up.
The board already read and Lauren Roberts sat on the button as she was facing a bet of 80,000 from Ramin Hajiyev from early position in a pot of about double the size of that.
Roberts went for the raise as she put 200,000 in the middle and Hajiyev wanted confirmation of the bet size before he called.
The river completed the board and Hajiyev checked to Roberts who eventually checked behind. Hajiyev showed but that couldn't beat the that Roberts showed.
Roberts her neighbor, Gal Yifrach, commented on the nice flop and Roberts agreed to that.
Shaun Deeb moved all in for 139,000 from the hijack, and Alan Goehring called on the button.
Deeb hit a queen on the flop but also saw Goehring improve to a set. Deeb was half out of his seat when he picked up the up-and-down straight draw on the turn, but the defending champion departed when the river card was no use to him.
Day 2 entrant Deeb exits in 17th place for $28,618 but will be back in action in the $1,500 Closer tomorrow after he bagged the Day 1b chip lead.
Marton Czuczor moved all in from the hijack for his last 133,000 and James Romero folded on the cutoff. Button Simon Deadman pushed all in himself for 208,000 and the others all got out of the way.
The board fell and Czuczor was sent to the cashier to collect $28,618 for his 18th-place finish.