Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout drew a total of 896 entries to create a $1,993,600 prize pool and after two days of play, just eight players remain. Leading the way of the final table is Carlos Chang with 8,140,000, and Brady Osterman, who vaulted to the top of the counts in the last level, is right on his heels with 7,690,000.
Arthur Conan rounds out the top three Day 2 chips stacks with 4,800,000 and Sung Joo Hyun, the last WSOP bracelet owner of the field, will return with a stack of 1,815,000 .
They will be facing tough opposition, as experienced pro’s Sergi Reixach (1,190,000), Quang Ngo (4,300,000) and Adrien Delmas (1,400,000) also bagged tonight and are in a solid spot to claim the coveted title.
Final Eight of Event #42: $2,500 Freezout No-Limit Hold'em
|3||Quang Ngo||United States||4,300,000|
|4||Brady Osterman||United States||7,690,000|
|5||Sung Joo Hyun||South Korea||1,815,000|
|8||Gerald Cunniff||United States||2,000,000|
Day 2 Action
Dominykas Mikolaitis, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1, held strong near the top of the counts all day but felted in 13th place ($18,768) when his nut flush on the turn didn’t hold against Christopher Basile who rivered a full house. Israel’s pro Uri Reichenstein followed him in the payout desk not long after, ending in 10th Place for $23,358.
During ten hours of action-packed play, plenty of big name pros hit the rail along the way and WSOP bracelet winners such as Sam Grafton (127th for $4,009), Asi Moshe (123rd for $4,009), Mark Seif (96th for $4,385), Rafi Elharar (80th for $5,306) and Justin Liberto (72th for $5,716) were eliminated early on.
The recent champion of Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker, Dejuante Alexander, fell in 17th place for $12,678 before the last break of the night after he lost his last chips against Chang in an all-in preflop pot for a flip situation.
Romain Lewis, who went through many ups and downs during the day, didn’t manage to find a bag at the end of the day and got eliminated in 23rd place ($10,664).
The final eight will return on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. in the Amazon room to resume Day 3. The players are all guaranteed at least $37,820 and they will battle it out to a winner who will take home $364,589 and the most coveted jewelry in poker.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the moment cards are in the air until the end of the day, so make sure to come back tomorrow to see who will be the new champion!
The eight remaining players have bagged up for the day and action will resume at 12 p.m. tomorrow . A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly with the chip counts.
Carlos Chang raised to 420,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Christopher Basile in the small blind and he moved all-in for 645,000. Chang called.
The board ran out . Chang rivered a pair of queens to best Basile's pocket nines for another elimination.
Brady Osterman raised to 165,000 from under-the-gun and was three-bet to 450,000 by Adrien Delmas in the lojack. Action folded back around to Osterman, who called.
Osterman check-called a 250,000 bet from Delmas on the flop and both players checked on the turn.
Osterman cut out a bet to 975,000 and slid it into the middle when the completed the board and Delmas called after a bit of thought.
Osterman tabled for a turned set and Delmas mucked his hand — sending Osterman over the seven-million chip mark.
Quang Ngo opened to 160,000 from the cutoff. The action folded to Carlos Chang in the big blind and he completed with a call.
The flop came . Chang checked to Ngo who continued with 130,000 and then he called.
Chang led out for 260,000 on the turn and Ngo tank-called.
The river completed the board. Chang slowed down and checked the action. Ngo sized up with a bet of 540,000. Chang let his hand go.
Carlos Chang opened for 120,000 in the cutoff and was called by Christopher Basile in the big blind.
The flop came and Basile checked to Chang, who bet 120,000. Basile then check-raised to 450,000 and Chang called.
Basile fired 675,000 into the middle on the turn and Chang again called.
The completed the board and Basile bet a bit over a million. Chang instantly called and Basile tabled for two pair. It was no good against the of Chang for a flopped flush and Chang scooped the sizable pot.
Quang Ngo opened to 125,000 and it was called by Brady Osterman next to him. Adrien Delmas decided to three-bet in the hijack position to 420,000 and it was enough to claim the pot without more resistance.