Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Day 2 of Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed is in the books, and Ian O'Hara bagged the chip lead heading into Day 3. He ended the day with 5,660,000 chips and hopes to continue this run on the final day tomorrow as the remaining 28 players battle it out for the $888,888 first-place prize and the coveted WSOP Gold Bracelet.
O'Hara is from Boca Raton, Florida and has already cashed six times in this year's WSOP. He is in for his seventh cash with this event but has his sights set on his first WSOP title and gold bracelet. O'Hara has an impressive tournament resume with over 20 cashes in his young WSOP career.
Following closely behind O'Hara are five players with over four million in chips. Alexandru Papazian (4,840,000), Michael Tureniec (4,640,000), Eric Baldwin (4,505,000), Vlad Darie (4,420,000) and Guillaume Diaz (4,090,000).
There are many notables still left in the field, but one to keep an extra close eye on is Pablo Mariz from Canada. Mariz won his first WSOP Gold Bracelet earlier in the series after taking down Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER. He bested a huge field of 7,761 players to take home the championship and $1,221,407 for his efforts.
Notables to fall on the day were the likes of, Niall Farrell (323rd place), John Dolan (295th place), Chris Ferguson (277th place), JJ Liu (242nd place), Michael Moore (220th place), Kevin Eyster (194th place), Kevin Macphee (193rd place), Shannon Shorr (172nd place), Jay Farber (136th place), Loni Harwood (129th place), William Kassouf (102nd place), Darren Elias (91st place), JC Tran (68th place), Jason Wheeler (39th place) and Valentin Vornicu (31st place).
The restart is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. local time and players will play 60-minute levels with a 15-minute break every two levels. There will be a dinner break after level 6 and tomorrow a champion will be crowned.
Stay tuned as the PokerNews team proudly brings you all of the final day's action for this event.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Amazon||1||3||Vivian Im||South Korea||1,545,000||19|
|Amazon||1||4||Ben Yu||United States||610,000||8|
|Amazon||1||5||Bernard Muhire||United States||2,230,000||28|
|Amazon||1||8||Adrian Moreno||United States||2,100,000||26|
|Amazon||2||2||Danny Wong||United States||1,240,000||16|
|Amazon||2||3||Ray Qartomy||United States||1,375,000||17|
|Amazon||2||4||Douglas Carli||United States||2,050,000||26|
|Amazon||2||6||Jonathan Zarin||United States||750,000||9|
|Amazon||2||8||Ian O'Hara||United States||5,660,000||71|
|Amazon||3||1||Eric Baldwin||United States||4,505,000||56|
|Amazon||3||2||Ioannis Angelou Konstas||Greece||2,235,000||28|
|Amazon||3||3||Nick Forgione||United States||420,000||5|
|Amazon||3||4||Paul Berger||United States||3,000,000||38|
|Amazon||3||5||Brad Albrinck||United States||1,600,000||20|
|Amazon||3||7||Jose Reyes||United States||2,635,000||33|
|Amazon||3||8||Benjamin Ector||United States||880,000||11|
|Amazon||4||1||Toby Price||United States||2,575,000||32|
|Amazon||4||2||Randy Pfeifer||United States||2,595,000||32|
|Amazon||4||3||James Cappucci||United States||1,550,000||19|
|Amazon||4||4||Michael Phillips||United States||1,250,000||16|
|Amazon||4||5||Harry Lodge||United Kingdom||1,400,000||18|
|Amazon||4||8||Alexander Deutsch||United States||950,000||12|
The clock has been paused on Day 2 and each table will play four more hands before bagging for the night.
Vlad Darie opened to 135,000 and called a three-bet to 390,000 from Pablo Mariz.
Both players checked down a board until the river, where Mariz bet 415,000. Darie check-called and mucked when Mariz tabled .
Hand #1: Valentin Vornicu got it all in pre-flop against Guillaume Diaz for Diaz's remaining stack of 620,000. Vornicu tabled and Diaz showed . The board ran out and Diaz got the double.
Hand #2: Vornicu and Diaz went at it again. This time they were all in pre-flop for Diaz's remaining stack of 1,290,000. Vornicu tabled and Diaz showed . The board ran out and Diaz once again doubled through Vornicu leaving him with about 470,000 in chips.
Hand #3: Vornicu got it all in pre-flop against Michael Tureniec. Tureniec showed and Vornicu tabled . The board ran out and just like that, one of the most feared players left is out of this event.
Randy Pfeifer moved all in for 785,000 from the cutoff and got called by David Jackson in the small blind. Valentin Vornicu looked down and three-bet jammed and Jackson folded.
The board ran out , giving Pfeifer a full house and scoring an easy triple up, only having to beat one opponent.
After the hand, Jackson was left shaking his head, saying he folded with an ace.
We missed the action but the commotion and excitement from the table were enough to draw us in.
The board was . In front of Jonathan Zarin lay the all-in chip and . In front of Michael Phillips was . The dealer began to cut down Zarin's stack and Phillips was forced to pay.
Vivian Im has doubled once again and according to her tablemates, it doesn't matter what the hands are when she puts her chips in the middle, she is going to win.
Im put herself at risk once more, getting called by Brad Albrinck.
Before the board was even dealt, her tablemates all started talking about a queen or a spade combo undoubtedly hitting the board. Sure enough, the dealer fanned out a board and Im flopped a queen to stay alive.