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Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Has Come to a Close and Ian O'Hara Leads the Way

• Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Ian O'Hara
Ian O'Hara

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.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon11Alexandru PapazianRomania4,840,00061
Amazon13Vivian ImSouth Korea1,545,00019
Amazon14Ben YuUnited States610,0008
Amazon15Bernard MuhireUnited States2,230,00028
Amazon16Guillaume DiazFrance4,090,00051
Amazon17Michael TureniecSweden4,640,00058
Amazon18Adrian MorenoUnited States2,100,00026
       
Amazon21[Removed:172]Germany1,350,00017
Amazon22Danny WongUnited States1,240,00016
Amazon23Ray QartomyUnited States1,375,00017
Amazon24Douglas CarliUnited States2,050,00026
Amazon26Jonathan ZarinUnited States750,0009
Amazon27Vlad DarieRomania4,420,00055
Amazon28Ian O'HaraUnited States5,660,00071
       
Amazon31Eric BaldwinUnited States4,505,00056
Amazon32Ioannis Angelou KonstasGreece2,235,00028
Amazon33Nick ForgioneUnited States420,0005
Amazon34Paul BergerUnited States3,000,00038
Amazon35Brad AlbrinckUnited States1,600,00020
Amazon37Jose ReyesUnited States2,635,00033
Amazon38Benjamin EctorUnited States880,00011
       
Amazon41Toby PriceUnited States2,575,00032
Amazon42Randy PfeiferUnited States2,595,00032
Amazon43James CappucciUnited States1,550,00019
Amazon44Michael PhillipsUnited States1,250,00016
Amazon45Harry LodgeUnited Kingdom1,400,00018
Amazon46Pablo MarizCanada2,500,00031
Amazon48Alexander DeutschUnited States950,00012

Tags: Alexandru PapazianChris FergusonDarren EliasEric BaldwinGuillaume DiazIan O'HaraJason WheelerJay FarberJohn DolanKevin EysterKevin MacPheeLoni HarwoodMichael TureniecValentin VornicuWilliam Kassouf

End of Day Chip Counts (full)

[user270022] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Ian O'Hara us
Ian O'Hara
us 5,660,000 1,560,000
Alexandru Papazian ro
Alexandru Papazian
ro 4,840,000 2,040,000
Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 4,640,000 240,000
Eric Baldwin us
Eric Baldwin
us 4,505,000 -715,000
Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 4,420,000 420,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 4,090,000 1,390,000
Paul Berger us
Paul Berger
us 3,000,000 700,000
Jose Reyes us
Jose Reyes
us 2,635,000 2,344,000
Randy Pfeifer US
Randy Pfeifer
US 2,595,000 295,000
Toby Price us
Toby Price
us 2,575,000 1,650,000
Pablo Mariz ca
Pablo Mariz
ca 2,500,000 -400,000
Ioannis Angelou Konstas gr
Ioannis Angelou Konstas
gr 2,235,000 585,000
Bernard Muhire US
Bernard Muhire
US 2,230,000 1,130,000
Adrian Moreno us
Adrian Moreno
us 2,100,000 -50,000
Douglas Carli us
Douglas Carli
us 2,050,000 1,870,000
Brad Albrinck us
Brad Albrinck
us 1,600,000 400,000
James Cappucci us
James Cappucci
us 1,550,000 -1,200,000
Vivian Im kr
Vivian Im
kr 1,545,000 145,000
Harry Lodge gb
Harry Lodge
gb 1,400,000 -40,000
Ray Qartomy us
Ray Qartomy
us 1,375,000 275,000
[Removed:172] DE
[Removed:172]
DE 1,350,000 50,000
Michael Phillips US
Michael Phillips
US 1,250,000 250,000
Danny Wong us
Danny Wong
us 1,240,000 -310,000
Alexander Deutsch us
Alexander Deutsch
us 950,000 260,000
Benjamin Ector us
Benjamin Ector
us 880,000 670,000

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Four More Hands

[user270022] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

The clock has been paused on Day 2 and each table will play four more hands before bagging for the night.

Mariz Gets Some Value from Darie

[user270022] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

Vlad Darie opened to 135,000 and called a three-bet to 390,000 from Pablo Mariz.

Both players checked down a {9-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{4-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board until the river, where Mariz bet 415,000. Darie check-called and mucked when Mariz tabled {k-Clubs}{j-Spades}.

Vlad Darie ro
Vlad Darie
ro 4,000,000 1,600,000
Pablo Mariz ca
Pablo Mariz
ca 2,900,000 1,100,000

Vornicu Out in Three Hands

• Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante
Valentin Vornicu
Valentin Vornicu

Hand #1: Valentin Vornicu got it all in pre-flop against Guillaume Diaz for Diaz's remaining stack of 620,000. Vornicu tabled {7-Diamonds}{7-Spades} and Diaz showed {8-Clubs}{8-Spades}. The board ran out {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} 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 {a-Hearts}{10-Hearts} and Diaz showed {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}. The board ran out {10-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{7-Spades}{2-Clubs}{4-Spades} 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 {8-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} and Vornicu tabled {k-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}. The board ran out {j-Clubs}{4-Spades}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades}{6-Hearts} and just like that, one of the most feared players left is out of this event.

Michael Tureniec se
Michael Tureniec
se 4,400,000 -800,000
Guillaume Diaz fr
Guillaume Diaz
Winamax Team Pro
fr 2,700,000 50,000
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us Busted

Tags: Guillaume DiazMichael TureniecValentin Vornicu

Randy Pfeifer Triples Up

[user270022] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

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.

Pfeifer: {a-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}
Vornicu: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts}{a-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, 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.

Randy Pfeifer US
Randy Pfeifer
US 2,300,000 1,460,000
Valentin Vornicu us
Valentin Vornicu
us 1,800,000 100,000
David Jackson us
David Jackson
us 1,200,000 -600,000

Tags: David JacksonRandy PfeiferValentin Vornicu

Zarin Binks River Two-Outer

[user270022] • Level 28: 30,000-60,000, 10,000 ante

We missed the action but the commotion and excitement from the table were enough to draw us in.

The board was {a-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}. In front of Jonathan Zarin lay the all-in chip and {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. In front of Michael Phillips was {8-}{8-}. The dealer began to cut down Zarin's stack and Phillips was forced to pay.

Michael Phillips US
Michael Phillips
US 1,000,000 -500,000
Jonathan Zarin us
Jonathan Zarin
us 900,000 -920,000

Tags: Jonathan ZarinMichael Phillips

Level:
28
Blinds:
30,000/60,000
Ante:
10,000

Vivian Im Doubles, Again

[user270022] • Level 27: 25,000-50,000, 5,000 ante

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.

Im: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Albrinck: {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}

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 {5-Diamonds}{q-Spades}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{a-Diamonds} board and Im flopped a queen to stay alive.

Vivian Im kr
Vivian Im
kr 1,400,000 1,010,000
Brad Albrinck us
Brad Albrinck
us 1,200,000 -500,000

Tags: Brad AlbrinckVivian Im