Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
The remaining 23 players of Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em will return Friday to play down to a winner who will receive $428,423 along with a WSOP gold bracelet.
Day 2 started with 308 players returning and only 14 spots from the money. Yordan Petrov was the unfortunate bubble; his elimination guaranteed the remaining 294 players a minimum payout of $2,248.
Kenny Hallaert ended Day 2 as chip leader with 1,779,000, and only 8,000 chips behind is Schuyler Thornton (1,771,000). Dylan Hortin sits third in chips with 1,571,000. Other notables coming into Day 3 include Chris Klodnicki (1,442,000), Darren Elias (619,000), Ben Zamani (500,000), Alex Rocha (493,000), Vojtech Ruzicka (320,000), Aditya Prasetyo (256,000), and Brian Hastings (201,000).
Tommy Tran began the day as chip leader but finished in 58th. Other notables who cashed but busted before the end of the day were Ben Yu, John Racener, Eddy Sabat, Christian Harder, Dutch Boyd, Joe Serock, and Jackie Glazier.
Day 3 begins at noon in the Miranda room, and PokerNews.com will have all of the live updates and hand-for-hand play from the final table.
|Room||Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|Miranda||626||3||Dylan Hortin||United States||1,571,000||98|
|Miranda||626||4||Brian Hastings||United States||201,000||13|
|Miranda||626||6||Aditya Prasetyo||United States||256,000||16|
|Miranda||626||7||Tom Braband||United States||538,000||34|
|Miranda||635||2||Ryan Leng||United States||369,000||23|
|Miranda||635||3||Benjamin Zamani||United States||500,000||31|
|Miranda||635||4||Justin Conley||United States||180,000||11|
|Miranda||635||5||Vojtech Ruzicka||Czech Republic||320,000||20|
|Miranda||635||6||Ulrich Schnetter||United States||101,000||6|
|Miranda||635||8||Christopher Haydt||United States||191,000||12|
|Miranda||635||9||Schuyler Thornton||United States||1,771,000||111|
|Miranda||644||2||Moses Mustonen||United States||140,000||9|
|Miranda||644||3||Darren Elias||United States||619,000||39|
|Miranda||644||4||Thomas Blizniak||United States||540,000||34|
|Miranda||644||5||Chris Klodnicki||United States||1,442,000||90|
|Miranda||644||6||Alex Rocha||United States||493,000||31|
|Miranda||644||8||Ashish Khanna||United States||389,000||24|
|Miranda||644||9||Steven Snyder||United States||222,000||14|
Play has ended for the day and the 23 remaining players are bagging their chips. A recap of the day will be posted shortly.
Ben Zamani was in middle position and raised to 28,000. Ulrich Schnetter was on the button and made it 80,000 to go. Zamani moved all in for 236,000 and Schnetter called having him covered.
The board ran out and Zamani heads into the last hand of the night with a nice double up.
The final three tables will begin with 26 players as there was two eliminations just before the redraw.
Players are on their last 15-minute break of the day. The three table re-draw has taken place and will be posted as soon as available with 26 players remaining.
Kenny Hallaert was under the gun and raised to 22,000. Eugene Schwartz was in middle position and called. Philippe Bretan was on the button and three-bet to 77,000. Hallaert and Schwartz called.
The flop was and Hallaert checked. Schwartz moved all in for approximately 390,000. Bretan called with about 210,000 and Hallaert called having both players covered.
Hallaert was in a great spot just needing to fade a club and he did just that when the turn came down the and the river the . Hallaert eliminated both players sending us to the three table re-draw with 26 players remaining and he is now the overall chip leader of the tournament.
On a board of , Tom Braband checked to Kenny Hallaert who bet 70,000. Braband raised to 195,000 and Hallaert folded.