Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
The massive 1,444-strong WSOP International Circuit Opening Event field has been whittled down to just nine players, all vying for the lions share of the $649,800 prize pool and the gold ring. In addition to the desirable piece of jewelry, the winner will also walk away with the $112,171 top prize.
With the elimination of Stan L., who went with his king-ten on a five-high board and ran into a flush against Jun Wang, to depart in 10th place, the Final Table is now set. Leading the way is in-fact Wang with an impressive stack of 5,425,000.
The day started with 227 players returning all with their eyes on firstly cashing before making their run to the final table. The bubble burst midway through the day when Sean Robinson took out his opponent with his pocket jacks against pocket queens when a jack spiked on the river to guarantee everyone a collect of $870.
Play then eased through the night until the event reached its final 24 players who re-drew for seats. Then, after just over nine hours of play, it took just over an hour to eliminate 14 runners to conclude proceedings for the evening.
Some notable players to make the money throughout the day include; Eric Assadourian (151st), Todor Kondevski (133rd), Sam Capra (120th), Peco Stojanovski (52nd) and Ali Khouiss (23rd).
The final nine players will return on Sunday, 2nd December, at 4pm local time in the poker room at The Star to resume play at the feature table. If the Day 2 action was any indication of what’s in store there should be some scintillating poker left to be played out at the Final Table and PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action.
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Stan L. raised to 210,000 from the button before Jun Wang re-raised to 575,000 from the big blind. Stan L. called.
The flop came with two hearts and a spade. Wang checked. Stan L.shoved all in. Wang called.
Wang had flopped and up-down-straight draw as well as a flush draw and secured the pot when the dropped on the turn. The meaningless completed the board and Wang shipped the pot.
The tournament has reached it's final table of nine. Full re-draw with counts as well as a wrap will follow shortly.
Kan Liu moved all in preflop and was called by Stan L.
Liu couldn't have asked for a better spot with his pocket pair. However, the board ran out to see Stan L. flop a straight and take down the straight.
Richard Kellett and Malcolm Trayner exchanged raises preflop before both players were all in.
Kellett was the player at risk but wouldn't find any help as the board ran out to see Trayner improve to a full house and win the hand.
Adam Smith was all in pre-flop holding and was at risk against Johnathan Hargrave who held .
The board ran out to see Hargrave spike a king on the flop giving him the superior pair sending Smith to the rail.
Alex Falon raised from under the gun and Daniel Collett defended his big blind.
The flop came and Collett checked. Falon bet out. Collett moved all in over the top putting his tournament at risk. Falon quickly called.
No help would come for Collett as the board ran out the and to see him out in 14th place.
Chu Ong moved all in from the hijack for around 900,000 before Alan Collis moved all in for 535,000 from the button. The blinds folded and the cards were shown.
The board ran out to see Collis flop a pair to extend his lead only to watch it go as Ong hit a flush on the turn and improve to a royal flush by the river.
It was the battle of the George's as George Boustani found himself all in preflop and at risk against George Mitri.
The board ran out to see Mitri hold with his ace-high and eliminate Boustani from the tournament.