06/25/13 01:04:57 AM PDT
Rory Mathews Leads Final 11
After ten levels, we've whittled our starting field of 2,100 down to just 11. A total of 168 runners entered Day 2, and Scotland's Rory Mathews bagged up 898,000 to take a small chip lead at the end. Hot on Mathews' heels are fellow top-three stacks Denis Gnidash (815,000) and Norbert Szecsi (738,000).
Mathews held a solid stack for most of the day, and his biggest pot came late, when he eliminated Sergey Tikhonov in a four-bet pot with jacks. Mathews nearly doubled his stack in that hand, and he continued chipping up in small and medium pots until the end of the day.
Action started fast and furious today, as roughly half of the starting field was eliminated by the first break. We lost notables Isaac Baron and Tony Dunst early on, and Matt Matros, who entered the day as chipleader, wasn't far behind when he busted 51st. The last big name to fall was David Chiu, who bowed out in 30th.
Action resumes tomorrow at 1 p.m. right back here in the Amazon Room, so don't forget to tune in for the conclusion of this tournament and the crowning of a bracelet winner.
06/25/13 12:44:09 AM PDT
Official End-of-Day Chip Counts
|Rory Mathews||898,000||198,000 |
|Denis Gnidash||815,000||-60,000 |
|Norbert Szecsi||738,000||-102,000 |
|Dana Buck||663,000||0 |
|Chris DeMaci||591,000||91,000 |
|Kirby Martin||560,000||325,000 |
|Bryce Landier||480,000||50,000 |
|Jonathan Bennett||453,000||-255,000 |
|Ariel Celestino||450,000||-85,000 |
|Dan Murariu||404,000||24,000 |
|Daniel Neilson||243,000||-212,000 |
06/25/13 12:34:54 AM PDT
No More Hands
Play has ended for the night, and we'll bring you the chip counts and daily recap shortly.
06/25/13 12:21:41 AM PDT
Yuri Dzivielevski Eliminated in 12th Place ($19,939)
Chris DeMaci opened for a raise from the cutoff, and action folded to Yuri Dzivielevski in the big blind. He leaned back in his seat, hands in his hoody pocket.
"All in," he said. DeMaci called.
The flop came , giving Dzivielevski little besides backdoor possibilities. A eliminated those, and the river was the .
|Chris DeMaci||500,000||5,000 |
|Yuri Dzivielevski||0||-400,000 |
06/25/13 12:10:44 AM PDT
Jeffrey Forrest Eliminated in 13th Place ($15,762)
Jeffrey Forrest was crippled in a hand against Denis Gnidash. Forrest opened the preflop action with a raise to 24,000, and Gnidash three-bet to 58,000. After thinking for a minute, Forrest re-raised all in, and Gnidash called immediately.
The board ran out , and Gnidash's kings held up. After the hand, Forrest had only 65,000 in front of him, slightly more than five big blinds.
A few hands later, he got the last of his chips in the middle with against Bryce Landier's , and Landier spiked a on the turn, eliminating Forrest in 13th place. He earns $15,762 for his efforts.
|Denis Gnidash||875,000||720,000 |
|Jeffrey Forrest||0||-385,000 |
06/24/13 11:53:19 PM PDT
Rachel Kranz Eliminated in 14th Place ($15,762)
Rachel Kranz opened for 27,000 in the cutoff, and Dana Buck called on the button. Both blinds folded, and we saw the flop heads up.
Kranz checked the flop, and Buck shoved. Kranz called immediately.
Kranz had walked into Buck's trap, and she needed help or she was done. The turn was a , giving her nothing. A fell on the river, and the last woman remaining in the field was eliminated.
|Dana Buck||565,000||2,000 |
|Rachel Kranz||0||-240,000 |
06/24/13 11:45:17 PM PDT
Landier Doubles Through Bennett
Jonathan Bennett raised to 30,000 preflop, and Bryce Landier called. The flop fell , and Bennett bet 30,000 again. Landier made the call, and the dealer turned the . Bennett bet out again, this time for 45,000. Landier shoved all in for 155,000, and Bennett went into the tank. After a couple minutes, he called, showing for pair of tens and an inside straight draw. Landier tabled for top pair and a flush draw. The river was a , giving the pot to Landier, and he doubled up to 430,000 in chips.
|Jonathan Bennett||708,000||-163,000 |
|Bryce Landier||430,000||210,000 |
06/24/13 11:38:08 PM PDT
Level 21 started
06/24/13 11:37:58 PM PDT
Thiago Nishijima Eliminated in 15th Place ($15,762)
Thiago Nishijima got all in preflop against Jonathan Bennett.
The board ran out clean for Bennett, and he eliminated former chipleader Nishijima.
|Jonathan Bennett||871,000||191,000 |
|Thiago Nishijima||0||-130,000 |
06/24/13 11:36:01 PM PDT
Sergey Tikhonov Eliminated in 16th Place ($12,587)
Sergey Tikhonov raised to 25,000 under the gun, and action folded to Rory Mathews in the small blind. Mathews three-bet to 55,000, and the big blind folded. Tikhonov thought briefly before moving all in, and Mathews called immediately.
Tikhonov was in bad shape for his tournament life, and nearly all suspense ended when the flop came . The turn was , ending Tikhonov's tournament life in 16th.
|Rory Mathews||700,000||380,000 |
|Sergey Tikhonov||0||-195,000 |
06/24/13 11:30:41 PM PDT
Mark Jun Eliminated in 17th Place ($12,587)
Denis Gnidash raised to 20,000, and Mark Jun came over the top for all his chips, a total of 124,000. Gnidash called and showd . Jun held . The board ran out , giving Gnidash a winning pair of queens and knocking Jun out of the tournament in 17th place. He'll earn $12,587 for his efforts.
|Mark Jun||0||-105,000 |
06/24/13 11:20:23 PM PDT
Sven Rumcker Eliminated in 18th Place ($12,587)
Ariel Celestino opened the preflop action with a raise to 21,000, and Sven Rumcker pushed all in for 101,000. Celestino tanked for a minute, then reluctantly called and showed . Rumcker held . The board came , giving Celestino trips and eliminating Rumcker from the tournament. He earns $12,587 for his 18th place finish.
|Ariel Celestino||535,000||120,000 |
|Sven Rumcker||0||-120,000 |
06/24/13 11:15:28 PM PDT
Tikhonov Folds the River
We picked up the action heads up between Sergey Tikhonov, who checked over to Daniel Neilson on a board of . Neilson bet 66,000, and Tikhonov called after a couple of minutes of thought. The river was the , and Tikhonov again checked. Neilson shipped the rest of it in for 155,000. Tikhonov tanked once again, but this time he elected to fold.
|Daniel Neilson||455,000||162,000 |
|Sergey Tikhonov||195,000||-140,000 |
06/24/13 11:09:45 PM PDT
Updated Chip Counts
|Norbert Szecsi||840,000||0 |
|Jonathan Bennett||680,000||0 |
|Dan Murariu||517,000||0 |
|Chris DeMaci||495,000||-5,000 |
|Ariel Celestino||415,000||-37,000 |
|Yuri Dzivielevski||400,000||63,000 |
|Jeffrey Forrest||385,000||-15,000 |
|Sergey Tikhonov||335,000||-215,000 |
|Dana Buck||323,000||-3,000 |
|Daniel Neilson||293,000||38,000 |
|Rachel Kranz||240,000||-8,000 |
|Kirby Martin||235,000||93,000 |
|Bryce Landier||220,000||-48,000 |
|Denis Gnidash||155,000||-60,000 |
|Thiago Nishijima||130,000||-70,000 |
|Sven Rumcker||120,000||-120,000 |
|Mark Jun||105,000||-30,500 |
06/24/13 11:07:25 PM PDT
Redraw to Two Tables
The 18 remaining players have redrawn seats at two tables:
06/24/13 10:56:40 PM PDT
Benjamin Luhr Eliminated in 19th Place ($10,187)
Benjamin Luhr pushed his short stack into the middle from late position, and Dan Murariu was the only caller.
Disappointment set in early for Luhr, as the door card was the . A and were revealed behind it. Luhr asked for a heart on the turn, but the dealer placed a down. A completed the board, and Luhr's tournament had reached a disappointing end.
|Dan Murariu||517,000||0 |
|Benjamin Luhr||0||-160,000 |
06/24/13 10:51:51 PM PDT
Mike Ellis Eliminated in 20th Place ($10,187)
We found Mike Ellis all in on the turn with , as the board read . Unfortunately for him, Jonathan Bennett had and more chips than Ellis. The river was a , and Ellis was finished.
|Jonathan Bennett||680,000||446,000 |
|Mike Ellis||0||-175,000 |
06/24/13 10:50:58 PM PDT
Bob Roseberry Eliminated in 21st Place ($10,187)
Thiago Nishijima raised to 22,000 preflop, and Norbert Szecsi pushed all-in with a covering stack. Then Bob Roseberry called with a smaller stack, and Nishijima folded.
The flop came , giving Szecsi two pair and the pot. Roseberry was eliminated in 21st place, earning $10,187.
|Norbert Szecsi||840,000||416,000 |
|Robert Roseberry||0||-207,000 |
06/24/13 10:43:28 PM PDT
Balint Pusztai Eliminated in 22nd place ($10,187)
Chris DeMaci raised to 20,000 from middle position, and Balint Pusztai reraised from the small blind. Rory Mathews moved in behind him from the big blind, and DeMaci folded.
The flop brought all diamonds: . Since Mathews had a diamond, Pusztai was down to one out. The and finished out the board, and Pusztai was down to about 70,000.
A few hands later, he jammed after it was folded to him in late position, and Jeffrey Forrest called from the big blind.
Pusztai had live cards, but not for long, as the flop came . A on the turn ended the hand, and Pusztai was done in 22nd.
|Jeffrey Forrest||400,000||130,000 |
|Rory Mathews||320,000||97,000 |
|Balint Pusztai||0||-325,000 |
06/24/13 10:35:33 PM PDT
Bert Burns Eliminated in 23rd Place ($10,187)
Mike Ellis raised to 23,000 preflop. Bert Burns then pushed all in for the rest of his chips, and Rachel Kranz moved all in over the top. Ellis folded, and the players revealed the hands:
The board ran out . Kranz won the pot with her pair of jacks, and Burns was eliminated in 23rd place, winning $10,187.
|Rachel Kranz||248,000||96,000 |
|Herbert Burns||0||-112,000 |