Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:24 AM Local Time
Nipun Java is the Chip Leader After Day 2
Day 2 is complete in the Main Event at the Bike. Play started today with 150 players. Now, only 13 remain. Nipun Java (pictured) leads the field with 3,155,000 in chips.
Late registration was open until play started today, and an additional 10 players joined the field. They brought the total number of entries to 756, and increased the prize pool to $1,134,000, easily surpassing the guarantee of $1,000,000. The top 81 players finish in the money. The winner will earn $226,785, along with a World Series of Poker Circuit ring and a free entry into the National Championship in Atlantic City in May.
Bustouts were frequent during the first few levels, and the players reached the money bubble early in the third level of the day. Will Failla was the unfortunate bubble boy, finishing in 82nd place and just missing out on the money.
Nipun Java was the first player to surpass the million-chip mark. Soon after, he went on a hot streak, grabbing hold of the chip lead for the remainder of the night. He enters Day 3 with just more than twice the chips of his nearest competitor (David Chase, with 1,575,000).
Day 3 begins at noon on Wednesday. Come back here for live reports from the tournament floor as the players determine a winner.
Here are the chip counts for the 13 remaining players. You can find a full list of finisher and payouts in the “Results” tab.
1. Nipun Java – 3,155,000
2. David Chase – 1,575,000
3. Danny Illingworth – 1,370,000
4. Chris Hyden – 1,265,000
5. Everett Carlton – 1,150,000
6. Zewdie “Woody” Wondim – 1,040,000
7. Shane Schleger – 980,000
8. Bao Dao – 900,000
9. Joshua Thai – 880,000
10. James Buckley – 855,000
11. Javid Javani – 730,000
12. Jack Duong – 550,000
13. Piotr Brodzik – 425,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:57 PM Local Time
Play has concluded for the evening with 13 players remaining. We'll have a full recap of the day up shortly.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:46 PM Local Time
Chris Hyden raises to 50,000 from the hijack, and Javid Javani makes it 155,000 to go from the button. Bao Dao calls from the big blind, and Hyden calls as well. The flop is , and action checks to Javani. He continues for 210,000, and Dao quickly folds. Hyden thinks for a minute, then announces he's all in. Javani asks for an exact count, and Hyden's raise is 409,000 more. Javani thinks for a minute, then folds. Hyden quickly shows his cards to the rail, but not to the other players at the table, before sliding them back to the dealer and pulling in his new chips.
Chris Hyden - 1,200,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:41 PM Local Time
Chris Hyden moves all in from the small blind, and Jack Duong calls from the big blind. Hyden turns over , and Duong shows . The board comes , and Duong doubles up.
Jack Duong - 830,000
Chris Hyden - 785,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:28 PM Local Time
Thomas Greiner moves all in from the cutoff and Piotr Brodzik ships all in over the top from the button. The blinds kick their cards in and the two remaining players flip over their cards.
Greiner shows but is crushed by Brodzik's . The board drops down , giving Brodzik the best with a pair of aces by the end. Greiner has Brodzik covered by 16,000 chips, allowing Brodzik to score a full double.
Despite being able to double up once the next hand, Greiner ultimately falls to Nipun Java two hands later.
Pitor Brodzik - 765,000
Thomas Greiner - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:23 PM Local Time
Joshua Thai raises to 55,000 from early position, and Chris Hyden moves all in from the cutoff for 456,000. Thai tanks for about four minutes, then calls and shows . Hyden turns over . The board rolls out , and Hyden wins the pot with his two pair.
Chris Hyden - 1,000,000
Joshua Thai - 875,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:16 PM Local Time
Greg Pohler moves all in from the button, and David Chase moves all in over the top from the small blind. Cody Shedd thinks for a minute, then calls all in from the big blind, and the players turn over their cards:
The board comes , and David Chase wins the pot with his pair of kings. Both other players are eliminated. Shedd had more chips than Pohler at the beginning of the hand, so he finishes in 15th place for $14,005, while Pohler finished in 16th for $11,535.
David Chase - 1,010,000
Cody Shedd - Eliminated
Greg Pohler - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 11:08 PM Local Time
Christian Knott moved all in from the cutoff and Zewdie Wondimagegnehu wasted no time calling all in from the button for 415,000. The blinds folded and the hands were turned over.
Wondimagegnehu was way out in front with his pocket kings and stayed that way through a run out of . Knott was eliminated from play and Wondimagegnehu was able to drag in the pot.
Zewie Wondimagegnehu - 850,000
Christian Knott - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:57 PM Local Time
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:56 PM Local Time
Jack Duong moves all in from early position for 191,000, and action folds to Zewdie "Woody" Wondim in the big blind. He calls and turns over . Duong shows , and he'll need help from the board. That's exactly what he gets when the flop comes . The turn is the , and the river the , and Duong doubles up, leaving Wondim with only about 190,000.
On the very next hand, Wondim moves all in from the small after Javid Javani raised. Javani calls and shows . Wondim turns over . The board rolls out [aj] , giving Javani two pair, but also giving Wondim a straight. He doubles up, and his stack is roughly where it stood before his hand against Duong.
Jack Duong - 400,000
Woody Wondim - 400,000
Javid Javani - 1,380,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:51 PM Local Time
David Chase raises to 45,000, and Chris Tolene pushes all in. Chase thinks for a few moments, the pushes out a call. He turns over , and he's in good shape against Tolene's . The board runs out , and Chase wins the pot. Tolene is eliminated in 18th place, worth $11,535.
David Chase - 800,000
Chris Tolene - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:45 PM Local Time
Seat 1: Christian Knott
Seat 2: Zewdie Wondimagegnehu
Seat 3: Chris Hyden
Seat 4: Jack Duong
Seat 5: Javid Javani
Seat 6: Danny Illingworth
Seat 7: Bao Dao
Seat 8: Nipun Java
Seat 9: Joshua Thai
Seat 1: Christopher Tolone
Seat 2: Cody Shedd
Seat 3: James Buckley
Seat 4: Thomas Greiner
Seat 5: Piotr Brodzik
Seat 6: Shane Schleger
Seat 7: Everett Carlton
Seat 8: Greg Pohler
Seat 9: David Chase
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:41 PM Local Time
Akram Ali is all in and at risk before the flop for about 150,000 against Nipun Java. The two race for Ali's tournament life with his against Java's . Java continues his run good streak wtith a board, allowing his pocket fours to hold and sending Ali to the rail.
With the elimination of Ali, the field is now re-drawing to the final two tables. We'll have a full seating chart posted momentarily.
Nipun Java - 3,300,000
Akram Ali - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:39 PM Local Time
Mike Slye moves all in from the cutoff for about 140,000 and finds a call from Danny Illingworth on the button. The blinds fold and the hands are tabled.
Slee shows and is crushed by Illingworth's . Despite picking up a diamond draw on the flop, Slye is unable to get there after the turn ( ) and the river ( ).
Danny Illingworth - 1,250,000
Mike Slye - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:35 PM Local Time
Jack Duong raises to 40,000, and Kody Muir goes all in. Joshua Thai moves all in over the top, and Duong tanks. After a couple minutes, he folds, and the players turn up their cards.
The board runs out , and Thai's pocket kings win the hand. Muir, who finished Day 1B at the top of the leaderboard, is now eliminated in 21st place. He'll walk awaywith $9,605 for his efforts.
Joshua Thai - 1,450,000
Kody Muir - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:31 PM Local Time
Greg Pohler, Nipun Java, and Akram Ali are contesting a pot on the turn, with on the board. Pohler bets 43,000, and both Java and Ali call. The river is the , and Pohler bets 73,000. Java thinks for a minute, then raises to 250,000. Ali also thinks for a minute, then elects to fold. Pohler puts out another 177,000 for a call, and Java shows for a full house. Pohler mucks, and Java pulls in the chips.
Nipun Java - 2,975,000
Greg Pohler - 520,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:29 PM Local Time
Javid Javani opens with a raise to 45,000 from early position and it folds around to Tomer Daniel in the big blind. He announces a three-bet all in for 195,000 total. Javani calls and the hands are revealed.
The board falls down , keeping Javani's sixes in the lead. Daniel is eliminated from play and Javani boosts his stack up to 1.4 million in chips.
Javid Javani - 1,400,000
Tomer Daniel - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:16 PM Local Time
Joshua Thai opens with a raise from the button and Thomas Greiner comes over the top with a three-bet from the small blind. It folds back to Thai who moves all in for 374,000. Greiner calls.
The board runs out , giving Thai a straight to the king. He scores the double and now sits on about 800,000.
Joshua Thai - 800,000
Thomas Greiner - 480,000
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:13 PM Local Time
Greg Paszkiewicz gets the last of his chips in the middle preflop against Nipun Java. Java holds , and he's in bad shape against Paszkiewicz's . Java gets help from the board, though, as the flop comes , giving him a set. The turn is the , giving Java quads and a lock on the hand before the meaningless falls of the river. Paszkiewicz is eliminated in 25th place for $6,905, and Nipun Java builds his already healthy stack.
Nipun Java - 2,500,000
Greg Paszkiewicz - Eliminated
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 10:09 PM Local Time
Javid Javani raises to 45,000 on the button. Chris Tolene then three-bets to 150,000 from the small blind. Javani messily pushes forward another 300,000, making it 345,000 total. Tolene tanks for a couple minutes, then announces he's all in. Javani thinks for a couple minutes as well, then calls. Tolene turns over , and he's in bad shape against Javani's . The board rolls out , and Javani wins the pot with his two pair.
Javid Javani - 1,200,000
Chris Tolene - 180,000