Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:21 PM Local Time
James Kraetz is in early position and raises to 4,300. The player on his immediate left calls. All other players fold and they're heads up to the flop.
Kraetz leads for 6,000 when the flop falls . His opponent calls and they head to the turn.
Both players check the .
The board completes with the on the river and bother players check again. Kraetz flips over and his opponent mucks. Kraetz wins the pot.
James Kraetz - 80,500 (40 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:08 PM Local Time
According to players at the table, James Kraetz opens from early position with a raise to 4,500. One player calls from middle position and Jon Borenstein calls from the big blind, sending three players to the flop.
Borenstein checks the flop and Kraetz continues with a bet of 11,000. The player in middle position folds and it's back to Borenstein, who check-raises to 25,000. Kraetz moves all in, having Borenstein's stack of 81,000 covered. Borenstein calls and tables for a straight. Kraetz shows and is looking for help.
The turn and river are no help to Kraetz and Borenstein will scoop the monster pot for the double up.
Jon Borenstein - 174,500 (87 bb)
James Kraetz - 65,000 (32 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 1:07 PM Local Time
Arash Alizadeh, who began the day just outside the top 10 in chips, limps from middle position. Action is on three-time ring winner Dan Gilmer in the cutoff and he raises to 5,500. The button and blinds fold sending the action back to Alizadeh. He calls and they're heads up.
The flop comes . Alizadeh leads for 7,000. Gilmer sits still, staring down his opponent. After about 30 seconds, he reaches into his stack and raises to 21,500.
"All-in," Alizadeh calmly says.
Gilmer confirms the all-in bet. He calls and Alizadeh is at risk.
Gilmer: for an overpair
Alizadeh: for top pair, top kicker
The board runs out and Alizadeh is eliminated. Gilmer now contends for the chip lead.
Daniel Gilmer - 265,500 (132 bb)
Arash Alizadeh - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:58 PM Local Time
Sara Hall is first into the pot from the button, and she moves all in for just less than 45,000. Steve Karp is in the big blind with 34,500 chips, and he calls all in with . Hall is flipping for the knockout with .
The board runs out , and Karp doubles up with two pair.
Steve Karp - 72,400 (36 bb)
Sara Hall - 9,000 (5 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:52 PM Local Time
Chris McCoy is in the big bling facing a raise to 5,000 from a middle-position player. McCoy calls and the pair is heads up to the flop.
McCoy checks a [jc,5,d,3s] flop. The middle-position player bets 6,400 and McCoy casually calls.
The turn is the and both players check.
The river completes the board with the and McCoy leads for 12,000. The middle-position player folds and McCoy rakes the pot. He now claims over 200,000 chips.
Chris McCoy - 210,000 (105 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:46 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:40 PM Local Time
Action folds around to the blinds, and Loni Harwood moves all in for about 19,000 from the small. Kevin Wong squeezes in the big, and he calls to put Harwood at risk. Her is dominated.
The board runs out , and Wong wins the pot with a pair of aces. Harwood is eliminated.
Kevin Wong - 125,000 (78 bb)
Loni Harwood - Eliminated
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:39 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:35 PM Local Time
Trevor Deeter is in middle position and raises to 3,500. It folds to James Sloat on the button and he shoves for 17,200. It's back on Deeter.
"I wish you had more," Deeter says of Sloat's stack.
"You're giving me far too much credit," Sloat says.
Deeter calls and tables . He's behind the of Sloat as the dealer begins to burn and turn.
The board runs out and Sloat lives to fight another day.
James Sloat 38,000 (24 bb)
Trevor Deeter - 94,000 (59 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:34 PM Local Time
Chris McCoy opens with a raise to 4,200 from middle position and Nguyen Bui, in the hijack, three-bets to 11,000. The action folds back around to McCoy, and he moves all in, having Bui's stack of 42,000 covered.
Bui takes a moment, but calls and shows . Bui is ahead of McCoy's heading to the flop. Bui is still good after the flop, but McCoy picks up a flush draw with the turn. McCoy completes his flush on the river to scoop the pot and eliminate Bui early in Day 2.
Chris McCoy - 197,500 (123 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:31 PM Local Time
A middle-position player opens the action for 3,200. Stepan Gusak calls from his direct left and it folds to Vincent Moscati in the big blind. He defends and they're three handed to the flop.
The board comes . Moscati checks. The middle-position player C-bets 5,700. Gusak calls and Moscati folds. The middle-position player and Gusak are heads up.
Both players check the turn and river. Gusak tables for a pair of jacks and he bests the of the player in middle position. Gusak rakes a pot that puts him near 100,000 chips.
Stephan Gusak - 97,500 (61 bb)
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:12 PM Local Time
Eleven players bought in just before the start of Day 2, bringing the total field size to 458 total entries. That generates a prizepool worth $687,000, and that money will be shared by the final 54 players. The min-cash is worth $2,638, and each of the final nine players will be guaranteed at least $13,706.
The champion's share is $147,699 and the gold ring.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:09 PM Local Time
The cards are in the air, and Day 2 is underway at Horseshoe Baltimore.
Registration is now closed, and the prizepool will be announced shortly.
Sunday, August 30, 2015 12:09 PM Local Time
Sunday, August 30, 2015 9:47 AM Local Time
Day 2 of the $1,675 World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Horseshoe Casino in Baltimore will begin at noon ET. Of the 447 entries thus far, 140 players will return for Day 2 with Chase Bianchi (above) leading the way.
Bianchi will begin the day with 223,500 after surging to the top of the leaderboard late in Day 1B. Ting Xiao, who the topped the Day 1A field, will start in second place with 184,000. Players do have up until the beginning of Level 13 to register, so the prize pool and total of 447 entries is not yet finalized in the event featuring a $500,000 guarantee.
Among those returning for Day 2 are WSOP Circuit Ring winners Dan Gilmer (142,300), Marshall White (103,200), William Kopp (74,200), DJ MacKinnon (49,100), Sara Hall (46,100), and WSOP Bracelet Winner Chris Tryba (77,500)
Players are set for 13 levels of play today, including three 40-minute levels and ten one hour levels. There will be a dinner break after Level 20, meaning play should end around 2:30 a.m.
You can follow all of the Day 2 action right here at WSOP.com.