Monday, March 4, 2019 1:30 AM Local Time
Another 11 levels are in the books for the Horseshoe Hammond Main Event and at the end of Day 2 only 17 remain of the 204 who started the day. The leader at the end of Day 2 is Derek Hanauer who picked up a surge in the last few levels of play, eliminating multiple player to grab the chip lead and finish the day on top.
Along side Hanauer are plenty of other notable players still left alive including one of the World Series of Poker Circuit's most sucessful player, Josh Reichard. Reichard has 11 WSOPC rings and over $700,000 in cashes at the World Series of Poker but has yet to capture a victory in a WSOPC Main Event yet. His best finish in a WSOPC Main Event to this point is 8th and he has a good chance to improve upon that here in Hammond with a strong finish on Monday.... READ MORE.
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:36 AM Local Time
The second day of the main even has now come to an end and there will be a recap of the day coming up shortly.
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:34 AM Local Time
Hamid Izadi opens to 85,000 from early position, Brek Schutten calls from the hijack and Peter Kelly calls in the big blind. The flop comes down , action checks to Schutten who bets 125,000 and only Izadi calls.
A falls on the turn, Izadi checks to Schutten, he bets 300,000 and Izadi says "I would call if it wasn't the last hand of the night," as he mucks face up, sending the last pot of the night to Schutten.
Brek Schutten - 4,020,000 (100 bbs)
Hamid Izadi - 1,135,000 (28 bbs)
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:10 AM Local Time
Scotty Mio opens to 90,000 from early position, Jose Montes moves all in from the small blind for 785,000 and Mio calls, players turn over their hands.
The board runs out and Montes fails to connect as Mio takes down the pot with his snowmen, sending Montes out in 18th place for a $15,701 payday.
Scotty Mio - 2,585,000
Jose Montes - Eliminated
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:01 AM Local Time
Table - Seat - Player
1 - 1 - Elik Vodovoz
1 - 2 - Hamid Izadi
1 - 3 - Joshua Reichard
1 - 4 - Mike Ma
1 - 5 - Brek Schutten
1 - 6 - John Lizzio
1 - 7 - Mike Monicatti
1 - 8 - Mark Owens
1 - 9 - Peter Kelly
2 - 1 - Adam Greenberg
2 - 2 - Robbie Beck
2 - 3 - Jose Montes
2 - 4 - Amelito Umbao
2 - 5 - Derek Hanauer
2 - 6 - Scotty Mio
2 - 7 - Mark Morris
2 - 8 - Keith Thurman
2 - 9 - Evan Scherer
Monday, March 4, 2019 12:01 AM Local Time
Action folds around to Jose Montes in the small blind, he moves all in and Bryan Skreens calls his 340,000 from the big blind, players turn over their hands with Skreens at risk.
The flop comes down , giving Skreens two pair but he is well behind as Montes flops broadway. Montes will need to dodge Skreens boat outs to secure the pot and the on the turn was not one. A lands on the river, giving the pot to Montes with his straight, sending Skreens out the door in 19th place.
Jose Montes - 1,035,000 (25 bbs)
Bryan Skreens - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:45 PM Local Time
Derek Hanauer opens with a raise to 90,000 and Sean Munjal calls in the small blind.
The flop is and Munjal checks. Hanauer makes it 95,000 and Munjal calls.
On the turn, Munjal checks once more. Hanauer makes it 150,000 this time. Munjal moves all in for right around 300,000. Hanauer calls putting Munjal at risk.
The river is the and with that Munjal hits the rail and Hanauer takes down the pot. For his run, Munjal will collect $13,076.
Derek Hanauer - 1,600,000 (53 bbs)
Sean Munjal - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:40 PM Local Time
Action folds to the hijack where Maurice Hawkins moves all in for just over 350,000. Next to act, Peter Kelly calls, putting Hawkins at risk. Everyone else folds and it's on to a showdown.
"Quack quack," Hawkins says.
The flop is leaving Hawkins immediately drawing thin.
"No quack quack," Hawkins says, getting up from his chair.
The turn is the which leaves Hawkins stone dead and the river is the just to rub a little salt in the wound. Kelly takes the pot and for his run Hawkins collects $13,076.
Peter Kelly - 2,525,000 (84 bbs)
Maurice Hawkins - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:29 PM Local Time
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:28 PM Local Time
Peter Kelly opens to 75,000 from under the gun, Mike Ma moves all in for 685,000 in early position and Niel Mittelman calls all in for his 645,000 in the small blind. Kelly folds and the two turn over their hands.
The board runs out and Mittelman fails to connect as Ma takes down the pot, eliminating Mittelman from the tournament in 22nd place for an $11,008 pay day.
Mike Ma - 1,465,000
Niel MIttelman - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:22 PM Local Time
Action folds to the blinds where Derek Hanauer moves all in with a covering stack on Samir Husaynue. Husaynue thinks for a bit then calls, putting himself at risk for about 200,000.
"Why did you take so long to call?!" Hanauer says to Husaynue in a joking tone.
The board runs out and Hanauer makes a pair of fives on the river to send Husaynue to the rail in 23rd place. For his run he'll take home $11,008.
Derek Hanauer - 1,300,000 (43 bbs)
Samir Husaynue - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:08 PM Local Time
Brek Schutten opens to 70,000 from late position, Keith Thurman three-bets to 200,000, Schutten calls and the dealer fans out on the flop.
Action checks to Thurman, he bets 125,000, Schutten calls and a comes on the turn. Schutten checks the turn to Thurman who fires in 350,000 and is quickly called by Schutten.
The hits the felt as the river card and both players check. Schutten turns over for a pair of snowmen and Thurman announces "Good hand," as he chucks his hand into the muck, sending the massive pot to Schutten.
Brek Schutten - 4,650,000 (155 bbs)
Keith Thurman - 940,000 (31 bbs)
Sunday, March 3, 2019 11:00 PM Local Time
Before the hand, Jose Montes triple dog dares Michael Hudson to move all in for a third time in a row.
"People back in the day used to do anything for that," Montes says.
Action folds to middle position where John Lizzio raises, making it 70,000. Michael Hudson takes a look at his cards, thinks for a second, then completes the dare and moves all in for roughly 660,000. Action folds back to Lizzio who thinks for a bit, then calls.
The board comes and Lizzio makes a full house to send the WSOPC Pottawatomi Main Event winner to the rail in 24th place. For his run, Hudson will take home $11,008 after another impressive finish.
John Lizzo - 1,910,000 (64 bbs)
Michael Hudson - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:47 PM Local Time
Kenny Felten was eliminated at the same time as Jason Herron on an alternate table and he recounted his elimination for us. According to Felten he moved all in with for about 175,000 and Jose Montes called with . The flop brought a jack for Montes and he held on to send Felten in the rail in 25th place.
For his run Felten will take home $9,370.
Jose Montes - 2,850,000 (95 bbs)
Kenny Felten - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:43 PM Local Time
Mark Owens opens with a raise and calls when Jason Herron moves all in.
The board runs out dry for Herron and Owens holds up with the best hand to send Herron to the rail.
Mark Owens - 1,100,000 (37 bbs)
Jason Herron - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:37 PM Local Time
Robert Noe moves all in for his last 250,000 and Hamid Izadi calls from the big blind, player turn over their hands with Noe at risk.
The board runs out and Izadi takes down the pot with three jacks, eliminating Noe from the tournament.
Hamid Izadi - 1,200,000 (40 bbs)
Robert Noe - Eliminated
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:24 PM Local Time
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:14 PM Local Time
Players are now on a 15-minute break.
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:14 PM Local Time
Jose Montes opens to 55,000 from under the gun, Robbie Beck three-bets to 170,000 from the cutoff and Montes moves all in. Beck snap-calls for his 699,000 stack and the two turn over their hands.
The flop comes down with an ace in the window as the dealer fans out . A falls on the turn and Montes is drawing to the last queen in the deck to take down the pot. The was not the card and Beck pulls in the pot, doubling through Montes.
Robbie Beck - 1,465,000 (61 bbs)
Jose Montes - 1,950,000 (81 bbs)
Sunday, March 3, 2019 10:13 PM Local Time
Table - Seat - Player - Chip Count
1 - 1 - Hamid Izadi - 815,000
1 - 2 - Evan Scherer - 365,000
1 - 3 - Niel Mittelman - 340,000
1 - 4 - Maurice Hawkins - 545,000
1 - 5 - Jason Herron - 290,000
1 - 6 - Mike Ma - 1,460,000
1 - 7 - Robert Noe - 380,000
1 - 8 - Elik Vodovoz - 3,000,000
1 - 9 - Mark Owens - 760,000
2 - 1 - John Lizzio - 920,000
2 - 2 - Michael Hudson - 795,000
2 - 3 - Robbie Beck - 640,000
2 - 4 - Scotty Mio - 1,420,000
2 - 5 - Mark Morris - 1,580,000
2 - 6 - Kenny Felten - 230,000
2 - 7 - Jose Montes - 2,685,000
2 - 8 - Bryan Skreens - 630,000
2 - 9 - Adam Greenberg - 520,000
3 - 1 - Keith Thurman - 1,800,000
3 - 2 - Peter Kelly - 1,890,000
3 - 3 - Amelito Umbao - 1,300,000
3 - 4 - Sean Munjal - 1,860,000
3 - 5 - Josh Reichard - 2,200,000
3 - 6 - Derek Hanauer - 1,120,000
3 - 7 - Samir Hasaynue - 220,000
3 - 8 - Michael Monicatti - 450,000
3 - 9 - Brek Schutten - 3,080,000