Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:15 PM Local Time
Level 29 started
Sunday, November 14, 2021 5:14 PM Local Time
Yanovski Fades The World To Double
Leonid Yanovski raised to 300,000 preflop in the small blind and Rafael Mota defended the big blind.
The flop of was met with a bet of 250,000 from Yanovski, a raise to 1,500,000 from Mota and a snap call from Yanovski for his whole stack.
While Yanovski had the best hand on the flop, he was not a favorite versus Mota's flush and wrap draw and needed to dodge quite a few outs. The turn added a few more outs to Mota and the river left Yanovski's queens and fives as the best hand.
|Rafael Mota||7,400,000||-1,290,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||2,700,000||450,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 4:52 PM Local Time
|Rafael Mota||7,600,000||-25,000 |
|Nick Yunis||5,950,000||610,000 |
|Motoyoshi Okamura||5,350,000||-610,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||2,250,000||450,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 3:09 AM Local Time
Rafael Mota Bags Chip Lead at End of Day 2
A total of 126 players returned for battle on Day 2 of Event #72: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha returned to the Amazon room at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino, and after ten levels of play only eight hopefuls remain.
Leading the way heading towards the gold bracelet is Rafael Mota with 7,515,000, almost double the next closest Motoyoshi Okamura with 3,835,000. Nick Yunis is right on Okamura's tail with 3,190,000.
The day was action-packed right from the get-go as 126 remaining players turned into just 50 players in the first couple of hours of play. Mota had gotten chips early as he made it to the final three tables with a total of 2,700,000 and managed to keep climbing, reaching the final two tables with 4,560,000.
World Series of Poker bracelet winner Mike Takayama is also still in contention, looking to claim his second bracelet with a total of 1,900,000 in chips. Takayama won his bracelet in 2018, taking down the 2,065 player field in Event #59: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em Super Turbo Bounty. With this victory, he claimed the grand prize of $198,568.
Event #72 Final Table Seat and Chip Counts
|Table 414||1||Nick Yunis||3,190,000|
|Table 414||2||Leonid Yanovski||2,070,000|
|Table 414||3||Marc Lange||535,000|
|Table 414||4||Rafael Mota||7,515,000|
|Table 414||5||Tim Grau||360,000|
|Table 414||6||Jordan Spurlin||1,740,000|
|Table 414||7||Mike Takayama||1,900,000|
|Table 414||8||Motoyoshi Okamura||3,835,000|
Not all champions were lucky enough to survive through Day 2, though, including Andrew Donabedian finishing in 24th place, four-time bracelet winner Josh Arieh in 40th place, Manig Loeser in 45th Place, and Joao Vieira in 50th.
Day 3 will resume at 2:00 p.m. with the eight remaining players having $20,737 locked up and playing for the grand prize of $209,716. Play will continue until there is a new champion is crowned. Blinds will resume at 30,000/60,000 with a 60,000 big blind ante.
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Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:12 AM Local Time
End of Night Chip Counts
|Rafael Mota||7,515,000||1,150,000 |
|Motoyoshi Okamura||3,835,000||325,000 |
|Nick Yunis||3,190,000||-1,560,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||2,070,000||-10,000 |
|Mike Takayama||1,900,000||750,000 |
|Jordan Spurlin||1,740,000||-125,000 |
|Marc Lange||535,000||35,000 |
|Tim Grau||360,000||-225,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 2:02 AM Local Time
Yunis Sets the Trap on the River
Nick Yunis raised in the hijack to 150,000 and Marc Lange called on the button.
The dealer fanned a flop of and Yunis continued for 250,000, which got called.
The hit the turn and Yunis didn't slow down, betting 650,000. Lange paused for a brief moment before making the call.
When the hit the river, Yunis checked to Lange who announced all in. Yunis snap-called and tabled for the nut full house and Lange showed as he paid off the 1,260,000.
|Nick Yunis||4,750,000||2,500,000 |
|Marc Lange||500,000||-2,730,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:58 AM Local Time
Nohad Teliani Eliminated In 9th Place ($16,128)
Pot Limit Omaha
Nohad Teliani raised to 175,000 preflop in early position and Nick Yunis three-bet to 350,000 in the cutoff, which was followed by an all-in from Leonid Yanovski for 795,000. Teliani went all-in for 360,000 total, and Yunis reluctantly called.
The board ran out and Yanovski's set on the turn was good enough for the pot as he scooped the main and the side, eliminating Teliani in ninth place.
|Nick Yunis||2,250,000||-570,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||2,080,000||1,190,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||0||-360,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:47 AM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Teliani
Jordan Spurlin raised to 100,000 in middle position and Nohad Teliani jammed on the button for about 1,200,000. The blinds quickly folded and Spurlin snap-called.
Teliani couldn't find a six as the board ran out .
|Jordan Spurlin||1,865,000||865,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||360,000||-865,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:36 AM Local Time
Unofficial Final Table Redraw
|Table 498||1||Nohad Teliani||1,225,000|
|Table 498||2||Nick Yunis||2,820,000|
|Table 498||3||Leonid Yanovski||890,000|
|Table 498||4||Marc Lange||3,230,000|
|Table 498||5||Rafael Mota||6,365,000|
|Table 498||6||Tim Grau||585,000|
|Table 498||7||Jordan Spurlin||1,000,000|
|Table 498||8||Mike Takayama||1,150,000|
|Table 498||9||Motoyoshi Okamura||3,510,000|
|Rafael Mota||6,365,000||395,000 |
|Motoyoshi Okamura||3,510,000||35,000 |
|Marc Lange||3,230,000||330,000 |
|Nick Yunis||2,820,000||70,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||1,225,000||25,000 |
|Mike Takayama||1,150,000||390,000 |
|Jordan Spurlin||1,000,000||-250,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||890,000||-1,030,000 |
|Tim Grau||585,000||-620,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:31 AM Local Time
Jerry Wong Eliminated In 10th Place ($12,748)
Pot Limit Omaha
Motoyoshi Okamura raised to 175,000 from early position and Jerry Wong defended the big blind.
The flop came down and Wong led out 225,000 and Okamura raised all-in for the rest of Wong's chips, which was matched and the cards were tabled.
The turn and river came out , providing no improvement to Wong's eights and twos and he saw his elimination in 10th place.
The remaining players have redrawn for the final table.
|Motoyoshi Okamura||3,510,000||670,000 |
|Jerry Wong||0||-585,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:18 AM Local Time
Lange Raises The River
Nick Yunis called in the small blind and in the big blind, Marc Lange checked his option.
The flop came down and the action checked through to the that Yunis checked and Lange led out for 75,000, which Yunis called.
The river came out the and Yunis led out 175,000 which sent Lange into the tank. After about 40-seconds of thinking, Lange raised to 650,000 which in turn sent Yunis into the tank. "Not a very believable story," said Yunis as he pondered a call. After about a minute he tossed in a chip for a call and Lange tables for broadway and Yunis mucked his hand.
|Marc Lange||2,900,000||805,000 |
|Nick Yunis||2,750,000||-355,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:09 AM Local Time
Elia Ahmadian Eliminated in 11th Place ($12,748)
Rafael Mota raised the button to 150,000 and Elia Ahmadian jammed for a little over 300,000. Mota quickly called and both hands were tabled.
The board ran out for Mota to eliminate Ahmadian with quad kings.
|Rafael Mota||5,970,000||670,000 |
|Elia Ahmadian||0||-400,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 1:00 AM Local Time
Lange Doubles Through Takayama
Marc Lange open-shoved for 1,010,000 on the button, and in the big blind, Mike Takayama called.
Lange was drawing to three outs but hit one of them on the flop to pull ahead of Takayama. The turn and river brought to bring no improvement to Takayama, and Lange doubled through him fully.
|Marc Lange||2,095,000||695,000 |
|Mike Takayama||760,000||-1,140,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:58 AM Local Time
Level 25 started
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:55 AM Local Time
Teliani Keeps Stackin'
Mike Takayama raised on the button to 110,000 and Nohad Teliani three-bet to 250,000 in the small blind. Nick Yunis folded in the big blind, and Takayama made the call.
The dealer spread a flop of , and Teliani continued for 150,000, which Takayama called.
The hit the turn, and Teliani piled for 520,000, which was enough to earn the pot.
|Nick Yunis||3,105,000||180,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||1,920,000||30,000 |
|Mike Takayama||1,900,000||-750,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||1,200,000||560,000 |
|Jerry Wong||585,000||-280,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:48 AM Local Time
Spurlin Doubles Through Mota
Jordan Spurlin raised under-the-gun to 140,000, and action folded to Rafael Mota in the big blind who called.
The flop came down and Mota checked to Spurlin, who bet pot 355,000. Mota raised to put Spurlin all-in for the little he had behind Spurlin called, and the hands were tabled.
Spurlin had a pair with a flush draw versus Mota's wrap for a straight. The board ran out , and Spurlin further improved to two pair, while Mota missed his straight draw, which gave Spurlin the full double through Mota.
|Rafael Mota||5,300,000||-675,000 |
|Jordan Spurlin||1,250,000||250,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:42 AM Local Time
Jack Good for Yanovski
Leonid Yanovski limped in the small blind and Mike Takayama raised to 120,000. Yanovski called.
The flop got checked by both players and the hit the turn. Yanovski led out for 50,000 and Takayama raised to 200,000. Yanovski made the call.
The landed on the river and both players quickly checked. Yanovski tabled for jacks and eights and Takayama mucked his hand.
|Mike Takayama||2,650,000||-130,000 |
|Leonid Yanovski||1,890,000||740,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:30 AM Local Time
Dmitry Shunikov Eliminated in 12th Place ($10,243)
Rafael Mota raised under the gun to 90,000 and Dmitry Shunikov ripped his 380,000 into the middle next to act. The action folded back around to Mota who shrugged his shoulders and put in the chips to call.
Shunikov had Mota dominated with a bigger pocket pair and the flop changed nothing as it came . The hit the turn for Mota to make a set and the on the river completed the board, sending Shunikov to the payout desk in 12th place.
|Rafael Mota||5,975,000||375,000 |
|Dmitry Shunikov||0||-305,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:14 AM Local Time
Five on the River Saves Teliani's Tournament
Nick Yunis opened under the gun to 90,000, and the action folded around to Nohad Teliani as she ripped her 290,000 stack in the middle, and Yunis instantly called.
It was a race, and the flop of was safe for Teliani. The hit the turn, though, leaving Teliani with just two outs, and the on the river was exactly what she was looking for as she doubled through Yunis with a set of fives.
|Nick Yunis||3,100,000||-210,000 |
|Nohad Teliani||640,000||290,000 |
Sunday, November 14, 2021 12:06 AM Local Time
Mark Johnson Eliminated in 13th Place ($10,243)
On a flop of , Mark Johnson check-raised Motoyoshi Okamura's bet of 175,000 all in for 480,000 and Okamura snap-called.
Both players had flopped a flush draw but Okamura was in the lead with a pair of queens and the king-flush draw. The on the turn gave Okamura the nut-flush and the on the river meant Johnson was eliminated in 13th place for $10,243.
|Motoyoshi Okamura||2,840,000||590,000 |
|Mark Johnson||0||-650,000 |