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A host of bracelet events ran the course at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas on Day 5 of the first-ever fall edition of the World Series of Poker (WSOP).
The first massive event of the series, Event #4: $500 The Reunion NLHE, completed Day 2 on Monday. A total of 683 runners from a 12,795-strong starting field had entered the day, and the rapid pace of eliminations left only five players standing. The all-American lineup for the final day`s play features Long Ma (260,100,000), Giuliano Lentine (133,900,000), Alex Vazquez (114,600,000), Max Tavepholjalern (114,300,000) & Michael Eddy (27,600,000).
Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed ran Day 2 with 88 survivors from the 307-strong field coming back. After almost 12 hours of gameplay, only 11 players were left in contention to win the bracelet and the $97,915 up-top. Ray Henson (13,65,000), Ian O’ Hara (1,310,000), and Christopher Lindner (1,260,000) bagged the top stacks.
Two events kicked off on Monday. Event #8: $600 NLHE Deepstack logged in a 4,527-entry field, collecting a $2,309,280 prize pool. Only 216 of them made the cut for Day 2. Krisd Gabrialian (3,230,000), Shahriar Assareh (2,300,000), and Brandon Hattar (1,875,000) round out the top three stacks of the day.
Event #9: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better recorded 128 players, and 72 of them made it to Day 2. Michael Noori (345,000) from California bagged the day-end chip lead, with Jerry Wong (279,000) and Chad Eveslage (278,000) hot on his trail.
Event: 4: $500 The Reunion NLHE
In Event #4: $500 The Reunion NLHE, 683 survivors convened to play Day 2 on Monday. After 17 long hours of play, only five players were left standing.
Long Ma (260,100,000) bagged the end-of-day chip lead and holds more chips than the following two players combined. Ma ran steady and strong through the day until the final table when he scooped three large pots to take over a commanding chip lead.
Giuliano Lentine (133,900,000), Alex Vazquez (114,600,000), Max Tavepholjalern (114,300,000) & Michael Eddy (27,600,000) are the other players in contention.
The $5 Million GTD tournament outdid expectations with a starting field of 12,975 runners generating a $5,449,500 prize pool.
Ryan Laplante (19th for $18,117), Robert Brobyn (28th for $14,861), John Gorsuch (33rd for $14,861), Dave Alfa (46th for $10,196), Ronnie Bardah (75th for $6,081), Barry Greenstein (201st for $3,350) and Ryan Leng (248th for $2,940) were notables who cashed on Day 2.
The final table was formed following the elimination of Joakim Beaupre (11th for $42,624).
Final Table Chip Counts
Final Table Recap
Almost immediately, Faisal Siddiqui fell out in 10th place to earn $42,624.
It took another two hours for the day to wrap up, with Adrian Buckley (9th for $53,625), Derrick Stoebe (8th for $67,886), Jugal Daterao (7th for $86,462), and Anthony Cass (6th for $110,794) earning final table payouts.
Day 3 starts at 4 PM (local time) on Tuesday.
Final Day Chip Counts
Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed
Day 2 of Event #7: $1,500 Dealers Choice 6-Handed had 88 survivors from a starting field of 307 players taking their seats. By the time the last hand of the day was dealt, only 11 could find bags for the final day.
Ray Henson (13,65,000) had entered Day 2 in the second chip lead but improved his position to headline the 11 finalists. Ian O’ Hara (1,310,000) and Christopher Lindner (1,260,000) complete the trio of the top stacks. The start-of-day chip leader Nathan Gamble (480,000) has kept his bracelet hopes alive.
Gina Hecht (12th for $5,612) was the last player to fall on Day 2.
Poker brat Phil Hellmuth (18th for $4,429), Eli Elezra (20th for $3,593), Norman Chad (21st for $3,593), and Chad Eveslage (41st for $2,625) made ITM finishes.
While all 11 finalists have locked in $5,612, they return tomorrow for a shot at the $97,915 up-top and the coveted bracelet.
Day 3 begins at 3 PM (local time) on Tuesday.
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 2
Event #8: $600 NLHE Deepstack
Event #8: $600 NLHE Deepstack clocked in 4,527 entries on its opening day, generating a $2,309,280 prize pool. Only 216 players bagged up for Day 2. Krisd Gabrialian (3,230,000) topped the day-end chip counts, with Shahriar Assareh (2,300,000) and Brandon Hattar (1,875,000) in tow.
Some other big names that made the cut for Day 2 include Joey Weissman (1,375,000), Craig Varnell (1,245,000), Eric Baldwin (965,000), Asi Moshe (925,000), Anton Wigg (535,000), and Tony Miles (40,000).
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1
Event #9: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better
A total of 128 players signed up in Event #9: $10K Omaha Hi-Lo 8 Or Better, and one of them was California-based Michael Noori (345,000), who topped the 72 runners who made the cut for Day 2. Noori, who is chasing his first bracelet, is followed by Jerry Wong (279,000) and Chad Eveslage (278,000).
Among the poker celebrities who made it to Day 2 include David Benyamine (198,000), Mike Matusow (132,000), Ambassador Daniel Negreanu (86,000), Shaun Deeb (81,000), Phil Hellmuth (71,000), Benny Glaser (65,000), Erik Seidel (54,000) and defending champion Frankie O’ Dell (50,000).
Top 10 Chip Counts at the End of Day 1
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