Event #17: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Jason DeWitt us 1,873,000
Jeff Williams us 1,323,000
Amit Makhija us 1,317,000
Paul Foltyn gb 1,246,000
Samuel Trickett 945,000
Antonio Esfandiari us 883,000
James Carroll us 637,000
Joshua Cooper 475,000
Jesse Chinni us 400,000
Joshua Macciello 385,000
Peter Gilmore 380,000
Perry Friedman us 361,000
Nico Behling 352,000
David Benefield us 326,000
Manny Minaya 300,000
Veronica Dunn 252,000
Anthony Gargano us 233,000 10,000
Dragan Galic hr 226,000

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Jason DeWitt us 1,873,000
Jeff Williams us 1,323,000
Amit Makhija us 1,317,000
Paul Foltyn gb 1,246,000
Samuel Trickett 945,000
Antonio Esfandiari us 883,000
James Carroll us 637,000
Joshua Cooper 475,000
Jesse Chinni us 400,000
Joshua Macciello 385,000
Peter Gilmore 380,000
Perry Friedman us 361,000
Nico Behling 352,000
David Benefield us 326,000
Manny Minaya 300,000
Veronica Dunn 252,000
Anthony Gargano us 233,000 10,000
Dragan Galic hr 226,000

That's A Wrap

[user67765]
Chip Leader - Jason DeWitt
Chip Leader - Jason DeWitt

That brings an end to a long Day 2 of the $5,000 No Limit Hold'em event from the 2010 World Series of Poker where our field of 205 players has been reduced to our final two tables.

There were plenty of highlights and we lost plenty of big names along the way including James Akenhead, Brian Lemke, Tony G, Jason Mercier, Chris Ferguson, Phil Ivey, Scotty Nguyen, Phil Hellmuth, Chino Rheem and Annette Obrestad who managed to sneak in for her first WSOP cash in the United States.

Ahead of us we have an exciting day tomorrow with a stellar lineup that is capable of producing a special final table. With the fearless aggression of Jason DeWitt, Amit Makhija and Jeff Williams, and the pure entertainment factor of Antonio Esfandiari and Perry Friedman in the mix, we're going to have a great day on the felt tomorrow.

Here's how they will lineup:

Table 331
Seat 1: Dragan Galic - 226,000
Seat 2: Perry Friedman - 361,000
Seat 3: Manelic Minaya - 300,000
Seat 4: Jason DeWitt - 1,873,000
Seat 5: Jesse Chinni - 400,000
Seat 6: Sam Trickett - 945,000
Seat 7: Nico Behling - 352,000
Seat 8: David Benefield - 326,000
Seat 9: Paul Foltyn - 1,246,000

Table 336
Seat 1: Amit Makhija - 1,317,000
Seat 2: Joshua Macciello - 385,000
Seat 3: James Carroll - 637,000
Seat 4: Veronica Dunn - 252,000
Seat 5: Anthony Gargano - 223,000
Seat 6: Antonio Esfandiari - 883,000
Seat 7: Jeff Williams - 1,323,000
Seat 8: Peter Gilmore - 380,000
Seat 9: Joshua Cooper - 475,000

Join us from 2:30pm tomorrow as we bring you all the live action exclusively on PokerNews.com!

Makhija Takes Late Pot

[user67765]

Amit Makhija opened with a raise to 30,000 from the hijack position and Antonio Esfandiari made the call in the big blind.

They saw a {K-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{5-Clubs} flop and Esfandiari checked over to Makhija who fired 57,000. Esfandiari made the call. The {10-Hearts} hit the turn and Esfandiari checked to Makhija who fired again for 90,000. Again Esfandiari made the call.

The river was the {3-Clubs} and again it was checked to Makhija who fired a third barrel worth 225,000. Esfandiari decided to give it up as Makhija win a nice pot without showdown. Makhija is up to 1.3 million with Esfandiari down to 882,000.

Tags: Amit MakhijaAntonio Esfandiari

Matthew Schwarmann Eliminated in 19th Place ($25,386)

[user67765]

Perry Friedman opened the action with a raise to 30,000 before Matthew Schwarmann moved all in for his last 61,000. The table folded around and Friedman made the call.

Schwarmann: {A-Diamonds}{K-Spades}
Friedman: {A-Clubs}{7-Clubs}

Schwarmann was in a dominant position to double up but the flop fell {9-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{2-Clubs} which was disastrous for Schwarmann as Friedman flopped the stone-cold nuts. The turn was the {6-Diamonds} and river the {4-Hearts} and Schwarmann departs in 19th place as Friedman moves up to 410,000.

Tags: Matthew SchwarmannPerry Friedman

Full House For Cooper

[user67765]

James Carroll raised to 30,000 from middle position with Joshua Cooper making the call in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {9-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and both players checked. The turn was the {6-Clubs} and Cooper led out for 40,000. Carroll made the call.

The river was the {10-Clubs} and Cooper fired 65,000 with Carroll again making the call. Cooper showed {6-Diamonds}{6-Spades} for a turned full house which was well and truly good. He's up to 600,000 with Carroll down to 740,000.

Tags: James CarrollJoshua Cooper