Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em / Six Handed
Days:
123

Binger Over Bertrand

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier opened with a cutoff raise, and big blind Michael Binger called to see a flop.

It came {10-Spades} {8-Clubs} {3-Hearts}, and Binger knocked the table. When ElkY bet, Binger raised, and they both got two small bets in there heading to the {3-Diamonds} turn. Binger bet there, and again on the {4-Diamonds} river, and ElkY called big bets on both streets.

Binger turned up {8-Hearts} {9-Hearts} at showdown, and his second pair was the best. ElkY mucked, dropping his stack down to 7,800 while Binger moves up close to 30,000.

Tags: Bertrand GrospellierMichael Binger

Baker Picks Up Early Pot

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In a battle of blinds we found David Baker checking a {3-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} board with around 4,800 in the pot.

Alex Melnikow fired out 1,600 and Baker check-raised to 3,200. Melnikow hesitantly made the call as the {6-Clubs} peeled on the river and Baker continued with a 1,600-chip bet.

Melnikow released his hand and Baker took down the pot to climb over the 55,000-chip mark.

Tags: David BakerAlex Melnikow

Gallagher Gone

Patti Gallagher raised first-in from the button, and big blind Todd Witteles eyed up her short stack as he made the call.

The flop came {10-Diamonds} {Q-Clubs} {3-Hearts}, and Witteles check-raised Gallagher to put her all in for 1,700 total. She showed {J-Spades} {8-Spades}, and Witteles had a hammer lock on the hand with {Q-Hearts} {8-Diamonds}. The turn {3-Clubs} was a blank, and the {J-Diamonds} on fifth street wasn't enough to save Gallagher from elimination.

She's out, and Witteles bumps his stack up to about 20,000.

Tags: Todd WittelesPatti Gallagher

Sebok Cracks Set and Straight to Triple

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Carl Beard opened with a raise to 1,600 only to have Robert Zoellner three-bet from the small blind.

Joe Sebok committed his last 3,100 and Beard then found himself all in for 4,000. Zoellner made the call and the cards were tabled.

Sebok: {8-Hearts}{3-Hearts}
Beard: {Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}
Zoellner: {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds}

The flop of {8-Clubs}{4-Spades}{9-Hearts} kept Zoellner in the lead but gave both players some outs.

It was the turn that created the most drama as it fell the {J-Hearts} to give Sebok a flush draw to stay alive, Zoellner a set of jacks, but Beard a straight.

Fortunately for Sebok he magically found the {K-Hearts} on the river to see him double through to 9,300 as Beard slipped to just 1,800 in chips.

Tags: Joe SebokRobert ZoellnerCarl Beard

Le Snatches One From Conigliaro

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Anh Le opened with a raise from the cutoff to 1,600 and Steve Conigliaro defended his big blind as a {5-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} flop was spread.

Conigliaro checked and Le fired out 800 only to be check-raised to 1,600. She made the call before also calling a 1,600-chip bet when the turn delivered a {4-Clubs}.

Conigliaro checked the {J-Diamonds} on the river and Le fired out an uncalled bet of 1,600 to take her to 16,400 in chips.

Tags: Steve ConigliaroAnh Le

It's Go Time

The button is in Seat 6 and the cards are in the air for Day 2!

Welcome Back For Day Two Action!

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One of these and $234,065 would go down nice!
One of these and $234,065 would go down nice!

Welcome back to the Rio on this rainy (huh) Las Vegas afternoon for day two of Event #23: $2,500 Limit Hold'em Six Handed!

The 384-player field has been whittled down to just 108 players as we look to battle down until just six remain for a final table.

Alexander Queen is one leading the charge into today with an amassed 74,400 in chips, but snapping at his heels are Richard Li (74,200), David Webb (62,400) and Keith Ferrera (61,700).

Many notables still sit amongst the field with Justin Bonomo (56,900), George Lind (49,600), Phil Gordon (44,900), JC Tran (41,700), Chuck Danielsson (40,500), Erick Lindgren (35,200), Andy Bloch (26,900) and Bertrand Grospellier (26,000) being just a few still in contention in Event #23.

With a first prize of $234,065, a coveted gold bracelet and title of Champion on the line, play is going to be an intense affair with PokerNews providing continuous live updates from 3:00pm PST!

Day 2 Draw

Table 308
Seat 1: Erick Lindgren (35200)
Seat 2: Shawn Buchanan (44800)
Seat 3: Rudolf Zintel (25000)
Seat 4: Gabriel Nassif (4900)
Seat 5: Scott Lake (13100)
Seat 6: Daniel Makowsky (12800)

Table 309
Seat 1: Steve Chanthabouasy (17300)
Seat 2: Mark Newhouse (13200)
Seat 3: Charles Danielsson (40500)
Seat 4: George Lind (49600)
Seat 5: William Kakon (20100)
Seat 6: Noah Boeken (16800)

Table 310
Seat 1: Evan Shapiro (35500)
Seat 2: Brian Horton (28100)
Seat 3: Andrew Prock (3200)
Seat 4: Soheil Shamseddin (40000)
Seat 5: Michael Leah (9800)
Seat 6: David Webb (62400)

Table 311
Seat 1: Robert Zoellner (21200)
Seat 2: Joe Sebok (4300)
Seat 3: Alan Sternberg (34300)
Seat 4: Dana Kellstrom (35800)
Seat 5: Carl Beard (5500)
Seat 6: Andre Akkari (26900)

Table 312
Seat 1: Michael Senter (11600)
Seat 2: Richard Li (74200)
Seat 3: Andrew Feldman (18500)
Seat 4: Rafe Furst (21400)
Seat 5: Yegor Tsurikov (20200)
Seat 6: David Warga (10800)

Table 313
Seat 1: Andy Bloch (26900)
Seat 2: Craig Fishman (16100)
Seat 3: Erik Cajelais (22900)
Seat 4: Julian Parmann (30800)
Seat 5: Justin Bonomo (56900)
Seat 6: Jerid Zewin (22100)

Table 314
Seat 1: Michael Binger (15100)
Seat 2: Hui Liu (26200)
Seat 3: Jeffrey Mervis (6800)
Seat 4: Bertrand Grospellier (26000)
Seat 5: Bradley Libson (19600)
Seat 6: John Kincaid (16900)

Table 315
Seat 1: Stefan Huber (13100)
Seat 2: Patti Gallagher (7700)
Seat 3: Gary Bogdanski (18100)
Seat 4: Todd Witteles (16100)
Seat 5: Brian Meinders (52400)
Seat 6: Justin Young (23000)

Table 317
Seat 1: Raul Paez (6700)
Seat 2: Robert Laplante (17900)
Seat 3: Jeremiah Vinsant (15400)
Seat 4: Christopher Tryba (36400)
Seat 5: Martin Kabrhel (32200)
Seat 6: Eric Blair (10300)

Table 318
Seat 1: Alexander Borteh (19500)
Seat 2: Annie Duke (19700)
Seat 3: Matt Glantz (23200)
Seat 4: Matthew Hawrilenko (34000)
Seat 5: Tad Jurgens (26400)
Seat 6: Albert Minnullin (49100)

Table 319
Seat 1: Andrew Rennhack (34000)
Seat 2: Alexander Queen (74400)
Seat 3: Mclean Karr (30800)
Seat 4: Brandon Wong (6900)
Seat 5: Brian Goddard (11400)
Seat 6: [Removed:113] (46600)

Table 320
Seat 1: Andrey Danilyuk (28500)
Seat 2: Steve Conigliaro (29200)
Seat 3: Roland Isra (1)
Seat 4: Michael Casella (18300)
Seat 5: Anh Le (11200)
Seat 6: David Daneshgar (13200)

Table 321
Seat 1: Javed Abrahams (40800)
Seat 2: Nicholas Muraca (8800)
Seat 3: Jason Sanders (17900)
Seat 4: Dave Baker (51100)
Seat 5: Alex Melnikow (37400)
Seat 6: Christopher Hartman (25300)

Table 322
Seat 1: John Spadavecchia (16100)
Seat 2: Russ Boyd (24700)
Seat 3: Al Barbieri (36000)
Seat 4: Vitaly Lunkin (31200)
Seat 5: Vincent Vanderfluit (40400)
Seat 6: Domenico Denotaristefani (46000)

Table 323
Seat 1: Casey McCarrel (47800)
Seat 2: John Myung (20100)
Seat 3: Jeff Norman (11600)
Seat 4: Dominik Kulicki (15900)
Seat 5: Clavet Mathieu (30100)
Seat 6: J.C. Tran (41700)

Table 324
Seat 1: Matthew Vengrin (25400)
Seat 2: JJ Liu (45600)
Seat 3: Christopher Neville (27400)
Seat 4: Keith Ferrera (61700)
Seat 5: Zvi Groysman (18600)
Seat 6: Christopher Vitch (20300)

Table 328
Seat 1: Tam Hang (46000)
Seat 2: David Plastik (32500)
Seat 3: Duane Graff (10000)
Seat 4: Johanssy Joseph (9800)
Seat 5: Jamil Harb (26700)
Seat 6: Gregory De (38000)

Table 329
Seat 1: Eduardo Miranda (32300)
Seat 2: David Pederson (10400)
Seat 3: Jim Rumptz (26200)
Seat 4: Terri Evanowski (12600)
Seat 5: Russ Salzer (36900)
Seat 6: Philip Gordon (44900)