Event #24: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Joseph Grenon 857,000
Denis Murphy 781,000 30,000
Greg Pohler us 698,000
James Jeffrey 656,000
Jaymes Rosenthal 472,000
David Tolbert 423,000
Grantland Hillman 414,000
Kiet Tran Tuan 407,700
Gordon Johnson 402,000
Edgar de la Torre 399,000
Jeffrey Tebben us 381,000 51,000
Yordan Mitrentsov bg 373,000
Holger Kanisch 364,000
Eugene Castro us 308,000
Michael Gross us 265,000
Gary Hurst 232,000
JD McNamara 230,000
Conrad Monica 224,000
Jonas Mackoff ca 219,000
Andras Kovacs hu 213,000
Anthony Damore 193,000 20,000
Alexis Belanger Lebel 191,000
Jean Santoni 168,000
Laura Cantero 164,000
Frederic Bussot 140,000

Day Two Is Done

Jaymes Rosenthal
Jaymes Rosenthal

After 13 hours of fast-paced no limit hold'em, our field of 507 players has been reduced to just 30 by the end of the day's play. The incredible attrition rate and the long hours combined to give us plenty of entertaining poker action throughout the day.

Along the way we burst the bubble and lost several notable players including Tom Dwan, George Lind, Liv Boeree, Matt Brady, Matt Stout, Arnaud Mattern, Veronica Dabul, Eric Froehlich, Tony Dunst and Dave Sands.

At the other end of the spectrum Jaymes Rosenthal was untouchable for large periods before falling back into the pack during the last few levels, while Joseph Grenon surged late in the day to claim the lead as the day drew to a close. Grenon is followed by Denis Murphy and Greg Pohler.

Join us again tomorrow at 3 p.m. as we are likely to play all the way down until a brand new WSOP champion is crowned. See you then!

Holt Gives Up, Hillman Benefits

Karga Holt was left with 90,000 after his pocket fives were run down by Grant Hillman's {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}. He really didn't want to come back tomorrow to under 10 big blinds, so he moved all in blind the next hand. Hillman called him again, this time with {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}. Holt turned over {5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}, and he was in rough shape. But the {q-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{2-Clubs} paired his deuce and gave him a shot at doubling. The {6-Spades} on the turn kept Holt in the lead, but it wasn't to be. The river brought the {7-Clubs}, giving Hillman the nut flush to knock out Holt. At least he can sleep in tomorrow. After getting all of Holt's chips in two bites, Hillman will be returning with 370,000.

Tags: Grant HillmanKarga Holt

King Busted with Kings Full

Doug King was all in for 73,000 with {k-Clubs}{10-Hearts} against the {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} of Karga Holt. The {a-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{9-Hearts} flop gave both players a pair and King a flush draw. The {a-Spades} on the turn took away a few of King's outs, like the {k-Spades} that came on the river. King's kings full of aces was no good in the face of Holt's aces full of kings, and King was eliminated just shy of making Day 2. Holt chipped up to 265,000.

Tags: Doug KingKarga Holt

Johnson Hits


Gordon Johnson raised to 30,000 from the button and Jonas Mackoff made the call in the big blind.

They checked the {7-Spades}{8-Spades}{2-Clubs} flop before Mackoff led for 50,000 on the {6-Spades} turn. Johnson made the call and the {9-Diamonds} hit the river. Mackoff checked and Johnson moved all in for 103,000 with Mackoff making the call.

Johnson showed {A-Spades}{5-Diamonds} for a straight which was good to take it down. He doubled to 355,000 with Mackoff down to 225,000.

Tags: Gordon JohnsonJonas Mackoff

Kelso Kounterfeits Ficak

Bob Ficak lost a flip and was left with just 19,000. He risked his last chips on the next hand with {j-Spades}{9-Spades} and ran into the {k-Hearts}{k-Spades} of Blake Kelso. The {j-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} flop was just what Ficak needed. The {10-Diamonds} on the turn was fine too, but the {10-Hearts} on the river counterfeited Ficak's two pair. He didn't notice though, and yelled in excitement, thinking he'd doubled up. When someone pointed out that Kelso actually won the hand with kings up, a crestfallen Ficak composed himself and made his exit. With a timely higher two pair, Kelso moved up to 315,000.

Tags: Bob FicakBlake Kelso

Gross Flop For Norris


Josh Norris has been sent to the rail in rather unfortunate fashion after getting his last chips in with the best hand. In fact, Norris' {9-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} were looking good for the double up against Mike Gross' {8-Clubs}{8-Hearts} preflop, however the board fell {8-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{K-Clubs} to spike a set for Gross and disaster for Norris.

He's eliminated as Gross is up to 235,000.

Tags: Josh NorrisMike Gross