Event #26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed

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Steve Cowley - Leading the Way
Steve Cowley - Leading the Way

156 players took to the felt today for Event 26: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed. After 10 levels of play there were 15 players remaining. The bubble burst midway through the day and 126 players got paid.

Among the players making the money were Annette Obrestad, Leo Margets, Christina Lindley, Florian Langmann, Maria Mayrink, Matt Graham, Sorel Mizzi, David Benefield, and the last bust out of the day, Daniel Negreanu.

15 players will return tomorrow at 3 p.m. local time to play down to a winner. The man sitting at the top currently is Steve Cowley with 1,279,000 in chips. Just behind him is Alexander Ivarsson with 1,050,000. Those are the only two players that will begin the third day with over one million in chips. Justin "Boosted J" Smith is still in the running for the coveted gold bracelet as is Erik Cajelais.

Who will take it down along with the $630,031 first place prize? Be sure to stay locked here to find out.

End of the Day Chip Counts

Steve Cowley 1,279,000 29,000
Martins Adeniya gb 823,000 93,000
Jeffrey Papola us 797,000 397,000
William Haydon us 776,000 16,000
Joe Baldwin 707,000 -268,000
Taurean Davis 692,000 -118,000
Justin Smith us 641,000 -89,000
Jarred Solomon za 542,000 -163,000
Javier Etayo es 505,000 250,000
Erik Cajelais ca 345,000 115,000
Andrey Danilyuk ru 335,000 70,000
Tyler Witteman 326,000 -254,000
Patrick Ricci 289,000 -81,000
Eddy Scharf 211,000 -149,000
Alexander Ivarsson se 105,000 -945,000

Paul Varano Eliminated in 17th Place ($23,537)

Steve Cowley moved all in from the button for around 115,000. Paul Varano tank-called from the big blind for his tournament life.

Cowley showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} and Varano tabled {q-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}.

The board came down {4-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} board and Cowley trip tens sent Varano home in 17th place. Cowley has now become the first player to surpass one million in chips.

Tags: Paul VaranoSteve Cowley

Ostensson Ousted

Jimmy Ostensson was crippled in a hand when he called Patrick Ricci's all in with {6-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and was well behind Ricci's {A-Spades}{q-Spades}.

The board was no help to Ostensson when it ran out {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{2-Spades}{k-Hearts}.

On the next hand, Ostensson made his exit.

Tags: Jimmy OstenssonPatrick Ricci

Ivarsson Makes His Exit

Alexander Ivarsson raised from the button only to be met with an all in shove from Farhan Madhani in the small blind. Ivarsson made the call and tabled {a-Diamonds}{9-Spades} and was behind Madhani's {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}.

The board came down {2-Spades}{4-Clubs}{a-Clubs}{6-Hearts}{9-Spades}.

"Yeah, f***in right," exclaimed Madhani and Ivarsson was eliminated.

Tags: Alexander IvarssonFarhan Madhani