Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
It was always rather ambitious, attempting to play from 208 down to a final table in 12 and a half hours, and it has come as no surprise that we're still pretty far off our final eight.
We didn't make the money until after 10pm, and among the unfortunates who didn't make it that far were Jon Aguiar, Tom Dwan, Michael Mizrachi and Marcel Luske. An equally stellar smattering of pros did manage to cash, however - Phil Ivey, Dutch Boyd and Clayton Mozdzen were among those who went home with a small payday from this event.
When we return tomorrow our field will still number 23. Maxwell Troy is the man to beat as we head into the final day, his chip-leading stack weighing in at 430,000. However, the limits are getting very large indeed now and with the field still including David Levi, Kevin MacPhee, Brandon Cantu and Allen Bari still in the running, it is literally anyone's game.
See you back in the Amazon Room at 3pm.
Regis Burlot: /
Karina Jett: /
Blair Rodman: /
An interesting three-way hand developed on Table 319, if only because Blair Rodman was inches away from mucking a winning hand.
On seventh, Burlot called a bet from Jett before announcing a low and flipping his face down cards. Jett had trips for the high.
Rodman, meanwhile, who'd moved all in on an earlier street and was standing over the table, collated all his cards together and lifted them into the air as if to suggest a muck, before reexamining them and resting them face-up onto the table. As the dealer ran his finger down each rag card, it emerged that Rodman had indeed pipped Burlot for the low.
Burlot threw his hands up into the air and walked away from the table whilst bellowing a French word that translates as female dog. "I'm sorry, I didn't see it," apologized Rodman.
"You're lucky you were all in," added the tournament director. "Because you were all in, you had to show, otherwise I would have killed your hand. Once you lift all the cards into the air, your hand is dead."
Burlot - 100,000
Jett - 190,000
Rodman - 65,000
Dennis Seagle: /
Robert Campbell: /
Dennis Seagle is still short with 30,000, whilst Campbell remains around the 110,000 mark.
Jason Estock: / /
Brandon Cantu: / /
"Oh Jesus," cried Brandon Cantu in horror when Jason Estock got the last of his chips in on fifth street and revealed trip jacks. With no low draw, Cantu ordered his last down card to be a queen or a seven, but it wasn't and Estock doubled up to 90,000. Cantu was left with a similar amount.
"I had no business being in that pot," declared Cantu and got up from the table.
Bonnie Leinhos is threatening to mount a comeback to emulate Rocky 6. Having been down to a bowl of rice just several hands ago, she's now back up to 80,000 and in no mood to slow down.
With showing to Christopher George's , Leinhos led out before warning, "I'm not a checking girl. It's all going in." "Oh I know it is," replied George with a smile.
"Surprisingly, I bricked," confessed George before making a reluctant fold.
A Kodak moment for Michael Foti, as his flush and seven low were good to scoop a pot out of the hands of Robert Campbell. Campbell, reduced to 103,000 glared at him accusingly as he stacked up his new 162,000 stack.
Topias Wahlbeck was all in again, up against both Karina Jett and chip daddy David Levi - but once again he survived, taking the high with a pair of queens while Jett took the low.
"All in number..." said tablemate Allyn Marshall; please insert the number of your choosing.
Wahlbeck continues to hover on 55,000.