Event #3: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Drew Crawford 800,000
Bart Davis 775,000
Dash Dudley us 745,000
Nicholas Mitchell 681,000
Robert Scott 644,000 -1,000
Dana Kellstrom us 507,000
Terry Fleischer us 489,000
Eric Baldwin us 479,000
Cory Brown 476,000
Aadam Daya ca 476,000
Samuel Paolini 447,000
Jae Hwang 406,000 186,000
Michael Michnik us 388,000
Irving Rice 385,000
Champie Douglas us 344,000
Dmitry Gromov ru 341,000
Gabe Costner 326,000
Jerod Florez 325,000
Alex Baher 308,000
Thomas McCann 285,000
Tai Tan Nguyen 264,000
Matthew Wilkins ca 251,000
Sanjay Pandya 236,000 227,000
Rich Rice 215,000
Horst Eilers 215,000

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Some End of the Day Counts:


Here are most of our end of the day chippies:

Drew Crawford 800,000 200,000
Bart Davis 775,000 265,000
Robert Scott 645,000 170,000
Dana Kellstrom us 507,000 -53,000
Eric Baldwin us 479,000 -6,000
Aadam Daya ca 476,000 433,800
Michael Michnik us 388,000 344,400
Champie Douglas us 344,000 318,400
Dmitry Gromov ru 341,000 312,400
Jerod Florez 325,000 287,600
Alex Baher 308,000 256,000
Matthew Wilkins ca 251,000 229,800
Deepak Bhatti 205,000 -90,000
Anthony Gargano us 204,000 193,900
Brian Green us 197,000 179,200
Thomas Joanides 184,000 -16,000
Nikunj Gandhi 177,000 52,000
Timothy Fierro 176,000 129,700
Isaac Settle us 175,000 156,700
Joshua Roberts 149,000 131,400
Jeremiah Degreef 132,000 -48,000
Derek Taylor 112,000 71,900
Ashira Lavine 110,000 85,600
Michael Diclemente 89,000 24,100
Nancy Todd Tyner us 79,000 -41,000

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Day 2 is Done

Drew Crawford - chip daddy
Drew Crawford - chip daddy

It's been a long day here in the Amazon Room - albeit one punctuated with amazingly frequent breaks - and so it is that we are left with just 41 of our 481 Day 2 starters.

Drew Crawford - who's been a big stack for most of the day - is our chip leader going into Day 3 on a commanding 800,000. However, there is a clutch of other players hot on his heels and it is anyone's game yet.

Everyone is now guaranteed $12,591, but there is a whole world of difference between that and the $625,872 that the eventual winner is going to take home.

Play will resume at 3pm tomorrow, and we will be playing right down to a final table. Until then, from the Amazon Room, it's goodnight.

Scott Gets Lucky with Tyner

We're not exactly sure how it came to this, but Robert "E-Dolo" Scott found himself involved in a pot with Nancy Todd Tyner. Tyner was all in. The chips went in preflop.

Tyner: {a-Spades}{a-Clubs}
Scott: {q-Spades}{9-Clubs}

Board: {a-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

That's right, the board made a flush, and with neither player holding a diamond they chopped it up.

"Oh YES," said Scott. "Someone take my picture, puh-lease."

Tags: Nancy Todd TynerRobert Scott

Last Seven Hands

This epic day is nearly at a close. 43 players remain as we head into the last few hands of the night.

Master of None

Not a Nguyenner this time
Not a Nguyenner this time

It folded around to Bart Davis in the small blind, who raised. In the big blind, Men "The Master" Nguyen went all in. Davis made the call, and it was a simple coinflip.

Davis: {8-Diamonds}{8-Spades}
Nguyen: {a-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}

Board: {2-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{5-Clubs}

This tournament just got much, much quieter.

Tags: Men Nguyen

Sixes Hold for Tyner

Nancy Todd Tyner
Nancy Todd Tyner

Men Nguyen opened for 30,000, and then called the push for 53,000 total from Nancy Todd Tyner. On their backs, as it were.

Nguyen: {a-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Tyner: {6-Spades}{6-Diamonds}

Board: {9-Spades}{9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{3-Hearts}{2-Hearts}

Tyner's sixes held up, and she doubled to 120,000; Nguyen meanwhile dropped to 122,000.

A rather disappointed Eric Baldwin said he'd folded pocket nines, which would have made quads. Such is poker.

Tags: Men NguyenNancy Todd Tyner

Double for Gargano


Anthony "Nick" Gargano just survived a race situation for his tournament life.

A player opened to 35,000 from under the gun and the action folded to Gargano in the big blind who moved all-in for 181,000. His opponent called with {J-Clubs}{J-Diamonds} and Gargano opened {A-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}

Off to the races again!

The flop fell {6-Spades}{Q-Spades}{K-Diamonds} giving Gargano the early lead. The {7-Spades} on the turn missed Gargano's opponent and so too did the {6-Diamonds} on the river.

After collecting his chips, Gargano's stack looks something like 380,000 chips.

Tags: Anthony Gargano

Yes We McCann

Thomas McCann raised in early position only for the player in the small blind to go all in for around 60,000. McCann tanked up for a while, and then decided he'd take a shot at it.

All-in player: {k-Hearts}{q-Spades}
McCann: {a-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}

Board: {7-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{j-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}

"Are you kidding me?" said the newly busted player upon McCann making a straight. "Nice catch."

He paced the floor for a little while, the steam almost visibly coming out of his ears, before returning to hand his details to the floorman and then heading for the cage.

McCann is at 400,000.

Tags: Thomas McCann