|Tai Tan Nguyen||264,000|
Here are most of our end of the day chippies:
|Nancy Todd Tyner||79,000||-41,000|
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.
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.
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."
This epic day is nearly at a close. 43 players remain as we head into the last few hands of the night.
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.
This tournament just got much, much quieter.
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.
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.
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 and Gargano opened
Off to the races again!
The flop fell giving Gargano the early lead. The on the turn missed Gargano's opponent and so too did the on the river.
After collecting his chips, Gargano's stack looks something like 380,000 chips.
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.
"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.