Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Christopher Gonzales 1,315,000
Martin Jacobson se 1,098,000
Chris Kastler 1,097,000
David Wilkinson 709,000
Jeff Cohen 682,000
Jason Hallee ca 605,000
Kevin O'Brien 602,000
Billy Griner 577,000
Allen Stern 481,000
Neil Channing gb 461,000
Jean Gaspard us 413,000
Kent Vanho 375,000
David Sands us 346,000
William Kakon ma 334,000 3,000
Alexander Queen us 313,000
Steven Goosen 293,000
Andrew Ferris 251,000
Spencer Hudson 223,000
Mike Ellis gb 203,000
Markus Lehmann 193,000
Kenneth Whelan 89,000

Day Two Done and Dusted!

Chip Leader Christopher Gonzales
Chip Leader Christopher Gonzales

After twelve hours of play and more than 200 hundred eliminations, play has ended in Event #30: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em!

After a lengthy bubble which Dale Henderson would rather forget, action was fast paced as we saw elimination after elimination with Pieter De Korker (226th), Daniel Suied (175th), Nam Le (151st), Steve Gross (137th), Darryll Fish (109th), Adam Levy (98th), Dan Kelly (33rd) and Carlos Mortensen (23rd) all hitting the rail.

Twenty-one players are returning tomorrow with Christopher Gonzales leading the field into day three with an amassed 1,315,000 in chips. Snapping at his heels are Martin Jacobson (1,098,000) and Christopher Kastler (1,097,000) who are the only other two players over one million in chips.

Neil Channing (461,000) is looking for his second final table of the series while Jean Gaspard (413,000) and David Sands (346,000) are two others that will looking at capturing the Event #30 gold bracelet and $581,851 first prize!

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What a Tank


With 95,000 already in the pot, the flop was spread {a-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{8-Spades}. Carlos Mortensen fired a 120,000 chip-bet on the button and Christopher Kastler announced re-raise all in.

Mortensen tanked for almost eight minutes, the clock was called and Mortensen eventually folded.

Mortensen slipped to 310,000 and Kastler now has 940,000 chips.

Tags: Carlos MortensenChristopher Kastler

Kerry Langen Eliminated in 24th Place ($16,644)


Alexander Queen opened to 32,000 from late position only to have Kerry Langen move all in for 91,000. Queen made the call and the cards were tabled.

Queen: {K-Diamonds}{Q-Diamonds}
Langen: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Spades}

The flop of {K-Spades}{9-Spades}{5-Hearts} put Queen in the lead and would leave Langen needing to catch an ace or running cards for a straight to stay alive.

The {2-Hearts} on the turn cut down Langen's backdoor outs, and when the {J-Diamonds} fell on the river, she hit the rail in 24th place earning herself $16,644 for her efforts.

Tags: Alexander QueenKerry Langen

Double up for Sands

David Sands
David Sands

Markus Lehman opened the pot with a 27,000-chip raise and Kenneth Whelan called in the cutoff seat. The big blind, David Sands, re-popped it to 92,000 and Lehman folded.

Whelan went all in for an additional 340,000 chips and was called.

Sands: {q-Hearts}{q-Spades}
Whelan: {a-Diamonds}{k-Diamonds}

The board {5-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} gave Sands a full double up.

Whelan slipped to 80,000 chips.

Tags: David SandsKenneth WhelanMarkus Lehman