|Brett Michael Askins||344,000|
After 12 hours of poker action, 25 players are left to bag and tag their chips and head into Day 3 of Event #42: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em.
277 players came back for Day 2 and after just seven eliminations at the beginning of the day, the final 270 players were in the money. The chip leader to start the day, Jackson Zheng, would not stick around long enough to bag his chips at the end of the night. History will not be made tomorrow, as Carter Phillips, who could have become the youngest player to win two bracelets in the same year, was eliminated as well.
The chip leader going into tomorrow is James Schaaf with 1,258,000. Just behind him, and the only other player with over one million is Ryan Hemmel with 1,080,000. Deep into the money, Dean Hamrick was down to just 3,500 in chips, but managed to claw his way out of the trenches and is now sitting third on the chip leaderboard. Humberto Brenes is still lurking, rounding out the top five with 764,000. Bernard Lee will have some catching up to do tomorrow when he returns to the felt, as he will come back with the shortest stack at just 48,000.
Who will be left at the end of the day tomorrow? Keep it locked here to find out! We'll see you back here at 2:30 p.m. local time for all the action.
James Schaaf opened with a raise only to have Kevin Schaffel move all in from the small blind for roughly 200,000. Schaaf made the call and we were off to a showdown.
The board ran out to see Schaffel exit in 26th place on one of the final hands of the night.
On a flop of Henrik Hoeg was crippled when his was unable to improve against Humberto Brenes' after the turn and river landed the and .
A few hands later, Hoeg would commit the remainder of his chips holding but was unable to improve against Brenes' when the final board ran out .
As Brenes climbs to 665,000, Hoeg exits in 27th place for a $17,289 payday.
The Tournament Director has just announced that there are only six more hands for the evening.
|Brett Michael Askins||318,000||98,000|
Seat 1: Peter Granlund
Seat 2: Humberto Brenes
Seat 3: Henrik Hoeg
Seat 4: Jose Obadia
Seat 5: Daniel Buzgon
Seat 6: Ian Wiley
Seat 7: Niccolo Caramatti
Seat 8: William Prieto
Seat 9: Dean Hamrick
Seat 1: Kevin Schaffel
Seat 2: David Zeitlin
Seat 3: Brett Michael
Seat 4: Thomas Johnson
Seat 5: Mike Sowers
Seat 6: James Schaaf
Seat 7: Bernard Ko
Seat 8: Craig Bergeron
Seat 9: Michael Swick
Seat 1: Andrew Rosskamm
Seat 2: Michael Vaccarello
Seat 3: Bernard Lee
Seat 4: Ryan Hemmel
Seat 5: Aaron Gustavson
Seat 6: Thomas O'Neal
Seat 7: David Siegel
Seat 8: Aaron Kaiser
Seat 9: Dustin Pattinson
Mike Sowers opened to 30,000 only to have Dustin Pattinson move all in for 134,000. After some deliberation, Sowers made the call.
The board ran out to see Pattinson double to 290,000 as Sowers slips to 386,000 in chips.
James Schaaf made it 35,000 from early position, only to see Michael Vaccarello move all in from the small blind for 42,000. Schaaf made the call and turned over . Vaccarello showed .
The flop came down , giving Vaccarello just what he needed. Schaaf bricked the turn, , and river, , so Vaccarello doubled to 90,000.
Schaaf is sitting on 400,000.