Event #42: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

James Schaaf us 1,258,000
Ryan Hemmel 1,080,000
Dean Hamrick us 858,000
Andrew Rosskamm us 822,000
Humberto Brenes cr 764,000
Aaron Kaiser us 610,000
Aaron Gustavson us 554,000
William Prieto 535,000
Peter Granlund 521,000
David Zeitlin 417,000
Niccolo Caramatti 412,000
David Siegel us 372,000
Bernard Ko 362,000
Brett Michael Askins 344,000
Mike Sowers us 327,000
Dustin Pattinson us 318,000
Daniel Buzgon us 281,000
Thomas O'Neal 260,000
Thomas Johnson us 236,000
Michael Swick 213,000
Jose Obadia es 195,000
Ian Wiley 194,000
Michael Vaccarello 173,000
Craig Bergeron us 161,000
Bernard Lee us 48,000

Bag'em Up

James Schaaf - Leading the Way
James Schaaf - Leading the Way

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.

Schaffel Schaaf'd

No final table for Kevin Schaffel
No final table for Kevin Schaffel

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.

Schaffel: {A-Hearts}{K-Clubs}
Schaaf: {A-Clubs}{A-Diamonds}

The board ran out {7-Hearts}{9-Spades}{8-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{K-Hearts} to see Schaffel exit in 26th place on one of the final hands of the night.

Tags: James SchaafKevin Schaffel

Hoeg Halted


On a flop of {5-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{A-Spades} Henrik Hoeg was crippled when his {9-Spades}{9-Hearts} was unable to improve against Humberto Brenes' {A-Hearts}{6-Hearts} after the turn and river landed the {4-Spades} and {7-Diamonds}.

A few hands later, Hoeg would commit the remainder of his chips holding {K-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} but was unable to improve against Brenes' {A-Hearts}{2-Hearts} when the final board ran out {j-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}.

As Brenes climbs to 665,000, Hoeg exits in 27th place for a $17,289 payday.

Tags: Henrik HoegHumberto Brenes

Chip Counts for the Final Three Tables

Ryan Hemmel 1,070,000 155,000
James Schaaf us 980,000 630,000
Andrew Rosskamm us 800,000 -95,000
Niccolo Caramatti 700,000 -10,000
Dean Hamrick us 635,000 -5,000
Aaron Gustavson us 550,000 115,000
Aaron Kaiser us 540,000 -20,000
William Prieto 495,000 85,000
Peter Granlund 460,000 280,000
Henrik Hoeg 350,000
Humberto Brenes cr 320,000 -45,000
Thomas O'Neal 320,000 -80,000
Brett Michael Askins 318,000 98,000
Mike Sowers us 300,000 -86,000
David Zeitlin 300,000 -500,000
Dustin Pattinson us 290,000
Daniel Buzgon us 275,000 -5,000
David Siegel us 265,000 125,000
Thomas Johnson us 235,000 -125,000
Jose Obadia es 225,000 45,000
Ian Wiley 215,000 -30,000
Michael Vaccarello 212,000 12,000
Kevin Schaffel us 210,000 -60,000
Michael Swick 185,000 -105,000
Craig Bergeron us 160,000 -20,000

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Final Twenty-Seven Redraw


Table 368
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

Table 369
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

Table 372
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

Schaaf Just Can't Do It

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 {a-Spades}{8-Clubs}. Vaccarello showed {k-Spades}{j-Hearts}.

The flop came down {10-Spades}{q-Hearts}{k-Hearts}, giving Vaccarello just what he needed. Schaaf bricked the turn, {7-Hearts}, and river, {5-Spades}, so Vaccarello doubled to 90,000.

Schaaf is sitting on 400,000.

Tags: James SchaafMichael Vaccarello