|Daniel Van Kalkeren||405,000|
We've come to the end of Day 2 of Event #54, the last of the open-field $1,000 buy-in no-limit hold'em events. A total of 586 players returned today from a starting field of 3,844. The bustouts came quickly in the early going, with nearly 200 players going out within just a couple of hours. The money bubble burst quickly, and the bustouts continued at a rapid pace until late in the evening.
Among those going out with cashes today were Toto Leonidas, Thomas Fuller, Jena Delk, Thuyen Doan, Grayson Ramage, James Dempsey, Chris Klodnicki, Tony Dunst, and husband and wife Jorge and Isabel Carvalho. Later in the evening we saw George Lind, Al Krux, Mikael Johansseon, Eelke Arjaans, Van Nguyen, and Kara Scott also leave us having realized a profit in this one.
Meanwhile, a few players began to push out ahead of the field, including Matthew Schulte, Sean Prendiville, and our end-of-day chip leader David Peters.
There will be 47 players returning for tomorrow's Day 3 at 3 p.m., with the plan being to play down to a final table. Join us back here then for all of the action!
Matthew Shepsky had a big stack earlier today, though had slipped back to the middle of the pack as the field began to shrink.
Just now he found himself in a hand in which an opponent raised, he reraised, his opponent shoved, and Shepsky called with the rest of his stack.
Shepsky was in decent shape with against his opponent's . But the board came , giving his opponent the straight and sending Shepsky home just before we wrap it up tonight.
Jesse Rockstein was given the honor of drawing the card to see how many more hands would be played here at the end of Level 18, and he drew a trey.
Takashi Ogura has added a few to his stack while knocking out a competitor here in the late stages of play. His opponent was all in with against Ogura's . The flop came and Ogura was still behind. But the came on the turn, giving him a better pair. And the on the river gave his opponent a set, but completed a club flush for Ogura, knocking out his opponent.
He's at 195,000 now.
We heard about this one after the fact. A player opened with a raise to 21,000, then Dan Hart made a minimum reraise to 34,000. Micah Johnson then made it 120,000 to go from the button.
The original raiser folded -- pocket queens, he said afterwards -- and Hart, who had Johnson covered, made the call. Hart showed and Johnson .
The flop came -X-X, giving Hart a set. But the turn and river brought two more non-pairing spades, and Johnson's flush was best. Johnson moves to 340,000, while Hart slips to 240,000.
A player moved all in middle position for about 76,000 chips and the action folded to Jesse Rockowitz in the small blind. Rockowitz eventually called.
The board gave Jesse Rockowitz 300,000 chips and his opponent a passport to the rail.
When we arrived at the table, the board spread out . There were three players in the hand, and one of them all in.
The all in player tabled and took the pot. Ognjen Sekularac tabled and was not very happy. He has slipped to 180,000 chips.
David Peters opened with a raise to 16,000, Kima Kimura reraised to 32,000, and a third player pushed all in behind. Peters responded by reshoving his big stack, and Kimura called with her remaining chips.
Peters showed , Kimura , and the third player . The flop came , putting Kimura in front. The turn was the . Then came the river -- the -- giving the advantage back to Peters and giving him the big pot.
Two more knockouts there, and Peters moves up over 600,000.