Event #54: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

594,000 50,000
Sean Prendiville ie 559,000
Matthew Schulte 488,000
Mehul Chaudhari 424,000
Dustin Dorrance-Bowman 414,000
Daniel Van Kalkeren nl 405,000
Benjamin Palmer us 394,000
Dorlan Schick 387,000
Johan Ekerfelt 368,000 -1,000
Raymond Bonavida 350,000 350,000
Jesse Rockowitz us 320,000
Matthew Lupton 315,000
Micah Johnson 309,000
Miklos Zsuffa hu 309,000
Espen Moen 277,000
Mike Allis us 266,000
Ognjen Sekularac rs 265,000 89,000
Michael Kaufman 265,000
Michael Brain us 260,000
Johnny Kitchens 257,000
Henrik Tollefsen no 257,000
Daniel Hart 243,000
Matthew Nieberg 241,000
Yu Shen cn 233,000
Nathan Jessen 230,000

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Day 2 Concludes

David Peters
David Peters

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!

Shepsky Ships It, Is Shipped Out


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 {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} against his opponent's {Q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. But the board came {9-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{2-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}, giving his opponent the straight and sending Shepsky home just before we wrap it up tonight.

Tags: Matthew Shepsky

One, Two, Three... Go


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.

Some for Ogura


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 {2-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} against Ogura's {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}. The flop came {8-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{6-Hearts} and Ogura was still behind. But the {A-Clubs} came on the turn, giving him a better pair. And the {2-Clubs} 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.

Tags: Takashi Ogura

Johnson's Spades Down Hart


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 {10-}{10-} and Johnson {A-Spades}{Q-Spades}.

The flop came {10-Spades}-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.

Tags: Dan HartMicah Johnson

Jesse Rockowitz Up to 300,000


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.

Rockowitz: {a-Clubs}{10-Clubs}
Opponent: {a-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

The {2-Hearts}{9-Spades}{7-Spades}{4-Spades}{8-Spades} board gave Jesse Rockowitz 300,000 chips and his opponent a passport to the rail.

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Peters Scores Double KO


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 {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}, Kimura {J-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}, and the third player {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. The flop came {2-Spades}{5-Clubs}{J-Clubs}, putting Kimura in front. The turn was the {5-Hearts}. Then came the river -- the {A-Hearts} -- giving the advantage back to Peters and giving him the big pot.

Two more knockouts there, and Peters moves up over 600,000.

Tags: David PetersKima Kimura