Event #8: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew
Saar Wilf il 1,207,000
Andrew Cohen us 848,000 -177,000
Charles Lehr 653,000
Scott Vener us 576,000
Phil Hellmuth us 556,000 -11,000
Joshua Brikis 547,000
Daniel Wjuniski 490,000
Pascal LeFrancois ca 483,000
David Aue 479,000
Jared Michelizzi 479,000
Max Steinberg us 478,000
Looney Devin 447,000
Kevin Howe 405,000
Jose Gatmaitan 383,000 -9,000
Darin Utley us 351,000
James Andersen 324,000
Raymond Geary 310,000
David Frazier 297,000 -1,000
Matthew Ezrol us 266,000
Ronald Eberhard 255,000
Paul Fehlig us 180,000
Kurt Disessa 176,000
Erich Kollmann at 148,000
Vinny Pahuja us 110,000 -1,000
Richard Geyer 94,000

Wilf and Cohen Finish Day 2 in the Lead; Hellmuth Going for #12

Phil Hellmuth
Phil Hellmuth

After a fast-paced Day 2, there are 25 players left in the hunt for the summer's eighth bracelet. Saar Wilf and Andrew Cohen lead the pack with over a million in chips. Phil Hellmuth is in the top five and mighty hungry for another final table appearance and a shot at his 12th WSOP bracelet. Cohen also has a chance to add his name to the list of repeat bracelet winners. He won the Casino Employee event last year. Josh Brikis will also bring a big stack with him on Day 3, while Vinny Pahuja and Adam Geyer will return as the shortest stacks.

The day began with 277 players and after the bubble burst at 243, it was non-stop action. Clayton Mozdzen, Tommy Le, and Mark Newhouse fell quickly. Martin Hruby, Victor Ramdin, Jordan Rich, Pet Pezzin, and Aaron Kanter also finished in the money. Jean-Robert Bellande was chip leader for a few afternoon hours but fell in 97th place. Steve Sung, David Daneshgar, Matt Stout, and Day 1 chip leader Josh Schlein lasted a few more hours. Danny Wong and Ray Foley just missed Day 3, finishing 33rd and 26th respectively.

The 25 who did make it will return on Friday at 2:30 pm local time to play down to a final table and then straight on to a winner. Check back with PokerNews for all the up-to-the-minute action.

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

Saar Wilf il 1,207,000 7,000
Andrew Cohen us 1,025,000 -475,000
Charles Lehr 653,000 313,000
Scott Vener us 576,000 479,000
Phil Hellmuth us 567,000 87,000
Joshua Brikis 547,000 95,000
Daniel Wjuniski 490,000 115,000
David Aue 479,000 -81,000
Jared Michelizzi 479,000 59,000
478,000 478,000
Max Steinberg us 478,000 263,000
Devin Looney us 447,000 77,000
Kevin Howe 405,000 177,000
Jose Gatmaitan 392,000 -173,000
Darin Utley us 351,000 171,000
James Andersen 324,000 324,000
Raymond Geary 310,000 -93,000
David Frazier 298,000 133,000
Matthew Ezrol us 266,000 -134,000
Ronald Eberhard 255,000 -30,000
Paul Fehlig us 180,000 -260,000
Kurt Disessa 176,000 -24,000
Erich Kollmann at 148,000 -2,000
Vinny Pahuja us 111,000 -44,000
Adam Geyer us 94,000 -221,000

Foley Falls

Ray Foley open-shoved for his last 110,000, and Saar Wilf flatted. With no other takers, Wilf tabled {a-Hearts}{a-Spades} to put Foley and his {a-Clubs}{k-Clubs} in bad shape. The board fell {j-Clubs}{10-Spades}{5-Hearts}{6-Spades}{4-Spades}, ejecting Foley and putting Wilf back around 1.2 million.

Tags: Ray FoleySaar Wilf

Geyer Mucks

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Adam Geyer raised to 31,000 in middle position and Darin Utley made the call from the button.

Both players checked the {9-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop and saw the {K-Hearts} come on the turn. Geyer bet 38,000 and Utley raised to 100,000. Geyer made the call, leaving himself with 116,000.

When the {7-Spades} hit on the river, Geyer checked and Utley moved all in. Geyer instantly folded and Utley moved up to 590,000.

Tags: Adam GeyerDarin Utley

Weigel's Last Stand

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Pascal LeFrancois was in late position and raised to 35,000. Frank Weigel, who was in the small blind, reraised all in for 135,000. LeFrancois made the call and showed {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}.

Weigel was far behind with his {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts}. The flop of {5-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{7-Clubs} provided no help. Weigel's chances became even slimmer when the {5-Clubs} hit the turn. Looking for a queen on the river to stay alive, Weigel patiently waited as the {8-Hearts} sealed his fate.

Weigel was eliminated on the hand while LeFrancois is up to 600,000.

Tags: Frank WeigelPascal LeFrancois

Final Three

Table 372
Seat 1: Ray Foley
Seat 2: Saar Wilf
Seat 3: Darin Utley
Seat 4: Devin Looney
Seat 5: Kurt Disessa
Seat 6: Paul Fehlig
Seat 7: James Andersen
Seat 8: Adam Geyer
Seat 9: Keith Lehr

Table 374
Seat 1: Raymond Geary
Seat 2: Josh Brikis
Seat 3: Matthew Ezrol
Seat 4: Jose Gatmaitan
Seat 5: Kevin Howe
Seat 6: Daniel Wjuniski
Seat 7: Phil Hellmuth
Seat 8: Vinny Pahuja
Seat 9: Max Steinberg

Table 376
Seat 1: David Frazier
Seat 2: Scott Vener
Seat 3: Jared Michelizzi
Seat 4: Frank Weigel
Seat 5: Ronald Eberhard
Seat 6: Andrew Cohen
Seat 7: Erich Kollmann
Seat 8: David Aue
Seat 9: Pascal LeFrancois

Redraw

With Jesse Yaginuma's elimination, they are pausing to redraw to three tables.