Event #57: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em Championship

Official Day 2B Chip Counts (full)

David Assouline 387,800 387,800
Ricardo Fasanaro 380,000 380,000
Matthew Reed us 337,800 337,800
Jim Collopy us 303,100 174,272
Charles Sylvestre ca 292,300 292,300
Jon Van Fleet us 290,600 174,300
Jeff Banghart us 280,000 280,000
Sasha Rosewood 279,500 232,675
Talal Shakerchi gb 278,200 220,550
Ali Aljenabi 275,100 275,100
Chris Tipper 270,600 214,950
Vanessa Selbst us 265,000 212,725
Marco Johnson us 264,600 183,200
Marko Doljevic us 263,400 204,225
Bryn Kenney us 260,000 260,000
Randy Lorensen 258,900 218,200
Jani Mikkola 258,000 207,875
Jordan Cristos us 255,900 188,500
Robert Miller us 255,300 255,300
Jean-Paul Pasqualini fr 253,900 253,900
Mike (Musa) Mustafa 251,500 251,500
Max Casal 245,000 245,000
Marc Sander 244,400 196,700
Archie Karas us 242,700 104,925
Gabriel Walls 241,300 100,250

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Official Day 2B Chip Counts (full)

387,800 387,800
380,000 380,000
337,800 229,175
303,100 303,100
292,300 194,075
290,600 290,600
280,000 218,750
279,500 279,500
278,200 220,550
275,100 241,800
270,600 214,950
265,000 212,725
264,600 264,600
263,400 204,225
260,000 260,000
258,900 258,900
258,000 207,875
255,900 188,500
255,300 221,825
253,900 253,900
251,500 174,675
245,000 245,000
244,400 244,400
242,700 104,925
241,300 241,300

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Official Day 2B Chip Counts (full)

David Assouline 387,800
Ricardo Fasanaro 380,000
Matthew Reed 337,800
Jim Collopy 303,100 -2,000
Charles Sylvestre 292,300
Jon Van Fleet 290,600 -5,000
Jeff Banghart 280,000
Sasha Rosewood 279,500
Talal Shakerchi 278,200
Ali Aljenabi 275,100
Christopher Tipper 270,600
Vanessa Selbst 265,000
Marco Johnson 264,600 94,600
Marko Doljevic 263,400
Bryn Kenney 260,000 25,000
Randy Lorensen 258,900
Jani Mikkola 258,000
Jordan Cristos 255,900
Robert Miller 255,300 35,300
Jean Pasqualini 253,900
Musa Mustafa 251,500
Max Casal 245,000 18,000
Marc Sander 244,400 -20,600
Archie Karas 242,700 2,700
Gabriel Walls 241,300 300

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We're Out of Day 2s

Collopy's late charge gave him about 300,000 for Day 3.
Collopy's late charge gave him about 300,000 for Day 3.

After eight hours of play, the second of the two Day 2 flights has come to an end. It was a comparatively short day in WSOP terms but it produced plenty of action.

Perhaps the most talked-about hand to emerge from Day 2b was a hand between Prahlad Friedman and Ted Bort. As was related to us after the fact, Bort shoved against Friedman, then eventually called a clock when Friedman was slow to decide what to do. With a floor person counting down the final ten seconds of the clock, Friedman appeared to call all in at the count of "One." Neither the dealer nor the floor heard him, however, and immediately killed his hand at the zero count. The entire table protested that Friedman had called, especially Bort -- who tabled what was the best hand. Friedman would have been eliminated. Instead Friedman remains alive heading into Day 3, as does Bort.

Otherwise the theme of the day was the elimination of many of the notable names. George Danzer. Phil Ivey. Todd Brunson. David Baker. John Phan. Gavin Griffin. J.C. Tran. Doyle Brunson. Jon Little. The list of eliminations goes on and on.

There were a few well-known name making waves near the top of the counts. Bracelet winner Vanessa Selbst was zeroing in on 300,000 chips before settling at 265,000 chips to end the day. The same was true of Gabriel Walls, who spent large portions of the day as the chip leader with 400,000 before falling back to 241,000 by the end of the night. The opposite was true of Jon van Fleet and Jim "Queso" Collopy, who both chipped up at the end of the night to settle just south of 300,000.

The overall leader for the day appears to be David Assouline, who bagged up 387,800. So far we haven't seen any bigger end-of-Day 2b stack. If that count holds, it will make Assouline the overall leader heading into Day 3 on Monday, when the entire field will consolidate for the first time.

Tomorrow is a day off for the World Series of Poker, the first and only day off the entire seven weeks of the festival. Survivors will spend the day trying their best to rest and relax in preparation to re-join the fray on Monday. It's unlikely that we'll hit the money by the end of the day Monday. All of these players are going to have to go through another full day of play without being assured a return on their $10,000 investment.

We'll return at noon on Monday. Until then, you can find us at the bar.

Tommy Vedes Eliminated

Tommy Vedes opened for 4,000 from the button and Matt Reed three-bet to 12,000. Vedes called and they saw a {A-Spades}{5-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop. Reed set Vedes all-in and he made the call.

Vedes {Q-Spades}{3-Spades}
Reed {A-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}

Vedes was looking for a spade to survive, but couldn't get there, the turn and river falling the {J-Clubs} and the {K-Hearts} to send him to the rail while Reed stacked up 337,800 in chips.

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Nice Ending for Van Fleet

Jon Van Fleet has had an adventurous day, and ended it on a high note after getting it all in with another big stack on one of the last hands of the night. Van Fleet's {k-Spades}{k-Hearts} held up against the {q-Clubs}{q-Spades} of his opponent, hitting quads on a {4-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{k-Clubs}{k-Diamonds} board.

Van Fleet will end the day with 295,600.

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Jumping Jack Flash

Dealing cards must not pay too well or something - the extremely entertaining Charles Sylvestre just now offered his dealer $20 to do 20 jumping jacks by the table. The dealer took him up on it, and although he slowed a little at 16 and stumbled on 18, we are pleased to say that he made it and Sylvestre cheerfully paid up.

Everybody at the table cheered.

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Kelly Criterion

Kelly Kim
Kelly Kim

Kelly Kim, who I believe was only the second ever November Nine player to be eliminated from a final table, has just doubled up courtesy of a classic {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs} versus {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} encounter.

It was Kim who held the ladies, his push from the button over the top of an early position open leading to an immediate call. "Nine nine," requested his opponent with a smile after the {9-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{3-Spades} hit the felt, but his demands fell on stony ground as the turn and river came {J-Spades} and {J-Hearts} respectively.

That's how you get to WSOP finals - win those coin flips. Kim back up to 70,000.

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