Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Event #14: $3,000 Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

End of Day 2 Chip Counts

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Table 298

SeatPlayerChip Counts
1Mitch Schock289,000
2Alex Keating81,500
3Shawn Keller520,000
4Mike Schiffman48,000
5Casey McCarrel108,000
6Dmitry Gromov368,500
7Jeff Shulman197,000
8Matt Sterling58,500
9Jeremy Heartberg36,500

Table 297

SeatPlayerChip Counts
1Leo Labbe124,500
2Victor Ramdin287,000
3Brandon Demes128,000
4Mark Gryglik120,500
5Sorel Mizzi88,500
6Ron Burke14,700
7Tyler Bonkowski289,000
8Andrew Brongo73,500
9Matt Suelflow76,500

Shawn Keller Leads Final 18 Players as Day 2 Comes to an End

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Sorel Mizzi is one of the 18 players remaining.
Sorel Mizzi is one of the 18 players remaining.

Day 2 of the $3,000 Limit Hold’em event at the 2011 World Series of Poker began with the remaining 163 players of a 337-player field, all looking to claim their share of a $920,010 prize pool. Once the nasty business of the money bubble was taken care of at 36 players, the rest of the field turned their attention to the final table. Unfortunately, we didn’t quite get there as 18 survived the day. Leading the way into Day 3 is Shawn Keller, who bagged up 520,000 in chips.

Day 2 saw some big names hit the rail. Chad Brown, Barry Greenstein, David Chui, Justin Bonomo, Dwyte Pilgrim, and last year’s champ, Eric Buchman, all made their exits early. Some others who were felled just shy of the money included Josh “JJProdigy” Field, Ronnie Bardah, and Richard “nutsinho” Lyndaker.

Those who managed to sneak into the money included: David “ODB” Baker (36th- $5,612), Marco Traniello (34th- $5,612), Jesse Martin (24th- $7,019), and Shawn Buchanan (20th- $7,019). Still in contention are Sorel Mizzi (85,000), Alex Keating (81,500), Jeff Shulman (197,000), and Team PokerStars Pro (USA) Victor Ramdin (287,000).

The remaining players will return tomorrow in the hopes of playing to a winner. Here is a look at the payouts for the remained of the field:

1st- $220,817
2nd- $136,419
3rd- $100,198
4th- $74,171
5th- $55,338
6th- $41,621
7th- $31,547
8th- $24,095
9th- $18,547
10th thru 12th- $14,388
13th thru 15th- $11,288
16th thru 18th- $8,850
19th- $7,019

Former $2,000-$3,000 Limit Hold’em Champions

YearEventEntrantsWinnerPrize
2005Event #10 ($2,000)569Siagzar (Reza) Payvar$303,610
Event #17 ($2,500)373Quinn Do$265,975
Event #36 ($3,000)406Todd Witteles$347,385
2006Event #23 ($3,000)341Ian Johns$291,755
Event #7 ($3,000)415Bill Chen$343,618
2007Event #34 ($3,000)296Alexander Borteh$225,483
Event #43 ($2,000)472Safi Ahmad$217,329
2008Event #20 ($2,000)479Daniel Negreanu$204,863
2009Event #38 ($2,000)446Marc Naalden$190,770
2010Event #18 ($2,000)476Eric Buchman$203,607
2011Event #14 ($3,000)337???$220,817

Join the PokerNews Live Reporting Team tomorrow at 3 PM PST as we make our way to the final table and look to crown the next $3,000 Limit Hold’em Champion!

Shawn Buchanan Eliminated in 20th Place ($7,019)

Shawn Buchanan (20th place - $7,019)
Shawn Buchanan (20th place - $7,019)

Tyler Bonkowski raised from middle position and Shawn Buchanan moved all in from the button. Casey McCarrel called from the big blind as did Bonkowski. Both players checked down the {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{4-Spades}{5-Clubs}{4-Hearts} board and McCarrel showed {A-Diamonds}{J-Hearts}. The other two players mucked and Buchanan hit the payout desk.

Tyler Bonkowski 270,000
Casey McCarrel 110,000
Shawn Buchanan Busted

Tags: Casey McCarrelShawn BuchananTyler Bonkowski

Chip Counts

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Victor Ramdin 340,000 -40,000
Dmitry Gromov 310,000
Tyler Bonkowski 200,000
Alexander Keating 180,000 156,000
Shawn Keller 150,000 -150,000
Mitch Schock 140,000
Jeff Shulman 125,000 50,000
Ron Burke 113,000
Brandon Demes 106,000
Sorel Mizzi 100,000 78,000
Casey McCarrel 100,000
Matt Sterling 93,000 34,000
Michael Shiffman 90,000
Leo Labbe 70,000
Matthew Suelflow 61,500 -40,500
Mark Gryglik 61,500 27,000
Shawn Buchanan 30,000 -65,000
Andrew Brongo 30,000
Jeremy Heartberg 30,000 -45,000
Brent Roberts 27,000 -73,000

Table Draws

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We missed the table draw at 27 since the eliminations came so quick, but here is how things look now:

Table 359

SeatPlayer
1Shawn Buchanan
2Mark Gryglik
3Casey McCarrel
4-empty-
5Brent Roberts
6Dmitry Gromov
7-empty-
8Tyler Bonkowski
9Shawn Keller

Table 360

SeatPlayer
1Brandon Demes
2Mike Shiffman
3-empty-
4Leo Labbe
5-empty-
6-empty-
7-empty-
8Victor Ramdin
9Alex Keating

Table 361

SeatPlayer
1Andrew Brongo
2Matt Suelflow
3Sorel Mizzi
4Jeff Shulman
5-empty-
6Ron Burke
7Jeremy Heartberg
8Matt Sterling
9-empty-