Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Makani Earns Knockout & One Round Penalty

Matthew Davis opened for 30,000 and Shoab Makani raised to 130,000 behind him. Action folded over to Robert Lipkin and he moved all in. Davis folded after a moment and Makani called, just having enough to cover Lipkin.

Lipkin: {A-Spades} {A-Diamonds}
Makani: {K-Diamonds} {K-Spades}

Board: {3-Hearts} {7-Clubs} {10-Hearts} {K-Clubs} {Q-Clubs}

When Makani spiked his king on the turn he jumped up out of his chair and yelled, "That's what I'm talking about!" He also high-fived someone on the rail. Lipkin was visibly upset by the beat and outburst and immediately left the tournament area. After Makani dragged the pot the Floorman gave him a one round penalty for excessive celebration.

Shoaib Makani 510,000 150,000
Robert Lipkin Busted

Tags: Matthew DavisRobert LipkinShoaib Makani

Ketterling Cast Out

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Over on table 292, we just managed to catch the board of {4-Clubs}{J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} before the dealer swept it up, but Peter Ketterling was picking up his bags to depart. As it turned out, Ketterling had run his {9-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} into the {A-Spades}{A-Clubs} of Stanley Tavanese.

After the chips were cut down, Ketterling was deemed the shorter of the two stacks and is now the latest Event #18 casualty.

Tags: Peter KetterlingStanley Tavanese

Lam's Tapped Out

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

In one of the first eliminations of the day, Simon Lam moved all-in preflop with {3-}{3-}, but ran into the {Q-}{Q-} of William Douglas-Smith. The board improved neither hand and Lam was sent to the rail.

Tags: Simon LamWilliam Douglas-Smith

Shuffle Up and Deal!

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The cards are in the air!


Let's Turn This Party Out!

Could another winner be crowned today?
Could another winner be crowned today?

3,157 players. The single largest Day 1 field in the entire history of the World Series of Poker. And out of all those players, only 15% of the field returned yesterday for Day 2, with the bubble having burst within the first hour of play. From there, the rate of attrition never let up, and now we're down to our last 34 players.

Leading the charge are the two "million dollar men" - Foster Hays (1,250,000) and Jordan Young (1,080,000), who are keen to make their mark on the world stage this year. That's not to say that the others won't be fighting tooth-and-nail for this title! And with the chip lead having changed hands so much yesterday, we're expecting more of the same today

Who will win Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em? There's only one way to find out, and that's to keep your browser locked onto PokerNews for all your live updates, starting at 2.30pm PST (GMT -7). Bring it on!

Tags: Foster HaysJordan Young

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

2801Sameer Al Janedi100,000
2802John Di-Matteo70,000
2803Robert Lipkin259,000
2804Anton Brenner467,000
2805Philippe Vert335,000
2806Dylan Thomassie432,000
2807Zachary Ray417,000
2808Matthew Davis519,000
2809Shoaib Makani360,000
2862Tom Carman436,000
2863Waseem Tarawneh85,000
2864Kenny Nguyen245,000
2865Isaac Kirchner182,000
2866Simon Lam251,000
2867William douglas Smith471,000
2868Bruce Antman518,000
2869Casey Kelton501,000
2921Ismail Abousharkh430,000
2922Matthew Wood281,000
2923Dennis Marcum191,000
2924Stanley Tavanese814,000
2925Peter Ketterling393,000
2926Tristan Wade546,000
2927Jordan Young1,082,000
2928Robert Koss428,000
2981Kyle White267,000
2982Mathieu Poutine433,000
2983Foster Hays1,250,000
2984Allan Le520,000
2985Tony Cousineau28,000
2986Thomas White37,100
2987Jeffrey Lavelle573,000
2988Bryan Barrile634,000
2989Andrea Vezzani320,000
Event #18: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 started