Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #20: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

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Official Day 2 Chip Counts

Jason Somerville 749,000
Tim West 677,000
Brett Shaffer 646,000
James Schaaf 625,000
Yashar Darian 604,000
Shane Rose 547,000
Dejuante Alexander 464,000
Steven Miller 417,000
Jeffrey Norman 369,000
Maximilian Lehmanski 367,000
Valdemar Kwaysser 352,000
Diana Allen 312,000
Thomas Conway 311,000
Sybe Smit 305,000
Alexander Martin 295,000
Jason Hallee 294,000
Travis Atkins 285,000
Zachary Urton 281,000
Chancellor Strickland 258,000
Joshua Smith 250,000
Richard Fridvalszki 240,000
Lex Veldhuis 230,000
Michael Blocksidge 145,000
James Oh 140,000
Stephen Kats 121,000

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Jason Somerville Leads At End Of Day 2

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jason Somerville
Jason Somerville

In these "1k lottos" as they are so fondly called, it is rare to see lots of big names near the very end, but not only do we have big names, they are our chip leaders. Of the 27 remaining players, Jason Somerville is our chip leader with (749,000). Somerville stayed patient throughout the day and only in the last few levels did he go on the run that put him in the position he is now atop the field including this hand that put him over the 700,000 mark.
Jason Somerville and Phillip Sears got it all in on the flop of {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts} Somerville had Sears just barely covered.

Somerville showed {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts} and Sears had {A-}{K-}

The {K-Clubs} turn gave Sears trips, but the {4-Hearts} river gave Somerville the winning flush and skyrocketed him into the chip lead with 740,000.

Tim West had a very similar run where he only got hot near the end of the day and he is now second in chips with 677,000. At Table 373 David Peters moved all in hoping to either double up or steal some blinds. Despite this Tim West made the call and put Peter's tournament life at risk.

Cards were then turned over, and West held {A-Hearts}{8-Spades} and Peters held {K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. After the cards were turned over for the showdown the board ran out {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}. West hit an ace high flush and sent David Peters to the rail. This was the second player he busted with {A-}{8-} in a 20-minute span and these two knockouts are what put him in the chip position he is now.

Other notable players include, Valdemar Kwaysser (352,000) Sybe Smit (305,000), and Lex Veldhuis (230,000). Other players over 500k are Brent Shaffer (646,000), James Schaaf (625,000), Yashar Darian (604,000), and Shane Rose (547,000).

We'll play ten levels again tomorrow or down to a bracelet winner (more likely the former though) and it should be an exciting day with so many big names left in the mix. Restart at 2:30 PM PST in the Amazon Room. See you there.

West Near the Top

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Tim West opened for 24,000 from under-the-gun and Michael Glasser re-raised to 70,000 even from the cutoff. West thought for a minute and then announced, "All-in."

"Blech, I call," Glasser said, pushing his remaining 200,000 into the middle.

West: {K-Spades}{K-Hearts}
Glasser: {A-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}

The board came {6-Hearts}{2-Spades}{9-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}, leaving West with a winning set of kings.

West is now up to approximately 700,000.

Tags: Michael GlasserTim West

Final Three Tables

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

With the elimination of Michael Glasser in 28th place, we are down to our final three tables of the tournament.

Play has paused for the time being while a complete re-draw is done.

Cherfils Out, Down To 28

Evins Cherfils went all in preflop from late position for his last 130,000 and got a call from Yashar Darian in the big blind. Cherfils showed {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds} and Darian showed {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}

The board ran out {4-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} to put Darian up to 650,000 and send Cherfils to the rail.

With the elimination of Cherfils, we have only one player to go before we do a complete re-draw of our final three tables.

Yashar Darian 650,000 170,000
Evins Cherfils Busted

Tags: Evins CherfilsYashar Darian

Sweet Times for Somerville

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

We caught up with the action just as Jason Somerville and Phillip Sears were getting it all in on the {K-Hearts}{2-Hearts}{8-Diamonds} flop. Somerville had Sears just barely covered.

Somerville: {8-Hearts}{9-Hearts}
Sears: {A-}{K-}

The {K-Clubs} turn gave Sears trips, but the {4-Hearts} river gave Somerville the winning flush and skyrocketed him into the chip lead with 740,000.

Tags: Jason SomervillePhillip Sears

Lex Gets Much Needed Double-Up

Lex Veldhuis
Lex Veldhuis

Lex Veldhuis got his last 109,000 in preflop with {Q-Spades}{Q-Clubs} against the {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} of Jason Hallee.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} and Lex's full house put him up to 235,000. Hallee is down to 310,000 after the hand

Jason Hallee 310,000 -70,000
Lex Veldhuis 235,000 135,000

Tags: Jason HalleeLex Velduis

West on a Roll

Tim West
Tim West

At Table 373 David Peters moved all in hoping to either double up or steal some blinds. Despite this Tim West made the call and put Peter's tournament life at risk.

Cards were then turned over, and yet again West held {A-Hearts}{8-Spades}. He was actually ahead this time as his opponent held {K-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}. After the cards were turned over for the showdown the dealer put five cards out and it went like this, {5-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{7-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}{10-Hearts}.

West hit an ace high flush and sent David Peters to the rail.

Tim West 550,000 120,000
David Peters Busted

Bluffing With The Best Of It

We saw a big pot brewing at Table 370 between Jason Hallee and Lex Velhuis and came over to see the action. When we got there Hallee bet out 50,000 on a {6-}{6-}{8-}{3-}{5-} board.

There was already a lot of chips in the pot so we know there was some sort of betting and calling before the river. Veldhuis called the 50,000 bet and Hallee tabled {2-}{2-}. Veldhuis scoffed and mucked his cards.

Jason Hallee 380,000 130,000
Lex Veldhuis 100,000 -75,000

Tags: Jason HalleeLex Veldhuis