Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

• Level 18
TableSeatPlayerChips
2801Rami Boukai107,700
2802Sirous Baghchehsaraie122,200
2803Shawn Buchanan126,300
2804John Monnette199,500
2805Konstantin Puchkov41,900
2806Eric Buchman203,400
2807--empty----
2808--empty----
    
2861--empty----
2862--empty----
2863Michele Limongi237,800
2864John Racener363,600
2865Mikko Pispala125,500
2866Greg Dyer93,300
2867Sanjay Pandya32,900
2868Ben Yu138,200
    
2921--empty----
2922--empty----
2923Nikolay Evdakov38,100
2924Hooman Nikzad95,700
2925Owais Ahmed39,200
2926Ylon Schwartz185,300
2927Adam Geyer278,800
2928John Juanda187,000
    
2981--empty----
2982Robert Rosengarten42,700
2983Desmond Portano68,900
2984Max Pescatori24,400
2985Marco Traniello153,500
2986Mayu Roca Uribe327,100
2987Adam Kornuth241,200
2988Brent Hanks211,200

Racener Looking for Checkered Flag

[user101598] • Level 18
What they're all chasing - the WSOP Gold Bracelet
What they're all chasing - the WSOP Gold Bracelet

Day 2 of Event #23: $2,500 Eight-Game Mix is in the books, and after ten levels of play, John Racener is our chip leader with 363,600 chips. After the dinner break, Racener swiftly ascended the ranks, becoming one of the first players to break the 100,000-chip mark.

Racener isn't the only player with a big stack though, Mayu Roca Uribe (327,100), Adam Geyer (278,800), and Adam Kornuth (241,200) are all over 200,000 chips and biting at Racener's heels.

We entered the day with 210 players, and en route to making the money at 48, we lost a ton of great players including Scott Clements, Greg Mueller, Allen Bari, Frank Kassela, Josh Arieh, Bryn Kenney, Victor Ramdin, Noah Boeken and last year's champion in this event; Sigurd Eskeland.

Eleven-time bracelet winner Phil Hellmuth also fell short of the money. He busted in 75th place after getting the remainder of his short stack in the middle with {j-Clubs}{10-Clubs} during a no limit hold'em rotation. Shaun Deeb looked him up with {a-Spades}{k-Spades}, and held when the board ran {3-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades}{6-Hearts}{7-Diamonds}.

Deeb barely creeped into the money himself with a 47th place finish. He lost consecutive pots at his table near the bubble, and after it burst he was quickly out the door. Deeb actually helped burst the bubble, eliminating Bruno Benveniste in a four-way Omaha eight or better hand.

Joining Deeb on the rail after the money bubble were Gabriel Nassif, Jimmy Fricke, Eric Baldwin, Dan Kelly, and 2011 bracelet winners Brian Rast and Eugene Katchalov.

John Juanda, another 2011 bracelet winner, is in contention for his second bracelet of the series. He has 187,000 chips, and is a few tables away from his 28th WSOP final table.

The action resumes tomorrow at 3 p.m. PST, right here in the Amazon Room at the Rio All Suites and Casino Resort. We will play down to a champion - unless ten levels passes before that time. Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for up-to-the-minute updates from this and every bracelet event at the 2011 WSOP.

Good night from Las Vegas!

Tags: John Racener

Three Hands Left

• Level 18

The clock has been paused with ten minutes left, and we'll play three more hands at each table, then call it a night. The cocktail server was just coming through the tables, and it's a time when a lot of players like to order a celebratory drink or three. It was surprisingly quiet around the tables, except for Michele Limongi who ordered, "Another espresso, just like the last one." To each his own.

We'll skip the coffee for tonight -- it is 3:00 in the morning, dear lord -- but those cocktails do sound pretty good right about now.

Table 370 Chip Counts

Adam Geyer 230,000 -10,000
John Juanda 195,000 15,000
Ben Yu 173,000 -68,000
Sirous Baghchehsaraie 118,000 -43,000
Rami Boukai 109,000 58,000
Gregory Dyer 90,000 20,000
Sanjay Pandya 31,000 -61,000

Table 369 Chip Counts

John Monnette 216,000 89,000
Ylon Schwartz 205,000 30,000
Hooman Nikzad 179,000 79,000
Eric Buchman 140,000 50,000
Marco Traniello 80,000 -9,000
Robert Rosengarten 45,000 -61,000

Less For Mourshaki

• Level 18

Omaha 8/b

Mikko Pispala, John Racener, and Ebrahim Mourshaki were mixed up in a three-way pot when we joined just after the flop action was complete. It read {2-Clubs} {K-Diamonds} {2-Spades}, and everyone put in two small bets to go to the {Q-Clubs} turn. Pispala checked first to act, and Racener put out the big bet of 10,000. Mourshaki made the call, getting short on chips now, and Pispala tanked and folded out of the way.

The river came the {4-Spades}, and Racener bet again. This time, Mourshaki's call put him all in for less, and the cards were shown down. Well, Racener's cards were. He tabled {2-Hearts} {K-Hearts} {5-Spades} {J-Hearts} for deuces full, and it was good. Mourshaki sent his cards into the muck, and he'll wander to the payout desk to pick up a check for his efforts over the past two days.

Tags: Ebrahim MourshakiJohn RacenerMikko Pispala

Table 372 Chip Counts

John Racener 335,000 150,000
Brent Hanks 130,000 30,000
Shawn Buchanan 123,000 26,000
Mikko Pispala 118,000 -78,000
Owais Ahmed 67,000 22,000
Desmond Portano 56,000 -39,000
Ebrahim Mourshaki 30,000 -5,000

MmmmmmmmYeah

[user101598]

When we reached the table, Brent Hanks and Ebrahim Mourshaki were heads up with the board reading {8-Clubs}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}. Hanks checked, Mourshaki bet, Hanks made it two bets, Mourshaki made it three, and Hanks made it four. Mourshaki tank-called.

The river was the {q-Hearts}, and Hanks led out. Mourshaki called, and Hanks opened {k-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds} for a pair of eights. Mourshaki mucked, and Hanks pulled in the pot.

Brent Hanks 120,000 45,000
Ebrahim Mourshaki 35,000 -70,000

Tags: Brent HanksEbrahim Mourshaki

Table 373 Chip Counts

Mayu Roca Uribe 265,000 177,000
Adam Kornuth 244,000 24,000
Michele Limongi 122,000 -13,000
Max Pescatori 82,000 -26,000
Nikolay Evdakov 75,000 41,000
David Stroj 40,000 10,000
Konstantin Puchkov 30,000 -37,000