Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
|298||6||Mayu Roca Uribe||327,100|
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 during a no limit hold'em rotation. Shaun Deeb looked him up with , and held when the board ran .
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!
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.
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 , and everyone put in two small bets to go to the 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 , 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 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.
When we reached the table, Brent Hanks and Ebrahim Mourshaki were heads up with the board reading . 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 , and Hanks led out. Mourshaki called, and Hanks opened for a pair of eights. Mourshaki mucked, and Hanks pulled in the pot.