Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Concludes with Mike Souza Leading the Field

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Mike Souza - Chipleader With 27 players left
Mike Souza - Chipleader With 27 players left

It was an action packed day here in the Amazon room. Of the 323 players who started the day only 27 remain. Our chipleader heading into day 3 is Mike Souza who finished the day with 650,000 in chips. Souza is no stranger to the WSOP as he has cashed in numerous WSOP events as well as WSOP Circuit events. He will no doubt be the favorite to win the bracelet heading into Day 3.

As a result of the money bubble breaking right before the end of play last night, we saw a large number of eliminations happen very quickly at the beginning of the day. Among the players that hit the rail there were a number of notables including PokerStars Team Pro Gualter Salles, Barry Shulman, Dwyte Pilgrim, Gabriel Nassif, Chad Batista, Cody Slaubaugh, and Stephen Chidwick.

Other players at the top of the chip counts heading into Day 3 are Robbie Verspui with 602,000, Jeremy Kottler with 579,000, Paulus Valkenburg with 552,000 and Justin Cohen with 524,000.

We're sure the action will be exciting tomorrow as these last three tables of players battle it out for the gold bracelet and $488,283 that will go to our eventual champion. Play will resume in the Amazon room tomorrow at 2:30pm.

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End of Day Chip Counts

Michael Souza 650,000 190,000
Robbie Verspui 602,000 362,000
Jeremy Kottler 579,000 464,000
Paulus Valkenburg 552,000 267,000
Justin Cohen 524,000 54,000
Alex Findlay 513,000 -162,000
Steven Davisson 419,000 94,000
Damon Sandor 403,000 222,000
Scott Shelley 390,000 100,000
Domenico Palesse 370,000 318,500
Daniel Sosa 365,000 232,000
Jonas Mackoff 363,000 23,000
Jonathan Clancy 362,000 182,000
Benjamin Volpe 357,000 77,000
Jake Flores 328,000 3,000
Trevor Vanderveen 318,000 -7,000
Mark Schmid 275,000 135,000
Wenlong Jin 273,000 23,000
John Berreman 271,000 -94,000
Genefredo Legaspi 260,000 -55,000
Randy Kritzer 236,000 -69,000
Andrew Rudnik 234,000 14,000
Ravi Raghavan 216,000 -34,000
Michael Rushton 197,000 -303,000
Andy Wong 183,000 -107,000

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Seven Hands to Go

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The tournament director just announced that tables will play seven more hands and then bag and tag for the night.

Mistake Costs Sosa

Hai Chu went all in for 98,000 in early position but Daniel Sosa didn’t see the all in and put in 30,000 on the button. The floor had to be called over and they ruled that Sosa’s amount had to stay in the pot, even if he folded. After some deliberation, he called the 68,000 more and both blinds got out of the way.

Chu: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}
Sosa: {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

The board ran out {5-Spades}{2-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{J-Hearts} and provided no help to Sosa who doubled up Chu.

Hai Chu 220,000 120,000
Daniel Sosa 133,000 -77,000

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Vanderveen Doubles, Jacobsen Busts

It's been a bit of an up and down battle for Trevor Vanderveen with his chipstack over the last few levels. Most recently he was involved in a hand where Philip Jacobsen raised on the button. Vanderveen woke up with pocket queens in the small blind and went all in for around 160,000. Jacobsen called but found he was behind.

Vanderveen: {q-Hearts}{q-Clubs}
Jacobsen: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}

The board ran out {k-Spades}{7-Spades}{7-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Vanderveen doubled to 325,000 while Jacobsen's stack dropped to 65,000.

Shortly after that hand took place, Jacobsen went all in and was eliminated from the tournament.

Trevor Vanderveen 325,000 225,000
Philip Jacobsen Busted

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Cohen Crushes Yazeji

We caught up with the action on a {Q-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{8-Clubs} flop where Steve Yazeji was all in for around 70,000 against Justin Cohen.

Cohen: {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}
Yazeji: {Q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}

The {K-Clubs} turn and {A-Clubs} river were of no help to Yazeji and he was eliminated while his chips went to Cohen.

Justin Cohen 470,000 170,000
Steve Yazeji Busted

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Wong Eliminates Dabul

Veronica Dabul shoved all in from late position for her last 85,000 and was called by Andy Wong from the big blind.

Dabul: {q-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}
Wong: {a-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Dabul would need some help to stay alive but the board ran out {9-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Spades}{a-Clubs}{4-Hearts} and she was sent to the rail. Wong's stack now sits at 290,000.

Andy Wong 290,000 155,000
Veronica Dabul Busted

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Rushton Rushes Up the Leaderboard

Adam Cader went all in for 53,000 from under the gun with Lee Satterwhite and Michael Rushton calling from the button and small blind respectively. Both players playing for a potential sidepot checked on the {Q-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop and Satterwhite checked again when the {2-Diamonds} hit the turn. Rushton however went all in himself for 163,000 and Satterwhite quickly made the call as all three players exposed their hands.

Rushton: {Q-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}
Satterwhite: {J-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Cader: {8-Hearts}{8-Clubs}

Rushton held top set and had both players drawing dead which eliminated Cader and took a huge hit to Satterwhite’s stack.

Michael Rushton 500,000 235,000
Lee Satterwhite 72,000 -318,000
Adam Cader Busted

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Most Recent Eliminations

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

These players were the most recent ones to head to the payout table.

36th - Jason Fuller ($11,290)
37th - David Stefanski ($9,224)
38th - Kien Tieu ($9,224)
39th - Paul Chollet ($9,224)
40th - William Jobe ($9,224)
41st - Donald Marchi ($9,224)
42nd - Hans Michaelsen ($9,224)
43rd - Ryan Snickles ($9,224)
44th - Shahab Shahbazzadeh ($9,224)
45th - Jorge Arriola ($9,224)
46th - Anthony Miller ($7,611)
47th - Gualter Salles ($7,611)
48th - Alan Fixel ($7,611)
49th - Christopher Mcclung ($7,611)