Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
|Pim de Goede||420,000||-20,000|
Without a doubt, this could have been the most bizarre day we've ever had here in the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. Period. If the rapid rate of attrition and the roars from the nearby final tables wasn't enough, it was all capped off with a huge British invasion that practically brought play to a standstill during the last three hands.
Still, from 298 players at the start of Day 2 of WSOP Event #35, we're now down to just 23. And emerging as our chip leader from all the madness is Perry Lin, with just over one million in chips. He's followed by Michael Blanovsky (757,000), Ryan Laplante (701,000), Jonathan Spinks (688,000) and Matthew Lupton (555,000).
We should also point out that Melanie Weisner has bagged up 549,000, but with the "last woman standing" moniker aside, she played some power poker throughout the day and will definitely be the one to watch tomorrow. Could she finally become the first female player to win a WSOP open bracelet since Vanessa Selbst in 2008?
All we know that after all that racket, it's time for a couple of Tylenol for our headaches and a good night's rest. Thanks for staying with us here at PokerNews, be sure to join us once again when we kick off tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. PDT. Ciao for now!
As the final three hands played out on each table, the Barmy Army, who had been cheering over on the secondary feature table next to the ESPN Main Stage, came through and practically barnstormed the Purple section of the Amazon, chanting and drinking.
Needless to say, their antics didn't go down too well with most of the players or the floor staff and as they tried to settle the crowd down (who kept getting even more rambunctious), through all the commotion, we were unable to catch the details of Kuey's elimination.
... and the Barmy Army have arrived just in time to cheer on ... well, whoever they want to cheer on. It's almost time to wrap this one up!
From the way Per Martin Jacobson departed the Amazon Room (pushing over a barrier on his way out), he wasn't particularly happy with how he was eliminated, considering he was on a rather large stack during the last level. It's times like this where you leave well alone.
Jurgen Wenigwieser risked his tournament life with and was hoping for a coin flip, but found himself crushed by the of Jonathan Spinks.
The dealer spread a final board of across the felt and with that, Wenigwieser shipped his stack to Spinks.
Michael Blanovsky got it all-in against Gabriel Alarie shortly after the players redrew for seats at the final three tables.
Alarie was in great shape with his queens but would need to fade aces or diamonds in order to earn the double-up. The flop came and Alarie was safe so far. The on the turn increased his risk and now any diamond or ace would eliminate him from the tournament.
The guillotine fell swiftly for the Alarie and he hit the rail with disappointment written clearly across his face.
After a series of preflop raises, Natale Kuey found himself all in against Ryan Laplante.
The board ran out , knocking Kuey out and chipping Laplante up to 590,000.