Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

• Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
PlayerChipsTableSeat
Jesse Yaginuma177,0002791
Dmitry Gromov373,0002792
Jonathan Little415,0002793
Brian Schmidt114,0002794
Bernard Lee122,0002795
Farzad Bonyadi261,0002796
Mikhail Lakhitov151,0002797
Jonathan Durand290,0002798
Balazs Botond262,0002799
    
Markus Gonsalves567,0002851
Andrew Rosskamm166,0002852
Richard Lyndaker417,0002853
Simon Charette464,0002854
Osmin Dardon127,0002855
Jesse Chinni265,0002856
Steven Levy466,0002857
Nicholas Blumenthal242,0002858
JC Tran386,0002859
    
Konstantin Bucherl301,0002911
Cary Katz219,0002912
Tim West157,0002913
Frank Rusnak154,0002914
Gavin Cochrane353,0002915
Carlos Mortensen267,0002916
--empty----2917
Ricky Fohrenbach642,0002918
Sean LeFort256,0002919
    
Peter Gilmore525,0002971
Thomas Ross293,0002972
Maria Ho91,0002973
Dana Gill138,0002974
Judd Halenza182,0002975
Allen Bari686,0002976
Greg Dyer177,0002977
Michael Hahn493,0002978
--empty----2979
    
--empty----2981
Marton Czuczor226,0002982
Kirill Rabtsov109,0002983
Kyle Bowker111,0002984
Joseph Kuether79,0002985
Matt Glantz386,0002986
Marc-David Delimal360,0002987
Brian Lemke960,0002988
Sergey Rybachenko614,0002989

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Brian Lemke 960,000
Allen Bari 686,000 6,000
Ricky Fohrenbach 642,000
Sergey Rybachenko 614,000 184,000
Markus Gonsalves 567,000 172,000
Peter Gilmore 525,000 175,000
Michael Hahn 493,000 143,000
Steven Levy 466,000 -99,000
Simon Charette 464,000 -6,000
Richard Lyndaker 417,000 207,000
Jonathan Little 415,000 155,000
Matt Glantz 386,000 -24,000
JC Tran 386,000 -14,000
Dmitry Gromov 373,000 213,000
Marc-David Delimal 360,000 35,000
Gavin Cochrane 353,000 -47,000
Konstantin Bucherl 301,000 -14,000
Thomas Ross 293,000 123,000
Jonathan Durand 290,000 20,000
Carlos Mortensen 267,000 -113,000
Jesse Chinni 265,000 20,000
Balazs Botond 262,000 67,000
Farzad Bonyadi 261,000 11,000
Sean LeFort 256,000 -94,000
Nicholas Blumenthal 242,000 12,000

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Day 2 Concludes with 2009 Champion Lemke on Top

[user68268] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante
Brian Lemke
Brian Lemke

What a day it has been. With the completion of Day 2 in Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em here at the 2011 World Series of Poker, another great day of poker is in the history books. At the start of the day, 246 players returned from the starting field of 865. At the end of the day, the field was whittled down to 42 with Brain Lemke leading the way. He holds 960,000 in chips.

With the money set at 81 places, anyone with the slightest hint of math in their repertoire can figure out that the money bubble burst today. That means not everyone returning got a piece of the $4,065,500 prize pool. Some of those who were eliminated on the day, but failed to make the money included Randy Lew, Justin Young, Joe Cassidy, Adam Geyer, Sam Stein and Nick Schulman. The worst finish of the day went to Jacqueline Hughes, who found herself as the tournament bubble girl finishing in 82nd place.

Down to her last ante on the button, Hughes posted and was all in. JC Tran limped in and then Seth Berger raised all in from the cutoff seat for 48,000. Action folded back to Tran and he gave it up. First, Berger was pushed the small blind, big blind and Tran's limp before action was held up while the other tables finished. After all the other tables had completed their hands, the cards were turned over to determine Hughes' fate. She held the {9-Hearts}{6-Hearts} and Berger the {A-Hearts}{K-Hearts}. The flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} and Berger stayed in front. Hughes chanted for a six, but the {K-Clubs} on the turn left her drawing dead. She got her wish on the river with the {6-Diamonds}, but it was too late as she was drawing dead. Berger won the pot and eliminated Hughes, sending the remaining 81 players into the money.

We've noted some of the eliminated players, but there's still plenty of firepower left in this field. Returning for Day 3 will be Allen Bari, Matt Glantz, Kyle Bowker, Bernard Lee and Carlos Mortensen. The chip leader Lemke won this event back in 2009 and will be taking the pole position into Day 3.

Lemke had himself a solid day on the felt. One of the largest pots he took down came during an all-in confrontation with Justin Gardenhire. Lemke and Gardenhire got all of the money in preflop after some raising back and forth. Lemke held the {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and Gardenhire the {J-Hearts}{J-Clubs}. The board ran out {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} to give Lemke the win and send his stack across the 500,000-chip mark.

It's also of note that Maria Ho still remains as well. She's fought her way to Day 3 in a field surrounded by men as the only woman left. Ho has eight WSOP cashes on record, making this her ninth. The largest of those came in 2007 when she took 38th place in the WSOP Main Event for $237,865.

Event #4 will continue on Saturday at 2:30 PM PT. Right now, it looks like the plan is to play down until the final table is reached and then call it a day. Of course, that could change depending on how fast things go. Right now, this event has been changed from a three-day event to a four-day event. First place is worth $874,116 and it's anyone's game.

Be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all the official live updates from the 2011 WSOP. We're looking forward to another exciting day tomorrow.

Tags: Brian Lemke

Lemke Spikes Five to Stay Alive

[user80015] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Catching the back action of a hand involving Brian Lemke and Jonathan Little, we found Lemke pushing all in following a series of preflop raises as Little made the call.

Lemke: {A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Little: {A-Hearts}{A-Clubs}

The {5-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{6-Hearts} flop gave the 2009 champion of this very event outs, and when the {5-Spades} spiked on the turn he was ensured a double unless the case ace fell.

Fortunately for Lemke, the {10-Spades} fell on the river to see his 382,000-chip stack double through to over 770,000 as Little slips to 260,000 in chips.

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Bluffing With Aces?

Jonathan Durand opened for 20,000 from middle position and Michael Hahn re-raised to 46,000 from the cutoff. Action folded back to Durand, who four-bet to 90,000 and change. Hahn tanked for a bit, but landed on a fold.

"Nice Bluff," Hahn said.

Durand let out a laugh and flipped two aces face up.

Michael Hahn 350,000 150,000
Jonathan Durand 270,000 100,000

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Bari Ain't Scared

[user80015] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Andrew Rosskamm opened to 18,00 only to have Marc-David Delimal three-bet to 46,000 from the button.

With the action on Allen Bari in the small blind, he slid in two stacks of chips amounting to a re-raise of 184,000.

Rosskamm quickly passed, and Delimal followed suit as Bari pushed his stack to over 700,000 on one of the final hands of the night.

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Aces for Bucherl

[user80015] • Level 20: 4,000-8,000, 1,000 ante

Konstantin Bucherl opened to 17,000 from middle position and picked up the blinds and antes.

The following hand he tried the same raise, and after everyone folded, he flashed his {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} to pick up another pot to move to 315,000 in chips.

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