Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Today started with 385 players remaining from our original field of 2,857 but Byron Kaverman would finish the day as the chip leader with 1,345,000 in chips. He heads the remaining 34 players ahead of Douglas Yamashiro (722,000) and Simon Watt (648,000). Kaverman took the chip leader fairly late in the day but picked up some substantial pots towards the end, including knocking out Ryan D'Angelo with tens against sixes.
Despite losing over 2,400 players on Day 1, there was still some “name” players involved within the action but many were nursing short stacks – such as Veronica Dabul and Ross Boatman – both of whom were among the almost 90 or so casualties that came back for day 2 only to not even make the money.
Randall Bot was our official bubble boy, short-stacked and all in with preflop, he probably quite liked the flop but Cary Katz had flopped the nut straight with to send him and everyone else into the money.
At this point, the eliminations began to pick up speed once more, a cash payout secure, grabbing chips and laddering was all that anyone wanted to do. People both happy and yet dissatisfied with minor cashes included, Erica Schoenberg, Maria Ho, Nick Binger, Tommy Vedes and Thomas Keller, all of whom will have hoped they could have finished several echelons higher.
With so many players still involved, the chip lead switched between many different players. Age Spets had started the day as the leader but he was eliminated with around ten minutes left of the last level, making a push with a straight draw but finding Douglas Yamashiro refusing to give up top pair to him.
Tomorrow, the tournament will be attempting to play to a fitting conclusion but it's quite possible that this event will go into a fourth day. However, PokerNews will be here to give you all the news from the first dealer riffle to the final river from 2.30pm!
Ryan D'Angelo has just been sent flying to the rail by chip leader Byron Kaverman.
The board ran out to see D'Angelo eliminated in 36th place as Kaverman increased his lead even further as he now sits on 1,200,000 in chips.
We're now playing our last five hands for the evening and then we'll be done.
Age Spets got it all in holding on a flop of against Douglas Yamashiro's . Spets failed to get there when the turn and river came and he was sent to the rail.
Action opened with Andre Akkari making it 22,000 to go. Jacob Naquin flat called and Ryan D'Angelo made it 64,000. Bret Hruby raised all in from the button and Akkari folded. Naquin moved all in over the top and D'Angelo made a tough laydown, folding face up.
Naquin was correct, as D'Angelo flipped up and was ahead of the all in Hruby's .
The board fell and Hruby was sent packing.
Rafal Michalowski limped the small blind and Nicolas Chouity checked his option.
The dealer dropped a flop and once Michalowski checked, Chouity bet the minimum of 10,000. Michalowski mucked, and as Chouiety was pushed the pot, he showed the while moving to 380,000 in chips.
William Burns moved all in for his last 46,000 from early position and was called by Jason Villeneuve from the big blind.
The board ran and Burns was sent to the rail, a victim of Villeneuve's trip jacks.
For the first time today, we've gone around 5-10 minutes without a single elimination, clearly a very scary proposition for everyone.