Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em
Day 2 completed

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

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1,345,000 145,000
722,000 -38,000
648,000 58,000
617,000 57,000
610,000 360,000
608,000 168,000
530,000 50,000
462,000 142,000
451,000
426,000 378,100
420,000 -130,000
408,000 213,000
407,000 -33,000
406,000 -249,000
383,000 143,000
368,000 233,000
363,000 -17,000
357,000
342,000 182,000
295,000 -5,000
283,000 -97,000
265,000 265,000
262,000 122,000
254,000 -56,000
246,000 -19,000

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End of Day 2 of Event #43: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

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 {A-}{8-} preflop, he probably quite liked the {8-}{6-}{5-} flop but Cary Katz had flopped the nut straight with {9-}{7-} 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!

D'Angelo D'usted

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Ryan D'Angelo has just been sent flying to the rail by chip leader Byron Kaverman.

D'Angelo: {6-Spades}{6-Hearts}
Kaverman: {10-Spades}{10-Clubs}

The board ran out {J-Spades}{10-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{3-Clubs} 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.

1,200,000 410,000
Ryan D'Angelo Busted

Tags: Ryan D'AngeloByron Kaverman

Clock Stops

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

We're now playing our last five hands for the evening and then we'll be done.

So Many Pocket Pairs

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 {Q-Clubs}{Q-Spades} face up.

Naquin was correct, as D'Angelo flipped up {A-Diamonds}{A-Spades} and was ahead of the all in Hruby's {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}.

The board fell {7-Clubs}{2-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts} and Hruby was sent packing.

550,000 290,000
Bret Hruby Busted

Tags: Bret HrubyJacob NaquinAndre AkkariRyan D'Angelo

Small Win for Chouity

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Rafal Michalowski limped the small blind and Nicolas Chouity checked his option.

The dealer dropped a {6-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{2-Hearts} flop and once Michalowski checked, Chouity bet the minimum of 10,000. Michalowski mucked, and as Chouiety was pushed the pot, he showed the {A-Diamonds} while moving to 380,000 in chips.

380,000 110,000
240,000 -65,000

Tags: Nicolas ChouityRafal Michalowski

Burned

William Burns moved all in for his last 46,000 from early position and was called by Jason Villeneuve from the big blind.

Burns: {A-Clubs}{J-Spades}
Villeneuve: {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}

The board ran {3-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{A-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and Burns was sent to the rail, a victim of Villeneuve's trip jacks.

William Burns Busted

Tags: William BurnsJason Villeneuve

Suddenly it Slows

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

For the first time today, we've gone around 5-10 minutes without a single elimination, clearly a very scary proposition for everyone.