Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud

Official Day 2 Chip Counts (full)

Matthew

Official counts directly from the WSOP at the end of day 2.

Alessio Isaia 232,500 500
Eric Buchman 220,500 60,500
Eugene Katchalov 212,500 500
Kai Landry 200,000
Jonathan Spinks 133,000
Dennis Parker 123,500 -26,500
Vasili Lazarou 102,500 6,500
Andrew Blumen 98,000 20,000
Arash Ghaneian 77,000 -78,000
Ali Eslami 77,000 -8,000
Ylon Schwartz 70,000
Jeremy Ausmus 69,500
Event #5: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends Short of the Final Table

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Alessio Isaia - Chip Leader
Alessio Isaia - Chip Leader

Day 2 of Event #5, the $1,500 stud, is in the books. After 10 levels of play, we are down to our final 12 players. Alessio Isaia will enter the final day in the chip lead with 232,500, with Eric Buchman (220,500) in second, and Eugene Katchalov (212,500) in third. Ylon Schwartz also survived the day with 70,000 after rivering a straight on one of the last hands of the night.

Isaia quietly climbed into the chip lead, not getting involved in too many big hands that we could tell. Buchman made some noise when he knocked out Andy Bloch in 14th place. Andy Bloch had a pair of eights on fourth street, but couldn’t beat Buchman’s fives and threes on fifth street.

We started the day with 103 players, and some of the many casualties before the money hit were Jason Mercier, Tom Dwan, Jerry Buss, Eric Baldwin, and Frank Kassela. The money bubble burst just 10 minutes after the dinner break, and Scott Seiver, Chad Brown, Brett Jungblut, and Bryan Devonshire, were amongst those who made the money but didn’t survive the day.

Shaun Deeb, who was amongst the chip leaders for virtually the entire tournament, fell just short of finishing the day in 15th place after two brutal coolers late in the night. First, Deeb’s A9-high flush was beat by Eugene Katchalov’s AK-high flush when both players got there on the river. Shortly after, Deeb made trip threes on fifth street, but lost when his opponent made trip queens on sixth.

Play will resume tomorrow at 3 p.m., where the next bracelet of the 2011 WSOP will be given out. Tomorrow will be an action packed day, as we will also have day 3 of the $5,000 no limit and day 2 of the $1,500 limit holdem and the $10,000 Pot Limit Holdem. In addition, we will have day 1a of the first $1,000 holdem tournament, which is sure to get a ton of entrants. Cards will be in the air all over the Rio, and the PokerNews team will be giving you updates throughout the entire day, so stay tuned!!

Schwartz Binks a Double

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Ylon Schwartz and Jonathan Spinks got all the chips in on sixth street and the hands looked like this:

Schwartz - {a-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} / {q-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{9-Clubs}
Spinks - {k-Hearts}{k-Clubs} / {q-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{a-Spades}{9-Spades}

Schwartz needed a ten to survive, and amazingly binked the {10-Spades} on the river to make a straight to the queen. Spinks unhappily mucked his hand, falling to 133,000 chips, while Schwartz doubled to 70,000.

Tags: Jonathan SpinksYlon Schwartz

Colby Pitt Eliminated in 13th Place ($5,561)

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Colby Pitt
Colby Pitt

When we came to the table, Colby Pitt was all in against Eugene Katchalov. It was not a pretty site for Pitt, as Katchalov had already made a full house, aces full of queens, by sixth street, leaving Pitt drawing dead. Pitt was eliminated, and Katchalov is now up to 185,000, good enough for a top five stack.

Tags: Colby Pitt.Eugene Katchalov

Ghaneian Gaining Chips

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Arash Ghaneian - (x) (x) / {q-Spades}{k-Clubs}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds} / (x)
Vasili Lazarou - (x) (x) / {7-Spades}{a-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{4-Clubs} / (x)

Lazarou led out every street except seventh, where he check-called a bet from Ghaneian. Ghaneian tabled {9-Spades}{k-Spades}{k-Hearts} for trip kings, Lazarou mucked, and Ghaneian is now up to 155,000 chips.

Lazarou is left with 96,000.

Tags: Arash GhaneianVasili Lazarou

Katchalov Chips Up Through Ausmus

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Katchalov: (x)(x) / {10-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{j-Hearts}{9-Clubs} / (x)
Ausmus: (x)(x) / {4-Spades}{k-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{2-Spades} / (x)

Following a completion, Jeremy Ausmus raised, only to have Katchalov reraise. Ausmus was the only caller, and both players checked on fourth street. Ausmus then check raised on fifth street, but Katchalov was not deterred as he repopped it. Ausmus called, and then check called the rest of the way. Katchalov turned over {j-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{a-Spades} for jacks up, which was good enough to take the monster pot and propel him to 150,000.

Tags: Eugene KatchalovJeremy Ausmus

Andy Bloch Eliminated in 14th Place ($5,561)

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Andy Bloch - eliminated in 14th place.
Andy Bloch - eliminated in 14th place.

Andy Bloch's quest for his first WSOP gold bracelet will extend beyond Event #5.

Bloch - (x) (x) / {q-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{4-Spades} / (x)
Eric Buchman - (x) (x) / {a-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}{10-Spades} / (x)

The action was capped on fifth street, and Bloch called bets on sixth and seventh (all in). Bloch started with {8-Diamonds}{9-Clubs} and did not improve his pair of eights, which could not beat Buchman's {3-Clubs}{5-Clubs}{j-Hearts} for two pair; fives and threes.

Tags: Andy BlochEric Buchman

Eslami Gets Some Bloch

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Ali Eslami - (x) (x) / {j-Hearts}{9-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} / (x)
Andy Bloch - (x) (x) / {q-Hearts}{j-Spades}{a-Spades}{6-Hearts} / (x)

Eslami completed with the {j-Hearts} showing, Bloch raised with the {q-Hearts} showing, and Eslami made the call. Bloch bet into Eslami on fourth and Eslami called, but on fifth, Eslami paired and it was his turn to bet into Bloch. He called.

Both players checked on sixth and seventh, and Eslami rolled over {a-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}{8-Clubs} for two pair; tens and nines. Bloch mucked, slipping to 72,000 chips, and Eslami increased his stack to 85,000.

Tags: Ali EslamiAndy Bloch

Talkative Table

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Unlike Table 286, Table 280 is full of talkers. Arash Ghaneian has been the loudest of the bunch, asking Andy Bloch a plethora of questions about Full Tilt and requesting that Vasili Lazarou button a few buttons on his shirt.

Eric Buchman isn't so amused however, because Lazarou has also been taking a long time to make decisions on each street. He recently called the clock on Lazarou, and we wouldn't be surprised if he did it again in the near future.

Tags: Arash GhaneianEric BuchmanVasili Lazarou