Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em

Noah Schwartz Eliminated in 16th Place ($54,945)

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Noah Schwartz (Day 2) - 16th Place
Noah Schwartz (Day 2) - 16th Place

Action folded around to Vanessa Selbst in the small blind and she moved forward a large stack of green T25,000 chips for a raise. Noah Schwartz called all in from the big blind for his tournament life of 130,000 and the hands were turned over.

Selbst: {Q-Spades}{2-Spades}
Schwartz: {A-Hearts}{4-Clubs}

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}{3-Spades}, giving Selbst a flush and eliminating Schwartz in 16th place.

Vanessa Selbst us
Vanessa Selbst
us 1,300,000 76,000
Noah Schwartz us
Noah Schwartz
us Busted

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One For Fee

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Ryan Fee completed from the small blind and Matt Giannetti made it 31,000 to go. Fee flatted and the flop came down {6-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}. Fee checked and Giannetti followed suit, allowing the {J-Clubs} to fall on the turn. Fee checked for a second time and Giannetti fired 42,000. Fee called and the {4-Hearts} finished off the board.

Both players checked and Fee tabled {K-Hearts}{J-Spades} for top pair. Giannetti mucked and Fee scooped the pot.

Ryan Fee us
Ryan Fee
us 735,000 79,000
Matt Giannetti us
Matt Giannetti
us 595,000 -81,000

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Shuffle Up And Deal!

• Level 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The final 16 players have taken their seats and cards are in the air!


Al Decarolis Leads the Way into Day 3

Al Decarolis Leads
Al Decarolis Leads

Welcome to PokerNews' Day 3 coverage of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em. The starting field of 131 players is down to just 16, each looking to capture a coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet, as well as the $871,148 first-place prize. Leading the way into Day 3 is restaurateur Al Decarolis with 1,261,000. Rounding out the top four are JC Tran (1,251,000), Vanessa Selbst (1,224,000) and Jason Mo (1,214,000) as the only players with seven-figure stacks.

Yesterday's play saw the loss of dozens of notable name players on the quest to be a part of the final 16. Players like Tim West, Daniel Negreanu, Andrew Lichtenberger, Mark Radoja, Jason Mercier, David Benefield, Sam Trickett, Phil Hellmuth and Eugene Katchalov all fell before the money was reached. Phil Ivey was eliminated just shy of the money, falling in 18th place at the hands of Tran. Soon after, John Juanda became the official bubble boy when he was eliminated by Robert Tepper.

Play resumes today with four four-handed tables. The players will continue four-handed until the final four players are reached. As of now, the plan is to conclude play today at the final four with a chance that first round of heads-up matches might take place tonight. This is, of course, all dependent on how quickly the field plays down.

Play kicks off at 2 p.m. local time, so be sure to stay tuned to PokerNews for all of the latest from the Tan section of the Amazon Room.

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Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

3471Ryan Fee656,000
3472Matt Giannetti676,000
3473Barry Hutter524,000
3474Al Decarolis1,261,000
3481Brian Green145,000
3482Nick Schulman207,000
3483Kevin Song198,000
3484Aaron Jones306,000
3531Darren Elias506,000
3532Jason Mo1,214,000
3533Calvin Anderson812,000
3534Richard Lyndaker213,000
3541JC Tran1,251,000
3542Vanessa Selbst1,224,000
3543Noah Schwartz193,000
3544Robert Tepper490,000
Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Day 3 started