Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Concludes; Lord Leads, Boyd Looks For Third Bracelet

• Level 20
Kristan Lord leads final 15
Kristan Lord leads final 15

It was an exciting day of poker here in the Amazon Room at the 2014 World Series of Poker as Event #27: $1,500 H.O.R.S.E. moved through its second day of play. By the time of bagging chips, just 15 players remained in contention for the bracelet and the $230,744 first-place prize. Kristan Lord was the player closest to achieving that goal, bagging up the chip lead with 475,000 in chips.

While Lord sat on the biggest returning stack, Stewart Yacik was hot on his heels with 468,000. Rounding out the top three was Brandon Guss with 371,000.

These three players bagged up the most chips for the day, but their paths to glory will still be laden with obstacles as the field houses some familiar names and top players. Most notably, Dutch Boyd bagged up in the middle of the pack with 209,000. Boyd sat atop the chip counts for a good portion of the day and will be a force to be reckoned with as the tournament progresses. A two-time bracelet winner, Boyd has put himself in a solid position to earn his third piece of WSOP jewelry. Boyd's first bracelet came in 2006 when he defeated the field in the $2,500 Short-Handed No-Limit Hold'em event for over $475,000. Four years later, Boyd captured his second in a $2,500 Six-Handed Limit Hold'em event where he pocketed just above $235,000.

Boyd isn't the only bracelet winner returning tomorrow, though. David "ODB" Baker won his first and only WSOP bracelet in 2012 during the $2,500 8-Game event. Baker, who has already proven himself a deadly mixed-game player, could very well be the next gold bracelet winner of the 2014 WSOP. Also returning, but very short on chips, will be 2012 $5,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low bracelet winner Adam Friedman. Friedman bagged up 39,000 in chips, which was just under two big bets, but if he's able to run his stack up early then he will certainly have a chance at winning bracelet number two.

Other notable names to return for Day 3 include 2013 WSOP Asia-PAcific $1,650 Pot-Limit Omaha bracelet winner Jim Collopy (336,000), Chris George (311,00), Tommy Hang (163,000), and Jon Turner (116,000).

While these players all progressed onto the third day of play, other players were not as fortunate. Some players to fall before the money bubble was burst included Matt Glantz, Phil Ivey, Gabriel Nassif, Alex Rocha, Xuan Liu, Greg Raymer, Scott Bohlman, Michael Chow, and Andy Bloch.

The top 80 players were guaranteed a payday of at least $2,577. Some of the players eliminated in the money were Barry Shulman (79th), Richard Ashby (72nd), Toto Leonidas (64th), Roland Israelashvili (59th), James Van Alstyine (51st), John Cernuto (43rd), Jeff Shulman (42nd), Huck Seed (27th), Joe Cassidy (21st), Chris Klodnicki (19th), and Aaron Steury (17th).

Play will resume at 1 p.m. PT on Saturday where the final 15 players will play down to a champion.

Who will be the next gold bracelet winner of the 2014 WSOP? Only time will tell, but one certainty is that PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the latest updates. Until tomorrow, have a good night and enjoy the first episode from PokerNews' new series Ivey Stories.

Tags: Dutch BoydKristan Lord

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

• Level 20
Kristan Lord us 475,000 45,000
Stewart Yancik US 468,000 18,000
Brandon Guss US 371,000 31,000
Jim Collopy us 336,000 56,000
Chris George us 311,000 6,000
Joe Villella US 287,000 57,000
Dutch Boyd us 209,000 -11,000
Michele Limongi it 199,000 -6,000
Tommy Hang us 163,000
Lonnie Heimowitz us 161,000 29,000
David "ODB" Baker us 127,000 -33,000
Jon Turner us 113,000 8,000
Jared Talarico us 77,000 -63,000
Adam Friedman us 39,000 23,000
Mark Gallo us 9,000 -46,000

John Monnette Eliminated in 16th Place ($7,492)

• Level 20
John Monnette
John Monnette

Razz

John Monnette {X-}{X-}/{8-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}/{X-}
Chris George {X-}{X-}/{4-Spades}{4-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{5-Clubs}/{X-}
Brandon Guss {X-}{X-}/{5-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{A-Spades}/{X-}
Tommy Hang{X-}{X-}/{6-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{J-Spades} - fold

John Monnette was down to his last 11,000 and raised after Chris George opened. Brandon Guss and Tommy Hang had called George's opener and all three would call Monnette's raise. On fourth street Hang would bet and both George and Guss would call. On fifth street, Hang would check and Guss would bet. Hang would fold and George would make the call. On sixth street, Guss bet again and was called by George. On seventh street, George would finally release his hand after Guss made a bet.

Guss turned over his down cards... {6-Spades}{2-Clubs}{X-} for a 65 low. Monnette had a good low of his own with {6-}{3-}{2-} to give him an 87 low but that wasn't good enough and Monnette was eliminated in 16th place.

Brandon Guss US 340,000 45,000
Chris George us 305,000 -5,000
John Monnette us Busted

Tags: Brandon GussChris GeorgeJohn Monnette

Final Two Tables

• Level 20

Table 440

SeatPlayer
1Kristan Lord
2Dutch Boyd
3Jon Turner
4Jim Collopy
5Lonne Heimowitz
6David "ODB" Baker
7Stewart Yancik
8Jared Talarico

Table 445

SeatPlayer
1John Monnette
2Mark Gallo
3Joe Villella
4Chris George
5Brandon Guss
6Michele Limongi
7Adam Friedman
8Tommy Hang
Stewart Yancik US 450,000 50,000
Kristan Lord us 430,000 110,000
Chris George us 310,000 60,000
Brandon Guss US 295,000 45,000
Jim Collopy us 280,000 40,000
Joe Villella US 230,000 -35,000
Dutch Boyd us 220,000 -85,000
Michele Limongi it 205,000 5,000
Tommy Hang us 163,000 -37,000
David "ODB" Baker us 160,000 67,000
Jared Talarico us 140,000 -30,000
Lonnie Heimowitz us 132,000 27,000
Jon Turner us 105,000 -50,000
John Monnette us 65,000 -65,000
Mark Gallo us 55,000 -20,000
Adam Friedman us 16,000 -51,000

Aaron Steury Eliminated in 17th Place ($6,178)

• Level 20
Aaron Steury
Aaron Steury

Hold 'Em

Aaron Steury was down to less than two big blinds and after posting his big blind would call off the last of his chips when Lonnie Heimowitz opened. "Hope I'm drawing live," said Steury as he turned over {K-Hearts}{5-Spades}. "You are," said Heimowitz as he tabled {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}. Steury would hit the {K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{7-Spades} flop to give him a pair of kings and would stay ahead on the {2-Clubs} river. The river was a cruel one for Steury, however, as it was one of three cards in the deck that could knock him out... the {A-Spades}. With Steury's elimination we are now down to 16 players and are re-drawing to the final two tables.

Aaron Steury us Busted

Tags: Aaron SteuryLonnie Heimowitz

Shannon Petluck Eliminated in 18th Place ($6,178)

• Level 20
Shannon Petluck - 18th Place
Shannon Petluck - 18th Place

Stud 8

Petluck: {x-}{x-} / {9-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{A-Hearts} / {x-}
Gallo: {x-}{x-} / {5-Spades}{6-Clubs}{8-Clubs}{2-Spades} / {x-}
Limongi: {x-}{x-} / {2-Clubs}{9-Spades}{Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds} / {x-}

Picking up with the action on fourth street, a short-stacked Shannon Petluck tossed his last 1,000-chip into the middle. Both Mark Gallo and Michele Limongi called to see fifth. The two active players checked fifth street and Gallo was showing four to a low on sixth. He moved all in for exactly one big bet - 16,000. Limongi called, the hands were tabled, and seventh street was dealt.

Petluck: {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Gallo: {6-Spades}{3-Clubs}
Limongi: {10-Spades}{7-Diamonds}

Gallo instantly rolled over his seventh card - the {2-Diamonds} - for two pair and a low. Limongi then squeezed out the {5-Clubs}, keeping his pair of queens behind for the high and ensuring that Gallo would take that portion. Petluck rolled over the {7-Spades}, gathered his belongings and exited the tournament area. Gallo scooped up the pot and is now up to around 75,000.

Michele Limongi it 200,000 -100,000
Mark Gallo us 75,000 28,000
Shannon Petluck us Busted

Tags: Mark GalloMichele LimongiShannon Petluck