Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
With thanks to a big bluff catch in the final level of the evening, where Igor Kurganov moved all in on the river with just ace-high, Max Silver bagged the chip lead after Day 2 of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold’em Championship with 1,270,000. He and Hiren “Sunny” Patel are the only players who bagged seven-figure stacks – Patel finished Day 2 with 1,056,000 chips.
Unlike Silver, who called Kurganov’s river shove with just one pair, Patel was unable to catch a big bluff from Wade Townsend on the bubble in a five-bet pot. Townsend, the five-bettor, fired out a bet on the flop, then moved all in on the turn with just king-six-high. Patel folded and Townsend showed the bluff, but a few hours later Patel got his chips back, busting Townsend in a preflop all-in race.
Joining Silver and Patel on Day 3 will be a host of notables, including Lee Markholt and Erick Lindgren. Lindgren defeated Markholt heads up in the $5,000 buy-in six-handed event in 2013, earning $606,317 and his second gold bracelet. Both players have some work to do, as they are at the bottom of the chip counts entering the third and final day.
Also surviving the first two days of this star-studded event are 2009 WSOP Main Event champion Joe Cada, 2012 November Niner and bracelet winner Jeremy Ausmus, 2013 November Niner and bracelet winner JC Tran, 2014 bracelet winner George Danzer, and six-time bracelet winner Layne Flack.
Day 2 of Event #32 began with 97 players, and the eliminations were fast and furious en route to the bubble. Players who exited include Bill Klein, Alex Torreli, Chris Moorman, Chris Hunichen, Jonathan Duhamel, Faraz Jaka, Ludovic Lacay, and Zachary Gruneberg. The last player to exit without getting paid was 2012 WSOP Main Event champion Greg Merson, who bubbled at the hands of Clements.
All of the money went in the middle preflop between Merson, who won this event right before winning the Main Event, and Clements, the former showed down , and the latter . The flop was clean for the former champ, but the turn produced a king. Merson couldn’t find the two-outer on the river, and he was eliminated.
Among the players to bust in the money were Larry Wright, Nick Schulman, Brigette Lau, Jared Jaffee, Ben Volpe, Brock Parker, Ashton Griffin, and the start-of-day chip leader; Leonid Markin.
Markin increased his lead throughout the day, and remained one of the pace-setters after the bubble, but made a big misstep against Italian Dario Sammartino in Level 17. The Russian moved all in with on a flop of , and Sammartino called with . It was all over on the turn (), and Sammartino was awarded the big pot when the completed the board.
On the Russian’s final hand, he ran pocket eights into Silver’s pocket kings, and was unable to improve.
The 13 survivors will return on Monday at 2 p.m. PT to battle it out for the $670,041 top prize and the coveted gold bracelet. PokerNews will be on hand to provide live updates straight from the tournament floor, including hand-for-hand coverage from the official final table of six.
Until then, good night from Las Vegas!
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Day 2 of Event #32: $10,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em Championship is in the books. The surviving 13 players are now all bagging and tagging, and we will bring you full counts and a recap shortly.
Jeremy Ausmus raised to 26,000 in the cutoff, JC Tran defended his big blind, and the duo checked on a flop of . The turn was the , Tran led out for 25,000, and Ausmus called.
The paired the board on the river, Tran fired out another 38,000, and Ausmus called.
"Jack," Tran announced, turning over .
Ausmus mucked his hand, and Tran dragged the pot.
JC Tran opened for 20,000 and Brock Parker on the button shoved all in for 229,000 total. Scott Clements in the big blind reshoved for 243,000, and Tran quickly folded.
Clements instantly showed his and Parker tabled .
The flop came , proving little help for Parker. The on the turn left him drawing to just an ace, but the river wasn't one of them; .
Brock Parker leaves the tournament in 14th place, netting him $28,414. We're one elimination away from the point where there will be just two tables left, and a price jump to $36,975.
Martin Jacobson raised to 22,000 on the button, Igor Kurganov called in the small blind, and Max Silver defended his big blind. The dealer fanned , Kurganov led out for 35,000, and Silver raised to 95,000. Jacobson considered the two bets for a few seconds before folding, and Kurganov tank-called.
The turn was the , both players checked, and the river was the .
"All in," Kurganov announced.
Silver's eyebrows shot up, and he gave Kurganov a very surprised look. The Brit asked for a count on Kurganov, and she cut down the stacks to reveal 272,000. Silver tanked for no more than 90 seconds, and pushed two stacks forward, signifying a call.
With a solemn look on his face, Kurganov flashed the for ace-high, then revealed the as well. Silver tabled for a pair of tens, and was awarded the massive pot.
Ashton Griffin had shoved all in twice in a row over pre flop raises, and lost a small post flop hand after that. Griffin got involved for the fourth hand in a row, but it would be his last this tournament.
2012 November Niner Jeremy Ausmus opened for 20,000, and called Griffin's button shove. Ausmus was the proud owner of while Griffin had to go to battle holding just .
"Nice sweat" said Griffin as the flop had a little bit for both: . The on the turn was red, but not the right suit for Griffin. The on the river gave him a pair, but it was too late for that to matter.
While we had our attention on Ashton Griffin (more about him and his exit in the next post), Erick Lindgren and Scott Clements got into it on table 353. On an board Lindgren had shoved all in for 225,000. Lindgren, in the hijack, was awaiting Clements' decision. From the button he made the call after some thinking.
Lindgren had for the open ended, and needed to improve as Clements tabled . The on the river was exactly what Lindgren needed, and he doubled to just under 600,000.
The next hand Scott Clements shoved all in for 128,000 from the cutoff. Kyle White in the big blind made the call and they were off to the races.
The on the flop didn't mean any harm for Clements, but the on the turn gave his opponent some additional counterfeit outs. The on the river was a blank though, and Clements doubled.