Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Event #43: $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Dan Kelly Takes Huge Lead Into Final Day of $1,500 Limit Hold'em

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Dan Kelly
Dan Kelly

Dan Kelly will return for Day 3 as the chip leader, having bagged up an impressive 734,000 in chips. His quiet demeanor coupled with a relentless focus helped him pick up those extra bets whenever possible and saw his stack steadily grow throughout the day.

Hoping to slow down Kelly will be David Chiu in second place, who finished on 473,000, and Sean Berrios with 373,000 in third.

Out of a starting field of 657 on Day 1, a total of 118 would return at the start of the Day 2. By the end of 10 levels of play, the official final table was set in the very last hand of the night as Steven Wolansky was eliminated by Brandon Shack-Harris to leave Shack-Harris on 269,000.

The money bubble was the first significant obstacle for the remaining players to overcome today, and with 72 places getting paid it fell to Ben Yu to be the bubble boy at the start of the third level of play to give the rest of the room a reason for a small round of applause as they were guaranteed a return on their investment of at least $2,501.

Those who didn’t make it through included Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Terrence Chan, Berry Johnston, and Mike Leah.

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Steven Wolansky Eliminated in 10th Place ($11,681)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Steven Wolansky
Steven Wolansky

On the last hand of the evening, Steven Wolansky opened from the small blind and Brandon Shack-Harris called from the big blind. The flop came {7-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-} and the two exchanged bets until Wolansky was all in. It was a showdown of newly minted bracelet winners and Wolansky had to feel he was in good shape with his {Q-Spades}{Q-Hearts} but unfortunately for him Shack-Harris had flopped big with {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. The turn was the {5-Clubs} and the river was the {2-Diamonds} and Wolansky said "good luck tomorrow everyone" as he was officially eliminated in 10th place for $11,681.

Steven Wolansky us Busted

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Final Ten Redraw and Chip Counts

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
1Yegor Tsurikov
2David Chiu
3Ron Burke
4Steven Wolansky
5Brandon Shack-Harris
6Dan Kelly
7Jesse Katz
8Jeff Lisandro
9Bryce Landier
10Sean Berrios
Dan Kelly us 650,000 191,000
David Chiu us 350,000 50,000
Sean Berrios us 325,000 80,000
Yegor Tsurikov us 300,000 107,000
Jesse Katz 275,000 -45,000
Brandon Shack-Harris us 275,000 14,000
Steven Wolansky us 275,000 197,000
Ron Burke 205,000 115,000
Bryce Landier us 190,000 28,000
Jeff Lisandro au 150,000 -6,000

Eric Bensamochan Eliminated in 11th Place ($11,681)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Eric Bensamochan
Eric Bensamochan

Eric Bensamochan had found himself ground down to a short stack and he opened on Jeff Lisandro's big blind and Lisandro made the call. The flop came {5-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} and Lisandro check-raised Bensamochan's continuation bet. Lisandro led out on the {J-Clubs} turn and again on the {9-Spades} river. The river bet was enough to set Bensamochan all in and he made the call. Lisandro turned over {6-Spades}{4-Spades} for fives and fours and Bensamochan flung his cards into the muck as he was eliminated in 11th place.

Eric Bensamochan US Busted

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Mark Chilton Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,681)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Mark Chilton -12th
Mark Chilton -12th

Before the deal Mark Chilton was in the big blind with not much behind. “I guess I’m pot committed.” he said.

David Chiu bet and Jesse Katz called in the small blind. Chilton put in 5,000 extra and the other two players matched it.

Chiu and Katz checked it down to the river on a final board of {5-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{a-Hearts}{8-Spades}{j-Diamonds}.

“Can you beat nine high?” Chilton asked. Katz could as he turned over {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} and Chilton was the next to be eliminated.

Mark Chilton Busted

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Mike Lancaster Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,330)

• Level 20: 8,000-16,000, 0 ante
Mike Lancaster
Mike Lancaster

Mike Lancaster opened for a raise and it was three-bet by Yegor Tsurikov. Jeff Lisandro called and Lancaster called all in for less. The flop came {K-Spades}{6-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}, Tsurikov bet, and Lisandro called. Those actions repeated themselves on the {2-Hearts} turn. On the {Q-Hearts} river, Tsurikov fired a third bullet but this time Lisandro raised. Tsurikov quickly called and said "your flush is good."

Lisandro said "two pair" without turning over his hand and Tsurikov was quick to say "no good" as he tabled {6-Hearts}{6-Spades} for a flopped set of sixes. Lisandro mucked and the all-in Lancaster turned over a loser in {A-Clubs}{7-Hearts}. Lancaster was eliminated in 13th place for $9,330.

Mike Lancaster us Busted

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Jerid Zewin Eliminated In 14th Place ($9,330)

• Level 19: 6,000-12,000, 0 ante
Jerid Zewin - 14th
Jerid Zewin - 14th

Jeff Lisandro bet in the small blind and short stacked Jerid Zewin called in the big blind.

They saw a flop of {5-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}. Lisandro bet and Zewin called. The rest of it went in on the turn {9-Spades}.

Lisandro had {a-Spades}{j-Diamonds} and Sewin showd {q-Hearts}{7-Hearts}.

The river {8-Diamonds} put the nail in Zewin’s coffin and he was the next to head out of the tournament.

Jerid Zewin us Busted

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