Day 2 completed
Day 2 completed
Out of the 1,914 total entries for the $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Event #44 of the 2014 World Series Of Poker, 212 remained and returned to the tables of the Amazon room. Only the top 198 spots would see a payday of at least $2,919 and 10 levels later only 15 players would bag chips at the end of Day 2.
Jason Johnson was leading the field, among those that left empty-handed were for example Erick Lindgren and Sean Prendiville. The Irishman ran with pocket queens into the pocket aces of Max Silver. On the bubble itself several players survived their all in situation before three players were at risk at the same time. Justin Bond would eventually bow out in 199th place after he could not improve with against the of Sebastian Saffari.
888poker pro Sofia Lövgren was among the first to bust in the money, Jeff Madsen, Tony Cousineau, Bruno Kawauti, Tristan Wade and Jackie Glazier followed in the second payout step. Artem Metalidi lost a chip leader pot with set under set and was accompanied by Jason Wheeler, Victor Ramdin, Ylon Schwartz, Connor Drinan, Joe Serock and Jake Balsiger, who all received $3,514 each.
Max Silver bowed out in 76th place after Vinicus Teixeira De Silva doubled through him, the Brazilian passed on the chips to Jordan Morgan in two big hands though and finished in 59th place for $6,718. Barry Greenstein received the same payout after his open ended straight flush draw didn't get there against Vinny Pahuja. Thomas Muehloecker was very active and had to settle for 50th place, Loni Harwood's roller coaster day ended in 39th place.
Yevgeniy Timoshenko (34th) and Harrison Gimbel (32nd) just missed out on the final four tables and earned themselves $11,420. Randal Flowers was eliminated in 22nd place after running into the of Michael Lehr. Aditya Agarwal bowed out in 16th place and would be the last player to not bag and tag chips for Day 3.
Ultimately it was a very close race between Brandon Ageloff (1,007,000) and Ray Foley (993,000) for the chip lead, start-of-the-day leader Jason Johnson claimed the third place with 779,000 in chips. Vinny Pahuja (572,000) is looking for a second final table at the 2014 WSOP after finishing 7th in Event #33, a $ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em, only a few days ago.
Other notables to make it through to the final day include Ryan Spittles (453,000) and Welshman Roberto Romanello (458,000) who seeks his first golden bracelet and the entry into the exclusive Triple Crown club of players that won an EPT, WPT and WSOP title.
Make sure to tune back into the exclusive PokerNews live reporting as of 1 p.m. on Monday for the third and final day of the tournament when we will play down to a winner. All players already have $21,575 guaranteed and the first place-finish is rewarded with a payday of stunning $478,102.
Day 3 table constellations:
We will have 15 players left for Day 3 and the final chip counts shall be available shortly.
About two minutes ago, Aditya Agarwal raised to 27,000 and then folded to a three-bet of Roberto Romanello after the Welshman made it 73,000 to go.
It would only take a few hands and then Agarwal was all in for what looked like 210,000 after the action had folded to him in the small blind. Robert Chorlian thought about it for a good two minutes and then made the call.
The flop was good news for Agarwal, but he definitely didn't like the turn. The river completed the board and the field has been reduced to 15 only.
With the flop reading , Brandon Ageloff bet out 32,000. Brian Haas raised all in and Ageloff called.
Haas was behind and at risk, and his fate was sealed when the last two cards fell . His 17th-place finish is good for $17,234, and Ageloff has the largest stack in the room after collecting that pot.
Brian Haas raised and then four-bet shoved into the three-bet of Bryan Dillon. As soon as he heard the snap call, he said "guess I need help" and turned over . He was indeed miles behind preflop against the of his opponent and could not get there on the board.
Julien Fauteux slid his all chips in the middle and Vinny Pahuja snap-called, putting Fauteux at risk.
The dealer laid out a board of and Fauteux was eliminated in 18th place.
Zachary Humphrey moved all in preflop from under the gun and action folded around to Jason Johnson in the big blind who, after getting a count, made the call putting Humphrey at risk.
The board ran out and humphrey was eliminated.