Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #44: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Brandon Ageloff Leads Final 15 into Day 3 of Event #44

[user38873] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Brandon Ageloff
Brandon Ageloff

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 {J-Spades}{J-Clubs} against the {Q-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} 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 {K-Hearts}{K-Diamonds} 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:

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4461Alexander Zeligman243,000
4462--Empty-- 
4463Vinny Pahuja572,000
4464Ray Foley993,000
4465Justin Conley302,000
4466Mark Wilds700,000
4467Evan McNiff294,000
4468Jason Johnson779,000
4469Ryan Spittles453,000

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4501empty 
4502Roberto Romanello458,000
4503Joseph Iarussi764,000
4504Bryan Dillon560,000
4505Jordan Morgan773,000
4506Brandon Ageloff1,007,000
4507empty 
4508Robert Chorlian492,000
4509Michael Anselm227,000

Chip Counts Day 2 final (full)

[user38873] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Brandon Ageloff us 1,007,000 -68,000
Ray Foley us 993,000
Jason Johnson us 779,000 -196,000
Jordan Morgan us 773,000 -37,000
Joseph Iarussi US 764,000 -26,000
Mark Wilds US 700,000 45,000
Vinny Pahuja us 572,000 62,000
Bryan Dillon US 560,000 -15,000
Robert Chorlian US 492,000 42,000
Roberto Romanello gb 458,000 -2,000
Ryan Spittles gb 453,000 73,000
Justin Conley us 302,000 -33,000
Evan McNiff us 294,000 -186,000
Alexander Zeligman gb 243,000 -37,000
Michael Anselm US 227,000 -83,000

Aditya Agarwal Eliminated in 16th Place ($17,234)

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Aditya Agarwal
Aditya Agarwal

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.

Agarwal: {Q-Diamonds}{9-Spades}
Chorlian: {A-Spades}{7-Spades}

The {6-Clubs}{J-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} flop was good news for Agarwal, but he definitely didn't like the {A-Diamonds} turn. The {K-Hearts} river completed the board and the field has been reduced to 15 only.

Robert Chorlian US 450,000 198,000
Aditya Agarwal in Busted

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Brian Haas Eliminated in 17th Place ($17,234)

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Brian Haas - 17th Place
Brian Haas - 17th Place

With the flop reading {q-Hearts}{2-Spades}{8-Hearts}, Brandon Ageloff bet out 32,000. Brian Haas raised all in and Ageloff called.

Ageloff: {k-Clubs}{q-Spades}
Haas: {a-Clubs}{8-Clubs}

Haas was behind and at risk, and his fate was sealed when the last two cards fell {k-Spades}{2-Hearts}. His 17th-place finish is good for $17,234, and Ageloff has the largest stack in the room after collecting that pot.

Brandon Ageloff us 1,075,000 389,000
Brian Haas US Busted

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The final 17 Players (full)

[user38873] • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4401Alexander Zeligman280,000
4402--Empty-- 
4403Vinny Pahuja510,000
4404Ray Foley685,000
4405Justin Conley335,000
4406Mark Wilds655,000
4407Evan McNiff480,000
4408Jason Johnson975,000
4409Ryan Spittles380,000

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4451Brian Haas425,000
4452Roberto Romanello460,000
4453Joseph Iarussi775,000
4454Bryan Dillon290,000
4455Jordan Morgan810,000
4456Brandon Ageloff686,000
4457Aditya Agarwal360,000
4458Robert Chorlian252,000
4459Michael Anselm310,000
Jason Johnson us 975,000
Jordan Morgan us 810,000 -55,000
Joseph Iarussi US 775,000 65,000
Brandon Ageloff us 686,000 -64,000
Ray Foley us 685,000 -155,000
Mark Wilds US 655,000 -105,000
Vinny Pahuja us 510,000 227,000
Evan McNiff us 480,000 100,000
Roberto Romanello gb 460,000 125,000
Brian Haas US 425,000 55,000
Ryan Spittles gb 380,000 190,000
Aditya Agarwal in 360,000 -110,000
Justin Conley us 335,000 -115,000
Michael Anselm US 310,000 90,000
Bryan Dillon US 290,000 -20,000
Alexander Zeligman gb 280,000 -25,000
Robert Chorlian US 252,000 -88,000

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Zachary Humphrey Eliminated in 19th Place ($13,953)

• Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Zachary Humphrey - 19th Place
Zachary Humphrey - 19th 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.

Humphrey: {a-Clubs}{9-Hearts}
Johnson: {a-Spades}{10-Hearts}

The board ran out {2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{4-Spades}{7-Hearts}{4-Hearts} and humphrey was eliminated.

Jason Johnson us 975,000 115,000
Zachary Humphrey us Busted

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