Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Margareta Morris Tops Shark-Filled Field on Day 2

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Margareta Morris has the lead.
Margareta Morris has the lead.

Day 2 of Event 49: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em began with 204 players, many of them grizzled veterans with piles upon piles of poker winnings in their lifetimes. However, the day ended with a chip leader that few would have expected to top the final 23: Margareta Morris, a Connecticut native with just nine recorded tournament cashes for $121,525.

Morris spent much of her day mixing it up with some of poker's finest, accumulating chips from confrontations with players like JC Tran and Jason Koon. It was a pot against Melanie Weisner with mere minutes remaining in the night that really vaulted Morris to the top. She put in a raise after Weisner bet and was called on a flop of {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades}, and Weisner shoved all in. Morris made the call.

Weisner: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Morris: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The dealer burned and turned the {q-Spades}, keeping Morris alive for runner-runner, and she then peeled off the {q-Diamonds} to give Morris a full house.

Former November Niner John Dolan checked in with the second-best stack with 719,000, and Koon (616,000), Kevin MacPhee (601,000), Blake Bohn (582,000), Weisner (301,000), and Josh Arieh (267,000) bagged as well.

Tons of notables began the day, and crushers such as Ankush Mandavia, Taylor Paur, Ami Barer, Darren Rabinowitz, and Phil Hellmuth were among those getting paid for their efforts. Hellmuth had a particularly painful exit, as he was down to four big blinds before a massive comeback saw him return to contention. Then, he got three-outed and delivered some choice words.

Play resumes at 1 p.m. tomorrow, so be sure to tune back in to PokerNews for the Day 3 of this prestigious tournament.

Tags: Ami BarerAnkush MandaviaBlake BohnDarren RabinowitzJason KoonJC TranJohn DolanJosh AriehKevin MacPheeMargareta MorrisMelanie WeisnerPhil HellmuthTaylor Paur

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

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Margareta Morris US 805,000 -14,000
John Dolan us 719,000 149,000
Timur Margolin il 647,000 167,000
Jason Koon us 616,000 -64,000
Kevin MacPhee us 601,000 -149,000
Jean Gaspard us 600,000 -102,000
Jeremy Kottler US 595,000 53,000
Blake Bohn us 582,000
Oliver Price gb 548,000 28,000
Manig Loeser de 493,000 103,000
Tom Bedell no 488,000 168,000
David Miscikowski us 484,000 19,000
Alberto Gomez GB 459,000 39,000
Jeremy Wien us 419,000 153,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 370,000 -142,000
Melanie Weisner us 301,500 -8,500
Vinicus De Silva BR 299,000 -56,000
Tony Gargano us 275,000 5,000
Josh Arieh us 267,000 -193,000
Andy Spears us 200,000 78,000
Anthony Spinella us 197,000 -33,000
Daniel Colman us 144,000 -111,000

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Weisner Takes Horrifying Beat

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Melanie Weisner was on the receiving end of an awful beat.
Melanie Weisner was on the receiving end of an awful beat.

Shortly after calling down Jean Gaspard on a board of {k-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{3-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and being shown {8-Spades}{3-Spades}, Melanie Weisner got involved in a massive pot on a flop of {a-Clubs}{k-Spades}{9-Spades}. Margareta Morris put in a raise after Weisner bet and was called, and Weisner shoved all in. Morris made the call.

Weisner: {a-Spades}{k-Clubs}
Morris: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The dealer burned and turned the {q-Spades}, keeping Morris alive for runner-runner, and she then peeled off the {q-Diamonds} to give Morris a full house.

"That's the sickest s*** I've ever seen," Josh Arieh said. "And I've been playing poker a long time."

Margareta Morris US 819,000 217,000
Jean Gaspard us 702,000 302,000
Melanie Weisner us 310,000 -440,000

Tags: Josh AriehJean GaspardMargareta MorrisMelanie Weisner

Randal Flowers Eliminated in 24th Place ($22,309)

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Kevin MacPhee is on a one-man wrecking spree over on table #444 having sent Hasan Habib and Guillaume Diaz to the rail one hand ago, has just sent Randal FLowers to the showers.

Flowers held {J-Diamonds}{J-Clubs} and MacPhee called with {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}. MacPhee flopped an ace on the {5-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{A-Spades} flop and the improved to a full house on the {A-Hearts} turn. The {3-Diamonds} completed the river and it was game over for Flowers.

Kevin MacPhee us 750,000 175,000
Randal Flowers us Busted

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Hasan Habib Eliminated in 26th Place ($22,309), Guillaume Diaz Eliminated in 25th Place ($22,309)

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Kevin MacPhee has eliminated two players in the same hand and is now riding a stack approaching 600,000.

Hasan Habib moved his short stack all-in from under the gun, Guillaume Diaz reshoved from the next seat and MacPhee called from the big blind to put both opponents at risk.

Habib: {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}
Diaz: {K-Clubs}{K-Diamonds}
MacPhee: {A-Hearts}{K-Spades}

MacPhee flew into the lead on the {2-Spades}{5-Hearts}{A-Spades} flop and then further ahead on the {A-Diamonds} turn. The {Q-Spades} completed the board and both Habib and Diaz busted.

Kevin MacPhee us 575,000 175,000
Guillaume Diaz fr Busted
Hasan Habib us Busted

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Giuseppe Pantaleo Eliminated in 27th Place ($22,309)

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Giuseppe Pantaleo pushed his stack into the middle from under the gun and Norbert Szecsi called from the button.

Pantaleo's tournament life depended on how well his {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs} could perform against the {A-Spades}{K-Hearts} of his opponent. It didn't perform very well because the board ran {5-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{5-Spades}{4-Hearts}{A-Clubs} to send Pantaleo to the rail in 27th place.

Norbert Szecsi hu 512,000 180,000
Giuseppe Pantaleo de Busted

Tags: Giuseppe PantaleoNorbert Szecsi

Final 27 Redraw and Counts (full)

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Table 440

SeatPlayer
1Jeremy Kottler
2Norbert Szecsi
3David Miscikowski
4Vinicus De Silva
5Tony Gargano
6Giuseppe Pantaleo
7Timur Margolin
8Anthony Spinella
9Blake Bohn

Table 444

SeatPlayer
1Alberto Gomez
2Randal Flowers
3Jason Koon
4Kevin MacPhee
5Hasan Habib
6Oliver Price
7Guillaume Diaz
8Andy Spears
9Jeremy Wien

Table 445

SeatPlayer
1Margareta Morris
2Manig Loeser
3Harry Thomas
4John Dolan
5Melanie Weisner
6Josh Arieh
7Tom Bedell
8Daniel Colman
9Jean Gaspard
Melanie Weisner us 750,000 65,000
Jason Koon us 680,000 270,000
Margareta Morris US 602,000 -33,000
John Dolan us 570,000 206,000
Jeremy Kottler US 542,000 -213,000
Oliver Price gb 520,000 220,000
Blake Bohn us 500,000 -100,000
Timur Margolin il 480,000 120,000
David Miscikowski us 465,000 95,000
Josh Arieh us 460,000 50,000
Alberto Gomez GB 420,000 -160,000
Kevin MacPhee us 400,000 -50,000
Jean Gaspard us 400,000 314,100
Manig Loeser de 390,000 180,000
Vinicus De Silva BR 355,000
Norbert Szecsi hu 332,000 250,500
Tom Bedell no 320,000 175,400
Harry Thomas us 320,000
Tony Gargano us 270,000 124,500
Jeremy Wien us 266,000 -30,000
Randal Flowers us 260,000 -15,000
Daniel Colman us 255,000 255,000
Anthony Spinella us 230,000 63,000
Giuseppe Pantaleo de 180,000 -260,000
Guillaume Diaz fr 145,000 60,000

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Flowers in Bloom

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Randal Flowers raised to 18,000 from the button and Josh Arieh, who had only moments early swapped to this table, called from the big blind. Arieh proceeded to check-call a 25,000 bet on the {2-Hearts}{4-Clubs}{5-Diamonds} flop and then check folded to a 42,000 bet n the {2-Clubs} turn.

Flowers showed {9-Clubs}{9-Spades} and commented to Anthony Spinella that his holding was holding on the previous hand.

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