Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Event #58: $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Jared Jaffee Leads the Final 10 Players in the Mixed-Max

[user169806] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jared Jaffee
Jared Jaffee

Jared Jaffee is the man to catch going into Day 3 of the $1,500 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em after bagging up an impressive 1,583,000 chips at the close of play on Day 2.

The day began with 181 players in the mix, but the six-handed format of the day's play resulted in those 181 hopefuls being reduced to 50 or so within the first four levels. The bubble burst during the first level of play, an unnamed player crashing out when his {A-Spades}{K-Clubs} ran into the {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs} of Chou Chou and couldn't improve.

Once the bubble burst, the floodgates opened and the pace of the eliminations was nothing short of frantic. Mark Teltscher (159th), Liv Boeree (158th), Mark Radoja (155th), Ami Barer (134th), Gavin Smith (113rd), Matt Marafioti (112nd), Erick Lindgren (98th), Grayson Ramage (80th), Andrew Badecker (53rd), Jason Koon (39th), and Dan Kelly (30th) were among those who busted with prize money to show for their substantial efforts.

Once Germany's Felix Trau busted in 25th place, the tournament switched from six-handed to four-handed and the eliminations kept flowing to the cashier's cage, and only ended when play did for the night after the completion of 10 hour-long levels.

Once the dust had settled it was the aforementioned Jaffee who bagged up the most chips and he is now in pole position for the $405,428 first place prize and the much sought after gold WSOP bracelet.

It's not going to be plain sailing for Jaffee because among the final 10 competitors are some of the world's best poker talent.

Mark Herm starts Day 3 with 927,000 chips, while Brandon Cantu has a healthy stack of 918,000. Other notables include Xiao Peng (654,000), Jeff Gross (550,000), Mike Watson (388,000), and Anton Smirnov (381,000).

Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon with the remaining 10 players competing at four-handed tables. Once only five players remain, they will join together on one table and once one of those final five busts, the surviving four players will compete heads-up until a champion is crowned.

Until Day 3's restart, we wish you goodnight and thank you for following the action.

Final 10

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
4401--empty-- 
4402Joseph Alban594,000
4403Michael Coleman200,000
4404Mike Watson388,000
    
4491Brandon Cantu918,000
4492--empty-- 
4493Gustavo Kamei437,000
4494Xiao Peng654,000
    
4501Jeff Gross550,000
4502Mark Herm927,000
4503Jared Jaffee1,583,000
4504Anton Smirnov381,000
    

Peng Takes on Cantu

[user169806] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Xiao Peng
Xiao Peng

Brandon Cantu checked on the {7-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs} flop, Xiao Peng bet 23,000 and then called when Cantu check-raised to 60,000. Cantu continued with his story with a 76,000 bet on the {9-Diamonds} turn, a bet that Peng called.

The {K-Spades} on the river slowed Cantu down, but not Peng. Cantu checked, Peng bet 120,000 and Cantu sent his cards into the muck.

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Peng Takes It Down on the River

[user169806] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

Gustavo Kamei raised to 20,000 under the gun and Xiao Peng three-bet to 42,000 from the next seat along. Kamei called and the dealer spread the {6-Clubs}{10-Spades}{9-Spades} flop. Kamei checked and Peng checked behind.

Both players checked the arrival of the {3-Hearts} on the turn and Kamei checked the {A-Diamonds} river. Peng bet 40,000 and took down the pot without showdown.

Tags: Gustavo KameiXiao Peng

Jimmy Guerrero Eliminated in 14th Place ($19,912)

[user169806] • Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Jimmy Guerrero
Jimmy Guerrero

Jared Jaffee raised, Jimmy Guerrero three-bet and then called when Jaffee set him all-in for his tournament life.

"Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God," said Guerrero when he saw his {8-Clubs}{8-Spades} was racing against Jaffee's {A-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}. It was a race he would lose, however.

Jaffee took the lead on the {J-Spades}{J-Clubs}{Q-Spades} flop, went further ahead on the {A-Hearts} turn and then locked up the hand on the {J-Hearts} river.

Jared Jaffee us 1,350,000 500,000
Jimmy Guerrero fr Busted

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