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2014 World Series of Poker

Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Dias: 2
Event Info

2014 World Series of Poker

Resultado Final
Mão Vencedora
Event Info
Prize Pool
Informações sobre o nível
40,000 / 80,000

The March to the Money Begins on Day 2 of Event #29 $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Amanda Musumeci will return for Day 2 action.
Amanda Musumeci will return for Day 2 action.

The 2014 World Series of Poker continued yesterday with the start of Event #29: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. The tournament attracted 1,165 entries — down considerably from last year's 1,736 — but today just 209 players will return for Day 2 action.

Of those 117 will make the money and secure a minimum payday of $5,035, though everyone has their eyes firmly fixed on the gold bracelet and $536,768 firs-place prize. Barry Hutter, who has two final tables on the World Poker Tour and a sixth-place in a $1,000 WSOP event in 2013, will begin the day as chip leader with 150,500 in chips.

Rounding out the top five stacks are Grayson Ramage (138,800), 2013 bracelet winner Justin Oliver (115,100), Richard Kirsch (110,000), and Rep Porter (107,900).

While those men begin the day flush in chips, they face some stiff competition that includes Isaac Baron (103,100), Roberto Romanello (73,100), David "The Dragon" Pham (72,500), Kevin Saul (58,000), Tristan Wade (52,900), Will "The Thrill" Failla (51,300), Josh Arieh (46,800), David Benefield (45,100), Kyle Cartwright (44,300), Griffin Benger (40,100), Scotty Nguyen (39,600), and Amanda Musumeci (33,000).

Cards will be back in the air at 1 p.m. local time, and things will pick up in Level 11 with the blinds at 500/1,000/100. The money bubble is expected to burst within the first couple levels, so be sure to stay tuned for that along with all the action and eliminations through ten more one-hour levels of play.

Serock KO'd by Kirsch

Nível 12 : 600/1,200, 200 ante
Joe Serock
Joe Serock

Action exploded between Richard Kirsch and Joe Serock on a {k-Diamonds}{a-Clubs}{4-Diamonds} that resulted in the latter getting his stack of 35,000 or so all in. Kirsch had snap-called.

Serock: {a-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Kirsch: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}

Serock was up out of his chair even before seeing his opponent's cards, but as the cards sat Serock had the best hand. However, Kirsch had a flush draw to go with his aces. The {A-Hearts} turn improved both players to trips, but Serock's kicker had him out in front. That is when the dealer burned one last time and put out the {q-Diamonds}.

Kirsch spiked his flush to knock out Serock, who was gracious enough to slide his chips over to the victor.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Richard Kirsch us
Richard Kirsch
Joe Serock us
Joe Serock
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Joe SerockRichard Kirsch

Musumeci Takes Her Leave

Nível 14 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Amanda Musumeci
Amanda Musumeci

We missed the preflop action, but it appeared Eric Blair had opened from middle position and the player in the small blind called. It appeared an extremely short-stacked Amanda Musumeci, who had 4,000 or so in the big blind, called off without looking at her cards.

The two active players proceeded to check it down as the board ran out {4-Hearts}{9-Diamonds}{8-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. The small blind tabled the {k-Hearts}{6-Hearts}, but Blair had that beat with the {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. All Musumeci had to do was beat king high, but that proved easier said than done as she flipped over the {2-Hearts}{7-Spades}.

"Damnit," she said before heading to the payout desk in 105th place.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Eric Blair us
Eric Blair
60,000 -12,000
Amanda Musumeci us
Amanda Musumeci

Tags: Amanda MusumeciEric Blair

PokerNews Podcast Episode #225: When in Doubt, Bet feat. Ryan Riess

Nível 16 : 1,500/3,000, 500 ante
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling
Ryan Riess at his banner unveiling

The PokerNews Podcast crew covers several huge stories, including the PokerStars sale, Mike Matusow's penalty, and the decline of pot-limit hold'em. They are then joined by defending Main Event champion Ryan Riess to talk about his banner, his recent run bad, and much more.

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Tags: Mike MatusowPokerNews PodcastRyan Riess

Big Double for Nicholson

Nível 19 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
David Nicholson
David Nicholson

With around 35,000 in the pot and a flop of {4-Spades}{7-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}, Joseph Brattole checked and David Nicholson bet 12,000. Brattole then woke up with a check-raise to 34,000 and Nicholson moved all in for 91,000 more. Brattole thought long and hard before making the call.

Nicholson: {k-Spades}{k-Hearts}
Brattole: {j-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}

Nicholson was ahead with his kings, but the dealer burned and turned the {10-Spades} to give Brattole two pair. Much to Nicholson's relief, which was represented by a fist pump, the {4-Clubs} spiked on the river to counterfeit Brattole and give Nicholson the double.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
David Nicholson us
David Nicholson
285,000 140,000
Joseph Brattole us
Joseph Brattole
235,000 -115,000

Tags: Joseph BrattoleDavid Nicholson

Warrington Eliminated

Nível 19 : 3,000/6,000, 1,000 ante
Ben Warrington
Ben Warrington

Action exploded between Chris Johnson and Ben Warrington on a {k-Diamonds}{4-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} flop that resulted in the latter getting his last 200,000 or so in the middle.

Warrington: {k-Clubs}{8-Spades}
Johnson: {k-Spades}{4-Spades}

Warrington had flopped top pair, but it was no good as Johnson had flopped top and bottom pairs. The {4-Diamonds} turn improved Johnson to a full house, and after the {3-Spades} was put out on the river, Warrington made his way to the payout desk in 28th place.

Meanwhile, Binh Nguyen busted one table over at the same time as Warrington. That means 26 players will redraw to the final three tables as opposed to the usual 27.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
Ben Warrington gb
Ben Warrington
Binh Nguyen us
Binh Nguyen

Tags: Ben WarringtonBinh NguyenChris Johnson

Isaac Baron Eliminated in 21st Place ($16,220)

Nível 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Isaac Baron - 21st Place
Isaac Baron - 21st Place

With a board reading {5-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{j-Clubs} and a considerable amount in the pot, former November Niner David Benefield got moved all in and Isaac Baron, who barely had the small stack, quickly called off.

Baron confidently tabled {j-}{5-} for a full house, and he seemed a bit shell shocked when Benefield rolled over the {k-Spades}{5-Clubs} for a bigger boat.

Baron was in disbelief as he collected his backpack and exited the tournament floor in 21st place for $16,220.

Jogador Fichas Oscilação
David Benefield us
David Benefield
400,000 200,000
Isaac Baron us
Isaac Baron
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: David BenefieldIsaac Baron

Day 2 Ends with 20 Players in the Hunt for Event #29’s Bracelet; Jamie Armstrong Leads

Nível 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jamie Armstrong
Jamie Armstrong

At 1 p.m. PT on Saturday afternoon, 209 poker players returned to their seats in the Amazon Room of the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino all sharing the common goal of making it into the money and then progressing to the tournament’s third day of action.

The dream of cashing was dashed for 92 players who fell by the wayside before the money was awarded. Some of those who fell short included Tristan Wade, Sunny Chattha, Brent Hanks, Gordon Vayo, and Nick Rampone.

When the money bubble did burst, it was thanks to Oleg Badmayev and his huge call with a pair of threes on an {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}{10-Spades} board, at it opened the floodgates for a surge of eliminations. Some of the big names earning some money from Event #29 included recent bracelet winner Kyle Cartwright, Amanda Musumeci, Tony Dunst, Griffin Benger, Will "The Thrill" Failla, Scotty Nguyen, Roberto Romanello, David "Doc" Sands, and former Main Event champion Jerry Yang.

When the tournament director called time on proceedings, after 10 hour-long levels, only 20 players remained in contention for the $536,768 first-place prize and the WSOP bracelet that comes with it. Leading those 20 back into battle at 1 p.m. PT on Sunday afternoon will be Jamie Armstrong, who ended the night with a tournament-leading stack of 765,000. Hot on Armstrong’s heels was Barry Hutter, who has been among the chip leaders since this tournament started. Hutter will begin Day 3 with 731,000 chips.

Other big stacks and notables included Chris Johnson (665,000), Sam Cohen (654,000), Rep Porter (463,000), Matt Salsberg (447,000), David Benefield, (355,000), Justin Oliver (284,000), and William Reynolds (223,000).

The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on the ground throughout Day 3 as the tournament plays down to a champion, and you won't want to miss any of the upcoming action.