After two full days of playing in Event #17: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em 6-handed at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, a field of 1,663 players has been whittled down to the last 27 hopefuls. They'll be returning to the felt on Saturday, June 9 at 12 p.m. to continue their bid for a coveted WSOP bracelet. Many notables are still in contention to capture the first-place prize of $378,743 on top of WSOP champion honors.
Among those that will come back for Day 3 are Luke Brereton (767,000), Bart Lybaert (716,000), Pierre Calamusa (690,000), Ryan D’Angelo (585,000), Nick Schulman (280,000) and Ivan Deyra (237,500).
The largest stack belongs to Gabriel Baumgartner, who will bring 987,000 chips into Day 3. With a little bit more than $10,000 in career tournament earnings, he will be looking for his biggest live cash and a first gold bracelet. He’s followed by Alexandro Tricarico with 983,000. The Belgian player boasts $260,000 in live tournaments winner and will be one to watch on the final day.
Day 2 Action
On Day 2, 264 players came together today and the bubble quickly burst 20 minutes into play. Amongst those who cashed were Jake Schwartz (39th - $7,819), Gil Thierry (42nd - $7,819), Jared Hamby (50th - $5,413), Alexandre Reard (75th - $3,984), Jeff Madsen (78th - $3,984), Tom Koral (114th - $2,835) and Tom Marchese (124th - $2,835). 2014 Main Event Champion Martin Jacobson fell in 64th position for $4,608.
Thomas Muehloecker ($4,608) saw his attempt end in 62nd place after his pocket aces got cracked by pocket queens in a preflop all-in situation. Muehloecker was followed by three-time bracelet winner Adrian Mateos, who cashed the same amount for busting in 61st. Yordan Petrov (55th - $4,608) also got eliminated in a hand he will remember for a while. Flopping the nut straight with seven-six on a board containing two diamonds, Petrov got his stack in on three streets. The river brought the third diamond and Brereton showed seven-six of diamonds, for the same nut straight that improved to a flush.
For Tricarico, a pot with a rivered flush with ten-five of hearts against the pocket queens of Foad Larki proved pivotal towards his end-of-day big stack. Larki held a set of queens and was eliminated in 52nd place. Tricarico claimed top spot after the hand but Baumgartner pipped him for the end of day chip lead in the final stages of the day.
Action resumes at noon local time on Saturday, June 9, where the blinds will resume at Level 21 with 60-minute levels to be played down to a winner. There will be a 15-minute break after every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break scheduled after the sixth level of the day (≈ 6.30pm).
Continue to follow along with the PokerNews live reporting team to find out who will be crowned the next $1,500 6-handed champion.
Day 3 Seat Draw
|Table||Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|424||3||Jamie Rosen||United States||638,000||64|
|424||4||Hon Cheong Lee||Hong Kong||418,000||42|
|432||1||Markus Kuhnen||United Kingdom||293,000||29|
|432||4||Dilip Ravindran||United States||245,000||25|
|432||5||Nick Schulman||United States||280,000||28|
|432||6||Affif Lemos Do Prado||Brazil||271,000||27|
|433||1||Victor Figueroa||United States||223,000||22|
|433||4||Luke Graham||United States||171,000||17|
|433||5||Jason Brin||United States||580,000||58|
|433||6||Luke Brereton||United Kingdom||767,000||77|
|440||1||Alexandr Lipkin||United States||346,000||35|
|440||6||Ryan D'Angelo||United States||585,000||59|
|441||1||Christian Iacobellis||United States||230,000||23|
|441||2||Tristan Wade||United States||280,000||28|
|441||4||Adrian Buckley||United States||72,000||7|
|441||5||Joey Weissman||United States||364,000||36|
|441||6||Oliver Biles||United Kingdom||189,000||19|