Alexandre Reard Takes Big Lead Into Final Day of Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold'em
It was a long day of action on the felt in Event #47: $5,000 Freezeout No-Limit Hold’em. There were 82 players who returned for Day 2, including some of the biggest names in poker. In the end, only five remain for their shot at WSOP gold.
Leading the way into the final day is Alexandre Reard (8,820,000) from France. Reard has more than $3 million in live tournament earnings, but he is still seeking his first WSOP bracelet.
Others to make the PokerGO live-streamed table include bracelet winner Daniel Strelitz (5,345,000), Qing Liu (3,375,000, Conrad Simpson (2,390,000), and Ren Lin (1,535,000)
It took eight hours of play to reach the unofficial final table. The first to go was Salim Admon in ninth, ($31,905), he shoved the river with a pair of kings with a ten-kicker, but Daniel Strelitz held king-queen for a better kicker.
Next out was Jamie Sequeira. He lost a few pots in a row, including a big flip to exit in eighth ($41,132). Diogo Veiga followed him out the door shortly in seventh ($53,913), when his ace-five couldn’t connect against the pocket threes of Reard.
Darren Grant was the last one to miss out on the final day. Grant entered the official final table second in chips, but it was not to be as he went out in sixth ($71,827) at the hands of Reard.
There were 64 players who made the money for the guaranteed cash of $8,000. Some of those falling short of the bubble included Ben Heath, Craig Mason, and bubble boy, Andrew Kelsall.
Once the bubble was burst, players started dropping rapidly. Those who made the money but not the final table included, Daniel Negreanu, Shaun Deeb, Scott Seiver, and Daniel Lazrus.
Players will return at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, October 26th, with the blinds at 60,000/120,000/120,000.
A winner will be crowned tomorrow in this brand new WSOP event. Keep your eyes on PokerNews for all the action in this event, and our continuing coverage of the World Series of Poker.