Jour 2 terminé
Jour 2 terminé
On the last hand of the night, Brian Rast ran into Daniel Negreanu's aces to bubble the $50,000 US Poker Open Main Event and halt play on Day 2. The penultimate day of the Main Event lasted just three and a half levels as the field was reduced from 13 to the final five.
Keith Tilston returns on Day 3 with the chip lead, chased by Negreanu, Jake Schindler, Dan Smith, and Tom Marchese. Tilston, who is making his third final table of the festival, also led the USPO #03 $25,000 NLHE into the final table before finishing runner-up to Stephen Chidwick.
|Seat||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Keith Tilston||United States||2,273,000||227|
|3||Jake Schindler||United States||669,000||67|
|4||Dan Smith||United States||299,000||30|
|5||Tom Marchese||United States||564,000||56|
Day 2 kicked off with 13 players as US Poker Open Champion Stephen Chidwick, who had locked up the title when registration closed on Day 1, Poker Central founder Cary Katz, and Marchese all chose to re-enter and return to play when Day 2 got underway.
Chidwick was the first player to exit coming in with just 25 big blinds. Benjamin Pollak,Justin Bonomo, and Adrian Mateos were the next to depart leaving the field one elimination away from the unofficial final table. Ultimately, it would be Bryn Kenney running pocket sevens into Tilston's pocket aces to consolidate the field to the feature table.
Once the action got back underway, the field still needed to lose two players before the end of play as just the top fives spots would get paid. Katz nursed a short stack for the majority of play on Day 2 and the slump continued on the final table. Katz finally picked up a big hand and found a caller in Negreanu. Unfortunately, for Katz, Negreanu caught an ace on the flop with his ace-jack and Katz's jacks could not improve.
Play ended for the night not long after when Brian Rast three-bet shoved on Negreanu with ace-queen running right into Negreanu's pocket rockets. Though Rast did find some additional outs on the flop, the two aces held and the clock on Day 2 was paused.
The final table action will resume at noon local time at the Aria Resort & Casino and play down to a winner. Every hand will be streamed live with hole cards on PokerGO beginning at 1 PM and you can follow along with the PokerNews blog starting then.
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Hand #4: Daniel Negreanu picked up in the cutoff and raised to 22,000. Brian Rast also looked down at a premium holding of on the button. Rast shipped all in for 392,000 and was instantly called by Negreanu.
Rast was in danger of falling just short of making the money and would need a lot of help. The flop came and as they say in poker, "There's always a sweat". The turn brought the and the river landed the . Rast was unable to improve and was eliminated on the money bubble.
With the elimination of Rast, the final five players are all guaranteed at least $132,000. They will now bag up their chips and return tomorrow for the third and final day of the Main Event.
Hand 1: Keith Tilston limped in from the small blind with the and folded when Daniel Negreanu popped it up with the in the big blind.
Hand 2: Tilston raised it up on the button with the only to see Negreanu pop him again, this time to 110,000 with the . Tilston made the call to see a flop.
Negreanu fired a bet worth 60,000 and Tilston called. The hit the turn and both players checked.
A juicy landed on the river and Negreanu bet 225,000. Tilston used a time extension and just called, taking down the pot.
Hand 3: Negreanu raised to 22,000 holding the on the button and Brian Rast made the call from the small blind with the . Rast took the betting lead when a flop fanned out and Negreanu mucked.
Daniel Negreanu opened to 22,000 from under the gun with and Cary Katz shipped all in for his last 80,000 in the hijack holding . The action folded back to Negreanu who made an easy call.
The flop came and Negreanu jumped out front with a pair of aces. The turn was the and Katz was left drawing to a single out once again. The rolled off on the river and that spelled the end of Katz's run here in the Main Event.
The remaining seven players have been sent on a 10-minute break.
Cary Katz limped in from under the gun with and brought along Tom Marchese with in the cutoff, Keith Tilston with on the button, and Brian Rast with in the big blind.
The flop came and the action checked to Marchese who took a stab with a bet of 25,000. Katz was the only one to make the call with top pair and the landed on the turn. Katz checked again and Marchese continued his story, betting 55,000. Katz ended up laying down the best hand and Marchese raked in the pot.
Brian Rast opened to 20,000 from late position with the only to see Jake Schindler make it 60,000 from the button with the . Rast called to see a flop and checked the action to Schindler. Jake "The Snake" bet 40,000 and Rast called.
The on the turn gave Rast a flush draw but both players checked to see the complete the board.
Rast led with a bet of 130,000 and Schindler quickly mucked.