Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
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Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha
Jour 2 terminé

Heroux Leads Final 10 Players; Duhamel Still In the Hunt

[user339870] • Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Maxime Heroux
Maxime Heroux

Out of the 2,419 entries that took to the felt in Event #19: $565 Pot-Limit Omaha, just 100 returned for Day 2 action, and only 10 bagged chips at the conclusion of play. They'll return for Day 3 action Sunday, 10 June, at 2pm local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and will play until a champion is crowned. The eventual winner will score a $181,790 payday in addition to the coveted gold bracelet.

Canadian Maxime Heroux is presently leading the way with 2,430,000. Heroux already had a strong stack when the field redrew at 27 players and continued to build and was responsible for three late-stage eliminations.

Heroux is joined by a couple of big names: 2010 Main Event Champion Jonathan Duhamel (1,570,000) and fan favorite Craig Varnell (1,950,000). Varnell was one of the big stacks to start the day, and although he suffered a setback or two, his stack steadily trended upward throughout the ten levels of Day 2 play.

Duhamel took a more modest stack out of the bag and won several key pots once the field had narrowed substantially; like Heroux, he also stacked three players after the redraw. Here's a look at the unofficial final table:

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4231Maxime HerouxCanada2,430,00041
Amazon4232Seth ZimmermanUnited States920,00015
Amazon4233Christopher TrangUnited States1,280,00021
Amazon4234Craig VarnellUnited States1,950,00033
Amazon4235Ilian LiUnited States1,080,00018
Amazon4236Conway FrankenheimerUnited States820,00014
Amazon4237Omar MehmoodUnited States655,00011
Amazon4238Jonathan DuhamelCanada1,570,00026
Amazon4239Shaome YangUnited States735,00012
Amazon42310Jason LipinerUnited States645,00011

It didn't take long for chips to start flying around once Day 2 action had begun. Several notable names hit the rail early, including bracelet winner James Obst (99th - $2,019), JC Tran (95th - $2,019), three-time bracelet winner Dutch Boyd (79th - $2,397), and Jesse Yaginuma (68th - $2,675).

Ryan Laplante, who won this event in its 2016, made a valiant effort at securing the title once more, but ultimately departed in 20th place. He took home $5,830 for his efforts in this year's iteration.

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Tags: Christopher TrangConway FrankenheimerCraig VarnellDutch BoydIlian LiJames ObstJason LipinerJC TranJesse YaginumaJonathan DuhamelMaxime HerouxOmar MehmoodSeth ZimmermanShaome Yang

Bag Time

• Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Spilled Chips
Spilled Chips

The final hand has been played ending with players bagging chips to return for the third and final day on Sunday, 10 June at 2pm.

Final Table Seat Draw & Chip Counts (complet)

[user339870] • Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4231Maxime HerouxCanada2,530,00049
Amazon4232Seth ZimmermanUnited States1,020,00020
Amazon4233Christopher TrangUnited States1,350,00027
Amazon4234Craig VarnellUnited States1,570,00031
Amazon4235Ilian LiUnited States1,410,00028
Amazon4236Conway FrankenheimerUnited States760,00015
Amazon4237Omar MehmoodUnited States700,00014
Amazon4238Jonathan DuhamelCanada1,120,00022
Amazon4239Shaome YangUnited States635,00013
Amazon42310Jason LipinerUnited States850,00017
Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
ca 2,530,000
Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 1,570,000 -230,000
Ilian Li us
Ilian Li
us 1,410,000 500,000
Christopher Trang US
Christopher Trang
US 1,350,000 170,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 1,120,000 560,000
Seth Zimmerman us
Seth Zimmerman
us 1,020,000 -10,000
Jason Lipiner us
Jason Lipiner
us 850,000 -670,000
Conway Frankenheimer US
Conway Frankenheimer
US 760,000 -60,000
Omar Mehmood us
Omar Mehmood
us 700,000 370,000
Shaome Yang us
Shaome Yang
us 635,000 35,000

Lire Plus

Rick Fuller Eliminated in 11th Place ($11,621)

[user339870] • Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Rick Fuller
Rick Fuller

Rick Fuller got his stack in before the flop against the chip leader, Maxime Heroux.

Rick Fuller: {A-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{J-Clubs}{3-Clubs}
Maxime Heroux: {A-Hearts}{K-Diamonds}{Q-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}

Heroux had the preflop advantage and Fuller needed to improve to survive. After the board ran out {A-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{2-Hearts}{8-Hearts}{5-Clubs} Heroux's hand was still best, so he took the pot to end Fuller's run in this event.

Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
ca 2,530,000 330,000
Rick Fuller us
Rick Fuller
us Eliminé

Tags: Maxime HerouxRick Fuller

Michael Reed Eliminated in 12th Place ($11,621)

• Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Michael Reed
Michael Reed

As to told by Craig Varnell, Michael Reed and Varnell tangled in a four-bet pot with Reed all-in preflop and at risk holding {6-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{9-Clubs} against Varnell's {A-Spades}{A-Hearts}{5-Spades}{2-Diamonds}.

The flop brought {A-Hearts}{9-Spades}{6-Clubs} giving Reed an open-ended straight draw against Varnell's set of aces, but the runout of {3-Spades}{K-Clubs} bricked out eliminating Reed, who departed with the first five-figure cash.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 1,800,000 300,000
Michael Reed us
Michael Reed
us Eliminé

Tags: Craig VarnellIlian Li

Zhou Zhou Eliminated in 13th Place ($9,142)

• Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante
Zhou Zhou
Zhou Zhou

Maxime Heroux raised from the small blind to 125,000, Zhou Zhou called in the big blind.

On a flop of {2-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Diamonds} Heroux fired 300,000. Zhou tanked for a minute before putting in the call. On the {Q-Spades} turn Heroux jammed all-in covering Zhou for 680,000 more. Zhou took a minute, then announced "call".

Heroux showed {K-Hearts}{K-Clubs}{Q-Spades}{10-Spades} for kings and a turned flush draw against Zhou's two pair of {J-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{2-Hearts}. The river brought the {7-Spades} making Heroux his flush and ending Zhou's tournament run as Heroux scooped the largest pot of the tournament, becoming the first player to pass the two million mark.

Maxime Heroux ca
Maxime Heroux
ca 2,200,000 440,000
Zhou Zhou cn
Zhou Zhou
cn Eliminé

Tags: Maxime HerouxZhou Zhou

Yang Doubles Through Varnell

[user339870] • Niveau 28: 25,000-50,000, 0 ante

Action folded to Craig Varnell on the button and he raised to 175,000. Shaome Yang three-bet shoved from the big blind for 280,000 and Varnell called to put him at risk.

Craig Varnell: {Q-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs}
Shaome Yang: {A-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}{5-Hearts}

Yang had the preflop advantage and Varnell needed to improve in order to stack him. The flop fell {7-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} to give Yang the nut straight, leaving Varnell drawing thin. The {7-Hearts} turn and {J-Spades} river changed nothing, so Yang took the pot to double up.

Craig Varnell us
Craig Varnell
us 1,500,000 450,000
Shaome Yang us
Shaome Yang
us 600,000 180,000

Tags: Craig VarnellShaome Yang

Niveau:
28
Blinds:
25,000/50,000
Ante:
0

John Gordon Eliminated in 14th Place ($9,142)

[user339870] • Niveau 27: 20,000-40,000, 0 ante
John Gordon
John Gordon

Four players each put in 40,000 before the dealer fanned out the {K-Hearts}{J-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} flop. Action checked around.

The {Q-Diamonds} fell on the turn and action checked to John Gordon in middle position. He bet 150,000, Christopher Trang announced a pot-sized raise from the button, the blinds folded, and Gordon called to put himself at risk.

John Gordon: {A-Spades}{J-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{3-Spades}
Christopher Trang: {A-Diamonds}{10-Clubs}{9-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}

Both players had turned Broadway but Trang had a redraw to nut diamonds. The {5-Diamonds} on the river made his hand and he took the pot to end Gordon's run in this event.

Christopher Trang US
Christopher Trang
US 1,180,000 590,000
John Gordon us
John Gordon
us Eliminé

Tags: Christopher TrangJohn Gordon