2018 World Series of Poker

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place
Jours 2
Event Info

2018 World Series of Poker

Main Gagnante
Event Info
Info Niveau
500,000 / 1,000,000

Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed - $888,888 Guaranteed 1st Place

Jour 2 terminé

888poker Ambassador Chris Moorman Among the Final 29 Players in Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Chris Moorman
Chris Moorman

Day 2 of Event #62: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed has come to an end with 29 survivors left chasing a $888,888 guaranteed first-place prize. Sitting at the top of the counts after ten levels of play was Galen Hall who bagged 6,595,000.

Hall, who has $4,248,371 in record live tournament earnings is followed in the chip counts by players such as Paul Vas Nunes (6,410,000), Hunter Frey (5,730,000), Arthur Conan (3,140,000) and Alexandre Novaes (2,835,000).

One of the most interesting stories that came up on Day 2 was that of Michael Barlow, who was gifted entry into the event after an unforeseen circumstance led to the original winner of the prize not being able to attend. Barlow returned for Day 2 with just 69,000 and by the time the dinner break rolled around, six levels later, Barlow was the top stack in the room and continued his momentum to bag 2,600,000 for the final day.

There were 458 players who returned to action on Day 2, all of them already in the money, with 888poker ambassadors Chris Moorman and Martin Jacobson representing the event sponsors along with seven-time bracelet winner Men Nguyen, four-time WSOP bracelet winner Jeff Madsen, and two-time bracelet winners Eric Baldwin, and Steven Wolansky.

Fellow bracelet winners Jeremey Ausmus, Michael Tureniec, Anthony Spinella, Andreas Klatt, Mike Leah, and 2015 Main Event Champion Ryan Riess were also in the hunt.

Unfortunately, almost all of them didn't make it through. In fact, only Moorman and Nguyen survived. Moorman bagged 2,620,000 and Nguyen will return for Day 3 with 3,350,000.

Ausmus (429th - $2,702), Spinella (341st - $3,428), Jacobson (272nd - $3,908), Madsen (259th - $3,908), Tureniec (244th - $4,492), Leah (227th - $4,492), Baldwin (155th - $5,203), Riess (139th - $5,203), Wolansky (86th - $6,075), Klatt (85th - $6,075) will be on to the next one, busting with at least some consolation on Day 2.

The final 29 players will return to action on Tuesday afternoon, July 3, for Day 3 with cards hitting the air at 2pm local time. The blinds will be 30,000/60,000 with play continuing until the last player is standing.

Day 3 Seat Draw

RoomSeatTablePlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Amazon4241Brett BaderUnited States1,485,00025
Amazon4242Carlos ChangTaiwan2,010,00034
Amazon4243Richard AlatiUnited States2,355,00039
Amazon4244Eduards KudrjavcevsLatvia2,730,00046
Amazon4246Joey WeissmanUnited States1,210,00020
Amazon4247Fabrice CasanoFrance1,040,00017
Amazon4248Dara TaherpourUnited States2,290,00038
Amazon4251Paul Vas NunesUnited Kingdom6,410,000107
Amazon4252Vitaliy NeymanUnited States1,695,00028
Amazon4253Men NguyenUnited States3,511,00059
Amazon4254Jeremiah MiesenUnited States2,405,00040
Amazon4256Franz-Xaver DitzGermany2,745,00046
Amazon4257Joshua TurnerUnited States1,560,00026
Amazon4258Alexandre NovaesBrazil2,835,00047
Amazon4261Marc GoldmanUnited States900,00015
Amazon4262Alexander KuzminRussia1,010,00017
Amazon4263Martin StausholmAustria2,270,00038
Amazon4264Niels HerregodtsBulgaria1,010,00017
Amazon4265Hunter FreyUnited States5,730,00096
Amazon4266Philip TomUnited States1,150,00019
Amazon4267James AlexanderUnited States1,360,00023
Amazon4268Michael BarlowUnited States2,625,00044
Amazon4271Chris MoormanUnited Kingdom2,620,00044
Amazon4272Smith CollinsUnited States2,240,00037
Amazon4273Andrey ZaichenkoRussia1,500,00025
Amazon4275Arthur ConanFrance3,140,00052
Amazon4276Shai ZurrIsrael900,00015
Amazon4277Galen HallUnited States6,595,000110
Amazon4278Laurent PolitoFrance1,705,00028

Stay tuned to the blog as PokerNews will be on the floor providing live coverage until the last card comes off the deck and the latest WSOP champion is crowned.

Tags: 888pokerAndreas KlattAnthony SpinellaChris MoormanEric BaldwinJeff MadsenJeremey AusmusMartin JacobsonMen NguyenMichael BarlowMichael TureniecMike LeahRyan RiessSteven Wolansky

End of Day Chip Counts (complet)

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante
Joueur Jetons Progression
Galen Hall us
Galen Hall
6,595,000 3,095,000
Day 3 Chip Leader
WSOP 1X Winner
Paul Vas Nunes gb
Paul Vas Nunes
6,410,000 1,910,000
Hunter Frey us
Hunter Frey
5,730,000 130,000
Men Nguyen us
Men Nguyen
3,350,000 250,000
WSOP 7X Winner
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
3,140,000 -660,000
Alexandre Novaes br
Alexandre Novaes
2,835,000 2,597,000
Franz-Xaver Ditz de
Franz-Xaver Ditz
2,745,000 2,364,000
Eduards Kudrjavcevs lv
Eduards Kudrjavcevs
2,730,000 1,230,000
Chris Moorman gb
Chris Moorman
2,620,000 -480,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Michael Barlow us
Michael Barlow
2,600,000 -1,600,000
Jeremiah Miesen us
Jeremiah Miesen
Richard Alati us
Richard Alati
2,355,000 2,073,000
Dara Taherpour us
Dara Taherpour
2,290,000 2,170,000
Martin Stausholm dk
Martin Stausholm
2,270,000 1,320,000
Smith Collins us
Smith Collins
2,240,000 590,000
Carlos Chang tw
Carlos Chang
2,010,000 1,859,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Laurent Polito fr
Laurent Polito
1,705,000 -1,955,000
Vitaliy Neyman us
Vitaliy Neyman
1,695,000 1,195,000
Joshua Turner us
Joshua Turner
1,560,000 760,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
1,500,000 450,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Brett Bader us
Brett Bader
1,485,000 635,000
James Alexander us
James Alexander
Joey Weissman us
Joey Weissman
1,210,000 510,000
WSOP 1X Winner
Philip Tom us
Philip Tom
1,150,000 735,000
Fabrice Casano fr
Fabrice Casano
1,040,000 -360,000

Lire Plus

Vas Nunes Finishes Off Reategui

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

After taking a huge pot off of Anthony Reategui earlier on, Paul Vas Nunes has now sent him to the rail.

Vas Nunes informed us the action after the hand and said that Reategui moved all in from the button after he had opened from the cutoff.

Vas Nunes held {a-}{9-} and held against Reategui's {k-}{q-} to eliminate the WSOP Bracelet winner just before the end of Day 2.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Paul Vas Nunes gb
Paul Vas Nunes
4,500,000 800,000
Anthony Reategui us
Anthony Reategui
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Anthony ReateguiPaul vas NunesWSOP

Conan Wins a Small One

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Arthur Conan opened to 150,000 on the cutoff. The player on the button called.

The flop came {9-Clubs}{10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds} and was checked around to the {3-Spades} turn. Both players checked again. The {9-Diamonds} river completed the board and Conan threw in a bet of 125,000. His opponent called. Conan tabled {a-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} to rake in the pot. His opponent mucked.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Arthur Conan fr
Arthur Conan
3,800,000 -300,000

Tags: Arthur Conan

Vas Nunes Wins Big With Full House

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Paul Vas Nunes has just taken a huge pot after making a full house. Vas Nunes was in the cutoff and up against Anthony Reategui on the button.

The board was down {a-Hearts}{8-Clubs}{3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{2-Clubs}, and Vas Nunes chips were being counted. Reategui had {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} in front of him but Vas Nunes had the full house with {a-Spades}{3-Hearts} to take down a significant pot.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Paul Vas Nunes gb
Paul Vas Nunes
3,700,000 2,000,000
Anthony Reategui us
Anthony Reategui
800,000 -3,900,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Tags: Anthony ReateguiPaul Vas Nunes

Goldman Doubles Through Collins

Niveau 28 : 25,000/50,000, 5,000 ante

Smith Collins opened to 130,000 from middle position. Marc Goldman, on the cutoff, three-bet shoved for 400,000. Collins made the call.

Marc Goldman: {k-Hearts}{k-Spades}
Smith Collins: {a-Hearts}{q-Hearts}

The board came {j-Clubs}{7-Hearts}{8-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{3-Clubs} and Goldman got his double up.

Joueur Jetons Progression
Smith Collins us
Smith Collins
1,650,000 -450,000
Marc Goldman us
Marc Goldman
900,000 719,000

Tags: Marc GoldmanSmith Collins