Event #41: $2,500 Freezeout drew a total of 896 entries to create a $1,993,600 prize pool and after two days of play, just eight players remain. Leading the way of the final table is Carlos Chang with 8,140,000, and Brady Osterman, who vaulted to the top of the counts in the last level, is right on his heels with 7,690,000.
Arthur Conan rounds out the top three Day 2 chips stacks with 4,800,000 and Sung Joo Hyun, the last WSOP bracelet owner of the field, will return with a stack of 1,815,000 .
They will be facing tough opposition, as experienced pro’s Sergi Reixach (1,190,000), Quang Ngo (4,300,000) and Adrien Delmas (1,400,000) also bagged tonight and are in a solid spot to claim the coveted title.
Final Eight of Event #42: $2,500 Freezout No-Limit Hold'em
|3||Quang Ngo||United States||4,300,000|
|4||Brady Osterman||United States||7,690,000|
|5||Sung Joo Hyun||South Korea||1,815,000|
|8||Gerald Cunniff||United States||2,000,000|
Day 2 Action
Dominykas Mikolaitis, who bagged the overall chip lead on Day 1, held strong near the top of the counts all day but felted in 13th place ($18,768) when his nut flush on the turn didn’t hold against Christopher Basile who rivered a full house. Israel’s pro Uri Reichenstein followed him in the payout desk not long after, ending in 10th Place for $23,358.
During ten hours of action-packed play, plenty of big name pros hit the rail along the way and WSOP bracelet winners such as Sam Grafton (127th for $4,009), Asi Moshe (123rd for $4,009), Mark Seif (96th for $4,385), Rafi Elharar (80th for $5,306) and Justin Liberto (72th for $5,716) were eliminated early on.
The recent champion of Event #20 $1,000 No Limit Hold'em Flip & Go Presented by GGPoker, Dejuante Alexander, fell in 17th Place for $12,678 before the last break of the night after he lost his last chips against Chang in an all-in preflop pot for a flip situation.
Romain Lewis, who went through many ups and downs during the day, didn’t manage to find a bag at the end of the day and got eliminated in 23rd Place ($10,664).
The final eight will return on Friday, Oct. 23 at 12 p.m. at Amazon room to resume Day 3. The players are all guaranteed at least $37,820 and they will battle it out to a winner who will take home $364,589 and the most coveted jewelry in poker.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be there from the moment cards are in the air until the end of the day, so make sure to come back tomorrow to see who will be the new champion!