Jour 2 terminé
Jour 2 terminé
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.
The remaining five players are now bagging their chips, and action will resume at 3 p.m Tuesday in the Amazon Room on the feature table. A full recap of the day's action will be posted shortly, complete with the chip counts.
Alexandre Reard opened to 240,000 from under the gun and Darren Grant three-bet jammed a stack of 1,440,000 in late position. The action folded back to Reard, who asked for a count and then called.
Grant was dominated and received no help from the runout of , making him the final elimination of the day.
Qing Liu opened to 260,000 and Darren Grant called all-in for less. Daniel Strelitz also called from the big blind.
Liu and Strelitz checked down the board and each hand was tabled.
Grant held with his pocket fours and he got a full triple.
On the next hand, Grant shoved again but he found no takers as he moved back over one million in chips.
Qing Liu pushed all in for a stack worth 1,715,000 in the cutoff and Darren Grant quickly called on the button. Liu revealed and was facing in Grant's hand.
The board fell , giving a pair of aces to Liu as well as the double up.
Alexandre Reard opened in the cutoff and it folded to Conrad Simpson in the big blind. "Wow, I would like to see this hand!" declared Simspon with a smile while calling.
The board brought no bad surprise to Simpson who doubled up.
Diogo Veiga open-shoved a stack of 750,000 on the button and Alexandre Reard called in the big blind.
The board came out to give Veiga plenty of outs, but the completed the board and Veiga was eliminated in seventh place.