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2012 World Series of Poker › Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em


Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Event 21: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Ends With Jamie Armstrong Bagging the Most

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jamie Armstrong
Jamie Armstrong

With 222 people coming in with chips, only 17 left the day with their markers. Jamie Armstrong finished the day with the most chips, bagging 1,434,000. Right behind him was Noah Vaillancourt with 1,212,000 and Eric Baldwin with 887,000,making this no easy pickings for anyone. Those players will return tomorrow in the Amazon room to fight it out.

Of course the day was filled with plenty of players hitting the rail early. Of those departed Maria Ho made the strongest impression. Dictating the action at her table most of the day. Here is a look at what happened when we watched her table for an orbit early on today. Eventually a few bad beats caused Ho to be on the chopping block, and she never recovered and was sent packing. A few other players that left us today were Martin Staszko, Matthew Prior, Ryan Gentry, and Huy Nguyen.

Nguyen especially had a rough go at it, coming out with a monster stack early on today, but falling after a string of bad beats, including this one. Alan Keating who came out of the woodwork late, making a strong impression by acquiring chips. In the end though he was vanquished by Jamie Armstrong.

Tomorrow the 17 remaining players will play down until an ultimate winner is crowned. Will it be Eric Baldwin? The former collegiate baseball champion and current career poker player had many highs today, knocking out opponents, doubling up late, and just knowing when he is ahead and getting value. The truth is anyone could come out tomorrow and walk away with a World Series of Poker bracelet.

The golden bracelet along with $440,829 is going to be awarded to one of these 17 players tomorrow. Stay tuned to PokerNews tomorrow at 1:00 PST to stay up to day with all the eliminations.

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Jamie Armstrong 1,434,000
Noah Vaillancourt 1,212,000 812,000 pos
Eric Baldwin 887,000 864,000 pos
Derek Wolters 865,000 595,000 pos
Eric Davis 527,000 302,000 pos
Jason Manggunio 400,000 310,000 pos
Mitch Merritt 388,000 228,000 pos
Jonathon Poche 374,000 374,000 pos
Dan Smith 339,000 273,000 pos
Michael Gathy 309,000 284,000 pos
Hok-Leung Wong 245,000 115,000 pos
Glenn McCaffrey 243,000 160,000 pos
William Fichman 178,000 78,000 pos
John Esposito 164,000 101,000 pos
Joshua Field 153,000 38,000 pos
Randy Green 96,000 -194,000 neg
Jean-Louis Santoni 59,500 -190,500 neg

Mark Aramarki Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,744)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Mark Aramarki was eliminated on the last hand played at his table. He held pocket threes and Jean-Louis Santoni spiked an ace on the flop holding {A-Spades} {Q-Clubs}.

Chip Counts
Mark Aramarki Busted

Robert Jin Eliminated in 19th Place ($12,621)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Robert Jin was eliminated holding {K-Clubs} {J-Clubs} by Jamie Armstrong's {K-Spades} {K-Hearts}. The board ran {4-Clubs} {8-Hearts} {4-Spades} {3-Spades} {10-Clubs} and Jin was eliminated on the last hand of the night.

Chip Counts
Robert Jin Busted

Three More Hands

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

The field will play three more hands and then bag and tag for Day 3.

Bret Green Eliminated in 20th Place ($12,621)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Bret Green open-shoved and Jason Manggunio called from the button.

Green: {A-} {7-}
Manggunio: {Q-Hearts} {6-Spades}

The board ran {Q-Spades} {4-Diamonds} {K-Hearts} {4-Spades} {9-Diamonds} and Green was sent to the rail just minutes short of the end of the evening.

Chip Counts
Bret Green Busted

Alan Keating Eliminated in 21st Place ($12,621)

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6

Alan Keating and Jamie Armstrong had an all in preflop showdown.

Keating: {K-Diamonds} {8-Clubs}
Armstrong: {A-Diamonds} {K-Hearts}

The board ran {7-Spades} {4-Clubs} {5-Spades} {K-Spades} {4-Hearts} and Keating was eliminated.

Chip Counts
Alan Keating Busted

Jin Will Sit Out an Orbit

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Robert Jin will sit out an orbit for exposing his cards too soon. Jin pleaded his case to the floorman but it was an unfruitful effort.

Action Slowing

Posted 2012-06-12 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Since the flury of bustouts we just saw things have calmed down a bit. The end is in sight and players are being careful to avoid a big mistake.

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Winner Michael Gathy
Winning Hand ♣10♠10
Prize 440,829

Level Info

Level 21
Blinds 6,000 / 12,000
Ante 2,000

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,519,100