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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E.
Day 2 completed

Monnette Leads the Pack, Looking for Second Bracelet of 2012

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 18
John Monnette - chip leader.
John Monnette - chip leader.

Day 2 of Event 32: $10,000 H.O.R.S.E. is in the books, and after ten levels of play, John Monnette is our chip leader with 825,000 chips. We started the day with 136 of the 178 original entrants, and broke the money bubble in Level 17, eleven hours into the day. Eric Wasserson was the bubble boy – he had dwindled all the way down to 12,000 chips, and Phil Ivey busted him in a stud hand. Ivey started the hand with split eights, and caught a third eight on fourth street. Wasserson could only make a pair of jacks, and was eliminated.

Wasserson’s elimination on the bubble must’ve been painful, but over a hundred players busted before we reached the money, including Jason Mercier, Allen Bari, Jennifer Harman, Mike Matusow, Robert Mizrachi, Alexander Kuzmin, Michael Binger, Shaun Deeb, Mike Sexton, and Michael Chow.

Joining Monnette at the top of the counts are David Bach (645,000), David “Bakes” Baker (574,000), Phil Hellmuth (571,000), and Brandon Shack-Harris (500,000). Bach, who won the 2009 $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. Championship, crossed the half-million chip mark before dinner, and was flirting with the 600K mark for the rest of the night. He won a massive pot off of Daniel Negreanu during Level 11, where both players made a flush and a low. Bach had an ace-high flush and a seventy-five low however, both of which bested Negreanu, and he scooped the pot.

There are two 2012 WSOP bracelet winners looked to become multiple-bracelet winners. Monnette and Hellmuth – who both won non-hold’em events at the 2012 WSOP – are headed to Day 3 try and capture another bracelet. Monnette and Hellmuth are also third and ninth respectively in the WSOP Player of the Year race.

Day 3 will begin at 2 p.m. local time, and the plan is to play until we have a winner. Stay tuned to PokerNews.com for all of your up-to-the-minute updates from the 2012 World Series of Poker.

Good night from Vegas!

Official End-of-Day Counts

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Chip Counts
John Monnette 825,000 105,000 pos
David Bach 645,000 70,000 pos
David "Bakes" Baker 574,000 -6,000 neg
Phil Hellmuth 571,000 221,000 pos
Brandon Shack-Harris 500,000 140,000 pos
Matt Waxman 458,000 78,000 pos
Abe Mosseri 384,000 -66,000 neg
John Hennigan 344,000 69,000 pos
Dan Kelly 243,000 -40,000 neg
Scott Clements 229,000 -27,000 neg
Mori Eskandani 170,000 15,000 pos
Paul Sokoloff 157,000 -33,000 neg
Phil Ivey 102,000 -123,000 neg
Andrew Brown 79,000 5,000 pos
Ralph Perry 41,000 -104,000 neg

Waxman Loses Late One

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Omaha 8

Folded to Matt Waxman on the button, he raised it up. David Bach then three-bet from the small blind. Waxman called and a {a-Spades}{9-Clubs}{j-Diamonds} flop hit the felt. Bach led on the flop and Waxman rasied. A call from Bach and a {4-Diamonds} would land on the turn. Bach opted to check-call here and a {3-Spades} completed the board on the river. Bach again checked on the river and Waxman checked behind.

Bach tabled his {a-Clubs}{9-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}, which was good enough to scoop the pot and send Waxman's cards into the muck.

Chip Counts
David Bach 575,000 180,000 pos
Matt Waxman 380,000 5,000 pos

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier Eliminated in 16th Place ($19,542)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - 16th Place
Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier - 16th Place

Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier only had one big blind after the total redraw, and got it in holding {k-}{4-} against David "Bakes" Baker's {9-}{6-}. Baker won the pot, eliminating Grospellier from the event.

Chip Counts
Bertrand Grospellier Busted

Redraw Counts

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Chip Counts
John Monnette 720,000 280,000 pos
David "Bakes" Baker 580,000
Abe Mosseri 450,000 -5,000 neg
David Bach 395,000 -100,000 neg
Matt Waxman 375,000 50,000 pos
Brandon Shack-Harris 360,000 -20,000 neg
Phil Hellmuth 350,000 -40,000 neg
Dan Kelly 283,000 21,000 pos
John Hennigan 275,000 -95,000 neg
Scott Clements 256,000 6,000 pos
Phil Ivey 225,000
Paul Sokoloff 190,000
Mori Eskandani 155,000 3,000 pos
Ralph Perry 145,000 -35,000 neg
Andrew Brown 74,000 -146,000 neg
Bertrand Grospellier 10,000 -75,000 neg

Six More Hands

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 18

The clock has struck the ten minute mark and the field will play six more hands.

Two Table Redraw

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6 • Level 18

The remaining 16 players have had a complete table redraw.

Table 447

Seat Player
1 Matt Waxman
2 Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier
3 David Bach
4 Phil Hellmuth
5 Scott Clements
6 Dan Kelly
7 Abe Mosseri
8 David "Bakes" Baker

Table 448

Seat Player
1 Andrew Brown
2 Paul Sokoloff
3 Brandon Shack-Harris
4 Ralph Perry
5 Mori Eskandani
6 John Monnette
7 Phil Ivey
8 John Hennigan

Eugene Katchalov Eliminated in 17th Place ($16,246)

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6
Eugene Katchalov 17th Place
Eugene Katchalov 17th Place

Eugene Katchalov was eliminated in unknown action.

Chip Counts
Eugene Katchalov Busted

Bakes Crushing

Posted 2012-06-18 GMT-6

Omaha 8

David Bakes Baker has been crushing after the bubble and we were there to catch a recent hand play out between him and Phil Ivey. When we arrived at the table, there was a flop showing {6-Hearts}{2-Clubs}{j-Spades} and Ivey checked to Baker, who bet. Ivey called and an {8-Spades} hit the turn. This time both players checked and the {5-Clubs} completed the board on the river.

This time Ivey led with a bet and Baker quickly raised it up. Ivey was not excited by this bet, eventually flicking in the call. Baker tabled his {3-Clubs}{4-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{2-Diamonds}, with his hand good enough for the high and the low as Ivey's cards went into the muck.

Chip Counts
David "Bakes" Baker 580,000 280,000 pos
Phil Ivey 225,000 -60,000 neg
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Winner David "Bakes" Baker
Prize 451,779

Level Info

Level 18
Blinds 0 / 0
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 1,673,200