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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

Event 33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Day 2 completed

Day 3 Table and Seat Draw

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Table Seat Player Chips
445 1 Bradley Kopelson 862,000
445 2 Vincent van der Fluit 301,000
445 3 Max Steinberg 833,000
445 4 Joseph Marzicola 875,000
445 5 Noah Bronstein 287,000
445 6 --empty--
445 7 --empty-- --
445 8 Matt Stout 462,000
445 9 Ryan Laplante 272,000
451 1 Samuel Gerber 616,000
451 2 Vitaly Meshcheriakov 946,000
451 3 David Nicholson 708,000
451 4 Christopher Shaw 504,000
451 5 --empty-- --
451 6 --empty-- --
451 7 Justin Zaki 283,000
451 8 Dylan Hortin 939,000
451 9 Mikhail Timoshin 509,000

Meshcheriakov Leads Final 14; Stout & van der Fluit in Contention

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Stout
Matt Stout

On Sunday, the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off Event #33: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em with 2,795 players. That field was reduced down to just 231 players in 11 levels of play, all of who returned to action on Day 2. After another ten levels of play, just 14 players remained with Russia’s Vitaly Meshcheriakov and his stack of 946,000 best positioned to capture the $440,238 first-place prize.

The day started off with a bang as the eliminations came at a brisk pace. Within for levels, the field was down to under 95 players, which meant more than 100 had hit the rail. Among the list of casualties was Andy Frankenberger, who is currently in contention for WSOP Player of the Year honors. In what would be his last hand, Andy Frankenberger bet 3,500 from the big blind on a board reading {3-}{4-}{5-} only to have Ryan "Protential" Laplante raise to 7,900 from the cutoff. Frankenberger thought for a long time before moving all in for around 40,000, and was snap-called by Laplante.

Frankenberger: {7-Spades}{5-Spades}
Laplante: {6-Clubs}{7-Diamonds}

Frankenberger shot out of his seat when he discovered his opponent had flopped the nuts, meaning he needed a six just to chop. The {2-Hearts} turn was not it and neither was the {8-Clubs} river. With that, Laplante chipped up to over 100K while Frankenberger was eliminated from the tournament in 165th place.

Likewise, it was a rough day for Brad Libson, who began as the chip leader but experienced a tumultuous three levels that result in an early elimination. We’re not sure where all his chips went, though a large chunk was sent over to fellow pro Matt Stout. On the very next hand after that, Libson was involved in a three-way all-in preflop with {A-Hearts}{10-Clubs} against {K-Spades}{K-Diamonds} and {10-Hearts}{10-Diamonds}.

The {10-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds}{6-Spades} board improved Libson's hand but gave another player the winning set. Libson was sent off to the cashier in 111th place to collect $2,767.

Some other players who failed to survive the day were Martins Adeniya (215th-$2,012), Anton Makiievskyi (176th-$2,214), Erik Seidel (153rd-$2,465), Humberto Brenes (148th-$2,465), Daniel Idema (134th-$2,767), Amanda Baker (79th-$4,176), Thiago Nishijima (61st-$5,786), Tim Duckworth (47th-$6,918) and Faraz Jaka (34th-$10,213).

While 217 players hit the rail, a few notables managed to navigate the minefield and are still in contention for the bracelet. They include the seasoned Stout (462,000); recent WSOP bracelet winner Vincent van der Fluit (301,000); and young guns Laplante (272,000), Justin Zaki (283,000) and Dylan Hortin (939,000), just to name a few.

The remaining 14 players will return on Tuesday at 2 PM PST to play down to a winner. Join us then as we capture all the action and eliminations on our way to crowning the next WSOP champion.

End of Day 2 Counts

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Vitaly Meshcheriakov 946,000 -34,000 neg
Dylan Hortin 939,000 -121,000 neg
Joseph Marzicola 875,000 -37,000 neg
Bradley Kopelson 862,000 411,000 pos
Max Steinberg 833,000 63,000 pos
David Nicholson 708,000 28,000 pos
Samuel Gerber 616,000 379,000 pos
Mikhail Timoshin 509,000 -56,000 neg
Christopher Shaw 504,000 23,000 pos
Matt Stout 462,000 172,000 pos
Vincent van der Fluit 301,000 161,000 pos
Noah Bronstein 287,000 -100,000 neg
Justin Zaki US US 283,000 68,000 pos
Ryan Laplante 272,000 -77,000 neg

Ryan Teves Eliminated in 15th Place ($19,847)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

In one of the last hands of the night, Ryan Teves moved all in under the gun for 200,000 and was called by Dylan Hortin in middle position.

Teves: {4-Diamonds}{4-Spades}
Dylan Hortin: {A-Diamonds}{Q-Hearts}

It was a classic race situation, but Teves didn't like the {A-Hearts}{6-Spades}{3-Diamonds} flop as it gave Hortin a pair of aces and the lead. The {K-Hearts} on the turn meant Teves needed a four on the river, and while the {5-Clubs} was close, it wasn't close enough.

Teves was eliminated in 15th place and will take home $19,847.

Chip Counts
Ryan Teves Busted

Michael Dentale Eliminated in 16th Place ($15,722)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Michael Dentale
Michael Dentale

We caught the action on the {Q-Spades}{8-Spades}{3-Clubs} flop when Michael Dentale moved all in for around 250,000 from the cutoff and Joseph Marzicola made the call from the small blind.

Dentale: {K-Clubs}{Q-Clubs}
Marzicola: {A-Diamonds}{A-Clubs}

Dentale had flopped top pair with a good kicker, but it was still behind the pocket rockets of Marzicola. The {J-Spades} turn was of no consequence, while the {2-Hearts} river sent Dentale out the door in 16th place with a $15,722 consolation prize.

Chip Counts
Joseph Marzicola 912,000 631,000 pos
Michael Dentale Busted

Minh Vu Eliminated in 17th Place ($15,722)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

A short-stacked Minh Vu moved all in under the gun for 16,000 and was called by Michael Dentale in middle position. Max Steinberg came along from the big and both active players checked the {Q-Spades}{4-Hearts}{3-Hearts} flop.

When the {Q-Spades} appeared on the turn, Steinberg check-called a bet of 28,000 and then led out for 70,000 on the {Q-Clubs} river, which got Dentale to fold, Steinberg rolled over {K-Clubs}{Q-Diamonds} for quads, which of course defeated the {9-Spades}{4-Clubs} of Vu.

Chip Counts
Max Steinberg 770,000 -12,000 neg
Minh Vu Busted

Jeffrey Romano Eliminated in 18th Place ($15,722)

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6

While we were getting the new table draw and chip counts, Jeffrey Romano busted from the tournament in 18th place. Unfortunately the details eluded us.

Chip Counts
Jeffrey Romano Busted

Two Table Redraw

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 439

Seat Player Chips
1 Bradley Kopelson 668,000
2 Vincent van der Fluit 175,000
3 Max Steinberg 753,000
4 Minh Vu 18,000
5 Noah Bronstein 547,000
6 Michael Dentale 290,000
7 Jeffrey Romano 120,000
8 Matt Stout 460,000
9 Ryan Laplante 310,000

Table 441

Seat Player Chips
1 Samuel Gerber 482,000
2 Vitaly Meshcheriakov 915,000
3 David Nicholson 740,000
4 Chris Shaw 510,000
5 Ryan Teves 290,000
6 Joseph Marzicola 480,000
7 Justin Zaki 400,000
8 Dylan Hortin 650,000
9 Mikhail Timoshin 492,000

Ladies Champion Down

Posted 2012-06-19 GMT-6
Lisa Hamilton
Lisa Hamilton

Lisa Hamilton, who you may recall won the World Series of Poker Ladies Event in 2009 for $195,390, moved all in from the button for 118,000. Max Steinberg was in the small blind and decided to move all in himself for 327,000, and surprisingly Minh Vu, who had both players covered, call from the big.

Hamilton: {A-Hearts}{3-Spades}
Steinberg: {Q-Spades}{Q-Diamonds}
Vu: {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds}

Hamilton was in bad shape, while Vu needed to catch either an ace or king to score the double elimination. The {5-Hearts}{3-Clubs}{9-Spades} flop gave Hamilton a little hope of catching another three, but the {9-Clubs} meant she'd have to do it on the river. The dealer burned one last time and put out the {2-Clubs}.

Hamilton was eliminated in 19th place, while Vu was left with just 18,000; meanwhile, Steinberg chipped up to 782,000.

Chip Counts
Max Steinberg 782,000 452,000 pos
Minh Vu 18,000 -317,000 neg
Lisa Hamilton Busted
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Winner Max Steinberg
Winning Hand ♦10♥10
Prize 440,238

Level Info

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

Players Info