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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6

Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 2 completed

Muzzatti Leads Final Nine Into Day 3

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Robert Muzzati has a slight lead over Mark Darner
Robert Muzzati has a slight lead over Mark Darner

Day 2 of Event 16, $1,500 Six Handed No Limit Hold’em, of the World Series of Poker is in the books. Just 137 of the 1,604 entrants returned today and only nine remain. Leading the march to the final day is Robert Muzzatti with 1.445 million.

Nipping at Muzzatti’s heels is Mark Darner, who bagged up 1.412 million. Mike Matusow finds himself third in chips with 816,000. Capable pros Matt Glantz (774,000), Mark Radoja (556,000) and Matt Matros (542,000) all lurk behind.

It was a day that saw many notable pros hit the rail, including; Allan Le, Raul Paez, Matt Hawlrilenko, Huy Nguyen, Tony Dunst, Andy Frankenberger, Andy Seth, Kathy Liebert, James Akenhead, Chino Rheem, Steve Zolotow, Tristan Wade and overnight chip leader Nick Maimone.

Matusow is looking for his fourth WSOP bracelet. He last made a WSOP final table in 2008 in the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low World Championship, which was just ten days after he won his third bracelet in a $5,000 2-7 Triple Draw. He spent most of the day with a below average stack but rallied at the right times to survive.

Matros will be looking to add a third WSOP bracelet to his wrist in as many years. His bracelet in 2010 came a Limit Hold’em event and last year’s bracelet was in a Mixed Hold’em event. He also has two Main Event cashes to his credit.

Tenth Place finisher, an amateur, Elio Cohen played in his first WSOP event. He saved up all year to play and when Glantz asked why he picked this event he said, “Since I only had one event to play I might as well see some hands. It was worth it.”

Day 3 will start promptly at 1:00 p.m. PST in the Amazon Room and we’ll play down until we crown a new bracelet winner. Follow all the WSOP action live on PokerNews.com.

Official Chip Counts

Player Chips
Robert Muzzatti 1,445,000
Mark Darner 1,412,000
Mike Matusow 816,000
Matt Glantz 774,000
Gordon Vayo 730,000
Jonathan Currle 621,000
Mark Radoja 621,000
Matt Matros 542,000
Ramey Shaio 333,000

End-of-Day Chip Counts (full)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Robert Muzzatti 1,445,000 195,000 pos
Mark Darner 1,412,000 372,000 pos
Mike Matusow 816,000 -34,000 neg
Matt Glantz 774,000 174,000 pos
Gordon Vayo 730,000 -20,000 neg
Jonathan Currle 621,000 -39,000 neg
Mark Radoja 556,000 196,000 pos
Matthew Matros 542,000 142,000 pos
Ramey Shaio 333,000 -17,000 neg

Two More Hands

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

They will play two more hands before bagging and tagging their chips.

Elio Cohen Eliminated in 10th Place ($29,665)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Elior Cohen - 10th Place
Elior Cohen - 10th Place

Mark Radoja opened the hand with a raise to 24,000, Mark Darner called from the button and then Matt Matros moved all in from the small blind. Elio Cohen announced all in from the big blind so fast that Matros hadn't even gotten his chips all the way forward.

Radoja and Darner tossed their cards away to see Matros attempted to make a player holding {8-Hearts} {5-Hearts}. Cohen was in good spirits holding {A-Spades} {J-Hearts}.

The flop hit them both when it rolled out {8-Spades} {A-Clubs} {Q-Diamonds}. A blank {10-Spades} on the turn didn't help anyone but the {5-Spades} river gave Matros a second pairt and Cohen his walking papers.

Chip Counts
Elio Cohen Busted

Thijmar Sockton Eliminated in 11th Place ($22,585)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Thijmar Stockton - 11th Place
Thijmar Stockton - 11th Place

Thijmar Stockton was eliminated while we were covering a massive hand at the adjacent table.

Chip Counts
Thijmar Stockton Busted

Gulyy Yury Eliminated in 12th Place ($22,585)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Gulyy Yury - 12th Place
Gulyy Yury - 12th Place

It seems like every time we look over at the tournament area, a player is all in. That has just happened again very recently and resulted in the elimination of Gulyy Yury in 12th place. The player who busted Yury was none other than Mike Matusow.

It started when Yury opened it to 30,000. Matusow was in the big blind when he enquired how much Yury had left. Satisfied with the answer he received, Matusow shoved his stack in and Yury made the call.

Yury: {a-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Matusow: {9-Diamonds}{9-Hearts}

When the {9-Clubs}{2-Spades}{7-Spades} flop was dealt, it was bleak times for Yury. It didn't get any better on the turn (tc} or the river {2-Diamonds} and that was it for Yury.

After Yury had left the table, in typical "The Mouth" fashion, Matusow said, "They say i can't play No-Limit Holdem anymore. I'm gonna win this thing and tell all those [email protected]#&ing kids to shove it up their asses."

Chip Counts
Mike Matusow 850,000 250,000 pos
Gulyy Yury Busted

Final Two Tables Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Robert Muzzatti 1,250,000 180,000 pos
Mark Darner 1,040,000 -60,000 neg
Gordon Vayo 750,000 185,000 pos
Jonathan Currle 660,000 110,000 pos
Mike Matusow 600,000 250,000 pos
Matt Glantz 600,000 -55,000 neg
Matthew Matros 400,000 -90,000 neg
Mark Radoja 360,000 -130,000 neg
Ramey Shaio 350,000 65,000 pos
Thijmar Stockton 340,000 90,000 pos
Gulyy Yury 235,000 -5,000 neg
Elio Cohen 195,000 -55,000 neg

Final Two Tables Redraw

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6 • Level 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Table 439

Seat Player Chips
1 Mark Darner 1,040,000
2 Matt Matros 400,000
3 Elio Cohen 195,000
4 Jonathan Currle 660,000
5 Gordon Vayo 750,000
6 Mark Radoja 360,000

Table 441

Seat Player Chips
1 Thijmar Stockton 340,000
2 Matt Glantz 600,000
3 Mike Matusow 600,000
4 Robert Muzzatti 1,250,000
5 Gulyy Yury 235,000
6 Ramey Shalo 350,000

Randy Christing Eliminated in 13th Place ($17,323)

Posted 2012-06-09 GMT-6
Randy Christing - 13th Place
Randy Christing - 13th Place

Randy Christing's elimination in 13th place has seen the 12 remaining players redraw for their seats. Christing's last hand saw him all-in holding {k-Hearts}{j-Diamonds} against Mark Darner's {q-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. The {q-Hearts}{10-Clubs}{7-Spades}{5-Clubs}{q-Clubs} board was not pretty for Christing as Darner took down another big pot and Christing was sent out the door.

With that, we will have the new table draw up for you, post haste!

Chip Counts
Randy Christing Busted
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Winner Matthew Matros
Winning Hand ♥6♥5
Prize 454,835

Level Info

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

Players Info

Prize Pool 2,165,400