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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six-Handed
Day 2 completed

Day 2 Concludes; Gironda Leads Tough Final 10

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 18
Vincent Gironda
Vincent Gironda

An exciting second day of play has concluded in Event 40: $2,500 Limit Hold'em - Six Handed, with just 10 players out of the 101 who began play today surviving to Saturday's final day. Vincent Gironda is bagging the most chips to end the night, with Terrence Chan his closest competitor.

Gironda started Day 2 at the top of the counts as well, with Michael Reed, Andre Akkari, and Chan all not far off the lead. Meanwhile many of the shorter stacks hit the rail during the afternoon and early evening, including Daniel Idema, John Monnette, Bill Chen, Eugene Katchalov, Humberto Brenes, Dan Kelly, Joe Cassidy, and, eventually, Akkari.

It was during Level 14, the last before the dinner break, that the cash bubble burst and the final 36 had been set. By then Chan, Joep van den Bijgaart, and Sorel Mizzi had surged up over the 100,000-chip mark to the top of the counts. They'd maintain their stacks while the field continued to shrink, with Scott Seiver (35th), John Hennigan (31st), Jeff Lisandro (30th), Michael Reed (26th), Jon Turner (23rd), and Dan Shak (21st) among those failing to survive to the end of the night.

By the time they reached the final Level 18, Gironda had reclaimed the chip lead as the first player to a half million chips, with Chan, Mizzi, and van den Bijgaart all building formidable stacks as well. Maria Ho was in the mix, too, battling with a short stack until the field dwindled to the final tables, then finally falling in 11th in a hand versus Chan.

There a lot of familiar names among the 10 who'll be returning. Here they are, as well as the stacks to which they'll be returning:

Position Player Chips
1 Vincent Gironda 550,000
2 Terrence Chan 418,500
3 Sorel Mizzi 314,500
4 Joep van den Bijgaart 273,000
5 Hans Minocha 176,500
6 Brent Wheeler 163,000
7 Chad Brown 137,500
8 Rep Porter 97,000
9 Marco Johnson 71,000
10 Ronnie Bardah 64,000

Join us tomorrow at 2 PM local time when we'll bring you all the action as we find out who among these 10 will be grabbing the gold bracelet and $182,088 first prize.

Maria Ho Eliminated in 11th Place ($9,362)

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Maria Ho - 11th Place
Maria Ho - 11th Place

Just moments after making a tough river call to double through Terrence Chan, Maria Ho went to battle with Chan again. This time, she was taken down by the Limit Hold'em master.

We missed the action, but Ho's {K-Spades}{Q-Hearts} was run down by Chan's {5-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}. She'll collect $9,362 for her two days of work.

Chip Counts
Terrence Chan 425,000 374,300 pos
Maria Ho Busted

Nearing the Finish Line

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 18

Play has slowed to a crawl here in the final level of the night. Play will go on for 15 more minutes and then players will bag their chips for the night.

Jacob Petersen Eliminated in 12th Place ($9,362)

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Jacob Petersen - 12th place
Jacob Petersen - 12th place

Jacob Petersen has fallen in 12th after hanging on for the first 20 minutes of Level 18 with a short stack. Down to just a few big bets, Petersen failed to survive a skirmish with Maria Ho, and is on his way to cash his 12th-place ticket worth $9,362.

Chip Counts
Maria Ho 88,000 56,800 pos
Jacob Petersen Busted

Gironda Rockets Upwards

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

Vincent Gironda just claimed a huge pot to surge up over the half-million chip mark and increase his lead. The hand began with three players — Ronnie Bardah, Terrence Chan, and Gironda — all contributing four bets before the flop, with original raiser Maria Ho stepping aside.

Heavy betting through the {6-Clubs}{Q-Hearts}{2-Clubs} flop and {7-Spades} turn left just Bardah and Gironda battling. Then when the {A-Clubs} fell on the river and Gironda led with a bet, Bardah looked to the ceiling in exasperation before making a crying call. Gironda tabled {A-Diamonds}{A-Hearts}, and Bardah winced as he mucked, that river clearly appearing to have snatched the large pot away from him.

Chip Counts
Vincent Gironda 535,000 105,000 pos
Terrence Chan 266,000 -164,000 neg
Ronnie Bardah 120,000 -46,000 neg
Maria Ho 76,000 5,500 pos

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6
Chip Counts
Vincent Gironda 430,000 4,000 pos
Terrence Chan 430,000 -6,000 neg
Joep van den Bijgaart 350,000 131,000 pos
Hans Minocha 286,000 -2,000 neg
Marco Johnson 182,000 -34,000 neg
Ronnie Bardah 166,000 -4,000 neg
Brent Wheeler 164,000 2,000 pos
Sorel Mizzi 98,000 -18,000 neg
Maria Ho 70,500 21,500 pos
Chad Brown 62,000 -94,000 neg
Rep Porter 54,000 -62,000 neg
Jacob Petersen 31,000 11,000 pos

Final 12 Redraw

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 18
Table Seat Player
439 1 Ronnie Bardah
439 2 Maria Ho
439 3 Jacob Petersen
439 4 Chad Brown
439 5 Terrence Chan
439 6 Vincent Gironda
441 1 Hans Minocha
441 2 Sorel Mizzi
441 3 Marco Johnson
441 4 Rep Porter
441 5 Joep van den Bijgaart
441 6 Brent Wheeler

Yosuke Sekiya Eliminated in 13th Place ($7,495)

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6 • Level 18
Yosuke Sekiya - 13th place
Yosuke Sekiya - 13th place

On the first hand of Level 18, Chad Brown opened with a raise from the button (now to 10,000), and Yosuke Sekiya reraised from the small blind with the 14,000 he had left. Ronnie Bardah called the reraise, as did Brown, and the trio watched the flop come {9-Hearts}{K-Spades}{5-Diamonds}. Bardah fired into the side pot, and Brown let his hand go.

Bardah tabled {K-Diamonds}{10-Hearts} for kings while Sekiya needed help with his {A-Hearts}{2-Clubs}. The turn as the {3-Spades} and river the {Q-Clubs}, and Sekiya is out in 13th.

There will be a brief pause as the remaining dozen players redraw for seats around the final two tables.

Level 18 started

Posted 2012-06-23 GMT-6

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Winner Ronnie Bardah
Winning Hand ♥A♠4
Prize 182,088

Level Info

Level 18
Limits 5,000 / 10,000
Ante 0

Players Info

Prize Pool 687,050