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Day 2 completed

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6

Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud
Day 2 completed

Official Final Table Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6

The only change here, is that we're now verified by the WSOP.

Chip Counts
David Williams 493,500
Andy Bloch 296,500
Barry Greenstein 254,000
Stephen Su 180,000
Lee Goldman 175,500
Scott Abrams 130,000
Caroline Hermesh 61,500
Joseph Ranciato 35,000
Huu Vinh 26,500

Williams Charging Into Day 2; Bloch and Greenstein Riding Shotgun

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
"That's right, I'm the man."
"That's right, I'm the man."

Day 2 of the Event 7: $1,500 Seven Card Stud is in the books and it was a long one. When the day began, 110 players remained from the starting field of 367. The money bubble was set at 40 players at it didn't take very long to get there. The last player to go without any profit on his or her investment was David Tighe in 41st place. From there, the quest for the final table was on, although not reached at the end of the night.

Speaking of the end of the night, the player on top when things were finished was David Williams. He bagged up a massive 493,500 in chips and will start Day 3 as the man to catch. In second place is Andy Bloch with 296,500 and then Barry Greenstein comes in behind him at 254,000.

Some of the notables to finish in the money, but bust on the day included Artie Cobb, David Singer, Brett Richey, Sam Grizzle, Marco Traniello, Chau Giang and Fabrice Soulier.

Here's how the final nine finished out the day:

Seat Player Chips
1 Scott Abrams 130,000
2 Andy Bloch 296,500
3 Joseph Ranciato 35,000
4 David Williams 493,500
5 Lee Goldman 175,500
6 Stephen Su 180,000
7 Huu Vinh 26,500
8 Caroline Hermesh 61,500
9 Barry Greenstein 254,000

Up top for tomorrow's winner is $126,363 and the most coveted prize in poker — a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. PokerNews will be on hand for all of the live coverage starting at 2:00 PM and we hope to have you following along.

Until then, goodnight from the Rio!

Bagging Up

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante

The clock has run out and we will return with 9 players tomorrow. David Williams took down a nice pot to close the night and will be the big chip leader entering Day 3.

Full counts coming shortly...

The "Unofficial" FInal Table

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6 • Level 18: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Seat Player
1 Scott Abrams
2 Andy Bloch
3 Joseph Ranciato
4 David Williams
5 Lee Goldman
6 Stephen Su
7 Huu Vinh
8 Caroline Hermesh
9 Barry Greenstein

Fabrice Soulier Eliminated in 10th Place ($9,046)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Fabrice Soulier - 10th Place
Fabrice Soulier - 10th Place

The champion of last year's $10,000 buy-in H.O.R.S.E. Championship, Fabrice Soulier, has just been eliminated in 10th place for $9,046.

Soulier was all in on fourth street with the ({J-Hearts}{8-Diamonds}) / {8-Clubs}{9-Diamonds} for a split pair of eights. he was up against Barry Greenstein holding the ({Q-Spades}{4-Spades}) / {Q-Hearts}{6-Clubs} for a split pair of queens. Soulier couldn't improve and therefore was eliminated in 10th place.

The final nine players then voted to play out the final 13 minutes of the night or call it quits. After some back and forth, one player — Lee Goldman — objected to stopping for the night and voted to play on. And with that, we'll have the "unofficial" final table redraw for you in just a few moments.

Chip Counts
Fabrice Soulier Busted

Steve Billirakis Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,144)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Steve Billirakis - 11th Place
Steve Billirakis - 11th Place

Steve Billirakis got crushed down to 2,000 in chips in a hand against Andy Bloch where Bloch made kings and sevens. Billirakis had a pair of queens on board, but mucked when he saw Bloch table his winning two pair.

Shortly thereafter, Billirakis was eliminated in 11th place for $7,144.

Chip Counts
Steve Billirakis Busted

More Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Williams 360,000 115,000 pos
Barry Greenstein 290,000 45,000 pos
Stephen Su 190,000 5,000 pos
Joseph Ranciato 42,000 -34,000 neg
Fabrice Soulier 35,000 -115,000 neg

Updated Chip Counts

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Chip Counts
David Williams 245,000 -55,000 neg
Barry Greenstein 245,000
Scott Abrams 200,000 90,000 pos
Stephen Su 185,000 -20,000 neg
Fabrice Soulier 150,000 40,000 pos
Andy Bloch 90,000 -5,000 neg
Joseph Ranciato 76,000 12,000 pos

Matt Grapenthien Eliminated in 12th Place ($7,144)

Posted 2012-06-02 GMT-6
Matt Grapenthien - 12th Place
Matt Grapenthien - 12th Place

Matt Grapenthien was all in on fifth street with ({K-Hearts}{Q-Clubs}) / {Q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}{J-Hearts} for a split pair of queens and a flush draw. His opponent, David Williams, held the ({A-Spades}{3-Hearts}) / {3-Diamonds}{4-Hearts}{9-Hearts} for a split pair of threes.

Williams nailed the {9-Spades} on sixth and the {K-Spades} on seventh to finish with nines and threes. Grapenthien bricked off and was eliminated.

Chip Counts
David Williams 300,000 30,000 pos
Matt Grapenthien Busted
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Winner Andy Bloch
Winning Hand ♠Q♣Q♥J♥10♣10♣A♠K
Prize 126,363

Level Info

Level 18
Limits 5,000 / 10,000
Ante 1,000

Players Info