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Event 2: Down to Two Tables

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 25:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  18 of 1,010

Zipping right along, Event 2 is now down to the last two tables and they are still in the first 40-minute level. They will play through Level 26 before taking a 40-minute dinner break.

Table 9
Seat 1: Tony March
Seat 2: Maxwell Loveland
Seat 3: Vincent Yenko
Seat 4: Charles Kahrs
Seat 5: Wilmer Diaz
Seat 6: Walter Connors
Seat 7: Tom Nguyen
Seat 8: Illia Shtondenko
Seat 9: Alan Ramkhalawan

Table 20
Seat 1: Barbara Cardin
Seat 2: Tony Delacruz
Seat 3: Joseph Orsino
Seat 4: Landon Brown
Seat 5: Ronald Johnston
Seat 6: Qiao Huicun
Seat 7: Michael Stracuzza
Seat 8: A.J. Kelsall
Seat 9: George Nieves

19th: Loren Farmer – $2,388
20th: Carlos Bezara – $2,388
21st: Erik Christensen – $2,388
22nd: Robert Schmal – $2,024
23rd: Rafael Perez Guerrero – $2,024
24th: Matthew Larson – $2,024
25th: Jacob Naumann – $1,676
26th: John Gordon – $1,676
27th: Marvin Kharlins – $1,676

Event 2: Erik Christensen Eliminated by Vincent Yenko

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 24:  20,000/40,000 with a 40,000 ante
Players Remaining:  20 of 1,010

Vincent Yenko stacks up Erik Christensen’s chips

We missed the preflop betting but the result was Vincent Yenko on the button and Erik Christensen in the big blind getting all their chips in the middle for a massive pot.

Yenko: TsTh
Christensen: AxKx suited

A huge flip for a lot of chips. The board ran out 9h6c3c8dQd and the dealer counted down the stacks. It was Christensen at risk for 1,200,000 and he collected 21st place money.

Vincent Yenko – 3,075,000 (77 bb)
Erik Christensen – Eliminated in 21st Place ($2,388)

Event 2: A.J. Kelsall Moves to the Top

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  21 of 1,010

A.J. Kelsall

There seems to be no slowing Event 2 down but the end of Level 24 might do it. Five more players picked up a payout after the three-table redraw to leave only 21 around before blind levels increase to 40 minutes.

A.J. Kelsall is the new leader as he jumped up to 2,135,000 to eclipse the 1,955,000 of Vincent Yenko.

22nd: Robert Schmal – $2,024
23rd: Rafael Perez Guerrero – $2,024
24th: Matthew Larson – $2,024
25th: Jacob Naumann – $1,676
26th: John Gordon – $1,676
27th: Marvin Kharlines – $1,676

Event 2: Three-Table Redraw

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  26 of 1,010

In a snap, Event 2 reached 27 players before the first post-break level was complete. Karl Manouchakian went out in 28th place to trigger the three-table redraw the Marvin “The Duck Man” Kharlins went out on the last hand before the clock was paused, getting a bit of a pay jump along the way.

Here’s where they are now sitting, we will gather chip counts as they progress.

Table 9
Seat 1: Carlos Bezara
Seat 2: Walter Connors
Seat 3: Vincent Yenko
Seat 4: Jacob Naumann
Seat 5: Wilmer Diaz
Seat 6: Erik Christensen
Seat 7: Tom Nguyen
Seat 8: Illia Shtondenko
Seat 9: Robert Schmal

Table 10
Seat 1: Tony Delacruz
Seat 2: John Gordon
Seat 3: Qiao Huicun
Seat 4: Ronald Johnston
Seat 5: Charles Kahrs
Seat 6: Alan Ramkhalawan
Seat 7: — Empty —
Seat 8: George Nieves
Seat 9: Tony March

Table 20
Seat 1: Barbara Cardin
Seat 2: Matthew Larson
Seat 3: Joseph Orsino
Seat 4: Landon Brown
Seat 5: Maxwell Loveland
Seat 6: Rafael Perez
Seat 7: Michael Stracuzza
Seat 8: A,J. Kelsall
Seat 9: Loren Farmer

27th: Marvin Kharlines – $1,676
28th: Karl Manouchakian – $1,394
29th: Robert Quinn III – $1,394
30th: Tom Tran – $1,394
31st: Daniel Dedomenico – $1,394
32nd: David Meagher – $1,394

Event 2: Vincent Yenko Leads After Break

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 23:  15,000/25,000 with a 25,000 ante
Players Remaining:  33 of 1,010

Vincent Yenko

Tournament staff sent the remaining players on a 10-minute break from the tables and the performed a discretionary color up.

Vincent Yenko is your new chip leader and by a lot. He returned to a stack worth 1,725,000 while second-place stack Alan Ramkhalawan is up to 950,000 followed by Matthew Larson with 920,000.

They will two more 30-minute levels before they increase to 40 minutes and there is a dinner break after Level 26.

33rd: James Calderaro – $1,394
34th: Harry Binda – $1,394
35th: Hugh Membrino – $1,394
36th: Michael Tufaro – $1,394

Event 2: Four Tables Remain

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 22:  10,000/20,000 with a 20,000 ante
Players Remaining:  36 of 1,010

Event 2 is down to the last four tables of the tournament and we caught up on the results. Among those falling short of the title on the list include Flight A leader Woodrow Pass and WPT Champion Joe Bartholdi.

36th: Michael Tufaro – $1,394
37th: Woodrow Pass – $1,212
38th: Isean Zametz – $1,212
39th: Dustin Geselius – $1,212
40th: Samuel Oh – $1,212
41st: Emad Alabsi – $1,212
42nd: Joseph Steur – $1,212
43rd: Donald Scheib – $1,212
44th: Benjamin Boston – $1,212
45th: Edgar Munivez – $1,212
46th: Aaron Speer – $1,076
47th: Nikolaos Costarelis – $1,076
48th: Anne Amato – $1,076
49th: Jared Grey – $1,076
50th: Tomas Aprea – $1,076
51st: Robert O’Rourke – $1,076
52nd: Josias Santos – $1,076
53rd: Li Zhou – $1,076
54th: Romeo Montano – $1,076
55th: John Reed – $973
56th: Daniel Greer – $973
57th: Joe Bartholdi – $973
58th: John Smarsh – $973
59th: David Smith – $973
60th: Sanjib Acharya – $973
61st: Likang Berninger – $973
62nd: John DiSantis – $973
63rd: William Medina Diaz – $973
64th: Noah Wolfe – $885
65th: Neil Barte – $885
66th: Oscar Lindo – $885
67th: Dylan Srulovic – $885
68th: Christopher Honore – $885
69th: Alexander Grassia – $885
70th: Edward Kofler – $885
71st: Aura Kerr – $885
72nd: Vitor Coelho – $885
73rd: Shahab Mazaheri – $809
74th: William Jennings – $809
75th: Gregory McNealy – $809
76th: Mark Wiser – $809
77th: Enrique Cruz – $809
78th: David Hunt – $809
79th: Patrick Curry – $809
80th: Christopher Kennedy – $809
81st: Samuel DiMaggio – $809

Event 2: Results 82nd Through 90th Place

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  78 of 1,010

Scott Caracciolo made the cash but had to settle for 88th place money

82nd: Jennfier Haselton – $742
83rd: Jacqulyn Kagan – $742
84th: Fernando Rodriguez – $742
85th: Jeffrey Higgins – $742
86th: Robert Cornette – $742
87th: James Farnsworth – $742
88th: Scott Caracciolo – $742
89th: Jeffrey Russell – $742
90th: Glenn Winnins – $742

Event 2: Charles Kahrs Leads After Break

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 19:  5,000/10,000 with a 10,000 ante
Players Remaining:  81 of 1,010

Charles Kahrs

After some technical difficulties, we are back on the air after the field took their first break of the day. Charles Kahrs came into the day with 303,000 but he is now up to 940,000 after a few hours.

That is good enough for the leads with Erik Christensen sitting in second with 855,000.

Erik Christensen

Event 2: Results 91st to 102nd

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 18:  4,000/8,000 with a 8,000 ante
Players Remaining:  90 of 1,010

Ryan Oetinger

A dozen players hit the payout desk not long after the bubble burst including Ryan Oetinger. His 101st place finish is notable because he was sitting with a single 1K chip as the money bubble burst.

91st: Stanley Holley – $676
92nd: Mark Edwards – $676
93rd: Maurice Paradis – $676
94th: Eugene Newhall – $676
95th: John Singleton – $676
96th: Christopher Koumou – $676
97th: Jack Adams – $676
98th: Ryan Luker – $676
99th: Ivan Freitez – $676
100th: Rina Coss – $612
101st: Ryan Oetinger – $612
102nd: Humberto DeJesus – $612

Event 2: Aaron Thivyanathan Eliminated by Tony Delacruz

$360 No Limit Hold’em (Re-Entry)
$250,000 Guaranteed | Structure | Payouts
Level 16:  3,000/5,000 with a 5,000 ante
Players Remaining:  102 of 1,010

Aaron Thivyanathan

Other than a small double up on the first hand, the bubble process took a good chunk of the tournament clock two minutes at a time.

Eight hands later, there was another all-in and this time there were two calls. Aaron Thivyanathan was forced at risk for his last 8,000 in the big blind and Tony Delacruz and Ivan Freitez were the two live players.

The flop came 8h6c2s, Delacruz bet 20,000 and Freitez called. Both players checked the Jd turn and the river was 3h. Delacruz bet 45,000 to get a fold from Freitez and Delacruz showed TdTh.

Thivyanathan slow peeled his yet unseen cards and the best he could find was 4s2d for a pair of deuces. He was eliminated in 103rd place and the rest of the field was in the money.