2013 World Series of Poker

Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Zilele: 2
Event Info

2013 World Series of Poker

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Mâna câştigătoare
Event Info
Informaţii Nivel
60,000 / 120,000

Ruberto Leads Near Money Bubble

Nicolas Levi is in contention as Day 2 begins.
Nicolas Levi is in contention as Day 2 begins.

Tony Ruberto leads the final 243 players in Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em here at the 2013 World Series of Poker in the Rio. He bagged 178,200 in chips when Level 11 ended last night, and Florens Feenstra (171,700), Bob Panitch (150,700), Nicolas Levi (148,300) and AJ Bertenshaw (147,800) round out the top five.

The starting field of 1,736 is more than 100 more than last year, and the winner will be taking home $730,756 and a gold bracelet for first place. Before we can crown a winner, we first need to get into the money, and that should happen fairly early on today; 198 of the remaining 243 will get paid. Once that happens, we'll likely see a flurry of shorter stacks busting out, and the late-game direction of the tournament should begin to come into focus.

Notable runners remaining include Mark Teltscher (113,100), Jonathan Tamayo (91,900), Josh Arieh (79,800), Erik Seidel (58,000), Matt Marafioti (51,000), Dan Smith (46,400), Jesse Sylvia (41,000), and Amit Makhija (37,000).

While you are waiting for action to begin, here is Kristy Arnett with your July 2nd Update.

Taguri: Nicolas LeviTony Ruberto

Queen Shows his Nerve; Makhija Doubles

Nivel 14 : 1,000/2,000, 300 ante
Alex Queen called with second pair.
Alex Queen called with second pair.

We found Alex Queen facing an all-in bet from an opponent after all the cards were out, with the board reading {j-Spades}{4-Diamonds}{q-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{3-Spades}. Queen dropped a tower of yellow chips in the middle after thinking for a bit.

"You've got me," his opponent said. Queen tabled {a-Spades}{j-Clubs} after his opponent showed {a-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds} for a busted combo draw.

At a nearby table, Amit Makhija got it all in with {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs} and held up against an opponent with {a-Hearts}{q-Spades} to double through.

Jucător Fise Progres
Alex Queen us
Alex Queen
128,600 128,600
Amit Makhija us
Amit Makhija
46,000 9,000

Taguri: Amit MakhijaAlex Queen

Karambinis Wins A Huge Pot

Nivel 15 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
Chris Karambinis
Chris Karambinis

We came to the action with the board of {6-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds} already showing. It appeared everyone checked to David Peters on the button who bet 13,200. Chris Karambinis, in the small blind, raised to 27,500 and a player in middle position called the raise and with another player in late position folding.

With action back on Peters, he went into the tank for about 3 minutes and ended up making the call. Then came the {j-Spades} river and Karambinis led for 22,000. It was the middle position player's turn to tank and when he surfaced he moved all in for about 93,000. Peters reluctantly folded to the shove and the hands were tabled.

Karambinis: {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Opponent: {3-Spades}{3-Clubs}

All Peters could do was shake his head when he saw the middle position player's hand. He got up and walked away for a few seconds. Karambinis had the player covered and his opponent hit the rail. When Peters came back he told Karambinis he had {j-Diamonds}{10-Diamonds}. In the end though, it was Karambinis stacking a lot of chips.

Jucător Fise Progres
Chris Karambinis us
Chris Karambinis
330,000 214,000

Taguri: Chris KarambinisDavid Peters

Peters Eliminated

Nivel 15 : 1,200/2,400, 400 ante
David Peters couldn't get much going on Day 2.
David Peters couldn't get much going on Day 2.

David Peters moved all in under the gun for 25,500. A player in the hijack made the call, only to see the small blind go all in behind him for 48,800. The hijack thought for a bit before calling.

Peters: {a-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds}
Small blind: {10-Spades}{10-Diamonds}
Hijack: {a-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}

The flop came {q-Clubs}{10-Clubs}{j-Spades}, giving the small blind a set and his opponents identical gutshots. The turn brought a {k-Spades}, completing their straights. A {j-Clubs} on the river turned things back around for the small blind, and his full house sent Peters to the rail.

Jucător Fise Progres
David Peters us
David Peters
WSOP 2X Winner

Taguri: David Peters

The Big Squeeze

Nivel 17 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante
Robert Cheung took a major beat.
Robert Cheung took a major beat.

We came to the table with a pot of about 165,000 sitting in the middle and Karim Lehoussine, the small blind, with zero chips in front of him, all of Robert Cheung's remaining chips pushed forward with the all in button among them and another player, in middle position, faced with a tough decision.

The action was relayed to us like this: the middle position player bet, Robert Cheung called the bet from the hijack and Lehoussine shoved all in. The middle position player just called the all in and Cheung moved all in for his remaining 95,000. It seemed an agonizing fold for the other player, but fold he did, eventually telling everyone he "folded two black jacks".

Cheung: {q-Diamonds}{q-Hearts}
Lehoussine: {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}

The flop was horrific for Cheung as it fell {3-Spades}{5-Clubs}{3-Clubs} giving Lehoussine trips. Cheung was shaking his head as the {6-Hearts} turn and {a-Spades} river came down, realizing there was nothing there for him. As Lehoussine was raking his pot, he exclaimed, "the big squeeze worked".

Jucător Fise Progres
Karim Lehoussine fr
Karim Lehoussine
165,000 115,000
Robert Cheung ca
Robert Cheung
95,000 -55,000
WSOP 1X Winner

Taguri: Robert Cheung

Levi's Kings Full Win a Massive Pot

Nivel 17 : 2,000/4,000, 500 ante
Nicolas Levi flopped a monster.
Nicolas Levi flopped a monster.

After a flop of {k-Spades}{q-Spades}{q-Hearts}, Nicolas Levi, in the small blind, check-raised Rahul Byrraju's bet of 6,000 to 15,500. Byrraju called. A {6-Clubs} came on the turn, and Levi fired 21,000 this time. Byrraju called immediately. The river was a {5-Clubs}, and Levi slowed down with a check. Byrraju announced a bet of 53,000 so fast, it almost seemed like he knew a check was coming. Levi thought briefly before saying, "raise."

One by one, Levi gathered five stacks of yellow chips, and placed some orange T5,000 chips on top. He slid 125,000 into the middle, and Byrraju wasted no time calling. Levi showed {k-Clubs}{k-Hearts} for kings full, and Byrraju sent his hand into the muck.

Jucător Fise Progres
Nicolas Levi fr
Nicolas Levi
540,000 410,000
Rahul Raju Byrraju
Rahul Raju Byrraju
235,000 97,300

Taguri: Nicolas LeviRahul Byrraju

Ojiri "Officially Running Hot"

Nivel 18 : 2,500/5,000, 500 ante
Yasuhiro Ojiri
Yasuhiro Ojiri

We found Jacob Schindler and chipleader Yasuhiro Ojiri in a heads-up pot on the turn. Schindler bet 48,000, and Ojiri made the call with the board reading {4-Spades}{q-Clubs}{j-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}. The river paired the board with the {4-Diamonds}. Schindler checked, and Ojiri said he was all in.

A four-minute tank ensued, which included Jesse Sylvia and Matt Marafioti getting out of their chairs to exercise. Finally, Schindler called. Ojiri turned over {4-Clubs}{6-Clubs} for trip fours, and Schindler sent his remaining 130,000 to the bolster the stack of the leader.

"You, sir, are officially running hot," Sylvia said.

Jucător Fise Progres
OJ Ojiri
OJ Ojiri
900,000 205,000
Jacob Schindler us
Jacob Schindler
WSOP 1X Winner

Taguri: Jake SchindlerYasuhiro Ojiri

"The Donkey" Busts Sylvia

Nivel 20 : 4,000/8,000, 1,000 ante
Jesse Sylvia ran into a set.
Jesse Sylvia ran into a set.

Eric "The Donkey" Kurtzman opened for 16,000 from middle position, and Jesse Sylvia made it 34,000 from the button. Kurtzman made the call.

Kurtzman led out for 35,000 on the {3-Spades}{10-Spades}{4-Diamonds} flop, and Sylvia jammed on him. Kurtzman called immediately.

Sylvia: {a-}{10-}
Kurtzman: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}

Sylvia was in awful shape, and the {k-Diamonds} turn ended the former Main Event runner-up's journey through this event.

Jucător Fise Progres
Eric Kurtzman us
Eric Kurtzman
550,000 489,800
Jesse Sylvia us
Jesse Sylvia

Taguri: Jesse Sylvia

Ojiri leads; Arieh Healthy

Nivel 21 : 5,000/10,000, 1,000 ante
OJ Ojiri, Day 2 Chip Leader
OJ Ojiri, Day 2 Chip Leader

After 10 levels of play, Day 2 has come to an end for Event #56: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em. OJ Ojiri holds the chip lead with 1,510,000 followed by Rahul Raju Byrraju with 1,190,000. A few other notables still in the field are Nicolas Levi (762,000), Josh Arieh (517,000) and Jonathan Tamayo (100,000).

The day began with 243 players all vying for a spot in the top 198, because that was the magic number to secure a payday. It took about one hour into the day before the money was reached. Following that milestone, a flurry of bustouts ensued including such notables as Lee Childs (190th), Erik Seidel (170th), Dan Smith (161th), David Peters (114th), Pius Heinz (112th), Marc-Andre Ladouceur (64th), Matt Stout (52nd), Jesse Sylvia (35th) and Matt Marafioti (30th).

Tomorrow the final 23 players return to the Blue Section of the Amazon Room with their eyes on the first-place prize of $730,756 and the coveted World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Stay with PokerNews as we continue to bring live reports from the tournament floor and hand-for-hand coverage of the final table. See you tomorrow.

Taguri: Dan SmithDavid PetersErik SeidelJesse SylviaJonathan TamayoJosh AriehLee ChildsMarc LadouceurMatt MarafiotiMatt StoutNicolas LeviOJ OjiriPius HeinzRahul Byrraju