Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em



An Early Double for Hellmuth

[user153638] • Nivel 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante

On a {6-Hearts}{5-Hearts}{3-Spades} flop, the small blind led out for 10,000 and Ayman Qutami raised to 25,000. Phil Hellmuth then instantly moved all in for 55,500. The original raiser tanked for two minutes before folding, and then Qutami tanked for five minutes before calling.

Qutami: {j-Hearts}{j-Diamonds}
Hellmuth: {6-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}

Qutami held an overpair, but Hellmuth managed to flop a set. Neither the {7-Clubs} turn nor {8-Spades} river influenced the hand, and Hellmuth clapped his hands together in celebration of the early double.

Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 158,000 98,600
Ayman Qutami us
Ayman Qutami
us 30,000 -52,200

Taguri: Ayman QutamiPhil Hellmuth

Duhamel One of the First to Go

[user153638] • Nivel 11: 500-1,000, 100 ante
Jonathan Duhamel
Jonathan Duhamel

As expected, the eliminations are coming quickly. One of the first to go was 2010 World Series of Poker Main Event champ Jonathan Duhamel.

It happened when Chris Hunichen opened with a raise and Matt Marafioti three-bet to 6,900. Duhamel then four-bet jammed from the big blind, Hunichen folded, and Marafioti snap-called.

Duhamel flipped over {10-}{10-}, but it was dominated by the {k-}{k-} of Marafioti. The board ran out clean, and Duhamel's Day 2 came to an end here in the opening minutes.

Matt Marafioti ca
Matt Marafioti
ca 54,000 24,000
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca Eliminat

Taguri: Chris HunichenJonathan DuhamelMatt Marafioti


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Bursting the Money Bubble and Onward to the Final Table Here on Day 2!

Barry Hutter begins the day second in chips.
Barry Hutter begins the day second in chips.

What began with 810 players in the 2014 World Series of Poker Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em is now down to 144, of which 90 will earn a piece of the $2,211,300 prize pool. Today those players will return to the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino for 10 more one-hour levels of play, and it shouldn't take but a few levels to reach the money. From there the players will look to play down to the final table, or at least as close as they can get.

Right now the man best positioned to make a run at the $508,640 first-place prize is two-time gold bracelet winner Brandon Cantu, who won a massive pot in the penultimate hand of Day 1 to vault into the chip lead. Cantu has already made one final table this summer in the $1,500 razz event, and he's looking to make it two with his monster stack of 244,700. To put that in perspective, the next closest player is Barry Hutter with 201,100. Hutter eliminated 2012 WSOP Main Event champ Greg Merson in a big pot late on Day 1, which is where he obtained a big portion of his chips.

Those two are the only players over 200K, but that doesn't mean they're the only ones sitting pretty. Others with a healthy stack are Andreas Hoivold (195,200), Nick Guagenti (178,100), Davidi Kitai (141,900), Byron Kaverman (133,600), and Chris Hunichen (128,700).

All of those players are able to enjoy the comfort and confidence that come with a big stack, but that doesn't mean they have it easy. On the contrary, some heavy hitters are lurking including Michael Mizrachi (100,700), Will Failla (73,000), Phil Hellmuth (59,400), Todd Terry (52,000), Andrew Lichtenberger (40,300), Paul Volpe (24,800), and Jonathan Duhamel (22,200). Volpe is fresh off his bracelet win in the $10K 2-7 NL event (he literally jumped into Event #15 after completing interviews) and is looking for even more poker success.

Day 2 will get underway at 2 p.m., which is about an hour from now. The [I]PokerNews[I/] Live Reporting will be bringing you all the action, so be sure to stay tuned.

Taguri: Barry Hutter

Day 2 Table and Seat Draw

4221Yosuke Sekiya42,300
4222Kory Kilpatrick56,600
4223Tanner Millen45,300
4224Davidi Kitai141,900
4225Craig Varnell62,800
4226Brandon Cantu244,700
4231Sam Cohen12,100
4232Vinh Pham63,500
4233Cary Katz18,100
4234William Obrien56,200
4235Jacob Toole95,700
4236Alessandro Longobardi30,400
4241Adithya Lanka6,100
4242Barry Hutter201,100
4243Mark Darner57,600
4244Pratyush Buddiga71,900
4245Brian Roberts59,700
4246Tony Dunst28,500
4251Christian Harder38,900
4252Jeffrey Schweickert7,300
4253Brian Lemke16,900
4254Nicholas Palma16,500
4255Fernando Brito26,000
4256Robert Park35,200
4261David Chase122,900
4262Jeff Gross18,000
4263Samuel Skolnik9,400
4264John Dolan57,400
4265Jeff Sluzinski38,700
4266Dinesh Alt79,800
4271Harrison Beach63,600
4272Paul Newey23,800
4273Taylor Paur20,000
4274Vladimir Dobrovolskii22,300
4275John Andress34,000
4276Sorel Mizzi13,600
4281Daniel Lee48,800
4282Nenad Medic65,400
4283Matt Jarvis67,400
4284Robert Panitch91,300
4285Cody Slaubaugh104,500
4286Ryan Austin34,100
4291Paul Volpe24,800
4292Heinz Kamutzki38,800
4293Terrence Chan82,400
4294Viet Vo21,300
4295Alen Bilic65,000
4296Daniel Engels33,600
4301Peter Jetten56,600
4302Garrett Crites16,900
4303Leo Wolpert36,600
4304Tom Braband18,200
4305Jesse Yaginuma18,300
4306Justin Zaki54,800
4311Todd Barlow26,600
4312Gabriel Andrade57,600
4313Kevin MacPhee25,200
4314Jacob Schindler21,300
4315Zaed Shamoon17,500
4316Nicholas Augustino45,500
4321Kenneth Shelton45,000
4322Hunter Frey75,200
4323Manuel Martinez35,000
4324Nick Rampone37,300
4325Brian Brown40,300
4326Seth Berger32,200
4331Mark Dube108,400
4332Vasil Medarov19,000
4333Tyler Cornell69,200
4334Andreas Hoivold195,200
4335Steven Kelly21,900
4336Nicolas Yunis69,700
4341Dany Georges30,100
4342Blair Hinkle13,100
4343Anthony Grappo39,100
4344Dani Stern25,000
4345David Diaz44,300
4346Jesse Sylvia48,900
4351Alexander Queen66,900
4352Gino Levrini75,600
4353Tony Gargano92,900
4354Samuel Wasserman29,400
4355Jesse Cohen62,800
4356Andrea Dato34,800
4361Jonathan Duhamel22,200
4362Greg Ostrander49,200
4363Chris Hunichen128,700
4364Matt Marafioti30,000
4365Todd Terry52,000
4366Artem Kobylynskyi11,000
4371Ryan Olisar43,500
4372Matt Salsberg24,500
4373Olivier Busquet64,800
4374Mark Mache41,100
4375Lance Harris13,100
4376Michael Mizrachi100,700
4381Eugene Todd21,900
4382Ashton Griffin41,700
4383Vladimir Geshkenbein42,000
4384Andrew Robinson10,100
4385Jeffrey Dobrin67,100
4386Dylan Hortin19,700
4391Artur Koren28,700
4392Benjamin Horgan114,500
4393Ayman Qutami82,200
4394Phil Hellmuth59,400
4395Jamie Rosen25,000
4396Derek Wolters41,800
4401Patrick Serda66,100
4402Jason Paster38,200
4403Will Failla73,300
4404William Burford77,500
4405David Siegel11,500
4406Anthony Ruberto68,600
4411Sebastian Saffari50,100
4412Eric Baldwin44,100
4413Gordon Vayo31,100
4414Ami Alibay33,000
4415Dan Healey36,600
4416Zachary Humphrey51,600
4421Byron Kaverman133,600
4422Roger Hardy27,400
4423Hans Winzeler67,700
4424Isidro Sifuentes22,500
4425Andrew Lichtenberger40,300
4426Ty Reiman43,600
4431Khiem Nguyen35,400
4432Artem Metalidi64,900
4433Adam Bernstein96,000
4434Zachary Korik74,600
4435Nick Guagenti178,100
4436Andrew Glauberg21,800
4441Michael Wang17,600
4442Gavin Polone25,400
4443Anna Marcie29,300
4444Alexander Venovski21,600
4445Jackie Glazier26,300
4446Steve Bartlett94,000
4451Lucinda Martinez50,100
4452Bryn Kenney20,200
4453Joe Tehan24,600
4454Talesh Patel49,000
4455Darren Maroni36,100
4456Dave D'Alesandro64,300
Event #15: $3,000 Six-Handed No-Limit Hold'em
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