Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em
Diena 2 Beidzies

Al Decarolis Leads Final 16, Tran and Selbst Round Out Top Three

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Al Decarolis Leads Final 16
Al Decarolis Leads Final 16

Day 2 of Event #2: $25,000 Mixed-Max No-Limit Hold'em has come to a close here in the Amazon Room. The day began with 60 players returning to the felt, all vying to be part of the top 16 and make the money. At the end of the day, it was Al Decarolis who finished with the largest stack among that elite group, bagging up 1.261 million in chips.

Decarolis, a restaurant owner from Los Angeles who spends most of his time in Costa Rica, had no live tournament cashes to his name prior to today. Now, this restaurateur leads the final 16 players in the third-largest buy-in event of the 2014 WSOP. On his path to the top, Decarolis scored a key double up early in the day against start-of-day chip leader Vanessa Selbst. In that hand, Decarolis flopped a set of tens against Selbst's top two pair and held for a double up. Decarolis was able to springboard his early success into domination later in the day as he sent 2013 WSOP ONE DROP High Roller champion Tony Gregg to the rail.

While Decarolis holds the top position coming into Day 3, several notable names are hot on his heels. JC Tran, who finished in fifth place in the 2013 WSOP Main Event, bagged up the second largest stack of the day with 1.251 million. Rounding out the top three is none other than Selbst, who rode her start-of-day chip lead to finish with 1.224 million.

The returning field was positively stacked with notable names and faces. Unfortunately for most of those players, their run at the second bracelet of the 2014 WSOP would come to an end by the bag and tag. Players like Tim West, Daniel Negreanu, Andrew Lichtenberger, Mark Radoja, Jason Mercier, David Benefield, Sam Trickett, Phil Hellmuth and Eugene Katchalov all fell before the day came to a close.

Phil Ivey was on the hunt for his tenth bracelet today but ended up falling just short of the money. In a late-day confrontation with Tran, Ivey flopped a Broadway straight against Tran's flopped flush. Tran held up as the board finished and Ivey was eliminated in 18th place. Soon after Ivey's elimination, John Juanda became the official bubble boy when he fell at the hands of Robert Tepper.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. local time in the Amazon Room where the players will take their seats for four-handed action. Play will continue four-handed until the final four players are reached. From there, heads up matches will occur to determine the winner. As always, PokerNews will be on hand to provide all of the latest from the tournament felt! Goodnight!

Etiķetes: Al DecarolisJC TranVanessa Selbst

Redraw

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChips
3471Ryan Fee656,000
3472Matt Giannetti676,000
3473Barry Hutter524,000
3474Al Decarolis1,261,000
    
3481Brian Green145,000
3482Nick Schulman207,000
3483Kevin Song198,000
3484Aaron Jones306,000
    
3531Darren Elias506,000
3532Jason Mo1,214,000
3533Calvin Anderson812,000
3534Richard Lyndaker213,000
    
3541JC Tran1,251,000
3542Vanessa Selbst1,224,000
3543Noah Schwartz193,000
3544Robert Tepper490,000

Chip Counts

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Al Decarolis us 1,261,000 81,000
JC Tran us 1,251,000 71,000
Vanessa Selbst us 1,224,000 64,000
Jason Mo us 1,214,000 -56,000
Calvin Anderson us 812,000 2,000
Matt Giannetti us 676,000 76,000
Ryan Fee us 656,000 6,000
Barry Hutter us 524,000 14,000
Darren Elias us 506,000 66,000
Robert Tepper US 490,000 210,000
Aaron Jones us 306,000 50,000
Richard Lyndaker us 213,000 -160,000
Nick Schulman us 207,000 -23,000
Kevin Song us 198,000 -27,000
Noah Schwartz us 193,000 -102,000
Brian Green us 145,000 -10,000

Juanda Bubbles Event #2

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
John Juanda bubbles
John Juanda bubbles

John Juanda moved all in for 185,000 out of the small blind, Robert Tepper called in the big blind and the hands were opened.

Juanda: {q-Hearts}{6-Hearts}
Tepper: {a-Spades}{q-Diamonds}

Tepper had Juanda crushed and improved to Broadway as the board came out {10-Clubs}{9-Clubs}{k-Diamonds}{j-Clubs}{8-Hearts}.

John JuandaFinished 17th in Wsop 25k mixmax. Unfortunately they only pay 16.

The remaining 16 players are all guaranteed a minimum of $54,945 and are bagging and tagging for the evening.

John Juanda id Izkritis

Etiķetes: John JuandaRobert Tepper

Calvin's Got a Job

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Calvin Anderson
Calvin Anderson

JC Tran raised to 27,000 on the button, Calvin Anderson defended his big blind and the flop came {3-Hearts}{a-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}. Both players checked.

The turn was the {k-Spades}, Anderson led out for 32,000 and Tran called.

The river was a repeat king - the {k-Clubs} - and Anderson fired out another 104,000. Tran tank-called, then mucked when Anderson showed {a-Diamonds}{j-Hearts} for aces and kings.

JC Tran us 1,180,000 -170,000
Calvin Anderson us 810,000 115,000

Etiķetes: Calvin AndersonJC Tran

Tepper Doubles on Bubble

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Kevin Song opened to 27,000 and action folded around to Robert Tepper on the button who moved all in for his last 132,000. The blinds folded and Song instantly announced a call.

Song: {K-Diamonds}{K-Hearts}
Tepper: {A-Hearts}{Q-Hearts}

Song's cowboys were out in the lead heading to the flop. The dealer fanned {2-Clubs}{2-Hearts}{9-Diamonds} on the felt and Song retained his lead. Fourth street brought the {7-Clubs} and caused Tepper to stand up from his seat. Just like that, however, the {A-Diamonds} struck the felt on the river and Tepper was able to finish with the best hand. He now has about 280,000 on the bubble while Song has fallen to 225,000.

Robert Tepper US 280,000 50,000
Kevin Song us 225,000 -210,000

Etiķetes: Kevin SongRobert Tepper

Ivey Eliminated Short of the Money

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Phil Ivey and JC Tran were heads up on a flop of {k-Clubs}{q-Clubs}{j-Clubs} and Tran led out for 37,000. Ivey raised to 120,000, Tran moved all in for effectively 500,000 or so and Ivey called.

Tran: {8-Clubs}{7-Clubs}
Ivey: {a-Spades}{10-Spades}

Ivey flopped Broadway, but he was drawing semi-dead against Tran's flush. The turn was the {10-Clubs}, giving both players an open-ended straight flush draw and even Ivey was amused.

"Straight flush draw," Ivey said.

The river was the {a-Diamonds}, eliminating Ivey and Tran is our new chip leader with over 1.3 million.

JC Tran us 1,350,000 712,000
Phil Ivey us Izkritis

Etiķetes: JC TranPhil Ivey

Elias Ships, Song Folds

• Līmenis 18: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante

Darren Elias raised to 25,000 from the button only to have Kevin Song three-bet to 72,000 from the big blind. Elias thought for about 30 seconds before moving forward a call.

The flop came {7-Hearts}{A-Spades}{Q-Clubs} and Song continued out for 51,000. Elias raised all in for 230,000 and Song released his cards. Elias raked in the pot and now has about 440,000.

Darren Elias us 440,000 187,000
Kevin Song us 435,000 -152,000

Etiķetes: Kevin SongDarren Elias