Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em
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Matt Stout Leads Final 15 After Day 2 Completion

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Stout - End-of-Day-2 Chip Leader
Matt Stout - End-of-Day-2 Chip Leader

Play has ended for the night on Day 2 of Event #31: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em at the 45th annual World Series of Poker. Only 15 remain, all with their sights set on the WSOP gold bracelet and $418,435 in first-place prize money.

Matt Stout will take the chip lead into Day 3, bagging up 1,130,000, after 10 levels of play. Also among the top stacks are Aleksandr Gofman (951,000), Brett Shaffer (812,000), and Eric Spitzer (674,000).

Stout’s biggest hand came on the last hand of the night. With time on the tournament clock at zero, Alessandro Bardaro got his stack all in with Matt Stout on a flop of {2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

Bardaro: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Stout: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Bardaro's overpair needed to connect with another jack to survive the hand and the night, but Stout's set held up through the turn and river of {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Stout had eliminated Bardaro in 16th place and raked in a massive pot, just under 1,000,000 chips.

The day began with 187 hopefuls, and with 171 making the money, we were only 16 eliminations away. It did not take long for the bubble to burst. Just before the end of the first level, Douglas Stewart got cracked and he became the bubble boy.

On the second hand of hand-for-hand play, Seth Berger opened to 2,500 from mid-position, Stewart three-bet to 6,500 in the cutoff, Mario Coria called from the big blind, and Berger made the call as well.

The flop was dealt {5-Spades}{5-Hearts}{q-Spades}, Coria and Berger checked, and Stewart bet 12,000. Coria folded, Berger raised to 30,000, enough to put Stewart all in, and Stewart made the call putting himself at risk.

Berger: {4-Spades}{6-Spades}
Stewart: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

Stewart was ahead at the time, but Berger had flopped a flush draw. The turn brought the axe down on Stewart. Berger made his flush with the {3-Spades} and the river {8-Hearts} sent Stewart packing as the 172nd-place finisher.

The bust outs came quick and heavy once the players were in the money. Some notables unable to survive through Day 2 were Ray Qartomy, Eric Crane, Erik Cajelais, Lauren Kling, Vinny Pahuja, Ty Reiman, Nenad Medic, Kathryn Lindsay, Adam Levy, Corrie Wunstel, Sean Getzwiller, Jackie Glazier, Justin Zaki, Ankush Mandavia, Billy Kopp, and Eric Mizrachi,

Play will resume at 1 p.m. on Monday, where Day 3 action will play down to a champion. Keep it locked on PokerNews for all of the big hands and bust outs.

Etiķetes: Matt StoutWorld Series of PokerWSOP

Official End-of-Day Chip Counts

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Matt Stout us 1,130,000 475,000
Aleksandr Gofman ru 951,000 951,000
Brett Shaffer us 812,000 257,000
Eric Spitzer 674,000 -26,000
Peter Gould gb 639,000 -61,000
Ronald Sullivan 537,000 42,000
Steven McNally us 463,000 38,000
Robert Schmidt us 442,000 -198,000
Jason Vanstrom us 422,000 162,000
Rob Wazwaz us 359,000 -71,000
Jim Jakobsen NO 350,000 120,000
Kyle Weir us 181,000 -167,000
Michael Souza us 167,000 77,000
Bryan Reisner US 133,000 -73,500
Jonnie Kedj 83,000 -112,000

Alessandro Bardaro Eliminated in 16th Place ($14,994)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Alessandro Bardaro - 16th Place
Alessandro Bardaro - 16th Place

With time on the tournament clock at zero and the final hand being played out, Alessandro Bardaro got his stack all in with Matt Stout on a flop of {2-Spades}{4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}.

Bardaro: {j-Spades}{j-Clubs}
Stout: {5-Clubs}{5-Spades}

Bardaro's overpair needed to connect with another jack to survive the hand and the night, but Stout's set held up through the turn and river of {k-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}. Bardaro was eliminated in 16th place and earned $14,994. He won't be joining the 15 remaining players tomorrow for Day 3.

Matt Stout us 1,130,000 475,000
Alessandro Bardaro Izkritis

Etiķetes: Alessandro BardaroMatt Stout

Seth Berger Eliminated in 18th Place ($14,994)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Seth Berger - 18th Place
Seth Berger - 18th Place

Just after redrawing seats for the final two tables, Seth Berger pushed his short stack all in from early position and Ronald Sullivan made the call.

Berger: {q-Diamonds}{10-Hearts}
Sullivan: {a-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Berger had two live cards and was looking to connect with the board in some way, but the dealer peeled out {8-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}{8-Spades}{k-Spades}{9-Diamonds} and Sullivan had the better hand. Berger was eliminated in 18th place and will collect $14,994.

Ronald Sullivan 495,000 370,000
Seth Berger us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Seth BergerRonald Sullivan

Final 18 Redraw

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4451Steven McNally470,000
4452Brett Shaffer836,000
4453Michael Souza200,000
4454Aleksandr Gofman740,000
4455Bryan Reisner169,000
4456Peter Gould675,000
4457Eric Spitzer690,000
4458Robert Schmidt420,000
4459Jonathan Kedj75,000

TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4401Jim Jakobsen330,000
4402Ronald Sullivan305,000
4403Rajaee Wazwaz340,000
4404Seth Berger110,000
4405Matt Stout650,000
4406Jason Vanstrom304,000
4407Kyle Weir187,000
4408Alessandro Bardaro450,000
4409Jonathan Gray142,000

Jeffrey Finkelstein Eliminated in 19th Place ($12,242)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jeffrey Finkelstein
Jeffrey Finkelstein

Jeffrey Finkelstein watched on from the big blind and saw Matt Stout make it 27,000 to go from the button. The small blind ducked out of the way, Finkelstein moved all-in for around 110,000 and Stout made a reluctant call.

Stout: {A-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}
Finkelstein: {K-Hearts}{9-Hearts}

"That's a good flop," said Stout when he saw the {Q-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds} flop, the {10-Spades} hit the turn and although the {J-Diamonds} completed a straight for Finkelstein, it also improved Stout to a flush.

The remaining 18 players will now redraw seats.

Jeffrey Finkelstein Izkritis

Etiķetes: Jeffrey FinkelsteinMatt Stout