Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em
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Angela Prada-Moed Leads As Event #45 Progresses to Day 3

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Angela Prada-Moed
Angela Prada-Moed

Angela Prada-Moed is the woman to catch going into the third and final day’s play of event #45: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em after ending Monday’s Day 2 with a nearly seven-figure stack worth 961,000.

Day 2 began at 1:00 p.m. on Monday with 144 in-the-money players clambering into the purple section of the vast Amazon Room. By the time the tournament director brought the curtain down on proceedings some 10 hour-long level later only 11 players remained in the hunt for the $306,634 first place prize and, of course, the coveted and much sought after gold World Series of Poker bracelet.

As mentioned, topping the chip counts going into Day 3 is Prada-Moed who bagged up 961,000 chips at the completion of Day 2. Prada-Moet, flanked on the rail by her husband, flew under the radar for much of the day’s proceedings before finding {K-Spades}{K-Hearts} in a hand against Nicolas Faure’s {A-Spades}{K-Diamonds} that resulted in Faure’s exit and Prada-Moed’s propulsion up the chip counts.

Prada-Moed found another big pair during the last level of the day, getting into a raising war on a {4-Hearts}{5-Diamonds}{6-Hearts} flop with Jan Suchaek that resulted in Suchanek being all-in with {K-Spades}{Q-Clubs}. Prada-Moed held the superior {A-Spades}{A-Diamonds}, which held to bust Suchanek and push Prada-Moet’s stack to 900,000.

It wasn’t only big hands that Prada-Moet had preflop, she also made a huge call in a hand against Patrick Curzio that resulted in her moving past the one million chip mark. Prada-Moed raised to 25,000 and received a call from Patrick Curzio. Prada-Moed continued with a 25,000 bet on the {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop and Curzio called. Prada-Moed slowed down on the {8-Diamonds} turn and checked. Curzio bet 47,000 and Prada-Moed called.

The river was the {10-Clubs} and Prada-Moed checked. Curzio brought out the big guns and set the price to play at 92,000. Prada-Moed went into the tank before muttering, "I think I have the best hand." Moments later she acted on her instincts and called.

"Ace-high" declared Curzio and he was well beaten by the {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} in Prada-Moed's hand.

Joining Prada-Moed on Day 3 are players such as Loren Klein (804,000), Ivan Saul (613,000), Will Givens (546,000) and Dmitrii Shchepkin (501,000).

Check out the full chip counts here.

Some of those who competed on Day 2, but failed to navigate their way through the 10 levels of play, included Ryan Laplante (106th), Nick Rampone (102nd), Jason Wheeler (73rd), Faraz Jaka (72nd), Hoyt Corkins (38th), Arnaud Mattern (25th), Max Pescatori (23rd), and Brandon Hall (19th).

Play resumes at 1:00 p.m. in the gold section of the Amazon Room and continues until a champion is crowned. Who will that champion be? Tune into PokerNews on Tuesday to find out.

Final Chip Counts Day 2 (pilns)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
TableSeatPlayerChip Count
4461empty 
4462Ivan Saul613,000
4463Paul Sokoloff210,000
4464Terik Brown253,000
4465Loren Klein804,000
4466empty 
4467David Hass382,000
4468empty 
4469empty 
    
4501Duy Ho446,000
4502empty 
4503Will Givens546,000
4504empty 
4505Angela Prada-Moed961,000
4506empty 
4507Patrick Curzio459,000
4508Dmitrii Shchepkin501,000
4509Kim Ng452,000
Angela Prada-Moed us 961,000 -104,000
Loren Klein us 804,000 44,000
Ivan Saul AR 613,000 -12,000
Will Givens us 546,000 176,000
Dmitrii Shchepkin RU 501,000 111,000
Patrick Curzio US 459,000 -91,000
Kim Ng us 452,000 62,000
Duy Ho us 446,000 86,000
David Hass US 382,000 -18,000
Terik Brown US 253,000 63,000
Paul Sokoloff ca 210,000 20,000

Day 2 Over

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

There will be 11 players returning tomorrow as of 1 p.m. Las Vegas time as everyone just bagged and tagged their chips.

Jason Zelus Eliminated in 12th Place ($17,530)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Jason Zelus
Jason Zelus

Loren Klein raised to 26,000 from under the gun and Jason Zelus three-bet to 75,000. Action folded back to Klein and he moved all in. Zelus thought for a couple of minutes and eventually called.

Klein: {j-Hearts}{j-Clubs}

Zelus: {a-Hearts}{k-Diamonds}

The flop was {j-Spades}{2-Diamonds}{7-Spades}, a crushing blow to Zelus and his chances. The {k-Spades} turn sealed it and Zelus hit the rail as the meaningless {2-Spades} fell on the river.

Loren Klein us 760,000 330,000
Jason Zelus US Izkritis

Etiķetes: Jason ZelusLoren Klein

Sokoloff Doubles Through Saul

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

Ivan Saul raised to 24,000 and one seat over, Paul Sokoloff moved all in for exactly 75,000. All other players folded and Saul tossed in the extra chips. "Oh, I am ahead. Barely," Sokoloff said when he turned over the {K-Clubs}{9-Hearts} and saw the {Q-Hearts}{10-Clubs} of his opponent.

The board ran out {K-Diamonds}{8-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{7-Clubs}{5-Hearts} and Loren Klein joked "oh that was boring, not even a sweat after the turn." The hand after, Sokoloff moved all in and again and claimed the blinds and antes.

Paul Sokoloff ca 190,000 -68,000

Etiķetes: Ivan SaulLoren KleinPaul Sokoloff

Prada-Moet Becomes A Millionaire

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Angela Prada-Moed
Angela Prada-Moed

Ladies and gentlemen, we have our first tournament chip millionaire. Step forward Angela Prada-Moed.

Prada-Moed raised to 25,000 and received a call from Patrick Curzio. Prada-Moed continued with a 25,000 bet on the {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop and Curzio called. Prada-Moed slowed down on the {8-Diamonds} turn and checked. Curzio bet 47,000 and Prada-Moed called.

The river was the {10-Clubs} and Prada-Moed checked. Curzio brought out the big guns and set the price to play at 92,000. Prada-Moet went into the tank before muttering, "I think I have the best hand." Moments later she acted on her instincts and called.

"Ace-high" declared Curzio and he was well beaten by the {7-Hearts}{6-Hearts} in Prada-Moed's hand.

Angela Prada-Moed us 1,065,000 165,000
Patrick Curzio US 550,000 -210,000

Etiķetes: Patrick CurzioAngela Prada-Moed

Pavlin Karakikov Eliminated in 14th Place ($13,835)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Pavlin Karakikov
Pavlin Karakikov

Pavlin Karakikov raised to 55,000 from early position and only left himself 20,000 chips behind. Patrick Curzio made the call from the button and the two players in the blinds folded. On the {J-Spades}{8-Diamonds}{6-Diamonds} flop, Karakikov moved all in and was called instantly.

Karakikov: {A-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds}
Curzio: {A-Diamonds}{9-Diamonds}

The {K-Diamonds} turn immediately saw the Bulgarian drawing dead and the meaningless {4-Clubs} river completed the board.

Patrick Curzio US 760,000 200,000
Pavlin Karakikov us Izkritis

Etiķetes: Patrick CurzioPavlin Karakikov

Stanislas Le Marchand Eliminated in 15th Place ($13,835)

• Līmenis 21: 6,000-12,000, 2,000 ante
Stanislas Le Marchand
Stanislas Le Marchand

After being crippled by having his aces cracked, Stanislas Le Marchand has busted from this tournament.

Dmitrii Shchepkin raised to 25,000 from early position and then called when Le Marchand three-bet all-in for 50,000. Shchepkin showed {A-Diamonds}{J-Spades} and Le Marchand the {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}.

The five community cards fell {6-Clubs}{3-Hearts}{J-Clubs}{2-Spades}{A-Spades} and with that Le Marchand was gone.

Stanislas Le Marchand FR Izkritis

Etiķetes: Stanislas Le MarchandDmitrii Shchepkin