Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship
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Pay the Tiller, Man

Shamus • Nivo 6

Razz

The first hand on Table 352 saw significant four-way action between Brian Rast, David "Bakes" Baker, Phil Ivey, and Dee Tiller.

The betting was capped on third, Rast led on fourth and all called, then Tiller started leading on fifth and sixth with Baker dropping out on fifth. Seventh street saw the remaining players all check.

"Bakes": {x-}{x-} / {4-}{9-}{10-} — FOLDED
Ivey: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{J-}{5-}{J-} / {x-}
Rast: {x-}{x-} / {3-}{2-}{J-}{Q-} / {x-}
Tiller: {x-}{x-} / {a-}{2-}{6-}{K-} / {x-}

"A nine," cried Tiller at showdown, turning over {9-}{4-}{4-} for a 9-6-4-2-A and the others mucked, with Ivey telling Baker he'd started "1-2-3" (i.e., {A-}{2-}{3-}).

Tiller increases his stack by more than 50% on that one while Ivey is now in the danger zone.

Dee Tiller us
Dee Tiller
us 255,000 88,000
Phil Ivey us
Phil Ivey
us 10,000 -21,800

Oznake: Brian RastDavid "Bakes" BakerDee TillerPhil Ivey

Cards Are in the Air

Shamus • Nivo 6

Play has begun for Day 2 of Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. Tables will begin with razz.

Nivo: 6

Triple Draw 2-7 - Limit Hold'em - Omaha-8 - blinds 1,000-2,000; limits 2,000-4,000
Razz - Stud - Stud-8 - ante 500; bring-in 500; complete 2,000; limits 2,000-4,000
No-Limit Hold'em - Pot-Limit Omaha - ante (NLHE only) 300; blinds 500-1,000

Day 2 of the Poker Players' Championship Awaits

Shamus
Jonathan Duhamel, start-of-day 2 chip leader
Jonathan Duhamel, start-of-day 2 chip leader

Welcome to the second day of Event #55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship, the event that always brings out poker's elite to compete for one of the most coveted bracelets on the WSOP schedule.

Nearly all of the 123 players who entered the event yesterday made it through the first five 100-minute levels to return today, although some in much better shape than others. Jonathan Duhamel returns as the only player with more than 400,000 chips to begin Day 2, a large chunk of that earned in a pot-limit Omaha hand at the expense of Vanessa Selbst yesterday who ultimately became one of the few first-day casualties along with Ralph Perry, Matt Glantz, Johnny Chan, David Williams, and Josh Arieh.

Jared Bleznick, Jason Mercier, Justin Smith, and 2011 Poker Players' Championship winner Brian Rast are also returning to stacks of more than 300,000, with those four joining Duhamel as the only players to have more than doubled their starting stacks of 150k yesterday.

Meanwhile the shortest stacks to begin Day 2 belong to Alexander Kostritsyn, Mike Sexton, Cary Katz, Phil Ivey, Marco Johnson, and David "ODB" Baker, all of whom will return to less than 50,000.

Baker fell all of the way down to just 4,000 chips before play concluded last night, which will represent exactly one big bet in the limit games to start play today. But he returns with the same hopes of all the other survivors to make the most of what he has left.

David BakerDisaster last level lost couple massive pots and few others Sorry to report I will be coming back with 4k...folded last 6 hands not quitting
David BakerThe cards have been so mean this summer, but I will make a run! I won't quit on this summer. I work too hard and care too much.

Play resumes at 2 p.m. PDT, with the plan once again being for players to play five more 100-minute levels. Late registration extends to the beginning play today as well, meaning we will likely see a few more additions to the field before the first hands of the day are dealt.

Come back to PokerNews then for continuing coverage of Event 55: The $50,000 Poker Players' Championship. Meanwhile, here's Kristy Arnett with Steve Sung, who last night won another tournament with an especially tough field, Event 52: $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em (Six-Handed).

Oznake: Jonathan Duhamel

Day 2 Redraw

Shamus

Late registration is open until the start of Day 2, so there may be a few more filling seats to start play today.

TableSeatPlayerChips
3471Jeff Lisandro183,700
3472Calvin Anderson290,500
3473Phil Hellmuth206,300
3474Michael Glick235,200
3475Ray Dehkarghani112,700
3476Kevin Song182,300
3477empty 
3478Bertrand Grospellier209,000
    
3481Ben Yu182,200
3482Sebastian Ruthenberg164,200
3483Minh Ly112,800
3484Daniel Negreanu127,900
3485Eric Wasserson75,000
3486empty 
3487Ram Vaswani93,900
3488empty 
    
3491Dan Kelly116,700
3492Todd Brunson86,600
3493Robert Mizrachi211,900
3494Bill Chen92,300
3495Tom Schneider172,200
3496Barry Greenstein227,600
3497Harry Thomas150,000
3498Matt Woodward166,500
    
3501Nick Schulman178,600
3502Andrew Brown136,000
3503Tom Koral231,000
3504Bryce Yockey117,200
3505Tom McCormick157,000
3506Owais Ahmed110,000
3507Shawn Buchanan106,800
3508Richard Ashby185,000
    
3511empty 
3512Lamar Wilkinson118,400
3513Mike Sexton44,000
3514David Chiu174,300
3515Allen Bari136,900
3516George Lind294,200
3517Joe Cassidy198,400
3518Mike Leah248,000
    
3521David "ODB" Baker4,000
3522David "Bakes" Baker76,000
3523empty 
3524Doyle Brunson232,000
3525Phil Ivey31,800
3526Brian Rast319,900
3527Dee Tiller167,000
3528Daniel Alaei160,000
    
3531Andy Bloch170,500
3532Artem Litvinov206,300
3533Abe Mosseri51,900
3534empty 
3535Jonathan Duhamel401,300
3536Ismael Bojang142,700
3537Scott Seiver119,400
3538Talal Shakerchi129,700
    
3541Scott Bohlman170,000
3542Greg Mueller261,300
3543Brian Tate206,400
3544Joe Hachem140,600
3545Ville Wahlbeck103,200
3546Jared Bleznick343,100
3547empty 
3548Ali Eslami179,200
    
3551Andrey Zaichenko208,200
3552empty 
3553Jennifer Harman141,500
3554Paul Volpe245,500
3555Nacho Barbero143,800
3556Matthew Ashton148,400
3557Allen Kessler143,700
3558Ofir Mor193,500
    
3561Cory Zeidman101,800
3562Daniel Harmetz121,000
3563Keith Gipson197,500
3564Cole South199,000
3565empty 
3566Rory Mathews160,000
3567Randy Ohel62,800
3568Max Pescatori134,100
    
3571Adam Friedman181,500
3572Alexey Marakov133,200
3573Scott Clements80,000
3574Brian Hastings113,300
3575John Racener90,200
3576empty 
3577Mike Matusow176,100
3578Mike Wattel185,700
    
3591Alexander Kostritsyn46,000
3592Tam Hang225,000
3593empty 
3594John Monnette101,700
3595Erick Lindgren176,000
3596Jason Lester130,400
3597David Oppenheim122,700
3598Brandon Cantu111,500
    
3601Justin Bonomo135,200
3602Cary Katz39,600
3603Konstantin Puchkov99,700
3604John D'Agostino245,400
3605Eugene Katchalov116,400
3606Gary Benson151,600
3607empty 
3608Jesse Martin151,500
    
3611Mike Gorodinsky218,200
3612Yuval Bronshtein133,300
3613empty 
3614David Singer170,000
3615Jeremy Ausmus75,400
3616David Bach198,800
3617Luke Schwartz194,000
3618John Juanda139,700
    
3621Bryn Kenney167,000
3622Huck Seed142,400
3623Sergii Baranov151,200
3624empty 
3625Marco Johnson28,100
3626Chris Klodnicki103,500
3627Jon Turner126,900
3628David Benyamine172,900
    
3631Justin Smith336,600
3632Troy BurkholderDNR
3633empty 
3634Jason Mercier340,600
3635John Hennigan139,100
3636Roman Yitzhaki126,000
3637Michael Mizrachi274,600
3638George Danzer177,700

Start-of-Day 2 Chip Counts (v celoti)

Shamus
Jonathan Duhamel ca
Jonathan Duhamel
ca 401,300
Jared Bleznick us
Jared Bleznick
us 343,100 47,100
Jason Mercier us
Jason Mercier
us 340,600
Justin Smith us
Justin Smith
us 336,600
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 319,900
George Lind us
George Lind
us 294,200
Calvin Anderson us
Calvin Anderson
us 290,500
Michael Mizrachi us
Michael Mizrachi
us 274,600 138,600
Greg Mueller ca
Greg Mueller
ca 261,300
Mike Leah ca
Mike Leah
ca 248,000
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 245,500 71,500
John D'Agostino us
John D'Agostino
us 245,400 15,400
Michael Glick us
Michael Glick
us 235,200 200
Doyle Brunson us
Doyle Brunson
us 232,000
Tom Koral us
Tom Koral
us 231,000 -100
Barry Greenstein us
Barry Greenstein
us 227,600 6,600
Tommy Hang us
Tommy Hang
us 225,000 -15,000
Mike Gorodinsky us
Mike Gorodinsky
us 218,200 100,200
Robert Mizrachi us
Robert Mizrachi
us 211,900
Bertrand Grospellier fr
Bertrand Grospellier
fr 209,000 47,000
Andrey Zaichenko ru
Andrey Zaichenko
ru 208,200
Brian Tate us
Brian Tate
us 206,400 206,400
Artem Litvinov ru
Artem Litvinov
ru 206,300 54,300
Phil Hellmuth us
Phil Hellmuth
us 206,300
Cole South us
Cole South
us 199,000 47,000

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