Christopher Brammer In Charge After WSOP Event #57 Day 2

Christopher BrammerBritish player Christopher Brammer tops the leaderboard after Day 2 of the $10,000 buy-in No-Limit Hold’em Six-Handed event #57 at the World Series of Poker.

Ten more levels were played out on the second day, with Hampshire’s Brammer on top with 1,467,000 chips as the field was cut back to 27 survivors – who will all be chasing the gold bracelet and $1,136,197 reserved for the winner at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.

Day 2 had started with 167 players from the original 474-entrant line-up, but many big-name pros left without cashing, including Yevgeniy Timoshenko, Matt Marafioti, Hafiz Khan, David Chiu, Shaun Deeb, Dan Smith, Paul Berende, Dwyte Pilgrim, Andrew Badecker, Steve Billirakis, Liv Boeree, Justin Bonomo, Taylor Paur, Nick Schulman, Joseph Cheong, Hiren ‘Sunny’ Patel, Shawn Buchanan, Eugene Todd, Isaac Haxton, Haralabos Voulgaris, Max Steinberg and Lex Veldhuis, as well as bubble boy Ryan D’Angelo.

Ryan D’Angelo Is Bubble Boy

Brooklyn’s D’Angelo had moved all-in holding A♣ K♠ against Montreal’s Sam Chartier, who showed J♣ J♠. The board came down 8♣ 2♠ 8 7 10, and the American left empty-handed.

The exits came thick and fast once the bubble had burst, with Illinois’ Joseph Elpayaa picking up $20,050 for taking 48th place. Just three hours after D’Angelo had been eliminated, we saw the field cut down to 27 survivors for Day 3 as the likes of Canadian Mike ‘Timex’ McDonald (44th for $20,050), Vegas’ Sean Getzwiller (43rd for $20,050), Iowa’s William Reynolds (39th for $21,832), French-Canadian Jonathan Duhamel (38th for $21,832), New Yorker Scott Baumstein (34th for $24,951), German Marvin Rettenmaier (31st for $24,951) and Brazil’s Thiago Nishijima (28th for $29,406) made the money but failed to last the day.

Nick Maimone In Third Place

North Carolina’s Nick Maimone ended the day in third place on 1,003,000 chips after sending Chartier to the rail in 29th place for $29,406. The Canadian called Maimone’s all-in with ace-high, but was drawing dead on a 3 6 6♣ 4 board as the American held 6♠ 5♠ for trip sixes.

Illinois’ Stanislav Barshak is in second place on 1,024,000, while Vegas-based Carter Phillips (fourth on 928,000), Dane Frederik Jensen (fifth on 898,000) and Ontario’s Timothy Adams (831,000) are all well in contention.

Jason Mercier Still in Contention

Also still in with the chance to pocket the huge prize are New York State’s Andrew Lichtenberger (seventh on 766,000), Welshman Roberto Romanello (ninth on 595,000), Hollywood’s Jason Mercier (11th on 525,000), Illinois’ Kyle Julius (14th on 430,000), Australian Tony Hachem (15th on 427,000), Alabama’s Shannon Shorr (19th on 293,000) and Ukrainian Eugene Katchalov (22nd on 272,000).

Day 1 saw numerous well-known players exit, including Joe Cada, Cary Katz, Alexander Kuzmin, Dan O’Brien, Michael ‘The Grinder’ Mizrachi, Matt Waxman, Bertrand ‘ElkY’ Grospellier, Kevin MacPhee, Chad Brown, John Racener, Tristan Wade, Craig Bergeron, Erik Seidel, Phil Ivey, Vicky Coren, Daniel Negreanu, Terrence Chan, Martins Adeniya, Igor Kurganov, JC Tran, Jeff Sarwer and Harrison Gimbel.

WSOP Event #57 Day 2 Top 10

  1. Christopher Brammer (UK) – 1,467,000
  2. Stanislav Barshak (USA) – 1,024,000
  3. Nicholas Maimone (USA) – 1,003,000
  4. Carter Phillips (USA) – 928,000
  5. Frederik Jensen (Denmark) – 898,000
  6. Timothy Adams (Canada) – 831,000
  7. Andrew Lichtenberger (USA) – 766,000
  8. Eddy Sabat (USA) – 606,000
  9. Roberto Romanello (UK) – 595,000
  10. Daniel Sindelar (USA) – 585,000