Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
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Event #22: $1,500 Eight Game Mix
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Negreanu, Matusow and Racener Chasing Bracelet as 16 Remain in Event #22: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix

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Daniel Negreanu in the hunt for WSOP bracelet #7
Daniel Negreanu in the hunt for WSOP bracelet #7

There were 134 players who returned for Day 2 of Event #22: $1,500 Eight-Game Mix and at the end of the day, only 16 hopefuls remained. Leading the way at the end of play on Day 2 was Nicholas Seiken who bagged up 360,000 chips. Seiken is looking to add to his 12 World Series of Poker cashes with another here in this event, where he also seeks his first bracelet.

Action was fast and furious as chip leader Jon Turner quickly started adding to his stack. But chips seemed to fly quickly in this volatile mix of games as the chip lead changed hands several times before the money bubble broke with 73 players remaining.

That unfortunate bubble boy was Joseph Haddad who got his money in a three-way pot in Razz. Haddad was all in against Patrice Biton and Mikko Hirovonen but ended up making a jack-ten low against Biton’s seven-five low to be sent home as the last player not to make any more. Along with Haddad, some other players who didn’t make it to the cash include Maria Ho, Allen Kessler, Scott Bohlman, Ivo Donev, Svetlana Gromenkova, Jeff Madsen, Cliff Josephy, Jeff Lisandro, and David “Bakes” Baker, to name a few.

Once the bubble burst, players started flying off the shelves quicker than turkey on Thanksgiving. Some of those who made it into the money include Amnon Filippi (71st - $2,238), Benny Glaser (64th - $2,277), Jake Schwartz (57th - $2,277), Ylon Schwartz (54th - $2,394), Vladimir Shchemelev (45th - $2,598), Scott Seiver (34th - $3,349), Fabrice Soulier (30th - $3,972), and Dylan Linde (24th - $4,844). Turner made it into the cash as well, finishing 38th for $2,905.

Action tightened up towards the end of the night, but Valentin Vornicu remained very active with a stack that fluctuated up and down as the night progressed. Vornicu played in some of the biggest pots of the tournament but made a crucial misstep against Per Hildebrand in 2-7 Triple Draw late in the day. Vornicu opted to break an eighty-seven low against Hildebrand, who stood pat with a ninety-seven, and subsequently lost the hand. The 12-time WSOP Circuit Ring winner never recovered from that pot and was eliminated shortly after in 23rd place for $4,844. Among others to bust within the last few levels of play were Ben Yu (22nd - $4,844), James Obst (20th - $4,844), and Paul Sokoloff (18th - $6,072).

Valentin Vornicu
Valentin Vornicu finished in 23th place ($4,844)

Daniel Negreanu was another player who had quite a tumultuous day. Just after the bubble burst, Negreanu was down to just 8,500 chips, which at the time was just over one big bet. He quickly doubled multiple times, twice through Scott Seiver, and never looked back. By the end of the night, he had built up a stack of 126,000 to bring into the final day of play.

Other notables returning tomorrow for the final day of play including Per Hildebrand (278,000), David Bach (263,000),John Racener (226,500), Anthony Zinno (198,000), Iori Yogo (97,500) and Mike Matusow (83,000), to name a few.

Action resumes at 2 p.m. local time where players will begin in Level 21 with betting limits at 10,000/20,000 and blinds of 2,500 and 5,000 in No-Limit and Pot-Limit games. PokerNews will return tomorrow as well to provide coverage for the remainder of this event, so don’t miss a thing.

Mike Matusow
Mike "The Mouth" Matusow returns on Day 3 as the short stack

Tags: Anthony ZinnoDaniel NegreanuJohn RacenerJon TurnerMike MatusowNicholas DerkeNicholas SeikenPer Hildebrand

Day 3 Seating and Chip Counts

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RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip Count
Amazon4241--empty--  
Amazon4242Daniel NegreanuCanada126,000
Amazon4243Kevin MalisUnited States164,000
Amazon4244David BachUnited States263,000
Amazon4245Mike MatusowUnited States83,000
Amazon4246Nicholas DerkeUnited States338,000
      
Amazon4321Hrair DanielyanUnited States147,000
Amazon4322Nicholas SeikenUnited States360,000
Amazon4323Aaron SchaffUnited States132,000
Amazon4324Iori YogoJapan97,500
Amazon4325Anthony ZinnoUnited States198,000
Amazon4326Per HildebrandSweden278,000
      
Amazon4401Philip LongUnited Kingdom357,000
Amazon4402--empty--  
Amazon4403John RacenerUnited States226,500
Amazon4404Devin LooneyUnited States234,500
Amazon4405Robert Williamson IIIUnited States258,500
Amazon4406Jean MonturyFrance345,000
Nicholas Seiken us
Nicholas Seiken
us 360,000 110,000
Philip Long gb
Philip Long
gb 357,000 -3,000
Jean Montury fr
Jean Montury
fr 345,000 105,000
Nicholas Derke us
Nicholas Derke
us 338,000 -2,000
Per Hildebrand se
Per Hildebrand
se 278,500 68,500
David Bach us
David Bach
us 263,000 3,000
Robert Williamson III us
Robert Williamson III
us 250,500 -9,500
Devin Looney us
Devin Looney
us 234,500 64,500
John Racener us
John Racener
us 226,500 -83,500
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 198,000 53,000
Kevin Malis US
Kevin Malis
US 164,000 -31,000
Hrair Danielyan us
Hrair Danielyan
us 147,000 -18,000
Aaron Schaff us
Aaron Schaff
us 132,000 -10,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 126,000 -4,000
Iori Yogo jp
Iori Yogo
jp 97,500 -117,500
Mike Matusow us
Mike Matusow
us 83,000 43,000

Day 2 Concludes

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Play has concluded and the brown T100 chips are being raced off before the players bag and tag for the night.

Derke Over Negreanu

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Nicholas Derke
Nicholas Derke

2-7 Triple Draw

Nicholas Derke raised from the small blind and Daniel Negreanu called from the big blind.

Derke drew one, Negreanu drew three, Derke bet and Negreanu called.

On the second draw Derke stood pat, Negreanu drew one, Derke bet and Negreanu called.

The draw action remained the same on the final draw, Derke checked and Negreanu checked behind.

Derke tabled {8-}{6-}{5-}{4-}{2-}, Negreanu mucked and Derke won the pot,

Nicholas Derke us
Nicholas Derke
us 340,000 75,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 130,000 -75,000

Tags: Daniel NegreanuNicholas Derke

Matthew Mortensen Eliminated in 17th Place ($6,072)

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Matthew Mortensen
Matthew Mortensen

Stud Hi-Lo

Matthew Mortensen: {X-}{X-} / {3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
Kevin Malis: {X-}{X-} / {A-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{8-Hearts} - fold
David Bach: {X-}{X-} / {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Matthew Mortensen, down to 3,000, completed his bring in for his remaining 3,000. Kevin Malis completed and David Bach called.
Malis check-called a bet on fourth before check-folding on fifth.

Matthew Mortensen: {K-Hearts}{8-Clubs} / {3-Hearts}{4-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds}
David Bach: {Q-Diamonds}{10-Spades} / {10-Hearts}{4-Spades}{8-Diamonds}

Bach's runout came {7-Clubs} and {A-Diamonds} to leave with just a pair of tens, but Mortensen was unable to survive as the {9-Spades} and {5-Clubs} completed his runout to give him just a pair of fives with no low.

David Bach us
David Bach
us 260,000 30,000
Kevin Malis US
Kevin Malis
US 195,000 -40,000
Matthew Mortensen us
Matthew Mortensen
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Matthew Mortensen

Negreanu Fires

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Limit Hold'em

On the button Nicholas Derke raised and Daniel Negreanu called form the big blind.

The flop was {K-Clubs}{5-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} and Negreanu checked. Derke bet and Negreanu check-raised. Derke called.

The turn was the {J-Diamonds} and Negreanu led out with a bet. Dekre called.

On the {10-Diamonds} river, Negreanu bet again. This time Derke quickly pitched his cards away and Negreanu took down the pot.

Nicholas Derke us
Nicholas Derke
us 260,000 -40,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 174,000 39,000