Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em
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Event #71: $500 SALUTE TO WARRIORS No-Limit Hold'em
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Former Airman Carroll Leads Final Eight in Event #71: $500 Salute to Warriors

will_shill • Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Taylor Carroll
Taylor Carroll

Day 2 of a fast and furious Salute to Warriors is in the books with the remaining eight earning themselves a day of rest to enjoy and celebrate July 4th.

A start-of-day field of 287 went through the bubble and 15 full levels of play before a final table was reached. Leading the way is Taylor Carroll who has clear water between him and the rest of the pack

Carroll retired from the airforce in 2015 after spending the best part of six years at Barksdale Air Force Base performing maintenance on the B-52H bomber.

"I mean it's got to be a vet that wins it," he said after bagging up 13,525,000 in chips, ahead of Susan Faber (7,280,000), Dean Yoon (6,845,000) and Chris Canan (6,105,000).

Final Table Draw

SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jose AnnaloroVenezuela1,265,0006
2Susan FaberUnited States7,280,00036
3Rob StarkUnited States3,655,00018
4Taylor CarrollUnited States13,525,00068
5Dean YoonUnited States6,845,00034
6Kulwant SinghUnited States2,225,00011
7Chris CananUnited States6,105,00031
8Jordan KnackstsedtCanada2,050,00010

Remaining Payouts

PlacePayout
1$121,161
2$74,785
3$53,887
4$39,248
5$28,897
6$21,510
7$16,190
8$12,323

Day 2 Recap

With the tournament just 28 players off of the money at the restart, it was always going to be a matter of when not if the bubble burst or hand-for-hand play was reached. In fact, the tournament clock had only just ticked into the second level of the day when Patrick Watts ran ace-queen into the ace-king of Gauthier Abribat to burst the bubble, guaranteeing the 259 players that remained $699.

Notable eliminations in the money included Martin Zamani (200th - $758), Gregory Kolo (162nd - $803), Weiyi Zhang (143rd - $865) and Mike Sexton (142nd - $865). Sexton ran ace-king into the pocket kings of Chris Canan midway through the day, and the former member of the 82nd Airborne Division failed to catch up and was eliminated.

Mike Sexton
Mike Sexton

With the blind levels just 40-minutes long, there was a steady stream of eliminations and the chip stacks continued to grow. From the average of 150,000 at the start of the day, to well over a million as the players approached dinner break.

Dean Yoon, Taylor Carroll, and Taehyung Kim all featured prominently at the top end of the leaderboard as Robert Cheung (117th - $945), Arkadiy Tsinis (60th - $1,788) and three-time bracelet winner Ben Yu headed out the exit.

By three tables Lu Chen had jumped to the top of the counts ahead of Yoon and Carroll, and the Chinese player pulled further ahead by two tables with Susan Faber and Jose Annalaro behind him.

However, Chen endured a tricky time of it, doubling up players left and right to eventually bust in 11th place for $7,387. He called a shove on a two-space board with ace-queen of spades only to have run into the pocket kings of Carroll.

Final Table

This saw Carroll hold more than double second-place chips with nine players remaining. The elimination of South Korea's Taehyung Kim saw us reach eight players when play was halted ahead of the live streamed final table on July 5th.

Thanks for tuning in to the continued PokerNews coverage of the WSOP. We hope you enjoy your July 4th celebrations if you are indeed celebrating, and we look forward to welcoming you back for the conclusion of this event in two days time.

In the meantime, why not check out our coverage of the 2019 WSOP Main Event!

Tags: Arkadiy TsinisBen YuDean YoonGauthier AbribatGregory KoloLu ChenMartin ZamaniMike SextonPatrick WattsRobert CheungSusan FaberTaehyung KimTaylor CarrollWeiyi Zhang

Taehyung Kim Eliminated in 9th Place ($9,486)

• Level 32: 100,000-200,000, 200,000 ante
Taehyung Kim
Taehyung Kim

Chris Canan opened for 410,000 from early position and Taehyung Kim jammed for 2,690,000 on the button, Canan called.

Taehyung Kim: {a-Spades}{q-Clubs}
Chris Canan: {a-Clubs}{9-Spades}

Kim had Canan dominated until the {9-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{5-Hearts} flop paired Canan's nine.

The turn brought the {a-Hearts} and Kim needed a queen to keep his tournament hopes alive.

Unfortunately for Kim, the dealer added more salt to the wound as Canan would boat up with the {9-Clubs} river and Kim was eliminated in 9th place.

Chris Canan US
Chris Canan
US 5,600,000 3,800,000
Taehyung Kim kr
Taehyung Kim
kr Ausgeschieden

Tags: Chris CananTaehyung Kim

Level:
32
Blinds:
100,000/200,000
Ante:
200,000

Faber Wins First Major Confrontation

will_shill • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante

Susan Faber raised to 480,000 in the small blind and Uriah Grossglauser called in the big blind. The flop was {5-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Faber continued for 500,000.

"I'm gonna raise," said Grossglauser, before raising to 1,300,000. Faber moved all in.

"Why did I know you were going to do that?" said Grossglauser before folding.

Susan Faber us
Susan Faber
us 8,400,000 2,050,000
Uriah Grossglauser US
Uriah Grossglauser
US 2,200,000 -2,100,000

Tags: Susan FaberUriah Grossglauser

Final Table Seat Draw

will_shill • Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
SeatNameCountryChip CountBig Blinds
1Jose AnnaloroVenezuela1,900,00012
2Susan FaberUnited States6,350,00040
3Uriah GrossglauserUnited States4,300,00027
4Taehyung KimSouth Korea3,500,00022
5Taylor CarrollUnited States13,000,00081
6Dean YoonUnited States6,000,00038
7Kulwant SinghUnited States3,300,00021
8Chris CananUnited States1,800,00011
9Jordan KnackstedtCanada1,700,00011
Taylor Carroll us
Taylor Carroll
us 13,000,000 400,000
Susan Faber us
Susan Faber
us 6,350,000 -250,000
Dean Yoon US
Dean Yoon
US 6,000,000
Uriah Grossglauser US
Uriah Grossglauser
US 4,300,000 600,000
Taehyung Kim kr
Taehyung Kim
kr 3,500,000 -200,000
Kulwant Singh us
Kulwant Singh
us 3,300,000 -1,700,000
Jose Annaloro VE
Jose Annaloro
VE 1,900,000 800,000
Chris Canan US
Chris Canan
US 1,800,000 -700,000
Jordan Knackstedt ca
Jordan Knackstedt
ca 1,700,000 50,000

Pete Forsstrom Eliminated in 10th Place ($7,387)

• Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Pete Forsstrom
Pete Forsstrom

Kulwant Singh opened for 450,000 from the cutoff and Pete Forsstrom three-bet jammed from the small blind, Singh called.

Pete Forsstrom: {a-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds}
Kulwant Singh: {k-Spades}{9-Clubs}

The {j-Clubs}{8-Diamonds}{4-Clubs} flop missed both players and the {2-Spades} turn was no different.

Forsstrom was one card away from a double up but the dealer peeled off the {k-Clubs} on the river and Forsstrom was eliminated in 10th place.

Kulwant Singh us
Kulwant Singh
us 5,000,000 3,250,000
Pete Forsstrom us
Pete Forsstrom
us Ausgeschieden

Tags: Kulwant SinghPete Forsstrom

Lu Chen Eliminated in 11th Place ($7,387)

• Level 31: 80,000-160,000, 160,000 ante
Lu Chen
Lu Chen

Lu Chen opened for 375,000 on the button and action folded to Taylor Carroll who three-bet to 1,200,000 from the big blind, Chen called.

Carroll checked the {8-Spades}{3-Diamonds}{5-Spades} flop to Chen who fired out 2,000,000. Carroll three-bet jammed and was snapped off by Chen.

Lu Chen: {a-Spades}{q-Spades}
Taylor Carroll: {k-Diamonds}{k-Hearts}

Carroll was ahead with his cowboys but still had to dodge plenty of cards with two streets still to go.

The turn fell the {j-Clubs} and Chen needed any ace or spade to win the hand.

Chen would pair his queen with the {q-Diamonds} on the river but that wasn't good enough, and the veteran Carroll took a commanding chip lead and eliminated Chen in 11th place.

Taylor Carroll us
Taylor Carroll
us 12,600,000 4,600,000
Lu Chen cn
Lu Chen
cn Ausgeschieden

Tags: Lu ChenTaylor Carroll

Level:
31
Blinds:
80,000/160,000
Ante:
160,000