2017 World Series of Poker

Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em
Tage: 2
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2017 World Series of Poker

Finales Ergebnis
Gewinner Hand
Event Info
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60,000 / 120,000

Ari Engel Among Leaders at the End of Day 2 in Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em

Level 20 : 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Ari Engel
Ari Engel

Day 2 of Event #56: $5,000 No-Limit Hold'em is in the books, and Canadian pro Ari Engel has bagged one of the top stacks heading into Day 3 on Canada Day tomorrow. He ended the day with 977,000 chips and hopes to earn Canada's second bracelet of the series on his country's 150th birthday.

Hungary's Marton Czuczor leads the remaining 32 players with 1,352,00 chips, worth 112 big blinds going into Day 3 when blinds start at 6,000/12,000 with a 2,000 ante. Behind him in second is Argentina's Norberto Korn with 1,098,000 chips, followed by Venezuela's Donis Agnelli (980,000) in third, Canada's Ari Engel (977,000) in fourth, and United States' Simon Lam rounding off the top five with 785,000. Interestingly enough, the top five stacks are represented by five different countries, showing what a diverse community the poker world has become.

The entire tournament brought forth a total of 623 entries, paying out 94 spots. The eventually winner will earn a whopping $618,285, but most importantly the coveted gold WSOP bracelet. A min-cash was worth $7,414, and the remaining 32 players are guaranteed to pocket $14,183 when they begin Day 3.

The day began with 250 players and dwindled down to just 32 to end the night. The bubble burst just after the dinner break, and it was Steve Karp who was responsible for bringing 94 players into the money. Jeff Hakim was the eventual bubble boy after losing a flop with ace-king, up against Karp's queens. A king hit the river, but it also completed a straight for Karp so he was eliminated in 95th place.

Jack Salter was one of the early chip leaders but gave up half of his stack after attempting to bluff Juha Helppi before the dinner break. Helppi tank-called after about five minutes and his straight was good to double up, making him one of the chip leaers. Ari Engel also built up a stack and stayed consistent throughout the day. Engel made a hero call, and followed that with winning a big pot with queens against Jonathan Concepcion's pocket tens. He clearly kept up with the momentum, bagging heaps at the end of the night.

The field today was stacked, so there's certainly a large list of notable players that made it through to Day 3 including Dietrich Fast (672,000), Juha Helppi (658,000), Damian Salas (481,000), Ravi Raghavan (467,000), Mike Watson(445,000), Matt Stout (389,000), Barny Boatman (361,000), Pierre Neuville (320,000), Matt Affleck (304,000), Aditya Agarwal (201,000), Andy Spears (197,000), and Darren Rabinowitz (174,000).

Final Table Payouts:

PrizePlace (USD)

Many big names made their way to Day 2, and a lot of them made the money but weren't able to go deep, including Ivan Luca (36th place - $14,183), Jack Salter (37th place - $12,147), Benjamin Heath (43rd place - $12,147), Matt Berkey (44th place - $12,147), Olivier Busquet (61st place - $9,466), Cate Hall (73rd place - $8,020), and Chris Hunichen (88th place - $7,626).

Only 94 players made the money, meaning a good chunk of the field hit the rail without cash in their pockets, including the likes of Jason Mercier, Ryan Laplante, Maria Ho, Federico Butteroni, Gerg Merson, Matt Salsberg, Paul Volpe, Jeff Gross, and Natasha Mercier.

Keep following along as PokerNews reports all of the action over the next two days on the way to crowning a winner in this event.

RoomTableSeatPlayerCountryChip CountBig Blinds
Brasilia7181Barny BoatmanUnited Kingdom361,00030
Brasilia7182Huihan WuUnited States117,00010
Brasilia7184[Removed:14]United States561,00047
Brasilia7185Mike VanierUnited States709,00059
Brasilia7186Julian StuerGermany289,00024
Brasilia7187Sergio CabreraGranada, ES303,00025
Brasilia7188Matt AffleckUnited States304,00025
Brasilia7189Dietrich FastGermany672,00056
Brasilia7221Dong ZhaoChina95,0008
Brasilia7223Guy ParienteFrance350,00029
Brasilia7224Marton CzuczorHungary1,352,000113
Brasilia7225Pascal HartmanGermany361,00030
Brasilia7226Ari EngelUnited States977,00081
Brasilia7227Andy SpearsUnited States197,00016
Brasilia7228Damian SalasArgentina486,00041
Brasilia7229Mark ZulloUnited States462,00039
Brasilia7262Simon LamUnited States785,00065
Brasilia7263Pete ChenTaiwan315,00026
Brasilia7264Mike SowersUnited States652,00054
Brasilia7265Thomas BoivinBelgium651,00054
Brasilia7266Mike WatsonCanada445,00037
Brasilia7267Norberto KornGermany1,098,00092
Brasilia7268James HughesUnited States108,0009
Brasilia7269Pierre NeuvilleBelgium320,00027
Brasilia7271Matt StoutUnited States389,00032
Brasilia7272Ravi RaghavanUnited States467,00039
Brasilia7273Carlos ChangTaiwan126,00011
Brasilia7274Aditya AgarwalIndia201,00017
Brasilia7275Donis AgnelliItaly980,00082
Brasilia7277Darren RabinowitzUnited States174,00015
Brasilia7278Yaron Zeev MalkiIsrael681,00057
Brasilia7279Juha HelppiFinland658,00055

Tags: Aditya AgarwalAndy SpearsAri EngelBarny BoatmanBen HeathCate HallDietrich FastFederico ButteroniGreg MersonIvan LucaJack SalterJason MercierJeff GrossJeff HakimJonathan ConcepcionJuha HelppiMarton CzuczorMatt AffleckMatt BerkeyMatt SalsbergMatthew StoutMike WatsonNatasha MercierNorberto KornOlivier BusquetPierre NeuvilleRavi RaghavanRyan LaplanteSimon Lam