PocketFivers Dominating WSOP $1,000 and $1,500 NLHE Events

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The second open $1,000 No Limit Hold’em event (#13) on the 2010 World Series of Poker (WSOP) schedule attracted just over 3,000 players. Now, the field has been sliced to 56 and several members of the online poker community remain. Christopher NigDawGBrammer, who hails from the United Kingdom, bagged the second largest stack after Day 2 at 518,000, trailing only Matthew Vance‘s pile of 547,000. Let’s take a look back at Monday’s action in the 2010 WSOP.

Sitting in 11th on the leaderboard in Event #13 after Day 2 is Jared TheWacoKiddHamby (pictured), who has 217,000 chips. Hamby was seated alongside Andy Black to close play on Monday and doubled up with pocket fours against another opponent’s A-Q. The flop came 3-5-2, giving Hamby an open-ended straight draw, which promptly hit on the turn when an ace came. Hamby moved to 68,000 in chips after the double up and continued to climb from there.

Hamby is in search of his first WSOP final table. He finished 88th in the 2007 Main Event for $82,000 and was the runner-up in that year’s World Poker Tour (WPT) Mandalay Bay Poker Championship for $459,000. One month prior, Hamby won a pair of preliminary events during the Five Star World Poker Classic at the Bellagio for nearly $500,000 combined.

The 56 players remaining are guaranteed $6,100, but a top prize of $472,000 is on the line. Here’s a look at the top 10 in chips after Day 2:

1. Matthew Vance – 547,000
2. Christopher NigDawGBrammer – 518,000
3. Mats Gavatin – 453,000
4. Daniel Carter – 417,000
5. Carl colson10Olson – 325,000
6. Philip Sparta – 280,000
7. Kyung Han – 259,000
8. Jeremy Defrande – 247,000
9. Jasper Wetemans – 228,000
10. Duane Blanchard – 218,000

Play was in Level 17 when time expired on Monday and the blinds were at 3,000/6,000 with an ante of 500. Other members of the online poker community remaining, along with their chip counts, include:

11. Jared TheWacoKiddHamby – 217,000
16. Nick BigMan1984Guagenti – 191,000
24. Eric blizairBlair – 166,000
25. Dylan imalucsacLinde – 166,000
27. Jack doctor_fun Powell – 157,000
42. David BakesBaker – 92,000
45. William reynolds-xo Reynolds – 75,000
56. Tony D1rtyR1v3rNardi – 6,000

The $1,500 No Limit Hold’em Six-Handed tournament (Event #16) drew 1,663 players and, at the end of Day 1, Roger Teska sits atop the leaderboard at 221,000. He has a commanding lead over Kevin kice32 Iacofano’s (pictured) second place stack of 149,200. Iacofano hails from Las Vegas and jumped above the 150,000-chip mark after his A-5 held against Q-J of diamonds on a flop of 3-5-2 with two diamonds. No diamond, jack, or queen came on the turn or river and Iacofano vaulted up the leaderboard.

David Doc SandsSands (pictured) owns the seventh largest stack after Day 1 at 117,800. He’s already made a final table at this year’s WSOP, taking eighth in a $1,500 No Limit Hold’em tournament for $67,000. Sands appears one spot above Randal RandALLin Flowers, who is in ninth place after Day 1 with 112,700.

Other PocketFives.com members remaining among the 146 survivors include:

27. Darren darreneliasElias – 80,500
42. Bryan bmiconMicon – 65,500
43. Tristan Cre8iveWade – 64,700
44. Carter bdybldngpkrplyrPhillips – 64,400
45. Aaron ndgrinder59Steury – 63,700
64. Jordan iMsoLucky0Morgan – 47,700
74. Simon pokerbrat13Charette – 41,800
104. Andre aakkariAkkari – 29,000
110. Anthony holdplzSpinella – 26,700

When the action wrapped up in Level 10 on Monday, the blinds were at 500/1,000 with an ante of 100. Only one event kicks off today inside the Rio in Las Vegas, a $5,000 No Limit Hold’emtournament. The action gets underway at Noon PT. Check out our partial list of PocketFives.com member cashes and stay tuned for the latest WSOP coverage of online poker players.

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