Catching the action at the flop of 10♠ 2♣ 6♦ and a pot of 8K already in place, Let Tse Ian pushed with his 14K remaining chips and was called by Gerard Bringley. Ian had 5♥ 6♥ for mid pair against Bringley’s A♠ 10♦ top pair, but at the turn of 5♣, Ian was pumped up for having landed two pairs. However, that was short-lived as the river landed 2♦, giving Bringley the higher two pairs. Ian busted out.
Noriko Suzuki began the action with a 5K raise on the button only to get re-raised to 12K by the big blind defender Czardy Rivera. Throwing it back at him, Suzuki shoved with a total of 36K sending Rivera tanking. Rivera eventually folded and showed his A♠ Q♠ which Suzuki responded with a show of her own, A♣ A♦.
Dong Woo Lee ended Yuri Ishida’s day at the Main Event when she went all in with her short stack of 12K and was called by Lee. Lee 9♠ 9♦ and Ishida had A♣ K♦. With the board running 10♣ Q♠ 4♦ 2♠ 5♥, Ishida was eliminated.
Coming into the day with a very short stack, Casey Kastle eventually moved all in with his remiaing 9300 chips and was snap-called by John Jay Magadan. Kastle had A♥ 9♣ and Magadan had K♠ K♠. The board was no help to Kastle and he bowed out of the Main Event.
Not long after Jay Lubas chunked him down to around 20K, Euryd Rivera went all in and Rachel Munro made the call. Munro had J♠ J♣ versus Rivera’s 10♠ 10♣. The board ran 8♣ 9♣ 4♠ 7♦ at which point Rivera had some decent number of outs, but with the river of 2♦, Rivera was eliminated.
With a raised pot before them and a flop of 8♠ 7♦ Q♠ in the middle, Euryd Rivera bet 2200 giving Jay Lubas something to think about. Lubas then responded with a raise to 5000 which Rivera smooth-called. At the turn of 4♥, Rivera checked to Lubas who did not stop his heavy hitting and banged out 16K which Rivera again smooth-called. Then on the river of 10♦, Rivera dumped in 16K, but Lubas was still on a momentum and shoved all in for another 70K plus chips. Rivera tanked for a long time and eventually folded his hand. Lubas’s chips continue to rise.
Bernie Angeles came into Day 2 with around 25K chips which he immediately doubled up with Pocket Aces, but shortly after, his day came to a quick end when he was all in against Dennis Huntly on a flop of Q♠ 5♥ 2♣. Huntly had A♠ A♦ and Angeles had A♣ Q♣. The turn of 10♥ and river of 8♦ were no help to Angeles and he was out.
After losing more than half of his stack to Ben Loo, Jerry Lai shoved with his remaining chips and was called by Jeffery Tims. Lai had K♦ J♥, Tims had A♣ 10♦, and with the board running blanks, Lai’s busted out.
It’s either make or break for the short stacks and though we saw a couple of bust outs already happen, some were able to avoid elimination.
Ernesto Ouano doubled up with his Pocket Fives landing a set on the river, he is now at 23K.
Lester Edoc was all in for his 30K chips and was awarded a double up by Dhanesh Chainani. Edoc had Q♠ 9♠ for trips against Dainani’s A♦ J♣ top pair. He now sits with around 65K chips. Chainani also doubled up Czardy Rivera with Rivera’s A♣ J♠ winning against Chainani’s Q♣ 10♣ on a board of A♥ 6♠ K♠ 5♠ K♣.
Ben Loo was all in against Jerry Lai. Loo had 9♠ 9♦ against Lai’s A♠ K♣. The board ran Q♥ 6♦ A♣ 3♦ 9♣ giving Loo a double up to over 50K chips.