Day 2 of the $10,300 buy-in MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event as part of the partypoker LIVE Caribbean Poker Party began with 365 survivors from the two Day 1 flights. There were another 253 entries on Day 2, bringing the total field size to 948 entries. After a little more than eight levels, the money was reached and just 125 players remain from the live field. They will join the 10 players who survived from the partypoker online flights to bring the returning Day 3 field to 135 players.
Leading the way into Day 3 is Scott Margereson, who bagged a sizable chip lead with 38,350,000, a good 70 big blinds from his nearest competitor. Margereson has more than $1.8 million in live tournament earnings, headlined with a victory at the WPT Seminole Hard Rock Poker Showdown in 2018 for $696,740.
Rounding out the top five counts are partypoker pro Philipp Gruissem (24,175,000), Jorryt Van Hoof (22,300,000), Sergi Reixach (22,875,000) and Chris Hunichen (19,000,000). Others who bagged solid stacks include Chino Rheem (18,150,000), Sam Soverel (15,100,000), partypoker pro Dzmitry Urbanovich (14,625,000), Bryan Piccioli (13,975,000), Will Failla (12,900,000), Michael Tureniec (12,800,000), Ryan Riess (11,750,000) and Andras Nemeth (11,750,000).
For the complete list of End-of-Day 2 Chip Counts, click here.
Day 3 of the MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event is set to begin at 12 p.m. (ET) on Friday, November 22, with Poker Central providing continuous live updates throughout the entire event, and the remainder of the Caribbean Poker Party. Along with the Poker Central live updates from the floor of the Baha Mar Casino, PokerGO coverage will begin at 10 a.m. (PT) / 1 p.m. (ET).
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|Jorryt van Hoof||23,300,000||3,000,000|
|David 'Chino' Rheem||18,150,000||3,550,000|
|Chin Wei Lim||14,600,000||1,700,000|
|Aaron Van Blarcum||10,100,000||-4,925,000|
Vasylenko Yevgen started the hand all-in for his final 25,000 from the big blind.
The table folded around to the small and Jacobus Visser put the short stack at risk.
When the rest of the tournament area had completed their hands, the cards were tabled and Yevgen needed help to stay alive.
He held to Visser’s and after the flop, the MILLIONS World Main Event was two cards from the money.
A sweat came on the turn – after the gave Yevgen a flush draw – but the confirmed the elimination.
The remaining 125 players are now officially in the money and Day 2 is complete. A recap of today’s action will be posted shortly.
Big Blind Ante
In the last hand of Level 16, partypoker pro Dzmitry Urbanovich opened to 325,000 and partypoker teammate Kristen Bicknell shoved for around 3.2 million~.
Urbanovich took a few moments to think – but eventually folded .
Bicknell only showed one card – the – and she took the pot while the bubble continued into the new period.
Brandon Sheils raised from middle position and Scott Margereson called from the big blind.
The flop was and Margereson checked to Sheils who continued for 500,000. Margereson check-raised to 1,500,000 and Sheils called.
The turn was the , Margereson bet 2,000,000, Sheils raised to 6,800,000 and Margereson called.
The river was the , Margereson checked, Sheils bet 5,100,000, Margereson check-raised all in for about 13,500,000 and Sheils folded instantly.
Dennis Wilke raised to 325,000 in middle position before John Gorsuch moved all in for 1,740,000 from the cutoff. Wilke called.
The board ran out and Gorsuch doubled through.
Ryan Riess raised to 350,000 from the cutoff, Fabrizio Gonzalez three-bet all in for about 2,450,000 from the button and Riess called.
The flop came down , giving Gonzalez an open-ended straight draw as well as a flush draw.
The turn was the , giving Gonzalez the lead with a flush.
The river was the , giving Riess an ace-high flush to eliminate Gonzalez.
From the small blind, David Warner shoved all in for 1,720,000 and Martin Zamani called from the big blind.
The board ran out and Warner doubled through.
With about 5,000,000 in the pot and the board reading , partypoker pro Ludovic Geilich checked from the hijack and Scott Margereson bet 1,600,000 from the cutoff. Geilich called.
The river was the , Geilich checked, Margerson shoved for effectively 4,500,000 and Geilich used two time extensions before he folded.
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