Michael Hack Comes Out on Top of Day-2B
Day 2B of the WSOP 2012 Main Event turned out to be more interesting than expected, with a lot of highs and lows. There were a total of 911 survivors on day 2B and they had come together with the 842 survivors of day 2A to create a playing field of 1753 players, out of which one of them will be the 2012 world champion of Poker.
2011 Niners Call The Shots
Day 2B was action packed with three 2011 Niners playing a hard game. They made complete use of their experience to pile up their stacks and get on top of the others. Their skill was on full display as they made aggressive bets and played mind games to ensure that they came out on the top. Sam Holden was the top of the three with 352,600 chips. Ben Lamb and Eoghan O’Dea were in second and third places with 271,000 and 193,000 chips respectively.
Lamb Gets Lucky
Incidentally, it was pure luck which saved Lamb’s life in the main event. Just after the dinner break, he was confronted with an A-K while he was holding a K-J combo. Luckily, he got a J and was saved from an early elimination. He added 26,000 to his existing 26,000 at that point of time. After 2 more hours, he was up to 235,000. Although he moved past the 300,000 mark for a short while, he ended his day a little less than 300,000.
Holden Cruised All the Way
Holden looked comfortable on his way to the top of the leader board. He was at ease, chatting up with all the other players at his table. He was put up in the Brasilia room and lady luck also seemed to be on his side as the cards came out in his favor.
Michael Hack Emerges on Top at the End of Day 2B
Hack was not one of the more prominent players in the arena until the final hour. He started out 2B with 85,650 in hand and held off some stiff competition in the form of the poker pro from Italy, Marco Bognanni, who had 452,100 chips. It was Randy Haddox who looked to run away with the lead in the initial 6 hours of play. But he lost steam in the final hour as Hack found his lost touch. Haddox ended the day with 407,300.
Surprising Eliminations on Day 2B
There were some surprising lows on day 2B, the most prominent of them being the elimination of a WSOP veteran. Doyle Brunson was just plain unlucky when he was eliminated by a flopped bottom pair, while holding a 2-pair. Another player who was surprisingly eliminated was Phil Ivey, the current No.1 poker player in the world.
Vanessa Selbst was another woman player who came on top in event #52. Click here to find out more about it.