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Bazeley, Selbst, Kelly and More Battle It Out For Event No. 2 Win At 2012 World Series of Poker

Selbst Gunning For Another Open Event Win For The Ladies At WSOP


Vanessa SelbstClick here for full live updates from event no. 2

The final table of event no. 2 ($1,500 – no-limit hold’em) is now underway, and Card Player will be posting level-by-level updates with all of the action, current chip counts, and prize distributions.

With the elimination of Kennii Nguyen in 10th Place ($29,932), the official, nine-handed final table is now set. Play will begin in level 23 with blinds of 10,000-20,000 and a 3,000 ante, and will continue until a winner is determined.

Leading the way is Jacob Bazeley in first place. In sixth place is J.P. Kelly, who already owns two WSOP bracelets. In fourth place is the always dangerous Vanessa Selbst, who has the distinction of being the last woman to win an open WSOP event. Perhaps she can repeat that feat on Wednesday.

Other notables still in the hunt include Brent Hanks and Andrew Badecker, who won a bracelet in 2011 and currently resides in 66th place in the Card Player Player of the Year race, sponsored by Lock Poker. Wednesday’s winner will earn 1,080 POY points in total, enough to put Badecker into the top ten overall.

With cards now back in the air, here is a look at the final table and how these players match up:

Seat no. 1 — Vanessa Selbst — 1,327,000
Seat no. 2 — Brent Hanks — 1,558,000
Seat no. 3 — J.P. Kelly — 610,000
Seat no. 4 — Andrew Badecker — 1,153,000
Seat no. 5 — Abdyl Konjuhi — 388,000
Seat no. 6 — Ryan Schmidt — 1,200,000
Seat no. 7 — Jacob Bazeley — 1,960,000
Seat no. 8 — Richard Park — 383,000
Seat no. 9 — Michael Kaufman — 437,000

While only 9 remain, this event gathered 2,101 players, creating a total prize pool of $2,836,350. Here is a look at the final payouts:

1st Place — $517,725
2nd Place — $322,294
3rd Place — $224,029
4th Place — $161,345
5th Place — $117,921
6th Place — $87,321
7th Place — $65,377
8th Place — $49,621
9th Place — $38,106

For complete coverage of the summer poker festival, check out our WSOP landing page.