HSP Season 6 Episode 2 Recap, NAPT Venetian Day 2 Update and More

Published on February 22nd, 2010 3:39 am EST

-- King taking it easy, sitting in a chair - NAPT logo and High Stakes Poker logo in the background --1. High Stakes Poker Season 6, Episode 2 Recap.

Another week, another player sent packing.

Last week, Phil Hellmuth made a quick exit from "High Stakes Poker" after quickly blowing through his stack. Hellmuth decided that he didn't feel like re-buying, which resulted in one of the quickest ever departures from the show.

This week it was Andreas Hoivold that was sent to the rail after getting involved in a big pot with Gus Hansen in the last hand of the episode.

With the board reading 3h-10s-6c-Qh, Hansen bet $11,100, Dwan called (with Qs-4s), Hoivold raised to $50,000, Hansen pushed all-in, Dwan folded and Hoivold called.

Hoivold flipped over Ah-Qc for a pair of Queens with an ace kicker, while Hansen showed 6h-3s for two pair.

The two players decided to run it twice. Hoivold wasn't able to hit any of his outs and decided to leave the table, $200,000 poorer.

Other than that hand, the episode was fairly uneventful. Eli Elezra replaced Phil Hellmuth, while Jason Mercier replaces Andreas Hoivold for next week's episode.

2. NAPT Day 2 Update.

Day 2 of the NAPT Venetian is now in the books.

148 of the original 872 entrants are still alive in the event, with Andrew "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger leading the way heading into Day 3.

Here are the top five chip stacks heading into Day 3, courtesy of Pokerstarsblog.com:

Andy "LuckyChewy" Lichtenberger, 618,700
Andy "BKiCe" Seth, 602,600
Steve "MrSmokey1" Billirakis, 591,200
David Miscikowski, 586,400
Jason "TheMasterJ33" Dewitt, 482,900

Men Nguyen (378,400), Vanessa Rousso (313,600) and Greg Raymer (242,200) are just a few of the well-known names who are still alive in this event after Day 2.

The prize pool for this event ended up at $4,017,740. The eventual champion will receive $827,648, while the runner-up will take home about $522k.

The top 128 places will pay, meaning that the money bubble will burst shortly after play begins on Monday afternoon.

3. FTOPS XV Main Event and Sunday Million 4th Anniversary Special.

Both events are currently winding down towards their conclusions.

The Sunday Million 4th Anniversary Special received a ridiculous amount of entrants (36,169), which ended up creating an even more ridiculous prize pool (over $7.2 million). The eventual winner of this event will walk home with over $1.14 million.

The FTOPS XV main event had a healthy turnout as well, with over 5,600 people registering to play. The prize pool for this event ended up being a little over $2.8 million, which means that the winner will take home just over $480k.

Both events will take hours more to complete, so we will have a recap tomorrow.

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