Chip leader Michael Rossitto is keeping his foot on the gas and he’s showing no signs of slowing down. He added another big pot to his stack just before the break.
Rossitto won the flip with against the of his opponent to score the knockout.
He is now sitting behind a mountain of 16,300,000 and he has distanced himself well out in front of the Almighty Stack field with 56 players remaining.
“It’s hard when you get older, with all these young guys,” Gary Gelman ruminated.
They are certainly putting Gary to the test, but he is still here.
At 8/16, Gary opened multiple times, looking to make something happen. Finally picking up in the cutoff, this was his spot. He again opened to 400,000, got through the button and small, but the final actor Louis Ditonno ripped in his 15 bigs, putting immense pressure on the middle ace.
Gary took a long time to decide. He talked about facing ace-jack, but clearly wanted to find a call with the reasonable suited ace. After a while, it seemed a fold was coming, despite not wanting to be bluffed out.
When he regrettably threw it away, Ditonno asked if he wanted to see, and offered him the choice of one card.
The was shown. Perhaps that made Gary feel better.
Both players remain with enough to shove over an open, but not much more, on one of the shortest stacked tables.
The action folded to Kevin Grabel on the button and he moved all in for 2,840,000. Mukul Pahuja went deep into the tank from the small blind. After verifying the chip count he called and the big blind folded.
Grabel was in great shape to double up and he did just that when the board ran out .
The chips are flying here on Day 2 of the Almighty Stack and there are plenty of big stacks emerging. WSOP bracelet winner James Calderaro has quietly amassed one the largest stacks in the field.
He is now playing about 6,600,000 and has position on the big stack Michael Rossitto. There’s plenty of potential for a monster pot in the future if these two monster stacks elect to clash.
Ruvinov, one of the largest stacks to make it Day 2, has been averaged stacked and treading water, but with several pots this level has risen to nearly 4.5 m.
Michael Rossitto and Bhavin Patel were heads up on the board. Patel checked and Rossitto bet 750,000 into a main pot of about 1,100,000.
Patel called and both players knuckled the felt when the hit the river. Patel showed but Rossitto did one better turning over to take the pot and extend his chip lead.
Michael Rossitto- 9,200,000
There are just 92 Almighty Stack players remaining and they are falling fast here on Day 2. One table that will not be breaking tonight is Table 1 and it’s a stacked lineup to say the least.
Kevin Grabel is seated in the one seat and Mukul Pahuja is just one seat to his left. Satish Surapenini is in the three seat and Dan Buzgon is filling the four seat.
As we move around the table we see Todd Rebello is seated in the seven seat rounding out this murders row of poker pros.
We will surely keep an eye on this table throughout the night and there should be no shortage of action with this group of dangerous players sharing the felt.
Mukul Pahuja- 4,250,000
Kevin Grabel- 3,500,000
Todd Rebello- 2,700,000
Satish Surapaneni- 1,400,000
Dan Buzgon- 1,000,000