2015 WPT Fallsview: Hochman Feels the Love on Valentine's Day, Leads Final 19

Corey Hochman WPT Fallsview

Day 2 of World Poker Tour (WPT) Fallsview in Ontario started with the same fast-paced action as Day 1 with only needing 65 players to bust to reach the money. Corey Hochman showed his opponents no love as he ended the day with the most chips at 1,766,000. In the end, 100 people hit the rail on the day. Just 19 remain for Day 3.

Hochman got most of his chips with 24 left as he was able to eliminate both Francois Goulet and Daniel Ghionoiu on the same hand. Goulet was the short stack and shoved preflop for around 10 big blinds while Ghionoiu and Hochman both called. The flop fanned out {10-Hearts}{8-Spades}{5-Clubs} and Ghiounoiu lead 100,000 and Hochman flatted. The turn brought the {4-Spades}. Ghionoiu slowed down and checked. Hochman was the aggressor this time and bet 100,000. Ghionoiu called. The river was the {6-Hearts} and Ghionoiu slid out 100,000 more chips. Hochman then announced he was all in and had Ghionoiu covered. Ghionoiu called and flipped over {q-Diamonds}{q-Clubs} for an over pair while Hochman showed {10-Diamonds}{10-Clubs} for a flopped set of tens. Goulet mucked and Hochman took the pot.

Canadians able to make it through the day included Mike Watson (241,000), David Cloutier (420,00), Ivan Mamuzic (478,000), Erik Cajelais (1,136,000), and Henry Tran (1,450,000).

Other notables able to make it to Day 3 were WPT Champions Club members Darren Elias (1,023,000) and Anthony Zinno (790,000), and Matthew Parry (1,184,000).

With the bubble bursting early in Day 2, some Canadian talent was able to scoop up some cash for their wallets including Jason Duval (44th — $10,210), Jonathan Duhamel (43rd — $10,210), Day 1 chipleader Andrew Pantling (33rd — $11,722), and Max Droege (28th — $11,722).

Other notables able to make it into the money were Garrett Greer (48th — $8,697), Olivier Busquet (32nd — $11,722), Shannon Shorr (30th — $11,722), and Christian Harder (25th — $13,424).

Some Canadians to fall short of the money on Day 2 were Sylvain Siebert, last year's WPT Fallsview runner-up Dylan Wilkerson, Scott Montgomery, Griffin Benger, Mike Leah, and Matt Marafioti.

Other notables who were unable to cash were Marvin Rettenmaier, Jared Jaffee, Peter Jetten, Andy Frankenberger, Victor Ramdin, and 2013 WSOP Main Event Champion Ryan Riess.

Day 3 will resume play at 12 p.m. ET on Sunday and looks to be a short day with only 13 eliminations needed to get to the final six and the official WPT Final Table that will be filmed on Monday.

Details and photo courtesy of the WPT Live Blog.

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