Event #34: $1,000 No-Limit Hold’em

Day 2 Concludes with Mike Souza Leading the Field

• Level 20: 5,000-10,000, 1,000 ante
Mike Souza - Chipleader With 27 players left

It was an action packed day here in the Amazon room. Of the 323 players who started the day only 27 remain. Our chipleader heading into day 3 is Mike Souza who finished the day with 650,000 in chips. Souza is no stranger to the WSOP as he has cashed in numerous WSOP events as well as WSOP Circuit events. He will no doubt be the favorite to win the bracelet heading into Day 3.

As a result of the money bubble breaking right before the end of play last night, we saw a large number of eliminations happen very quickly at the beginning of the day. Among the players that hit the rail there were a number of notables including PokerStars Team Pro Gualter Salles, Barry Shulman, Dwyte Pilgrim, Gabriel Nassif, Chad Batista, Cody Slaubaugh, and Stephen Chidwick.

Other players at the top of the chip counts heading into Day 3 are Robbie Verspui with 602,000, Jeremy Kottler with 579,000, Paulus Valkenburg with 552,000 and Justin Cohen with 524,000.

We're sure the action will be exciting tomorrow as these last three tables of players battle it out for the gold bracelet and $488,283 that will go to our eventual champion. Play will resume in the Amazon room tomorrow at 2:30pm.

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