Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em

Day 2 in the Books; Wilkinson Leading

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Day 2 of Event 19: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em has wrapped up after another 10 levels of play. Finishing atop the final 19 was Gregg Wilkinson with 1.227 million in chips. He'll return on Monday with the chip lead for the final day, but it's not going to be easy to win this thing.

Early in the day the money bubble broke. It was Pratik Ghatge who was the tournament bubble boy. His pocket kings went down to an opponent's {A-}{Q-} when an ace hit the river and that sent everyone into the money. Some of the notables to finish the day in the money, but short of Day 3 were Sam Stein, Clint Tolbert, Justin Schwartz, John Dolan, Lauren Kling, Isaac Haxton and Christina Lindley.

Coming in behind Wilkinson and rounding out the top five are Patrick Smith (867,000), Cliff Goldkind (760,000), Eric Wasserson (725,000) and Adria Balaguer (697,000).

Canadian Philippe Boucher is still alive and bagged up 459,000 in chips. Boucher was the winner of Event 6: €1,620 Six-Handed Pot-Limit Omaha at the 2011 World Series of Poker Europe. There he won €125,584 and his first WSOP gold bracelet. Another notable, David Peters, bagged up 681,000 and is in sixth place overall.

Day 3 will commence on Monday at 1:00 PM where the players will return to play for the whopping $559,514 first-place prize and the most coveted prize in poker, a WSOP gold bracelet. Be sure to join us right here on PokerNews for all of the live updates!

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