Players and staff alike were shocked at the rapid pace that this event moved at on Day 1. In a mere ten levels the 939 players that registered became 110 and by the end of Day 1 all remaining players were in the money. That pace continued on Day 2 and after just shy of nine levels of play a final table was reached. Leading the final table is Eugene Du Plessis who is just shy of one million chips with 996,000.
Yesterday's play saw many notable players attempt to make the prestigious final table only to fall short. Jeff Williams, Dan O'Brien, McLean Karr, Jon Turner, Men Nguyen, Melanie Weisner, John Racener, Max Pescatori and Thomas Conway are just a few of the names that made the money but were unable to clinch a top nine finish.
World Series of Poker bracelet winner Erick Lindgren led the way for a majority of Day 2 play. Unfortunately for Lindgren, he was one of the last players eliminated on Day 2. Lindgren finished eleventh when he moved all in with pocket eights on a board. Lindgren was called by Du Plessis' two pair of and did not improve on the river.
Cards will be in the air here at the Pavilion stage at 1:00 PM. Follow along as we once again traverse the path to a WSOP champion.
Final Table Chip Counts
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