Day 2 of Event #38: $10,000 Seven-Card Stud Hi-Low Championship has come to a conclusion with current WSOP Player of the Year leader George Danzer topping the counts.
Seventy-five players began the day, all eyeing the money-paying top 16 and the potential $352,696 first prize and WSOP bracelet if they could be the last one standing from the 134 players that entered.
Play started fast and furious, and the likes of Brock Parker, Randy Ohel, Frank Kassela, Phil Hellmuth, Robert and Michael Mizrachi, Scott Clements, Phil Ivey, Jonathan Duhamel, Justin Bonomo, Huck Seed, and Stephen Chidwick all found themselves on the rail throughout the day. Once the money approached, there would be a quick double bustout to see Matt Savage fall in 18th and Alex Bilokur fall in 17th, sending the final 16 players into the money.
With players now guaranteed a paycheck, the action would come to a screeching halt as two hours would pass before Tom Koral (16th) and Matt Glantz (15th) hit the rail. Play continued at a slow pace until Steve Zolotow (14th) was eliminated and Danzer sat atop the final 13 players with an amassed 785,000 in chips.
The closest to the German are Jeff Lisandro (420,000), Brian Hastings (415,000), and Ted Forrest (387,000), while the likes of Norman Chad, Richard Sklar, John Racener, and Chris George look to claim their first bracelet.
The PokerNews Live Reporting team will be on hand with all the live coverage from Thursday starting at 2 p.m. local time as we look to crown the Event #38 champion. While you wait for the updates to return, check out 14th-place finisher Steve Zolotow's episode of My First WSOP: