A total of 1,007 runners walked through the doors of the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino for Day 2 of Event #68: $1,111 The Little One for One Drop No-Limit Hold'em. There was just 125 that found a bag at the end of the ten levels of play, those of which will be returning tomorrow to take a shot at taking down the $559,332 first place prize, along with a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
The person who will be starting tomorrow with the lead is a well-known bracelet winner in Justin Liberto, who will be coming back with a staggering 1,399,000 in chips. Liberto hovered just above average for most of the day, until the last couple of levels where he started to spin up a stack that would result in the chip lead. Close behind in second is Aditya Sushant who will be starting the day with a very healthy 1,341,000.
Another person to break the million mark is bracelet winner from Romania, Alexandru Papazian with a stack of 1,059,000. Some of the other large stacks to make it through include Ray Qartomy (1,042,000), Brian England (1,025,000), Onur Unsal (843,000), Massoud Eskandari (839,000), and Fracois Tosques (832,000).
Many notables still remain in the hunt for a bracelet and some of those players are Jeff Gross (788,000), 888poker Ambassador Dominik Nitsche (710,000), Kyle Keranen (551,000), Juan Vecino (424,000), Mike Shin (397,000), Daria Feshchenko (368,000), Jeffrey Platt (333,000), Benjamin Moon (282,000), Dietrich Fast (221,000), Georgios Sotiropoulos (203,000), and Dutch Boyd (146,000).
Some well-known players to make the money but not Day 3 include Lucas Greenwood (200th - $3,187), Kevin Gerhart (201st - $3,187), Dara O'Kearney (218th - $3,187), Qing Liu (230th - $2,806), Mohsin Charania (238th - $2,806), and Calvin Anderson (257th - $2,806).
Day 3 will be playing down to the final table or until ten levels of play is reached. The restart time is Wednesday, July 11 at 12 p.m. local time. The players will have a 15-minute break every two levels and a 60-minute dinner break after the sixth level of play. All remaining players will be returning on July 12 for Day 4, playing down to a winner.
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