Day 2 of Event #78 $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em has ended with 22 players remaining out of the 257 who began the day. Play resumes at 2:00 p.m. on July 13 in Bally’s Gold where they will play down to a champion in this inaugural event.
The total prize pool was $3,034,900 The top five will lock up a six-figure payday, with the winner receiving the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet and a first-place prize worth $499,636.
Event #78: $2,500 No-Limit Hold'em Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||David Miscikowski||United States||6,085,000||101|
|2||Matt Berkey||United States||5,430,000||91|
|3||Thomas MacDonald||United Kingdom||3,935,000||66|
|10||Alexander Farahi||United States||1,905,000||32|
David Miscikowski (6,085,000) nabbed the title of chip leader from Matt Berkey (5,430,000) in the last level of play before chips were bagged for the night. Rounding out the top five were Thomas MacDonald (3,935,000), Sebastien Aube (3,100,000) and Nicholas Vayssieres (3,100,000).
With three former bracelet winners and many accomplished players still in, tomorrow will be an action-packed day as the remaining 22 contenders battle it out for the bracelet and the lions share of the prize pool.
Play resumed in Level 16 today and shortly into Level 17, hand-for-hand play began with 208 players to determine the bubble with 205 spots being paid. On the very first hand, three different tables had knockouts. With those three immediately gone, the remaining players were in the money and there was a loud cheer knowing they had made it.
The field slimmed down quickly afterwards with many notables busting out and taking home a piece of the pot. Upeshka De Silva ($4,009), Scott Seiver ($4,009), David Peters ($4,009), Shankar Pillai ($5,011), Phil Laak ($5,209), Chance Kornuth ($6,174), Joe Cada ($6,823), Martin Jacobson ($7,654), Dominik Panka ($11,785) and Cary Katz ($13,999) were just a few of the many notables that cashed throughout the day.
The final players will return on July 13 at 2:00 p.m. in Bally’s Gold where they will play down until a champion is crowned. Stay tuned to PokerNews for live reports on all of the action throughout the day.