Two days into the WPT World Championship and there are simply 29 extra spots left till the cash bubble pops. Among the many 399 gamers nonetheless within the combine is long-time World Poker Tour anchor Lynn Gilmartin, who bagged 62 large blinds.
Gilmartin, who resides in Australia and has been one of the recognizable members of the WPT employees since 2013, is in search of her first ever WPT money. She’ll seemingly have to hold on for a pair hours on Friday to make it occur, however she’s in a great spot.
The place the Event Stands
Day 2 of the $10,400 purchase in match concluded at round 8:30 p.m. Thursday evening on the Wynn Las Vegas. The sector, which initially started with 2,960 entrants throughout three Day 1 beginning flights, misplaced about two-thirds of the gamers who returned to motion for Day 2.
With a smidge over $29 million within the prize pool and over $4 million going to the winner, the stress stage for the remaining gamers will rise over the subsequent couple of days, beginning proper off the bat at midday PT on Friday, particularly for these with small stacks who might be sweating out that bubble.
In whole, 370 gamers might be paid and a minimal money is nice for $17,400. Reaching the cash in one of many largest poker tournaments ever is sort of an accomplishment and might be a sigh of reduction to those that make it that far. However there’s potential life-changing cash at stake coming in a pair days. All six gamers on the last desk, which takes place Dec. 20, can have a assured payday of over $1 million.
Who’s in, Who’s Out
A full listing of chip counts weren’t out there on the time of publishing, however we do know the chip chief is Adrian Sorel State, who ended Day 2 with 2,400,000 chips (160 large blinds). Andrew Crookston is in second place at 2,200,000. The session was unkind to some large identify professionals and fantastic to others.
Amongst those that could not make it by means of the day embody Phil Hellmuth, Darren Elias, Joe Cada, Ebony Kenney, David Williams, and Justin Bonomo.
There have been plenty of acquainted faces who reached Day 3. That listing consists of Daniel Negreanu, a two-time WPT champion, who completed with 440,000 and mentioned on Twitter that he was “centered” and performed nice.
Negreanu was as soon as among the many high World Poker Tour performers again within the day however solely has one Important Tour money since 2015. Today, he does not journey typically exterior Las Vegas to play poker.
Brad Owen, a WPT ambassador, can also be hanging in there proper round Negreanu’s stack. The favored poker vlogger bagged about 30 large blinds and can head to Day 3 among the many group of gamers who might be sweating out that cash bubble.
WPT World Championship Day 2 High Chip Counts
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