Day 2 of the Seminole Hard Rock Poker Open is now down to just 100 players after the intense action in the $10 million guaranteed event saw hundreds of players eliminated and of course the bubble burst as the remaining players hit the money.
The chip leader now going into Day 3 will be Justin Bonomo after a superb display had him finish with a million more than anyone else on 2,722,000 chips. He leads a top ten that includes Ragi Raghaven, Matt Giannetti and Amir Lehavot.
So they tell me I’m the chip leader 2.722 million! Still 100 players left
— Justin Bonomo (@JustinBonomo) August 26, 2013
Notables that are still in the final 100 include Mike Matusow, Philipp Gruissem, David Sands, Matt Glantz, Matt Stout and Griffin Benger with each of them now eyeing some of the bigger payouts in the event. We had to lose a good number of players today, some making the money before they exited and others being eliminated before the paying places. In the latter category was Ronnie Bardah, Matt Salsberg, Kyle Julius and Jeff Gross, though in the former were Shannon Elizabeth, Joseph Cheong and Shannon Shorr.
Just finished 347th when they are paying 338 spots.Have to get Coolerd to bust. 18 bigs with AKhh vs AA. Gl to all still in:( -_-
— Ronnie Bardah (@RonnieBardah) August 25, 2013
Guess who’s headed to showersville. pic.twitter.com/96jGPGglh6
— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) August 26, 2013
Day 3 will see that field shortened even more from 12pm local time, as the players will have to endure another five ninety minute levels at the felt. So pop back around this time tomorrow to get the full report on who is inching ever closer to that $1.7 million first place payout.
The Current Standings
1st) Justin Bonomo - 2,722,000
2nd) Derrick Cutler - 1,669,000
3rd) Ravi Raghavan - 1,652,000
4th) Neri Sanchez - 1,449,000
5th) Derrick Simon - 1,300,000
6th) Matt Giannetti - 1,264,000
7th) Darlene Lee - 1,235,000
8th) Bryan Morton - 1,222,000
9th) William Sharkey - 1,193,000
10th) Amir Lehavot - 1,171,000