As Day 2 was completed at the first ever World Poker Tour South Africa Main Event we were now just down to 27 players remaining out of the original starting field of 230 that sat down at the Emperors Palace Poker Classic throughout the two Day 1 flights.
As the dust began to settle on Day 2 it gave us all a chance to reflect on the chip counts, with Ryan Price the chip leader with 753k chips, which is around 60k better off than his closest challenger Dominik Nitsche who had been the chip leader coming into the day.
These 27 remaining players player’s are all safely into the pay bracket too after the player who finished as the bubble boy in 28th was Jacques Londt who fell against Price in a hand where he held Ah-Ks vs. price’s 4h-4c. He was unable to improve and in fact Price hit a third for on the river to make a set.
Notables Through To Day 3
As well as the top two, we had some other stand out names making into Day 2, with the High Roller up Ayaz Manji and Jerome Bradpiece who is a well known British professional poker player, we also had Wesley Weigand through after he had practically led the leader board for most of the day.
Names That Didn’t Make the Cut!
We lost Ryan Brauer in the very first level of the day, whilst he was also joined by a list of notable players such as Ronit Chamani, Darius Boer, McLean Karr and Joe Cada. Probably the biggest loss of the day with regards to the men on the rail was that of Liv Boeree, leaving the men looking elsewhere for their eye candy.
Tomorrow will see the remaining 27 players coming back to the felt knowing that they have at least bagged $6,626 for their troubles so far, with the potential to win a whole lot more. It will start at a slightly earlier time than usual, at 12pm SAST where the players will be whittled down to a final table of just six players.
If you want to stay updated, check back here tomorrow where we will bring you all of the best of the action on Day 3, who will make that final table? Can Price keep Nitsche firmly behind him?
The Current Top Ten:
Ryan Price – 753,000
Dominik Nitsche – 696,000
Wesley Weigand – 684,000
Ayaz Manji – 415,000
Jason Strauss – 405,000
Aston Soon Shiong – 392,000
Muaz Ghani – 316,000
Menesh Keshev – 305,000
Mike Robertson – 302,000
Sunil Devachander – 295,000