Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Bay 101 Shooting Star has come to an end with a record field creating a prize pool of $4,597,450. The player that finishes as winner will be going home with $1,138,350 of that whilst there will be 63 payouts in total, with the minimum of these being $15,110.
There were 255 players at the start of play but in an emphatic day’s worth of action, we lost 211 of them to leave us with just 44 going into Day 3 a little later today.
The player that managed to make his way to the top of the pile on Day 2 was Paul Volpe, as he amassed 1,394,000 chips. He seems to be enjoying the WPT events this year after finishing as runner up in the WPT LA Poker Classic not so long ago. He will have to be on his guard though as the players remaining in this field are the strongest we have seen for a while, promising to give us a star studded final table at this rate.
Notables In The Mix!
There are some huge names still in with a chance of making that final table, with Antonio Esfandiari, Maria Ho, Erik Seidel, Jason Somerville, Brendan Rubie, Kyle Julius, Carlos Mortensen, Andrew Lichtenberger, Bertrand Grospellier and the delightful Kathy Liebert.
It could have been even stronger if some of these big names that were eliminated managed to make it through, with Matt Affleck, Scott Seiver, Matt Salsberg, Mike Matusow, Toby Lewis, Noah Schwartz, Allen Kessler, David Baker and the super aggressive Faraz Jaka all failing to progress.
Here are some player tweets, with contrasting fortunes:
Never fun busting a tourney but grinding 2 days card dead, start to finally chip up and then losing with AA aipf is the nut low.GG Bay101.
Paul Volpe – 1,394,000
Brendon Rubie – 988,000
Isaac Baron – 896,000
Steve Behm – 854,000
Maria Ho – 805,000
Antonio Esfandiari – 787,000
James Anderson – 770,000
Erik Seidel – 751,000
Matt Stout – 687,000
Jordan Cristos – 672,000
Day 3 promises to be just exciting as Day 2, especially with the quality field that we have. It starts at noon PT with the remaining players all now looking to get themselves into the final table of six to be played on Friday. Be sure to follow with us as we watch one of the most exciting events so far this year. Below is the payout structure as well as an interview with the WPT Player Of The Day Maria Ho.