WPT Five Diamond Day 2 – Mizrachi In Control

It’s certainly a busy week for poker, with there being the WPT and EPT events over in Prague, the FTOPS XII online and this WPT Event here at the Bellagio in Las Vegas.

The second day at the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio has now been settled, with just 176 of the original 503 starters in this event progressing to Day 3. The player who finished the day at the very summit of them all is Michael Mizrachi who has managed to acquire a total of 272,600.

He will certainly not have an easy time of it on Day 3 though as there is still some massive poker names in the field with chip stacks large enough to cause him trouble. There is still Frank Rusnak, Vanessa Selbst, Phil Galfond, Gavin Smith, Chino Rheem, Warwick Mirzikinian and Jason Somerville for him to navigate past before he can get his hands on that title, whilst there are still plenty of others too.

Players Who Hit The Rail!

There may be some names still left in the event, but there were many that went out too on Day 2. Marvin Rettenmaier, Maria Ho, Tommy Vedes, Sam Trickett, Ashton Griffin, Daniel Negreanu, Xuan Liu and Dee Dozier all busting out, some of them after rebuying into the event numerous times.

Day 3 saw the end of the re-entry at the end of the eighth level meaning that no more players could keep taking additional shots at the event. There were some players that have paid to re-enter as many as five or six times with some of them still failing here. On the flip side there were players that made their one shot count.

Day 3 will be starting at 12pm local time today, with five levels schedules to be played out. The blinds will start at 600/1,200 with an additional ante, whilst the bubble is expected to be burst with just 54 of the players set to be paid out to.

The Current Top 10!

Michael Mizrachi – 272,600

Frank Rusnak – 255,900

Arthur Morris – 242,000

Warwick Mirzikinian – 232,200

Ravi Raghavan – 211,300

Chino Rheem – 209,000

Joseph Elpayaa – 207,000

Vanessa Selbst – 202,000

Alex Phahurat – 198,600

David Belaich – 196,600

Check back with us tomorrow as we bring you another updated report on the action here at the Bellagio, with the action getting to the serious end of things, it would be a shame to miss out on who is making the moves up the event rankings.