At the start of Day 2 in the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, there were 16 players that decided to make a late registration into the event bringing the total number that had bought in up to 187. However by the time the players has seen their way past five levels of ninety minutes, there were just 65 of them going into Day 3.
Leading the event going into the third day will be the reigning champion Matt Salsberg, who claimed this title last year and has now amassed 212,600 chips to put him in a good position to try and defend that title.
Bagged 212k. Think I'm chip leader. Ouiiiiiiii.
— matt salsberg (@msalsberg) October 27, 2013
He is leading a field that still does include many notable names so he will have to be at his best to win this event for the second time running. He still has Kimmo Kurko, Todd Terry, Marvin Rettenmaier, Bryn Kenney, Jason Koon, Kara Scott, Jake Schwartz, Dave Ulliot and Barry Greenstein to contend with.
Had a great start into day 2 of #WPTParis going from 30 to 170k, but had some huge hands go against me last level… 70k going into 500/1k
— Marvin Rettenmaier (@MadMarvin) October 27, 2013
He did lose plenty of rivals throughout Day 2 though as Martin Finger, John Juanda, Steve O’Dwyer, Paul Volpe, Phil Laak, Ana Marquez, Dan Heimiller, Martin Jacobsen and Freddy Deeb all had to go home earlier than they would have hoped.
— Dan Heimiller (@danheimiller) October 27, 2013
Catch us tomorrow for all of the action on Day 3 where we will see that money bubble busted and have a better idea of who is in good shape to take down the title.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Matt Salsberg – 212,600
2nd) Hicham Hilmi – 200,700
3rd) Vasili Firsau – 193,300
4th) Connor Drinan – 175,000
5th) David Peters – 171,200
6th) Ricardo Manquant – 155,400
7th) Dimitri Holdeew – 147,700
8th) Kimmo Kurko – 139,700
9th) Philippe Ktorza – 139,300
10th) Bernard Guigon – 134,600
The Prize Pool Information
10th – 12th) $33,015
13th – 15th) $27,182
16th – 18th) $23,170
19th – 21st) $20,250