Day 2 of the World Poker Tour Jacksonville Full Poker Scramble Main Event is firmly in the bag, as the 151 players that returned to the action yesterday have been cut down to just 28 players left vying for the title.
The action went at a hundred miles an hour with the eliminations coming thick and fast, with the leader that will be going into Day 3 being Joe Elpayaa who is holding 924k chips. It is not a substantial lead though as he has two players right on his tail with Noah Schwartz with 916k and Brian Senie who amassed 886k.
This contest has been a very highly contested one with the poker on display being of a very high quality, which is to be expected with the players that have made the trip to Jacksonville.
One of the hands of the day saw Jonathan Aguiar double up through Mathew Waxman which was a pivotal hand for both players. It sent Aguiar into the mix with the chip leaders whilst it crippled Waxman who was eliminated shortly after.
There was already around 100k in the pot on with the board showing the Ad-2d-2h-Ah-5d when Waxman pushed in a bet of 45k. Aguiar took some time to think before re-raising all-in for 179k, to which Waxman seemed to be a little stunned with the bet but makes the call anyway.
Aguiar shows pocket twos which gave him quads whilst Waxman mucked one card and showed the other that was the As for the full house.
Notables Going Into Day 3
Whilst the chip leaders will feel comfortable with their current positions they will be all too aware that there are plenty of other dangerous players going into Day 3 that are capable of making a strong challenge. There will be Justin Zaki, Lee Markholt, Jonahthan Aguiar, Todd Terry, John Racener, Darryll Fish and the delectable Mohsin Charania all looking to make big improvements later on today.
Big Names Out On Day 2
Probably the biggest name to be eliminated last night was Daniel Negreanu, yet there were plenty of others too. We lost Dwyte Pilgrim, Jonathan Little, Joe Serock, Matt Gianetti, Shaun Deeb, Robert Salaburu, Victor Ramdin, Brian Hastings and Matthew Waxman throughout the day which just further shows the strength of this field.
Day 3 will kickoff at 12pm local time tomorrow with the players rejoining in the 18th level with the blinds set at 3,000/6,000 with a 1,000 ante. The action will see that number of players reduced to just the six that will contest the final table on the last day of action.