Day 2 at the World Poker Tour LA Poker Classic saw the 370 players that were still in the event return to the felt in order to fight it out for the title. There were also a few late registrations that joined before the registration period closed after the 1st level of player to push the prize pool up event further.
That prize pool was calculated at $5,126,400 and it meant that the top 63 players will walk away with a payment whilst the winner is set to net a cool $1,015,460.
The player who finds himself with the best chance of that right now is the chip leader Scott Blackman. He started the day as the chip leader and finished the day with 380,000 chips to keep himself firmly at the top of the 174 players that survived the day.
Others to see themselves safely into Day 3 were the likes of notable names Dan O’Brien, Christina Lindley, Chris Moorman, Dan Heimiller, Jonathan Duhamel, Greg Merson, Mike Sexton, Jason Mercier, Marvin Rettenmaier and Daniel Negreanu.
Ended the day with 143k going into 800/1600 tomorrow. 175 players left, we MIGHT even make the money tomorrow #marathonnotasprint
— Chris Moorman (@Moorman1) March 3, 2014
Finished the day with 90.6k #LAPC day 3 starts tomorrow at noon PST
— Jason Mercier (@JasonMercier) March 3, 2014
End day 2 of WPT Commerce with 71k, 174 players left avg stack is 92k. Doubled with QQ vs AT last 15 min. Excited for a day 3 grind!
— Daniel Negreanu (@RealKidPoker) March 3, 2014
Mike Matusow, Mike Leah, Matt Stout, Melanie Weisner, Phil Galfond, Vanessa Selbst, Phil Ivey and Phil Hellmuth were among the players that were not quite so fortunate though and were sent out of the event on Day 2.
Aaaaaaaand I'm out. First live tournament since last summer and I had fun. Gonna drink my Voss & play the 25k tomorrow. #LAPC
— Phil Galfond (@PhilGalfond) March 3, 2014
Day 3 starts up at 12pm PT and could possibly see the bubble broken throughout the day. That is not a certainty but there is one thing that can be guaranteed, that the action is going to see a whole lot more eliminations.
We will keep you updated with our next report tomorrow, so make sure you check in with us from time to time.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Scott Blackman – 380,000
2nd) Daniel Steinberg – 280,000
3rd) David Paredes – 251,000
4th) Kazu Oshima – 237,800
5th) Pete De Best – 229,900
6th) Erkut Yilmaz – 226,700
7th) Bastian Fischer – 222,000
8th) Chris O’Rourke – 205,500
9th) Alexandru Masek – 199,900
10th) Bryn Kenney – 195,000
The Prize Pool Information
7 – 8th) $137,900
9 – 10th) $100,480
11 – 12th) $73,310
13 – 18th) $54,850
19 – 24th) $42,550
25 – 30th) $36,400
31 – 36th) $31,270
37 – 45th) $26,660
46 – 54th) $22,560
55 – 63rd) $18,970