WPT LA Poker Classic Day 2 – Blackman Still Leading

Stack of chips

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.

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.

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

1st) $1,015,460

2nd) $662,840

3rd) $423,440

4th) $332,190

5th) $264,520

6th) $200,440

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