Day 2 at the World Poker Tour Montreal is now in the books after the huge field of 357 players at the start of the day was dramatically reduced to just 59. The day also saw the bubble period get busted as all of the players tried their best to find their way into the top 99 paying positions.
Leading at the end of Day 2 was Ludovic Lacay after an impressive day at the felt saw him pick up 1,261,000 chips to have him just ahead of Marco Cannizzaro in 2nd place on 1,170,000.
— Ludovic Lacay (@Cutsybaby) December 3, 2013
There were plenty of other notable names scattered through the day’s survivors including that of Jonathan Little, Griffin Benger, Jake Schwartz, Kevin MacPhee, Victor Ramdin, Mark Radoja and Mohsin Charania.
On to day 3 of the @wpt with 1,053,000. I was totally card dead until the last 5 hands of the day then I got to work.
— Jonathan Little (@JonathanLittle) December 3, 2013
Correctly folded AA to top set on a Q93r flop after I doubled a 18bb stack short stack AQhh < AK. Then lost another decent1 to end w/ 371k.
— Kevin MacPhee (@KevinMacPhee) December 3, 2013
With so many eliminations on Day 2 the place must have been a hive of activity with players standing up and leaving the casino. Among those eliminations were big name players like Matt Marafioti, Antonio Esfandiari, Gavin Smith, Mike McDonald, Mike Watson and Steve O’Dwyer all sent to the rail.
Busted first hand of day 2 #WPTMontreal but I won the Party 500 yesterday for $25k. 10k high roller tomorrow.
— Mike Watson (@SirWatts) December 2, 2013
The Current Top Ten
1st) Ludovic Lacay – 1,261,000
2nd) Marco Cannizzaro – 1,170,000
3rd) Jerry Wong – 1,160,000
4th) Jonathan Little – 1,053,000
5th) David Barter – 1,014,000
6th) Guillaume Darcourt – 952,000
7th) Alexandre Lavigne – 899,000
8th) Derrick Rosenbarger – 862,000
9th) Amir Babakhani – 816,000
10th) David Paredes – 801,000
The Prize Pool
The remaining 59 players will at least be safe in the knowledge that they have cashed in the event, though they will now be charged with moving as high up those pay rankings as possible on Day 3. The plan is for the field to be reduced to just 18 tonight so come back again tomorrow to find out which players managed to get there.
10th- 12th) $36,039
13th – 15th) $29,023
16th – 18th) $24,916
19th – 21st) $22,178
22nd – 24th) $19,713
25th – 27th) $17,251
28th – 36th) $15,061
37th – 45th) $12,871
46th – 54th) $10,953
55th – 63rd) $9,037
64th – 72nd) $7,942
73rd – 81st) $6,846
82nd – 90th) $6,025
91st – 99th) $5,204