There were 200 players that started Day 2 of the World Poker Tour World Championship in the Borgata Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City but just 68 of them that will be heading into Day 3 a little later on tonight.
Eric Afriat is the current chip leader and he is actually some way out in front with a massive 1,003,000 in chips. His closest rival is that of Anthony Gregg who sits on 567,000 whilst others in the top ten include notables Athanasios Polychronopoulos, Scott Seiver, Jason Koon and Ryan D’Angelo.
550k top 5 in chips end of day 2
— Scott Seiver (@scott_seiver) April 24, 2014
Ended the day with 500,500. On to day 3. #wptchampionship
— Jason Koon (@JasonKoon) April 24, 2014
There were 132 eliminations on Day 2 and a fair few of them were some big names on the poker scene. Out of the event went Matt Giannetti, Joe Serock, Faraz Jaka, Matt Salsberg, Paul Volpe, Andy Frankenberger and PokerStars Team Pro Vanessa Rousso.
— Faraz Jaka (@FarazJaka) April 23, 2014
Opened with qq utg Guy with 9 bbs shoves and guy in big blind reshoved with kk and I called and I’m out..
— paul volpe (@paulgees81) April 23, 2014
Whilst the actual figures for the prize pool are not yet available we do know that the top 36 players will make the money. That number is expected to be reached on Day 3 as the target is to see the field reduced to just 27 and three tables.
Join us once more tomorrow to see who managed to sneak into the money and who will now have to wait for another opportunity to win a WPT Title. The action gets underway at the same time of 12pm ET today and we will discover if anyone can stop the runaway leader Afriat.
The Current Top Ten
1st) Eric Afriat – 1,003,000
2nd) Anthony Gregg – 567,000
3rd) Athanasios Polychronopoulos – 542,500
4th) Scott Seiver – 539,500
5th) Ryan D’Angelo – 519,500
6th) Jason Koon – 500,500
7th) Maurice Hawkins – 433,500
8th) Glenn Lafaye – 423,500
9th) Jonathan Tamayo – 411,000
10th) Hans Winzeler – 397,500