After an epic second day of play, it's former $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. champion David Bach who leads the way with 12 players remaining. Daniel Negreanu, fresh off a runner-up finish in the $10,000 No Limit 2-7 Single Draw, is in contention again as he will come into the final day third in chips. Brandon Shack-Harris, winner of the $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha at the start of the Series, sits second in chips and he could be on his way to becoming the first two-time champ this summer.
In the early goings of Day 2, we said goodbye to Allen Kessler, Scott Seiver, David Oppenheim, and $1,500 Razz champion Ted Forrest. As the action slowly picked up some pace due to the ever increasing bets and antes, we also lost poker legend Doyle Brunson, $1,500 Six-Max No-Limit Hold'em winner Justin Bonomo, and last year's $50,000 Players' Championship winner Matthew Ashton.
As we neared the money, play slowed down, and we saw several big stacks lose their chips in rapid fashion. Brandon Cantu, Eli Elezra, and David Singer all had great stacks halfway through the day, but none of them made the money.
On the bubble, we lost Jesse Martin, despite Nick Schulman and Shack-Harris sitting on just a few bets. The latter went on an impressive heater in the final hour, and he closed out second in chips behind Bach.
Japanese poker phenom Naoya Kihara — the only Japanese WSOP gold bracelet winner — and online legend Brian Hastings look to win their second bracelet tomorrow, while Dan O'Brien, George Danzer, and Yuval Bronshtein are eying their first.
Make sure to tune back in with us tomorrow at 2 p.m. for the final day of the first ever $10,000 Razz Championship on PokerNews.com.