Day 2 will begin shortly with the 2,224 players who bought in on Day 1 being reduced to 186 after 11 levels of play yesterday. The money bubble burst last night with the returning players all now in the money and guaranteed at least $1,981.
The overnight chip leader is Miguel Proulx who returns with 120,500 closely followed by Andjelko Andrejevic with 117,800 and Dale Beaudoin with 117,100.
Mark Radoja who bagged 102,000 chips last night is in 5th place. Radoja is well placed today to make a run at his third WSOP bracelet.
Other notables still in the field are Cy Williams (100,400), Alan Clunie (91,700), Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke (86,100), Niall Farrell from the U.K. (86,000), Andrew “luckychewy” Lichtenberger (62,700), and heads-up online specialist Olivier Busquet (35,000).
Play begins at 1.p.m with Level 12 where the blinds are 600/1,200 with a 200 ante. There will be ten levels of play today, a 20-minute break after every two levels, and a one-hour dinner break after Level 17.
We are all set for another great day of poker here at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, home of the 2014 World Series of Poker. We hope you’ll stay with us throughout the day as the players battle towards the final table with their eyes firmly fixed on the first-place prize of $360,435 and a gold bracelet to hang off their wrist.