Yesterday, 2,161 players walked into the Rio to buy in for Event #40 $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em. At around 2 AM local time, only 249 were left standing. Only 243 of these players will walk away in the money, and the player who is least concerned about the money bubble is Nicholas Fierro, who came out of nowhere in the last half hour of play last night to bag up a chip leading stack of 176,500.
The next closest competitors, Jonathan Driscoll (142,000), and Jeremy Menard (141,100), were sitting side-by-side for the better half of yesterday. Rounding out the six players who ended the day above 125,000 are Ryan Spittles (139,300), Jason Wheeler (134,000), and Matt Berkey (126,600).
Some of the notables who will be coming back today to secure another cash at the WSOP are Jake Balsiger (85,600), Jeremy Ausmus (70,000), Garry Gates (51,900), Andrew Lichtenberger (47,800), Allen Cunningham (47,800), and PokerNews’s own Frank Op de Woerd, who bagged up 43,600, after being up to as much as 89,000 earlier in the day.
These players and a couple hundred more will be in the Amazon room at 1 PM today in hopes of making it to a prestigious WSOP Day 3. We will play ten levels today, and the action is set to get underway in just under an hour. Don’t go anywhere, as we will be providing you coverage all day long! Thanks for tuning in, and don’t go anywhere, because the action is just about to start!
Before we get started, let Lynn Gilmartin get you all caught up on the rest of the action from yesterday!