Welcome back to Day 2 of Event #41: $5,000 Pot-Limit Omaha (Six-Handed) where just 117 action-loving Omahalics will return for another day's worth of four-card hands and intense short-handed play.
That group survived a starting field of exactly 400, which means the total number of chips in play is precisely 6,000,000. Of the 117 players left, Sorel Mizzi currently possesses the most chips of anyone with 146,400. But right now that's only 2.44% of the total, and so Mizzi and everyone else has quite a lot left to do to make tomorrow's final table and have a chance at earning some WSOP hardware.
Others returning to big stacks today include Chad Brown, Peter Charalambous, Matt Giannetti, Juha Helppi, Davidi Kitai, Shaun Deeb, and Phil Galfond. Freddy Deeb, Sammy Farha, and Andy Bloch are also among the group with above average chips — i.e., more than 1% (60,000) of the total.
There will be lots more calculating of percentages today as players weigh their chances of surviving with their made hands and draws today. Play begins a little over an hour from now at 2 p.m. local time, and we'll be here again from start-to-finish to find out who makes the final 42 and the cash, then who remains left to try to grab all 100% of those 6 million chips and the next 2013 WSOP bracelet.
While we wait for play to resume, enjoy Lynn Gilmartin explaining what else is going on today at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino: