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Griffin Leads Final 500 Into Day 2!

Ashton Griffin
Ashton Griffin

Day 2 of the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event is about to begin at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. Between the two starting flights, the tournament attracted 987 entries—500 of which will be in action today.

The field was saturated with pros, so it’s no surprise to see a well-known pro leading the pack. Ashton Griffin emerged as the Day 1b chip leader with 253,700, which is slightly ahead the 248,900 of Day 1a chip leader Maxim Lobzhanidze, who begins today second in chips. Nipping on both their heels is the ever-dangerous Michael “The Grinder” Mizrachi, who has the third biggest stack with 216,900.

Other notables who will be returning with decent stacks are Darren Elias (191,000), Paul Volpe (186,200), Greg Mueller (181,100), Ravi Raghavan (132,500), Shawn Buchanan (129,000), Olivier Busquet (128,600), Steve O’Dwyer (125,700), Joe Serock (124,900) and 18-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps (92,000).

Joining them are Team PokerStars Pros Christophe de Meulder (117,300), Tatiana Barausova (99,990), Jake Cody (84,400), Jose “Nacho” Barbero (79,600), Victor Ramdin (78,500), Angel Guillen (65,800), Andre Akkari (58,300), George Danzer (57,900), Luca Pagano (49,100), Richard Toth (48,200), Ville Wahlbeck (46,300) and Fatima Moreira de Melo (44,600), just to name a few.

The plan is to play six 90-minute levels with a 15-minute break after each. Throw in a dinner break after Level 13, and we’ll bag and tag at approximately 11:15 PM EST. We expect the field to whittled itself down drastically during that time. The question is—who will thrive and who’ll fail to survive.

Day 2 will kick off at 12:00 EST, so stay tuned to PokerNews throughout the rest of the day as we provide you with the latest coverage from the Main Event!

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