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2014 PPC Aruba World Championship Day 2: Aristoteles Neto Leads Final 10; Ebanks Third

Joe Ebanks

Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Aruba coastline, the 2014 PPC Aruba World Championship $2,200 Main Event final table was reached on Monday. Over the last few hands of the evening, Aristoteles Neto surged into the chip lead with 763,000 in chips after winning two big pots against Freed Pashaj.

Final Table Seat Draw

1Joe Ebanks461,000
2Aftab Shakoor73,000
3Aristoteles Neto763,000
4John Ott373,000
5Ted Ely147,000
6Ryan Franklin325,000
7Steve Karp155,000
8Richard Bowers253,000
9Josh Kay519,000
10Jimmy Pashaj390,000

Sitting in second place with 519,000 was Josh Kay, who had the good fortuneto crack Adam Macmillan's aces with {9-Clubs}{4-Clubs} to burst the bubble.

Then, in third with 461,000 in chips was World Series of Poker bracelet winner Joe Ebanks. The young pro not only took out Joe Serock earlier in the day, but he also had the good fortune of cracking aces, doing so with {8-}{4-}. Serock was joined at the rail by such notables as Mark Kroon, Chris Bolek, Nick Mann, Parry Shaw, and Jesse Chinni.

Other notables at the final table will be John Ott (373,000), Ryan Franklin (325,000), and Day 1 chip leader Steve Karp (155,000).

The remaining 10 players have all locked up a minimum of $5,283 in prize money, but it's the $72,163 for first place that they'll be looking to take down when they come back on Tuesday at 1 p.m. local time here in Aruba. PokerNews will be here from start to finish to bring you all the bust outs and exciting action so make sure to tune in then to our live coverage.

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