$1,100 BSOP Bahamas Main Event

Welcome to Day 2 of the $1,100 BSOP Bahamas Main Event

Graydon Kowel

Welcome back to Day 2 of the $1,100 Brazilian Series of Poker (BSOP) Bahamas Main Event here at the 2023 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. Yesterday was an action packed affair with 258 entries joining the field to create a prize pool of $250,260 and 102 players finding a bag. That number will surely grow as late registration and reentries will be open until the end of Level 10.

After the dust settled, it was Canada's Graydon Kowal that bagged the chip lead and will return today with 266,000 in chips. Close on his heels is Brett Kennedy with 232,000 and Mekhail Mekhail with 192,000 to round out the all-Canadian top three. Kowal is no stranger to the PCA and has been grinding these events as far back as 2011 and will look to put his 221 big blinds to work in the hunt for a victory.

2023 BSOP Bahamas Main Event Top Ten Day 1 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip CountDay 2 Big Blinds
1Graydon KowalCanada266,000221
2Brett KennedyCanada232,000193
3Mekhail MekhailCanada192,000160
4Elliot SmithCanada184,300153
5Robert PetronioCanada182,000151
6Paul DewaldUnited States182,000151
7Yannick CardotFrance160,700134
8Keith LehrUnited States159,900134
9Blaz ZerjavSlovenia152,100127
10Jose TotelBrazil146,100122

Many notables joined the action on Day 1, and some who found a bag included Maria Konnikova (111,900), Vanessa Kade (76,800), and PokerStars Ambassador Fintan Hand (73,700). Table 1 was action-packed all day and included a star-studded line up. PokerStars Ambassadors Parker Talbot and Benjamin Spragg unfortunately couldn't find the run good magic to secure a bag but will have plenty of time to hop back in today.

Restart will be at 2 p.m. local time and blinds will resume at Level 9 with blinds of 600/1,200 with a 1,200 big blind ante. Day 2 will play eight more 60-minute levels and those who are fortunate enough to make it to the end of day will come back for Day 3 on Tuesday, January 24th at 12:30 p.m.

Be sure to stay tuned for continued live PokerNews coverage of the 2023 BSOP Main Event and the rest of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at Baha Mar in Nassau, Bahamas.

Tags: Benjamin SpraggBlaz ZerjavBrett KennedyElliot SmithFintan HandGraydon KowalJose TotelMaria KonnikovaMekhail MekhailParker TalbotPaul DewaldRobert PetronioVanessa KadeYannick Cardot