Day 2 of the 2019 World Series of Poker Circuit Thunder Valley $1,700 Main Event is in the books, ending with a case of déjà vu.
Play finished at the conclusion of nine 60-minute levels with the final table of nine players remaining. Of those, Day 1 chip leaders Roman Shainiuk (2,315,000) and Paul Chai (2,275,000) find themselves atop the leader board for a second consecutive day.
Shainiuk’s Day 2 trajectory was nearly all upward. Chai started the day a little more slowly but picked up steam around the dinner break to again become one of the largest stacks in the room. Arish Nat (2,080,000) comes in hot on their tails as the only other player over 2 million in chips.
Main Event Final Table
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Day 2 Action
Play began with 96 players from the 414-entry field returning to action and go to battle on the felt. Even with hour-long levels, play progressed at a swift pace. Sixty-three players were slated to make it into the money and the field reached that number with two minutes left on the clock before the first break of the day when Nat knocked out David Vu after Vu three-bet all in with ace-king over Nat’s open. Nat had pocket aces and his rockets launched the tournament into the money.
Players such as Jasthi Kumar, Pat Lyons, and Peter Park were among those to fall short of the money on Day 2. Jesse Cohen (56th - $2,532), Brett Murray (31st - $3,552), Alex Condon (23rd - $4,595), and Day 1a chip leader Noel Rodriguez (12th - $9,361) all made it into the money but found their day conclude with trips to the payout desk.
The final nine players will resume for the third and final day at noon local time on Monday with play scheduled to occur until a champion has been crowned. Levels will continue to last one hour in length with play beginning at the start of Level 25 (15,000/30,000/30,000).
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