A scintillating Day 2 of action at the WSOP Circuit IP Biloxi $1,700 Main Event has come to an end with only five players remaining out of the 49 who started the day.
Leading the pack after 12 hours of play was Jeremy Eyer, who bagged 2,225,000. Eyer began the day fifth in chips and stayed amongst the leaders throughout play. He was given an important boost when he doubled through Bob Beck shortly before the final table to launch him toward the top of the leaderboard. He hovered around the leaders at the final table and then really sprung into action in the final level, flexing his muscle with several post-flop maneuvers that ended up giving him the chip lead at the close of business.
Brett Apter finished the day second in chips, just a smidge behind Eyer with 2,135,000. Apter started the day toward the bottom, 40th in chips out of 49, but he began to accumulate early and got himself to a healthy stack. He stayed around the middle in chips until the final table when he began to assert himself as one of the chip leaders.
In third position to end the day was Ben Thomas with 1,655,000. Thomas began the day seventh in chips and surged toward the top early when he got called by Carlos Guerrero when he shoved with a flush on the turn. That hand was the catalyst to his rise to the top that he continued until the final table where he grabbed a firm chip lead for a while with seven remaining before dropping a few pots to slide into third position as the night bell rung.
Hamid Izadi came in fourth position at the close of the day bagging a total of 1,580,000. Izadi began the day as the solid chip leader and remained at the top for much of the day, never dropping much from his stack. He eliminated several players including an important one versus Trace Henderson when his pocket kings held vs ace-king when there were two tables remaining to give him a big boost. As the final table came, Izadi dropped a few pots here and there that left him fourth in the counts.
At the bottom of the counts to end the day was Boris Kasabov, who finished with 880,000. Kasabov began the day low in chips, 38th out of 49, but he stayed steady throughout and avoided elimination. He largely stayed under the radar until the final table where he briefly surged to above 1.5 million in chips before losing some pots before the night ended.
Action of the Day
The day began with 49 hopefuls with 43 set to make the money. The money bubble took quite a while to breach as several hand-for-hand pots were played until finally Raphael Robertson bubbled. The eliminations became steady after that all the way down until the fringe of the final table where the father-and-son team of Robbie Beck and Bob Beck hit the rail back to back in 12th and 11th respectively shortly after dinner break.
At the final table, Marshall White was the first victim as he succumbed in 10th place while multitasking and playing an online tournament on his laptop where he was also at the final table at the same time. Philip Walsh was eliminated in ninth place almost immediately after to quickly bring the table to eight.
It would take over two hours for the next elimination as play hit a snag with eight remaining, Finally. Wayne Boyd bit the dust in eighth place and Benny Champlin became the seventh-place finisher soon afterwards. The last elimination of the night came 40 minutes before the end of play as Bradley Meyers’s short stack was swallowed up and eliminated to create the final five.
The final day of action will begin at 12 p.m. local time at Level 27 with blinds at 25,000/50,000 and with a 50,000 big blind ante.
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