Welcome back to the WSOP. Today is our second day of play for $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em and yesterday we saw a giant field of 2,086 pared down to just 233 players. After 11 levels of play, it was Justin Filtz holding the overnight chip lead as he bagged 135,800 in chips.
A few of the notables that entered, but bagged no chips, includes Tony Dunst, Phil Ivey, Greg Mueller, Greg Raymer, Vanessa Selbst and JC Tran.
There are several big names remaining, however. That list includes Darryll Fish, Phil Collins, Allen Kessler, Jason Somerville and champion of last summer’s final $1,500 No-Limit event, Loni Harwood.
Holding twice the average stack are Jon Hennigan and Scott Montgomery, though they and the rest of the field are looking up at Filtz. Not far behind Filtz’s 135,800 stack are Jameson Painter (116,900), Chris Furbert (116,500) and Victor Chapnik (116,300).
Only 17 eliminations from the money, we expect the bubble to burst early in play today as the field looks toward the final table and a deep run into day three.
Join us for full coverage of day two, beginning at 1 p.m. local time.