Welcome back to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and the 2019 World Series of Poker (WSOP) for Day 2 of Event #30: $1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha.
Only 309 of the original 1,526 runners that started this event will be returning for the second day after an action-packed ten-levels of four card play.
Stefan Ivanov found two big hands at the end of Day 1 to catapult its stack right into the first place position on the leaderboard. Ivanov will be starting the day with an impressive 386,000 and will be looking to secure his second cash during this years WSOP thus far.
Some other big stacks to start the day include Luis Zedan (374,000), Joseph Sabe (330,000), and Szymon Wysocki (306,500) who are the only three other players above the 300,000 mark. Jon Turner will also be coming in with a healthy stack of 258,000. Turner has 72 WSOP cashes for a total of over 1.3 million in earnings and will be looking to add another here.
Many bracelet winners made the second day of this event and some of that list consist of Canadian Calen Mcneil (207,500), JC Tran (200,500), David Halpern (194,000), Daniel Zack (135,500), 888poker ambassador Chris Moorman (115,000), Philip Long (110,000), and Phil Laak (108,000).
The remaining players will be starting today just 80 shy of the money and the bubble will be sure to come quickly after seeing yesterdays non-stop potting affair. Those lucky enough to outlast the bubble will be pulling in a min-cash of $1,502 and that will boost all the way up to $236,673 for the eventual winner.
Day 2 will have a 2 p.m. restart and will resume with the blinds at 1,000/2,000. The day will play a total of ten 60-minute levels before players bag and tag for the night. There will be a break after every two hours of play and a 60-minute dinner break after the 16th level.
The PokerNews live reporting team will be bringing you all of the action as the day unfolds, so stay tuned!