After ten more levels in Event #54: $1,500 Razz, just 15 players remain in with a shot of winning $119,054 and a WSOP gold bracelet.
On the day the money bubble burst, guaranteeing the top 55 players $2,247 in prize money, it is Andres Korn who leads ahead of Day 3. The Argentinian from Buenos Aires bagged 546,000 in chips, ahead of Senegal's Jean Said (469,000), Noah Bronstein (358,000) and Jennifer Tilly (332,000)
Also through to Day 3 is 2019 bracelet winner Robert Campbell. The Australian has two Razz cashes on his WSOP resume, a final table in the $10,000 Championship in 2016 as well as a 25th place finish in the $1,500 event that very same year.
He's taking 200,000 in chips through to Day 2 hoping to join the ranks of Max Pescatori, Jason Mercier, David Bach, and Shaun Deeb as players to have won two bracelets in a single year.
Although just 15 players remain, the playing schedule tomorrow is subject to "management's discretion." Players were advised at the end of the day's play that they will be informed at the start of play as to what the schedule is.
|Seat||Table 600||Chip Count||Big Bets||Table 601||Chip Count||Big Bets|
|2||Christopher Kusha||401,000||17||Robert Campbell||200,000||8|
|3||Gary Benson||11,000||0||Grzegorz Wyraz||306,000||13|
|4||Jean Said||469,000||20||Jennifer Tilly||332,000||14|
|5||Sergio Braga||331,000||14||Mike Ross||307,000||13|
|6||Mikhail Petrov||143,000||6||Joseph Hoffman||106,000||4|
|7||Andres Korn||546,000||23||Kevin Gerhart||273,000||11|
|8||Harold Parker||268,000||11||Noah Bronstein||358,000||15|
Day 2 Recap
There was no standing on ceremony for the short stacks at the start of Day 2, with Chris Ferguson, Carol Fuchs, Loren Klein and Jim Collopy unceremoniously booted out of the tournament well within the first level.
Chip leader Eric Rodawig was overtaken by Stephen Burns, but Rodawig still featured among the top counts during the early part of the day. However, Adam Owen soon emerged as a prominent big stack with a stack closing in on 200,000.
Not far behind him was Scott Clements who was tracking the Brit on a neighbouring table.
The money bubble was reached shortly after players returned from their second break of the day. Maksim Pisarenko burst the soft bubble, bringing play to hand-for-hand. Matt Waxman doubled and scraped into the money by the skin of his teeth as Corey Bierria was eliminated.
The remaining 55 players were guaranteed $2,247 with Shirley Rosario (55th), the aforementioned Waxman (52nd) and Michael Gathy (50th) all taking home a min-cash. Bracelet-winners Naoya Kihara (45th), Andrey Zhigalov (44th), John Cernuto (43rd) and Daniel Idema (41st) were all beneficiaries of the next jump to $2,378.
Defending champion Jay Kwon made it to the money, but had a quiet day and was eliminated in 40th place for $2,589, with start-of-day chip leader Eric Rodawig laddering one more spot than Kwon to take home $2,895 for his 28th place finish.
By the three table redraw, Scott Clements had moved into the chip lead ahead of Andres Korn and Noah Bronstein and these were the leaders with two levels left in the evening.
However, it all changed in the final two levels. Christopher Kusha took a large pot off of Adam Owen and Jennifer Tilly before Jean Said bested a four-way pot to move into the chip lead with under 15 minutes remaining in the day.
And with the limits steadily increasing and resuming at 12,000/24,000 on Day 3, there will be many more changes in chip leader when play resumes at 2 p.m. on Tuesday 25th June.
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