Welcome back to Day 2 of Event #59: $1,000 Tag Team No-Limit Hold’em which might be one of the few events which constantly has a huge rail on the sidelines. The tournament prompted 641 teams to sign up and play, 140 of them made it through the hurdles that Day 1 brought them.
Leading the relay is Team Ruter with Mike Ruter, and Samy Dighlawi coming in with a total of 338,000 chips. They are followed by Team Werner (Haven Werner and Thomas Taylor) who bagged a stack of 295,000.
Team Werner got a lot of their chips when they flopped a pair and a flush draw against their opponent's two pair. They made the flush to put them over the 200,000 chip mark.
Team Weisner (Melanie Weisner - Xuan Liu) also bagged a healthy stack of 159,000. Both Weisner and Liu have already cashed this series. Weisner has a few cashes including a 17th Place finish and a payout of $17,141 in Event #15: $1,500 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em. Liu finished in 33rd place in Event #25: $5,000 6-Handed No-Limit Hold'em for $15,200.
Other teams to watch for include, Team Luther (Nikita Luther - Kunal Patni), Team Watson (Mike Watson - Sarah Goddard), Team Platt (Jeff Platt - Brent Hanks) and Team Park (Nellie Park - Joey Weissman).
When the players returning to the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino, play will resume at 1 p.m. PT at Level 12 which features a small blind of 1,000, big blind of 2,500, and a big blind ante of 2,500.
Another 11 levels of 60 minutes are scheduled with no downtime scheduled except for color up breaks. The PokerNews live reporting team will be following along all day to bring you all the latest updates from the action on the floor.