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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
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Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship
Day 2 Completed

Paul Volpe Bags Day 2 Chip Lead in Event #60: $50K Poker Players Championship

Jaxon • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Paul Volpe
Paul Volpe

Day 2 of the $50,000 Poker Players Championship has been played to its conclusion with Paul Volpe emerging as the new chip leader after another six levels of play. Volpe, who holds three gold bracelets, was the only player to bag over a million chips (1,092,000).

Play began on Day 2 with 44 players (up from the 39 players that bagged from Day 1) and increased periodically throughout the day until reaching a total of 63 by the time late registration ended. Among the new entries were Jesse Klein (656,000), Alex Livingston (872,000), Chris Brewer (715,000), Nick Schulman (723,000), Cary Katz (197,000) and Dan “Jungleman” Cates (944,000) – who made his 2021 WSOP debut and will be looking to improve on his sixth-place finish in the 2019 Poker Players Championship.

Notably absent was the defending champion Phil Hui, who has yet to make an appearance at the series this year.

$50K Poker Players Championship Day 2 Top 10 Chip Counts

RankPlayerCountryChip Count
1Paul VolpeUnited States1,092,000
2Dan CatesUnited States944,000
3Adam FriedmanUnited States913,000
4Alex LivingstonCanada872,000
5Chris VitchUnited States849,000
6George AlexanderUnited States820,000
7Brian RastUnited States790,000
8Yuval BronshteinIsrael775,000
9Chad CampbellUnited States764,000
10Nick SchulmanUnited States723,000

Other players who managed to bag into Day 3 include Day 1 chip leader Bryce Yockey (510,000), Eli Elezra (700,000), Anthony Zinno (415,000), and Daniel Negreanu, who managed to run his 77,000 in chips at the beginning of Day 2 up to 655,000 by the day’s end.

By the end of the day, just 35 players remained. Some players who were less fortunate include Frank Kassela, George Wolff, Benny Glaser, Shaun Deeb, and previous PPC champions Michael Mizrachi and Freddy Deeb – all of whom were eliminated over the course Day 2.

Phil Hellmuth, who entered late into Day 2, was also unable to survive after being eliminated by a turned gutshot of George Alexander and failing to improve with a set.

The 63 entries generated a $3,016,125 total prize pool. Ten spots will pay, with the eventual winner taking home $954,020 in addition to a WSOP gold bracelet and the right to have their name engraved in the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy.

Event #60: $50,000 Poker Players Championship Payouts

Place Prize (USD)
1 $954,020
2 $589,628
3 $404,243
4 $286,983
5 $211,235
6 $161,422
7 $128,256
8 $106,120
9 $91,595
10 $82,623

The remaining field will return Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time to play another six levels. As with past days, levels will last 100 minutes each and players will get 15-minute breaks after each level. Players will go on an hour-long dinner break after Level 16 (around 9:20 p.m.)

Continue to stick with PokerNews to follow the action as the remaining field thins and the surviving players get ever closer to being crowned the next Poker Players Champion!

Day 3 Seat Draw

Jaxon • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChips
Amazon4291Julien MartiniFrance156,000
Amazon4292Bryce YockeyUnited States510,000
Amazon4293Yuval BronshteinIsrael775,000
Amazon4294Ben YuUnited States240,000
Amazon4295Adam FriedmanUnited States913,000
Amazon4296Dan SmithUnited States99,000
      
Amazon4301Ben LambUnited States535,000
Amazon4302Josh AriehUnited States648,000
Amazon4303Cary KatzUnited States197,000
Amazon4304John MonnetteUnited States318,000
Amazon4306Chad EveslageUnited States172,000
      
Amazon4381Brian RastUnited States790,000
Amazon4382Chad CampbellUnited States764,000
Amazon4383Randy OhelUnited States220,000
Amazon4384Jesse KleinUnited States656,000
Amazon4385Nick SchulmanUnited States723,000
Amazon4386Paul VolpeUnited States1,092,000
      
Amazon4391Chris BrewerUnited States715,000
Amazon4392Joao VieiraPortugal624,000
Amazon4393Daniel NegreanuCanada655,000
Amazon4394Felipe RamosBrazil329,000
Amazon4395Matt GlantzUnited States440,000
Amazon4396Scott SeiverUnited States167,000
      
Amazon4471Eli ElezraIsrael700,000
Amazon4472Roman YitzhakiUnited States654,000
Amazon4473Chris VitchUnited States849,000
Amazon4474Anthony ZinnoUnited States415,000
Amazon4475George AlexanderUnited States820,000
Amazon4476Dan CatesUnited States944,000
      
Amazon4481Mike WattelUnited States285,000
Amazon4482Daniel ZackUnited States345,000
Amazon4483Robert CampbellAustralia357,000
Amazon4484Dario SammartinoItaly335,000
Amazon4485Alex LivingstonCanada872,000
Amazon4486Ryan LengUnited States636,000

End-of-Day 2 Counts (full)

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante
Paul Volpe us
Paul Volpe
us 1,092,000 292,000
Dan Cates us
Dan Cates
us 944,000 204,000
Adam Friedman us
Adam Friedman
us 913,000 323,000
Alex Livingston ca
Alex Livingston
ca 872,000 321,000
Chris Vitch us
Chris Vitch
us 849,000 99,000
George Alexander us
George Alexander
us 820,000 -80,000
Brian Rast us
Brian Rast
us 790,000 35,000
Yuval Bronshtein il
Yuval Bronshtein
il 775,000 150,000
Chad Campbell us
Chad Campbell
us 764,000 89,000
Nick Schulman us
Nick Schulman
us 723,000 73,000
Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer
us 715,000 -10,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 700,000
Jesse Klein us
Jesse Klein
us 656,000 56,000
Daniel Negreanu ca
Daniel Negreanu
ca 655,000 -10,000
Roman Yitzhaki us
Roman Yitzhaki
us 654,000 274,000
Josh Arieh us
Josh Arieh
us 648,000 148,000
Ryan Leng us
Ryan Leng
us 636,000 -244,000
Joao Vieira pt
Joao Vieira
Winamax Team Pro
pt 624,000 349,000
Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 535,000 85,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 510,000 -10,000
Matt Glantz us
Matt Glantz
us 440,000 190,000
Anthony Zinno us
Anthony Zinno
us 415,000 -315,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 357,000 -43,000
Daniel Zack us
Daniel Zack
us 345,000 -5,000
Dario Sammartino it
Dario Sammartino
it 335,000 -185,000

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Day 2 Completed

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The remaining 35 players bagged and tagged their chips and will return on Tuesday at 2 p.m. local time. All chip counts and a recap of today's action are to follow.

Brewer Doubles Through Yockey

jnoy • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Pot-Limit Omaha

On the second to last hand of the night, Chris Brewer and Bryce Yockey had built a sizeable pot on a board showing {k-Clubs}{4-Hearts}{5-Clubs}{9-Hearts}.

Brewer bet 140,000 on the {3-Diamonds} river, and Yockey did not take long before announcing a raise to put Brewer all-in. Brewer called immediately and turned over {9-Clubs}{7-Spades}{6-Spades}{5-Spades} for the nut straight. Yockey showed {6-Hearts}{2-Spades} for a smaller straight and slid the chips over to Brewer.

Chris Brewer us
Chris Brewer
us 725,000 277,000
Bryce Yockey us
Bryce Yockey
us 520,000 -455,000

Tags: Bryce YockeyChris Brewer

Elezra Jams the River

zedmaster84 • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

No-Limit Hold'em

Three ways to the {j-Clubs}{5-Hearts}{3-Hearts}{7-Hearts} turn, Eli Elezra checked out of the big blind and the same applied for Robert Campbell from under the gun. Chad Campbell then bet 100,000 on the button, which Elezra reluctantly called and another call behind followed.

Elezra jammed the {4-Diamonds} river and his two opponents folded. "I wish I had what I was repping," Chad Campbell said in table chat.

Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 700,000 350,000
Chad Campbell us
Chad Campbell
us 675,000 -28,000
Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 400,000 -260,000

Tags: Chad CampbellEli ElezraRobert Campbell

Three More Hands

OHairDJ • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

The tournament director has just announced that each table will be dealt three more hands until bagging and tagging for the night.

Lamb Takes From Ramos

jnoy • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Razz

Ben Lamb and Felipe Ramos were heads up to fourth street, when Ramos bet and Lamb called.

Ben Lamb: {x-}{x-} / {8-}{k-}{3-}{7-}
Felipe Ramos: {x-}{x-} / {5-}{q-}{3-}{a-}

Ramos continued betting on fifth and sixth streets, and Lamb continued calling. On seventh street, Ramos checked and Lamb fired a bet. Ramos called and Lamb turned over {9-}{5-}{2-} for 8-7-5-3-2 and Ramos slid his cards into the muck.

Ben Lamb us
Ben Lamb
us 450,000 95,000
Felipe Ramos br
Felipe Ramos
br 380,000 -190,000

Tags: Ben LambFelipe Ramos

Ace Good Enough For Elezra

OHairDJ • Level 12: 3,000-5,000, 5,000 ante

Limit 2-7 Triple Draw

Action folded around to the blinds, where Eli Elezra raised from the small and was called by Robert Campbell in the big.

Elezra drew one and Campbell drew two. Campbell then called a bet from Elezra.

Both players drew one on the second draw and this time Elezra check-called a bet from Campbell.

Both players drew one again on the final draw and then checked down.

Elezra showed an ace and Campbell motioned that it was good. Elezra then revealed his entire holding of {a-}{8-}{7-}{6-}{2-} and Campbell mucked — conceding the pot to Elezra.

Robert Campbell au
Robert Campbell
au 660,000 -144,000
Eli Elezra il
Eli Elezra
il 350,000 50,000

Tags: Robert CampbellEli Elezra