Leonid Yanovski Leads Final Six of the $888 Crazy Eights
A total 237 players of the 5,252 entry field came back for Day 2 and only six found bags at the end of 17 levels in Event #70: $888 Crazy Eights. The six finalists are returning at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 16 to play down until a new champion is crowned earning the first-place prize of $888,891.
The lineup is led by Leonid Yanovski with a total of 62,200,000. Yanovski used his aggressive style to gain chips throughout the day, reaching the final two tables with over 14,000,000 in chips. He also is hot off another final table, finishing in fourth place inEvent #72: Mixed No-Limit Hold'em; Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) and taking home $66,240.
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Following Yanovski is David Moses, bagging a total of 49,100,000 in chips after being short-stacked most of the final table. Moses started to ramp up his stack after putting his last 10,000,000 in the middle with pocket kings against Georgios Sotiropoulos' pocket queens. Moses thought his tournament was done as the flop came with a queen on it but the king came on the turn securing his double up.
Sotiropoulos also found a bag at the end of Day 2, finishing with 21,800,000. Sotiropoulos is no stranger to final tables as he also is coming off a final table finish as he won his third WSOP gold bracelet and $432,575 in Event #65: MINI Main Event No-Limit Hold'em.
However, Sotiropoulos isn't the only bracelet winner as 2019 $400 Colossus Winner Sejin Park is looking to capture his second gold bracelet, coming into Day 3 with 14,600,000.
Many notables made Day 2 but were not fortunate enough to make it to Day 3, including Ari Engel,Pierre Calamusa, Eric Baldwin, Michael Lech and Justin Arnwine.
All six players have locked up a payout of $79,888 and will continue to battle for the grand prize of $888,891. The next blinds will be 1,000,000/2,000,000 with a 2,000,000 big blind ante. Make sure to follow along with PokerNews on Tuesday at 2 p.m.