Following ten hours of exciting play in the Amazon room, Yuri Dzivielevski is among the chip leaders heading to Day 2 of Event #69: $2,500 Mixed Big Bet.
The partypoker ambassador made a late surge up the leaderboard to finish with 210,800 chips, which is near the top of the standings, but the top spot belongs to Australian Jarryd Godena who bagged up 235,100.
Godena leads the 92 survivors into play Monday, but there are many more big names still in the hunt with six-figure stacks including Jon Turner (163,000), Eli Elezra (133,100), Amnon Filippi (125,000), and Daniel Negreanu (107,300).
End of Day Top 10 Chip Counts
|4||Asher Lower||United States||197,800|
|5||Yik Chiu||Hong Kong||192,600|
|7||Anthony Ribeiro||United States||177,400|
|8||Scott Bohlman||United States||167,100|
|9||Jon Turner||United States||163,000|
|10||Maury Barrett||United States||159,000|
After a bit of a slow start, a final tally of 212 entries created a prize pool of $471,700, which will see the top 32 players get paid at least $4,097, with the winner receiving $117,898 and a gold WSOP bracelet.
Action throughout the day was wild, as is the nature of big bet games, with Carol Fuchs among those to take a horrific beat at some point. After she had just doubled her stack to over 100,000, she lost it back in a huge cooler to Asher Lower, who finished among the chip leaders with 197,800.
Several big names won’t be returning for day two, including Mike Matusow, who started hot, running his stack quickly up to 80,000 in the first couple of levels, but then tailed off throughout the day before being eliminated.
David “Bakes” Baker, Craig Chait, and Jeremy Harkin are just a few of the players that also will not be back for Day 2, while several other big names survived, but will be coming in on short stacks like Phil Hellmuth (13,500) and David Williams (30,200).
Action will resume Friday at 2:00 pm local time, when the remaining field will play ten more 60-minute levels, with a 60-minute dinner break after level 16.
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