After ten levels of one-hour blinds, it is Christoph Kwon at the top of the chip counts on Day 2 of Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em with 1,695,000 in chips. Lee Markholt also bagged a great stack after holding onto a massive amount of chips for the majority of the day, bringing a total of 1,405,000 into Day 3.
Kwon's road to victory will not be easy, with four bracelet winners remaining in the field, including 2015 Main Event Champion Joe McKeehen (1,405,000), Steven Wolansky (1,180,000), Kenny Hsiung (835,000), and Yueqi Zhu (785,000).
Event #13: $1,500 Limit Hold'em Top 10 Chip Counts
|1||Christoph Kwon||United States||1,695,000|
|2||Lee Markholt||United States||1,405,000|
|3||Nick Pupillo||United States||1,340,000|
|4||Joe McKeehen||United States||1,195,000|
|5||Steven Wolansky||United States||1,180,000|
|6||Pedro Rios||United States||985,000|
|7||Ben Ross||United States||965,000|
|8||Kenny Hsiung||United States||835,000|
|10||Fred Lavassani||United States||710,000|
Day 2 began with a total of 160 of the 522 entries, battling to survive until only 79 were remaining to get their share of the $696,000 prize pool. Many notables made Day 2 but couldn't quite make it into the money including, Jesse Lonis, defending champion Yuval Bronshtein and Kevin Erickson.
Once the bubble burst, the play was rapid as many notables were sent to the payout desk, including, Aditya Prasetyo (69th), Benjamin Scholl (68th), Brandon Shack-Harris (46th), and Anthony Zinno (20th).
The final 16 players return to their seats at 2 p.m. on June 8 at Paris Las Vegas; they come back to level 26 with blinds of 40,000-80,000. The players are all guaranteed $5,553 but all eyes are on the $145,856 top prize and a World Series of Poker gold bracelet. The champion will be crowned on June 8th.
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