Christian Taylor returns in pole position of the twelve remaining players as he bagged 221,300,000 at the end of 17 levels of play on Day 2. Taylor has already secured his biggest career cash as players entering Day 3 having already locked up $43,515, but his sights are firmly set on the top prize of $701,215.
Taylor is joined by bracelet winner Jordan Hufty, (42,925,000) who won the 2018 Casino Employees Event. Other players remaining include Jared Kingery, (30,825,000) who prior to this event had only recorded $4,000 in live tournament earnings, as well as Orez Mokedi (125,450,000) and Jen-Yue Chiang, (74,775,000) who have recorded $760,000 and $610,000 in live tournament earnings respectively.
The huge field of 20,080 entries generated a prize pool which smashed the $5,000,000 guarantee. The final twelve battle for the bracelet and the lion's share of the $8,435,280 prize pool.
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