After two days of action in Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha, only 11 players remain from a starting field of 1,234. Among them is WSOP bracelet winner Sandeep Pulusani (1,210,000), who grinded with a short-to-average stack for much of Day 2 and when play resumes, he will start with 20 big blinds.
The road for the gold won’t be easy and he will face off against several other notables from the poker community, including Esther Taylor (1,385,000), Richard Kellett (1,580,000), Vegard Andreassen (3,500,000), and Jordan Kaplan (1,000,000), who just cashed in 507th place in the Main Event.
Bagging the chip lead into Day 3 is Aden Salazar with a hefty 9,140,00, more than double than his closest opponent, Noah Bronstein, with 4,200,000. Salazar, at just 21 years old, is seeking the gold on his very first participation at the WSOP and already finished 5th in Event #53: $5,000 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/ Pot-Limit Omaha (8-Handed) event last month. He will be looking to improve on that performance as he takes 152 big blinds into the day.
Event #76: $1,500 Mixed No-Limit Hold'em/Pot-Limit Omaha Chip Counts
|1||Aden Salazar||United States||9,140,000||152|
|2||Noah Bronstein||United States||4,200,000||70|
|5||Daniel Chuprun||United States||2,040,000||34|
|6||Robert Topham||United States||1,805,000||30|
|7||Richard Kellett||United Kingdom||1,580,000||26|
|8||Esther Taylor||United States||1,385,000||23|
|9||Sandeep Pulusani||United States||1,210,000||20|
|10||William Leffingwell||United States||1,130,000||19|
|11||Jordan Kaplan||United States||1,000,000||17|
Play will begin at 1 p.m. today on Level 26 with the blinds at 30,000/60,000 and 60,000 big blind ante. Each player is guaranteed a payday of $18,558 but they will all be vying for the top prize of $277,949 and the elusive WSOP gold bracelet.
Keep up with all the action on PokerNews as the live reporting team provides hand updates and chip counts throughout the day from Bally’s and Paris Las Vegas.