As the series nears it’s close, Event #79: $2,500 No-Limit Hold’em has 310 players returning for Day 2 with hopes of securing a prestigious bracelet. The event that saw 1,349 players enter last year, saw a much higher turnout of 2,070 entries creating a prize pool worth $4,601,300 and a first place prize of $682,436 to go along with the bracelet.
Leading the way into the day is respected high-stakes player Seth Davies, who comes into today with a whopping 1,113,000. Over the past few years on the high-stakes circuit, Davies has carved out a reputation as one of the most respectable and best players in the game today. Despite all of this a WSOP bracelet has eluded him thus far, as his best WSOP finish was in 2021, fourth place in the $250,000 No-Limit Hold’em for $930,791. With $21,193,154 in reported live earnings and the massive chip lead, he will be a force to be reckoned with coming into the second day of this event.
Day 2 Top Ten Chip Counts
|Rank||Player||Country||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|1||Seth Davies||United States||1,113,000||111|
|3||Alex Lindop||United Kingdom||858,000||86|
|5||Daniel Rudd||United Kingdom||774,000||77|
|6||Diego Vaz Sorgatto||Brazil||757,000||76|
|7||Galen Hall||United States||743,000||74|
|8||Alex Greenblatt||United States||739,000||74|
Other notables that made it through Day 1 include Viet Vo (595,000), Joey Couden (516,000), Brazilian bracelet winners Renan Bruschi (493,000) and Rafael Reis (475,000), Jake Schwartz (201,000), Chad Eveslage (171,000), Brian Yoon (93,000), and 2021 WSOP Main Event champion Koray Aldemir (154,000). Each one of them is looking to collect this bracelet and add to their own illustrious resumes.
Players will return to the Horseshoe Ballroom at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, July 11th. The blinds have increased to 60 minutes each, rather than the previous 40 minutes per level. The day will begin at Level 18 with blinds at 5,000/10,000 and a 10,000 big blind ante. Ten levels will be played with a 15-minute break following the completion of every two levels, with a 60-minute dinner break to occur at the end of Level 23 (about 4:30 p.m.).
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