When Sunday’s Day 2 session started at midday CT in Durant, Oklahoma, there have been 187 gamers remaining within the World Poker Tour (WPT) Choctaw $3,800 buy-in Foremost Occasion. Twelve hours of play later and the sector had dwindled right down to the ultimate 28 gamers, all of whom nonetheless have a shot on the $400,740 first place prize.
A type of people is none aside from the good Alex Foxen, one of many high event gamers on the earth. The 2-time GPI Participant of the Yr recipient will not be solely on to Day 3 at midday CT on Monday. When play resumes contained in the Grand Theater at Choctaw On line casino & Resort, he’ll have 3,380,000 chips, good for 135 huge blinds. Solely Brandon Guzman, who secured his first ever WPT money, has extra (3,600,000).
Bubble Bursts on Day 2
Simply earlier than 7 p.m. on Sunday night, with 78 gamers remaining on the stone bubble, three gamers had been eradicated at separate tables — Megan Moore, Joey Gargiulo, and Ashkan Massahi. They every acquired a $4,653 payout.
The trio of eliminations took some stress off the remaining 75 gamers realizing they’d, on the very least, go house with some cash. However there was nonetheless a lot to play for the remainder of the day — and might be much more to play for on Monday.
There various notable gamers who reached the cash however busted previous to the conclusion of the session. That listing contains Eric Baldwin (74th place for $6,980), Anthony Zinno (forty eighth place for $9,600), Jeremy Joseph (forty second place for $9,600), Andrew Moreno (thirty eighth place for $10,860), Fabian Quoss (thirty sixth place for $10,860), and Josh Reichard (thirty fourth place for $10,860).
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Foxen Seeks Second World Poker Tour Title
When play resumes on Day 3, every remaining participant has a assured minimal payout of $12,480. However when the day concludes, the sector might be right down to the ultimate desk of six, all of whom will win a minimum of $81,700. That ultimate desk, nevertheless, received’t happen till Might 26, and as a substitute of taking part in it out in Southern Oklahoma, the gamers will journey to Las Vegas and compete contained in the HyperX Area at Luxor.
Someday prior in the identical venue, Bin Weng will enter the ultimate desk of the WPT Seminole Onerous Rock Poker Showdown with the chip lead taking part in for a shot at $1.1 million.
If Weng continues to stack chips at WPT Choctaw, he might find yourself taking part in in WPT ultimate tables in consecutive days. If that had been to occur, whatever the consequence in every ultimate desk, it will go down as some of the spectacular accomplishments in poker historical past. The poker professional who’s on a dream heater bagged 2,000,000 chips on Day 2, which places him in third place. However there’s a large hole between Weng and the highest two stacks — Foxen and Guzman.
Foxen is chasing his second WPT Foremost Tour title. He received the WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Traditional on the Bellagio in Las Vegas for $1,694,995. The previous faculty soccer athlete has been huge stacked for many of his first two days of play.
Different acquainted faces transferring on to Day 3 embody Loni Hui (975,000), Jared Jaffee (935,000), Hunter Cichy (925,000), and former WPT Participant of the Yr Erkut Yilmaz (595,000).
Prime 10 Day 2 Chip Counts
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