Krzysztof Stybaniewicz will lead the final 25 players into Day 3 when play resumes Monday in the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event.
In the largest Circuit main event of the year to date, Day 2 started with 281 players returning to play in the event featuring a $2 million prize pool and $356,043 first place prize. After 10 hour-long levels of play, Stybaniewicz bagged up 2,390,000, joined only by Mike Younan (2,185,000) above the two million chip mark.
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Joining Stybaniewicz and Younan for Day 3 will be Joe Kuether, Kelly Minkin, Kevin Saul, WSOP Bracelet Winner Aaron Steury, Tom Koral, and Kenny Nguyen. Peter Vitantonio, who won the Circuit Main Event at the Palm Beach Kennel Club in September, is also returning for Day 3 and he will be looking to win his second main event in as many months.
The money bubble burst in Level 19 with an elimination by Daniel Flanigan after hand-for-hand play went for more than 40 minutes.
Those who cashed include Blake Bohn (119th), Aaron Massey (118th), Aditya Prasetyo (111th), Matt Kirby (75th), Mo Nuwwarah (59th), Sal DiCarlo (56th), and Harrison Gimbel (48th).
Play will resume Monday at noon central time and will continue until a winner has been determined. Those remaining are guaranteed a $11,435 payday, but all will be chasing the aforementioned six-figure first place prize, entry into the WSOP Global Casino Championship, and Circuit ring.
Be sure to check with WSOP.com for complete coverage of the final day of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event.
Complete Chip Counts
1. Krzysztof Stybaniewicz - 2,390,000
2. Michael Younan - 2,185,000
3. Kevin Saul - 1,970,000
4. Joe Kuether - 1,740,000
T5. Kristopher Bradshaw - 1,605,000
T5. Hao Sun - 1,605,000
7. Mike Comisso - 1,560,000
8. Kelly Minkin - 1,480,000
9. Andre Cosentino - 1,460,000
10. Robert Kuhn - 1,375,000
11. Lance Ha - 1,175,000
12. Hassan Tahsildar - 1,125,000
13. Peter Vitantonio - 1,080,000
14. Thomas Ruzecki - 860,000
15. James Kasputis - 735,000
16. Matthew Davis - 715,000
17. Christopher Dasch - 710,000
18. Lytle Allen - 625,000
19. Jeff Landherr - 580,000
20. Danny Flanagan - 575,000
21. Taylor Black - 565,000
22. Tom Koral - 530,000
23. Ben Beever - 420,000
24. Aaron Steury - 365,000
25. Kenny Nguyen - 70,000