Day 2 of the WSOP Circuit Palm Beach Kennel Club Main Event has come to a close. Of the 524 total entries, only 10 players remain.
Sam Panzica is the overnight chip leader with a stack of 1,680,000. Panzica is a four-time ring winner and one of those came here at PBKC in Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em in 2015. A win tomorrow would give Panzica his second ring at this property and his fifth ring overall.
Steven Stout and Raminder Singh are close behind Panzica with chip stacks of 1,655,000 and 1,635,000 respectively. Both Stout and Singh are looking for their first Circuit ring and they are in good position to contend for it tomorrow.
The only former champion of this event still in the field is Peter Vitantonio, who ended the night with 525,000. A win would not only make Vitantonio a repeat Main Event champion, but it would also give him his third ring overall and his second of the week as he took down Event #9: $1,125 No-Limit Hold’em yesterday before late-registering for the Main.
William Kopp (1,180,000) is the only other ring winner left in the event. Eric Bunch (705,000) has no rings but finished third in this event last year for a payday of $87,334. He is surely looking to improve on that finish this time around. Another who has gotten close to Circuit Main Event victory but has not closed one out is Jesus Cabrera, who has finished 2nd, 5th, and 12th in Circuit Main Events. He heads into the final day of play with 660,000 chips.
Some familiar faces who busted today in the money are Circuit Main Event winner Tripp Kirk (11th place for $12,647), ring winner Brett Bader (12th place for $12,647), bracelet winner David Diaz (13th place for $10,344), ring winner Austin Peck (14th place for $10,344), ring winner Alex Nguyen (19th place for $7,192), Ian O’Hara (27th place for $5,266), bracelet winner David Prociak (37th place for $3,293), November Niner Jerry Wong (46th place for $3,018), and ring winner Russ Head (53rd place for $3,018).
The final ten return tomorrow for a noon restart. Levels will continue at 60 minutes and play begins with blinds at 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante.
The minimum payout for returning players is $12,647, but all have their eyes set on the first place prize of $168,995. The champion will also receive a gold Circuit ring and an entry into the Global Casino Championship. Click here for complete Prizepool information.
The unofficial final table seating assignment and chips to start play tomorrow is as follows:
Seat 1: Peter Vitantonio - 525,000 (17 bb)
Seat 2: Eric Bunch - 705,000 (23 bb)
Seat 3: Scot Masters - 815,000 (27 bb)
Seat 4: William Kopp - 1,180,000 (39 bb)
Seat 5: Steven Stout - 1,655,000 (55 bb)
Seat 6: David Berman - 615,000 (20 bb)
Seat 7: Daniel Letts - 1,000,000 (33 bb)
Seat 8: Raminder Singh - 1,635,000 (54 bb)
Seat 9: Jesus Cabrera - 660,000 (22 bb)
Seat 10: Sam Panzica - 1,680,000 (56 bb)