FERNANDO GALVAN LEADS FINAL 12 IN PH MAIN

November 20, 2017 - 04:00:44 AM EST  | 

FERNANDO GALVAN LEADS FINAL 12 IN PH MAIN

From a starting field of 845 entries, just 12 players remain as Day 2 ends in the $1,675 WSOP Circuit Main Event at Planet Hollywood.

Thanks to a huge pot during the last level of the night, Fernando Galvan (pictured) will bring the big stack into the event's final day. Galvan bagged up 2,555,000, giving him more than 85 big blinds at the Day 3 starting level.

The day began with Almedin Imsirovic atop the counts, and he parlayed his big stack into a Day 3 appearance, as well. Imsirovic finished with 1,495,000 chips, good for fifth place at the moment.

Recent ring winners Marcin Milde (1,590,000) and Neil Scott (1,040,000) also advanced, as did and the last lady left, Melanie Banfield (1,325,000).

Here's the remaining lineup:

Fernando Galvan - 2,555,000 (85 bb)
Sunny Gandham - 2,055,000 (69 bb)
Christoper Tham - 1,910,000 (64 bb)
Marcin Milde - 1,590,000 (53 bb)
Ali Imsirovic - 1,495,000 (50 bb)
Mark Ioli - 1,420,000 (47 bb)
Bruce Kramer - 1,335,000 (45 bb)
Melanie Banfield - 1,325,000 (44 bb)
Danny Elmore - 1,290,000 (43 bb)
Neil Scott - 1,040,000 (35 bb)
Roger Franco - 615,000 (21 bb)
Corey Hochman - 235,000 (8 bb)

The list of those who fell during Day 2 is a long one littered with bracelet winners, ring winners, and other tournament poker standouts.

Two-time bracelet winner Scott Clements was among the first to fall, soon joined on the rail by the likes of Marshall White, Jim Willerson, Barry Shulman, Cliff Goldkind, Kevin Eyster, and the Circuit's all-time co-leader in wins, Valentin Vornicu.

The bubble arrived during the third level of the day, with Charlie Harder earning the unfortunate title of Bubble Boy. Harder shoved pocket queens into Jordan Cristos' ace-ten, and an ace on the flop sent Harder to the exit. His departure left the 90 remaining players in the money.

Some of those who cashed but did not last the night include Giuseppe Pantaleo, Sorel Mizzi, Woody Moore, Jon Turner, Andrew Teng, Wendy Freedman, and the defending champion Sean Yu.

Cristos himself ran deep into the night before falling in 28th place, just shy of the final three tables. Between then and the end of play, plenty more heroes were sent packing, too, including Eric Baldwin, Ankush Mandavia, Brett Bader, Bryan Devonshire, Jonathan Dimmig, Joe Reddick, and Ryan Olisar.

The 12 players who did survive the long day will return to action on Monday to play down to a winner. Blinds will be 15,000/30,000 with a 5,000 ante when play resumes, putting the average stack at a lofty 47 big blinds.

Everyone left is guaranteed to earn at least $18,924, but there's much more to play for than that. The winner will collect the diamond ring and the top payout of $247,160.

Day 3 begins at 12 p.m.


 
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