Matthew "All in at 420" Stout, a 24-year-old Vegas pro, will hold a massive lead going into the final day of the WSOP Circuit tour at Harrah's Casino Tunica, arriving with 1.05 million chips, almost exactly a third of all those in play. He arrived in second chip position, quickly overtook day-one leader David Dao, and kept building after that. Stout has nearly $500,000 in tournament cashes, the largest being $59,210 when he won a $500 Circuit event at Atlantic City last year.
Day two started with 27 players. Exactly three hours later we were down to the final nine after
Gavin Smith, the biggest name remaining, busted out. He had pocket 8s and took a bad beat when Kai Landry, with pocket treys, flopped a set.
Two women were among the 27 remaining on day two, and after Paula Halata busted out very quickly, Kathy Liebert was the lone female left. Kathy eventually went out 19th, technically on the bubble, but since Va Shon Watkins went out at the same time during hand-for-hand play, he and Liebert got to split 18th place, $5,519.50 each. So they both at least got their buy-in back plus a few hundred more.
Here are the final table counts:
Seat 1. "LB" Edson 375,000
Seat 2. Brian McCoy 150,400
Seat 3. Glenn Hyde 155,000
Seat 4. Kai Landry 375,000
Seat 5. David Dao 150,000
Seat 6. Jeremy Byrum 404,500
Seat 7. Mike Leah 335,000
Seat 8. Frank Wyville 138,500
Seat 9. Matthew Stout 1,050,000