Day 2 of the Foxwoods World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event got underway with just over 200 players taking their seat.  Shortly after play began, the final numbers were announced.  A total of 615 players had entered with the top 63 spots finishing in the money.  First place will take home at prize of $194,178 and Circuit Ring.  Impressive numbers for the Circuit’s first series at the Foxwoods Resort Casino.

Aryeh Cohen came in holding the chip leader with 180,000.  It didn’t take long tide to turn on Cohen though. In less than three levels, he went from leader of the tournament to out in an incredible turn of events.

As the field approached the money, a number of notable players fell to the wayside.  Some of those who failed to cash today were the likes of Greg Raymer, Chris Tryba, Kurt Jewell, Victor Ramdin, John Dibella, Ronnie Bardah, Will Failla, Andy Frankenberger and Aaron Massey.

Once we reach the bubble, it took only one had to hit the money.  The unfortunate bubble boy was Bob Ricciuti.  Ricciuti got his last few chips in with pocket queens but ran straight into the pocket kings of Eric Rando.  Rando, who was the Flight A chip leader, would take the pot and send Ricciuti to the rail just one spot from a payday.

From there, the players dropped quickly.  Some of the players who cashed but were eliminated today included Luke Vrabel, Tim Reilly, Justin Pechie and Ylon Schwartz.

Coming into Day 2 fourth in chips with 150,300, Ben Reason quickly amassed a big stack and held the chip lead for much of the day.  But as play was approaching an end on Day 2, Reason saw himself in the middle of the pack.

With only two tables remaining, it looks as if veteran pro Kevin Saul was going to make a run at the chip lead.  Saul and Reason tangled in a pot that saw Saul six-bet all-in pre-flop.  Reason called all-in with pocket jacks and was up against the A-K suited of Saul.  The ten high rainbow flop was clean for Reason.  The ace on the turn was not and Saul looked to take a massive chip lead and knock out Reason at the same time. However, it was not to be as Reason spiked the miracle jack on the river to make trips and win a 1,400,000 chip pot.

Reason wouldn’t slow down, ending Day 2 with 1,704,000 and the chip lead with only 16 players remaining.

Play is scheduled to resume at noon tomorrow and will continue until we reach nine players.  At that time, play will move to the final table which will be live stream.

Stay tuned to the Official Circuit Blog here as we will keep you updated when the live stream feature table gets underway.