Only one day remains until the next World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event winner is determined. Day 2 of the Main Event at Foxwoods ended late Sunday night with 15 players remaining, led by Bryan Leskowitz with 1,228,000 in chips. Tomorrow, Leskowitz and his 14 competitors return to compete for the $170,000 first-place prize and a WSOP Circuit ring.

When late registration closed, there were a total of 526 entries in this tournament, and 171 of them took their seats at the start of Day 2. Among the sea of people at the tables, one face stood out, capped with a distinctive green Yoshi hat. William Pappaconstantinou, better known as Bill Pappas, made the look famous over the summer during his deep run in the WSOP Main Event. Pappas is now a member of the 2014 November Nine, and will be at the WSOP Main Event final table when it’s televised live on ESPN on November 10th. He didn’t fare quite as well in this tournament, and was eliminated just before the first break. Pappas wasn’t the only November Niner in the field. Michael Esposito, who made the November Nine in 2012, also survived Day 1, but like Pappas, he was eliminated before the money.

The charity events at the WSOP were well represented in this field. Ted Driscoll, who finished runner up in the Little One For One Drop tournament last month, finished 31st here at Foxwoods. And Lawrence Greenberg was the 10th place finisher at last summer’s $111,111 One Drop High Roller tournament. He was the last player eliminated tonight, finishing the Foxwoods Main Event in 16th place.

There are four Circuit ring winners returning for Day 3: Alex Rocha, Bob Lauria, Gary Wong, and Allen Kessler.

Lauria is in the midst of a tight race for Foxwoods Casino Champion. He cashed in two preliminary events here at Foxwoods, including a 2nd-place finish. He’s currently in 12th place in the Casino Champion standings, and will overtake the leader, James Watt, with a 6th-place finish or better in the Main Event. However, Randal Sklar, who is just behind Watt, made the final table of today’s $365 No-Limit Hold’em event and will earn more points when that tournament is over.

Here are the Main Event chip counts heading into Day 3. Payouts are available here.

1 - Bryan Leskowitz - 1,228,000
2 - Patrick Donnelly - 1,019,000
3 - Guy Smith - 971,000
4 - Alex Rocha - 965,000
5 - Mark Dube - 958,000
6 - Kevin Darouvar - 927,000
7 - Bob Lauria - 829,000
8 - Michael Quibble - 811,000
9 - Matt Zola - 724,000
10 - Hilary Dombrowski - 560,000
11 - Allen Kessler - 451,000
12 - Michael Lavoie - 381,000
13 - Greg White - 276,000
14 - Chris Lovett - 273,000
15 - Gary Wong - 112,000