The Harrah’s Tunica Main Event is down to six players following two days and 25 grueling levels of play. Leading the way is Bradley Lipsey of Nashville, TN. Lipsey, who has been one of the most active players at the table during the late stages of play, amassed 3,750,000 chips and leads Carter Myers by just over 500,000.

Lipsey has sights on his first gold ring while Myers hopes to become a two-time Circuit winner and card his largest WSOP-related score in the process.

Joining the pair at the top of the counts are Jonathan Gavaio (1,995,00), David Lee (1,360,000), Charles Hopkins (1,165,000), Jackson White (1,080,000).

The tournament began Friday with the first of two starting flights. In all, the finale drew 577 entries amassing an $865,500 prize pool. The start days combined to advance 128 players to Day 2 which began Sunday.

Action kicked off at 12 p.m. with just 63 finishing in the money. Play was swift through the first few levels but slowed to a snail’s pace when 64 players remained. The bubble lasted around 10 hands and only burst when Doug “Rico” Carli’s aces were cracked by the king-queen of Cord Garcia. Carli was preceded on the rail by notables Eric Crain, Allen Kessler, Charlie Dawson, Nolan Burton and Casino Championship leader Aaron Frei.

With the remaining field assured a payday, the bustouts came in a flash. Five-time ring winner Mark “Pegasus” Smith was the first to go, finishing 63rd. Other notables to cash include fellow five-time winner Kyle Cartwright, Katherine Bowen, Phil Hui, Jacob Bazeley and Eli Loewenthal.

From there, play slowed and Michael Sanders, BJ McBrayer, John Holley, Dennis Phillips and Duy Tran hit the rail as the event narrowed to the final table.

With 30 minutes to go on Day 2 just nine players remained. In that 30 minutes, players hit the rail in a flurry, starting with Timothy Tracy in ninth. He was followed by Bryan McMullin in eighth and Garcia in seventh. For Garcia, it marked his third career Circuit Main Event final table and second of the 2013/2014 season.

Day 3 begins Monday at 12 p.m. with blinds of 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante. Up for grabs is a $181,757 first prize, a Circuit ring and the coveted National Championship berth.

Seating assignments and chip counts:

Seat 1: David Lee - 1,360,000 (45 BBs)
Seat 2: Brad Lipsey - 3,750,000 (125 BBs)
Seat 3: Carter Myers - 3,200,000 (107 BBs)
Seat 4: Jackson White - 1,080,000 (36 BBs)
Seat 5: Jonathan Gavaio - 1,995,000 (67 BBs)
Seat 6: Charles Hopkins - 1,165,000 (39 BBs)

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