Palm Beach, Fla. (September 28, 2015) — Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at the Palm Beach Kennel Club kicked off in sunny South Florida Saturday at noon ET. The 393-player starting field had narrowed to just 68 remaining and each was jockeying for one of the top 45 spots in the money. Following 10, 60-minute levels, only seven remain in contention for the tournament’s top prize of $129,685. Leading the way heading to the final playing session is Javier Zarco. Zarco claims 2,880,000 of the 7,860,000 chips in play chips and eyes his first Circuit gold ring.

Toward the end of last season, Zarco finished runner up to Joshua Turner in the Lumiere Place Main Event in St. Louis. With that deep run behind him, he headed to this summer’s WSOP with a newfound motivation and bounced back to the tune of a $791,000 score in the Millionaire Maker event. Despite pocketing nearly $1,000,000, he yet again finished one spot shy of a WSOP trophy.

Those looking to once again deny Zarco WSOP gold at the Palm Beach Kennel Club are Peter Vitantonio, Michael Kelleher, Ellen Lambeth, Rob LeBeau, A.J. Kelsall and Johnny Palace. Vitantonio begins the day second while Michael Kelleher sits third. The trio at the top are the only players over the 1,000,000 mark. With none of the final seven claiming a WSOP-related victory, A.J. Kelsall’s $159,000 in career earnings at the WSOP make him one of the more experienced players at the final table.

While the fate of the final seven is still uncertain, others knew exactly where they stood after Day 2. Notables to hit the rail short of the finale include three-time ring winner John Holley (32nd, $3,272), ring winners Russ Head (29th, $3,690) and Neal Harding (20th, $5,712), Chad Eveslage (19th, $5,712), bracelet winner David Diaz (18th, $6,779) and 2010 November Niner John Dolan (15th, $8,147). Additionally, Steve Duncker (ninth, $12,262) and Ralph Massey (eighth, $15,351) graced the final table before they went bust.

Complete results available on WSOP.com.

Action resumes Monday at noon ET with blinds of 15,000/30,000 and a 5,000 ante. All seven remaining players have locked up $19,489. In addition to a six-figure score, the eventual champion takes home a Circuit gold ring and an automatic berth in the WSOP Global Casino Championship

Day 3 chip counts:

1. Javier Zarco - 2,880,000
2. Peter Vitantonio - 1,620,000
3. Mike Kelleher - 1,395,000
4. Ellen Lambeth - 685,000
5. Robert LeBeau - 465,000
6. A.J. Kelsall - 445,000
7. Johnny Palace - 375,000

Live updates from the event are available on WSOP.com.