Day 2 of the Harrah’s New Orleans WSOP Circuit $1,675 Main Event returned today combining the survivors from both Day 1A and 1B for a total of 144 players.
The players dropped relatively quickly and the bubble was busted after just two levels. Hand for hand play lasted for a total of two hands and Rene McDaniel was eliminated on the bubble by Vincent Moscati who turned a straight against her two pair. From there everyone left made at least $2,831 for their efforts.
Several notable players failed to make it into the money though, including Phillip Hui, Jonathan Hilton, Johanssy Joseph, and also the man who came into Day 2 second in chips, Peter Dominic.
There were several noteworthy players who did make it into the money though, including Josh Hillock in 79th (2,831), Kyle Cartwright in 66th ($3,081), Joe Tehan in 21st ($9,630), Nadya Magnus in 19th (9,630) and Loni Harwood in 15th ($14,042). Adding to this already impressive list was Bubba Dukes who won last night’s Event #11: $365 No-Limit Hold’em Turbo. Bob Beck was also able to lock up a seat in the WSOP Global Casino Championship with his 31st place finish ($5,207).
Players battled hard in the final levels of the night, with several huge pots traded back and forth. One of the biggest pots of the tournament went down between Harold Kizzire and Jeff Trudeau with 11 players remaining. Trudeau flopped a straight, but Kizzire flopped both flush and straight draws and got there on the river. That pot carried him to the top of the chip counts and he finished the night in second place.
It was Jason Baldridge who finished the night with the chip lead. He stayed quiet for most of the night, avoiding all-in confrontations and making most of his chips without a showdown. He will return tomorrow with a stack of 2,605,000, looking to lock up his first WSOP Circuit ring.
Caufman Talley also made it to the final table. A win tomorrow would represent his 6th Circuit ring after scoring his 5th earlier in this series. He will start the day tomorrow with 1,245,000 chips.
The final 10 players will return tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. local time to play the final table down to a winner. They are all playing for the $227,412 first price and the WSOP Circuit ring. Everyone returning tomorrow will receive a minimum payout of $17,260.
Seat 1: John Cressend - 1,200,000 (40 bb)
Seat 2: Jason Baldridge - 2,605,000 (87 bb)
Seat 3: Hal Kizzire - 2,435,000 (81 bb)
Seat 4: William Tait - 1,955,000 (65 bb)
Seat 5: Jett Schencker - 1,345,000 (45 bb)
Seat 6: Caufman Talley - 1,245,000 (42 bb)
Seat 7: Ryan Leng - 1,185,000 (40 bb)
Seat 8: Jeff Bromberger - 1,810,000 (60 bb)
Seat 9: Gabriel Andrade - 910,000 (30 bb)
Seat 10: Jeff Turton - 560,000 (19 bb)