Blake Battaglia will lead the final 19 players into Day 3 when play resumes Monday in the World Series of Poker Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event.

Day 2 started with 230 players returning to play in the event featuring a near $2 million prize pool and $332,020 first place prize.

After 10 hour-long levels of play, Battaglia bagged up 4,105,000 good for 17% of the chips in play. Battaglia had the support of his friends on the rail all day. They said they will be back tomorrow rooting for Battaglia to “close it out”.

Some notable players joining Battaglia for Day 3 will be Mukul Pahuja, Jerry Payne, and Bo Fleming. Reigning champion Dylan Linde  (pictured) will be looking to go back-to-back.

After almost 45 minutes of hand-for-hand play the money bubble burst in level 18 with a simultaneous elimination of Dor Goldman and Joe Trezzo who split 135th place prize.

Those who cashed include Ben Keeline (129th), Ralph Massey (100th), Kevin Eyester (97th), Jake Bazeley (77th), Ravi Raghavan (74th), Andy Philachack (32nd), and Jean Gaspard (21st).

Play will resume at noon central time as play will continue until a winner has been determined. Those remaining are guaranteed a $14,796 payday, but all will be chasing the aforementioned six-figure first place prize, entry into the WSOP Global Casino Championship, and Circuit ring.

Be sure to check wsop.com for complete coverage of the final day of the WSOP Circuit Horseshoe Hammond Main Event.

Complete chip counts:

Blake Battaglia  -  4,105,000
Jeff Banghart  -  2,740,000
Pawel Czarnota  -  2,275,000
Brekstyn Schutten  -  1,900,000
Bo Fleming  -  1,800,000
Tim Gundrum  -  1,470,000
Dylan Linde  -  1,390,000
Royce Matheson  -  1,275,000
James VanZant  -  1,075,000
Michael Partipilo  -  1,040,000
Lytle Allen  -  1,000,000
Mukul Pahuja  -  1,000,000
David McGowan  -  895,000
Jerry Payne  -  860,000
Andros Ioakimides  -  815,000
Michael Amato  -  640,000
Mike Parisi  -  290,000
Damon Chittenden  -  230,000
Chad Martin  -  140,000