Gordon Wilcox takes huge chip lead into Day 3 of Foxwoods main event
August 26, 2018 (Mashantucket, CT) - From a starting field of 507 entries, just eight players remain as Day 2 comes to a close.
to a huge pot during the last ten minutes of the night, Gordon Wilcox
(pictured) will bring the big stack into the event's final day. Wilcox
bagged up 4,965,000, giving him more than 124 big blinds at the Day 3
World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event ring winner Dylan Wilkerson
comes into final the day with the second biggest stack and is looking to
add a third main event ring to his collection. Justin Carey who won
Event 6 ($18,313) for his first ring earlier this week is looking for
his second as well as Jason Bolton.
Here's the final lineup:
Seat 1: Jason Bolton - 3,280,000 (82 bb)
Seat 2: Sean Kelly - 480,000 (12 bb)
Seat 3: Manny Okrah - 910,000 (23 bb)
Seat 4: Justin Carey - 565,000 (14 bb)
Seat 5: Daniel Chalifour - 1,465,000 (37 bb)
Seat 6: Dylan Wilkerson - 3,535,000 (88 bb)
Seat 7: Giuliano Lentini - 405,000 (10 bb)
Seat 8: Gordon Wilcox - 4,965,000 (124 bb)
day began with Michael Cohen sitting atop the counts. Hometown hero
Zach Donovan had the second biggest stack. Other familiar faces near the
top were up and comer Stephen Song, Nicholas Pupillo and Carlo
Sciannameo. Pupillo parlayed his big stack into a 14th place finish
The list of those who fell during Day 2 is a long one littered with, ring winners, and other tournament poker standouts.
bubble arrived during the third level of the day, with final tablist
Dan Chalifour doing the dirty work to burst the bubble when he flopped a
full house with pocket sevens to eliminate his opponent. That departure
left the 54 remaining players in the money.
of those who cashed but did not last the night include past champion
Sam Taylor, Ryan Chua, Frank Marasco, Matthew Zola, and six time ring
winner Roland Israelashvili.
Howeth made the final table but ran pocket tens into Gordon Wilcox’s
pocket aces to bust in tenth place ($12,659) with less than ten minutes
to go in the night.
Deloge also made the final table but busted in ninth place ($15,750)
with less than two minutes left in the night. Deloge flopped two-pair
but was no good against Dylan Wilkerson’s turned flush.
eight players who did survive the long day will return to action on
Monday to play down to a winner. Blinds will be 20,000/40,000 with a
5,000 ante when play resumes, putting the average stack at a lofty 49
left is guaranteed to earn at least $19,657 but there's much more to
play for than that. The winner will collect the series' most desirable
ring and the top payout of $169,052. On top of that, the tournament’s
winner earns a berth in the prestigious Global Casino Championship where
they’ll compete for a WSOP bracelet.
Day 3 begins at 12 PM local time with updates here throughout.
Relive the Day 2 action with the live updates