Saturday, June 13, 2015 4:27 AM Local Time
Aaron Wallace Leads the Way After End of Day 2
Day 2 chip leader, Aaron Wallace
In what was the largest live non Hold'Em poker tournament in history, 129 of the original 1,293 entrants started play today already knowing that they were in the money. Only 16 would still be standing when play concluded at a little after 1 a.m. local time. Aaron Wallace ended the day with the chip lead with 753,000 in chips and is followed closely by Marko Neumann who who will bring forward a stack of 657,000 when play resumes later this afternoon. Rounding out the top three is Balazs Somodi who bagged 602,000.
Others that are advancing on to the third day of play are Julian Galvan (602,000), Chase Steely (519,000), and Mark Johnson (280,000) who hit a one-outer earlier in the evening to keep his tournament hopes alive.
Those that would come up short today include World Series of Poker Main Event Champion Greg Merson who finished 29th and the day 1 chip leader Mo Khan who would cool off and finish in 22nd place. Jacob Bazeley would also fall before the end of the night when he was knocked out in 20th place. Then there was the tale of Ramlal Basdeo who came all the way from Trinidad and Tobago and survived to finish in 48th place with a smile on his face.
Play will resume at 1 p.m. later today in the Amazon Room and wsop.com will be there to bring you all the exciting Pot-Limit Omaha action. Make sure to tune in to see who takes down the prestigious WSOP bracelet and $226,985 first place prize.