PokerStars Festival New Jersey has seen two starting flights come and go, and it's time for everyone to get together under one roof to compete for the first time in the tournament, as Day 2 is set to begin at 11 a.m. local time with 70 runners.
Ruben Costa, who topped Day 1a with a stack of 222,500, is the man to catch for the moment. Others entering Day 2 with hefty stacks include John Gulino (196,700), Ryan Hohner (157,300), New Jersey regulated online market whiz Michael Gagliano (144,900), Dan Howe (138.900), and Survivor star Tyson Apostol (135,200).
Team PokerStars will also be represented, as Randy Lew, Victor Ramdin, and Barry Greenstein will all take to the felt when cards are in the air at 11 a.m. local time.
The schedule as of now calls for another 10 levels of play, each lasting one hour. There will be an 80-minute dinner break after the sixth level, so there's another grueling day of poker ahead. Blinds will begin at Level 11 (800/1,600/200). Keep an eye here throughout the day for all of the live updates.