Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
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The Race to the Final Table on Day 2 of Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

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Joao Vieira
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During the third week of the 2021 World Series of Poker, mixed game specialists can showcase their talents in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship. The first tournament day attracted a field of 86 players of which 42 advanced and the late registration remains open until the cards are back in the air at 2pm local time in the Amazon Gold section.

Jose Ignacio "Nacho" Barbero leads the field into Day 2 with a massive stack of 425,500 after knocking out Jared Bleznick very late on Day 1. There is already a significant gap to Joao Vieira (250,000) and Christopher Claassen (224,000), who occupy the last two spots on the overnight podium.

Other well-known players with big stacks include Mike Gorodinsky, David Benyamine, Nathan Gamble, and Ray Henson.

Top 10 Chip Counts Day 1 in Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

PositionPlayerCountryChip Count
1Nacho BarberoArgentina425,500
2Joao VieiraPortugal250,000
3Christopher ClaassenUnited States224,000
4Mike GorodinskyUnited States221,500
5David BenyamineFrance217,000
6Nathan GambleUnited States206,500
7Ray HensonUnited States185,500
8Chris VitchUnited States184,000
9Chip JettUnited States171,000
10Brett RicheyUnited States164,000

Six-time WSOP champion and GGPoker Ambassador Daniel Negreanu entered late and advanced with 153,500 as well.

In the meanwhile, Adam Friedman is seeking an unprecedented third consecutive WSOP gold bracelet in this very event after his victories in 2018 and 2019. He will be returning with a stack of 97,500, which is not far away from the average with half the field remaining.

The mixed game contest with 20 different poker variants will be playing 90-minute levels as of Day 2 and seven of them are scheduled for the penultimate tournament day. Cards will be in the air at 2pm local time at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino.

The PokerNews live reporting team will be on the floor to provide all the action until a winner has been crowned.

Tags: Adam FriedmanChristopher ClaassenDaniel NegreanuDavid BenyamineJoao VieiraMike GorodinskyNacho BarberoNathan GambleRay Henson

Day 2 Seat Draw Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship

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ROOMTABLESEATPlayerCountryChips
Amazon4031Nathan GambleUnited States206,500
Amazon4032Allan LeUnited States55,000
Amazon4034Yehuda BuchalterUnited States61,000
Amazon4036Robert MizrachiUnited States137,000
      
Amazon4041Roland IsraelashviliUnited States50,000
Amazon4042Ray HensonUnited States185,500
Amazon4043Matt SzymaszekUnited States52,000
Amazon4044Carol FuchsUnited States77,000
Amazon4046Chip JettUnited States171,000
      
Amazon4051Adam FriedmanUnited States97,500
Amazon4054Nick SchulmanUnited States85,000
Amazon4055Jake SchwartzUnited States134,000
Amazon4056Christopher ClaassenUnited States224,000
      
Amazon4061Aditya PrasetyoUnited States123,500
Amazon4062Johannes BeckerGermany68,000
Amazon4063Chris VitchUnited States184,000
Amazon4064Noah BronsteinUnited States26,000
Amazon4066Andrew KelsallUnited States132,000
      
Amazon4121Mike MatusowUnited States54,000
Amazon4123Yueqi ZhuUnited States25,000
Amazon4125Jack RiceUnited States97,000
Amazon4126Sorel MizziCanada65,500
      
Amazon4131Tony HartmannUnited States118,000
Amazon4132Dylan LindeUnited States77,500
Amazon4134Anatolii ZyrinRussia96,000
Amazon4136Joao VieiraPortugal250,000
      
Amazon4142David "ODB" BakerUnited States88,500
Amazon4143Bryan MiconUnited States111,500
Amazon4144Daniel NegreanuCanada153,500
Amazon4146Benny GlaserUnited Kingdom147,000
      
Amazon4191Mike GorodinskyUnited States221,500
Amazon4192Nacho BarberoArgentina425,500
Amazon4193David BenyamineFrance217,000
Amazon4195Yuval BronshteinIsrael135,000
Amazon4196Eric KurtzmanUnited States157,500
      
Amazon4202Felipe RamosBrazil73,000
Amazon4203Ismael BojangAustria38,000
Amazon4204Brett RicheyUnited States164,000
Amazon4206Anthony ZinnoUnited States130,000
      
Amazon4211Scott SeiverUnited States80,500
Amazon4214Matt GlantzUnited States117,500
Amazon4215Ryan MillerUnited States52,500
Event #36: $10,000 Dealer's Choice Championship
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