Without the need for hand-for-hand play, the money bubble has come and gone. All remaining 294 players are guaranteed a minimum of $2,248. Of course, they are all shooting for the first place prize of $428,423 and the prestigious WSOP gold bracelet.
With about 55,000 in the pot and the board reading Daniel Zack was in the big blind and checked. Melissa Gillett was in middle position and moved all in for 22,500. Zack tanked for about four and a half minutes before a clock was called. With his time running down, Zack called and Gillett tabled for a full house. Zack's cards hit the muck and he is now very short with the bubble looming.
Welcome to Day 2 of Event #66: $1,500 No-Limit Hold’em where Tommy Tran begins play as the chip leader with 187,100.
Tran leads a returning field of 308 players, and with 294 players set to get paid the money bubble is just fourteen players away. That will be the first order of business of the day. Akin Tuna is second in chips with 182,800. Rounding out the top three stacks is Luke Marsh from the United Kingdom with 178,300.
There were 1,956 entries on Day 1, generating a prize pool of $2,640,600. A min-cash for those surviving the bubble will be worth $2,248, with the eventual winner set to receive $428,423 along with a coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Some of the notables still in the hunt include Kenny Hallaert, Ben Yu, Christian Harder,Dutch Boyd, John Racener, Darren Elias, and Brian Hastings.
Cards are in the air at 12 p.m. in the Pavilion black section with a scheduled 10 ½ levels of play. There will be a 15-minute break every two levels and a one-hour dinner break after Level 6.
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