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Raphael Duval Takes the Chip Lead after $220 partypoker Grand Prix Canada Day 2

Day 2 of the $220 partypoker Grand Prix Canada was full of twists and turns, after the packed field of 333 players was sharply reduced to only 25 and Raphael Duval was the player to bag the most significant stack of chips.

The event attracted 3,746 poker players to struggle for the biggest chunk of the solid prize pool of CAD$1 million. partypoker Grand Prix Canada is currently under way at the renown Canadian poker room Playground Poker Club in Kahnawake, Quebec. The partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada is running for a third time and it is played as part of the World Cup of Cards.

Day 2 of the event welcomed 333 players, but only 25 managed to survive in the poker battle. The remaining players are all guaranteed to pocket at least $2,000 cash prize, but the question is who will be the player to take the biggest slice of the pie.

Currently, it seems that Raphael Duval is the pretender in the most favorable position, as he managed to accumulate a total of 22,165,000 chips by the time the clock announced the end of the scheduled levels for Day 2. This rocketed him immediately in the 1st position. Today, 21st August, the player will return to the poker tables, aiming to multiply the number of his chips and conquer the first prize.

Duval started to steadily march to the first position from the moment the cards were thrown in the air on Day 2 of the event. During the course of the game, the player did not step aside from his dominant position even for a second. Anatoly Zharnitsky appeared to be the second in chips, holding 18,365,000. Matthew Wilkins had the third largest stack by the end of Day 2, holding 10,650,000. These were the top 3 players after the Day 2 of the event, who were holding stacks of chips worth more than 10,000,000.

Here it is interesting to note that Cassidy Battikha, who managed to win the biggest prize money from the previous session of the same partypoker LIVE Grand Prix Canada in May 2017, could not manage to secure one more title. The player demonstrated an immaculate strategy at the poker field, vying for a second first prize, but his stack of chips was significantly melted by the other players. Hence, Battikha raked only $1,100 to console himself with, entering the list of the first 60 players.

The remaining 25 survivors will take their seats at the poker tables today at 1 pm local time, announcing the name of the winner. As mentioned above, all the remaining hopefuls will bag a cash prize, but it is yet to become clear who will be the champion.