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Brian Altman Vies Second World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event Title

Poker is not all about gambling, but a popular pastime and a way to unwind after an exhausting day at work. The opportunity to win nice is the adrenaline-pumping factor that entices both recreational and professional players. Following a partnership with the Seminole Tribe, Seminole Casino Coconut Creek is currently playing host to World Series of Poker Circuit (WSOPC). The series turned out to be a huge success not only for the participating players, but also for the circuit stop itself.

The long-anticipated Main Event highlighted the series. A total of 827 players ponied up the $1,675 entry fee, creating a total prize pool of $1,240,500. The event is currently in full swing and there are only 15 players, who managed to navigate their way through the stacked field to fight for a place at the final table. The remaining players will compete for the lion’s share of the prize pool and the title.

Day 2 of the event started at noon on Sunday and 155 players returned to the poker arena in search of poker glory. After the money bubble burst, the number of players melted quite fast. A number of poker notables were denied the chance to fight for the trophy. By the time the clock announced the end of Day 2, the dream was over for 140 players. However, some of them were awarded a juicy consolation prize, as the prize pool will be distributed among the top 90 finishers.

Brian Altman Bags the Chip Lead

The heated race for the leadership ended with Brian Altman bagging a staggering amount of 3,215,000 chips. Altman’s nearest competitor, and more precisely Ryan Gianquitti has a stack of 1,820,000 in chips, which is almost two times less in comparison to Altman’s stack. Mike Linster is to enter the final stage of the game as the third biggest stack of chips.

As for the chip leader, he is not a stranger to the poker field. Altman has a bankroll of over $2 million with a best live cash of $723,008. In addition to that, Altman managed to snare his first Circuit Main Event title last April. The player managed to steal the trophy from the Canadian poker pro Erik Lemarquand at Casino de Montréal.

Despite his commanding chip advantage, the chip leader still has stiff competition to deal with. Richard Whitebrook currently sits on the shortest stack, but there is still a ray of hope for the players with the short stacks. The competition will be fierce as the grand prize of $241,898, a seat into the 2018 Global Casino Championship and the Casino Champion title are up for grabs. On Monday at noon, players will return to the poker felt to play down to a winner.