Day 2 of the WSOP US$10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship was brought to an end, with only 14 players remaining in the competition for the title and the World Series of Poker gold bracelet. Currently, it is Daniel Zack who holds the chip lead over the rest of the players, with a good lead to Matt Szymaszek who ended Day 2 of the event second in chips.
The Event #52 of this year’s edition of the series kicked off on June 25th at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. The $10,000 buy-in event gathered a player field of 114 entries who accounted for a total prize pool worth $1,071,600. The players had a 50,000-chip stack to start within 500/1,000 limits, with three gaming days available.
The overall number of entries was reduced from 114 to only 43 at the end of the first day of the event, with Michael Moore leading the pack with 268,500 in chips. Day 1 of the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship saw plenty of action, with popular poker professionals such as Daniel Negreanu, Joe McKeehen, Erik Siedel and James Obst among the players who got eliminated. The second day of the event started peacefully, with the 43 remaining players returning to the Amazon room to resume playing.
Day 3 Set to Go Underway in A Few Hours
Day 3 of the event is set to go underway in a few hours, with Daniel Zack being on top of the list with the last 14 players. The young American player has already made a number of appearances at some World Series of Poker events, with his total WSOP earnings amount to $440,000. His total live winnings are currently estimated to $612,390 with his largest live cash of $208,725 generated by him ranking on the 7th position in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic $10,400 Main Event.
In fact, Zack had managed to hold an above average chip count for most of the day, with his chip count being around 500,000 at the time when the final level of Day 2 play began. He is to now try and capture his first WSOP bracelet, and him winning the $10,000 Limit Hold’em Championship event seems to be only a matter of time as he is to start Day 3 with the largest chip stack of 1,217,000.
In fact, the chip stack of Daniel Zack is more than two times bigger than the one of Matt Szymaszek, who is currently second with 561,000 in chips. Nick Schulman is third with 499,000, followed by Anthony Zinno with 493,000. Still, there is plenty of action left into the final day, with every one of the remaining 14 players having their eyes on the largest chunk of the prize pool – the $292,222 first-place prize.
All of the players who remain in the competition are to finish in the money, as the bubble was already burst, with Ray Hanson becoming the player who won the shortest stack in the tournament.