At the start of Day 2 of the Genting Poker Series Stoke Main Event there were 147 players remaining, each of them sharing the common goal of making it through to Day 3 where the serious money would start to be paid out. Over the course of the day all but 19 of the starting crowd had been eliminated; each of those now guaranteed at least £950 for their efforts but by the time play comes to a close later todayone of them will have won the £46,550 first place prize.
Leading the way going into the penultimate day's play is Yiu Chung who bagged up 1,600,000 chips at the close of play on Day 2. Chung recently cashed in the £200 buy-in MegaStack Manchester event where he was paid £300 for his ninth place finish. He is now in pole position to top his best ever cash of $2,258 that he was awarded for his fifth place finish in a 2009 APPT Macau side event.
Also well chipped up are the likes of Simon Deadman who will start the day armed with 1,482,000 precous ceramic discs. Chung, Deadman and Steve Warburton (1,339,000) are the only players to break through the one million chip barrier though Poker Encore's Karl Mahrenholz (966,500) and Peter Astley (903,000) and not too far behind either.
Play resumes 1:00 pm today and will continue until a champion has been crowned Genting Poker Series Stoke Main Event champion.
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