The massive 1,444-strong WSOP International Circuit Opening Event field has been whittled down to just nine players, all vying for the lions share of the $649,800 prize pool and the gold ring. In addition to the desirable piece of jewelry, the winner will also walk away with the $112,171 top prize.
With the elimination of Stan L., who went with his king-ten on a five-high board and ran into a flush against Jun Wang, to depart in 10th place, the Final Table is now set. Leading the way is in-fact Wang with an impressive stack of 5,425,000.
The day started with 227 players returning all with their eyes on firstly cashing before making their run to the final table. The bubble burst midway through the day when Sean Robinson took out his opponent with his pocket jacks against pocket queens when a jack spiked on the river to guarantee everyone a collect of $870.
Play then eased through the night until the event reached its final 24 players who re-drew for seats. Then, after just over nine hours of play, it took just over an hour to eliminate 14 runners to conclude proceedings for the evening.
Some notable players to make the money throughout the day include; Eric Assadourian (151st), Todor Kondevski (133rd), Sam Capra (120th), Peco Stojanovski (52nd) and Ali Khouiss (23rd).
The final nine players will return on Sunday, 2nd December, at 4pm local time in the poker room at The Star to resume play at the feature table. If the Day 2 action was any indication of what’s in store there should be some scintillating poker left to be played out at the Final Table and PokerNews live reporting team will be on hand to bring you all the action.
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