WSOP Event 2 Field Thinning, 54 Remain In Poker Player’s Championship

May 30th, 2010 – by Glen Farmer

The second event of the World Series Of Poker, the first open event, has been underway for two days. The Poker Player’s Championship, a mixed game $50,000 buy-in event with eight different poker variants built into one, promised excitement before the games even began. With several professional players already felted and many more big names battling for the bracelet, the promise of excitement has not only come true, but is set to continue to the third day.

Going into day three of the Poker Player’s Championship, a few big names are in the top ten. Andy Block holds second place, holding 716,500 chips. Nick Schulman is a few steps behind with a chip stack of 683,000.

Further down the line lies some of the biggest names in the business. Phil Ivey ,perhaps the most watched player in the 2010 World Series of Poker, is standing on a 324,500 chip stack. This settled Ivey in 27th place.

Chris Ferguson, John Juanda, Doyle Brunson, and Jeffrey Lisandro also remain with varying chip stacks. Daniel Negreanu, Mike Matusow, Patrik Antonius, Tony G, and Tom Dwan are amongst some of the biggest names to have already been felted in the Player’s Championship. Phil Hellmuth has also hit the rail, having been felted by Ferguson’s kings to Hellmuth’s sixes.

The third event has also began, and 276 players remain out of a field of 2601 entries from Day A1. This event, one of the reduced buy-in Texas Hold ’em tournaments, cost only $1,000 to enter and could very well financially prepare many players for the events to come.

There are still several USA online poker rooms holding satellites to the main event of the 41st Annual World Series of Poker, so the less affluent of casual players still have a chance to enter the biggest poker tournament in the world for a reduced buy-in.

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