It is time for the players to go on their 90-minute dinner break. If you are just now joining us, here’s what you missed in Level 8.
Barry Greenstein busted early in the level. His wasn’t able to catch up with the of Brian Pinkus, making Greenstein one of the many Day 2 causalities.
Another one of the players knocked out in this level was last year’s 10th place finisher Gaelle Baumann. Baumann ended the Day 2a/b last year as the chip leader, but she won’t be able to do that this year, as her couldn't beat the of her opponent.
Greg Merson has continued to build up a huge stack in his title defense here today, as he is up to over 220,000. He got a good portion of that when he knocked out Wilfried Harig, who he also knocked out of the Main Event last year in 15th place.
Lastly, the chip lead has been traded back and forth between Raj Vohra and Sergio Castelluccio throughout the level. Vohra took it earlier when his tens knocked out a player who had ace-queen, then Castelluccio took it right back a few hands later. At the moment, it looks like Vohra has the lead as we go to dinner, as he is sitting on 355,000.
Play will resume at 8:15 p.m. local time, and while you wait, check out the WAG Diaries video below with Sam Trickett and Natasha Sandhu.