Captain Tom Franklin Takes Control
Play has come to an end on Day 2 in Event #16: $1,500 Limit 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball. After 10 levels of action, only eight runners remain. Captain Tom Franklin ended the night with the chip lead bagging up 436,000. Close on his heels is David Bell with just 10,000 fewer chips.
Captain Tom will be looking for his second career World Series of Poker bracelet. Franklin won a $2,500 Limit Omaha event in 1999. He has has 39 cashes at the WSOP and over $1,000,000 in career earnings.
Still in the hunt for a bracelet are Vladimir Shchemelev, Todd Bui, Kevin Iacofano, Aaron Steury, David Gee, and the shortest stack Ismael Bojang who is on life support with less than one big bet.
Day 2 began with 54 hopefuls seeking WSOP gold. Only 36 of the remaining players would make the money and it did not take long to narrow down the field. Some players falling short of a cash were Jason Mercier, David Baker, Joseph Cheong, Jason Mercier, Ronit Chamani, Cathy Dever, and Nacho Barbero.
Those fortunate to bust with some conciliation included Day 1 chip leader Mike Leah, Dan Smith, Stephen Chidwick, Daniel Idema, Dan Kelly, Andrey Zaichenko, Todd Brunson, and Layne Flack.
Join us on Saturday for Day 3 action where we will crown a champion. Play will resume at 2 P.M in the gold section of the Amazon room. Follow along with PokerNews for all the day’s big hands and bust outs.