Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship

Ruberto, Juanda Bring Big Stacks to Day 2

Can John Juanda capture a sixth bracelet?

Tony Ruberto leads a 66-player field filled with big names as we prepare to begin Day 2 of Event #28: $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship here at the 2014 World Series of Poker. Ruberto's 203,300 is good for a wide lead over second-place John Juanda. The popular pro and five-time bracelet winner hit a straight on the river and got paid off by Dan Shak in a key pot late last night to vault up the counts.

Speaking of popular pros, plenty of standout names charge or limp into Day 2, depending on the state of their stacks. Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari (144,300), Chino Rheem (122,700), Amit Makhija (107,200), Phil Galfond (97,400), Mike "The Mouth" Matusow (94,000), and JC Tran (88,800) were among the healthier stacks making it through. Erik Seidel (68,000), Jason Mercier (51,100), and Phil Ivey (24,500) dragged below-average stacks into the day, though the format of the tournament will ensure they still have plenty of play.

We'll be restarting here at Level 11 (800/1,600) and playing 10 more levels. Because of the way pot-limit hold'em works, antes will never be in play. Each level will be 60 minutes, and players will receive a dinner break at the conclusion of Level 16. Cards will be in the air at 2 p.m. local time, so don't miss any of the action right here on PokerNews.

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