Dan Kelly Takes Huge Lead Into Final Day of $1,500 Limit Hold'em
Dan Kelly will return for Day 3 as the chip leader, having bagged up an impressive 734,000 in chips. His quiet demeanor coupled with a relentless focus helped him pick up those extra bets whenever possible and saw his stack steadily grow throughout the day.
Hoping to slow down Kelly will be David Chiu in second place, who finished on 473,000, and Sean Berrios with 373,000 in third.
Out of a starting field of 657 on Day 1, a total of 118 would return at the start of the Day 2. By the end of 10 levels of play, the official final table was set in the very last hand of the night as Steven Wolansky was eliminated by Brandon Shack-Harris to leave Shack-Harris on 269,000.
The money bubble was the first significant obstacle for the remaining players to overcome today, and with 72 places getting paid it fell to Ben Yu to be the bubble boy at the start of the third level of play to give the rest of the room a reason for a small round of applause as they were guaranteed a return on their investment of at least $2,501.
Those who didn’t make it through included Daniel Negreanu, Antonio Esfandiari, Terrence Chan, Berry Johnston, and Mike Leah.
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