Only 31 players remain out of 2,350 entrants after 32 levels of play in Event #26: $888 CRAZY EIGHTS No Limit Hold'em 8-Handed. The biggest stack was bagged by Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia from Venezuela, with Romanian Alexandru Papazian and Bulgarian Bahar Musa not far behind, all with over 4 million chips.
While all of the remaining 31 players already have $6,345 locked up, the majority of the $1,982,640 prize pool will be given out at the final table tomorrow, including the $241,128 first-place prize which comes with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet.
Among the notables to make Day 2 was Ian Matakis, who won a WSOP Circuit Ring on GGPoker earlier this year, Patrick Mahoney, Swede Simon Lofberg, and poker streamer Denys Chufarin.
Event #26 Day 1 Top Ten Chips
|1||Eugenio "Ausetep_255" Pernia||Venezuela||4,953,264|
|3||Bahar "reallyeasy" Musa||Bulgaria||4,106,684|
|4||Cristian "Peitodeperu" Nagaki||Peru||3,302,121|
|5||Danilo "Olag" Gomes||Brazil||2,785,192|
|7||Ian "potamophobia" Matakis||USA||2,621,198|
|8||Aleksey "somebody444" Churbanov||Russian Federation||2,619,776|
|9||Marat "MOB17111" Begenov||Kazakhstan||2,586,464|
|10||Patrick "CocoTheDog" Mahoney||USA||2,570,639|
Day 2 action for Event #26 picks up on Sept. 6 at 9 a.m. EST, and PokerNews will be there to follow it to the end as they play down to a bracelet winner.