After almost 12 hours of play on Day 2 in Event #66: $1,000 Mini Main Event No-Limit Hold'em with a returning field of 478 all chasing WSOP glory, only five remained in the hunt for the illustrious gold bracelet.
Romanian player Cosmin Joldis has a commanding lead at the final table, starting at 2 p.m. today in Bally's Event Center. Each player has already guaranteed themselves a payout of at least $158,488, with the first-place prize of $593,985 paired with the coveted WSOP gold bracelet awaiting the eventual winner.
Event #66: $1,000 Mini Main Event Final Table Chip Counts
|Seat||Player||Chip Count||Big Blinds|
|4||Young Sik Eum||33,500,000||11|
A few notables who busted earlier on Day 2 included five-time bracelet winner Allen Cunningham, two-time bracelet winner Steven Wolansky, and Women in Poker Hall of Famer Kathy Liebert. Five-time bracelet winner Shaun Deeb also made a deep run but was knocked out in 18th place ($23,148) when Theodore Lee's pocket nines beat his ace-three offsuit.
Play will resume today at Level 42 with blinds of 1,500,000/3,000,000 with a big blind ante of 3,000,000. There will be a 15-minute break every four levels until a winner is crowned.
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