Day 2 of the World Series of Poker Circuit Main Event at Harrah’s Rincon ended with only 11 players remaining. The event ended after over 12 hours of play. Freddy Deeb clocking in at a whopping 1.1 million and has bagged the most chips. This is a feeling that Deeb is used to. he won the WSOPC Main Event at the Bicycle Casino in January. in just three months, he is now setting himself up for an improbable second Main Event title. Deeb would be the first player to win two main events in the same season, if he able to finish it off.
Joe Kuether is close behind Deed and he is looking to accomplish quite an impressive feat. Kuether is looking for his second main-event final table in a row. He finished seventh in the WSOPC Main Event at Caesars Palace.
Deeb got a big double-up against Brandon Cantu earlier in the day and set himself up for this run. at the time, Cantu was the chip leader but was not able to hang onto it after this hand. before Cantu rose to 31,000 on the button, Deeb limped in the cutoff. Deeb made the call and this is when action folded back around him. Deeb checked to Cantu who fired out 36,000. Deeb opted to call. After that, Deeb stacked out some chips and led into Cantu for 60,000. Deeb was quickly moved all in by Cantu and Deeb made the call. Deeb avoided the redraw on the river and had spiked a set on the turn.
The play started with 156 players but only 36 were able to walk away with money in their pockets. Scott Clements, Gavin Smith, Joe Tehan, bubble boy Allen Carter, Ray Henson, Bryan Devonshire, Gavin Griffin and David “ODB” Baker are among the players who did not make the money.
David Levi, Matt Salsberg, Eric Baldwin, Matthew Chang are Alex Masek are some of the players who made the money, but were not able to survive the day. Baldwin was eliminated in brutal kings versus aces preflop cooler with two tables left.
There are still few of them are familiar faces to the Circuit and they are still in contention. Brandon Cantu (335,000) is also still kicking, fresh off a win in a $1,000 buy in prelim event here at Harrah’s Rincon. Ty Spires (896,000) is still alive, looking to top his third place finish in the main event at the Bike in January.
At the end of the Day 2 the chip counts were – Freddy Deeb-1,100,000; Joe Kuether-1,017,000; Ty Spires-897,000; Ryan Gentry-759,000; Raymond Dandrea-582,000; Stephen Plache-543,000; David Funkhause-528,000; Brandon Cantu-335,000; Chris Cronin-323,000; Ryan Buckholtz-294,000 and Chris Bratene-128,000
On Day 3, the final 11 players will begin their charge to the last man standing. Play will kick off at 1200 PDT (2000 BST).