Big Chip Lead for Spinella Just a Few Spots from the Money
Welcome back for Day 2 of Event #10: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em / Six Handed here at the 2011 World Series of Poker. The massive field of 1,920 has been cut down to just 188 players after Day 1 took place on Monday, and the remaining field will return just eight spots away from the money. Leading the way into Day 2 is Anthony Spinella with 223,000.
Spinella is the only player to eclipse the 200,000-chip mark on Day 1 and a handful of players follow behind him with six-figure stacks. The man is second place is a bracelet winner from last year, Ryan Welch. He has 156,300 in chips coming into Day 2. Bryan Colin sits in third with 128,100.
Two Team PokerStars Pros return for Day 2 and they are Nacho Barbero and Victor Ramdin. We've also got Amit Makhija, Zach Clark, Alex Kamberis, Matt Stout and Mohsin Charania still in the field and looking for a deep run. That second group of players all have healthy stacks, but as always the case, not everyone can be so fortunate.
Stefan Hendrickx, Darren Elias, Robert Williamson III and Kent Paton are all coming into Tuesday with under 10,000 in chips. They'll have the sratch and claw their way to the money if they want to see a return on their investment, but we all know anything can happen in poker. Just recently in Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em, Maria Ho came from second-to-last in chips on Day 3 with 42 players left to take second place and over $540,000 in prize money. These four players will surely be hoping for much of the same run good here in this event.
Play kicks off at 2:30 PM PT here in Las Vegas at the Rio. We invite everyone to come on down and watch the amazing poker action going on day in and day out, but if you can't make it down in person, PokerNews is your best bet for all your WSOP coverage! Stay tuned for Day 2 and check out the June 7th WSOP update from our very own Sarah Grant, she's got the scoop on it all.