It has been one helluva day in the Amazon Room here at the Rio!
The second day of WSOP Event #10 was frenetic, to say the least. Right from the word go, the eliminations came thick and fast and the money was reached within 30 minutes of the first level, with Eric Froelich and 2010 WSOP Main Event November Niner Matt Jarvis sharing the bubble boy "honors".
From there, the carnage continued, with the rate of attrition not letting up for a moment until 10 minutes before the players bagged and tagged. Amongst those to have cashed today include Erica Schoenberg, Mark Flowers, Peter Jetten, Grant Hinkle and Greg Mueller, as well as Argentinian Team PokerStars Pro Jose Ignacio Barbero and Friend of PokerStars, Bill Chen.
And after 12 hours of play, we have our final 15 players. Jeffrey Papola (AKA "The Six-Max King") is definitely the odds-on favorite to take it down. Having already won a bracelet in the $5,000 Six Handed No Limit Hold'em event last year (which came off a runner-up finish in the $2,500 version),Papola's on top of the pops with 1,088,000.
Still, the price is nice for Alexander Wice, who's breathing down Papola's neck with 1,013,000 in chips. George Jalkotzy (849,000), Eddie Blumenthal (808,000) and David Vamplew (698,000) round off the top five.
It's anybody's game though, and there's no doubt that we'll be in for a bloodbath come 2.30pm PST tomorrow, so be sure to log on, sign in and keep your browsers locked onto PokerNews for all the action. Until then, it's ciao for now!