The second day of the sixth event of the 42nd Annual World Series of Poker has officially come to a close! Out of the 130 players who started out today, only 15 will return tomorrow to battle it out for the bracelet and everything that comes with it - the fame, the fortune and, according to the wisdom of one of our cab drivers, "the ecstacy of winnin', yes indeed!"
Naturally, all eyes will be on Matt Matros, as the Long Islander is well on his way to defending his title, bagging up 153,000. However, he's going to have some work to do if he's to catch Bill Davis, who's on top of the pops with 416,000, followed by Tim Chauser (371,000), Sean Nguyen (327,000), Scott Clements (259,000) and Thomas Jamieson (221,000).
The bust-outs were thick and fast right from the word go, with many big names falling by the wayside, including Jennifer Harman, Barry Shulman, Liz Lieu, Chino Rheem, Tom Schneider and Archie Karas, who was unfortunate enough to share the dubious honor of being the "bubble boy" with Jerrod Ankenman, who started Day 2 as the overall chipleader.
There were also plenty others that fell by the wayside, but they did pick up some cash for their trouble, including names like Jonathan Aguiar (61st place), Daniel Ospina (44th place), Jose Nacho Barbero (40th place), Michael "Mr. Hipster" Winnett (32nd place) and JJ Liu (30th place).
Here are the 15 players that will be returning tomorrow to decide the next WSOP champion:
Be sure to join PokerNews once again tomorrow at 2.30pm PST (GMT -7) as we bring you the exciting conclusion to this event. Until then, it's ciao for now!