Two starting flights are down for the 2018 WPT RRPO Championship and we are set for the start of Day 2. The $2,000,000 Guarantee Championship drew 898 entries to push the prize pool up to nearly $2.9 million and 333 players return today for the restart.
The first order of business will be playing into the money with 113 of them getting paid. The day will last ten full hour-long levels before they bag up once again for Day 3 tomorrow afternoon.
Five of our six former RRPO champions made it through including defending champ Michael Newman. Victor Figueroa (2012), Matt Waxman (2013), Jacob Bazeley (2014), and Chris Bolek (2015) will also be in the Day 2 field.
Mazen Abdallah leads the restart with 469,500 as the only player over 400K. Tony Sinishtaj (2017 WPT SHRP Showdown Champion) returns with the third biggest stack with other notables Lucas Braga, Ryan Hughes, Vinny Pahuja, Nick Yunis, and Nagui Yassa also sporting top counts for Day 2.
Cards go in the air at noon and we will be here all day with the updates.
Top ten returning stacks:
- Mazen Abdallah – 469,500 (313 bb)
- Ajay Gnanasabambanthank – 364,500 (243 bb)
- Tony Sinishtaj – 318,500 (212 bb)
- Lucas Braga – 312,500 (208 bb)
- Ryan Hughes – 278,500 (186 bb)
- Erkut Yilmaz – 266,000 (177 bb)
- Caufman Talley – 265,000 (177 bb)
- Vinny Pahuja – 263,500 (176 bb)
- Nick Yunis – 261,000 (174 bb)
- Nagui Yassa – 258,500 (172 bb)