CHAMPIONSHIP: Day 2 Underway

$5,300 Championship NLH $10 Million Guaranteed (Re-Entry)
Level 14: 1,000/2,000/300 ante

All starting flights are in the books and players are returning to the ballroom at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino to continue the battle. The tournament drew 1,499 players and just 478 of them survived to bag chips at the end of their day. Only 300 of them will make the money to earn part of the $10 Million prize pool.

Poker pro Jared Jaffee begins the day holding the chip lead with several big names not far behind. David Williams, Marvin Rettenmaier, and Joe Kuether are just a few of the top players in contention at the start of the day.

Five WSOP November Niners are also among the leaders. Ben Lamb, John Racener, Kevin Schaffel, Chino Rheem, and John Dolan each made it through their starting day with a chance to win the Championship. Two former WPT Player of the Year winners will also return today. Both Matt Salsberg and Faraz Jaka bagged up chips on Day 1 and they are looking to add to their already impressive résumés.

It wasn’t a good Day 1 for another WPT Player of the Year when Andy Frankenberger was eliminated late last night. Other top players falling short on Day 1 were WSOP bracelet winners Chance Kornuth and Marsha Wolak along with former WSOP Main Event Champion Jamie Gold.

The returning players have taken their seats as they try to make it into the money and advance to Day 3. They will battle each other over ten levels of play before the survivors bag up their chips and come back tomorrow for more action.

Top Ten Stacks:

Jared Jaffee – 462,800
David Farber – 364,100
Oleg Titov – 343,500
Sujay Dalal – 302,200
Robert Park – 292,900
David Williams – 276,600
Ben Lamb – 275,700
John Dolan – 272,900
Shawn Cunix – 270,100
Roderic Boling – 263,100


Joe Kuether – 262,200
Marvin Rettenmaier – 256,600
Eric Panayitou – 254,000
Mike Leah – 213,600
Kevin Schaffel – 208,700
Bob “Uncle Krunk” Panitch – 198,300
Dan Fuhs – 194,800
Joe Serock – 187,500
John Racener – 187,000
Brian Hastings – 184,000

Jared Jaffee
Jared Jaffee