Day 2 of the Playground1000 has come to a close after 8 levels of play, and from a field that included 867 total entries, there were 132 players who managed to find a bag for Day 3. The top 100 in the event will secure themselves a payout, with a massive $200,000 reserved for the eventual tournament champion. Prize-pool and payout information available here.
Leading the way into Day 3 is Carlos Gerones, who took over the top spot on the leaderboard early in Day 2 and never let go – he will return to the felts with 2,304,000 in chips tomorrow. David Guay (1,950,000) has the second biggest count after an apparent punt from a table-mate in the last level of play saw him skyrocket to nearly 2 million chips. Other big stacks include Matthew Wilkins (1,681,000), Fakher Alizai (1,586,000) and Kevin Rivest (1,483,000). The full list of player-reported chip counts will be released in a few moments in addition to the seating draw for Day 3, once the tournament staff has processed all the bags.
Day 3 action begins at 1pm sharp, and will play through another 8 full levels of 60 minutes each. You can follow updates and photos throughout the event via our own Playground Poker Blog, or by visiting the PokerNews live updates.
See you tomorrow!