Kirk Morrison Leads $50k Poker Player's Championship After Day 2Published on 2010-05-30 15:42:00
The prestigious $50,000 Poker Player's Championship (Event #2) at the 2010 World Series of Poker has now been paused after completing two full days of play.
Kirk Morrison (741,000) and Andy Bloch (716,500) are leading the event heading into Day 3 on Sunday. Other players who have done well so far include Mikael Thuritz (697,500), Nick Schulman (683,000) and Erik Sagstrom (656,000).
Of the 116 players that registered to play in the event, less than half (54) are still alive. Phil Hellmuth, Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius are just a few of the names who have hit the rail so far.
The winner of this event will take home about $1.56 million as well as the Chip Reese Memorial Trophy. The runner-up will receive $963,375, while the third place finisher will be paid about $600k. The top 16 spots will pay out a minimum of $98,330.
Some of the big names who are still alive in this event after Day 2 include:
Chris "Jesus" Ferguson - 430,500
Doyle Brunson - 350,000
Phil Ivey - 314,500
Eli Elezra - 44,000
Barry Greenstein - 32,600
The average chip stack right now is about 322k.
Cole South (394,500), Scott Seiver (365,500), Justin Bonomo (151,000) and Sorel Mizzi (36,000) are also still alive heading into Day 3 of the event.
Play in the $50,000 Poker Player's Championship will resume at 3 pm on Sunday afternoon.
In addition to Day 3 of the $50k Poker Player's Championship taking place on Sunday, we'll also see Event #4 ($1,500 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better) get under way, as well as Day 1b of the $1k No Limit Hold'em event (Event #3).
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